Chesterfield Rd North, Pleasley, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG19 7SP, GB
I fell in love with the practice of yoga 7 years ago and decided to join HPY classes in 2018 where I was hooked on the HPY experience.
Having worked in dog rescue for 6 years where I rehabilitated and cared for dogs in need, yoga was the safety net that always caught me on the emotional rollercoaster of rescue work. It helped me stay centred, energised and full of passion. For this reason, I decided to take my YTT with an Indian Himalayan Yoga School so I could return and share the adventurous journey and the magic of yoga with others.
Gemma started going to Hotpod Mansfield over 3 years ago as her friend was telling her about how amazing it was. She fell in love with it instantly and started going every week, after a few classes she was noticing how it made her feel not only physically but mentally. Gemma then decided she wanted to share this with as many people as she could, so she took her 200YTT course in Portugal and now is lucky enough to be able to teach at Hotpod itself.
Having worked in pharmaceutical sales It was during a year out in Australia that I was first introduced to yoga. Having always felt fitness was all about high impact, I began to love the feeling yoga gave me. My body began to feel the benefits of the stretches and my mind the benefits of connecting with the breath. After returning to the UK I continued my yoga journey with relaxing Hatha classes. A friend then introduced me to Hotpod and I was hooked. The heat helped my body release deeper into postures and the Vinyasa style energised me.
Katy has been practising yoga for over 15 years, Initially taking classes at the gym after a tough workout. Yoga became her ‘go to’ and loved the way it made her body and mind feel. Strength, mobility and flexibility improved dramatically and most importantly she was pain free! Pair that with the incredible positive impact yoga had on her mind set, Katy was hooked and the rest is history!
Dylan fell in love with yoga whilst traveling in Bali as a mindful way of exercising body & mind without risking injury. With a background in running, triathlons & surfing, Yoga provides a perfect balance of strength & flexibility to nurture the body, which gives you the ideal way to condition yourself & recover from high impact sports. Dylan is also a qualified triathlon coach.
Eszter has been a yoga student since 2013 and her love for yoga and thirst for more knowledge took her to India to complete a 200 hour teacher training in 2016. In 2017 she qualified as a pregnancy and postnatal yoga teacher. Nowadays she’s proud mum of a happy and very active little boy. She enjoys teaching both gentle and dynamic classes combining the elements of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha styles.
It was whilst away travelling that Laura found her love for yoga and she hasn’t looked back since! She soon realised that not only did she feel better the more she practiced but that she really wanted to share that feeling with others. Laura is passionate about the way yoga can compliment our modern lifestyles, whether that be counteracting hours spent at a desk, building extra strength to improve athletic performance or maybe just clearing some space in your head to help you prioritise what’s important. Expect a strong class with a focus on building good form and having some fun!
With a background in dance and fitness and a keen interest in mindfulness Steph fell in love with yoga as it fuses the two together perfectly – After deciding to leave her job in estate agency to undertake her teacher training in 2017 Steph has never looked back, returning to the pod after having her little girl Steph is passionate in helping others to achieve a sense of wellbeing and balance.
Mikala found Yoga around 6 years ago, first following Youtube videos to gain flexibility for Pole as she is also a qualified Pole Fitness instructor. After noticing the progression in her body, she started to notice the differences Yoga was having on her mind. Finding some stillness after a Yoga class was new for Mikala, and the love for Yoga and meditation grew from there.
Originally from Newcastle where Louise is from a dance and gymnastics background, however fell in love with yoga a few years ago. As a psychology masters student she is very passionate about the mental health benefits of yoga. Her lighthearted approach combined with her love for the practice, ensures a fun and dynamic class for all abilities.
Jessica turned to yoga 5 years ago and trained in Bali. Purely at first for fitness reasons, it was a way of getting another workout into the week without being in the gym. With lots of dance & fitness history growing up, she came to realise that yoga and meditation was what was missing from her life. Jessica is eager to give back, to let others gain the power of yoga for themselves after never feeling more balanced and in tune with her own mind and body.
Following a nursing career, Claire moved into the fitness industry where she has worked for the last 15 years. Yoga was seen as a natural progression for her. Claire qualified in July 2017 in the Sun Power yoga 200 hour TT diploma. She loves the link that yoga has with mind and body and uses her anatomy and fitness knowledge together to give a safe and effective work out.