Meet The Hot Spot Yoga Team
Certified RYT 500 Hour Instructor
Hot 26&2 (Bikram method) & Yin Yoga
Born and raised in Florida, Miranda was always involved in sports and fitness. Miranda grew up dancing, doing gymnastics, playing soccer and running track. As an adult Miranda continued to run and participated frequently in 5K and 10k races, until getting injured.
Miranda first started practicing yoga in 2010 while pregnant with her son. She dove deeper in her yoga practice in 2012, and found Bikram Yoga in 2014; she was instantly hooked. She stepped out of the hot room with a feeling never felt before, and she couldn’t wait to come back to sweat some more.
In 2016, she competed in the Yoga Asana Competition to expand her practice and passion for yoga. Then in the summer of 2017 she attended teacher training to further her yoga journey. Miranda completed her RYT 500-hour 26 & 2 therapeutic hot yoga (Bikram Method) certification through Raja Yoga Academy. Additionally, she completed her Yin Yoga teacher training.
As a business major at University of Florida, Miranda was inspired to collaborate her greatest passion with her knowledge and decided to become a yoga studio owner. July 2018 she opened her own studio, Hot Spot Yoga STA, and Miranda can’t wait to share the studio with you.
When not at the studio, Miranda loves spending time at the beach, surfing, SUPing, and spending time with her furr babies and family.
Miranda is so excited to be part of the yoga community and she is looking forward to seeing everyone’s smiles and energy in the yoga room!
Certified RYT 200 Hour Instructor
Warm Vinyasa Flow
My journey in yoga began in 2016 during my first trip to Indonesia. Once Introduced to yoga, I truly felt I found my purpose and a new life had begun.
Yoga inspires me every day to live each moment in the present. It is this freedom I hope to share with others.
I completed my 200 hour Vinyasa training with Red Skies Yoga in Jacksonville, Florida in 2019. I have also acquired extensive training and study in Bali, Indonesia in 2020 along with various workshops and trainings from Panama, Nicaragua and Costa Rica 2016-2020. I will forever be a student of yoga and am deeply grateful for the wisdom my teachers have passed on to me.
Now teaching here in St. Augustine, I hope to help encourage others self growth by nurturing mind, body and soul through yoga. I offer a variety of classes including warm vinyasa flow and gentle flow.
During a class with me you will find mindful movements and a meditative flow that will leave you feeling refreshed, renewed and balanced.
I like to combine creative sequencing with a playful playlist and words of inspiration to help deepen your practice.
My hope is that you will leave feeling inspired and accomplished.
“Yoga allows you to find a new kind of freedom that you may not have known even existed.” -B.K.S. Iyengar
Certified RYT 200 Hour Instructor
Warm Vinyasa Flow & Hot PyroPilates
Born and raised right here in St. Augustine, Amber is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT200) with Yoga Alliance.
Amber stared practicing yoga in 2013 and fell in love instantly. “When I stepped out of my first class I felt more of who I truly am then ever before” Yoga led her to finding self acceptance and true lover for herself. After having her first son Amber started to focusing more on fitness and once yoga entered her life there was no turning back.
Deciding one day she wanted to teach and then qualifying for a scholarship with The yoga room to become a Vinyasa instructor. Amber teaches an athletic style vinyasa flow.
Seamlessly flowing from one asana to the next with power, control and awareness.
Since her very first class she has not stopped practicing and doesn’t plan to ever stop. “Yoga is a way of life and I plan to live it up!”
Recently Amber started practicing 26/2 hot yoga and has found that she really enjoys the challenge. Now looking forward to what’s to come in the future and where yoga will lead her next Amber is very excited to be teaching at Hot Spot!
Certified 500 Hour Instructor
Yin Yoga & Vinyasa Flow
Karen Rogers is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT500) with Yoga Alliance. She completed her 200hr training in 2017 and finished completing her 500hr training in 2020.
Karen started practicing yoga and meditation in her teens becoming serious about her practice in her late 20’s. Her desire is to continue her education learning about the principles and science of yoga as well as to understand on a deeper level how yoga can change, heal and strengthen your body, mind and spirit and ultimately taking that knowledge and sharing it with others.
Her teaching style is gentle and introspective. She focuses on the mind, body and breath connection while providing a light hearted atmosphere especially for those seeking to learn and understand their own practice of Yoga.
She is certified in the Kripalu tradition as well as Yin, Chair, Bhakti and SUP yoga.
Karen has learned through her yoga journey that yoga is about progress, not perfection and wants to help others find their way to their own journey into yoga.
Karen’s classes offer a welcoming space to soften, become present, and explore. Karen desires to share the practice in a way that is accessible to all as well as to meet people where they are, as they are.
Certified 200 Hour Instructor
Karen started practicing yoga in 2002, while pregnant with her first son.
She earned her Bachelor's degree in Exercise Physiology, and decided that yoga is in fact, the most complete whole body conditioning.
Her background lies in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Bikram Yoga. She completed her 200-hour RYT certification in 2020, completing her certification with hopes of sharing the love of yoga with others.
She has been a Licensed Massage Therapist for 20 years, enjoying her own private practice with clients.
Additionally, she is a Certified Holistic Health Coach, rounding out her passion for living a healthy lifestyle.
She is bilingual and is also a Divemaster with a strong interest in underwater photography.
She loves to travel, dance, and spend quality time with her two teenage boys.
Karen is excited to share her passion for fitness and yoga with the Hot Spot Community!