Team

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Val –  is co-founder of Yoga Hotspot. Trained under Duncan Peak, Baron Baptiste, Shiva Rea, Annie Carpenter and Byron Yoga Centre, Val teaches a range of classes from our most powerful (Power) to our Beginners classes and has the special ability of drawing out of you whatever is hidden inside.This special gift makes her classes both challenging and fun to attend.Whatever level you choose to practice at, let Val’s classes challenge your body and nourish your mind.
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david David – is co-founder of Yoga Hotspot. Trained by Duncan Peak at Power Living Australia, David teaches his classes with emphasis on encouraging a deep concentration and immersion in to the practice. He provides a safe and nurturing environment for students who want to explore their limits before delving deeper in to advanced postures. Experience David’s warmth and supportive nature; his unique style and words of worldly wisdom.
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vicky Vicky – trained by John Ogilvie and Judy Krupp at the Byron Yoga Center and by Peter Clifford and Annie Carpenter. Vicky teaches a fusion of Hatha Yoga drawing on her background in Ashtanga, Iygenga, Purna, Therapy and Traditional Yoga practices to create Dynamic, alignment focused classes for all ages and experience levels. Meet Vicky on Thursdays.
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blair Blair – “practice, practice, practice” that is Blair’s philosophy on yoga. He believes it must be your own unique experience otherwise it is just theory. He teaches a very simple but strong powerful class and encourages you to express yourself fully. He has learned from some of the best in the business including Baron Baptiste, Duncan Peak, Paul Chek and many more – and loves to share his own experience and journey with you. Start your week in style with Blair on Monday mornings at 0630, 0930 and 1215.
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Shawn – Shawn found his true passion when he started practicing yoga. He practiced almost daily in a Vinyasa Flow style for 2 years, at which point he realised that he needed to learn more. So he went straight to the source, travelled to India. After coming back to Australia inspired and eager to spread his knowledge Shawn started teaching Hatha and Vinyasa Flow styles of yoga. Shawn is passionate about improving his own practice and his teaching for the benefit of his students. Meet Shawn every Friday.

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katherine wong Kat – Kat’s yoga journey began at Yoga Hotspot in late 2012, following her sister in law to class on a whim. Once discovering the joy of generous movement and relaxation, her curiosity with flow, breath and energy soon progressed to teacher training. Trained under Briohny Smyth and Dice Iida Klein of Bryce Yoga in their signature Fit, Flow, Fly Vinyasa style, Kat completed her course in 2014. Inspired by music, Kat continues to practice as well as teach at Yoga Hotspot. Meet Kat on Friday and Sunday.
Yanyan – Yanyan started yoga for the physical benefits and like many others, discovered the spiritual wonders soon after. Qualified at Power Living, she teaches powerful and energetic classes full of fun and freshness. Enjoy her unique style at Power class on Wednesday evenings at 5.45pm.  Always challenging and great fun.
pro_photo Aya – Aya’s yoga journey began in Tokyo in 2001. Aya has practiced various body work methods including Yoga, Pilates, Core Condition, and subsequently started teaching in 2006. Aya’s teaching method is to break down each asana into individual components, to allow each student to gain a deeper understanding of their own body condition, requirements and needs. Aya’s goal is to offer an environment that allows for a personalised yoga experience tailored to each individual’s particular requirements. Meet Aya on Tuesdays.
 

Sujesh – Sujesh has more than 15 years of self-practice and  teaching experience in classical Hatha style and has learned from classical school and modern yoga practices. Sujesh started his Yoga journey in 2000 at Sivananda Yoga Vedanta centre in classical Hatha style and learned classical Hatha and Ashtanga Vinyasa styles over the years. He has completed 2 teacher training programs in India  and has attended focus workshops for specific asana practices. Meet Sujesh on Saturday morning 0700.