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Welcome to Hot Yoga Manchester

Welcome to Hot Yoga Manchester where we have sought out and brought together a team of highly qualified and professional  teachers & Karma yogis to help and guide you through your yoga practices so that you get the best possible experience. Our teachers and Karma yogis all come from a variety of backgrounds. Our yoga teachers are passionate about their practice and bring this passion along with a  wealth of knowledge to every class they lead, which is visible on the faces of their students. Each brings to the class their unique teaching style along with the special ability to combine clear instructions so that each individual student's needs are met as well as the class as a whole, in a safe, relaxed and welcoming environment.

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Meet Our Teachers


Studio Manager

In my youth I used to regularly play squash and also enjoyed doing 5 mile runs a couple of times a week. However as time passed and due to several injuries due to running etc I had to stop those sports activities. After years of doing any form of exercise I eventually after twelve years I discovered Hot Yoga. I was talked into attending a hot yoga class, mainly because I didn’t think that it was right for me, being a man and the idea of doing “yoga” was just not for me. After my class I found out how wrong I was, on both counts, the studio had a lot of men in the class and my initial idea of yoga was completely wrong. But more importantly, over a period of time my injuries began to be less severe than they used to be, the pain lessened and my joint flexibility improved, the yoga seemed to be working helping my body to self heal. I also found that my stress levels reduced as well as my mental clarity and I have never looked back since. Opening the studio with my Husband Kamal has been the next phase and I look forward to seeing you in the studio, as the Studio Manager I will be here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have.


Teacher - Hot Yoga 26&2, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra

I was so excited to open Hot Yoga Manchester with my husband and studio manager in the city we love and call home. My Hot Yoga journey started by chance, never being one to keep fit; and gyms were definitely not for me, I always made excuses for not going and then, while on holiday, an attack of sciatica changed all that. Having never suffered from this condition before I knew I had to do something quickly, then on my return home I remembered the Hot Yoga studio I walked past every day to and from work. Eventually, I decided to sign up on their 30 day trial offer. I was hooked; that was over twelve years ago and I have not looked back since. It is addictive and the one place I can really switch off from the outside world for 90 minutes and recharge my mind and body, leaving me energized and refreshed. The more I went, the more I fell in love with what it was doing for me, mentally, physically and emotionally. Finally after years of practice I decided to attend the teacher training course so that I could bring this wonderful practice to others. Which I can now do in my own Studio here in Manchester City at Hot Yoga Manchester. When we decided to open a studio it was very much apparent to us by all the comments and excitement that Manchester needed a Hot Yoga Studio specialising in the Original Hot Yoga 26&2, especially after the last studio closed, leaving a lot of students disappointed & nowhere to practice. After a lot of searching and a few disappointments, we eventually found the ideal space and we were overjoyed to open our modern & state of the art Hot Yoga Manchester Studio at the Progress Center in Manchester. I am still on my Yoga journey and still learning every day, why not join me in the Studio and see how it can change your life !! “ You are never too old, never too young to start again “ - Bikram


Teacher - Hot Yoga 26&2, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra

Richard is a seasoned and versatile yoga instructor passionate about holistic well-being and self-discovery. He embarked on his journey into yoga, self-enquiry and contemplative practice 20 years ago. In 2012, Richard completed his teacher training for Bikram Yoga in the vibrant city of Los Angeles. His dedication to expanding his knowledge and enhancing his teaching skills led him to the serene landscapes of Goa, India, where he furthered his expertise by completing teacher training for Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra at the Earth Yoga Village in 2018. In 2023, Richard took a unique step in his professional development by undertaking Core training with “The Synthesis Institute”; to become a psychedelic practitioner. This enriching experience has added a distinctive dimension to his approach, blending the ancient wisdom of yoga with contemporary insights into consciousness and self-discovery. Rooted in a deep appreciation for Eastern philosophies, Richard draws inspiration from Buddhism and Daoism, infusing his teachings with mindfulness and spiritual insights. His exploration of Jungian Psychology adds a profound psychological perspective to his classes, creating a holistic and transformative experience for his students. Richard’s teaching journey has taken him across borders, where he has shared his expertise in various yoga studios in the UK and the USA. His teaching style is marked by a trauma-informed approach, creating a safe and nurturing space for practitioners to explore their bodies and minds. Richard brings a somatic awareness to his classes, fostering a connection between movement and inner awareness, allowing students to journey inward with mindfulness. Richard is committed to creating a space that not only imparts the physical benefits of yoga but also fosters mental and spiritual growth. His classes invite exploring the profound connections between mind, body, and spirit, providing a sanctuary for individuals seeking a transformative and integrative yoga experience.

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- Bikram

Where to Find Us

HYMcr is based in Manchester. Come on down and say hello, or get in touch to speak to a member of our team about joining today! Several Parking options available.

Unit 3a, Progress Center, Charlton Place, Ardwick, Manchester M12 6HS

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Teacher - Hot Yoga 26&2, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra

Joanne discovered the transformative power of Bikram yoga during her travels in Singapore, sparking her journey as a teacher 11 years ago. Since then, she's shared her passion in studios across Luxembourg and the North West of England. With a decade of experience in understanding the human body and functional movement, Joanne specializes in Inferno Hot Pilates, sports yoga, and holds over 500 hours of additional training as a Yoga Alliance member. Her teaching approach is grounded in compassion and approachability, reflecting her belief in the importance of balance in overall wellbeing. In addition to her yoga practice, Joanne is also a certified nutritional therapist and restorative yoga teacher, further enriching her holistic approach to health and wellness. Join her in one of her many classes scheduled throughout the week at the studio.


Teacher - Hot Yoga 26&2

Lyndsey Fitzgerald's yoga journey began 12 years ago, seeking a new challenge alongside her running routine. As a psychiatric nurse, she values holistic approaches to wellbeing, finding Bikram Yoga to be a perfect fit for both her mental and physical health. From the very start, Lyndsey felt a profound desire to share this practice with others. In April 2015, she embarked on her teaching journey in Thailand, and since then, she's been spreading her passion for yoga in various studios. Lyndsey's dedication to her practice is evident in her commitment to attending classes 5-6 times per week. Even throughout her pregnancy, up to her last trimester, Lyndsey continued to practice and teach without missing a beat. She eagerly looks forward to sharing the transformative power of yoga with you at Hot Yoga Manchester. Reflecting on Bikram's words, Lyndsey embraces yoga as an integral part of her life: 'Yoga is everything.' It's a sentiment she now fully understands and embodies: 'Eat, sleep, Yoga, repeat


Teacher - Hot Inferno Pilates & Hells Bells - Kettlebells

Hello there, I'm Amy, and I'm not just your average fitness enthusiast—I'm a Level 3 Personal Trainer and Fitness Instructor extraordinaire! My journey into the world of fitness began a bit later in life, kicking off at the vibrant age of 35. You see, after welcoming three wonderful kids into the world, I stumbled upon the transformative power of exercise, and let me tell you, it's been an absolute game-changer. From bustling commercial gyms to serene yoga studios, and even to the cozy corners of people's living rooms and backyard spaces, I've spread my passion for fitness far and wide. My mission? To inject every class with a burst of energy that's downright infectious! Picture this: dynamic workouts that leave you dripping with sweat, but with a grin plastered across your face. I'm all about making fitness engaging, motivating, and—dare I say it—fun! Whether we're blasting through an Inferno Hot Pilates session or swinging kettlebells with gusto, you can bet your bottom dollar that I'll have you feeling the burn in the best way possible. So, buckle up and get ready to sweat your way to a healthier, happier you—I'll be right there with you at Hot Yoga Manchester, cheering you on every step of the way!!


Bikram Teacher, Human Design Reader & Coach, Moonologer, Meditation Teacher, Yoga Retreats

I first heard of Bikram yoga about 15 years ago when my mum started practicing. After years of her telling me I would love it and it would be great for me (driving me mad every 3 days) I finally gave in a did a class. It sounds totally cliched to say it but it's the truth.....that day changed my life in so many ways. After 4 or 5 classes I decided to do a 100 day challenge. I'm a little bit of an all or nothing person. To say the least. After completing the challenge I felt so proud of myself and couldn't believe what I had achieved. Soon after the opportunity to teach came about but I was reluctant, how could the person who hated speaking in public teach a class full of students? I'm a big believer in everything happening for a reason and everything fell into place perfectly and next thing I know I was in LA learning to teach yoga. Bikram yoga has changed everything for me, it's given me a new career, friends all over the world, a sense of inner calm I have never felt before and confidence. I'm so passionate about Bikram yoga and how it can help so many people because I know it works, it literally turned my life around. To see people transform in only a few classes is a magical thing to witness and to be part of that process is something I adore and can't believe I'm lucky enough to call work.


Bikram Teacher

Yoga has supported my journey towards harmony and wellbeing to those who I hold dear, including students for us all to find fulfillment. Being a student first and loving being on the mat for 3 years, I then embarked on becoming a qualified Bikram Yoga teacher in the USA in 2014. Sometimes I can't believe a decade has passed by and I still feel like I'm learning something about the practice class by class. Wearing many hats, including mummy of 5, wife, confident, student and teacher I teach my class from a multidisciplinary perspective, understanding each student brings a different mindset and ability which has to be respected, this allows me to offer a calm, knowledgeable and genuine session which I aim to provide a challenging yet caring class. I believe yoga is a way of life and I look forward to sharing that with you.

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