29 Perkins Yard, Mansfield Road, Derby, Derbyshire, DE21 4AW, GB
I have a huge passion for yoga and I really believe everyone should get to experience the powerful tools that yoga has to offer and I can’t wait to share these with you in my class. The focus will be moving the full body to ignite our energy within us and challenge ourselves with patience, linking in with our breath deeply and allowing the connection between the mind and body to flow together has such a rewarding practice where your body feels energised and the mind has been cleansed, welcoming a new person after leaving the class.
After many years in the corporate world, Lou found her calling and retrained to be a yoga teacher. She did her 200hr yoga teacher training with Hotpod Yoga in London in 2018. Since then she’s been teaching at various Hotpod studios in the Midlands, and absolutely loves teaching in the pod and helping people nurture their bodies and minds.
When she’s not working, most of her time is taken up with looking after her extremely bouncy miniature poodle. She also loves horses, sewing, making, baking (well ok eating the cake!) and reading vintage murder mysteries.
Gilly’s life was transformed after meeting an inspirational yoga instructor whilst she working in New Zealand as a PE teacher and Personal Trainer. One class a week suddenly turned into four and the affect it had on her body was incredible! It influenced her whole outlook on life and highlighted the importance of not only having physical strength but also the need to incorporate flexibility and suppleness for all round health and mental wellbeing. After moving to Indonesia for work, Gilly was further motivated to complete her 200 hr YTT in Bali so she could inspire other people in the same way as she was.
I first found Hotpod Yoga just before lockdown, using it for my own physically recovery. It was during and after the pandemic that I quite simply becaame hooked. The purple pod and the warmth was my safe space. I felt happy and at ease in the pod. Being from a fitness background, it was so wonderful to rest and recover whilst pushing my body in different ways. I knew i had to become a teacher and explore this passion even more. Fast forward 3 years and here we are, I’ve completed my 200hours, I’ve gained lots of life and business experience and faced lots of challenges, but the pod has been there for me throughout… I’m so excited to see where this journey goes on the other side of the mat.
Hi, I’m Alison. A yogi, a mum of two and a lover of all outdoor spaces. I fell in love with yoga a few years ago as a way of treating and preventing running injuries. It worked! I enjoy trail running with friends, dog walking and open water swimming. I look forward to sharing this joy with you in every class.
Mikki is a part of our teacher family at Hotpod Yoga Mansfield but many of you will remember her from her amazing online classes. Mikki joins us as a special guest teacher for our Yoga and Sound Workshop where we’ll get to enjoy both her yoga teaching and her magical music.
I have been working as a Primary School teacher and nursery teacher for the past 10+ years but have always had my yoga practice to keep me going during the most stressful times. The feeling of arriving into the yoga class after a busy day (or even before the day gets started) to the warm welcome and smile from the teacher and fellow yogis all ready to move our bodies, to the feeling of leaving the class feeling nourished and refreshed is indescribable. That is the feeling that I want to bring to you.
Dani De Simone
I’ve dabbled in yoga for most of my life, but it was on discovering Hotpod four years ago that I really fell in love. Since then I’ve continued to broaden my yoga horizons – learning about many different styles and philosophies and combining my love of yoga with my love of travel. I still find nothing compares to the pod though – the warmth, the music, the teachers & the flow create the perfect atmosphere to create both a challenging workout for the body & an incredible sense of peace for the mind.
Sophie had been attending Hotpod classes in Derby for a few years before embarking on a 200hour YTT to deepen her knowledge. Having experienced first hand the mental and physical benefits of setting time aside to practice yoga around work, Sophie now loves being able to share this with others to allow them to achieve a sense of balance.
Eszter has been a yoga student since 2013 and her love for yoga and thirst for more knowledge took her to India to complete a 200 hour teacher training in 2016. In 2017 she qualified as a pregnancy and postnatal yoga teacher. Nowadays she’s proud mum of a happy and very active little boy. She enjoys teaching both gentle and dynamic classes combining the elements of Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha styles.
Having worked in pharmaceutical sales It was during a year out in Australia that I was first introduced to yoga. Having always felt fitness was all about high impact, I began to love the feeling yoga gave me. My body began to feel the benefits of the stretches and my mind the benefits of connecting with the breath. After returning to the UK I continued my yoga journey with relaxing Hatha classes. A friend then introduced me to Hotpod and I was hooked. The heat helped my body release deeper into postures and the Vinyasa style energised me.
With a background in dance and fitness and a keen interest in mindfulness Steph fell in love with yoga as it fuses the two together perfectly – After deciding to leave her job in estate agency to undertake her teacher training in 2017 Steph has never looked back, returning to the pod after having her little girl Steph is passionate in helping others to achieve a sense of wellbeing and balance.
Tom completed his 200 hour YTC in Rishikesh, India. Having long been into all kinds of health and fitness and alternative methods for well-being , Yoga has been a key part in helping get all the juice out of life that I can. I love the blissful, relaxed feeling it gives me but not before I have put in an invigorating, blood pumping session!
Chantelle first tried yoga during some time spent in India. She loves a dynamic flowing yoga class and will bring this and some added flair to your classes in the pod.