RoxAnn Madera

Huntington Beach, CA
United States



Average: 4.9 of 5 stars

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
best yoga instructor I've found

Although I met RoxAnn at another studio years ago, and personally at a yoga book club, she impressed me from the moment I observed her.
It was my pleasure to find her classes and begin my practice with a consistency other studios did not provide.
Structurally I had major challenges which she addressed and monitored. I continue those stretches daily having learned the correct way to do them from Roxann, and my health has improved because of it

balance classes are so well designed for the seniors that I am going to bring my parents in their 80's to experience RoxAnn's classes. Dad had recent open heart surgery, and she is fantastic at starting slow and gently, building strength and balance.
I look forward to joining one of her European retreats in the next year or two, as Roxann is also a kind, caring and INTERESTING person.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
RoxAnn Rocks!

I have been under RoxAnn's tutelage for five years now. I am an avid cyclist and surfer but have always been pretty inflexible throughout my life but through her yoga instruction (and inspiration) this is changing for the better: I can actually bend over and touch my toes--palms flat on the floor's next! I heartily would recommend RoxAnn as an instructor to anyone considering exploring what yoga has to offer, especially those with physical limitations.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Improvig my life

Since starting yoga with RoxAnn two years ago, I have much more flexibility, balance and poise.

She is very patient and empathetic with students, pushing us but never more than we can handle.

I strongly recommend her to others.
Tom Clanin

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga as a solution

I have been taking RoxAnn's Solution class for about 2 years. Since I have some physical
limitations, I was apprehensive about joining a yoga class. This fear was quickly dispelled. Roxann is a very good and knowledgeable teacher, who really cares about her students. I enjoy her class very much, great for body and mind.


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
How yoga has improved my lifestyle...

I was a walker, dancer, bicycle rider, snow and water skier, and discovered in 2000 that I had lost 2.5 inches in height due to bone loss. I was also told in 2006 that I had scoliosis and by then I had gone from my original height 5'6.5" to my current height of 5'2" and could no longer walk or dance by 2009.

After my husband died in 2004 I traveled to China, Panama Canal, Thailand, Brazil, Argentina, Boston, and Hawaii during the years of 2005 through 2009 with friends. more

During my travels I started having difficulty walking and was told it was arthritis and learn to just live with it! Later on with blood tests they also said it was rheumatoid arthritis.

When the left foot would no longer bend I went to a podiatrist; he operated in 2009 and found 4 to 5 fractured bones that were fused together and one torn ligament. After months of therapy I decided on April 4, 2011 to try "Yoga with a Chair" with RoxAnn Madera for the many reasons stated above and below.

As I could no longer walk for exercise, because my left foot was very weak plus painful, I was not stable on my feet, poor balance, difficulty doing steps, plus my back compresses when on my feet for any length of time, and then I fell in my home and had to crawl to pull myself up with a chair...I decided something needed to change - Life Alert was not the only answer.

After starting yoga one day a week back in April, RoxAnn recommended that I try yoga on a mat so I added another class "Yoga on a Mat" on June 30, 2011, and September 14, 2011 RoxAnn encouraged me to attend her class "Yoga as a Solution".

I presently have three classes with RoxAnn - Yoga with a Chair on Monday (60 minutes) and Yoga as a Solution On Wednesday and Thursday (90 minutes) each.

With RoxAnn's classes I now have better balance, can now climb steps normally and feel better each day. Along with the yoga three times per week I also do massage therapy twice a month, acupuncture once per month and I do not use pain medication.

I also feel that with RoxAnn's classes it has helped with my scoliosis and hopefully with the stretching it will help deter the rapid curvature of my spine and loss of height. I am so grateful for looking into yoga and especially grateful it was RoxAnn.

I am 78 yrs old, still working part-time as full charge bookkeeper and so very grateful each day for the improvement in my overall health and feel yoga is a very important part of my program for maintaining my balance and ability to remain mobile and hopefully eventually start traveling again.

Thank you so much RoxAnn.....

Lavonne P. Fountain Valley

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Love Gentle Yoga

I needed to make a lifestyle change and happily found RoxAnn's Gentle Yoga class. I have been her student just over two years now and love it! She is very welcoming and patient with new students who have never taken any yoga class before. I have gained strength, flexibility and confidence. Give her class a try and I am confident you will love Yoga too!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Yoga with RoxAnn

I have been a student in RoxAnn's class for a full year now. Her class helps me de-stress after a busy work day. During our first session she taught us lots of yoga poses, how to move between them, and how to start a home practice. And she made it simple. A home practice is something I have not done in many years. I truly thank her for helping me remember enough and become flexible enough to do that again. My core strength and stamina have also improved. RoxAnn is always learning and passing along what she learns for the benefit of her students. She demonstrates with lots of modifications for those who need them, and she spots all of us, continually helping us improve. She nurtures the whole person - mind, body and soul.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
The complete instructor

If you are looking for a yoga class that is not in any way intimidating, has a teacher who individualizes to each students needs, is passionate about yoga and exudes that in every class she teaches, then RoxAnn's classes are for you. Starting out, we are always leery that the teacher is going to go too fast and use yoga jargon that we wont be able to follow, but nothing is further from the truth with RoxAnn. more

ther it is the first or 100th class, she verbally explains every pose or flow, and exactly how to get there. You don't even have to watch her because her explanations are so clear. RoxAnn is a great teacher, regardless of your level of yoga but if you are starting out, you would be hard pressed to find a better instructor to help you become another lover of yoga.

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
RoxAnn Madera

After being introduced to yoga with Roxanne I'm wanting more. As. New student she was very welcoming and made me feel part of the group immediately. She was able to accommodate my issues with arthritis and vertigo by making adjustments to the different moves, always offering encouragement. I am getting stronger and achieving better balance each week. In RoxAnn's class I feel cared for and safe! D. Nelson

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
A yoga master!

Roxann is one of the most unusual yoga instructors that I've encountered because she teaches her classes with her student's abilities and health in mind. She understands that her older students cannot be forced into pretzel poses. She is well organized and she teaches us one movement that builds on the previous one. Nothing that she does is happenstance; everything flows together. By the end of the class I feel invigorated and energetic and able to move all those joints that didn't move before. She is, indeed, an exceptional yoga teacher and I highly recommended her.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Beginning Yoga

RoxAnn got me started on my yoga path four years ago for which I am extremely grateful. Her classes are unintimidating, accessible, and inviting, all important to a beginner. I found ample room to grow in her class as she knows how to expand and contract the range of her class difficulty level through appropriate adaptations for the class population.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
RoxAnn's Classes Keep Me Coming Back!

My daughter turned me on to RoxAnn's yoga classes over 3 years ago and I am so glad that she did. After I retired I needed to concentrate more on keeping healthly in my senior years. Because RoxAnn considers the limitations of her students, she has the ability to make us feel that we can succeed and help ourselves doing yoga. I started out not knowing any of the yoga 'poses' and now I can do more that I ever thought possible. I feel a real sense of accomplishment in the classes and feel better about being able to keep doing yoga for the rest of my life!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Patient and Very Knowledgeable

Roxann is the reason I started Yoga 10 years ago. After many years of tennis and other sports, the injuries were started to pile up. Roxann not only shows how to do the stretches, she is very encouraging. She also is one of the few teachers that walks around the class and makes sure the students are doing the exercises properly. She is an excellent teacher! I am so glad I do Yoga

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
yoga as a solution

I have been plagued with many structural (orthopaedic) ailments and have had a few surgeries. Using Yoga prior to, and post operatively has been extremely helpful for my body along with my well-being spiritually. I thank Roxann for her wonderful teaching, care and compassion.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I have taken Roxann's class for two years now and see noticeable improvement in my strength, flexibility, and muscle tone. She is an excellent instructor; very knowledgeable, patient, and attentive to her students. I highly recommend her class to anyone looking to maintain or improve their physical and mental well-being.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

RoxAnn is such a wonderful instructor and genuinely cares about each student in her care. She listened carefully to my needs and gave helpful recomendations to improve my outcome with yoga. She has also been a huge part of the reason why my mother's health has maintained. Her instruction has been vital to both my mother and me.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

Roxann keeps her classes small, so she can get to know each student and their abilities, and offer personalized guidance. I have been taking her classes for over a couple years, and am still learning new things, and have greatly improved my physical condition and overall health.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
YOGA-A life changing experience

I knew yoga needed to part of my life since my first class with Roxann in June of 2010. My pulse rate has gone from 90 bpm to 70. I have lost 60 pounds. I am more flexible and balanced. I have better control of my breathing, posture and stress. I work in the medical field and constantly encourage patients to begin some form of yoga practice, especially my elderly patients.
Roxann is encouraging, motivating and inspirational.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
My nirvana

RoxAnn is such a caring and compassionate person and her warm approach makes you feel accomplished. As I am getting older, I find that my ability to move is hampered by very tight muscles from long days at work. After attending RoxAnn's class throughout the Spring session, I felt more relaxed, my ability to move greatly improved and I had less pain. I took the summer off, which honestly I regret, because I am noticing similar issues creeping up again. I can't wait to begin again in the Fall.

I highly recommend Gentle Yoga for anyone seeking peace, relaxation and health!

Thanks RoxAnn can't wait to start up again

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Roxann Madera review

This was my first experience with Yoga and I found Roxann to be a very patient and helpful teacher. I was very inflexible prior to starting the classes but within a couple of months of class I was much more flexible and generally felt better in my everyday life.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Nicki Likes It!

I began with RoxAnn the beginning of this year. It was my first experience with yoga. I love it! I was a great one for starting an exercise plan, doing it for a short time and then always finding reasons why I couldn't do it each day. With RoxAnn I actually look forward to class. Under her guidance I have progressed from "With a Chair" to "On a Mat" and "Solutions". All this with her encouragement and confidence that I can do it. She is extremely well versed about the body and it's inner workings - posture, breathing, flexibility. I feel I have dropped 10 years off my aging with respect to flexibility, balance and general well being. Thank you RoxAnn.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
RoxAnn Rocks!

As a yoga student from many years ago, I didn't know what to expect from RoxAnn's introductory class "Yoga in a Chair" a few years ago. It was a gentle return for me to the many benefits of yoga practice. Since then, I've progressed with her through "Yoga in a Chair" to her 90 minute "Yoga on a Mat" class.

RoxAnn is dedicated to improving her students flexibility and overall wellbeing. She's very sensitive and responsive to any limitations they may have. I couldn't ask for a better experience than practicing yoga with RoxAnn.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

I am 70 yrs old, and Roxann has helped me with with my flexibility. It has improved greatly since I have incorporated yoga into my daily stretching and gym classes. I would highly recommend Roxann to anyone who is looking to improve their quality of life thru fitness and yoga.

Joe Selleh

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Excellent teacher

RoxAnn's class was the first time I ever tried yoga. She is very patient and great with helping newbies who have no flexibility. She offered modifications and corrections as needed along with lots of individual attention. I hopt to be able to continue in her classes soon.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
I'm new at Yoga

My name is John Townsend. I'm 75 years old. I recently had double knee replacement surgery.
My first class in Yoga was with Roxann. I guess I'm lucky, because I wound up with a special teacher. Roxann is just a talented person and wonderful teacher. She taught me many exercises, which I now try to perform regularly.
It was nice to have a beautiful woman, with such mastery of all the Yoga moves. I think everyone in class just loved her.

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