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We’re Europe’s largest yoga business. Since 2013, over 100,000 people have immersed themselves in a Hotpod class at one of our 50+ locations around the world. We first landed in Porto in 2019.

Join us at our  studio for yoga in its most potent form. You’ll stretch further, breathe deeper, sweat harder and melt fully into the Hotpod experience – a balanced flow of active and passive postures, working the body and calming the mind in equal measure. You’ll step into our 20 person pod and immediately find yourself a million miles away from the every day. Bring water and a towel to enjoy the unique immersion that is a Hotpod Yoga class. To understand it, you’ve got to experience it

studio facilities

  • Changing
  • Mats
  • Showers

Signature Inflatable Studio

Vinyasa flow

37 degrees

All levels welcome

find us

Av. Comendador Ferreira de Matos 688 Matosinhos, Porto, PT, 4450-121, PT

Various Teachers

Vânia Chavarria (English & Portuguese)

Originally from Portugal Vania always had an inside calling for health and healing. She started her career as a nurse at home and abroad. Yoga is present in her life for quite some time and became more intense after her journey in India where she undertook her training with her Masters. Then she left her nursing career to dedicate herself to this millenary practice. She also is a Reiki therapist. Nowadays she teaches Yoga and organizes Yoga retreats.

Benedita Santos (English & Portuguese)

Tatiana Bührnheim (English & Portuguese)

Rita Andrade (English only)

Rita loves surfing, travelling and running. She couldn’t live without her adventures all over the world, friends and sweet popcorn.

Sandra Gaio (English & Portuguese)

When Sandra was twelve years old she dreamed of becoming an acupuncturist as well as a Yoga instructor, like her mother and grandmother. Now she is realising her dream, helping others and spending her free time with the love of her life – Sushi (her dog).

Márcia Azevedo (English & Portuguese)

Márcia has been passionate about yoga from the day it entered her life, many years ago. On the path of self-discovery, she left the office life to begin this incredible adventure and for the last 10 years she has been sharing her love of this practice all over the world.

Rita Arriola (English & Portuguese)

Raised on the sunny Portuguese coast, from a young age her love for travelling and exploring was quite strong. Rita spent 4 years of her life travelling, tasting the world, gathering knowledge and sharing, and has now returned to Porto. She also loves Yoga, meditating, dancing, singing, long walks on the beach and her nature getaways.

Karen Gonçalves (English only)

the founder

Karen Gonçalves

Karen was born in South Africa and has since lived in 5 countries over 3 continents. After living the corporate London lifestyle for many years, she decided to relocate to Portugal with her husband in search of a quieter life. Upon discovering that no studios offered hot yoga in Porto, she decided to combine her love of yoga with her business background and launch the second Hotpod Yoga in Portugal.

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