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As a passionate long distance runner & regular five-a-side footy player, Colly found yoga as a means of recovery for a busy sporting schedule. Having trained with Hot Pod Yoga in 2018, he’s now also trained specifically in teaching yoga for sports and to athletes with Manchester United’s Sarah Ramsden, as well as developing a strong interest in the role of the breath with his Oxygen Advantage breathwork training. He enjoys challenging, mindful movement to get you out of the head & into the body.
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.
Ana Maria, originally from the wild windswept West coast of Ireland, is a yogi, traveler, barefoot runner, and clinical massage therapist.
She has a background in fine art, but came to find a true home in the practice of yoga, mindfulness and wellbeing. In 2013 she began teaching yoga while living in her mothers homeland of Guatemala.
Her approach is rooted in a functional movement perspective. Anatomical variations mean that everyone’s yoga practice will be as unique as them. She offers options and variations to allow you to find the practice that best suits you each day you show up on your mat.
In this way she invites you to be truly present with your body, in order to strengthen the mind body connection and to build a practice that is nourishing, strengthening and calming for your body, mind and spirit.
She has trained extensively with world renowned teachers Simon Borg-Olivier, Bianca Machliss, Cindy Lee, Anna Ashby and Jo Phee. Ana Maria is so grateful to all of her incredibly knowledgeable teachers.
Chloé joined Hotpod in 2019. She is passionate about creating a space for all to feel welcome in during her classes, regardless of ability or experience. Expect a relaxed, grounded approach, with a little something for everyone – be that a nourishing moment of calm after a busy day, or a focus-demanding challenge that will leave you feeling energised and revitalised!
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.
Lindsey hails from Canada and when she’s not flowing with you in the Pod, she can be found at the theatre or wrapped around a cuppa. As a new teacher to HPY, Lindsey cannot wait to be part of this beautiful community.
Miztli Rose is a London based yoga teacher of British and Mexican heritage. She first discovered the joy of yoga whilst training as an actor at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. After practicing for 5 years, Miztli decided to undertake her 200 hour teacher training with Hotpod. Since then she has taken further training in Pregnancy, Yin and Restorative practices. As a teacher, Miztli is particularly interested in the power of yoga to help enhance creativity, and is passionate about helping students nurture themselves through movement. When she is not teaching, Miztli continues to work as a performer and comedian.
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.
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.
Lauren’s main love and passion has always been martial arts but unfortunately with contact sports can come a lot of injuries. After sustaining some damage to her neck she was recommended yoga as part of her recovery and has never looked back.
Since becoming a yoga teacher in 2017, Lauren’s passion for good, healthy movement has grown. She likes to teach strong yet reflective practices that allow space for acknowledgement of how our bodies feel and are reacting in a posture. She believes yoga should be joyful and hopes to make you smile whilst you are practicing, even in the less comfortable postures!
Lauren is also a holistic therapist, specialising in chakra and aura healing, and is part of the head office team at Hotpod Yoga London.
Christina started her yoga journey 4 years ago. Always having a passion for the health and fitness industry Christina was instantly hooked by the practice and amazed by the therapeutic benefits that it had on both her body and mind. As an ex dancer Christina had developed a spinal and hip injury which cleared up as a result of her newly emerging passion for yoga.
Fast forward 4 years and Christina is now a Vinyasa yoga teacher who values the internal and external health benefits of the practice designed for optimal health. Christina promotes balance throughout her classes and sees yoga as a way to not only align, lengthen and strengthen the body but also to calm, restore and relax the mind.
Christina has a wonderful sense of rhythm which she has taken from her dancing background and natural movement ability. Christina draws on her knowledge of anatomy and alignment as well as mindfulness and breath work throughout her classes. Christina puts these elements into practice within the HotPod flows, allowing students to enter a therapeutic and meditative state.
Orly qualified as a yoga teacher in India in 2016, and started teaching for Hotpod Newcastle in early 2017. Since then she’s never looked back, and has recently had the good fortune of seeing her Hotpod family expand following her move to London in 2020. Orly loves having the opportunity to meet so many wonderful people with shared passion through her work and is so grateful for her place within the Hotpod community.
Jessica Marie found yoga in 2011 and was immediately deemed ‘all flexibility and no strength.’ Since then, she has been fascinated by the mind body spirit connection, and how improving your relationship and understanding of your body can improve your relationship with your self.
She has trained in a range of styles, from dynamic vinyasa, rocket, aerial yoga, and also in the slower and softer yin. She also has an unwavering love of handstands! Her classes are light hearted, supportive, breath-centric and technically focused. Jessica believes that although yoga might start off as a way to build physical strength and flexibility – as it did for her – as the journey continues, the combination of breath, intention and movement can transform your experience of yourself, becoming an essential grounding practice to clear the mind and honour the soul.
Madelaine hails from Melbourne but now lives in London and came to yoga during her first pregnancy. Madelaine’s background is dance and her classes focus on creative and flowing sequences that are guided by your breath and your own self awareness. Through mindful movement and safe and precise alignment cues, she endeavours to adapt the class to whatever you need that day. Sometimes strong and dynamic, sometimes restful and calm, perhaps working with injury or illness. Whatever your level and experience, my classes are open to everyone and are really just an opportunity to give yourself space and time and open your mind to new possibilities.
Sara works professionally as a contemporary dancer, dance teacher and yoga instructor. She completed her teacher training with Hotpod Yoga which inspired her in ways to communicate and enjoy movement with people who approach it from different physical ability, intention or experience. In class, she aims to create a space for exploration and discovery by playing with images and different movement qualities. Sara brings her passion and joy for movement to share the physical and emotional benefits of yoga, making it a practice for all.
Jess found yoga as a safe haven and way of staying happy, healthy and balanced when work and life got busy. When she realised the positive impact yoga was having on all areas of her life, she wanted to share this joy with others. Jess therefore took a leap of faith, waived goodbye to the corporate world and completed her 200hr Teacher Training with Hotpod – a journey that went full circle when she became a teacher here!
Jess’s classes are uplifting and full of energy, whilst also encouraging students to delve deeper physically and mentally. Students can expect to build resilience, find a sense of calm and gain some much needed perspective! Most importantly, her smiley, welcoming teaching style makes her classes feel fun and inclusive to all. Jess can’t wait to see you in the pod!
After witnessing the incredible impact yoga has had on her daily life, Nix loves to guide her students to slow down and reconnect to themselves through the practice. Having specialised as a Breathwork teacher with Oxygen Advantage and extensive pranayama training, expect classes to focus on the connection to the breath and becoming present to the sensations of the energetic body, whilst building strength and stability within. Originally studying with Noelle Connelly in Sydney, with direct lineage to BKS Iyengar and K. Pattabhi Jois, Nix is honoured to share this practice to help you find balance and gain freedom from stress.
A Hotpod baby born and bred, Gemma loves the focus yoga brings; moving the body whilst calming the mind. She wants to share these benefits by bringing energy, warmth and most importantly a smile to her dynamic classes. As a psychotherapist for the NHS, Gemma is only too familiar with the detrimental effect our hectic schedules can have on our mental health. Therefore, she is a big advocate for finding that much needed moment of stillness and believes there is no better place than on your mat in the pod!
Taylor have been practicing yoga for 9 years, starting with Bikram yoga while at drama school. She fell in love with the heat and the amazing benefits of practice, both physically and mentally. Coming to class was a reliable constant that helped her greatly with anxiety and to feel more connected to her body. After trying many forms of yoga, she decided to do her teacher training with Hotpod in 2019. Taylor’s classes are fun, energetic and uplifting!
Sarah started out as a ballet dancer, dancing was her life and she loved everything about it. After graduating from dance college she worked as a dancer onboard P&O and costa cruise ships and explored the world. Once this chapter in her life came to an end she was looking for a way to stay fit and strong, having trained her whole life so rigorously. She discovered hot yoga first, she remembers laying on her mat at the end of a horrendous hour of crazy yoga poses and sweat and she thought…..this feels like dancing, the technique, the power, the grace. From there she tried out different styles of yoga, Ashtanga, Hatha, Forrest, Vinyasa. She fell in love with the vinyasa style instantly. She trained at Hot Power Yoga studio in Clapham, London in October 2015 and have been teaching ever since. She started teaching at gyms-Anytime fitness, Fitness first and later progressed on to yoga studios- Blok, AM Power yoga studio, HPY studio, Hot Pod yoga studios. She has taught students of all abilities and experience throughout her teaching career and also those with injuries. She teaches pre/post natal yoga, restorative yoga and vinyasa yoga.
She is best know for teaching a powerful, dynamic, energetic vinyasa class. With many modifications to suit every student from beginners to the advanced yogi. You will become strong, flexible, grounded, toned and very fit if you train with Sarah. She knows how to make you sweat so if you are willing to put in the work and push yourself to your limits, Sarah is the teacher/trainer for you. She also likes to make you laugh while you’re flowing/training so prepare yourself for endless dad jokes!
JP started practising yoga after being introduced to it as part of his Calisthenics training as he was seeking to improve his flexibility. He currently practices Vinyasa yoga, along with Kundalini and has a keen interest in the history and philosophy of yoga.
JP loves the escape he gets when stepping onto his mat and aims to offer that same experience whilst teaching. He likes to focus on the breath and giving detailed instructions and transitions, starting with some of the more foundational postures before offering options for progression.
JP trained as a yoga teacher with Hotpod Yoga and currently teaches yoga in HMP for a charity organisation called Live Karma Yoga. Being a Male teacher, brought up in Camden, who has worked in Construction for the majority of his career, he believes that he is a good ambassador for Yoga, representing that it truly is a practice for everybody.
Carla is Welsh but has lived in London for over a decade and finds it hard to consider being anywhere else. She originally trained as an actress, started teaching yoga in 2013 and hasn’t looked back. Her classes are steady, strong and mindful.
She has over 600 hours of training, likes to keep things fun, and wants everyone to enjoy the benefits of this amazing practice.
Helen found yoga when needing some time to focus on herself after having her second baby. She immediately (and unexpectedly) fell in love with it, weaving it into daily life and has studied with many inspiring yoga teachers who have embedded the physical, spiritual and nurturing elements of yoga into her practice.
Helen encourages her students to move with strength and control and always with breath leading the way. She believes that everyone who comes to her class can benefit not only from the physical practice but also experience a sense of calm and balance, in the body and mind. Helen aims to create a place of belonging and inclusion for all people, to connect and share in a safe space and find their own yoga journey.
Veronica is originally from Poland but calls London her home. She came to yoga as a result of a very hectic life around 5 years ago. Veronica tried a variety of different styles but really connected with the Vinyasa style and decided to train as a yoga teacher. She completed her 200 hour Vinyasa yoga training at Hotpod Yoga.
As an instructor she strives to help students feel comfortable in their practice, learn new postures and ensure their practice is safe and enjoyable. She teaches all levels Vinyasa flow and my classes are dynamic, challenging and fun.