40 St Matthew's Road, Brixton, London, SW2 1NL, GB
Lilly has been practicing Yoga since she was 15 years old. After qualifying as a Yoga Alliance Certified Teacher in June 2012, she began specialising in Vinyasa Flow, along with a combination of yoga previously studied. Lilly believes your yoga practise is a constant process of self study and learning, and there is always more you can achieve!
Drew has practised yoga for the last five years as a recovery tool for a busy sports schedule – he’s a passionate long distance runner and regularly plays five-a-side football. Having taken a break from working in the music industry last year, he took the plunge in joining Hotpod’s intensive teacher training course. He’s excited to teach classes that will both be a physical work-out and a chance to explore the many effects yoga can have mentally.
Ana Maria, originally from the wild windswept West coast of Ireland, is a yogi, traveller, barefoot runner and massage therapist. In 2013 she completed her training and began teaching yoga in Guatemala and has since made her home in London teaching yoga here since 2015. She believes that strengthening the mind-body connection through yoga is the ultimate healing system for bringing good health and wellbeing.
Italian born, Marianna is an experienced Hot Yoga, Pilates, Barre Instructor and Ayurvedic deep tissue massage therapist and reiki practitioner based in London. She is trained in Power Yoga from Baron Baptiste and Ana Forrest School with one of the few gurus in Europe who helped her achieve a great knowledge of human anatomy as well as assisting and preventing injuries. Marianna is also trained in Yin Yoga having studied Sarah Power’s method which includes Buddhist meditation, Chinese medicine and psychology.
After working on cruise ships as a singer/dancer and acting in Off Broadway theatre in New york, Sarah moved back to London and signed a record deal to be the front woman of a new rock band. She started doing yoga around the same time as a way of de stressing and keeping fit. She first started with Bikram but eventually fell in love with the Vinyasa yoga style, doing her teacher training In Clapham with Dylan Ayaloo. Yoga has completely changed her life and she looks forward to sharing it with you.
From a young age, yoga has been Jofie’s place to re-connect, especially later in city life. Over the years Jofie’s practice has become deeply healing both physically and mentally, nourishing her and giving her confidence and calmness is many aspects of her life. This lead to Jofie furthering her practice and completing her teacher training. She is passionate about creating open, creative and dynamic classes with options to welcome all levels of practice. Her classes focus on finding and creating space, deepening the mind body connection by using some of the fundamentals of ashtanga with breath, gaze and flow.
The last few years have been transformative for Matt; physically, mentally and spiritually. Yoga is the constant golden thread through this and an important part of daily life. The journey inspired Matt to attend yoga teaching with Hot Pod early in 2019. As a massage therapist and yoga teacher, he loves helping people to reconnect their body and mind whilst building resilience to the ups and downs of life. Expect vibrant flows and a chance to lush out.
Nataliya had her first meeting with yoga in early 2000 as part of a recovery program in her elite orienteering career. Practising yoga on and off helped her heal her body and she soon realised that she wanted to share this amazing practice with others. In 2016 Nataliya trained as a Hot Power Yoga teacher. Her passion is to bring health and well-being through yoga, in balanced and fun way. Despite a sport background, she loves yoga being a non-competitive activity available for everyone – no matter their age, fitness level or shape.
Lucie initially came to yoga when suffering with mental health issues. Having worked in the fashion industry for six years, she left due to having no work-life balance and feeling exhausted. Yoga helped her to escape the stressful working environment, allowing her to feel balanced and present. She hopes her classes help students to get out of their heads and bring awareness to their bodies thus enabling them to move intuitively, whether it’s challenging themselves to push through or taking a step back and moving more slowly and gently.
Geri has a background in gymnastics, which led her to explore yoga. She has been practicing yoga for over 6 years. She wanted to take her yoga practice to the next level and decided to do a 200 hours Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training with HotPod Yoga. Geri brings playfulness to her classes that allows adults to relax and enjoy yoga. Her yoga practice is light hearted, whilst also teaching people to learn and develop their body and mind.
Following her training as a professional dancer, Hannah completed her Yoga Teacher Training in 2012 after falling in love with the diversity of the practise. Hannah encourages her students to explore both the physical and mental benefits of the practise, to work in the way which feels right for them.
Alex started dancing before she could walk. Her fascination with the arts became her career as an adult and she went on to perform in numerous musicals and other theatrical productions. After being out of the theatre industry for a year Alex Needing something new to sink her teeth into and found the fitness industry. She now specialised in teaching Hot and Power Yoga, Pole Fitness, Barre and anything else that uses dance based techniques. She is excited to share her passion and energy with you.
Chloé has been practising yoga for several years and completed her 200-hour Teacher Training with Hotpod in 2019. She is passionate about introducing yoga to beginners and making her classes as enjoyable and accessible as possible to people of all abilities. She also loves teaching children and exploring new, creative ways to bring yoga and mindfulness into daily life.
Through all of life’s chaos and challenges, yoga is a place Jamie finds he can always come to when in need of grounding and stillness of the mind. He has been practicing for nearly a decade now and has found a new love in assisting others in discovering their personal path to this accent discipline. He specialises in vinyasa flow yoga with a strong emphasis on the breath and often talks about breathing techniques that can help reduce our levels of stress and anxiety. It doesn’t matter if you can’t touch your toes, Yoga is so much more than that and is for absolutely everyone. Jamie particularly likes working with beginners and will use language and instruction that is simple to follow making you feel very comfortable and in safe hands.
Growing up playing sports in Scotland, Hannah came to yoga when living in California and training for the LA Marathon. This experience soon taught her how important yoga is for stretching and strengthening our bodies, whilst focusing our mind. After working in the HPY HQ office, Hannah decided to do the Hotpod YTT and is now excited to be part of the teaching team! You’ll feel warmly welcomed in this fun, flowy class.