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With over 200,000 classes under our belt, a network of 250+ teachers and over 150,000 happy customers, we’re experts in what it takes to be a great yoga instructor. Our yoga teacher training program is the first step towards realising your dream of becoming a yoga teacher, and will equip you with the tools you need in order to thrive in an increasingly competitive industry.

Our approach to yoga teaching training is aligned perfectly with our overall HPY brand values

We’re practical people – we ground everything we do in reality. We question what others might assume and we deliver what’s practically required to achieve the desired results in the optimum way.

We respect the past while embracing the future – we’re humbled by the thousands of years of yoga tradition that’s come before us, but are focused on ensuring that it stays totally relevant today and in the future.

Foundations of Yoga | Online Series

Designed for all levels, from complete beginners to those thinking of completing their Yoga Teacher Training, our newest online series is dedicated to taking a closer look at the practice of yoga.

2020 Training Dates

200 Hour Teacher Training



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Continued Education



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2021 Training Dates

200 Hour Teacher Training

  • Dates | 16 Jan - 8 July 2021
  • Course Duration | 200 hours
  • Teacher | Hotpod lead teachers
  • Cost | £3,000
  • Dates | 10 July - 9 Dec 2021
  • Cost duration | 200 hours
  • Teacher | Hotpod Yoga lead teachers
  • Cost | £3,000
  • Dates | 22 Feb - 26 Mar 2021
  • Cost duration | 200 hours
  • Teacher | Hotpod Yoga lead teachers
  • Cost | £3,000
  • Dates | 4 Oct - 5 Nov 2021
  • Cost duration | 200 hours
  • Teacher | Hotpod Yoga lead teachers
  • Cost | £3,000

Online Open Days

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Upcoming Sessions

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Charlie Morgan

Charlie has been practicing yoga for 17 years and has been teaching in London for the last 8 years across a range of top yoga centres (including Hotpod) and corporations, private one-to-ones and sportsmen, such as the Harlequins and England rugby teams. As well as teaching in London, Charlie travels the world leading retreats whilst incorporating her life coaching qualification into her classes. Charlie’s classes are light hearted but challenging, yet accessible to all.

Rhona Raya

Rhona first came to yoga from a mental health perspective. She quickly found that the practice gave her a clearer and calmer mind whilst working the body. She originally trained in Somatic Yoga, which is therapeutic and mindfulness based. Since then she has further educated herself in other styles of yoga. Her classes are alignment focused whilst being creative with a strong emphasis on exploring ones own body through movement. Rhona has been teaching across London and also runs biannual retreats in Ibiza. She strongly believes that yoga should be accessible to all.

Siân Goff

Siân has been teaching yoga for 7 years and practicing for 12. She has a down to earth, light hearted style and is passionate about creating a strong connection of breath and movement to create freedom in the body and mind. She has been a lead teacher with Hotpod since May 2019 and is humbled to be able to share her knowledge and deepen her teaching skills by training new teachers.

Nick Higgins

One half of Hotpod Yoga's founding duo, Nick's been teaching yoga for 6 years and has lead workshops worldwide with a particular focus on assists, adjustments and teaching style. In charge of developing and managing the quality of teaching across Hotpod Yoga worldwide, he has helped hundreds of teachers develop their teaching technique and effectively bring their personality across in their classes. Nick's approach to teaching epitomises what Hotpod's all about - a down-to-earth accessibility, high on impact (both mental and physical) and a good bit of fun.

Catherine Weston

Catherine has a deep love of body movement and a creative approach to yoga. She came to yoga over a decade ago to help balance her hectic life, bringing up a family and working long ad hoc hours where no two days were ever the same. She teaches contemporary Vinyasa Flow and Hatha yoga, with strong, graceful sequencing and attention to detailed alignment, encouraging body and mind to flow and connect. Catherine has completed an advanced level teacher training with Jason Crandell, the Triyoga Hot Tapasaya training taught and created by Kristin Campbell, Pre and Post natal Yoga training with Katy Appleton and studied yoga for trauma and stress with Matthew Sanford. She has attended many workshops with International teachers including Stephanie Snyder and Bo Forbes and has taught yoga to Premier league football teams and their youth teams.

Elodie Frati

Elodie first moved to the UK from her native France to train as professional contemporary dancer. During this training she was introduced to Ashtanga yoga, and eventually became a teacher herself in 2013. Since then, Elodie has taught in London's top yoga studios, led workshops abroad, taught team GB white water canoeists, dancers, led retreats, managed yoga studios, mentored new teachers and trained in other movement systems. She now teaches Vinyasa, hot yoga, Yoga Nidra, Rocket and Jivamukti (for which she holds an advanced certification). Elodie's passion for the moving body also brought her to train as a sports massage therapist and embark on the long studies that will lead her to qualify as an osteopath in 2022! Elodie's classes are hands on, challenging, and of course rooted in anatomy without ever forgetting the joy for human movement.

Shaka Lish

Shaka has been practicing and studying yoga for over 10 years, recently graduating from SOAS with MA Traditions of Yoga and Meditation (with distinction). Shaka is passionate about teaching yoga as a practice and as a philosophy and alongside Jacob Rudd, she teaches the yoga philosophy and history component on Hotpod Yoga's TTC. The history and philosophy course has been developed to give an appreciation for core yogic texts, an accessible starting point for understanding the history of yoga and it's journey from India to the rest of the world and a context of where it is situated in the modernity today.

Jacob Rudd

Jacob uses a practical approach combined with humour to make Yoga philosophy both accessible and relevant to future yoga teachers. He teaches courses on Yoga philosophy both in London and nationally. Drawing upon a Masters Degree from SOAS in Yoga philosophy and meditation, combined with several decades of practice, he is able to bring these ancient texts to life! Outside of this, Jacob works as a Yoga Therapist enabling the benefits of Yoga to be accessed by all.

Colette Park

Colette Park (BSc Hons Ayurveda, MSc Clinical Nutrition) is a fully qualified Ayurvedic Practitioner, working full-time within the Ayurvedic field since 2010. Her Ayurvedic journey started in 2004, when she enrolled in a 3 year BSc Hons degree in Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine. After being awarded a first class honours degree in Ayurveda in London, she completed a 6 month internship in India. Returning from India, her interest in the healing aspect of foods led her to complete (with Distinction) an MSc in Clinical Nutrition. Since then, she has managed and lectured at prestigious Ayurvedic spas and an Ayurvedic Academy in London. Colette now enjoys giving Ayurvedic consultations, herbal prescriptions and a wide range of therapeutic treatments in Wimbledon Village. She is currently serving as an executive committee member on the Ayurvedic Professionals Association and writes Ayurvedic copy for various media. She also lectures on Ayurvedic theory and practice and students find that her love and enthusiasm for Ayurveda is infectious.

Anastasis Tzanis

Anastasis started practicing Yoga in 2010, in the most unorthodox way: an Acroyoga class. He stayed devoted to the practice for 2 year, as he felt a profound impact in his stress levels. His eyes opened to the non-physical aspects of Yoga in an Anusara class with Katchie Ananda at the 1st Barcelona Yoga Conference. He has studied with guruji Andrey Lappa the founder of Universal Yoga, Patrick McKowen & Wim Hof. He owes a big part of his understanding of asana practice to Eileen Gauthier. He is also a Pilates, Buteyko method instructor & Nutritional Therapist.

Why HPY Teacher Training?

There are loads of teacher trainings out there and lots of them are great! So, rather than starting another great yoga teacher training course in the same mould as the others, we’ve decided to approach it in a genuinely different way. We’ll of course cover every critical element necessary to give you a solid and rich yoga foundation, but we also want to go above and beyond what you might expect.

We prepare people to become great teachers, not spiritual preachers, wellness gods/goddesses or enlightened gurus. We’ve used our experience managing tens of thousands of classes, hundreds of teachers and nearly 40 yoga businesses to build a teacher training that is built to help people teach. Here’s a few insights to our approach:

Learnings and expertise from outside the world

We use learnings and expertise from outside the world of yoga to enhance our teachers’ skills. These include the following areas:

Performance and public speaking – the world of business and theatre helps us learn about dealing with nerves and performing under pressure.

The human body – the world of sports and medicine helps us take a practical look at what we’re made up of.

Customer experience – retail expertise helps us understand how to build customer relationships, read body language and deal with difficult people!

Brand and marketing – communications experts help us teach you how to market yourself and build a brand to help you achieve what you want to achieve in your teaching career.

We embrace design & technology

We’re a visual brand that embraces technology and design to enhance learning – we won’t be loading you up with photocopies from ancient textbooks, we’ll provide you with beautiful, easy-to-digest materials for you to refer back to for life as well as immerse yourself in during the course.

We give practical experience

We give people teaching experience while they learn. Students will be teaching from the start of the course to the end – starting small and growing as we go on. Teaching is a fast learning curve if you’re thrust into the fore – so that’s just what we intend to do.

Actual teaching is our focus

We cover all bases, ensuring a strong foundation across all the key pillars of yoga tradition and history but we focus predominantly on what’s practically important to be a great teacher.

Free yoga!

You can keep your practise up at home for free – as part of the course, you’ll be getting involved in a range of classes from across the yoga spectrum but as well as that you’ll have free access to Hotpod Home during your studies.

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We offer Teacher training at Hotpod HQ in London, UK, but also have courses in Pretoria, South Africa.