Meet the Teachers at Hot Salutations Community Yoga Center
To learn more about Rachel, see our "About Us" page.
Rachel is dedicated to helping her students reach their own fitness goals through her unique style of Hot Vinyasa Flow yoga, and the high standard she sets for instruction at her studio. Nowhere else is that standard of excellence more evident than in the lineup of instructors who call Hot Salutations home.
Rachel is the owner and driving force behind Hot Salutations.
She is a lifelong fitness, health and wellness advocate, an avid marathon runner, distance swimmer and certified spinning instructor. She is known for her boundless energy and genuine desire to help others find their best self through fitness and Yoga.
Amanda Palermo is a hot vinyasa teacher. She loves spending quality time with her son and husband. This includes football on Sunday while her husband makes meatballs and other Italian eats.
She also enjoys reading and loves to practice yoga during her free time. Amanda loves all types of music especially reggae and dance. Amanda loves her Rottweiler and often refers to her 4 year old dog as her second child.
Leah Brinkman is a true yogini at heart!! She loves to dabble in different fitness activities but nothing keeps her grounded like yoga.
Leah loves the combination of sunshine, music, and wine..I guess we call that a festival in south Florida.
Kim has been practicing yoga since 1998. As well as being a Yoga Alliance RYT 200 instructor she is also a professional belly dancer and certified instructor.
She spends her free time reading, biking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and 3 kids. Kim is known for her joyful personality and lively classes.
She has a straight forward way of teaching that is easy and fun, always encouraging her students to honor themselves by making their practice their own and to be grateful in each and everything because life is a gift.
I grew up in Philadelphia. I have always loved sports. I was very active growing up and played baseball up through the collegiate level. After college, I began working in the legal industry and stopped paying attention to my health. By the end of 2010, I knew that I needed to make some changes and to take better care of myself. I decided that I would incorporate yoga into my regular fitness routine.
Very quickly I started to see the benefits that my teachers talked about during class becoming realities in my life. As a lifelong asthma sufferer, I had used inhalers for more than twenty years to regulate my breathing. After only nine months of consistent practice I was able to discontinue using my inhalers completely. I also lost about thirty pounds during my first year of practice. With a lot of encouragement from my teachers, I went to Los Angeles and was certified to teach Bikram Yoga in the fall of 2012. Since then, I have continued to expand my knowledge of Ghosh Lineage Hatha Yoga through various workshops and seminars, and have completed additional Hatha Yoga training with Tony Sanchez in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
I believe strongly that yoga can have tremendous health benefits for anyone willing to practice consistently and with precision.
Born and raised in California, Brandon is the son of a yoga teacher. Beginning at the age of six he was involved in sports of some sort usually football, basketball, or baseball. After college in 2008 yoga provided him the path he would use to help move on from a successful collegiate football career and embrace the uncertainty he would face embarking on that journey. After learning from several teachers and styles (Ashtanga, Bikram, Vinyasa) he decided to further commit to the practice of yoga by teaching others. In 2013 he completed a 200HR Universal yoga teacher training in 2013 at Ayama Yoga in Aventura under the guidance of Mano Ardisonne.
The experience of being an athlete for over a decade combined with a disciplined six year yoga practice serves as the foundation for his teaching style. You can expect a vinyasa style that tones your body and calms your mind. The intention is for students to learn lessons from their disciplined yoga practice and find peace and gratitude in their journey. His vision and goal with teaching is to assist students/yogis along their path of evolution.
Certified RYT200 under Yoga Alliance.