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.

studio facilities

  • Mats
  • Changing

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

72, Cheriton High St, Folkestone, CT19 4HF, GB

Find Us

Our studio is located at 72 Cheriton High Street the entrance is through the carpark on Chilham Road. Please note there is NO ONSITE PARKING available. Street parking on Chilham Road is for 1 hour only from 8am-8pm, and not at all in front of the houses (this is for residents only). But other streets in the area have no parking restrictions at all, and you can also use the nearby free Broomfield Road car park (there is a shortcut through to us by Lemon Leaf Restaurant). Cyclists...you can bring your bicycle into the studio :) x








Years of playing sport and weight-training had left Matt inflexible and riddled with aches and pains. Guided towards yoga as a solution, he resisted for as long as possible, before overcoming his fear and going to a class. Despite being the only guy in a room full of strong and flexible ladies, he loved it and immediately felt the benefit.

Fast forward to now and yoga has become a passion for Matt. He has been to India and Sri Lanka to study and practice, and is now dedicated to helping others discover and integrate the positive effects that it had for him. Recently returning to Folkestone after living abroad, he fell in love at first class with Hotpod Yoga and is really excited to now be a part of the teaching team. He feels that yoga is for everyone, no matter what size, shape, or gender, and loves how the friendly and supportive atmosphere at Hotpod inspires all kinds of people to take that first (but often hardest) step onto the mat.


Vinyasa Flow & Yin RYT200 qualified yoga teacher with a back ground in dance and the healing arts. Renata trained with the School of Sacred Arts in Bali, Indonesia after having practised yoga for some 20 years in London, including hot yoga styles. Yoga has taken her to some of the hottest climates around the globe, teaching in SE Asia and Australia. In addition to teaching yoga she is also a qualified Hypnotherapist with a keen interest in meditation and alternative health. Renata’s own yoga practise began over two decades ago in response to a back injury. Through yoga she gained full recovery and has since continued to study the mind-body connection through her own work with self and students. Renata’s aim is for students to meet their bodies and explore their own edges on the mat in order to find inner peace and contentment in daily life.


Having practiced yoga for over ten years, Gemma recently qualified as a teacher so that she can share her love and passion for yoga with others. Gemma trained in Bali with Cat Kabira, and is qualified to teach Hatha, Vinyasa, and Yin yoga. She particularly enjoys working with the breath to aid alignment and to quieten the mind, and the subtle body energetic systems. Attending her classes will leave you feeling refreshed and restored, and with a sense of inner peace.


Siobhon has been practicing yoga for 15 years and finds this has been a great balance between her job as a freelance make-up artist. She discovered hot yoga about 12 years ago in London and really enjoys the benefits of the heat that you feel when you practice this style of yoga. Three years ago she decided to go to India to do her yoga teacher training and now teaches both Vinyasa and Yin style yogas locally. Her teaching style focuses on being kind to what works for you and your body.


Lara is a Triyoga Instructor with a 15 year yoga practise and 10 years teaching experience. Lara’s style of teaching promotes flexibility and strength with safe body alignment. Her classes provide a challenging dynamic yoga experience to discover a students full potential.


Ruth was born and brought up in Folkestone, but spent time away studying, travelling and working. Having made a life changing move from London to India in 2010, she embarked on a career change away from the IT industry to focus on her passion for health and fitness. She completed her yoga teacher training in 2012 and has been enjoying sharing her love for yoga with others ever since. She is also the founder of Hotpod Yoga Folkestone and is extremely happy to be bringing this experience to as many local people as she can, with classes which are challenging but light hearted, welcoming and fun.

the founder

Ruth Preston

Ruth was born and brought up in Folkestone, but spent time away studying, travelling and working. Having lived in India for the past 7 years, Ruth returned to Folkestone in 2017 with the ambition to set up her own business. Having enjoyed yoga for a while, she fell in love with Hotpod Yoga due to the pod environment, bringing her a whole new world of comfort, focus and calm.

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