Instructors

Hot Yoga Academy is lucky to have a fantastic team of experienced yoga teachers from all over the world. All our teachers are fluent in both Spanish and English.

Heather Anderson

Heather began practicing Hot Yoga in Toronto, Canada 20 years ago. After going to her first class she was hooked on the way her body and mind felt. Over the years she became involved with a yoga clothing line called yogagurl and started helping the founder promote, sell and market the products. The love of the Spanish language brought Heather to Spain in 2006.  After several stressful years in sales in a crisis market, Heather decided to follow one of her life long dreams to become a certified yoga instructor. Heather has been lucky to have been trained under Baron Baptiste (Baptiste Power Hot Yoga), Ted Grand (Moksha Hot Yoga), Bikram Yoga, Rodney Yee, Alex Leikermoser a.k.a. yogagurl and the Tribe yoga instructors, Scarlett and Raquel. Heather is certified in teaching hatha vinyasa.

Heather feels such joy in helping others make their dreams come true and is always open and honest about how she opened her yoga studio.

Cordelia Brodsky

Cordelia is a yoga teacher, artist and translator. She took her first yoga class in 2001, and has kept practicing ever since. She sees yoga as a powerful tool for emotional, physical and spiritual healing. Her classes incorporate elements of various styles, especially Hatha Vinyasa and Ashtanga, and increasingly enter into dialogue with other disciplines that work with somatic awareness, breathing and movement. For her, the yoga class is a laboratory where students can ground, flow, strengthen, connect, express and deepen their self-awareness and connection to the wisdom of the spirit within.

She took her first ashtanga intensive with Jennifer Elliot in Charlottesville in the summer of 2002, and deepened her studies in Mysore and Kovalam, India in 2006 studying with Sri. Sheshadri and Lino Miele. In Barcelona he trained with Rocio Ramos and Amelie Strecker in 2012-2013 (Yoga Alliance 200h), participated in a training with Patricio Morales in Ashtanga (Summer 2014) and also has studies of Thai massage (150-hour certificate, 2016) with Oscar Prema. She considers Dharma Mittra, Hojung Auderade, Aleix G. Rios, Kathy Paez, Claudio San Martin and Tiago Rocha, among other professors, as big influences. She did a Vipassana sit in in 2012, and maintains a regular meditation practice.

Javier Salinas

Javier tried to avoid yoga in every painful way. He insisted in doing things wrong and about committing all kind of mistakes.

But all his efforts were in vain, or just a part of the path, and one day he surprised himself practicing yoga with tight clothes!

During his practice Javier has met many masters, so many as beings in the Planet, and he kneel gently before all of them.

He is disciple of Sri Dharma Mittra and Sri Andrei Ram. In his classes you may expect to work with your body in order achieve beauty and health, and to listen to your divine spirit. He is the author of “50 maneras de salvar tu vida” (Urano, 2017)

Kasaundra Williams

Kasaundra was introduced to yoga by her mother and has been practicing for more than 15 years. While studying psychology she learned the effects of mindfulness and meditation and began to deepen her yoga practice.

She completed her 200-RYT at Hot Yoga Academy and has been teaching vinyasa style classes at the studio and offering private sessions. Kasaundra’s teaching style is focused on love for the self and others. Her classes combine soft and dynamic styles by including a mixture of active challenges and still postures.

She incorporates meditation in every class to help students find stillness and calm the mind. She also uses essential oils in her classes for physical and mental benefits.

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Mike Brassey

Mike Brassey has been practicing and teaching meditation in Spain, Portugal and England for the last 20 years. He has studied for over 10 years with the Tibetan Lama Geshe Kelsang as a Buddhist monk and is currently a student of Eckhart Tolle – author of the bestseller “The Power of Now”.

Michael is known for his ability to convey the teachings in a clear and practical way. His presence is an inspiration to those who want to begin or deepen their experience of meditation and inner peace.

“In these times of stress and uncertainty, I feel it is very important to offer ways to reconnect with our true inner essence. I feel that meditation is key to finding happiness and human well being. Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible.”

Lezanne Swart

Lezanne first discovered the benefits of Yoga in a small Iyengar Yoga studio in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1998. Practising at first to alleviate chronic upper back pain, Yoga soon revealed itself as a holistic system which became beneficial on many different levels. Over the years that followed, she has migrated from Iyengar to a path of exploring Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow Yoga. She has ultimately realised that Yoga is a life-long journey, teaching us to live a fuller, more joyful and present life. Your own body becomes your best teacher. Lezanne is a certified Yoga teacher (RYT 500) through Yoga Arts, Australia and has been teaching since 2009. She is a instructor of our Hot Yoga Teacher Training Barcelona – 200h RYT.

In 2014, whilst pregnant with her twin babies, she completed her Prenatal Yoga certification through SansYoga. Her style of teaching encourages her students to mindfully explore their asana practice from a place of joy and fun, all the while drawing on the rich philosophical foundations of yoga.

Morgan Palmer Hubbard

I came to yoga at 19 to help deal with a profound scoliosis that had progressed undiagnosed for some years and was starting to cause me considerable back pain. I eventually underwent major spinal fusion surgery that, while traumatic and involving a lengthy rehabilitation process, gave me a new lease on life and led to me developing a committed yoga practice and learning deeply about my own wellness and healing process.

I never thought I would teach yoga, especially in my initial years of practice as I worked with some very strong physical limitations. I spent many, many hours doing very basic postures and exercises just to regain a semblance of internal balance and peace. However, as the years went on and my practice developed, I continued to gain a lot from yoga, as I started to study further and learn more about the emotional, psychological and spiritual dimensions of this tradition and practice that was transforming me positively from within.

Sonia Lindia

Sonia has practiced 11 years of ballet in Italy and discovered the AcroYoga when she moved to Barcelona in 2011.

Soon this discipline was transformed into a daily practice of concentration, development of body, emotional and search for elegance in the movement.

On a trip to Thailand she participated in his first Lunar Immersion in Bangkok and from there she decided to deep in the holistic world by learning Thai Massage at the NGO school in Chiang Mai.

In 2014, she participated in the Acroyoga International professorship and during the following 2 years she contributed to the organization of 13 yoga dives in the US in the role of assistant professor.

For Sonia AcroYoga and Yoga are complementary disciplines and with the aim of deepening the tradition of Yoga, she traveled more often to India where she participated in two professorships: one of Hatha Yoga 100h in Mysore (Adhiyoga) and one Multiestil Vinyasa, Asthanga and Therapeutic Yoga200h RYT in Rishikesh (Siddhi Yoga). On her last trip, in 2017, she participated in the Intensive of Iyengar Yoga with Usha Devi and taught in the Yoga professorship of her teacher Acharya Yogesh (Oceanic Yoga) in Goa.

She completes her holistic profile Bach Flower Therapist training and with her participation in a 15 days Vipassana Meditation retreat in Sonnental (Munich).

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Natsumi Montilla

Natsumi was born in Barcelona and she has Spanish and Japanese origins. She has lived in Argentina, Mexico, London and other cities that have provided her an openness of mind and heart that allow her to embrace life in its breadth.

She discovered yoga at 19 years old, in a small studio in Barcelona, since then, their relationship with it has not perished. It was his first trip to India when she really proposed the yoga as a way of life and met a more intimate connection with it and its science.

Finally, she was certified as a teacher of Hatha Yoga Vinyasa Dynamic Yoga Mandiram, by Yoga Alliance. She also trained as a teacher of prenatal and postnatal yoga and a year later as Yin Yoga instructor by Zentro Urban Yoga, Kathy Paez. Since its inception in sadhana, she has known and practiced various styles such as Kundalini Yoga, classic Hatha, Jivamukti or Anusara, among others. Her training is constant, and its practice combines a commitment to meditation.

Oscar Losada

For years he has practiced different kind of sports such as swimming and capoeira. One day he decided to take a step beyond the simple physical activity and also quit his job as a computer technician to devote to learning and teaching yoga. After years of practicing different styles, he made his first training as a teacher in a course recognized by Yoga Alliance 500h.

He continues his training by attending retreats and intensive courses with great masters of Dharma Yoga, Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Vinyasa Flow, Jivamukti, and Sattva Yoga Iyengar as Andrei Ram, Dov Vargas (Dharma Mittra´s son), Jai Sugrim, Manju Jois (Pattahbi Jois´s son), Gustavo Ponce, Cristina Newton and more. As an instructor, he attempts to bring together the best that forwarded their teachers without forgetting that in yoga, we are ourselves students. He emphasizes on conecntration and breathing, basically to allow each practitioner to find his own way.

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Lorena Coutiño Bosch

Traveler by nature, she moved from Mexico to Barcelona in 2005 where she discovered Yoga as a way of life. Coming from a career in communication, nowadays she applies both professional aspects of her life to give Yoga classes, workshops, 200 hr. teacher trainings, Prenatal and Postnatal yoga and ttc, and individual therapies thru Yoga.

She did her 200 hr. teacher training in Hatha-Vinyasa in Barcelona in 2009 and in 2011 travelled to India to study 300 hrs. at Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram, under the lineage of Desikachar and Krishnamacharya. Following this same tradition of Viniyoga, she trained in Yoga Therapy with more than 800 hrs. of theory and practice, from 2011-2015, studying with various disciples of Desikachar like Chandra Cuffaro Klee and Dr. N. Chandrasekaran, in Europe and India.

Since 2013 she has studied every year for 10 days the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali: their therapeutic application and as a guide of self knowledge and spiritual development, for the daily life, with Chandra Cuffaro, in Italy.

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