Arch 406, Mentmore Terrace, London, London, E8 3PH, GB
Catherine has been practicing yoga for several years and found it a natural progression from the dance and pilates she had done before and started teaching in 2011 qualifying with Yoga London. With an incredible energy about her, Catherine’s classes are filled with fun, teaching students not to take themselves to seriously…. she’s a native Londoner who loves people & loves life!
Mel’s journey with Yoga started during a particularly rough period of her life. In 2014 after quitting her job in finance, she travelled to India to study in Rishikesh, returning home with an open mind and a thirst to learn more. As her practice developed over the years, she started to find peace and contentment, acceptance of herself and her limitations. These are the foundations of her teaching method today. Mel’s style is unique, relaxed and informative, taking inspiration from her teachers and the great yoga network that surrounds her.
Erin has been practicing yoga for around 6 years, as a balance to hectic city life. Having graduated from Hotpod’s 200hr Teacher Training, she has been helping others reconnect with their bodies and find balance in their own lives through conscious movement and meditation. Erin’s classes are dynamic, fun and will leave you full of energy and ready to take on the day!
Hongyi was first introduced to Iyengar yoga 20 years ago but soon after moving to London, would discover the myriad of styles that the city had to offer. It led him to Vinyasa yoga, which he has been practising since, and appreciates the dynamism, physicality as well as calming qualities. A desire to deepen his knowledge in yoga was motivation to complete teacher training, marking the start of a personal yogic journey. Through emphasis on linking breath and movement, he hopes to encourage greater physical self-awareness, and bring a feeling of balance and awakening to the practice.
Evelin’s yoga journey started in 2012 when she was looking to complement long distance running. Aside from appreciating the physical benefits, she was amazed by the calmness and mental clarity yoga gave her and has been practicing ever since. Evelin qualified on Hotpod’s own 200-hour Teacher Training in November 2018 and is excited to share her passion by teaching classes that nurture and challenge at the same time.
Mandy’s journey into yoga began in 2010 in Asia. She was first attracted by the physical aspect of yoga. Continuing her practice, she quickly discovered its joy and benefits both on her body and on her mind using mindful movement, breath and awareness. Her classes are dynamic with a strong emphasis on the breath and alignment. She encourages people to connect with their bodies leading them to liberate their minds.
Charlie first stepped on a yoga mat whilst studying as an actress. She quickly felt the physical and mental benefits of practicing & became more and more intrigued taking her to India where she did her first trained. Charlie became a full time yoga teacher in 2011 , since then has gained her 500hrs certification in Bali & has assisted on Hotpod yoga teacher trainings. She loves exploring different types of yoga which brings an eclectic edge to her teaching.
Charlie believes in keeping the time you spend on the mat fun, honest and spontaneous. She encourages you to learn together, to be challenged and to explore your own potential in a playful and uplifting way.
She is returning after maternity leave and excite to be part of the team again & be back in the pod.
What attracted Michelle to yoga teaching was the lifestyle. Being into surfing she spent many years travelling and teaching alongside wave chasing! But the yoga took over. From its beginnings in India though to her classes today, Michelle’s teaching holds a deep understanding and love for all things yoga. Michelle is in her third year of Rolfing training and she says she is “on a never ending lesson on what union of the body and mind can mean”
Jodi has been a body worker since 2012, she’s a qualified Level 3 PT, Kettle bell trainer, Pilates instructor and health coach but she fell in love with Yoga the same year and has dedicated herself entirely to Yoga since 2014! It’s been a total life revolution and things have never remained the same since. As someone who gets bored easily, Jodi says it’s just brilliant that the practice and teaching of yoga continues to inspire, teach and open her and others up to more delicious ways of living.
Anna De Sousa
Anna discovered yoga during her last year of uni. She decided to learn more about yoga and became a certified Yoga Teacher(200HR). Anna is a fun and energetic teacher who instantly makes you feel welcomed and relaxed through her friendly approach. Originally from Spain, Anna has also lived in Paris and now is in love with London!
Nicola trained as a professional dancer and turned to yoga during her final year, originally to gain more strength and flexibility. Soon, yoga became a necessity for both her body and mind. Nicola found that yoga challenged her to be in the present moment as well as to be conscious of her physical and mental surroundings and also the boundaries of her body and mind. Her classes are creative and unique, exploring the ebbs and flows of breath and movement from the very subtle to the most expressive.
Sofia Panas O'Brien
For Sofia yoga has always been a place to reconnect and find some calm in a frantic world. Having originally started the practice at university, Sofia then continued to practice on her travels, studying in India and teaching in Colombia before returning to London to share her practice. She endeavours to provide a safe, nurturing and welcoming space for all to explore their body-mind connection and to feel yoga’s incredible benefits.
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.
Emily was first introduced to yoga about 8 years ago in Australia. She went on to complete her training in Bali and started teaching there, before teaching here in London. As well as being a dedicated yogi, she is now a wellbeing and intimacy coach. Through her practice she has begun to unravel and explore her inner landscape, alongside building strength and flexibility. Em’s teaching style reflects her desire to support and nurture her students on their own journey, on and off the mat.
Valentine discovered yoga 7 years ago and was instantly drawn to learn more. After years of dedicated practice she decided to complete a teacher training course so that she could share her knowledge and help others make yoga a part of their lives. Her classes will inspire you to find strength, discover a deeper awareness of your body, feel your breath and ultimately experience a deep sense of relaxation after practice.
Lucy has been practicing Yoga for 16 years and been teaching for the last 5 years in Chile, Spain and now in London. Her classes are strong, slow and meditative, with the intention to enable the individual to really lose themselves in the flow and become fully present, as well as gaining flexibility and strength of the mind and body. She has experience teaching private; group classes; children; yoga for surfing; and yoga for the recovery from trauma and eating disorders. From this she has developed skills to deliver and create classes that work for a wide range of abilities, looking for that sweet spot, that varies for each individual. Feeling welcome and in a truly nurturing environment open to all is what hooked Lucy to yoga, and this is what she intends on passing on in her classes.
Claire has always felt the need to express herself and her emotions through movements, that had been gymnastics or dance. When she discovered yoga in 2014 she learned how to listen to her body more intensively and truthfully and becomes completely amazed and passionate by the connection between her mind and body. Having trained with Hotpod Yoga in London, she will teach a dynamic vinyasa flow that will focus on the connection between a conscious breath and a mindful body awareness. She invites her students with all levels to learn more about their own body in a very kind, safe, dynamic and nurturing way.
Whilst on tour as a backing vocalist, Zalika was pursuaded to try a yoga class – and instantly became hooked! After practising for 6 years she attended a Sumits Yoga class in Arizona where the entire class was set to a curated play list and was, once again… hooked. That same summer of 2014, Zalika completed her Hot Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Santa Margherita, Los Angeles and has since enjoyed her journey as practitioner and teacher. With music and yoga being the consistent theme, working with Hotpod Yoga was an inevitable love affair.