60 Glenwood rd, Glenwood, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0081, ZA
Kirsten has over 20 years of working with moving bodies, trauma, and building trauma informed curriculum. She is the Executive Director of Legacy Motion, an NGO that supports individuals and communities impacted by trauma by offering sustainable programing and trainings to community members in trauma informed, restorative movement based practices and somatic therapy modalities. Each program and project honors traditional healing methods, supports the collective human experience, and provides learning opportunities to aid in accessible and equitable mental healthcare through the mind/body connection. She is also the founder of Healing Motion, a private practice that offers somatic coaching and embodied practices that support mental health by assisting individuals in discovering their innate wisdom, restoring their embodied strength, and transcending to holistic wellbeing.
Dylan – son of the sea
My mom first introduced me to yoga in 2016, I was fit, active, and sporty, I loved how complimentary it was towards life as I lived it. During my teacher training yoga embodiment became a way of living. I like to consider myself a ‘granola guy’ because I love the outdoors and yearn to travel. I enjoy surfing, hiking, climbing, Slacklining, and cycling. Yoga compliments every aspect of life. No matter the question, yoga is the answer.
Liza discovered yoga in 2013 while studying acting in Los Angeles. She initially used it as a tool to deepen her breath and physical awareness. Since then it has become her primary source of regulating her nervous system and has also helped her overcome major mental health issues. Liza completed her YTT in 2021 and has been teaching non stop ever since. She believes that yoga is for EVERY BODY and loves finding variations that work for every Yogi. She is a professional dancer who has taught dancing since 2013 and has her own digital marketing business. Her other passions included free-diving, surfing and hiking.
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.
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.
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.
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.