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about the studio

We’re Europe’s largest yoga business. Since 2013, over 150,000 people have immersed themselves in a Hotpod class at one of our 50+ locations around the world. We’re opening in Sunderland in October 2019.

studio facilities

  • Changing
  • Mats
  • Parking
  • Showers

20 person pod

Vinyasa flow

37 degrees

All levels welcome

find us

Everyone Active, Silksworth Lane, Sunderland, SR3 1PD, GB

Find Us

Our studio is located within Everyone Active at Silksworth Community Pool and Wellness Centre. There are changing facilities on the ground floor, then follow the signs up to Hotpod on the first floor, located alongside the indoor tennis courts where one of our wonderful instructors will be there to meet you.

Elaine Smith

Elaine is the owner of Hotpod Yoga Sunderland, previously teaching at Hotpod Yoga in Newcastle. She loved the brand so much, she couldn’t wait to bring Hotpod Yoga to her home town of Sunderland.
“I’m pretty down to earth and like to focus on bringing mindful movements to each yoga class. I’m keen to share the positive impact yoga can bring, helping students to build a stronger, more flexible body and a space to help quieten the mind.”

Kim Wells

Kim has been involved in the fitness industry for over 30 years, both as an instructor and as a lecturer for fitness qualifications. She has a passion for teaching Yoga and and believes everyone can benefit from time spent on the mat

Louise Edwards

Louise is a passionate and energetic Vinyasa Flow Teacher with a love of creating flows, teaching and sharing her love for yoga. She also absolutely loves practicing in the heat.
“Yoga 100% changed my life for the better and since I completed my 200 hour Teacher Training in 2017 I haven’t looked back.”

Rae Davidson

After discovering hot yoga in late 2017, it was only a matter of months before Rae became completely consumed by yoga and had the honour of travelling to the birthplace of yoga in northern India to complete her YTT.
“It was an invaluable experience emotionally, physically and spiritually, and changed me in so many empowering ways. I constantly seek growth as a teacher, and I thrive on seeing my students improve. My classes are warmhearted and grounded, and suitable for people at all stages of their personal yoga journey.”

Shelley Noble

Shelley discovered yoga many years ago and felt amazing after every session and she believes that yoga has the ability to change your life! Shelley’s classes involve moving with the breath, working every muscle and helping to calm the mind. “Yoga is everything you need, you will leave feel strong physically and mentally, stretched and super sweaty. So excited to share the Hotpod Yoga love “

Sidonie Graham

Sid first found the love of yoga in around early 2016 through rock climbing. Having been a member of the GB Climbing Team for five years. In February 2019 completed her 200HR Teacher Training in Rishikesh, India.

“I truely believe that Yoga is a healer. As a teacher, I aim to translate this faith in an informative and positive style to my students. Daily practice has helped me both physically and mentally and I hope to fuel this continuation to the Yogi’s of the North East within the pod.”

the founder

Elaine Smith

Elaine grew up in Sunderland and has lived in the area for most of her life. Discovering Hotpod Yoga in Newcastle back in 2017, she really felt as if she had found her yoga home, loving the combination of the heat, accessible classes and a friendly vibe. This resulted in her training as a yoga teacher with Hotpod Yoga, in London back in 2018, and inspired her to open her own pod in her home city. Elaine has been teaching at Hotpod Yoga Newcastle for the past year and has seen first hand the massive difference it makes to people lives, and wants to extend this around the North East of England to everyone that comes to the Hotpod Yoga Sunderland studio.

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