Unit A Mars Centre, Stamford Bridge Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 5LJ, GB
Sarah has been a regular #HPYPodSquad since the very beginning of Hotpod Yoga York! A battle with anxiety and depression first led her to yoga. The physical practice and mindfulness quickly became a self-care routine and soon after she knew this passion could develop into something that she can share with others.
Focussing on mobility, alignment and flexibility, Sarah’s classes allow you to explore and play on the mat, restoring balance and a sense of calm, leaving you feeling refreshed and relaxed after your practice.
Having trained and worked as a dancer for many years, yoga seemed like a seamless fit for Jess after trying out different forms of exercises. Having practised yoga for five years and teaching other classes including spin and HIIT she finally decided to take the plunge and complete her 200 hour Vinyasa teaching training this year.
Her aim as a teacher is to make yoga approachable for every person and every body. Jess’ 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.
Etta’s passion for practicing and teaching yoga stems from uncovering the many benefits, for not only the body but also for the mind and our deeper consciousness and higher awareness. With her love for the tradition and practice, Etta enjoys helping people to reconnect to themselves and what they want to create through yoga, helping others to uncover and remember the purpose of our existence and our higher potential. Through the art of vinyasa flows, Etta’s classes focus on reconnecting into who we really are deep within, behind the veils of body and mind origin.
Rebecca’s love for getting lost within movement came from her passion of dancing. Her professional dance training background has provided her many qualities that she now uses on and off the mat and wants to share with others.
It is York’s very own Hotpod Yoga studio that made her fall in love with Yoga and want to become a teacher herself.
Teaching alignment, awareness of position and movement of the body, and correct posture to others is important to Rebecca as she believes these are the foundations to a comfortable life.
A class with B will have you working on a good balance of strength, flexibility and mobility helping you to leave feeling energised and refreshed both physically and mentally.
When Rebecca isn’t doing Yoga you will find her teaching Pilates or performing at the happiest place on Earth – Disney!
Born in Hong Kong Samuel grew up studying traditional martial arts, and is a movement fanatic. From the way we move to why we move – Samuel loves it all, anything to do with biomechanics and flow is his passion.
Samuel has spent years studying martial arts and in his recent years ballet and yoga, due to injury; having battled a lot with injures in his life has given him a deeper understanding of anatomy and a further love for what he does.
Taking a class with Samuel is peaceful and personal yet fully functional, physical and mentally engaging.
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.
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!
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 a proud Franchisee Owner. There’s definitely something magical about practicing with the heady aromas, down tempo beats and of course, and 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. Expect coming out from her classes feeling lighter and liberated both physically and mentally, maybe even an unexplainable smile!