Lisa M – Yoga Teacher and Studio Director

lisa profile website photo#My background and training qualification is Hatha Vinyasa Yoga. I trained in the UK and I’m REPS registered and certified. I have trained in the Far East and Europe and worked in all the local health and fitness clubs.

I have practiced other styles of Yoga, from Astanga when I’ve wanted power and strength, Yin Yoga when I’ve felt the need to surrender and release energy. I’ll always love Classical Yoga, it’s sacred, nurturing and spiritual for me.

Hot Yoga is my passion, teaching alignment and flow through Hatha Vinyasa fills me with a sense of abundance and peace.

My meditation practice is Vipassana and I attend at least one course a year. If you come to my class then you will get a flavour of Vipassana meditation at the beginning of each session. I truly believe it will set you up for an amazing class and the potential of an amazing day.

“I teach from the heart – this enables me to stay with my students. Flowing mindfully with the breath into strong and purposeful asanas, feeling grounded and whole. Allowing your mind and body to surrender to the practice will enhance your flexibility as you let go of resistance. You will leave class feeling centred, nurtured and rejuvenated, possibly amazing!”

Namaste.”

“There are poor yoga teachers, there are good yoga teachers and then there is Lisa. Relax initially with a mindfully empty mind as you drift into a state of equanimity. Then, as the session begins, experience the gradual build up to ever more complex yoga positions. Unlike many yoga sessions however, you will not find familiar routines endlessly repeated, you will experience a new flow of yoga moves with each and every session. Unwind at the end of each practice with Savasana and then feel eager to start the rest of your day.”

Yoga Student, Roger Grindrod

Leigh – Fitness Guru

I am a motivated Yoga and Pilates Instructor. I enjoy inspiring others to improve wellness and commit to long-term health and fitness goals. Energetic and outgoing with a collaborative spirit, I enjoy teaching various types of vinyasa, power flows as well as gentle and therapeutic restorative flows. Students love personal attention and personalised help in class. I like to spend time either before or after class working 1-on-1 with students, talking about problem poses and generally supporting their growth. I have been teaching classes across Dubai for the past couple of years, in addition to this I work with individuals and families. I have been working with a close friend who feels she needs individual attention and is not comfortable in classes due to various reasons. Her progress is amazing and she’s fallen in love with yoga, as a teacher this is one of the most rewarding gifts. Within Dubai I have taught for Fitness First in various clubs throughout, Exhale Yoga and Pilates Studio, GFX Pilates Studio, Bikram & Pilates UAE Studio and Fitrepublik.

I am a registered Yoga Teacher (RYS200) since February 2014. I have practised yoga on and off since May 2005. My aim is to keep classes fun and accessible to both beginner and intermediate students. I firmly believe yoga is for everyone and gives us what we need whether that may be a mind and body connection or a great workout. Yoga has helped me grow in so many ways, it’s an ongoing adventure with oneself, yoga has helped me personally as I have Crohn’s Disease, this practice helps when I get flare ups and keeps my inflammation in check.

Kat – Yoga Teacher

I have been involved in dance and sport from an early age, completing my BA (Hons) in Dance Theatre at the Laban Centre, London in 2000. I was introduced to yoga in my gym, where formal study began in London in 2006.

I did my teacher training in Bali with Zuna Yoga which has its roots in Tantra, my classes follow this system, with an emphasis on the breath work, asana, bandha, pranayama and meditation.

I strive to give people the yogic tools to live a happy, healthy, joyful life and to thrive and be a more powerful individual in the world. I’m really happy and excited to be teaching and supporting Hotspot Yoga at this time in my life.

Shelley – Yoga Teacher

I have been a teacher for many years: in secondary education, personal training and now I am a qualified Hatha Yoga teacher.

My Yoga journey began as a path to strength and flexibility and a healing therapy for my body after years of running. It is now much more: Yoga makes me happy, gives me greater insight about myself and my family and hopefully makes me nicer to be around.

My classes are varied, they can be strong and athletic or there may be a greater emphasis on relaxation. Often there is a theme or focus. But, you and your needs for the day are always the inspiration for how a class will evolve. My practices include relaxation, Classical Hatha some Vinyasa and Pranayama.

I believe that whether you practise Yoga with the aim of becoming enlightened or whether you simply want to stretch yourself, the point is to practise and see where the journey takes you.