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.
Paul Melson has been a student and teacher of power vinyasa for over 8 years. He stresses that with proper breathing you can maintain the posture thus building strength in your practice.
Paul's classes offer several options for advanced postures and modifications for beginners. You will learn proper breathing techniques that will also help you deal with everyday situations. Every class is designed to be different but each one will challenge you.
Paul blends the physical practice with a the spiritual side leaving his students with new insight that help them to examine many aspects of their lives. He stresses the importance of leaving the outside world behind and attaching to the experiences of the class.
Paul also owns his own studio, The Yoga Joint in Fort Lauderdale and is considered mentor to many teachers and students alike.
Debra has a way of keeping it real & fun while maintaining the integrity of the practice. She focuses on breath and movement recognizing that proper form and alignment are the best way to prevent injury.
She blends the physical with the spiritual – advising her students that “yoga will change your life whether you want it to or not!” She knows this first hand.
Debra maintains her own regular practice with a variety of teachers and styles so that she can continue to bring innovative ideas and perspective to her students.
What Our Students are Saying:
When I moved to South Florida 5 years ago, I was fortunate to find Rachel after trying several different studios to continue my Yoga practice. I've been practicing with her ever since. Great teacher, great studio. Couldn't be happier. DC-Coral Springs
Thanks for the personal attention you always show in class. I appreciate the help you've given me to improve my yoga. You're the best! FG-Coconut Creek
I have been a student of hot yoga for over 5 years, about 3 years ago I discovered your classes and I've been adjusting my schedule ever since to make it the nights that you are teaching! TE -Coral Springs
...I highly recommend her teaching to anyone who would like to be inspired to live a healthier and more active lifestyle! - EK
...I am willing to challenge myself thanks to her ability to create a safe, fun environment. Taking her classes is now an integral part of my life. I feel lucky to have found such a talented and generous teacher. BJ, Coral Springs
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