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.
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!
Sally’s yoga practise has been inspired from her Balinese adventures. Discovering the endless benefits that yoga has to both body and mind, she went on to complete her teacher training in Nottingham in 2015 with Bahia Yoga.
Sally enjoys yoga to help find balance. Balancing full-time work, being a mum, and making the time to reset and recharge – on the mat. Sally’s classes are dynamic, strengthening and always make time for relaxation.
Rachel is a trained Run Coach, Sports Therapist and Personal Trainer. She began her yoga practice over 20 years ago where it was encouraged as a body conditioning class in the gym in which she worked. She quickly fell in love with the Ashtanga Vinyasa style, and began to feel the benefits of the practice not only in strengthening and conditioning the body but also stilling the mind.
She was inspired to share this wonderful practice with everyone after she had been introduced to hot pod yoga and instantly falling in love and completed her 200 hour training with Yoga London over one year empowering her with knowledge and skills which she continues to develop within her own daily practice.
You can expect a flowing dynamic practice, focusing on the benefits of finding balance between effort and relaxation, breath connection and alignment. Encouraging you to discover and nurture your body whilst beginning to go on the journey within making yoga accessible for all.
When Rachel isn’t rolling around on her mat, she can also be found at Crossfit then EATING ALL THE GOOD FOOD! Rachel lives in Nottingham with her three children and run companion and dog Charlie!
Helen discovered yoga after years of high intensity fitness and physical challenges. After gaining her Meditation diploma, she searched for a practice which would strengthen both body and mind, and having attended a Yoga retreat she realised she’d found what she was looking for.
Her love for the ocean and passion for surfing found Helen training in Greece with Yoga Energy School, on an ocean side deck on the Aegean Island.
Her classes are energetic and challenging. She aims to teach strong, empowering yet deep classes by connecting the mind, body and soul. Helen is passionate about empowering students in her classes yet embraces a mindful approach to savasana to absorb all the wonderful benefits of the practice.
I first discovered hot yoga in 2011 whilst on a layover in Los Angeles with my work as cabin crew. From that class onwards I was hooked on hot yoga, how it worked my body and how amazing it made me feel. At that time there were no hot yoga classes in my hometown Nottingham so, I would build my work trips around where I could go to a hot yoga studio in the USA!
My passion for yoga has continued to grow over the years and the positive affects it's had on my body, mind and soul. It had been a dream of mine to become a teacher for years and when an opportunity came my way that allowed me to follow that dream I grabbed it with both hands! I trained with Dylan Ayaloo and his team at LLiV Teacher Training Academy in London, specialising in power flow which was an amazing experience. I can't wait to see you all in the pod and share my yoga passion with you.
Anna first discovered yoga in 2001 when she was very poorly for three months and could hardly get out of bed, her doctor suggested she should try yoga and that day she got a DVD and was hooked immediately. Her health continued to improve and she will always be grateful to yoga because of this. She didn't try hot yoga until she started her job as cabin crew and her first experience was in San Francisco, she loved the heat and the different style and was hooked from then on!! It had always been a distance dream to become a yoga teacher so when a chance opportunity arose she jumped at it! She trained with Dylan Ayaloo at Teach LliV teacher training academy in London. She enjoys bringing a powerful and playful flow into her classes and welcomes all on the mat.