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 Porto in 2019.
Join us at our studio for yoga in its most potent form. You’ll stretch further, breathe deeper, sweat harder and melt fully into the Hotpod experience – a balanced flow of active and passive postures, working the body and calming the mind in equal measure. You’ll step into our 20 person pod and immediately find yourself a million miles away from the every day. Bring water and a towel to enjoy the unique immersion that is a Hotpod Yoga class. To understand it, you’ve got to experience it
the hotpod experience
step into our immersive pod
hot yoga in 37 degree heat
move to relaxing beats
filled with calming scents
suitable for all levels
Av. Comendador Ferreira de Matos 688 Matosinhos, Porto, PT, 4450-121, PT
meet the instructors
Micaela Nortadas (English & Portuguese)
Cristiana Gonçalves (English & Portuguese)
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Marta Simoncini (English)
Originally from Milan, Marta discovered yoga during her 4 year-long experience in Sydney.
However, it was only in 2019, a period of great change following her moving back to Italy, that her personal practice became a central part of her routine, thanks to that balancing and grounding power that yoga naturally has. From here, the inevitable development for her was undergoing the process of becoming a teacher.
To Marta is indeed balance one of the core aspects of yoga: that ability to balance our body and our full system in-between an active and a calmer kind of energy.
Former athlete, Marta’s practice and flows are energising, but in a balanced way, which makes her classes suitable and enjoyable for both first timers and more experience students.
Bárbara Koehler (English & Portuguese)
Tina Bozic (English only)
Drawing from different traditions, Tina focuses on developing functional strength and flexibility while encouraging students to use their body/breath awareness to stay connected to the present moment.
Ana Dias (English & Portuguese)
Ana has always been passionate for movement since she can remember and yoga had that perfect mix of discipline and freedom to move at our own pace.
Originally from Porto, she moved to London to further her training in contemporary dance and it was through a dance injury that yoga came into Ana’s life. It ended up being not only a key component to her physical rehabilitation but also brought so much needed mental balance to a life of constant change and challenges.
Ana’s classes focus on the conscious use of the breath to inform movement. Her aim is to help students build their body awareness, through intelligent alignment that considers different body structures and not one size fits all. Offering a welcoming, non dogmatic and light hearted teaching approach to vinyasa flow, Ana facilitates a safe space where you can try new things and be playful.
Benedita Santos (English & Portuguese)
Sandra Gaio (English & Portuguese)
When Sandra was twelve years old she dreamed of becoming an acupuncturist as well as a Yoga instructor, like her mother and grandmother. Now she is realising her dream, helping others and spending her free time with the love of her life – Sushi (her dog).
Karen Gonçalves (English only)
Karen was born in South Africa and has since lived in 5 countries over 3 continents. After living the corporate London lifestyle for many years, she decided to relocate to Portugal with her husband in search of a quieter life. Upon discovering that no studios offered hot yoga in Porto, she decided to combine her love of yoga with her business background and launch the second Hotpod Yoga in Portugal.