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.
Expect to flow, sweat and breathe your worries away in Arjanna’s classes. She works in a step-by-step progression towards at least one offering that challenges your comfort zone. Arjanna guides her students into a state of deep restoration and healing to explore connecting with their physical body and mind. She hopes to impart awareness (of body, breath and self) to empower her students to find their own authentic practise.
Arjanna takes inspiration from her teachers: Noelle Connolly’s intelligent sequencing, Maty Ezraty’s passion for moving mindfully with correct alignment and energetic teachings from Simon Park and healers she has crossed paths with around the world.
Arjanna first fell in love with the dynamic movements, sweat and beautiful shapes that entailed the physical practice (asana) of yoga. Like many others, as she spent more time on her mat, it became clear to her that what kept her coming back went far beyond a healthy body. She found yoga had an incredible way of silencing her mind and increasing her ability to concentrate. This allowed her to make decisions in her life keeping the best interest of her body and mind at heart.
Carmelle’s first yoga-related memory is leaving a vinyasa class in the UK as a youngster and being enthralled. Almost two decades later, her enthusiasm for yoga is unfaltering. Carmelle delved further into the practice, beliefs and philosophy on trips to Nepal and India before completing teaching training in Power Vinyasa, and later Yin. She is also accredited in Mindfulness and Meditation.
Teaching Yoga full time for the past six years in Melbourne has kept her busy. A recent move to Sydney with husband Adam and their Goldie Rafa brought her to Hot Dog Yoga.
Carmelle is passionate about the way yoga can help with personal problems, health issues, elevate your mood and bring a calm state. The mindfulness aspect of the practice is what she found most beneficial. Carmelle aspires for her classes to be uplifting and increase your sense of self, leave you with a smile and a slice of gratitude to finish!
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. With a desire to dig deeper into this ancient methodology, its benefits and applications, she completed her 200 hour Yoga Teacher training with BodyMindLife. Ella has since gone on to complete trainings with Tara Judelle and Mel McLaughlin.
Ella's classes encourage mindful movement that releases tension, builds awareness and strength and leaves students feeling grounded and renewed.
Felicity first came to yoga more than 10 years ago when a friend invited her along to class. Happily finding joy in this discovery, over time the pull to ‘lean in’ more to her practice led to further study, and teaching.
Felicity has completed over 400 hours of teacher training including focused training in pranayama, inversions, anatomy, myofascial release, philosophy and advanced vinyasa sequencing. She has studied with many incredible teachers including Noelle Connolly and Annie Carpenter.
She is passionate about finding strength and range of movement as well as slowing down and connecting to breath. She loves yoga nidra and meditation and is currently completing her meditation teacher certification.
Felicity is an architect who has worked on creating accessible public spaces for communities and restorative spaces for the private realm, for more than 15 years. She has a deep interest in yoga philosophy and is thrilled to share her love of creating space in the mind and body with her students and yoga community.
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.
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.
Yoga has been a part of Sophia’s life for over 20 years. Her parents came home from a Deepak Chopra yoga & meditation retreat when she was 8 and invited meditation and yoga into the daily routine over the holidays. She began her adult practice 10 years ago. Sophia believes yoga has helped her grow stronger, more flexible and fearless, both on and off the mat. Learning yoga inspires people to be present in each second and live each moment more mindfully.
Teaching at various places has given Sophia a diverse demographic of students to work with.
Sophia has completed over 300 hours of Yoga Teacher Training. She began at Body Mind Life in 2017 then she focused on Philosophy & Sequencing. She has since completed 25 hours of Kids Yoga Training through Zenergy, as well as Mindful Birth Yoga Training at Elixr. Sophia has just completed another 300 hours of Soulfull Wellness Yoga Training with Shiva Rea.
With a background in classical ballet, Sophia loves to combine technical sequencing with a creative playfulness as well as modifications to build inspiration, helping you deepen your practice. “We are all divine, divinity connects us all. When we see ourselves in others we remember that and when we forget; we practice yoga.”
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.
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.
Morgane is excited and grateful to be sharing the love of yoga. She discovered yoga 15 years ago, as part of various physical development techniques in her acting career and training. Over time, her daily personal practice became non-negotiable. She saw first-hand how the practice expanded beyond the physical. Naturally, she became a yoga teacher!
Morgane trained under Elisha Young, Mel Mclaughlin and Arian Levanael amongst others. She qualified in Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin and Kids yoga.
She loves teaching both the yin and yang practice for a complete experience. She believes this is crucial for developing a sense of equanimity for the body, mind and soul off the mat. Her classes are fun, engaging, and can be challenging at times.
Morgane believes that yoga on the mat is a precious time we dedicate to and for ourselves. It is a time where she can assist her students make discoveries. To remind them that it is not about the pose but what happens on the way there. To equip them to use the practice off the mat, in their daily lives - where the real yoga happens - living a mindful life anchored in gratitude.
Morgane continues to learn and further her knowledge of the practice. She believes we are never too young or too old to start and discover this practice which, even in its most challenging form, is forever rewarding and quite simply, life changing.
Sammy’s love affair with yoga began with an old yoga DVD she found at home. At the end, the instructor said “let the yoga do the work” and a beautiful lifelong relationship was formed. For Sammy, having a regular yoga practice is when she feels like her most authentic self. The connection and presence of mind, body, breath and movement can be a truly magical feeling.
As a yoga student for over 10 years, the transition to teach and pass on her learnings to others was a clear and natural progression. She completed her 200 hour training right here in Sydney and began sharing her love of yoga with students right away. Sammy’s classes are thoughtful, fluid and progressive and will challenge you to get out of your comfort zone. A lover of music, all her classes have a curated playlist that ties in the movement and the theme.
Like the fluffy white dessert named after the famous ballerina, Pav is an 13 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.