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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 are opening in Porto in October 2019.

studio facilities

  • Changing
  • Mats
  • Showers

20 person pod

Vinyasa flow

37 degrees

All levels welcome

find us

Av. Comendador Ferreira de Matos 688 Matosinhos, Porto, PT, 4450-121, PT

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).

Márcia Azevedo (English & Portuguese)

Márcia has been passionate about yoga from the day it entered her life, many years ago. On the path of self-discovery, she left the office life to begin this incredible adventure and for the last 10 years she has been sharing her love of this practice all over the world.

Rita Arriola (English & Portuguese)

Raised on the sunny Portuguese coast, from a young age her love for travelling and exploring was quite strong. Rita spent 4 years of her life travelling, tasting the world, gathering knowledge and sharing, and has now returned to Porto. She also loves Yoga, meditating, dancing, singing, long walks on the beach and her nature getaways.

Karen Gonçalves (English only)

the founder

Karen Gonçalves

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.

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