Our Instructors

 Amber began practicing yoga in her early teens with her aunt. She liked Bikrim and Vinyasa yoga instantly. Later in life she started a weekly Vinyasa practice.  After moving to Rockaway Beach in 2011 Amber reconnected with her love for Bikram at Hot Yoga Rockaway Beach. While earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Promotion she still continued her daily yoga practice and love for wellness. Amber then completed her E-RYT 200-hour study at Yoschi Yoga Institute in New York City. She then followed up by training under Anita Ruderman, and mastering the Hot yoga sequence. Amber also completed a 50-hour Restorative yoga Training with Yoga International. Her classes incorporate breath work and mind body connection. You will work your abs, your butts, and still leave smiling!    

Hi there! My name is Brenda. I got into yoga my senior year of high school with the intention of improving my running. The more consistent my yoga practice became, the more I felt at peace no matter what life put in my way. We all have hard times. My practice helped me find contentment.  My mat became my safe space. My yoga journey inspired me to do my E-RYT 200 hour yoga teacher training in 2014. Yoga has taught me to live in each moment. You can't change the past and you can't control the future, but you can live in this exact moment one breath at a time. Yoga, like life, is a constant practice. You have good and bad days. What matters is that you continue to move forward and push through to get to the better times.  I hope that you'll show up on your mats and leave each practice feeling calm and at peace no matter where you are in life. Namaste 🙏🏼

Rachel can remember doing yoga as a child. Sitting on the floor, her aunt would show her to rock her leg like a baby before placing it over her head. She grew up to love yoga and teaches with an open heart. Rachel practiced for many years and studied many different practices before finding herself on the Big Island of Hawaii training under Liz Heffernen, MA, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT and Molly Moaska E-RYT, of Soma Yoga Institute. She believes in Yoga for Every Body and teaches to all levels and ages. Rachel's classes consist of breath work to connect and settle the mind, foundational alignment cues to strengthen and create a safe practice and yoga philosophy to help build a more compassionate practice both on and off the mat. All levels welcome. 

Rosa's love affair with yoga began about six years ago. She decided to pursue her teacher training at Happy Buddha Yoga in Goshen, New York. After receiving her 200 hour certification in August 2014, she went on to start a yoga collective called Pine Bush Yoga. Rosa has taught at festivals and events all throughout the Hudson Valley. She recently moved to Rockaway Beach, and is beyond excited to be apart of the Rockaway Love community! Rosa believes that yoga is so much more than getting into a complex pose. To her, yoga is about letting go and existing in the present moment. Her classes are light-hearted and filled with (corny) jokes, and sprinkled with the traditional philosophies of yoga.