Daz found his love for yoga with his very first class here at Hothut in 2016. He has always been into some sort of fitness but never really in tune with his body. Yoga has been the perfect way to keep his mind, body and soul aligned. Through yoga daz has learnt how to tune in and listen to his physical body, how to calm the mind and to deal with negative thought pattens and to appreciate the importance of self love because you simply can’t pour from an empty cup. His intention for a yoga class is to leave any worries at the door, bring your awareness inwards, connecting breath with movement through a simple yet playful mellow flow with some fun arm balances or inversions thrown in to help with self confidence. A close translation of the word Dharma is “the right way of living”. Your Dharma is your path of joy, the path in life you’re meant to take. Daz's Dharma is yoga.
Coming from an intense background in Ballet of just over 20 years, Emily found her love for yoga at the end of this journey, soon after she completed her Yoga Teacher Training. Through her yoga journey she has found yoga has helped to balance and begin to rid of negative thought patterns, calm the mind, change her understanding of self love and appreciation. Emily loves to share this with the yogis in her class through creative, flowing sequences, smiles, giggles, arm balances and inversion practice but also incorporating the beauty of meditation, breath focus and slow nurturing movements. With a focus on a well rounded yoga practice, intentions of loving kindness and non judgement throughout class Emily looks forward to sharing her love of Yoga with you.
Angela’s yoga and meditation journey started during a particularly challenging period in 2000, when all that made sense was to commit to a regular practice. It served as her salvation and a way to feel more connected, aware, and empowered. So here began an exploration and love affair for her with growth and healing, and a quest to understand how we can break through our own limitations to reach our true potential, on a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual level. Angela draws from her yoga trainings in Bikram, Power Vinyasa, Five Elements, Yin, Spiritual and Anahata Yoga, as well as her studies in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Reiki, Meditation, Concomitant and Hahnemann Healing. Angela complements these philosophies with her own life experiences in her classes. She believes that the yoga mat is an opportunity for students to recognise their own light, and trusts that it supports us to become more of who we truly are. In turn, we then remember the importance of sharing that light, inspiring courage in others do the same, so we can all live a life with more openness, presence, and love. Angela’s classes are an opportunity to explore more of who you are, finding strength in your softness as you learn when to challenge and when to nurture yourself in postures, whilst receiving the power of touch through thoughtful adjustments .
Floss was first introduced to Iyengar Yoga at the age of 15 and has since fallen in love with the creativity and flow of Vinyasa style classes which led her to complete her 200HR Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training through Creature Yoga in Byron Bay. Floss is fascinated by the practice of both Yoga and Ayurveda and how they can be such simple yet powerful tools to come back home to ourselves, to cultivate a sense of ease in daily life and create a more positive mindset for the benefit of ourselves and those around us. Her intention through teaching is to help connect students to the space of inner peace that resides within each and every one of us. Floss has a deep passion for inclusivity and accessibility and loves to invite her students to allow themselves the space to play around with making their practice their own. Her classes are nurturing, welcoming, creative and always a fun balance between gentle and dynamic movements. She hopes to invite a sense of flow and ease within practice and life both on and off the mat.
Georgia was introduced to yoga by her mother when she was going through a transitional time as a form of healing. Beyond it’s emotional impact, physically it created strength, flexibility and breath awareness, and became a pillar in Georgia's career as a professional surfer. In her classes, Georgia incorporates her knowledge and passion with her light and playful presence. She’s passionate about creating a shift in each of her students through movement, breath, and mindfulness.
Bridgette is a Nutritional Therapist and Yoga Instructor who completed her 200hr YTT in Rishikesh India in 2017, studying Hatha-Ashtanga Yoga. Bridgette's classes bring together her knowledge of the mind-body connection, functional strength and the power of the breath in movement. Joining her classes will help you to develop strength, flexibility and connection with your body. Brigette's positive and energetic guidance will support you throughout your practice, and continue to carry you throughout your day.
Starting her yoga journey over 20 years, Tracey’s practice and journey have woven through the Applied Diploma of Yoga Teaching at AYA, Santosha Yoga Institute, 50hr Yin Yoga Training, and Pranayama retreat with Sri O.P. Tiwari Moving from a dedicated Ashtanga Mysore practice to Vinyasa Flow style, Tracey has drawn from all the teachings and practice over the years and continues her journey. Sharing the mind+body+spirit wellness benefits of a dedicated yoga practice has become a passion. With strong emphasis on the importance of breath development, Tracey's Vinyasa classes are designed to develop strength and flexibility for body and mind. Believing that yoga is for everyone, and that time spent on the mat helps us learn about ourselves by teaching us to adjust, accept, adapt and ultimately find space for the reintegration of body+mind+spirit.
Ayla was officially introduced to Iyengar yoga as a thirteen year old by her mum who dragged her to a class at the local gym. It took a number of years dabbling in and out of classes until she found heated vinyasa flow and a regular meditation practice, until she knew that she had 'found her people.' She recently completed her 200 hr YTT with Power Living Australia in Melbourne and Bali under the guidance of Duncan Peak and Keenan Crisp. Dedicated to the practice of yoga as a forever student, she hopes to continuously grow as a teacher for her students and for the feeling of wholeheartedness that it brings to her own life. Ayla believes teaching yoga is about being with people exactly where they are (and who they are) on the mat and holding space for them to do their own work; to bring the yoga off the mat and into the practice of life. Born and raised on the Peninsula she is extremely excited to be a part of such a beautiful space and share the love of Yoga!
200 Hr RYT & Certified Kids Yoga Teacher Christina found yoga on the opposite side of the globe in New York City in 2002. It didn't take long to notice the magical effects of yoga, both on and off the mat. She continues to develop her own practice, mixing it up in various styles of yoga including Vinyasa/ Power Flow, Hatha and Yin. Sharing what she loves - yoga, meditation and music, her classes blend a traditional flow and a calming restorative element.
Sonja is a local Pen girl, a certified 200 Hr RYS yoga instructor + Lululemon Ambassador for the Sorrento store. A past jazz ballet dancer, Sonja's been a yoga teacher for over 4 years and has been a devoted yogi for 18 years. Sonja has done her yoga training with Himalaya Yoga Valley in Ireland directly under Yogachara Lolit, and has spent some time living in a meditation community in the hills of Northern Italy. Sonja is certified to teach children's yoga and is renowed for her kids yoga classes taking her inspiration for such classes from Edna Reinhardt. She has a mad love for 1970 yoga textbooks, Osho philosophies, Alan Watts' lectures, Thich Nhat Than's teachings and is inspired and has a mad crush on Meghan Currie (yoga teacher). Sonja's classes are vinyasa flow and are said to be sweet, strong and dreamy with a dash of playfulness.
Jane, who studied Ashtanga-Vinyasa in India and Yin in Australia, is passionate about honouring yoga's spiritual and philosophical aspects. Her classes are a playground in which to explore poses of the mind as well as the body, and she enjoys helping people at all stages of their yoga journey to better inhabit themselves.