ONE HOT TEAM
OWNER & DIRECTOR
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
Inspired by her mum, who is also a yoga teacher, Lucy completed her yoga teacher training in India in 2013. Lucy brings energy to her classes which are dynamic and fun. She hopes to nurture her students with a focus on leaving expectations at the door and being with whatever comes up on the mat. Lucy is currently working full time as a commercial lawyer in the city. With the practice or mindfulness both on and off the mat, Lucy is learning to live with more space in her life which transpires into her teaching.
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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.
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Georgette began her yoga journey whilst living in Sydney and working full time behind the camera in film and TV. She completed her 200hr Teacher Training with Power Living in November 2017. Her classes are strong, energetic, playful and inspiring. Georgette weaves philosophy into all her classes, encouraging students to get out of their minds and into their bodies and embark on a journey of self-discovery through this moving meditation. Georgette is passionate about the benefits of yoga practice brings and encourages her students to take these into their life off the mat.
Hailey’s practice started in a hot, sweaty Bikram studio which has laid the foundations for a dedicated and disciplined practiced. Hailey completed her first 200YTT with Power Living in 2014. Since she has completed further trainings with; Cassie Lee and Duncan Peak through Power Living, Yin Yoga with Hugh Lee, Ashtanga YTT in India, 300YTT with Christina Gagnier and Marysia Do.
As a teacher Hailey’s aim is to hold space for students to lovingly find their way back home to themselves. Using intelligent sequencing, self enquiry & music to inspire students to feel awakened to their infinite potential.
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Elle’s classes connect the dots between mind and movement. Offering creative yet challenging sequences for all levels of yogis. Elle’s teaching style is fun, strong and dynamic with a focus on breath, self love and compassion. Elle invites you to explore your own practice with a playful twist, empowering you to be the best version of yourself.
Yoga plays a huge role in Elle’s daily life, and after completing her 200 hour teaching training in NYC, she knew that she wanted to share her passion and knowledge with the world. Curious and inquisitive, this yogi teaches with an open mind and an open heart.
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.
Having travelled all over the world as a professional dancer for over 16 years, Pilates and yoga have always been pivotal elements in Kelly’s training. With such a strong belief in the advantages of the Pilates practice, Kelly studied an APMA level 2 accredited clinical Pilates course to not only develop her own practice but to share the wealth of the life changing movement that is Pilates. Kelly’s passion for health and fitness is apparent in her teachings, with a strong message of mind to movement connection, helping people to open their body physically and energetically.
Riaza’s yoga journey started slowly, with her first classes at her university student guild. Returning to the mat time and time again as a means of dealing with stress, improving flexibility and quietening the mind, Riaza fell in love with yoga knowing it was at the core of who she was. Since completing her 200hr YTT in Maui, Hawaii, Riaza’s appreciation for the philosophy and tradition of Yoga has only grown knowing she will be a lifelong student of the practice.
As a teacher, Riaza holds space for students to connect breath and movement and find stillness and peace from within. She is passionate about helping others to find their own magic, trusting and surrendering to the universe’s divine plan.
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.
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!
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Chelsea is a Yoga Teacher and film maker. She completed her yoga teacher training in 2013 with Australian Yoga Academy and has since completed Advanced Teacher Training. Chelsea specialises in fun alignment focused Slow Flow Vinyasa. It is important to her that all students feel safe, comfortable and supported in her yoga classes. Chelsea weaves Yogic Philosophy and Ayurvedic teachings into her classes making for a holistic yoga practice.
Maddie has always loved to move and believes we all need to find that exercise that makes us get out of bed every morning. Maddie’s love and passion for Pilates was discovered at 18 after struggling with some serious health issues. She found the strengthening, control and full body awareness (mentally and physically) that Pilates provided improved her overall health in ways she couldn’t believe. In 2013 Maddie completed her training with Studio Pilates International and has been sharing her love for Pilates ever since. Maddie has taught in Hobart for the last 3 and half years and has only recently moved to Melbourne to now spread her love for Pilates here. Maddie’s classes are full of personality and you’ll leave feeling uplifted, motivated and challenged.
Kristian has been a lover of movement since he was a kid which led him into the world of professional dancing. During his time performing in Moulin Rouge in Paris, he discovered the power of yoga in bringing healing to his body and mind. With spare time during the day while performing shows every night, he pursued his yoga teacher training in the Ashtanga lineage. Since returning to Sydney, Kristian has established himself as a knowledgable, alignment based, and humorous yoga teacher!
Vee (Violetta) comes from a background in Dance, Gymnastics and professional Cheerleading. Vee discovered Pilates as a method of rehabilitation after a spinal injury during her time as a performer. After falling in love with the method Vee went on to complete teacher trainings in Costa Rica, Italy and Melbourne. With 6 years of teaching experience and having taught around the world Vee is excited to bring her love for movement back home to One. Vee combines her passion for movement and training in Pilates to deliver a dynamic, strong and of course fun class.
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.
Born in Adelaide, exploring and playing with human movement has always been a means of expression and a huge part of Annabel’s life. From team sports, to dance, to being outdoors, movement has always been Annabel’s way to release and set herself free. She completed a Bachelor or Arts and Contemporary Dance, Cert III and IV Group Fitness Instructor and her 200hr Vinyasa Yoga teacher training. Teaching dance, group fitness and yoga brings a diversity to her classes and an inclusive space for everyone to practice. Annabel’s classes are integrated, powerful and mindful aiming to build an experience where the student can too find release and freedom through their body and through yoga on and off the mat.
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POTTS POINT TEAM
Amy grew up on the Central Coast NSW, and trained in dance since a toddler and has travelled around the globe internationally and domestically as a professional dancer. Amy fell in love with the cohesion of blending breath with align based movement and completed her SmartFLOW Teacher Training with Annie Carpenter. Amy’s classes are a juicy ﬂow with strong body awareness, always capturing an element of fun and laughter with students. Her personal practise is reﬂective of her teachings. An intelligent mix of strong alignment and foundation with ﬂuid transitions.
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Janet is originally from Wisconsin and has been living in Australia for nearly four years. She manages the Sydney Studio as well as all Yoga Programs including creation and facilitation of our One Yoga Teacher Trainings. In her classes, expect dynamic, upbeat music combined with creative sequencing leaving the room drenched and inspired to come back for more. She completed her teacher training in San Francisco while transitioning from corporate life to yoga. Janet loves seeing students find their potential and learn to love themselves through a dedicated yoga practice.
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Coming from a dance background, Anna joined One Hot Yoga and Pilates in 2017 bringing 15+ year’s experience of teaching. Originally assisting physiotherapists training clients through their rehabilitation programs, Anna then completed her full Machine and Matwork Stott Certification in 2003. Her natural love of working with people and extensive knowledge of human movement and body sculpting has made her an irreplaceable asset to the team. Famous for her energetic #assbyanna #absbyanna classes, you are guaranteed results with Anna.
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.
Kate has been teaching Pilates since 2006 alongside an ongoing professional dance career. Kate completed her certification of Pilates with Queen St Pilates in 2007, which is now accredited and she holds a Diploma of Pilates. In 2008 she completed her Certificate 4 in Training and Assessment. Kate teaches mat-work and equipment Pilates. From 2011 until 2013, Kate co-lectured the University of South Australia’s Dance Fitness course as well as assisting in teaching the Certificate 4 and Diploma of Pilates. Kate’s contagious smile and vast experience make her classes fun, mindful and technical. Recently she has completed a Bachelor of Exercise Sport Science and is completing the Master of Physiotherapy (2016-17) at University of Sydney
Kirby’s background as a dancer inspired her to find a career path that would not involve her sitting at a desk, something she is allergic to. She has been teaching Pilates for the last 7 years and loves being able to facilitate a window in the day for people to connect to their body, work hard and possibly learn something new. Kirby’s classes focus on fluid movement, lots of variations to keep you challenged and a few laughs along the way.
A big lover of all things movement, Rachel was introduced to pilates after discovering a greater need for strength and control in her personal yoga practice. She soon fell in love with the yoga and pilates combination, and the benefits the two practices had on the body in building flexibility, alignment and strength. In an attempt to find an alternative to the corporate world and pursue her love for movement, Rachel went on to complete her 200hr YTT in Indi and soon after she completed her STOTT Pilates Intensive and Advanced reformer training in Sydney. Rachel’s pilates reformer classes offer a full body work out that aim to challenge the body, and help improve strength, control and full body awareness. Rachel’s bubbly personality make her classes fun and creative.
Monica has always led an active lifestyle, having trained in classical ballet from a young age. She found that amongst life’s light and shade, a consistent asana, pranayama, and mediation practice (together with some fab beats!) was the key to remaining playful and grounded.
Monica has completed training in vinyasa yoga, mat and studio pilates, classical ballet, and barre. With a focus on alignment, body awareness, and breath, expect a challenging class with light-hearted fun!
Tanya’s passion for yoga and teaching is undeniable. With a background in dance and a personal yoga practice spanning nine+ years Tanya has a thorough understanding of the physical body and how to safely move it through space. You will feel calm and at ease in her classes as she guides you through movement focused on grounding, releasing tension, building strength, quieting the mind and connecting to the breath.
With a passion for music and creativity, expect to be immersed in lush soundscapes, awakening beats and unique flows as she guides you through a practice with supportive hands on assists. Tanya started teaching yoga for nothing more than love and hopes that you too can experience the transformation that a regular yoga practice can have on your life, both on and off the mat.
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.
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.
Lara loves to create purposeful sequences that get you into your body and out of your mind. She believes that mindful movement is a way to connect, to enquire, to be inspired about who we really are away from the noise and to realise what we are capable of when we let go and surrender. She hopes to convey that the practice is a conduit to healing and growth and leaves you feeling stronger, wiser, lighter and kinder to yourselves. Expect fun, dynamic classes guided always by the breath and the right amount of yin, yang and that extra little bit of spice.
Jay discovered yoga from a young age and the practice has completely transformed her body, mind and soul. Working full-time in the arts/entertainment industry, Jay believes that movement and music are a fundamental part of life and loves to share her passion by curating powerful and modern soundtracks as a backdrop for all of her classes. Jay has been teaching yoga for 2 years after training with Powerliving Australia.