Yoga Instructors – Meet the Team

Our team consists of four 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!

Amber Viles, Key West Yoga Instructor

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Amber Viles is an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT) with Yoga Alliance, a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) and is a National Certified Counselor (NCC) with a Masters of Art. Working in the clinical mental health counseling field, it became evident to her that helping others was a holistic process. Amber completed yoga teacher training and gained a deeper understanding into the mind-body connection to better serve others.

Ambers invigorating yoga flow facilitates body awareness, emotional consciousness, and the connection of movement with breath. Her classes share her yoga philosophy mixed with creative sequencing, a spirit of playfulness, and a space where students are encouraged to learn, grow, and create themselves, both on and off the mat.

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Lea moeller

A certified mat Pilates instructor who loves to integrate breath work and a variety of core work into her classes, Lea Moeller’s classes are truly unique to her teaching style. She’s passionate about seeing her students progress with their practice and feel stronger with every session. Lea encourages her yoga students to try new things and enjoy the journey. Most importantly, each class incorporates a little laughter and light heartedness.

Jin Smith, Key West Yoga Instructor

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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.

Ready to hit the mat?