The Northumberland Club, N.Jesmond Ave, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 3JU, GB
Mario begun his yoga journey as a means to recover from reoccurring injuries, what unfolded became so much more than just physical benefits. Mario believes that movement is medicine and it will not only melt away your muscle aches and pains but also improve your overall mental wellbeing.
Mario likes to approach classes with a light hearted playful manner, embracing the fact that everybody is at a different stage of their own personal journey and encourages you to enjoy every step along the way. With a background in ashtanga yoga and calisthenics Mario has a true passion for exploring our bodies capabilities and changing the impossible to possible.
Peter is a professional actor, yoga teacher and breath coach. After first coming across yoga in his actor training as an esoteric tool for joint health, body control and improving breath control on stage, he quickly fell in love with it as a personal practice. Initially as a practical tool then eventually as a philosophical and mindful practice too. Peter qualified as a yoga teacher in March 2020, right when the pandemic closed all the traditional teaching avenues. Oh no! Since then Peter doubled down and trained further in breathwork, yoga nidra and yin yoga and started offering online classes both for groups and 1:1. He loves the variety of benefits and options yoga provides for so many people. His classes are a mixture of tradition, improvisation and fun, trying to find that point for everyone between comfort and challenge known as growth.
Celeste spent the majority of her years as a dancer before finding Yoga which has since transformed both her inner and outer worlds. Celeste’s love for the relationship between our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects led her to delve deeper in her own practice of Ashtanga and Vinyasa before deciding to complete her teacher training so she could share the gifts she found with others. Celeste is passionate about how Yoga becomes the gateway to so much potential for each individual.
Celeste’s classes are energetic with a focus on exploring your physicality as well as creating balance and understanding of your mental and emotional states.
Kerry has been practising Yoga for over 9 years and qualified in 2018. Teaching Vinyasa Yoga combining various principles to harness energy through breathwork, movement, meditation and guidance through emotional well-being. Yoga is my ‘Go to Therapy’. It provides space, clarity and opportunity to trust and be completely me.
I’m an absolute people person and teaching Yoga allows me to connect to those who are similarly likeminded. Studying to teach yoga was the best decision I ever made and I never stop learning.
Having a background in contemporary dance, I’ve always been attracted to various forms of movement. I dabbled with different styles of yoga in studios and online, but it wasn’t until I found Hotpod Yoga Newcastle that I started seeing yoga as my favourite form of exercise and self-care. I’m a 200 hrs certified vinyasa teacher who loves surprising her students with creative transitions and introducing them to new poses. My classes are challenging, yet inclusive, aiming to create a space where you can feel supported as you explore the limits of your practice. I hope everyone can leave my classes feeling energised and accomplished. When not on my mat, you can find me hiking up the hills of the Lake District or exploring coastal walks in the North East—almost always in the company of my dog!
Paige began exploring holistic wellbeing over 10 years ago, travelling the world delving into the philosophies of yoga and ayurveda. Undertaking her yoga training in India, she came back to the UK to create, Flore and Folk; an infusion of yoga and ayurvedic guidance, for those seeking to connect and flourish in life.
Paige’s classes are light-hearted, fun and energetic, creating balance and wellbeing on and off the mat. You can catch Paige in Whitley Bay studio.
I stumbled into my first yoga class as a student, when I was unfit, overweight and pretty miserable. It couldn’t have come into my life at a better time and I was hooked immediately. Fast forward a few years, and it’s opened the door to many other forms of movement. When I’m not at the yoga studio, you can find me running, cycling, swimming or throwing some weights around the gym. I squeeze in work in the NHS around this, but the best decision I ever made was to take some time out for my yoga teaching training in India in 2019. Yoga has changed my life completely and I’ll go home happy if I can make you feel as welcome as I did at my first class!
Ella has been practicing Yoga for over 20 years and has cultivated a daily at home practice over the past 5 years. A desire to deepen her practice led her to take her 200hr Teacher Training with Practice Yoga Austin where she discovered a passion for alignment. She is currently training to be a C-IAYT certified Yoga Therapist and working towards her 300hr Teacher Training …..never not learning! For Ella, Yoga, nature, food, mindfulness and meditation are integral to mental health and wellbeing.
You’ll find a smiley Ella on the weekends in Whitley Bay studio.
In 2018 I travelled to Rishikesh in India where I completed my Yoga Teacher Training. I’ve practiced Yoga for many years and having experienced the benefits both mentally and physically, I wished so much to share this practice with others.
It has been amazing sharing Yoga with others, especially people who have never tried it before. Witnessing the benefits it has brought into their lives too is wonderful and I am looking forward to continue to do this with the Hotpod Newcastle team.
Rachel starting practising yoga a few years ago when a friend recommended Hotpod Yoga. After just one class, she was addicted.
Having trying many types of yoga, she realised her love of heat and yoga combined and knew she had to pursue this passion and become a yoga teacher.
“After that first yoga class, the heat, the feeling – both physically and mentally – was amazing. I want to teach other people how to experience the huge benefits that practising yoga can bring to your life.”
Fun loving Rachel brings you the Saturday morning treble in Jesmond.
In 2016, I trained in the foot of the Himalayas, India and have been teaching in a variety of styles since. My favourite thing about yoga is the warm buzz at the end of the class when everyone has messy hair, big smiles and are feeling more human. I tend to match my style and sequences to the energy of the room and always encourage students to listen to how they feel both mentally and within their bodies. I teach in an inclusive, friendly and relaxed manner and it’s always my goal to make people laugh and feel at home.
You can catch Zoe in Jesmond studio when she takes a break from her PHD to join you in the pod.
Sarah found Yoga 8 years ago and it made such a positive impact on her life both physically and mentally. “Stepping onto my mat gives me an instant sense of well-being, I love how makes you feel calm yet energised, supple yet strong”
Sarah completed her 200hr Vinyasa teacher training in 2018 with the aim to help invoke those feelings in others. “I hope to see you in the pod soon!”
Sarah teaches lots of local classes around the coast and you’ll find her at our Whitley Bay studio throughout the week.
Nat’s background is based in fitness and dance, she loves physicality and movement as a way to express and release. Yoga gives so many physical, mental and spiritual benefits it balances both mind and body. It challenges and it provides freedom. After completing her 200hr YTTC in India Nat joined us at HPY Newcastle and teachers across both studios.
Yoga is amazing and has changed my life in so many ways, challenging my body whilst creating space in my mind. I’m so passionate about sharing the physical, mental and spiritual benefits of Yoga with as many people as I can through teaching.
Terri-anne is another familiar smile in Jesmond, she was a Complete member before deciding to complete her training and we were thrilled to have her join the team.
Sid first found her love of yoga in 2016 through rock climbing as a member of the GB Climbing Team. In February 2019, she travelled to Rishikesh India to deeper discover the traditional practice and teachings. Here, she completed her 200HR Teacher Training.
‘I truly believe that Yoga is a healer. As both a practioner and a teacher, I aim to translate this faith in an informative and positive style to my students. Daily practice has enriched me both physically and mentally and I hope to fuel this continuation to the Yogi’s of the North East within the pod.’
You can catch Sid at both studios and if you’re up for a challenge, book yourself into Sid’s Monday Dynamic in Whitley Bay.
Chris started practising yoga 10 years ago as an addition to her running training. She completed her 200 hours TT in India in 2016 and have recently returned to India to complete 500 hours TT.
“Nothing makes me happier than seeing those I teach, enjoy their practice, feel good physically and mentally and challenge themselves”.
In late 2017 I walked into my first hot yoga class and so began my passionate love affair with yoga! In 2018 I travelled to the birthplace of yoga in the Himalayas and completed my 200hr YTT so I can share the yogi magic with the world.
A long time familiar friendly face in the Jesmond studio, Rae was a Complete member at Hotpod before training to become a Yoga Teacher and as soon as she was back from the Himalaya’s we snapped her up to join the team and you can catch her on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.
In December 2017, I travelled to India to complete my 200 hour teacher training certificate in Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow. I teach to bring students to the heart of yoga, to strengthen and tone the body and calm the mind. My teaching style is laid back, light-hearted and suitable for anyone at any stage on their yoga journey.
Poppy teaches in Jesmond studio and runs a gorgeously chilled Nurturing Flow on Wednesday evenings.
Having had the pleasure of studying with some inspirational teachers in northern India I returned to Newcastle qualified to share the benefits of a regular yoga practice, I love helping others find space in both the body and the mind.
Alex always enjoys a physical challenge and when his wife Jules told him about Hotpod, he knew he had to try it! He got straight on the train to London and was hooked, he knew then that this was something to take back to the people of Newcastle. Although born in the south, Alex considers himself a born-again Northerner and loves nothing more than explore the coast with this family. Alex especially enjoys teaching a super chilled Nurturing Flow class, where you’ll struggle to stay awake and when he is not in the pod, you’ll find him practicing Ju Jitsu or playing chess.
As a physiotherapist and keen sports person, Jules always believed that ‘Movement is Medicine’ and found yoga as a child through watching her mum practice and then later as part of her martial arts training. Although it wasn’t until at university that Jules found essential headspace and calmness on the mat. Jules loves to share her passion for yoga, especially to those new to practice or recovering from injury. Jules’ favourite thing about Hotpod is walking in and experiencing that instant sense of calm and comfort from the immersive warmth and glow of the pod. When not in the pod, or physio-ing, Jules is at the beach with her 3 children and furbabe, either in the sea or on the sea.