Interested in owning your own yoga studio? Find out about franchising with Hotpod Yoga

about the studio

We’re Europe’s largest yoga business. Since 2013, over 100,000 people have immersed themselves in a Hotpod class at one of our 50+ locations around the world. We first landed in Johannesburg in 2015, and launched our new studio in Melrose in 2018 You’ll stretch further, breathe deeper, sweat harder and melt fully into the Hotpod experience – a balanced flow of active and passive postures, working the body and calming the mind in equal measure. You’ll immediately find yourself a million miles away from the every day. Bring water and a towel to enjoy the unique immersion that is a Hotpod Yoga class. To understand it, you’ve got to experience it

studio facilities

  • Changing
  • Mats
  • Parking
  • Showers

Signature Inflatable Studio

Vinyasa flow

37 degrees

All levels welcome

find us

102, Corlett Dr, Birnam, Johannesburg, 2196, ZA

Find Us

102 Corlett Dive Entrance 17 Sunnyside Rd opp Melrose Arch entrance next door to Toyota. Physical studio space re-opening during September

Abedah Musengi

Abedah’s yoga journey began in 2014 and continues to flourish. She enjoys yoga as a way of maintaining a healthy body and sound mind. Abedah spent 2 years maintaining her own asana practice before moving on to complete her 300 HR Hatha yoga certification. She is excited to share her perspective on leading a yogic lifestyle with all who seek to know more. “There is so much to learn from facilitating a space for yogis to safely explore their bodies. As teacher, I am passionate about making yoga accessible for people of all walks of life.”
Expect a class with emphasis on safety, correct alignment, easy-to-follow sequencing and modifications of postures – making it an experience for all levels.

Maz Skinner

Maz found their feet on the ground when they found yoga! “My mind used to occupy my attention 24/7, then I found yoga and discovered a deep sense of calm, stillness and awareness. I found my anxiety levels decreased significantly.” They quickly became committed to a strong and regular yoga practise and completed their first teacher’s training course with internationally acclaimed Ashtanga teacher Caroline Klebl in 2007 and completed a course in Vinyasa Flow Yoga in 2010 at Living Yoga.

Maz’s classes are strong and push you to find your own personal edge, leaving you feeling grounded, refreshed and energized.

They are also a Kids Yoga Teacher and Massage Therapist.

Ivana Sertic

New to the pod, but not to yoga. Ivana first stepped onto her mat in 2015 and has pretty much never left. She completed her teacher training in 2019 through Yoga Warrior, and is passionate about honoring tradition while nuturing creativity.

Her style is deeply influenced by both Iyengar and Vinyasa, and as such her classes are grounded in stamina and strength both from a physical and mental perspective.

Her aim is to create a safe and non-competitive space for all students to explore and, most importantly, enjoy their practice, which will consist of creative sequencing, intentional breathwork and hands-on assists.

Karen Brink

Karen loves teaching flow classes as students get to combat the effects of stress. Her classes mostly focus on gaining courage and confidence to push students to reach their utmost potential on the mat and in life, letting go and focusing on the positive. Her students will leave her classes feeling confident, courageous, positive, elated, energised and uplifted.

Dina Kanjee

Genna Pearson

Genna has been practicing yoga since 2005, and brings a diverse background of training to her classes. Having qualified in 2008 with a hatha vinyasa 200hr training course, she has taken a roundabout way to teaching, by climbing up mountains and running in extreme races, not to mention racking up some hours driving a desk. She has gone on to do various additional training courses in yin yoga, and pre- and post-natal yoga.
She is well placed to know the benefits of yoga in enhancing sporting performance, while it restores the weary worker. She believes in it so much she bought the franchise! Her classes will challenge you yet leave you feeling revitalised.

Kirsty Rae

Kirsty’s classes offer sequences with variations for all levels. Her ultimate intention is to allow students to experience a quiet place of stillness and the benefits of living in the moment, leaving them feeling calm yet energised.

Dirk le Roux

the founders

Genna & John

Genna & John are now the driving force behind growing Hotpod Yoga in Johannesburg & South Africa, and are responsible for looking after the franchise business and brand locally. Genna (Genevieve) has been an avid yogi since 2005 and always knew one day her passion would become her mainstay. She comes from a Business and Commercial background, running her own consultancy since 2008, and took over her first yoga studio (Yoga Warrior) in 2016. It was when she was looking to broaden the service offering that she came across Hotpod Yoga in Linden,and acquired the business in January 2018, with her husband and business partner John. John, through his wife and business partner Genna, came into yoga fairly recently but is already noticing physical and mental changes that are improving his well-being. In joining forces with Genna in the Hotpod Yoga business, he is using his engineering background to manage the technical and strategic aspects of the Hotpod business.

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