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.
Felicity first discovered yoga over 10 years ago when a friend invited her to a class. Over time, ‘twice-a-week’ became more regular - with study, teaching, and a deepening of practice in more recent years.
Felicity has completed over 500 hours of teacher training, including yin, advanced energetics, pranayama, inversions, anatomy, myofascial release, embodied philosophy and advanced sequencing. She has much respect and gratitude for her teachers including Mel McLaughlin, Rachael Coopes, Noelle Connolly, and Annie Carpenter.
She is passionate about finding strength and range of movement, exploring limitations and obstacles. She also loves yoga nidra and meditation and is currently completing meditation teacher training.
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 loves the way yoga creates space in the mind and body.
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.”
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.
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.