Unit A Mars Centre, Stamford Bridge Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO19 5LJ, GB
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!
At the age of 17, Meg found yoga and was absolutely fascinated by the depth of this topic and the neverending learning and knowledge that comes with it.
By building her self practice and attending regular classes Meg made the decision to change her career completely but always wanted the same outcome in her job, to bring happiness to others and to make people feel better.
Her practice and teaching journey are continuously unfolding and with every class Meg hopes to inspire others to find peace, balance and acceptance through movement, community and meditation.
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.
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!
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, 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 – a class with Vix will always incoporate 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!