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Yoga, Instructor

Rebecca Morley

I have had a passion for Yoga from a very early age, practicing many different styles. I discovered Hot Yoga as a way to deal with stress, found the path to inner peace and am passionate about the benefits of yoga for positive mental, physical and spiritual health. I trained at the Yogahaven training school in Morocco where the unique style of hot yoga is called “leela”, meaning “play” in Sanskrit. So put a smile on your face and join me on the mat with an open heart and open mind. Love & Light 

Mia Shaw

I was blessed to take my first ever yoga class at Hot Buddha 3 years ago. Over time I experienced a transformation not only of a physically unhealthy lifestyle but also mentally letting go. I was truly blessed to learn and be inspired by fellow students along with being guided by some of the most inspirational teachers that are resident at Hot Buddha today.

 

The nurture , love and abundance within the studio inspired me to give back and in September 2017 I qualified as a yoga alliance 200hr certified instructor under the guidance and expertise of Stu Alexander and Frank Perry. I have been privileged to practice in many places across the world with my most memorable experiences being in India, Thailand and Indonesia. As such, my heart connects with Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga styles however, as I continue to feed my passion for yoga through learning, I have explored several other forms including Bikram, Iyengar, Yin and restorative. 
Yoga is much more than a workout, it's a union of mind,body and breath along with a community that truly feels like home

Yoga, Instructor
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Louise Rourke

Yoga found me at a difficult time in my life and changed my life forever. By linking breath and movement I opened myself up to become more aware … of myself, others and my emotions. The awareness yoga brings helps us to better understand who we are, it gives us strength, flexibility and when practiced with devotion- inner peace. For me it’s pure magic and that’s the reason I teach… I would describe my classes as, strong, mindful, informative and always suitable for beginners.

I have been teaching at Hot Buddha since 2016 until I took a break recently for myself and my own practice, I have now returned to teach on a Thursday evening ready to share the love…come breathe with me!


 

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Adele Whitty

My Yoga journey began over 12 years ago when I attended a hot yoga class for the first time and I was hooked! Yoga for me is escapism… an hour or two to myself with the added benefits of working on strength, flexibility and agility but fundamentally it’s escapism; a dedicated time to go within without outside thinking just being present in that moment releasing anything that doesn’t serve me. 


I decided to do my teacher training after being in lockdown, having done zoom classes online I felt I needed more to deepen my own practice so when the opportunity presented itself I jumped right in completing a intensive 200 hr YTT and 50 hrs adjustments course with Julia Gavin founder of Palm Trees Yoga School Goa and Liverpool yoga academy. 


Since then I’ve also completed 30hrs Yin with Samastah Teacher  Training.  My preferred yoga style I like to teach is Ashtanga, Vinyasa flow and Power yoga, however I like to attend many forms of yoga classes In my personal practice.  Namaste

Dione Newton

For me, yoga has always been a form of medicine, it heals and it strengthens the mind & body. 
I discovered Hot Yoga in my 20s and I have since explored various styles, but I always find myself gravitating towards the hot room. Vinyasa flow is a personal favourite, it never fails to enhance my mood and set a positive tone for the day ahead. I’ve spent many hours flowing on the mat energising, letting go and righting many wrongs.  

 

When I trained to teach, I wanted my students to feel this release, so their day could be lightened after flowing, breathing, and silencing the mind. Sometimes, I incorporate sound relaxation into my practice to deepen the experience and help soothe the mind and body. From entrancing sound baths to simple enhancements during savasana.  


With a tuning fork in hand, I'm excited to guide you through your practice in Hot Buddha to help you drift off your mat, and carry that tranquillity into your day!

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Helen Downey

My Yoga journey started about 10yrs ago when I was an event manager in London. I was was initially drawn to the practice as it really helped reduce stress and anxiety.

I then went travelling and never looked back, over the years after leaving London I tried many forms of yoga and fell in love with Vinyasa and Ashtanga which led to be completing my 500hrs YTTC training India  and staying there immersing myself in yoga and teaching for 6 months.

Since 2029 I have been working as a Yoga Teacher and 200hr YTTC lead trainer. In recent years I have also fell in love with the practice of Rocket Yoga which is a mixture of Vinyasa & Ashtanga.

Rocket Yoga has enhanced my practice so much over the last few years and my strength and flexibility has increased along with it. I have completed and additional 4 Rocket Trainings around Europe & the UK with various teachers over the years which has elevated my teaching and knowledge which I look forward to sharing with you!
 

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Nicola Styles

Hi, I’m Nic, Mum of two beautiful girls, yogi & coffee lover!

 

I’ve been a fitness instructor for many years, but found my true love with yoga. I’m a qualified Ashtanga and vinyasa flow teacher. 


I would describe my teaching style as creative and powerful, but always throw in a good relaxation.

 

My classes are for everyone, and suitable for all abilities. I look forward to seeing you on the mat. 

Jen Foster

I have been in love with yoga for around 12 years after finding it as a way to destress when I worked as a social worker. It instantly became a huge part of my life and I’ve  also travelled to India on a solo trip to deepen my practice.

I would describe my teaching style as relaxed with a strong focus on linking the movement to breath and taking time to really feel into postures to make for a mindful practice. 

I feel so grateful to be able to share this amazing practice with others to bring about physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing. I’m so excited to guide you all!
 

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Chloe Smith

I fell into yoga practice for a few reasons – I actually snuck into the adults’ class at my local gym when I was 13 and never really looked back. They caught me in the end but let me continue the same class on a Tuesday with a close eye on me! Since then, I’ve developed a passion for the rich history and culture of yoga, travelling to India to learn more about yoga alongside a visit to the brain museum – I have a master’s degree in psychology, and I have intertwined this with studying deeply into the relationship between yoga and various aspects of mental health. I am qualified in yoga for depression, anxiety & PTSD, and yoga nidra for mental health. I try my hardest to incorporate yoga’s history & mythology and apply it to the modern day in the Western world, in a way that is as respectful as possible to the beautiful culture and religion behind yoga: I think it’s so important to honour and acknowledge it. My favourite styles of yoga to teach are mythic flow (a vinyasa flow sequence that flows as I tell Hindu stories of the Gods and the Goddesses), and yin yoga (a relatively new practice which links to Chinese medicine and focuses on the more subtle aspects of body).
 
The aim of yoga is to achieve enlightenment – I believe this is open to individual interpretation because what is enlightenment? To me, it means, to feel lighter. Lighter in the sense that we can develop tools to put down all that we are carrying and to start to like ourselves a little better. 

See you on the mat 🧡
 

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