Unit A Mars Centre, Stamford Bridge Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 5LJ, GB
Nicola discovered Hotpod in Brixton and was delighted when York opened!
Nicola studied with British School of Yoga before furthering her understanding of the body with a Diploma in Anatomy & Physiology, as well as Pre and Post Natal yoga. Being an avid runner Nicola is passionate to deliver yoga to runners to support and restore training plans; she is also a Massage Therapist when she is not on the mat.
Yoga has been an anchor, guide and gift to Nicola through her journey back to full strength following major spinal surgery (which resulted from her years as a professional dancer). A class with Nicola will inspire you to keep moving and to believe in yourselves!
Lily has been practicing yoga on and off for 15 years, and committed to a regular practice 11 years ago. Since then, through grad school, having two kids, settling in the UK and recently moving to York from Cambridge, yoga has been the thread for Lily to find calm amongst the chaos of life. Lily expanded her personal practice to teaching in 2019 when she earned her 200 YTT with CamYoga.
When she’s not on the mat, you will find Lily chasing after her two boys, petting her lovely black cat Friday, drinking coffee, or pounding the pavement running throughout York. Lily is always up for an adventure whether it be somewhere far away or a corner of Yorkshire she hasn’t explored yet.
Ciara started to practice yoga while she was at university and hasn’t looked back since! Alongside running and strength training Ciara has always found yoga to be the perfect balance of strength and flexibility. After connecting with the physical and mental benefits of yoga, she decided to complete her yoga teacher training in 2020 and has been teaching vinyasa flow and yin yoga alongside her full time job since qualifying.
Ciara loves the fact that you can take whatever you need from each yoga practice and that each flow can be as challenging or as restorative as your body needs. When teaching, she likes to balance the yin and yang of the practice, offering opportunities for people to have fun on the mat working on a physical challenge before unwinding with a well deserved relaxation!
Busy mum with two teenage children and a long career in retail and sales, health and fitness have always been a part of Emma’s life. The turning point for Emma was when she found us at HPY York and started her journey with yoga and it’s changed her life changed completely! Not only did Emma find a new sense of purpose and balance to her life; the benefits of regular yoga practice soon became all the clearer: Emma’s felt happier, stronger and more flexible than ever before.
Profoundly inspired during lockdowns of 20/21, Emma decided to take the plunge and completed her yoga teacher training and she’s really excited to share the benefits for both body and mind with everyone around her! She believes that yoga is for everyone and should be fun. Not only will you come away from Emma’s classes feeling more relaxed but energised, you will also feel calmer in the mind; and of course you will also be getting a full body workout at the same time too!
Jess found yoga about 8 years ago at a time when she really needed it after accidentally booking into a Yin class; and she quickly fell in love with the way the practice allowed her to release tension both physically and mentally with her busy lifestyle. After several years of practicing Jess decided to take the plunge and completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training at Yoga Hero in Leeds as well as 50 hour Yin Teacher Training a few months later.
Jess’s aim is to make yoga approachable for every person and every body and she always strives to make sure every single participant feels welcome. Jess’s classes will work on a good mixture of balance, flexibility and mobility so that you leave the class feeling mentally and physically better than when you came in.
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, 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.
Growing up in Hong Kong with years of training in dancing and as an aspiring 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 proud owner of Hotpod Yoga York: building up both national and international teaching experiences from classes, guest teaching at teacher trainings and hosting retreats. There’s definitely something magical about practicing with the heady aromas, down tempo beats and of course, in the wonderful purple pod!
Vix’s classes are always evolving, sharing how she sees the world. Playful yet mindful, joining Vix on the mat is an invitation to be curious of your own movements and permission to be who you already are; challenge yourself but have fun along the way, all to reclaim that realm of serenity in your headspace – a class with Vix will always incorporate the mind as well as the body to cultivate a full rounded practice. Expect coming out from her classes feeling lighter and liberated both physically and mentally, maybe even an unexplainable smile!