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 Mansfield in January 2018.

studio facilities

  • Changing
  • Mats

20 person pod

Vinyasa flow

37 degrees

All levels welcome

find us

Making It! Centre, Littleworth, Mansfield, NG18 1AH, GB

Lucy Walton

Lucy started Yoga in 2010 when she went to Boston (USA) to stay with her Dad, his friend was an
Ashtanga teacher and she was invited along to a class. Lucy loved it and went every day for 6 weeks. She loved the strength and commitment she felt at classes. Once Lucy came back she then went to classes at the gym before finding Hot Yoga. This was it for her. Heat and Yoga was bliss. A sweaty workout without having to run! The studio where she was practicing then offered up teacher training and she couldn’t sign up quick enough!

Luci Roberts

Caroline Mason

Caroline began her yoga journey 3 years ago by practising at home using YouTube videos. After a few weeks, she began to notice the physical changes in her body, but the mental changes were what kept drawing her back to her mat. After a stressful day at work she’d leave her mat with a completely different headspace, feeling nourished in both body and mind. Caroline fell in love with Yoga so much, she quit her job as a Primary School Teacher, and went to Indonesia to do her Yoga Teacher Training. Also a qualified Personal Trainer, Caroline brings strength and empowerment to her classes.

Jo Smiley

Jo fell in love with Yoga almost 8 years ago while living in Hong Kong where she also undertook her Iyenger based training. From taking her very first class to becoming a teacher she discovered the many multifaceted benefits that yoga can offer. From the positive physical and mental effects to increased confidence and accepting things she could not change.

Leah McLaren

Jessica Haskey

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.

Victoria Chan

Growing up in Hong Kong with years of training in classical dancing and inspiring anatomy geek, Victoria has always had a love for personal challenges that combines creativity, focus and body movement. Pursuing a classical Hatha training she completed her YTT200 with the AyurYoga Institute in 2015. Victoria strives to share her love and knowledge in all things biomechanics, so you can dance your ways through energising flows with her whilst powering up your bodily awareness and proprioception. Victoria is also certified in Personal Training and Thai Yoga Massage, which helps her to offer intuitive and beneficial physical assists during your practice.

Claire English

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.

Helen Whetton

Helen discovered yoga after years of high intensity fitness and physical challenges. After gaining her Meditation diploma, she searched for a practice which would strengthen both body and mind, and having attended a Yoga retreat she realised she’d found what she was looking for. Her love for the ocean and passion for surfing found Helen training in Greece with Yoga Energy School, on an ocean side deck on the Aegean Island. Her classes are energetic and challenging. She aims to teach strong, empowering yet deep classes by connecting the mind, body and soul. Helen is passionate about empowering students in her classes yet embraces a mindful approach to savasana to absorb all the wonderful benefits of the practice.

Oli Milroy

Oli has a background in running marathons which naturally led him on to finding the benefits of yoga practice. A qualified Personal Trainer and Crossfit trainer, he has a keen interest in biomechanics and functional fitness. Having discovered through injury just how important self-maintenance of our muscles, bones, joints, ligaments and tendons can be he pursued a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training in Bali.

Nicole Windle

Yoga first came into my life when I was 15 years old playing around with my mother’s yoga video, using it mainly to stretch for my dance competitions. Fast forward 10 years and teaching has become a natural progression in my life. After I graduated from University and started working in the events industry I knew the corporate ladder wasn’t for me. I have always been into sports and fitness so this led me to train with a dynamic style of yoga, Ashtanga/Vinyasa at Sampoorna Yoga School in India. My classes are dynamic but grounding, always coming back to your own body and breath and closing the class with a relaxing savasana to reap in the wonderful benefits of your practice.

Helen Day

Helen went to her first Hot yoga class 4yrs ago to compliment her weight training and absolutely loved the warmth as soon as she stepped into the studio. She felt an instant wellbeing envelop her. She attended a class once a week for 7 months and then signed up for a 30 day challenge to yoga everyday. That was it she completely fell in love with hot yoga.  Over time her physical strength improved, her balance and her flexibility. Mentally she feels in a calmer and happier place than she ever thought possible. She feels there’s nothing else like it and it compliments any other sport or fitness that you do, the body is nourished and so is the mind. She trained with Boxing yoga in March 2015 and then went on to train with Sun power yoga in April 2016.

the founder

Leah McLaren

Leah first discovered Hotpod Yoga, while living in London and working as a picture editor on national newspapers. She visited the Nottingham pod when home for a weekend in Derby. She quickly realised that there was a need to bring hot yoga to her home and start bringing a healthier and happier lifestyle to herself and those around her. Leah first launched in Derby in 2017 and then also took over the Mansfield pod in 2018.

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