442 Atterbury, Menlopark, 224, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0081, ZA
A recent graduate from HPY Yoga Teachers School, Steven now furthers his journey to exploring the nature of the mind, body, and breath. Yoga has facilitated the change in the direction to discover his path to his highest potential. Initially used as a coping mechanism, the practice of yoga soon revealed to him the feeling of embodied wealth and abundance. His goal is to bring these qualities out in others by facilitating this practice.
Being so young, I only started my yoga journey about 2 years ago. It started as a path to healing – emotional, physical, and spiritual – and has since become a part of my daily life. I’ve fallen in love with how yoga has changed me as a person and would love to help others on their journey, no matter what the goal. I have experience with some pretty crazy yogi injuries, so it’s all about a safe practice with me!
Leo is a student of life and she constantly finds ways to evolve. They say all roads lead to Rome, well for Leo YOGA is her Rome, and all paths led her back to the practice. As a mom of three kiddos, she understands the need for personal growth and has found that Yoga lends its many arms to embrace each traveler on their journey. On route to self-discovery, she looks forward to sharing the path with like-minded humans, one posture at a time.
After my first class in January of 2019, I was hooked! I started once a week with one of my close friends and within 6 months I had a daily practice. I recently completed my teacher training through a 200-hour Hotpod Yoga course and I will always be a student of the practice and am deeply grateful for the wisdom my teachers have shared.
I love the strength yoga has given me, both physically and mentally! In my classes, I love to combine creative sequencing, the strength of playfulness and a dose of inspiration to help you deepen your practice. My hope is that you step off the mat feeling refreshed, nourished and balanced.
Vicki is a Durbanite who studied to be a dietitian. She began to fall in love with yoga while completing her community service year in the Drakensberg mountains. She discovered that the more she practiced, the stronger and happier she became.
Vicki decided to become a teacher so that she could hold space for others to become stronger and healthier – physically, mentally and emotionally. When not practicing yoga, she can either be found climbing a mountain, trail running or making music on an open mic stage.
Alda, love to take the time in her classes to let go and forget about time and the rat race outside. Breakaway nurture, relax and return to yourself. Give yourself the time to take care of you. When you are okay the rest will follow.
Sonel is a fun, loving and bold yoga teacher. She recently completed her 200 hour Hotpod Yoga course. After attending her first class in January of this year, becoming a teacher was inevitable!
She loves yoga so much it’s infectious. Yoga and the practice opened up doors never expected. With a newfound passion, it put on her on a path of transformation and growth and a warm feeling of gratitude. When she’s not doing anything yoga-related she’s embracing her inner foodie!
In Sonel’s classes, she keeps the pod light-hearted, weaving in corny jokes. Teaching and helping others to become more proficient in their practice became her new passion.
As a humanitarian working on good governance Fenna deals with dignity for all through systemic changes on a daily basis. She views being a yoga teacher as a continuation of this path. Offering a safe space for self discovery and to facilitate learning for each student to become the yogi/person they want to be is a great joy and privilege to her.
Fenna’s happy place is either on her mat, somewhere out in nature or in the kitchen baking the best carrot cake in Pretoria.
I’m Gill and I started practicing yoga when I was 16 years old. I fell in love with it and so this year I completed my 200 hours Yoga Teachers Training Course with Hotpod Yoga.
My aim is to create an environment where everyone is comfortable with the level their at, whether it be from being a complete beginner to a regular attendee. I also, however, would like to motivate students to challenge themselves and to aid them in not becoming complacent in their progress. Essentially, I want students to feel proud and satisfied with whatever effort they put into their practice.
My ultimate goal is to have students leave their class feeling totally refreshed and confident to tackle whatever life throws at them.
***My dream is to teach yoga at Coastal Town in the South of France where I can deeply breathe in and appreciate the beauty of nature.
I am an Eden Pilates qualified teacher and just received my Hotpod yoga teacher qualification. I go on crazy hikes and love long drives to amazing destinations. My doggy Whisper always comes 1st. I am kind yet my students always work harder then they expected. I keep on growing to a better version of myself with each day and trust that every day is going to be the best day again. Because all we have is right now and the best of now is now.
Anli officially completed her teacher training through Hotpod Yoga in 2019. She is a love addict and takes it in large dosages, you will find her cuddling up with her Great Dane. She is a talented photographer and videographer with an eye for beauty. She describes herself as soft, wild, silly and determined: her aim is to help students hold themselves gently wherever they are at. She facilitates space for students to grow and work hard where needed. ❤
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.
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.
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.
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.