3-5 Rainsford Road, Chelmsford, CM1 2PZ, GB
Inspired by music legend Madonna’s love of yoga, Bessie started practicing Ashtanga yoga in the late 90’s. Living in London at the time, Bessie fell in love with the practice – hot, sweaty, dynamic and athletic which transformed her physically and helped her achieve mental clarity and calmness off the mat. Bessie completed her 200 hour TT at Yoga Dharma in Southend and fulfilled a dream of travelling to New York to study with the inspirational team at Laughing Lotus.
Bessie loves working with both beginner and experienced students and her classes are aimed at delivering both balance and fun.
Sarita is an Artist and Yoga teacher. She has always loved fitness but struggled to find a bridge between fitness and creativity. Yoga is the perfect tool to train body, mind and spirit whilst still maintaining creative freedom and the pod is the perfect environment for this. Sarita trained with Yoga London and has been on a journey through yoga and music ever since.
Lauren moved back to the UK in October 2018, after four years of working abroad in Taiwan, China and Germany. She has had a successful background in martial arts, competing for the GB Judo team.
Lauren completed her 200 hours Ashtanga Vinyasa YTT in Barcelona in August 2018. She has continued her practice undertaking 50 hours of Rocket (Progressive Ashtanga) YTT with David Kyle and 20 hours of Mandala Vinyasa YTT with The yoga people.
Lauren loves the innovative conditioning of Hotpod Yoga. Her intentions are to empower her students by encouraging them to take ownership of their mind and body.
From a young child, Vanessa has always been a lover of music, dance and singing. After attending a workshop led by Mercedes Sieff, at London’s Om Yoga Show, Vanessa was inspired by the creative flow and whacky balance inversions. Six years later, Vanessa decided to explore the opportunity to teach and went on to complete Mercedes’ 200hr Absolutely Positively, Vinyasa Flow Yoga Teaching Training . Through her own journey with mindfulness and mental health and with a focus on positive psychology, Vanessa’s classes will challenge you on many different levels.
Caz started her yoga journey 15 years ago, attending classes with a variety of different tutors and styles. At the time, life was more fast-paced, working in the City and balancing her passion for fitness. For Caz, yoga was definitely the place where she could ”be just me”.
Having had enough of the City and quite by chance, Caz met an inspirational lady who guided her in the right direction – this is when she started to find her true self and her passion of yoga grew deeper.
Caz left the City in 2015 and in 2016 decided to take the next step to becoming a yoga teacher. She gained her 200-hour Yoga Alliance accreditation. Classically Hatha trained, with a deep focus on alignment, the positive effects of the breath on the body, the feedback the body gives you and the overall sense of “feeling good”.
Caz is friendly and approachable, which is reflected in her teaching style.
Emily is an Essex based qualified Yoga instructor, specialising in Yoga for Sport and Vinyasa Flow. Emily has practised yoga for over 10 years and has taught a variety of people from athletes through to beginners. Emily has trained with Sarah Ramsden and her classes focus on correct alignment and stability to help increase strength and flexibility. Incorporating mind calming techniques Emily’s class will leave you feeling physically challenged with an emphasis on overall wellbeing.
Tabitha is an Actress and Yoga Instructor from Bishops Stortford. She completed her 200hr Teacher Training in Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow in June 2017 with YOGA UNION in Greece. Tabitha first found Yoga after being suddenly diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes in her teens – Yoga was her way of reconnecting to herself and finding her centre in a body that no longer felt like her own. She loves the immersive nature of the Hotpod, allowing you to focus and calm your mind, whilst working your body in the heat!
Emma completed her yoga teacher training with Hotpod in 2018. Emma is passionate about helping everyone feel good through movement, while having fun in the process! Her classes will challenge you physically but are always upbeat and full of smiles, with no doubt you’ll leave feeling refreshed and rested.
Lucinda first started practising Yoga over 10 years ago as a natural progression following many years of dance training in her youth. Following a successful career in the fashion industry Lucinda decided to train as a Yoga Teacher, training with Yoga London. Specialising in Vinyasa Flow, modified Ashtanga Vinyasa and Hatha styles, with a strong focus on core strengthening, Lucinda’s infectious passion for yoga style embodies physical, spiritual, and mental strength.
Danny was born in East London and has worked as a finance professional in Canary Wharf for twenty plus years. Danny moved to Essex five years ago, discovered Hoptpod Yoga and was instantly hooked. Danny completed his yoga teacher training with Hotpod in 2018. Danny is determined that 2019 will complete his transition from finance professional to full time yoga studio owner and he couldn’t be happier or more excited.