5 College St Mews, Northampton, NN1 2QF, GB
I found yoga a year ago when Alice opened up Hotpod Yoga in Northampton – it quite literally changed my life! Since then I have been to India to undertake my 200hr YTT course and have now returned back to teach in the pod. The benefits of yoga are unmistakable for me – bringing the mind, body and breath into alignment, allows us all to focus on our own individual wellbeing, giving us space from the busy-ness of today’s lives. Added to that the cocooned-like atmosphere of Hotpod is a recipe for a blissful experience I say! I believe the classes that Hotpod deliver will blow your mind also. I am excited to be joining the friendly team at Hotpod Northampton and to help you enjoy your classes as much as I enjoyed mine when I discovered Hotpod Yoga. Look forward to meeting you in the pod sometime soon!
My name is Helen and I’m a 200hr Sun Power Yoga Teacher from Leicestershire. Previously, I worked in mainstream education for over 12 years as a secondary teacher before leaving in 2017 to set up my own yoga business. I believe that yoga’s physical and emotional benefits have saved me and many others I know. I also believe yoga is for everybody and every body, regardless of age or ability from babies to the twilight years, yoga can be used to keep us supple, happy and in the moment rather than worrying about the past or what’s yet to come. Movement. Meditation. Mindfulness is the way forward – I’m excited to start teaching at HPY Northampton as it is super fun and friendly, just as the yoga community should be!
Sarah has been hooked on hot since her first visit to Bikram in 2001. She loves the strength, power and the total body and mind workout that hot yoga brings. Her classes are strong and dynamic with a clear focus on anatomy, movement and helping to understand your body in the context of the shapes we create.
Kellie is a biomedical scientist and a yoga teacher. She first found her passion for yoga over 15 years ago while training as a national athlete both cross country and track. Her love for yoga developed further during her time at university pairing her scientific knowledge with yoga. Kellie’s love for physical activity paired with the mind-body connection of yoga brings a dynamic high energy yet scientific element to her flows.
After years of struggling to find a class that suited all her needs, Zoe came across hot yoga in 2012 and became addicted to the heat and movement of breath and body. She has not looked back since and realised the heat made her feel more energised, physically and mentally. Since completing her Teacher Training with Hotpod Yoga, life has become more exciting. She has found an insatiable appetite to learn, improve and understand herself, in hope of guiding others through yoga and general life hacks! Zoe’s classes are invigorating and uplifting, her enthusiasm, joy and understanding that each persons body is exceptional in their own way, will leave you with a spring in your step.
Kathryn developed an interest in yoga following injuries and surgery. She discovered Ashtanga yoga and has never looked back and now enjoys and values all forms of yoga. Initially practising for rehabilitation, yoga has become a way of life and not just supported her physically but mentally and emotionally. Kathryn did her teacher training in India in 2017 and started teaching alongside her full-time role as a specialist nurse practitioner. Since then she has attended many workshops and retreats. Kathryn’s classes are fun yet energetic with value being placed on breath to movement. She encourages students to approach each practise on the mat as it is the first, honouring the body and the mind in the moment without judgement.
Susie was first introduced to yoga back in 1999 via Ashtanga, and loved the way yoga forced her to get out of her mind, and focus on her body and breathing. In 2009 Susie discovered hot vinyasa yoga and never looked back and qualified as a yoga teacher in 2015.
Marie has been teaching yoga since 2017, alongside being a Secondary School Music Teacher and Head of Year. Yoga became a way of improving her general well-being. Her personal Yoga practice is a vinyasa / dynamic practice. Marie’s classes aim to be strong, but accessible and fun, with an emphasis on exploring the balance of strength and softness within poses and helping students listen to and become more aware of their bodies and breath.
Having been a Journalist for 25 years, Josie went on to become a Certified Yoga Instructor and Wellness Educator. Yoga helped her to become happier, healthier and more fulfilled. Her yoga classes will leave you feeling less stressed, strong bodied and more flexible. Josie loves nothing more than to have you fully experiencing each moment of your practice. Josie also loves curling up with a book, practising yoga or blogging.
Kate has been practicing and teaching yoga for 13 years and 4 years, respectively. Kate loved that over time she started to notice subtle changes in her body and self-injuries, her general state of mind become calmer and more open. Kate wanted to share this with others. Kate’s teaching is centred around the aspects of self-observation and healing, with a huge emphasis on the power of the breath.
Paige began exploring holistic healing nearly 10 years ago, travelling all over the world seeking alternative practices to improve her wellbeing. Paige undertook her teacher training in India and then came back to the UK to start her own business. Paige’s classes can be challenging and encourage you to get out of your comfort zone, but are always filled with high energy, fun and light-heartedness.
Adam teaches Yoga alongside his regular job as a full-time firefighter. Adam started yoga 4 years ago, to help improve his strength and mobility after weight training, so he went on to complete his teacher training at Sampoorna, India. Adam’s classes encourage awareness through motion and balance, to find strength in flexibility and bring a connection between the body and mind. Expect some fun and funky flows in his classes, which are suitable for any level of student.
Becky is a sports scientist and yoga teacher and her passion for yoga was actually developed by her love of Hotpod! She has been practising yoga for over 10 years and decided she wanted to teach, to share her love with others. Becky uses yoga to develop better bodily awareness, de-stress and to perfectly compliment her sporting endeavours. Becky brings this attitude, passion, energy and enthusiasm into her yoga classes, delivering a dynamic, fun flow.
Following a career as a secondary school PE Teacher, Alice made the transition of moving back home to set up Hotpod Yoga Northampton. She was a National League hockey player and loves most things sport and exercise related. Before being introduced to Hotpod Yoga, she had never done yoga before! Alice just loves the calming, yet challenging effect Hotpod Yoga has. Since embarking on her Hotpod Yoga journey, she has never looked back!