As a wife and mother of 2 young children, Yolanda expanded her interests in wellness to include certifications in Pre/Post Natal Yoga, as well as being trained in the methods of teaching yoga to kids. She is also certified in Buti Yoga and most recently, Sound Healing & Yoga Nidra. As a teacher trainer, her guidance and instruction has helped launch the careers of many NY based yoga teachers. Relocating her family to a warmer climate, Yolanda welcomes a new community of wellness warriors to her newest hot yoga studio. Guiding as many people as possible to their individual health and healing goals is her passion. Nearly 24 years after her first yoga experience, her commitment and focus to share the gifts of yoga practice remain as strong as ever.
Sara fell in love with Yoga while they were stationed in Okinawa, Japan, where she became a RYT 200 hour certified yoga teacher and a Yoga Alliance Certified SUP yoga teacher. Her journey as a yoga teacher began teaching heated Power Yoga, Glow Flow and SUP yoga classes. However, during her training she felt extremely passionate about supporting the health and healing of service members, veterans, and their families through yoga. This passion led her to become a certified Warriors at Ease level 1 and 2 yoga teacher, with a focus in adaptive and trauma based yoga.
Sara has taught online classes for Warriors at Ease as part of their Operation Remote Resilience, and plans to continue to contribute to this amazing non-profit organization in the future. This same passion to support military families like her own led her to become certified in Children’s yoga.
During the pandemic Sara taught predominantly online and in order to heighten her skills in an online environment she earned a certification in teaching Yoga online from The Institute of Yoga Sports Science.
Sara teaches Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin, Restorative, SUP, Adaptive and Trauma based, as well as children’s yoga. She is excited to return to a heated yoga studio, where it all began. Sara truly believes that yoga is for everyone. Her goal as a teacher is to provide an environment where everyone is welcome. No matter where a person is on their journey, her classes provide a place for continued health, healing and growth.
“Teaching is not a job for me, it’s a fun way to interact with students and help them push themselves. I love the energy my students bring to class but most importantly, love to hear how exercise has changed their lives”.
When she isn’t teaching classes, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her Goldendoodle, Booker and cat, Orbit.
Ruth is excited to join the team and hopes you’ll join her for Hot Pilates.
That relationship was on and off for the next 10 to 12 years. However, the recommitment came after Derrick attended physical therapy assistant school and came to understand just how functional yoga postures are. Yoga is functional movement when applied correctly. This understanding combined with a one month unlimited membership to a hot yoga studio cemented the experiential power that a consistent yoga practice has on one’s life.
In 2021/2022 Derrick completed his 200 hour, his 300 hour, and his Life Coaching certifications.
These yoga trainings have roots in Ashtanga (8-limb) and Anusara (Alignment) as well as his life experience lending towards Restorative and Yin combined with functional movement training from Physical Therapy.
Derricks goal is to provide the wholehearted wellness path for individuals, focusing on all layers of the body, physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Derrick combines his training with his life experience to bring together these concepts of East and West, of Science and Spirituality, of Yin and Yang.
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