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Abi completed her Yoga teacher training in February 2023. At the beginning it was a journey of self-discovery and from it her passion for yoga grew. Along her way she discovered new depths of herself, and it opened up lots of avenues for exploring other holistic practices.
Abi feels it’s really important for everyone to be able to access yoga without a perception that you have to fit the social criteria – the asana (poses) are such a small percentage of the practice! Abi likes to empower and encourage everyone to be their best self!
Lauren completed her 200 hour Ashtanga teacher training in 2018 and continued her yoga journey with Rocket, Mandala & Yin. She has taught at Hotpod Yoga Chelmsford since 2019 and loves HPYs progressive approach to yoga and how its adaptable to all levels of practitioner. Lauren is also a Sports Massage therapist and incorporates her knowledge of the body and functional movement into her classes.
Having practiced yoga for over 10 years, discovering all the amazing benefits it has to offer, Rachel’s mission as a yoga teacher is to create a welcome space for anyone and everyone to move, breathe and connect with their body. Rachel encourages her students to listen to their body, move intuitively and compassionately, and most importantly… to have fun!
Nicola encourages you to find empowerment through your movement, in a way which nourishes and honours your state of being, however you arrive on your mat. If you’ve ever been to Saffron Walden you may well have already met Nicola as she has her very own HPY studio there. With over a decade of teaching experience, we are super excited to have her join our Colchester teacher team for the launch weekend!
Chloe completed her Yoga teacher training in 2020. She loves to share positive energy in her classes, encouraging her students to become self empowered with a welcomed challenged feeling. Chloe especially loves inspiring students and helping them to discover the amazing benefits of yoga.
Mehaq, a yoga instructor from India with 900 hours of Yoga Teacher Trainings, has had the pleasure of guiding over 350 people on their yoga journeys across the globe. Mehaq specialises in helping newcomers become skilled yoga practitioners by enhancing their fitness levels. Her sessions are all about invigorating workouts that leave you feeling revitalised. Additionally, she assists sports enthusiasts and gym-goers in complementing their practices for improved mobility and injury prevention. Join her on this exciting journey to unlock your full potential and lead a happier, healthier life through yoga.
Gaye has been ‘living and breathing’ yoga for over 30 years, beginning her self-study attending a twice weekly Hatha class which she committed to for 15 years before becoming a teacher. Establishing a spiritual path, the message was clear she wanted to share the wonderful health and healing benefits of this ancient practice to others. She qualified in 2008 with the British wheel of Yoga Diploma. As yoga styles have evolved through time, her teaching has organically grown with the changes and continued to study gaining certificates so she can offer a wide range of Yoga styles. With her deep passion in the health of the spine, all her classes are blended with her back therapy training to help the student become more confident in their movements. Gaye is also a Thai yoga massage therapist.
Gaye’s classes have a spiritual vibe, focusing on using awareness of the breath to fuel the flow, to develop a fluid and flexible body to explore the poses deep within. Blending mindfulness meditation throughout, she encourages you to stay in the present moment with the union of mind, body, breath and spirit all connected at its deepest level.
Melissa’s yoga journey started 8 years ago. She was mesmerised by all kinds of yoga poses on Instagram and thought what the hell let’s give it a go. Melissa began to attend 1 or 2 classes a week. As her flexibility improved, she grew ever more intrigued by the philosophy of yoga and how this practice was helping her in day to day life. She was lucky enough to be able indulge in her passion and undertake a teacher training course at The Same Star Yoga School.
If you would have told a younger version of Melissa that she would be teaching yoga today her response would be “No Way! You can’t stand on your head and bend like that!” And the TRUTH is, she still can’t. However, yoga is an individual practice, and everyone comes to the mat for a different reason.
Melissa believes that yoga classes should be fun, we should enjoy the journey and not the destination!
Tatyana has completed a 3-year course in Iyengar yoga and a 2-month course in Hot Yoga. She has 10 years of teaching experience in Hatha yoga and 4 years in Hot Yoga. She previously owned her own hot yoga studio in Ukraine.
In her classes, you will discover that yoga is not just a series of exercises. Through regular practice, you will not only achieve a flexible and beautiful body but also a calm mind, improved concentration, and a positive mood. Special attention is given to the safety of performing asanas (yoga postures) and correct breathing techniques. Your quality of life will undoubtedly improve in a positive way!
In 2010 Natasha completed her BWY Yoga teacher training and since then has been teaching yoga full time to all kinds of abilities. Natasha is also a qualified Pilates teacher, holds a first honours degree in complementary medicine and health sciences and has a four year diploma in homeopathy which she previously practiced for 10 years.
Studio owner of Hotpod Yoga Colchester. Zoe first tried hot yoga when she was 18 and instantly fell in love with the feeling it gave her. She wants to encourage as many people to give yoga a go even if they thinks it’s not for them as she has seen the benefits it has given her and people around her.
Zoe completed her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in July 2023 with Hotpod Yoga. Zoe’s classes are suitable for all levels and encourages students to focus inwards, while also being light-hearted and fun!