about the studio

We’re Europe’s largest yoga business. Since 2013, over 100,000 people have immersed themselves in a Hotpod class at one of our 50+ locations around the world. You’ll stretch further, breathe deeper, sweat harder and melt fully into the Hotpod experience – a balanced flow of active and passive postures, working the body and calming the mind in equal measure. For class times and more, take a look at the schedule above, then book your spot.

 

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studio facilities

  • Mats
  • Changing
  • Parking

the hotpod experience

step into our immersive pod

hot yoga in 37 degree heat

move to relaxing beats

filled with calming scents

suitable for all levels

find us

29 Perkins Yard, Mansfield Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE21 4AW, GB

Find Us

We have a small car park in front of the building and if full you can park in our visitors car park behind ZestFit. If using the cinema car park next door, please be advised there are new parking restrictions. Please don't block in any cars or other business at Hotpod Yoga or you will be asked to move your car.

Ally Allsopp

Hey, I’m Ally. I’m a yoga and meditation teacher and qualified personal trainer. I have been practising yoga for as long as I can remember and found many personal benefits. I trained and qualified as a yoga teacher in India in 2019 and after this life changing experience, have been teaching yoga ever since both privately, within community classes and in organisations such as the NHS. I love sharing the benefits of yoga with others and seeing people’s smiles after class makes me really happy! I love the way that yoga can teach us to build a sense of belonging, gratitude and awareness within our bodies and mind. Yoga is brilliant for mental wellbeing, building strength and mobility, boosting energy levels, improving sleep and so much more and I love seeing the benefits that regularly practising yoga bring to peoples lives!
I really look forward to seeing you on the mat!

Chelsea Sharman

I first came to yoga about 5 years ago when I was searching for some headspace from my busy day to day job and general life. I instantly fell in love with the practice- the way it made me feel, just me and my mat, the connection to my body, mind and nothing else mattering for that hour. Fittingly my first ever class was at HPY Derby and I’ve been a regular ever since.

Outside of the pod my main passions are my job in civil aviation safety inspection, being out walking in the mountains, spending time with my lovely boxer dog Bertie, riding my two horses, playing padel, along with much much more!

Looking forward to starting this next adventure with all of you in the lovely purple pod!

Elizabeth Loughe

Sue Cope

As a mental health therapist I have long understood the links between the mind and the body, ultimately the need to protect and nurture our wellbeing. It wasn’t until I found the physical practise of yoga through the “asanas” (the postures) that I personally realised how beneficial regular yoga practise could be. Having on and off dabbled with yoga over the years but never really ‘committing’ to it I stumbled across Hotpod when it started in Derby and was hooked so much so I decided to train with them at HQ in London! I hope to share that feeling in the comfortable and inclusive space at HP no matter what age, size gender, ability or body walks through the door allowing yourself the time to focus on the mat is such a valuable experience and what its all about.

Graham Roberts

Graham discovered the benefits of yoga later in life and as an antidote to the physical and mental stresses of working in high pressure leadership roles. Having spent many years working to build wellbeing into organisations he qualified as a yoga teacher in July 2023 and now enjoys helping people enjoy a healthier and happier lifestyle. Graham has always enjoyed a good walk and recently backpacked the Camino de Santiago walking 600 miles across Northern Spain, crediting yoga with reducing aches and pains and avoiding injury. Graham is passionate about bringing the benefits of yoga to as many people as possible and loves introducing yoga to beginners and those who are unsure.

Sharan Gidda

Sharan found her first Yoga class 9 years ago at a local gym in London. Like most newbies, she found her first class to be a little challenging but the physical and subtle benefit proved to be so incredible and life changing that she became a regular practitioner soon after.

She certified as a Multi-Style Yoga Teacher in Dharamsala, India, so that she could expand her own practice and share this wisdom with the world. Today, Sharan see’s yoga as a therapy and lifestyle as she continues to grow as a practitioner and teacher.

After attending classes at the pod for over a year, Sharan’s pleased and excited to be a part of the Hotpod family and look forward to sharing Yoga with this beautiful community.

Becky Soong-Towell

Becky has been practising yoga for over 20 years. Her passion to learn more led her to complete a Foundation course in 2018, shortly followed by her 500hr Teacher Training Diploma. Becky doesn’t only have a thirst to learn but she loves to share her passion for yoga with everyone! Becky strives to make sure her yoga sessions are inclusive and accessible for all and feels the immersive environment of the pod is the perfect setting. As a Qualified Nutritionist and Health Promotion Specialist Becky takes a holistic approach to nurturing the body and mind through nourishment, movement and connection.

Chloe Orwin

I have a huge passion for yoga and I really believe everyone should get to experience the powerful tools that yoga has to offer and I can’t wait to share these with you in my class. The focus will be moving the full body to ignite our energy within us and challenge ourselves with patience, linking in with our breath deeply and allowing the connection between the mind and body to flow together has such a rewarding practice where your body feels energised and the mind has been cleansed, welcoming a new person after leaving the class.

Louise Walker

After many years in the corporate world, Lou found her calling and retrained to be a yoga teacher. She did her 200hr yoga teacher training with Hotpod Yoga in London in 2018. Since then she’s been teaching at various Hotpod studios in the Midlands, and absolutely loves teaching in the pod and helping people nurture their bodies and minds.
When she’s not working, most of her time is taken up with looking after her extremely bouncy miniature poodle. She also loves horses, sewing, making, baking (well ok eating the cake!) and reading vintage murder mysteries.

Gilly Boddy

Gilly’s life was transformed after meeting an inspirational yoga instructor whilst she working in New Zealand as a PE teacher and Personal Trainer. One class a week suddenly turned into four and the affect it had on her body was incredible! It influenced her whole outlook on life and highlighted the importance of not only having physical strength but also the need to incorporate flexibility and suppleness for all round health and mental wellbeing. After moving to Indonesia for work, Gilly was further motivated to complete her 200 hr YTT in Bali so she could inspire other people in the same way as she was.

Corinne Simpson

Alison Thurman

Hi, I’m Alison. A yogi, a mum of two and a lover of all outdoor spaces. I fell in love with yoga a few years ago as a way of treating and preventing running injuries. It worked! I enjoy trail running with friends, dog walking and open water swimming. I look forward to sharing this joy with you in every class.

Gemma Skilton

I have been working as a Primary School teacher and nursery teacher for the past 10+ years but have always had my yoga practice to keep me going during the most stressful times. The feeling of arriving into the yoga class after a busy day (or even before the day gets started) to the warm welcome and smile from the teacher and fellow yogis all ready to move our bodies, to the feeling of leaving the class feeling nourished and refreshed is indescribable. That is the feeling that I want to bring to you.

Sally Bower

Dani De Simone

Katie Delve

I’ve dabbled in yoga for most of my life, but it was on discovering Hotpod four years ago that I really fell in love. Since then I’ve continued to broaden my yoga horizons – learning about many different styles and philosophies and combining my love of yoga with my love of travel. I still find nothing compares to the pod though – the warmth, the music, the teachers & the flow create the perfect atmosphere to create both a challenging workout for the body & an incredible sense of peace for the mind.

Sophie Turner

Sophie had been attending Hotpod classes in Derby for a few years before embarking on a 200hour YTT to deepen her knowledge. Having experienced first hand the mental and physical benefits of setting time aside to practice yoga around work, Sophie now loves being able to share this with others to allow them to achieve a sense of balance.

Eszter Mate

Eszter has been a yoga student since 2013 and her love for yoga and thirst for more knowledge took her to India to complete a 200 hour teacher training in 2016. In 2017 she qualified as a pregnancy and postnatal yoga teacher. Nowadays she’s proud mum of a happy and very active little boy. She enjoys teaching both gentle and dynamic classes combining the elements of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha styles.

Tom Weston

Tom completed his 200 hour YTC in Rishikesh, India. Having long been into all kinds of health and fitness and alternative methods for well-being , Yoga has been a key part in helping get all the juice out of life that I can. I love the blissful, relaxed feeling it gives me but not before I have put in an invigorating, blood pumping session!

Chantelle Hunt

Chantelle first tried yoga during some time spent in India. She loves a dynamic flowing yoga class and will bring this and some added flair to your classes in the pod.

Leah McLaren

the founder

Leah McLaren

Leah first discovered Hotpod Yoga, while living in London and working as a picture editor on national newspapers. She visited the Nottingham pod when home for a weekend in Derby. She quickly realised that there was a need to bring hot yoga to her home and start bringing a healthier and happier lifestyle to herself and those around her. Leah also took over the Mansfield pod in 2018.

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