Olympus Village, Shop 37, Olympus Road,Olympus, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0081, ZA
“Sam I am, and why yes, I do indeed like green eggs and ham.” For one day only join Sam, the traveling yogi, for her very first community class at the pod. Sam is a light-hearted, down-to-earth EFL English teacher by day, and a Vinyasa Yogi by night. After completing her 200hr HYTT, she is now ready to spread her yogi-wings and soar into the Menlo Hotpod studio. Expect challenging but fun classes suited to each and every student level.
I attended my first yoga class in 2008 and has never stopped since. As my love and passion for yoga grew and I noticed how every aspect of my life was being transformed, a deep desire to share this with people developed.
So, in 2015, after spending some time in the Sivananda Ashram in the South of India, I completed a 500hr TTC course in Integral Hatha Yoga. I became a registered teacher with the Yoga Teachers Fellowship shortly thereafter.
My aim is to present students with the tools to cope with the many challenges they face daily. To help them find inner peace amidst their stressful lives, connect with a deeper part of themselves, still their minds, and at the same time move and strengthen their bodies.
Trevor has been a professional dancer internationally for 22 years and has always relied on Yoga to keep him conditioned, centred and injury free. Trevor completed his 200RYT teacher training in India and teaches Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Yin Yoga. He is also a comprehensively certified Pilates Teacher. Trevor believes that yoga is for everybody and that it is the vital oxygen for body, mind and soul.
Talitha has been a yoga enthusiast for many years. She was drawn to yoga as a means to connect to body and mind. Coming from a teaching background she enjoys interacting with students and sculpting the experience to include everyone. She has a very calm approach to teaching but makes sure that everyone leaves the class feeling like they earned Savasana at the end.
Coming from a martial arts background, Brendan has 6 years of experience teaching yoga, with a gentle and informative approach. Alignment, relaxation, correct breathing, and balancing the nervous system are some of the key elements of his teaching method. His classes are balanced and unique, combining different styles of yoga to suit all ages, levels, and body types.
Yoga has been a constant in my life since i first set foot on a mat in 2008. I love every part of the ancient wisdom of this healing practice. I look forward to guide you on your own yoga journey.
Hotpod Yoga Fanatic. She is passionate about delivering a class that will leave you feel calm and well-worked. With years of experience in the corporate world, she has one aim in mind – to leave you feeling balanced and relaxed.
My yoga journey started in 2011, since then I have practiced yoga on and off in conjunction with other sports. Two years ago I realized that it had a significant impact on me, both physically and mentally and wanted to learn more. I finished my 200hr-RYT Certificate in 2017 and my journey has led me to teach different styles and tailor my classes to the attendees. I love practicing a variety of styles, but find myself mostly drawn to Vinyasa Flow classes.
Johlene is an artist with a love for yoga. She started practicing yoga 4 years ago and recently completed her 200 HYTT. She was drawn to yoga philosophy in pursuit of joy and has found it to be powerful medicine in healing body and mind.
Carma started practicing yoga during her articles as candidate attorney in an attempt to find an outlet for the daily stress and drama. In no time, the benefits of yoga outweighed all else, the “obsession” took over, and she completed her 200hr RYT course. Carma teaches simply and creatively, and aims to encourage her students to be present on their mats and in their bodies.
Our own tea guru has successfully completed her 200hr RYT course. She’s been practicing yoga for over 10 years on – and – off but it was only in the past 5 years that Yoga became a necessity & lifestyle to her. She focuses on connecting the mind and breath through movement on the mat whilst integrating correct alignment where needed. She has a passion for teaching & interacting with people and hope to motivate & inspire them.
Movement nerd, passion for people, works as a biokineticist, focuses on alignment and strength to help healthy and injured bodies perform better.
Nastassja falls in love with yoga every time she steps on the Mat. She appreciates the gifts her students give and aspires to inspire.
She loves to facilitate the growth in people & being witness to the shifts of mind and body, she finds it being quite humbling. Through her communication degree she found huge passion for the exchange yoga teaches in communication between mind, body & spirit.
She loves combining playfulness, thoughtfulness and of course loads of movement, focusing on physical and mental strength.
Abedah is an emerging teacher based in Johannesburg and Pretoria respectively. Her yoga journey began in 2014 and continues to flourish to date. Abedah enjoys yoga as a way of maintaining a healthy body and sound mind. Abedah spent 2 years maintaining her own asana practice before moving on to complete her 300 HR Hatha yoga certification. Abedah is excited to share her perspective on leading a yogic lifestyle with all who seek to know more. “There is so much to learn from facilitating a space for yogis to safely explore their bodies. As teacher, I am passionate about making yoga accessible for people of all walks of life.”
Expect a class with emphasis on safety, correct alignment, easy-to-follow sequencing and modifications of postures – making it an experience for all levels.
Mischa is proud to be one of the first representatives of Hotpod Yoga South Africa – and is leading HPY Pretoria!
She obtained her 200 hour yoga teachers training qualification in Rishikesh, India where she had the pleasure of learning under the guidance of Acharya Vinay Chaitnyaryt. Her classes are dynamic Vinyasa Flow, integrating alignment, core work, and breathing techniques with basic poses and the creative sequencing from the Hotpod Yoga UK team. She has a simple yet dynamic way of communication and believes in understanding each and every individual she teaches. She loves teaching people to move their bodies for all round physical and mental goodness. Her understanding and hands-on ability to teach deepens from having experience as a gymnast and a former Pilates instructor. She finds joy incorporating yoga into her own everyday life.