Meet The Hot Spot Yoga Team

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Amber

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Certified 200-Hour Yoga Instructor

Teaches Hot Vinyasa Flow & Hot PyroPilates 

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Miranda

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Certified 500+ Hour  Yoga Instructor

Teaches Hot 26&2 Bikram Yoga, Yin Yoga & Warm Vinyasa Flow

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Karen R.

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Certified 500- Hour Yoga Instructor

Teaches Yin Yoga & Vinyasa Flow

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Karen A.

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Certified 200-Hour Yoga Instructor
Teaches Vinyasa Flow

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Denise

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Certified 200-Hour Yoga Instructor
Teaches Hot Vinyasa Flow

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Annamarie

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Certified 200-Hour Yoga Instructor
Teaches Yin Yoga 
& Vin to Yin

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Anitha

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Certified 500-Hour Yoga Instructor
Teaches Hot 26&2 (Bikram Yoga)

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Miranda Suggs

Studio Owner

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!

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Karen Rogers

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.

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Amber Hennesy

Certified RYT 200 Hour Instructor
Hot 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!

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Karen Anselmo

Certified 200 Hour Instructor

Vinyasa Flow

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!

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Denise Harshbarger

Certified RYT 200 Hour Instructor
Hot Vinyasa Flow 

Denise is a lifelong teacher and has been practicing yoga for many years.
Before yoga found her, she was a dancer and has taught and choreographed a variety of styles including ballet, hip hop, modern, and musical theater.

She is currently working on her RYT 500 certification and currently holds RYT 200, Buti® Yoga, and Ayurveda Certifications.

Denise is excited to promote holistic wellness and self-love in her students. Although she is an avid advocate for all forms of yoga practice, Denise especially enjoys teaching Vinyasa, Hatha, and Buti Yoga.

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Annamarie Keck

Certified RYT 200 Hour Instructor
Yin Yoga & Vin to Yin Yoga

Saint Augustine has been my home since 2017.
Prior to that, we lived in the Atlanta metro area for 33 years, where I was a competitive Masters' swimmer and water fitness instructor for over 20 years.

 

Practicing yoga was a natural compliment to my swim training; my passion for yoga was fueled by my continued ease of movement-and nourishment of the spirit-on the mat, in the water, and while journeying through life.
 

As a RYT200 registered Yoga Alliance instructor, I continue to grow and develop through the journey, and my heartfelt intention remains consistent: to find new levels of possibility through yoga both on and off the mat--and to share the joy of movement through yoga with students of all levels because, after all, "movement is one thing we all have in common."
 

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Anitha McKendall

Certified RYT 500 Hour Instructor
Hot 26&2 Yoga (Birkam Yoga)

Anitha grew up in a household where yoga was the lifestyle.

She learned from her mother, who is an Iyengar practitioner.
Fast-forward many years to her early 20s, she went to India and studied Ayurveda and Yogasana in Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala- where her family is from.

She came back to the US and started exploring several lineages.
She enjoys teaching the 26&2, Vinyasa, Taoist Yin Yang Flow and Restorative Yin.
She is a lifelong student.

Anitha presently lives in Jacksonville Beach with her husband and is enjoying all that beautiful, sunny, Florida has to offer!

 

Interested in becoming part of the Hot Spot Yoga team?

Email your resume with references, contact information
and teaching certificates to
Miranda at HotSpotYogaSta@gmail.com