MEET THE

ONE HOT TEAM

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OWNER & DIRECTOR

Lucinda Mills

Lucinda completed her first Yoga Teacher Training in 2003, and has continued to teach, study and practice ever since. After the birth of her first child in 2012, she was drawn to Pilates to integrate and stabilise her body. She has completed the Basi Pilates Studio Course and Polestar Group Reformer Training.

She is forever grateful for the opportunity to open One and to promote and share Yoga and Pilates in the community

SOUTH YARRA TEACHERS

GEORGIA

Studio Manager

Passionate about health and well-being, Georgia was first introduced to the practice of yoga in 2015. Her love of dance, creativity and free movement assists her in curating classes which are both nourishing and dynamic, connecting movement with breath, in an effort to still the mind. Forever a student, she is in constant awe of the ever-changing nature of this practice, both on and off the mat.

TAHLIA

Pilates Program Director

Tahlia has been instructing since 2012, originally gaining certification from STOTTS Pilates. Dedicated to the continual improvement of her craft, she now holds a Certificate 4 in Pilates, a Diploma in Clinical Pilates, and has become a leader in the Australian Pilates industry. Tahlia is a unique talent, with a capacity to energise and entertain while delivering highly intelligent and creative repetoire.

ALICE

Alice’s love of movement began at only 3 years old starting with ballet and later contemporary dance. It was in her full-time dance training in 2009 that she was first introduced to Pilates and was quick to see the benefits with performance enhancement, injury prevention and general tone. Upon graduation, Alice continued her Pilates practice whilst maintaining a dance career in NZ and Australia for 4 years. In 2015 Alice moved to London, UK and began her STOTT Pilates teacher training, one of the most prestigious training courses in the world. Following her course completion she went straight into full-time teaching working in fitness Pilates and rehabilitation. She now returns back to Melbourne excited to train and sculpt new bodies. Coming from a very technical background Alice believes in moving well and having fun whilst doing it!

KARA

Kara’s interest in movement began with ballet as a child, which led her to complete her Bachelor of Dance at the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne. She continues to work with contemporary choreographers while teaching Yoga, Barre, Pilates and Dance. Kara is a certified 500hr Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Instructor (Universal Yoga & Vikasa), Mat & Reformer Pilates Instructor (APPI), Counter Technique Teacher and Barre Instructor. She has taught in a variety of contexts nationally and internationally including South Africa, New Zealand and Thailand. Within her classes she’ll combine her love of technique and anatomy to encourage the release of unnecessary tension creating efficiency and space within your body, movement and breath.

LIZ

As an Exercise Physiologist, Liz has always loved physical rehabilitation and using exercise as medicine. However, after completing her 200hr YTT in 2019, her approach to the body shifted to include the holistic benefits of pranayama and meditation. Liz’s vinyasa classes create a sense of freedom in the body, flowing breath to movement, allowing students to step out of the analytic mind and into the body’s ebbs and flow. Liz believes that life shouldn’t be taken too seriously, and takes a light-hearted approach in and out of the studio. With fluid sequencing and anatomical alignment, her classes aim to safely balance both fire, and ease in the body.

CHRISTINA

Having grown up in Hawaii with an early love for movement and dance, it wasn’t until college that Christina found her way onto her mat. Quickly finding joy in the physical, psychological and spiritual benefits that comes with a yoga practice, she was eager to dive deeper into the practice as a whole. In 2017 she completed her 200 hour yoga teacher training in Rishikesh, India, and began teaching in the US shortly after returning. She enjoys creating uniquely fun and challenging flows, while encouraging individual breakthroughs along the way. Recently making the move to Melbourne she is excited to continue her yoga journey as both a student and instructor, and is currently in the process of completing her further 300 hour teacher training certification.

CHARLOTTE

Im originally from Canada and have been practicing yoga on and off for years before really finding my groove when I moved to Melbourne. I absolutely believe there’s no greater feeling than when you come out of a sweaty vinyasa class that’s moved your body and mind in ways you didn’t even think were possible. I completed my 200 hour yoga teacher training with One Hot Yoga in Melbourne and I absolutely adore the community here. In my classes I aim to offer a supported environment for each and every student, with strong flows and good tunes.

ALANNAH

Having a daily movement practice is of extremely high value to Alannah. She is motivated to provide a space where people can choose to move based on how they are feeling on the day. Alannah believes in a collaborative approach to her teaching and is inspired by her client’s input. Tell her where you are at, and if there is anywhere you want to go, and she will deliver. Alannah has been teaching pilates since 2015 after completing her Certificate in Pilates with Breathe Education and has since graduated from Deakin University with a Bachelor of Exercise and Sport science.

MILDA

It was the physical challenge that first drew Milda to step on the mat in 2008. As her yoga journey continues, she started to notice the mental and spiritual benefit that yoga offers. While she will challenge your strength and flexibility, her classes are compassionate and non-judgemental. Milda will guide you through a mindful practice to connect with your personal wisdom.

CHELSEA

Chelsea empowers her students to move, breath and live with compassion and intelligence. Her goal as a teacher is to give people the tools to de-stress their bodies and minds and to align with their Dharma (life’s work). Chelsea has been teaching for over 9 years; her classes are thoughtful, functional and inclusive. Chelsea not only teachers Asana (posture) but also Pranayama (breath), Meditation and Yogic Philosophy. Her style is practical to our modern lives and bodies.

VIOLETTA

I am a fitness instructor and I have 5 years of experience teaching TRX, Spinning, Aerobic & Body training. I was introduced to Pilates in 2019 & got my first pilates certification in Greece. The same year I moved from Greece to Melbourne & expanded my knowledge by getting my second certificate in Melbourne with One Hot. As Joseph said “change happens through movement & movement heals”, I agree and believe that people should always move their bodies in a way that makes them feel good. You may expect a challenging class with me. So get ready to sweat, a lot! But, don’t worry! I will be right next to you to encourage you and give you a modification that suits you the most!

SOOLIN

Soolin’s classes provide a resistance training workout that will challenge the whole body, whilst focusing on maintaining smooth, sexy movements (yes, even during that last set of pulses!). Exercises are challenging but accessible and enhance strength, control, coordination and body awareness. With multiple Certificate IVs in Pilates, Fitness and Allied Health (Physiotherapy Stream), Soolin has strong foundations in anatomy and biomechanics. This is enhanced by a love of movement, which has been fostered by a dance background in classical, contemporary and jazz. Soolin is motivating and encouraging and loves to touch base with her clients to see how they are progressing.

ANNABELLE

A student of yoga since 2013, Annabelle believes fiercely in the importance of movement and meditation in daily life. Having recently completed her 200hr Vinyasa and 25hr Yin trainings, Annabelle is thrilled to begin her journey as a teacher at the studio she has been lucky enough to call home for the last two years. As an artist, the physical, spiritual and psychological support provided by a committed yoga practise inspires Annabelle to incorporate functional and balancing elements to her sequencing, while aiming to maintain a playful, diverting and nourishing energy throughout. Annabelle aims to bring her students a mat-sized moment of relief from their external environment, encouraging them to focus on a mindful physical enquiry throughout their practise.

DENISE

Denise discovered her love for pilates, like many, through injury. She had also struggled to find a form of exercise that was not only challenging for the body, but the mind too. Enter One Hot Yoga & Pilates. Denise was home grown at One Hot. She became a student many years ago, then completed her mat and reformer training, and now she has the pleasure of teaching there too. What a beautiful journey! As with Joseph Pilates philosophy, Denise really believes in the importance of a healthy body, healthy mind, healthy soul. And with that in mind she tries to incorporate this into her classes. With fun and challenging sequences, she loves to help build strength and endurance through a full body work out. She will lure you in with her songful accent, but expect challenge, sweat and a lot of fun!

BEKKI

Bekki is a fitness professional across multiple realms in the fitness industry with expertise in Pilates. Originally from New Zealand, Bekki made the move across the ditch to gain her Diploma in Dance performance. From here, she furthered her education of the body with her Cert 4 in Pilates and continued to explore the industry including strength and conditioning, boxing and sex differences in female athletes. Bekki is passionate about moving the body with purpose and intention. Each exercise can support and benefit each individual when we understand our body better, Bekki’s classes are sure to deliver a full well rounded workout that will leave you feeling educated and satisfied!

KAT

Kat has been in the health and fitness industry for over 10 years now and has a huge passion and knowledge in many aspects of the field. Falling in love with the practice of Pilates in 2003, it became her daily routine. Kat studied her Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Science at RMIT, then continued on to completing her Masters of Nutrition at Deakin University. After a few years of working full time in the nutrition industry, developing food products and working for large corporations, she realised nothing lined with her values, so she started her own nutrition business. During this time, she completed her Pilates course with Polestar and later the Pre and Postnatal Course with APPI. She started teaching in 2017 as soon as she completed her course and has never looked back.

DANI

Dani originally entered the health industry, as a qualified Myotherapist, but she quickly realised that she could have a more profound impact with movement based therapies, such as Pilates.Dani completed her Diploma of Clinical Pilates with Breathe Education, and has been instructing for over 6 years.
She takes pride in classes which are challenging and rejuvenating, and she loves the combination of strength and flexibility, that Pilates classes offer. Be prepared for a class of funky beats, fun moves and plenty of sweat!

KRISTIAN

Kristian is a passionate movement practitioner with a wealth of knowledge and over a decade of professional dance experience. Kristian adores sharing the beauty, wonderment and vastness of these ancient teachings alongside the experiential wisdom of modern day movement culture. Kristian’s classes involve unique and engaging sequences to unlock the potential of your body, as well as well thought out philosophical underpinnings to bring you home to a deeper and more intimate state of connection with your Self.

MICHELLE

Michelle discovered her love for pilates after a series of back injuries from high impact gym classes, which left her unable to move without pain. Discovering this new passion after recommendation from her physio, Michelle loves that pilates allows her to take a challenging workout without exerting unnecessary stress on the body. Holding a Breathe Certificate in Pilates and a Certificate IV in Fitness and Personal Training, her classes will get your heart rate up and your glutes, abs and arms burning. Michelle will motivate you with her energy and leave you feeling strong and empowered with your body and your practice.

LARA

Lara’s passion for movement started at the age of three courtesy of her Mother who introduced her to dancing which she continued right up until University. She was first introduced to Pilates through ballet to help enhance her strength & technique & as a result she has been a huge advocate of Pilates for a long time. Lara is a big believer in both the physical & mental benefits associated with Pilates which is why the practice has played an integral role in her life, particularly while working full-time in marketing & events & also pre and post-natal with her first child. Lara completed her Mat & Reformer Training with One in 2018. She loves to challenge her students regardless of their level & enjoys integrating dancing principles into her classes. Be prepared for a fun workout filled with plenty of dynamic moves to leave you feeling both happier & stronger

JESS

Jess found yoga over 10 years ago and initially enjoyed the physical challenge of the practice. Over time, he found that while he still enjoys the physical side of the practice, it was the mental and spiritual aspects that kept him coming back. He has been practicing ever since. Jess has just finished his 200 hour teacher training with One Hot Yoga. Now keen to start sharing and applying what he has learned through experience and his recent training, expect his flows to be strong, dynamic, and fun with keen attention to moving with the breath.

ALISON

I have been teaching and practicing yoga for over 15 years. Originally studying Iyengar in Melbourne, I then decided to spend most of my 20s with a map and an insatiable curiosity for travel and the world.. Soon I was learning Vinyasa in South America, and did a range of Teacher Training in Venice Beach, California. The last few years I was immersed in meditation techniques such as zen and dynamic. I now love slower yoga practices such as Nidra and yin yoga and have done extensive workshops on nervous system regulation, pranayama and understanding our trauma responses. After 7 years in Byron, I’ve come home to Melbourne. It’s great to be back.

ELIZA

Eliza has an immense passion for fostering and nurturing body and mind awareness, self-empowerment and positivity in others; believing these factors are the foundation to overall good mental and physical health. She takes great pleasure in helping individuals gain confidence and achieve results by pushing their physical limits in her classes. Eliza holds a Breathe Certificate in Pilates, a Certificate III & IV in Fitness and Personal Training and a Certificate IV in Allied Health Assistance and has been a pilates instructor for over 8 years, all spent with One – it’s her second home! Additionally, Eliza holds several University qualifications and has a PhD in Nutrition. Outside of teaching pilates Eliza works full time in clinical research including critical care nutrition and critical care rehabilitation.

PAUL

Since a young age Paul has been attracted to mindful movement practices founded in functionality. In
his youth he competed nationally in Judo and later went on to study several forms of traditional Chinese Gung Fu. The parallels between martial arts, Yoga and Pilates were immediately clear to him. Paul has a personal Yoga practice that spans two decades and has recently completed his Pilates teacher training with One Hot in Melbourne. He has a particular interest in longevity science and considers mindful movement practice to be essential at all stages of life. He offers a deliberate paced class with smooth transitions, extended holds and a focus on gently encouraging students to discover strength within themselves and their practice. Expect to be invited to find your edge, wherever that might be today.

POTTS POINT TEAM

ERICA

Studio Manager

Erica started practicing hot yoga religiously in 2010 after having moved back to Sydney from London. Her practice became a safe place & was perfect for a self reflective introvert. She completed her teacher training with BodyMindLife & is continually in awe of how yoga assists with managing & releasing the stresses of everyday life stored in the body and mind.

KAITLIN

Yoga Program Director

Kaitlin is a lover of all things movement, travel and avocados. Growing up a competitive dancer, Kaitlin found yoga over 10 years ago to rehabilitate some niggling injuries and that is where the love affair began. After moving from Canada to Australia, and dedicating herself to growing her personal practice, she completed her teacher training in Sydney at BodyMindLife. You can expect creative sequencing, some groovy tunes and maybe a long hold or two in her classes.

HAYLEY

Hayley first discovered Pilates in 2008 whilst rehabbing a broken back. She was so fascinated at how the body could re learn movements and how her mind had a lot of power over this. She continued her practice of Pilates for 3 years everyday and then decided to complete her training through national Pilates training in Melbourne. Hayley’s style of classes have an element of strength but also the emphasis of mindful movement and checking in with ones self through each class. Taking our movements to a challenging place so we can become the best versions of ourselves.

BEC

Bec’s love for yoga began ten years ago when she stumbled into her first hot yoga class. The combination of movement, heat, breath and mind, body connection had her hooked from the start. Coming from a background in dance you can expect a strong focus on alignment in her class, as well as groovy tunes and slow, mindful moves. She joyfully completed her teacher training at One Hot Yoga and is excited to continue developing as a student as well as a teacher. She also loves chocolate.

ZSA ZSA

Zsa Zsa is an experienced yoga teacher and accredited nutritionist who has a keen interest in anatomy. She undertook her 200HR TT with Byron Yoga Centre, and her 300HR certificate in India, and began teaching in 2015. Drawn to the therapeutic benefits of yoga, Zsa Zsa encourages students to connect to themselves, so that they practise safely and with longevity, moving beyond their perceived limitations.

ALI

Ali has always been a fan of Pilates and loves the way it helps with all aspects of pain, mentality, rehabilitation, sculpturing and strength. A keen sports enthusiast her whole life, Ali represented the United Kingdom in Trampolining at the age of 16 and at then at the age of 22, became the National Champion for indoor rowing and won bronze in a 4+ boat at the National Rowing Championships!

CAMILLE

Born and raised at One Hot Yoga, Camille was hooked on the practice from her first class at our Potts Point studio and she never looked back. As a teacher, she strives to create an environment for students to feel safe to explore past their perceived limitations.Through alignment of the breath and body, Camille’s intention is to guide students to cultivate a sense of awareness enabling a deeper connection to themselves by the end of the practice. Her teaching style is nurturing, calm & grounding, with a balance of strength and flexibility.

LAURA

Laura has been working in the Fitness Industry for over 7 years. Starting out as a personal trainer and then continuing on her education into Mat Pilates and then Full Studio Qualification through Polestar Australia. Laura started her Pilates practise when she was 11 years old in order to help with her scoliosis. From there the passion of Pilates and the benefits it gave led into her career. Laura has a passion for helping people feel stronger and lengthened whilst teaching them about the importance of movement. She has had a wide range of clients from rehabilitation, athletes, pre and post natal and everyday clients. Laura loves working closely with her clients, working with their goals and enjoying every session with them.

VERA

Vera discovered Pilates in the early  2000’s whilst working on some rehabilitation on an existing injury. Having a fitness background for most of her life she incorporated Pilates in her fitness schedule and soon after that  got her certification. Her passion is to share her knowledge of movement to her clients and watch then reap through the benefits of Pilates.

TANYA

Tanya believes that yoga is the beauty of living with awareness. Her classes are a place to practice presence. To come back to your centre and learn more about yourself thought movement, breath and stillness. She hopes that her work encourages you to exercise your whole being towards openness and a greater sensitivity and receptivity in your relationship with yourself and all living things. Together the philosophy of yoga & rich cycle’s of nature continue to sculpt Tanya’s interactions with the world. She teaches from a place of wanting to empower others with these transformative tools. Distilling the rich yogic teachings into relatable topics and offering you the the tools to foster your own daily practice for mindfulness and transformation. Through the study & practice of yoga, movement and spirituality Tanya has felt a shifts towards balanced living, deep healing, and inner-radiance.
“Who I am is integral to what I teach. I teach from personal experience. From a life of living my yoga & then sharing these experience’s with you with love.”

IVAN

Introduced to the Pilates reformer over 10 years ago, Ivan found in the practice something more than a simple exercise. Through Pilates, Ivan discovered a deep connection, control, and better understanding of his body in every single movement. Since joining the fitness industry in 2013, Ivan has attained a Certificate 3, Certificate 4 and Diploma of Fitness (injury prevention, injury management and exercise prescription for special populations). He has since been professionally trained in The Pilates Method by Studio Pilates International and Breath Education Cert IV Mat and Reformer Repertoire. Ivan’s classes are dynamic and unique each week, exploring different movements, specially tailored for individual needs, even in a group setting.

ELISA

SHANNON