The Northumberland Club, N.Jesmond Ave, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE2 3JU, GB
From the age of 19 Ben has been practising Yoga following a motorbike accident and introduced too Yoga as a form of therapy. Now 34, he has travelled to a multitude of countries including Turkey & India to practise a variety of styles including Bikram, Sivananda and Ashtanga, qualifying for his 200TT in Rishikesh, India.
“Having wholeheartedly felt the positive effects of practising yoga, I now teach Hatha and Vinyasa yoga. My teaching style has progressive pace, focuses on alignment and most of all breath control.”
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.
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.”
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.
Sarah found Yoga 8 years ago and it has 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!”
My background is based in fitness and dance. I love 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 my 200hr YTTC in India this summer I am excited to share yoga at Hotpod Newcastle.
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.
I found yoga a number of years ago as the perfect antidote to the stresses of the modern world, becoming hooked on the challenge it provided on the mat and sense of calm off the mat. I travelled to Goa, India in 2018 for my 200 hour yoga teacher training and haven’t stopped learning since. Join me for sweat, wobbles and, most importantly, smiles!
Stacey began practicing yoga in Canada in 2007. Both the physical and mental benefits became slightly addictive and Stacey knew she had to take her practice further and completed her teaching training in 2015.
“After stepped into the pod for the 1st time I knew I had to be a part of the team. I’m always looking to learn more and further develop my practice.”
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.’
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.
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.
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 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.”
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.
As a physiotherapist and keen sports person, Jules has always believed ‘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. It was also during this time she toyed with the idea of training to become a teacher. Fast forward 9 years, countless practices, 2 children and a furbabe and there she was completing her 200 hours yoga teacher training. Jules loves to share her passion for yoga, especially to those new to practice and special population. She continues to further explore the philosophy and history of yoga and is always found trialling new local classes and workshops. 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.
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!