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about the studio

We’re Moving!

We are relocating from our current home and will be reopening in a new studio very soon. The last classes in our current space will be the 6th of April, and all memberships and class passes will continue to be valid once we’re in our new space. We’re doing all we can to ensure there’s as little disruption to your classes as possible, but in the event of us having to take some down time during the move, please be assured that all memberships will be put on hold and any class packs or passes extended accordingly. For any questions or concerns please get in touch at [email protected]

Saffron Walden is known as the ‘Jewel of Essex’ and we like to think that our little studio fits in perfectly here. Located on the busy Shire Hill Industrial estate, our Hotpod is situated within a warehouse unit which is bright and airy in the day and cosy and intimate at night, helping you to get everything you need whether starting your day or winding down for sleep. You can join us after class in our breakout area for a complementary drink, hot from the kettle or cold from the fridge. We have two toilets with showers, and three changing rooms for your convenience. Our studio has ample car parking but is also a casual 15-minute walk into town.

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. You’ll stretch further, breathe deeper, sweat harder and melt fully into the Hotpod experience – a balanced flow of active and passive postures, working the body and calming the mind in equal measure. For class times and more, take a look at the schedule above, then book your spot.

studio facilities

  • Changing
  • Parking
  • Showers
  • Mats

the hotpod experience

step into our immersive pod

hot yoga in 37 degree heat

move to relaxing beats

filled with calming scents

suitable for all levels

find us

2 Dencora Park, 18 Shire Hill, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 3GB, GB

Find Us

Our Saffron Walden studio is located at 2 Dencora Park, 18 Shire Hill. When PARKING please use the following spaces. DAYTIME CLASSES - 5 allocated spaces on the front of the studio (Unit 2) and any of the spaces on the rear of Dencora Park. EVENING CLASSES - Same as for daytime classes and also any spaces in front of units 1,3, 5 & 6. Please NEVER USE any of the spaces owned by KENT BLAXILL or any of the spaces in front of Unit 4. We apologise for any inconvenience caused but there are lots of other options nearby. Any questions? Ping us an email.


Lucy comes from a Musical Theatre background and has always had a passion for movement and creativity.  Having practised yoga since her early twenties, Lucy realised that yoga is not only hugely beneficial physically, but that it also helps her mental wellbeing.  Lucy completed her 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training with Hotpod Yoga in November 2020, and went on to teach group and one-to-one classes in Saffron Walden.  Lucy now joins our studio where she continues to grow and evolve as an instructor within the Hotpod Yoga team.


Louise has been a big fan of yoga and the benefits it brings since her early thirties but her love for hot yoga was born in the summer of 2009 when she attended her first Bikram class in London.  Louise completed her 200-hr Teacher Training at The House of Yoga in Putney in 2018 and shortly after became a member at the Saffron Walden pod when relocating back to her home town.  Louise also enjoys walking, swimming and sometimes even running and feels her yoga practice provides balance to these activities and life overall.


Sarita is an Artist and Yoga teacher. She has always loved fitness but struggled to find a bridge between fitness and creativity. Yoga is the perfect tool to train body, mind and spirit whilst still maintaining creative freedom and the pod is the perfect environment for this. Sarita trained with Yoga London and has been on a journey ever since.


Sarah has been practicing yoga since her early 20’s and completed her 500 hour Yoga Teacher Diploma with the British Wheel of Yoga in 2016. She went on to teach classes in yoga studios across London and Nottinghamshire before moving to Essex in 2017. Sarah believes there is a yoga practice to suit everyone; her classes are welcoming and creative and have a strong focus on safe alignment in every pose.


Sophie hails all the way from Australia and made the big move to England in 2016. She is a mum to three young boys, including twins. She was first drawn to Hotpod yoga as a tool to calm the chaos of motherhood and fell in love. She completed her 200hr Teacher Training at Camyoga in January 2020 with the hopes of passing the love of yoga on to others in an inclusive and supportive environment. She believes yoga benefits all bodies regardless of age, shape and ability and wants to empower people to come to the mat as they are.


Nicola moved to Essex from London in 2012 and completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher Diploma and Hot Yoga Teacher Training at Camyoga the following year.  She went on to teach both yoga flow and hot yoga until March 2015 when she took a break to have her son.  Nicola returned to teaching as the director of Hotpod Yoga Saffron Walden which started up in February 2016 and she has loved bringing yoga to her community ever since.

the founder

Nicola Batten

Nicola is the Owner and Director of Hotpod Yoga Saffron Walden. ⁠Nicola trained and began teaching yoga and hot yoga in Cambridge in 2013 but she didn't meet the pod until two years later at the Om Yoga Show. Needless to say, the combination of the heat and the unique set-up, provided a yoga environment that ticked all the boxes, and Nicola has loved sharing this immersive experience with her Saffron Walden community ever since our first inflation in February 2016.⁠⁠

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We're moving!

The last day of classes in our current studio will be 6th April and we'll be reopening in a new location very soon. All class passes and memberships will be valid once we've re-opened, and expiry dates will be extended. Any questions, get in touch at mailto:[email protected]

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