Unit A Mars Centre, Stamford Bridge Road, York, YO19 5LJ, GB
As a massage therapist, keen Ashtanga yogi, and also on her journey studying to become a physiotherapist, Anja often recommends yoga to her clients as a way to relieve aches and pains. Noticing how these two commodities complemented each other, and with a passion for both she decided to learn to teach.
Anja loves using yoga to improve alignment, strength and flexibility. You will find her classes powerful, active and revitalising.
Experienced in studio based class instruction as well as qualified in Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, Laura sees what she does as a job, her passion and hobby… and she loves every minute of it!
When you don’t find her leading you through flows in the pod, you will find her in the kitchen cooking vegan and raw foods, where she loves spending hours in the kitchen creating and experimenting.
Anna first came to yoga in 2011. She was searching for a class where she could develop her strength and flexibility without becoming tired of the same old routines and gym sessions. She quickly discovered that yoga not only gave her the strength and flexibility that she was searching for but also helped her focus from within, creating a much stronger mind-body relationship. She believes that yoga can be empowering for all, helping to build confidence and a strong sense of wellbeing. Anna has trained at TriYoga London, completing a 2-year yoga teaching diploma. Her classes nurture and yet challenge at the same time, inviting you to relax and have fun while becoming energised, grounded and strong.
Passionate for all things fitness, Oli has a background of marathon running and CrossFit. Having discovered through injury just how important self-maintenance of our muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons can be, Oli was inspired, and without hesitation added Yoga into his regime as part of his mobility, recovery and strengthening training.
As an established Personal Trainer and CrossFIt coach and proud co-Founder for Hotpod Yoga York, Oli wishes to share his passion for the discipline with others, in the form of focused and clear anatomical vinyasa flows.
Oli believes yoga should be accessible to everyone, be it age or condition, and his classes will offer you just that: a true space for that calming mindfulness and a journey to self-discovery.
Dora has been doing headstands for as long as she remembers, as her mum is a yoga teacher! After a teenage rebellion to dance, she found her way back to a yoga studio aged 19 and hasn’t looked back since. Her classes are playful, jargon-free and breath-connected, with a focus on strength and alignment over crazy pretzel shapes (although, they are pretty fun too). Dora also teaches AcroYoga, so when not teaching you will often find her upside down or balancing on someone else’s feet!
Maddie never thought in a million years she would become a yoga teacher but through her fitness career, her fitness and yoga worlds have reignite her inspiration and decided to retrain in Yoga and she has never looked back since!! Still heavily involved in the fitness industry and currently studying to become a physiotherapist, you will usually find her classes challenging, powerful and energising. She also has a love for encouraging and motivating people into arm balancing!
For Maja, yoga is that beautiful transition that happens within ourselves: bodies, mind, and spirit, even when it is just an hour of practice in our daily routine. A big lover of different yoga styles, Maja believes that yoga has something to offer at any point in your life. She fell in love with yoga and meditation as a child, guided in the yoga movements by her kindergarten teacher; yoga supported every stage of her life and soon after she chose to transition from dance to dedicate more time study of art, yoga became not only physical support of the body but a way of life itself.
Maja’s classes light-heartened yet mindful, so you will come out feeling happier and healthier!
Growing up in Hong Kong with years of training in dancing and as an inspiring anatomy geek, Victoria has always had a love of movement that combine biomechanics with proprioception, a focus on physical challenge and exploring that feel-good factor.
With the inspiration and passion for sharing something she loves – Victoria has breathed and lived the Hotpod Yoga journey truly when she discovered it in Nottingham – from customer, to teacher, and after making the plunge to quit her corporate career: to now a proud Franchisee Owner!
Her classes are always evolving: playful yet mindful, energising and dynamic – yet always ending with a good old stretch and relaxation. Expect coming out from her classes feeling refreshed both physically and mentally!