My name Aimee S. Ortagus-Riethmacher
E-RYT, YACEP, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapist, IAYT

I have been teaching  hatha yoga for over 20 years.  I completed my Teacher´s Training with Didier Razon, owner of Two Sons Rising Yoga School in my hometown of St. Augustine, Florida.  The style was Sivananda based, which was and always will be my foundation.  Directly after, I completed a Phoenix Rising Yoga Training over the course of 2 years which totaled 120 training hours.  Since then, the world has been my playground.  I have lived and taught yoga on 3 continents; predominately in Frankfurt, Germany;  Hanoi, Vietnam and; St. Augustine, but also Thailand, Greece, Switzerland, Los Angeles, and Washington D.C.  I have great respect for Ashtanga and Anusara teaching, having attended workshops and Immersions in those styles. Another important influence is Viniyoga from Gary Kraftsow for it´s amazing rehabilitative capacities.  My teachers have included Paul Gallaghan, Doug Keller, Darma Mittra, Anodea Judith and Tara Judell.

While living in Hanoi, I opened my own studio, Zenith Yoga, which is still running succesfully today.  My students have gone on to own their own studios; in Darmstadt, Germany and Boynton Beach, Florida.  I am not high profile, more understated, but my love and reverence for yoga have made bigger and bigger circles.  For that I am extremely grateful.