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.
In desperate need of some time, space and balance after being consumed by the intensity of being a first-time mum, Jo was guided by a beautiful friend to her first yoga class in early 2000 and immediately fell in love with the practice. Having had a background in gymnastics, she enjoyed the physicality of the practice, but really, it was the peace, stillness and sense of being deeply nurtured that really drew her.
Experiencing the magic of the practice flowed into a desire to know more about yoga, which led her to her first teacher training in 2006. From there Jo’s teaching journey began, with a feeling of natural progression from her first incarnation as a physiotherapist (10 years here and overseas). Continuing to study and learn since 2007, Jo completed her 500 hour teacher training with Yoga Arts in Bali in 2013. She is now registered as an experienced yoga teacher at the 500 hour level (ERYT 500), and also a YACEP (Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider).
Jo enjoys teaching dynamic and creative classes, encouraging students to let go of their mindsets and expectations and open up to the flow of the movement and their breath. In essence, creating a moving meditation and a gateway into the present moment. She looks forward to sharing the incredible gift and journey that is yoga with you.
Encouraged and inspired from a young age to live from a place of creativity and love, it was no surprise to those around her when Amanda decided to embark on the journey of becoming a yoga teacher. Growing up attending her Mom’s yoga classes in the suburbs of Chicago, she was enchanted not only by the practice itself but the calm, powerful energy in the room.
After a bit of self-discovery in her growing years, moving from state to state in the US and working as a massage therapist, Amanda made the bold choice to hop on a plane to Sydney in 2009 and never looked back. Completing her teacher training in 2010, her journey as a teacher and forever student has been a slow and steady one gathering knowledge and basking in each and every experience as if it was the first.
Amanda offers slow, steady and strong yoga flow classes that encourage pulsation in stagnation and self-expression. Passionate about not only the physical practice but the deep-rooted philosophy behind yoga, her students are likely to get a taste of these learnings every time they step into the room.
After developing a love of dance and fitness while young, Jacqui was drawn to hot yoga when she moved to Melbourne (probably to escape the cold). She remembers her first class not being as easy as she imagined but loved the way she felt after a class - refreshed, energised and positive. Curious about the physical and mental benefits yoga brings, she has practised various styles of yoga over the last nine years. Today, Jacqui loves being able to share her passion for yoga through her classes. She brings a playful approach to the practice that combines strong, creative and considered sequencing. Since her original training she has completed further training. She has trained with and practised with many mentors including Noelle Connolly, Shiva Rea and Simon Park.
When Jacqui is not teaching or thinking about yoga, she teaches Barre classes, loves being in the sun and enjoys an over-catered picnic with a glass of bubbles or red wine.
Laure's journey with yoga began in 2011. She found it to be a great way to help combat the stress of a fast-paced corporate job. She fell in love with yoga for its hugely transformational physical and emotional benefits. After many years of searching and wondering what her passion and purpose was on this planet, she decided to do a Yoga Teacher training with no intent to teach. By the end of it, she was inspired to share the healing power of yoga and her dedication for a healthy mind, body and life.
Laure completed her 200 hour teacher training with BodyMindLife and today has completed over 350 hours of training in advanced Vinyasa with Noelle Connolly and Kat Clayton & Yin training with Sarah Owens. She is also a Meditation teacher in training.
Laure’s classes bring an alignment focus to a fluid and dynamic flow, encouraging students to connect back with themselves. She teaches from a place of embodied experience, and has a love for speaking of the philosophy of yoga, energy and breath.
Maddy was introduced to yoga at age 10 and has been practicing ever since. She was immediately drawn not only to the physical benefits of the practice, but also its calming effect on her often restless mind. In 2016 she decided to take the next step in her practice and completed her 200-hour training at the Dynamic Mindfulness School of Yoga in Pai, Thailand. After completing her training, Maddy returned to her hometown of New York City where she began her teaching career at Jai Yoga Arts the Reflections Center for Conscious Living and Yoga.
Her teaching style incorporates precise alignment cues and breath work to help students find the balance between effort and ease in their yoga practice. While her flow sequences are often challenging, Maddy’s classes always include options for modifications, and are designed with injury prevention in mind! Yogis can expect a strengthening warm up, creatively sequenced flows, and a calming final relaxation that will allow them to recharge and let go. Through her classes, she hopes to inspire students to embody the powerful connection between movement and breath and honour their own authenticity.
Natasha started out as a ballet dancer, who's performance career took her travelling around the world. Her passion for stretching and all things movement soon took her to new heights and working as a circus aerialist. Between the struggles and strains of a life on tour, yoga quickly became an essential part of her daily routine for conditioning, injury recovery, and overall mental well being. Natasha is excited about sharing her love for flexibility and moving meditation with Hot Dog Yoga.
Phillippa has found the healing powers of yoga to be a wonderfully therapeutic escape from a stressful job and a busy life. She completed her 200hr teacher training in Sydney with master teacher Noelle Connolly and Kat Clayton at BodyMindLife and has now completed 350 hours of teacher training.
Phillippa’s classes are mindfully sequenced, unhurried but juicy Vinyasa flows with a detoxifying and calming cooldown. Expect to sweat but also relax both the body and mind; you will leave feeling energised and clearheaded.
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.
Victoria is a passionate person who throws herself into whatever she does. Her greatest passion is her family. She married her best friend and 27 years later they have 3 amazing boys and 3 insane dogs! She loves a loud house – laughter, barking and the sounds of joyful living!
Victoria has always been drawn to a physical practice. She loves weight training, Muay Thai, boxing and hiking. When she discovered yoga, it allowed her to combine her love of physical movement with a sense of deeper connection to herself. Through teaching to others, she has been able to share that experience. Her formal training (360 hours) was at Prana Space. Since then, she has attended many workshops in Australia and USA. She practices yoga with many beautiful teachers, in a variety of styles, every chance she gets.
As a teacher, Victoria believes you must never stop being an eager student. She is not one for rigid structure, doesn’t believe in gurus or any doctrine. Her style of practice is open and intuitive. She designs it to help the student find their flow state where they can connect to themselves through movement and breath and truly step into joy.
Cat started practising Iyengar yoga in Edinburgh at 18 years old and totally fell in love with the practise and the way it made her feel. She decided in 2013 to complete her Hatha yoga training in an ashram in Spain. Cat was very drawn to yoga therapy so went on to complete 110 hours of training in Byron Bay with physio & yoga teacher; Maria Kirsten. This then led to Cat’s yin training in Sydney with Melanie McLaughlin. Cat is also very inspired by Shiva Rae and completed a Lunar Arts teacher immersion with her after returning from her 300 hours advanced teacher training in Mysore, India.
Cat’s classes focus on breath and building strength, with lots of emphasis on core. Her classes are strong but nourishing too. The yoga therapy training has made Cat very aware and know how important it is to move at a pace where students can correct and improve their alignment. Saying that, she also loves helping students to advance to poses that their bodies are ready for but their minds might be stopping them from exploring.
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.
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.
Like the fluffy white dessert named after the famous ballerina, Pav is an 12 year-old "puppy" and the studio mascot. She is the epitome of a true yogi – so content, and loves unconditionally. Her role is to welcome members with lots of energy and good vibes and provides cuddles (and the occasional lick). Although an expert at downward facing dog and savasana, she is not one to show off her talents and doesn't do them on demand.
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