Team

Quote by Max Henderson, Founder, Managing Director >

Max Henderson, Founder, Managing Director

Max started London life as a strategy consultant, working with multinational corporations to improve the sustainability of their operations. Always an entrepreneur at heart, it was an easy leap to make when Hotpod Yoga began to take shape. With a late-blossoming love for yoga and a stint at London Business School under his belt, Max acts as Managing Director.

Quote by Nick Higgins, Founder, Yoga Director >

Nick Higgins, Founder, Yoga Director

After a brief stint as a TV presenter, Nick spent 2 years working as a school teacher while training to be a full-time yoga instructor. Following teacher training at leading studio Yoga Haven in Morocco and Clapham, he began working at their hot studios in London. Combining the pedagogical approach with a fresh eye for business, he now acts as Yoga Director.

Quote by Nick Crosbie (Inflate), design >

Nick Crosbie (Inflate), design

Nick Crosbie and his team at Inflate have been at the forefront of creative structural and product design since their launch in the mid-1990s. They are now incredibly highly regarded for what they do – having won 100% Design Awards, D&AD Yellow Pencil Awards and worked with many of the world’s leading brands.
Nick and his team have been an absolutely integral part of developing the Hotpod business – they battled physics to get us our first pod, and continue to do so with all our other creations and offerings.

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Nick Elias, design

A specialist in visual arts and architectural design, Nick is a multi-award winning architect (RIBA Donaldson Medal / RIBA Silver Medal). He’s worked under Sir Norman Foster at Foster and Partners and lectured at Bartlett School and UCL, as well as Central St Martins. Initially consulting on concept and structure design, Nick lends huge creative energy and extraordinary visual expertise to all things Hotpod.

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Emily Rawlins, Head of Operations

As well as comprehensive project-management background in the London wellness industry, Emily has extensive operations gravitas, having managed a leading hair salon in Florida for several years. She enjoys managing large teams, has stellar customer relationship management experience and a keen eye for detail.

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Amy Smith, Head of Franchise

Amy has over 10 years' experience in the health and wellness industry - most notably taking an integral role in the growth of one of London's most successful boutique fitness chains - now boasting nine studios across the city. Following this, she consulted on the launch of two now-ubiquitous London and Global studios.
Having witnessed first-hand the challenges that launching and maintaining a business can present, Amy truly sees the value in being part of a franchise business and the support it offers; and sees a happy synergy between the Hotpod ethos and her personal values.

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Lucie Lemay, Head of Marketing

With seven years experience in the Marketing industry; both agency and client sides; Lucie started her career working on large corporate clients such as Danone and Paramount Pictures. After 4 years in the agency world she wanted a change of direction, working for brands that shared her beliefs and passions. She has spent the last 3 years working for start-ups, most notably Qnola, where she has taken her knowledge from the corporate world and translated it into small business marketing strategies, to help them not only grow as a business but thrive in everything they do.

HOTPOD FOUNDERS

Yoga teacher Nick and strategy consultant Max had a simple mission: to make the benefits of hot yoga accessible in as many ways (and places) as they could think of. They passionately believe in the transformative potential of yoga, and are finding innovative ways to take it to everybody. That’s where the Hotpod comes in. Award winning designers Inflate and Nick Elias did battle with physics to come up with a portable, practical and hygienic studio that’s also simply a sublime yoga environment. With pods perfected and popping up all over and a franchising operation in place, it’s now all about the yoga. With specially balanced Vinyasa sequences designed to offer a high impact workout at all ability levels, Hotpod Yoga hopes to demystify yoga for a new wave of followers – widening the reach of its extraordinary benefits beyond the usual places, with the help of an unrivalled team of instructors.