The Hot Dog Yoga Team
As a former dancer, yoga was a natural progression for Jeremin in the physical sense. As with every great love story, she discovered so much more on a mental, emotional and spiritual level and…as a way of life. This has kept her firmly committed to her practice and led her to complete a 500hr Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching with the Australian Yoga Academy in Melbourne in 2011. Since then she has continued to learn from yogis around the world.
Inspired by creative playfulness, Jeremin encourages students to be present, and to keep their hearts open, wild and free. Her classes focus on breath awareness to create dynamic and mindful flows with an emphasis on strength development, flexibility and core stability.
The opening of Hot Dog Yoga is Jeremin’s way of spreading her deep love for the practice, and she is thrilled to provide a space for all to share their passion for dogs, downward facing dogs and hot yoga.
Ella first discovered yoga in her twenties while studying to be an actor. Working with movement and human energetics in her capacity as a performer and acting tutor for over a decade, yoga was an integral part of her arts practice and a way to manage stress and anxiety. With a desire to dig deeper into this ancient methodology, its benefits and applications, she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher training with BodyMindLife here in Sydney. Ella has since gone on to complete a further 650 hours of trainings with teachers including Tara Judelle, Mel McLaughlin, Noelle Connolly, Rachael Coopes, and Duncan Parviainen.
Ella believes movement and breath are gateways to personal transformation. She offers a strong alignment based practice coupled with smart sequencing designed to challenge, support and empower you on, and ultimately off, the mat.
Jacqueline completed her first teacher training in Mysore, India in Ashtanga yoga. She loves fusing her passion of Ashtanga yoga with a slow, soul flowing Vinyasa style as she strongly believes in slowing down and getting back to basics and more importantly the breath.
Jacqueline fell in love with the “feeling" of yoga 10 years ago and strives to share her passion and love of yoga with others of all ages, abilities and levels to help people connect back to their bodies, through their breath and the universal power within.
Jamila Rose is a 500+ hour Yoga & Meditation teacher. She specialises in the fields of Tantric Hatha, Vedic philosophy & Somatic artistic expression.
She came to the path of yoga growing up with a yoga family. They planted the seeds and foundations in the arts and as she went through different stages of womanhood. Her curiosity to define her craft and understand the introspection of her truth led her to study the tantric path under the guidance of Loren Roche Phd & Camille Maurine. As well as others like Shiva Rea, Dave Stringer, Dearbha Kelly & Anna Forest.
Infusing her love of Yogic philosophy, Jamila delivers a poetically woven experience that speaks to not only the body but the spirit.
Liz offers playful and intelligently sequenced classes to prepare the body to move towards expansive poses in an accessible way. Her teaching style is warm and empathetic with detailed cueing to allow you to find empowering alignment in each asana. She’s always open to chat, laugh and form genuine connections with her students. Being part of a community of yogis is what makes teaching yoga so special for Liz.
At the core of her teachings is the understanding that our bodies are not projects to endlessly work on; but in fact powerful tools to live our lives to the fullest. Everyone is welcome to share in the benefits or movement, pranayama, meditation and the philosophy of yoga.
She draws inspiration from the many teachers she’s had the privilege of studying with or practicing with including Noelle Connelly, Bess Prescott, Nicole Walsh, Rachael Coopes, Meghan Currie, Lara Zilibowitz and Kat Clayton.
Meri’s classes are inspired by Mandala Vinyasa - moving 360 around the mat in a flowing, almost dancing style, and Rocket yoga - powerful sequences to funky music. Having completed two trainings in India and one in Thailand, Meri’s classes are full of energy and feeling. Her classes are connected to the elements - breathing & flowing through asanas and introspection, using nature as inspiration.
By focusing on intention, Meri hopes her classes show students that by becoming more aware of ourselves, we can constantly improve and bring the compassion and dedication from our yoga practice to our everyday life. In this way, we can use yoga in the physical sense to help us navigate ourselves with a little more kindness, openness and bravery in a busy and complicated world.
Rachel has been practising yoga since she was a teenager. It was the natural next step as she always had a love for movement coming from a dance background. For her, yoga is all about coming back to your natural state, dropping out of your mind, and into the intelligence of your body. This idea is at the heart of her classes and personal practice. Rachel uses slow, strong and juicy sequences to create a moving meditation.
She has trained with the likes of Shiva Rae, Noelle Connelly, Kat Clayton, Lara Zilibowitz and Brooke Elliston.
A health and fitness journalist turned yoga teacher, Sam first turned to yoga as a chance to remedy the aches and pains accrued from a desk bound job. However, once she began practising regularly, she noticed how much her body craved the physical release and was instantly hooked. Not long into her journey, she experienced a devastating career setback and it was during this time she experienced her ‘true awakening’ to yoga. A kind offer to practise at a studio with a respected teacher came and it was then that she discovered the soul soothing, mind nourishing nature of yoga.
Through yoga, she found solace, space and herself. Physically, it allowed freedom of breath, of mind, of body. As a former dancer, she loved the creativity of sequencing, flow of movement with music and the ability to hone in to flexibility and edge deeper into poses. Mentally, she gained acceptance and self-worth, the spiritual and philosophical teachings allowing a broadening of the mind and evolving into a wholehearted way of living and being. After five years of soul searching and devoted practise in Sydney and London, she followed her heart to India, where she gained her 200hr YTT at Ashiyana Yoga Retreat Village in Goa under the guidance of a respected UK teacher.
Now Sam is passionate about supporting others to live a soulful, compassionate and contented life through yoga. Sam’s classes focus on slow mindful movement with breath, heartfelt intention, feel good flows, strength building and balance work, along with a touch of philosophy and positive psychology.
Originally from Canada, Sam moved to Bondi in 2014. Curiosity called her to the mat over a decade ago. Since then, yoga has taught her how to live, to be alive, how to be compassionate, kind, disciplined, soft, inspired. Everything she has learned about herself, how to exist harmoniously in this lifetime — she has learned on her mat and the work is to take it off the mat. When Sam is on her mat or in the ocean, she's fully conscious, aware and nothing else matters - it's magic.
Expect a strong, slow, and intuitive sequence to take you deep into your practice harmonizing movement with breath.
Originally from Thailand, Thana was exposed to yoga from a young age. Though, he didn’t quite understand why yogis put their body into weird shapes and torture themselves!
In 2013, he chanced upon Bikram Yoga and knew straight away after stepping out from the very first class that he wanted to do that for the rest of his life. He also discovered Vipassana Meditation which had a big impact and completely transformed him to a better version of himself.
With 800+ hours of teacher training, he has been fortunate to learn from beloved teachers such as: Maty Ezraty, Shiva Rea, Noelle Connelly, Simon Park, Kat Clayton and Jo Phee.
Thana’s classes are guided from his passionate heart. They are creative, light-hearted, have a carefully curated playlist and a great balance of effort and rest allowing them to be mindful. He also merges the asana practice with a touch of philosophy. Experienced in Hatha Yoga, Vinyasa Flow, Myo-yin & Meditation, Thana’s style is a Vinyasa “Rhythmic Flow” – a slow steady pace to create strength and move with grace.
Vanessa is a highly qualified Yoga Therapist, Bodyworker and Educator. She comes from a dynamic mix of yoga styles and had the opportunity to train with leaders in the field of yoga while teaching for Pure Yoga in Hong Kong. She has extensive training and has taught thousands of classes worldwide.
Vanessa has been teaching since 2003. She specializes in Family Practice, teaching Yoga for Fertility, Prenatal and Postnatal Yoga, Mums and Bubs classes and enjoys teaching kids and family yoga. Vanessa is a Childbirth Educator, Infant Massage and Baby Yoga Instructor and has trained to be a Doula.
She is a Yoga Therapist by trade and prefers slower yoga these days. Vanessa has been asked to assist and teach numerous yoga teacher trainings with special attention to Women's Yoga and to Anatomy. Vanessa's classes celebrate, recognize and consider the many pieces of the personal whole. Not afraid to make some noise, she is a strong teacher with a strong voice. Vanessa is nurturing but not always easy. Her classes can be both strong with a commitment toward softening and restorative with a bend toward the uneasy. She challenges you to face yourself both on and off the Yoga or Shiatsu mat. Vanessa has extensive bodywork training and holds a Diploma in Shiatsu and Oriental Therapies. As well, she has intensively studied Thai Massage both in Thailand and during her graduate studies of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Chicago. She also practices Craniosacral Therapy. Vanessa leads Yoga Teacher Training and Yoga Retreats both in Australia and internationally.
Belinda has always had a strong fascination for the complex, yet humble qualities, of the human body and the way it functions, moves and is capable of such incredible things. This initially led her to a career in Nutrition & Dietetics, which allowed her to promote and support health and well-being for herself and others — something she is very passionate about. Some long overdue time off serendipitously led her to a month yoga trial and she never looked back! The yoga practice and her teachers fueled her passion for the body, now in a whole new way. As she noticed the yoga teachings spilling into all other areas of her life, moving beyond just the physical asana, she knew this was something she wanted to explore further and to help share with others — then undertaking her 200hr YTT at BodyMindLife. She has trained under highly respected teachers including Noelle Connolly and Ari Levanael and she appreciates that there is always more to learn and refine when it comes to yoga.
Belinda has a strong interest in alignment and preparing the body for what is to come. She likes to create a class that will challenge & empower her students, whilst being accessible for all levels and having fun along the way, encouraging students to meet the practice with the beautiful qualities of humbleness and an open mind.
With a background in high performance sport, Tate was initially drawn to yoga to both complement athletic performance and to recover. Not long after, yoga became much more than just a way of nourishing and challenging her physical form – it was a way to come out of her head and into her body. Tate went on to complete her 200-hour Yoga Teacher training with BodyMindLife, followed by her Meditation Teaching training with InYoga. She has been lucky to train with teachers such as Noelle Connolly, Sarah Routhier, Rachael Coopes, Rod Galbraith, and Kat Clayton.
Inspired by her vinyasa-based training, Tate uses intelligent sequencing in a way that makes yoga accessible for everyone. Not only do students leave her classes feeling stronger, bendier and more grounded, Tate’s yoga teachings also invite us to learn about ourselves, grow and smile.