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 Newcastle in May 2017.

studio facilities

  • Changing
  • Mats
  • Parking
  • Showers

20 person pod

Vinyasa flow

37 degrees

All levels welcome

find us

The Northumberland Club, N.Jesmond Ave, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 3JU, GB

Poppy McGrady

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.

Elaine Smith

In March 2018 I completed the Hotpod intensive 200hr YTT in Vinyasa Flow.
I’m pretty down to earth and like to focus on bringing mindful movements to each yoga class. I’m keen to share the positive impact yoga can bring, helping students to build a stronger, more flexible body and a space to help quieten the mind.

Becky Mendoza

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.

Louise Edwards

Louise is a passionate and energetic Vinyasa Flow Teacher with a love of creating flows, teaching and sharing her love for yoga. She also absolutely love practicing in the heat.

“Yoga 100% changed my life for the better and since I completed my 200 hour Teacher Training in 2017 I haven’t looked back.”

Clare Renwick

I qualified back in 2009 and have been teaching ever since. I’m a firm believer that even though I am now a teacher, I am first and foremost a yoga student and I always seek out opportunities to evolve and learn more about the practice.

Hans Bartholdi

Hans signed up for a 500 hour teacher training course at the start of 2012. Trips to India to practice and train have helped me to expand my experience and to develop a fun, dynamic style of teaching. I try to keep instructions simple, giving options from easy to more advanced poses allowing each student to go to the point they feel comfortable with. Occasionally though, I like to encourage the more regular students to bump themselves out of that comfort zone and to push their boundaries.

Pamela Galbraith

Pamela stumbled upon her first ever yoga class when some yogis entered the studio following the ballet class she had been teaching. Always excited to see how yoga evolves, Pamela stepped into the pod and immediately felt the yogi warmth!! She has been teaching yoga and ballet regularly for many years and is happy to bring her fun and easy-going attitude into the pod.

Emily Harkness

My love of yoga began in 2007 when I first stepped onto the mat. I quickly noticed the positive impact my practice had on my daily life, and I became inspired to share it with others. This led me to teacher trainings in Seoul, South Korea and Newcastle. I was thrilled to discover Hot Pod Yoga and look forward to guiding you through your time on the mat!

Kristy Newburn

In 2014 Kristy had the privilege of practising yoga in various ashrams around India. While living in Queenstown, NZ she completed her YTT course specialising in Vinyasa Flow.

“You each have access to a beautiful, personal yoga journey, and as a teacher I am fortunate to witness the unveiling.”

Alex Hurley

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. HPYNewcastle offers A.M and P.M classes and plans to expand the timetable in future.

Jules Hurley

After a successful career as a Physiotherapist, Jules decided to fully embrace her passion for Yoga and share that passion through teaching. She discovered Yoga many years before when training in Taekwondo, where she later went on to 2012 GB trials. Since, Jules enjoys exploring the many benefits of a Yoga lifestyle other then the physical practice, she loves teaching to special populations and always ensures everyone has fun!

Orly Ashkenazi

Orly has always had an interest in the more spiritual, less conventional aspects of life. In 2016, she threw caution to the wind and travelled off to India to complete her 200 hour yoga teacher training with Keralan monks in 2018 she completed her 500 hour YTT. She recently discovered the physical and spiritual joys of Hotpod Yoga, and is beyond excited to be part of the team!

Rachel Tait

After going to her first yoga class in India in 2003, Rachel decided to go into teaching after realising how much it had helped her & improved aspects of her life. The best part of teaching is not only seeing students improve week by week but when, at the end of a class, someone comes up to you as says I didn’t expect it to be as challenging & as much fun.

the founder

Alex Hurley

Alex spent 10 years working with the MOD as an Exercise Rehabilitation Instructor, and discovered Yoga when using it at home on a DVD. 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. After HPY came to Newcastle on tour in April 2016 and seeing it spread across the world, Alex knew it was something he needed to be involved in. Hotpod Yoga Newcastle launched in 2017 and has been spreading hot vibes across the city ever since!

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