Unit A Mars Centre, Stamford Bridge Road, York, YO19 5LJ, GB
Born in Hong Kong Samuel grew up studying traditional martial arts, and is a movement fanatic. From the way we move to why we move – Samuel loves it all, anything to do with biomechanics and flow is his passion.
Samuel has spent years studying martial arts and in his recent years ballet and yoga, due to injury; having battled a lot with injures in his life has given him a deeper understanding of anatomy and a further love for what he does.
Taking a class with Samuel is peaceful and personal yet fully functional, physical and mentally engaging.
As a massage therapist, keen Ashtanga yogi, and also on her journey studying to become a physiotherapist, Anja often recommends yoga to her clients as a way to relieve aches and pains. Noticing how these two commodities complemented each other, and with a passion for both she decided to learn to teach.
Anja loves using yoga to improve alignment, strength and flexibility. You will find her classes powerful, active and revitalising.
Experienced in studio based class instruction as well as qualified in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, Laura sees what she does as a job, her passion and hobby… and she loves every minute of it!
When you don’t find her leading you through flows in the pod, you will find her in the kitchen cooking vegan and raw foods, where she loves spending hours in the kitchen creating and experimenting.
Passionate for all things fitness, Oli has a background of marathon running and CrossFit. Having discovered through injury just how important self-maintenance of our muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons can be, Oli was inspired, and without hesitation added Yoga into his regime as part of his mobility, recovery and strengthening training.
As an established Personal Trainer and CrossFIt coach and proud co-Founder for Hotpod Yoga York, Oli wishes to share his passion for the discipline with others, in the form of focused and clear anatomical vinyasa flows.
Oli believes yoga should be accessible to everyone, be it age or condition, and his classes will offer you just that: a true space for that calming mindfulness and a journey to self-discovery.
Dora has been doing headstands for as long as she remembers, as her mum is a yoga teacher! After a teenage rebellion to dance, she found her way back to a yoga studio aged 19 and hasn’t looked back since. Her classes are playful, jargon-free and breath-connected, with a focus on strength and alignment over crazy pretzel shapes (although, they are pretty fun too). Dora also teaches AcroYoga, so when not teaching you will often find her upside down or balancing on someone else’s feet!
Maddie never thought in a million years she would become a yoga teacher but through her fitness career, her fitness and yoga worlds have reignite her inspiration and decided to retrain in Yoga and she has never looked back since!! Still heavily involved in the fitness industry and currently studying to become a physiotherapist, you will usually find her classes challenging, powerful and energising. She also has a love for encouraging and motivating people into arm balancing!
Growing up in Hong Kong with years of training in dancing and as an inspiring anatomy geek, Victoria has always had a love of movement that combine biomechanics with proprioception, a focus on physical challenge and exploring that feel-good factor.
With the inspiration and passion for sharing something she loves – Victoria has breathed and lived the Hotpod Yoga journey truly when she discovered it in Nottingham – from customer, to teacher, and after making the plunge to quit her corporate career: to now a proud Franchisee Owner!
Her classes are always evolving: playful yet mindful, energising and dynamic – yet always ending with a good old stretch and relaxation. Expect coming out from her classes feeling refreshed both physically and mentally!