Hotpod Yoga Redditch, 2a Broad Ground Road, Redditch, West Midlands, B98 8YP, GB
I was first introduced Into HPY back in 2015 as a full time mum looking for some ‘me time’. I loved it. From going back into the industry after a career break a few years earlier my journey into yoga progressed from Yoga, Tai Chi & pilates to wanting to complete my YTT and delve into the world of Hotpod. I can’t wait to share my experience of Hotpod with everyone.
I’ve always been passionate about fitness and exercise since a young age. A dancer from the age of 2 years old to 20, train 6 days a week in Olympic weightlifting, keeping fit and healthy is something I’ve always loved to do.
Yoga has the element of dance and fitness to it which is what first intrigued me; the aesthetics, flexibility and the way yoga looked all the physical benefits.
As well as the physically benefits there are so many mental benefits, the way you can control and calm your body down through practice with mediation, flowing with moving mediation energising and challenging yourself in the stronger parts of the practice. Yoga is the perfect way to give something back to yourself and feel restored and uplifted.
Instantly I was hooked and knew this is something I wanted to share with everyone. Which led me to take the step to do my RYS200 hour Teacher training with Hotpod Yoga.
Teaching classes which are accessible to anyone and are dynamic, energetic and uplifting is my favourite thing to do.
Hope to see you soon!
Kaz is a qualified Vinyasa yoga teacher, a Les Mills Body Balance Instructor. She
has a passion for ensuring her participants get the maximum effort from their
yoga practice – whether they are seasoned or not!
Every day is a school day
there is nothing that cannot be learnt or experienced from her class. Everyone
will feel a sense of achievement from the yoga practice as well as strength
Kaz has been practicing yoga for the past 15 years along with a busy day job
family life. Taking time out for her own practice and qualifying as a yoga teacher
is a true testament to her commitment in creating a calmer & fitter planet.
Harriet is a local yoga teacher who loves helping students connect to their body and breath. She encourages mindful movement and likes each class to be an experience. She is friendly and welcoming for new students and regulars alike. Outside of yoga she has two cats, a husband and a lot of books to read!
Jenna immediately fell in love with the detoxifying and uplifting affects that Hotpod yoga classes create. She loves the combination of heat and flow movement. She discovered the huge benefits of the practice not only in building strength but also in calming the busy mind. Inspired to become a yoga teacher, Jenna completed her 200hr vinyasa flow training with Hotpod Yoga. Jenna’s classes are strong and energising and are suitable for all levels.
Kates yoga journey started in 2011 like most people she needed an outlet for modern day stress and anxiety. Already being in to fitness one yoga class a week fitted her lifestyle and training. But the curiosity and passion became so strong after furthering her own practice over the years that in 2017 she obtained her yoga teacher training.
After coming across HotPod she fell in love with the concept. The environment, music and teaching style resonated with her so much she went on to do her Hotpod training. Kate’s main goal is to educate others to use yoga to compliment an array of sports and fitness lifestyles along with slowing things down and taking some much needed time out for oneself.
After years of practising yoga intermittently, Yvonne started a regular practice of Ashtanga. From this the true mental and physical benefits of yoga became clear to her and this inspired her to try many different types of yoga including Hatha, Yin and Vinyasa. Yvonne then began to attend Hotpod and straight away became hooked! Being a primary school teacher, Yvonne has a real passion for teaching so then decided to combine this passion with her love of yoga! In 2019 she went on to undertake her Level 3 Diploma in Yoga followed by her Hotpod training in London.
Yvonne’s classes will leave you feeling energised and uplifted whilst also leaving you with a more calm and focused mindset.
Yoga found me totally unexpectedly – whilst on holiday visiting family I had the choice of staying home alone or trying this new yoga thing…I chose the latter, and about 10 minutes into the class I knew something had happened. That was 7 years ago, and since then Yoga has played a huge part in my life, being the constant support and grounding I need to steady myself as life rushes on around me.
As my practice became established, and with my Physio background, teaching emerged as the next step, and I completed my training in 2017. The privilege of guiding a class is a wonderful thing – and the fun we have isn’t too bad either!
I am also an Irish Dancer, so watch out for a few wee jig steps sneaking into our classes!
After years of struggling to find a class that suited all her needs, Zoe came across hot yoga in 2012 and became addicted to the heat and movement of breath and body. She has not looked back since and realised the heat made her feel more energised, physically and mentally.
Since completing her Teacher Training with Hotpod Yoga, life has become more exciting. She has found an insatiable appetite to learn, improve and understand herself, in hope of guiding others through yoga and general life hacks!
Zoe’s classes are invigorating and uplifting, her enthusiasm, joy and understanding that each persons body is exceptional in their own way, will leave you with a spring in your step.
Helen has been practicing yoga since 2002 and has explored the many different styles of yoga before completing her first TT in early 2017. A Physio for the last 15 years she loves how much yoga can benefit both mind and body and be adapted to suit every individual.
From the moment of stepping into the pod on the opening day of Hotpod Bromsgrove Helen was hooked and went on to complete her Hotpod teacher immersion training at Hotpod HQ in 2019. Helen’s classes will be high energy, focusing on great form so you leave a class feeling uplifted with a deeper understanding and belief in your own unique and amazing body.
Sumita had her first experiences with yoga from her father, as a child, on their many travels to India. She found yoga personally beneficial, whilst studying for her degree, as a way of relieving stress and loves the feeling of complete relaxation it can bring. Sumita also loves the wonderful physical benefits yoga can offer, increased flexibility, strength, and toning, rehabilitation from injury, surgery or illness.
Sumita completed her teacher training over 2 years with FRYOG, Friends of Yoga, in 2017 in Hatha yoga and teaches in the Birmingham area and joined the Hotpod team that same year. Her approach is friendly, fun and all encompassing and she hopes that you will leave feeling physically challenged, mentally relaxed and refreshed at the end of class. She looks forward to seeing you in the Pod!
Charlotte was introduced to yoga as a form of mindfulness and it wasn’t long before she noticed mental and physical benefits. Inspired to become a teacher, Charlotte completed her training in early 2017 studying at Sampoorna Yoga School in Goa and since qualifying Charlotte has taught both overseas and in the UK using her love for people and her caring nature to connect, encourage and motivate others in their practice so they can achieve the same results that she has.
Hannah has been practising yoga since 2009 and completed her first TT in 2012. With a background in dance, being a Hypnotherapist and Reiki Healer, Hannah’s classes flow effortlessly and you’ll feel completely at ease and supported even through the more challenging parts of the class.
My yoga journey began in 2014 at Hotpod where I took my first ever yoga class! I was immediately hooked and knew straight away that I needed more of it in my life. I’ve been guiding yoga for 2.5 years now after training with Strala Yoga. Whether I am guiding classes or taking classes, it gives me the balance I need in my busy life! I guide a mixture of people, from dancers to footballers and everyone inbetween!
Jan began her yoga journey in 2014 when she joined Hotpod Yoga Solihull to complement her running and immediately became addicted to the challenging classes in the unique heated environment and atmosphere created in the pod! The natural step for Jan was to complete her Yoga Teacher Training with Hotpod Yoga which she achieved in 2018. Jan’s classes will be strong and fluid leaving you invigorated and uplifted.
Liberty’s yoga journey began in 2014 at Hotpod Yoga Solihull. After trying one class she was completely hooked by the immersive beauty of the pod as well as the high energy classes. Having worked in the fitness industry for many years Hotpod Yoga brought a completely different dimension to her perception of fitness so in 2018 Liberty completed her Yoga teacher training with Hotpod Yoga. Liberty’s classes will be high on energy and will leave you feeling lifted and refreshed.