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.
Andrea is passionate about sharing yoga as a platform to explore movement, take risks, heal, and grow. Although the physical elements initially drew her in, It’s the deeper layers of philosophy, energetics, and connection that captured her heart & inspired a life fuelled by curiosity.
Andrea’s classes are strong and playful, built off a foundation of safe alignment & mindful sequencing principles. She completed her first 200 hr training with Sonic Yoga in NYC. She has since pursued trainings and workshops with the likes of Shiva Rae, Ido Portal, Chanel Luck, Dylan Werner, Lorin Roche, Sally Kempton, Maria Garre, Noelle Connelly, Lara Zilibowitz, and Brooke Elliston.
After developing a love for dance and fitness in her younger years, 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 practiced various styles of yoga over the last eight years. Today Jacqui works in financial services but loves being able to share her passion for yoga through her classes - focusing on alignment, yoga philosophy and a bit of play.
As with most, Lahna first came to the mat 7 years ago for the physical aspects of yoga but she stayed for the unexpected peace and stillness that it brought to her every day. She believes that the practise of yoga continually teaches us to move through life unaffected by the ebbs and flows of our surroundings and it is this that has driven her practise over the years and that she is passionate about sharing with her students.
Lahna believes that yoga is intelligence in action and therefore encourages her students to have respect for their bodies as well as the practise of yoga by approaching it with curiosity and without attachment - as a practise of discovery and expansion.
Her classes offer challenging and intelligent sequencing to break down the most complex asana, making it achievable to all. She is grateful to have had the opportunity to have trained with many teachers steeped in experience in both Byron Bay and Sydney including Tahl Rinsky, Nikki Elwin, Russ Vitale, Simon Borg Olivier, Elana De Veux and Noelle Connolly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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