Instructors

Our team consists of five yoga and Pilates instructors certified by Yoga Alliance with over 30 combined years of experience. We love what we do, and we do it with passion. We look forward to seeing you on the mat!

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Rebecca schwab-talpas

Owner of Salute to the Sol, Rebecca has been teaching and practicing yoga in the Florida Keys since 2015. She is a certified yoga instructor, E-RYT 200, YACEP with Yoga Alliance. Rebecca enjoys creating an environment that allows you to tap into your inner and outer strength and flexibility. Although alignment is central to her classes, the joy of her virtual and in-person yoga practices are that they are not taken too seriously. Smiling from the heart is where it is at!

Jin Smith, Key West Yoga Instructor

jin smith

Jin’s practice encompasses mindful movement, healthy habits, and natural, non-toxic living. She believes the beauty of yoga and pilates is about building a better, stronger relationship with oneself.

Jin is a certified Power Pilates mat teacher and a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher. Her teaching focuses on low-impact movements with controlled breathing to ensure access to every muscle. She’s passionate about working with everyone and to make clients feel good about their bodies no matter where they are on their journey. She is currently finishing her MSTOM in Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.

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Victoria torres

Victoria received her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Cocoa Beach, FL in 2018. After years of dedicated personal practice, Victoria found impactful transformation in her own life that spilled out to all avenues of her life. She felt a calling to share the practice of yoga with others by becoming a yoga practitioner. She is known for bringing authentic movement, anatomy, and dynamic sequencing to the forefront of her classes. Victoria continues to be a forever student and encourages students to find their own inner teacher. Her classes offer a space to explore body, mind, and spirit.

Lauren Thompson

Lauren Thompson began her 200 hour teacher training certification in 2020 in Key West. She hit the ground running and has spent the last two years teaching at multiple studios throughout our island community, cultivating her own practice and teaching style. As a dancer and choreographer, Lauren’s yoga practices incorporate some non-traditional techniques for stretching and opening the whole body. She is a firm believer in the benefits of yoga’s connection of breath and movement and the healing aspects in the body and mind. Her practice is meant to awaken all aspects of your self so that you may carry that peace with you throughout the day and hopefully into the next.

Jessica Webb Salute to the Sol Yoga Instructor

JESSICA Webb

Since 2006, Jessica has trained in many areas of yoga and movement such as Hatha, Iyengar, Ashtanga, Pilates, barre fitness, perinatal yoga, kids yoga and yoga therapy. All of these practices accompany her interest and love of holistic care such as nutrition and herbal remedies. 

In every class taught by Jessica, you can expect an emphasis on alignment and breathe work, along with precise cues, heartfelt meditations and witty humor. She loves to smile and make others smile! This gives students comfort and security at any level.

Jessica is also a rehabilitation specialist, practicing since 2012. She uses a mix of modalities such as yoga, Pilates, meditation, sound healing and chakra alignment to alleviate and repair injuries in your body.

Certifications include E-RYT 500, YACEP, RCYT, RPYT.

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