Sarah has been hooked on hot since her first visit to Bikram in 1998, she loved the strength and power so in the absence of any heated studios outside London at that time started to attend Ashtanga. It was during a trip to New York in 2011 that she attended a fantastic hot studio there and realised that she had to have Yoga in her life full-time, she returned and took her teacher training with CamYoga in Cambridge.
Sarah's classes are strong and dynamic with a clear focus on anatomy and alignment.
Sarah started practicing yoga to help a lower back injury in 2010 and hasn’t looked back since. Training as a teacher with Sampoorna Yoga School in India, she studied Vinyasa Flow and Ashtanga as she loves the combination of dynamic movement, strength and endurance.
Her classes are energetic and challenging - combining a little hard work with some down to earth fun - whilst maintaining a healthy focus on alignment to create a strong but safe practise.
Christina's first experience of yoga was in London where she fell in love with an Ashtanga inspired dynamic flow. She enjoyed how it made her feel physically but also noticed the changed in her mental mood finding herself more at ease & calm. Pursuing her love of Ashtanga - she trained at Sampoorna Yoga School, India where she studied the primary series as well as vinyasa flow.
Abbie discovered yoga in a local dance studio; after years of dancing she found yoga to be that new challenge she was looking for. 3 classes in she booked herself on a yoga retreat and has been hooked ever since. Having always had a keen interest in health and fitness and feeling that urge to deepen her knowledge of yoga, Abbie took her teacher training in India and has never looked back. With a background in dance Abbie naturally leaned towards teaching and sharing her love of yoga through the style of Vinyasa Flow.
Cathy used to think that any exercise without a ball involved was pointless. Then in 2011 the keen golfer discovered Bikram and was forced to have a rapid rethink.
When Hotpod arrived on the scene her new passion was reinforced as she fell in love with the colourful warmth and fragrant cocoon of the pod itself, and with dynamic Vinyasa Flow. So much so she attended teacher training in 2015 with Yogahaven.
Now excited to impart her love of everything yogic, Cathy's classes are an energetic, holistic and inclusive hour with a nice lie down at the end!
Growing up in Hong Kong with years of training in dancing, Victoria has always had a love for personal challenges that combines focus and body movement. On a quest to balance her busy 9-5 work life she discovered hot yoga and has been hooked ever since. Pursuing a classical Hatha training she completed her YTT200 with the AyurYoga Institute in 2015. She aims to spread her love for yoga in her classes by connecting the mind, body and soul in the form of Vinyasa flows; finding that feeling of peace and content that everyone deserves.
Although Sarah had dipped in and out of yoga for years, it became a fundamental part of her life when she started practising Bikram and particularly loved the heat and the sweat!! However after a back injury she got introduced to Forrest Yoga (nothing to do with trees!) and went onto do her teacher training with Ana Forrest. Yoga continues to teach her how to connect to her body and mind deeper and deeper.
After 25 years in the British Army, Nicky has always been involved in a high level of health and fitness as an Army Physical Training Instructor. A long distance runner, Nicky has completed 28 marathons and started yoga as a form of strength and conditioning. Once she realised the benefits of practise to her body and mind, it quickly developed into a huge passion.
Keen to learn more and deepen her practise, Nicky trained as a teacher at Sampoorna Yoga School in India, where she fell in love with Ashtanga and Vinyasa flow. Her classes are energetic and strong, but always completed with a smile!
After years of competitive team sports and teaching pole fitness, Vicki attended a yoga class with the intention of increasing her flexibility. However, she soon found a deep appreciation for the peace and self-discovery that yoga offers, which lead her to a regular vinyasa practice and ultimately, completing her YTT200 in 2016. For Vicki, yoga provides balance within a busy life and promotes a mindfulness that can be taken off the mat. Vicki is passionate about making yoga accessible to all; whether you are on your own journey of self-discovery, or just looking for a great workout, join Vicki in the pod balancing a strong flow with a light hearted approach.
Jude discovered yoga when a comical attempt at snowboarding led to a bad back and the need to seek out some back and core strengthening moves. Whilst she loved the strength that came from regular physical practice, it was the restorative calm of yoga that got her really hooked. Regular practice is definitely on her list of what makes a "good week" and having practiced for nearly 20 years, she's really keen to share the benefits with others, which turned her to teaching. The no-nonsense accessibility of the purple pod really appeals to her down-to-earth approach, which is reflected in her fun and inclusive classes.
Amy's first experience of yoga was at a Bikram yoga studio. After moving to a different area of London she then discovered Hot Power Yoga in Clapham and was addicted, she increased her class participation from two a week, four then five a week and then finally decided to take the 200 hours yoga course offered by Hot Power Yoga. She loved the flexibility in teaching a vinyasa flow that one pose does not fit all and has followed this style of teaching ever since. She brings a playful but challenging aspect into her classes including her love for arm balances and inversions.
Kat came to yoga 10 years ago for the physical benefits but ultimately stayed for the savasana. She pursued classical hatha training in 2015 with Bahia yoga in Nottingham in an attempt to balance work / life goals more mindfully. Kat credits the pod for helping build her upper body strength when every other attempt had failed and is on a mission to 'yoga' across the world.
Lou discovered yoga when she injured her lower back and was not able to pursue her usual punishing triathlon/cycling training regime. After a few classes Lou was hooked and realised very quickly that yoga was exactly what her body and mind needed. Lou loves strong, sweaty, dynamic classes with any opportunity to go upside down. Lou completed her YTT at Teach Lliv under Dylan Ayaloo and is passionate about sharing the joy of yoga with her students.
Fi first discovered Hot yoga whilst travelling Australia in 2010, from an initial interest in it as a just a workout, it completely changed her outlook & attitude towards life. Feeling unfulfilled on her return to corporate life she decided to take the plunge, quit her job and booked a flight to Thailand to complete her Yoga Teacher Training with Vikasa Yoga. Her classes bring a modern take on a traditional practise, creating an enjoyable and welcoming space with a focus on core, balance and posture. As an advocate of health, wellbeing and happiness she has found her passion through her teaching and spreading the positive vibes.
Georgina first found yoga whilst travelling to Sri Lanka as a volunteer in 2011. Following this initial introduction she experimented with a variety of styles before finding the perfect practice that focused on strength and flexibility.
Recognising the importance of building a sustainable future with a positive work/life balance she returned to Sri Lanka to train as a yoga teacher alongside Lara Baumann; founder of Quantum Yoga. This life changing experience lead to teaching opportunities at retreats across Sri Lanka where she challenged students with dynamic flows whilst soothing them with her compassionate and peaceful nature.
Georgina loves the heat and opportunity to escape reality that hotpod yoga provides!