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.
Adam is a passionate yoga teacher with a captivating background in dance. His unique blend of refined movements, fluid transitions and spiritual connection offers a transformative experience to his students. From a young age, Adam immersed himself in the world of dance and performance, discovering a love that cannot be deterred. Through his dance experience, Adam unearthed the profound benefits of yoga, not only enhancing his execution but also preventing injuries. He firmly believes the body is a powerful vessel that deserves to be embraced and nurtured.
Adam completed his Yoga Teaching Training at the Krishna Village in the Northern Rivers and specialises in Hatha and Vinyasa. He brings a vibrant enthusiasm to his practice with a pinch of a dance element.
Bianca’s fluid teaching style is strong yet paced, emphasising cueing alignment and energetics. Each practice with her is an opportunity to sensitise to the body’s intuitive calls — to pay attention to all the metaphors, contradictions, and non-linear truths that yoga has to share with each breath and every movement.
“I developed a dedicated yoga practice in pursuit of regaining health after an autoimmune attack, losing my kidney function. This drastically changed my life. It didn’t take much time to realise what a powerful addition yoga is alongside modern medicine in regaining and maintaining physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. I credit my teachers, near and far, for the depth of knowledge and wisdom they’ve shared. It’s an honour to share this practice through my lens.”
Since gaining her yoga teaching certification with Sydney’s BodyMindLife, Bianca has deepened her offering as a Vinyasa and Yin Yoga teacher with extended training in Krama Vinyasa sequencing, Alignment & Assists, Yoga Philosophy, Yoga as therapeutics and ZenThai BodyWork.
Chanel first began to practice yoga in 2017, during one of the darkest chapters of her life. It wasn't long before she noticed that this sacred practice began to have a much more profound effect on her mental health, as well as the physical. After noticing these effects and finding solace in movement and breath, Chanel had a desire to learn more and share these teachings, inspired by her own healing journey.
With a background in various movement patterns from running, Pilates, boxing and teaching athletes, Chanel firmly believes that flexibility is not a requirement of yoga, however it may be an outcome. Chanel’s classes focus on getting into asanas safely, however her classes are not about mastering poses, rather moving and flowing with ease and a sense of curiosity, encouraging students to let go of their expectations and open up to the flow of the movement and breath. She believes that by finding moments of stillness on the mat, we can create more space, richness and joy in our lives.
Ciara started teaching yoga in 2017. She has since completed numerous trainings around the world - mostly vinyasa and yin. Teaching brings her so much joy, and she hopes she can pass that on to anyone attending a class. Ciara enjoys creative and intelligent sequencing to allow yogis to flow and move in safe and enjoyable ways. Her classes will always include some pranayama and form of meditation as she believes that along with asana, these are the keys to finding that sweet connection with self.
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.
Leo loves sharing her passion for yoga through teaching. Instructing a slow, strong vinyasa flow, her focus lies on turning intention inwards with long holds and slow transitions. She believes in the poses, the right alignment and creatively sequencing a seamless flow. Leo’s aim is to create a joyful experience for her students, allowing them to exit the hustle of their work/private life to enter into deeper layers of their mind.
Marc started his practice after searching for alternative fitness modalities following a knee injury that affected his running routine. After a few years of attending classes, he enrolled in the 200hour Teacher Training at Body Mind Life, which not only deepened his practice but also changed his entire perspective on Yoga.
Whether it’s the embodiment of the physical practice, or the stillness of breath and meditation, at the end of the day it’s how Yoga makes people feel that makes it a lifelong journey. At the moment, arm balances and inversions hold a special place on the mat in Marc’s personal practice. However, back bending (his nemesis) seems to be slowly getting more attention.
Off the mat, Marc is a foodie on all fronts and eats with his eyes first!
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.
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.
Ashleigh fell in love with yoga when she moved to Sydney in 2015. She says it is impossible to put into words the profound role it has played in her own healing and self-empowerment journey. Ashleigh completed her yoga teacher training in Bali in 2018, and has since taught all over Sydney and in Ecuador while she lived there for a short period.
Kim comes to her classes with a passion to help her students achieve individual empowerment, liberty and personal exploration and development in body and mind.
One of her first introductions to the yoga practice was as picturesque as they come; on the rooftop of a small hostel while visiting the Taj Mahal in the Indian city of Agra. From then on the yoga practice became an integral and constant in her day-to-day. Understanding the beauty, power and releasing nature of the practice, each class is designed with a goal to help students find a little extra magic, connection, empowerment and happiness both on and off their mat.
Originally raised in the fresh air of Wiradjuri country, Kristy found yoga in her teens on the quest for healing. Following a career as an actor and presenter in the entertainment industry in Sydney and Los Angeles, Kristy’s practice developed from various teachings in both hemispheres. A graduate of Power Living and Creature Yoga, alongside on-going studies with Janet Stone, Patrick Beach, Rose Baudin, Dena Kingsberg and Carlos Pomeda, Kristy’s practice has spanned well over a decade.
Continually expanding her awareness through art, adventuring and creative endeavours, Kristy’s style is strong, playful and light, peppered with accessible philosophy. You will work up a sweat flowing through invigorating sequences leading toward peak postures and create space with the “liquid-gold” tones of Kristy’s voice in more restorative classes.