Made in Brazil with Mexican ingredients, Rosa Santana, Iyengar Yoga and International Yoga Therapists Certified, has been studying, teaching, and propagating the therapeutic art of Iyengar Yoga since 1995. She was drawn to the mental and physical discipline after suffering three accidental falls, one of which fractured her tailbone. Since healing her back, neck and sciatica pains, she has introduced yoga to thousands of students who had never experienced this healing art and science.
In 2002, she founded Yogarosa, which has become a respected yoga studio in the classical teachings of Iyengar Yoga. She has hosted numerous internationally recognized teachers and continues to teach and mentor yoga students and teachers. She has been instrumental in the growth of Iyengar Yoga in South Florida, and many of her students have become certified teachers and studio owners. Her goal is to share her expansive knowledge, so that the light of yoga can continue to be passed down to younger generations.
She travels to India regularly to study with her teachers, and leads yoga retreats around the world, including Pilgrimages to India. Rosa has presented the benefits of Iyengar Yoga as a Guest lecturer at Nova Southeastern University, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of South Florida and Puerto Rico, and the National Parkinson’s Foundation. She leads Iyengar Intensives in the US, and internationally.
She believes yoga is accessible, healing, and transformational to all who try it. Rosa has the gift of captivating youngsters, and also the experience to know how to help those with injuries to cultivate a meaningful yoga practice beyond the physical postures.
Rosa Habla Español e Fala Portugues.
- Favorite place to meditate?
In my heart.
- How did you discover yoga?
When my aerobics teacher was in an accident and didn’t show up for class, the owner suggested the yoga class.
- What have you given up that is still tempting?
- Favorite Food?
Organic and real.
- Who or what inspires you?
My three daughters. They have taught me courage, determination, and love. (and they keep me up on technology!)