Koreen

Studio Director and yoga teacher 
 
In my previous life I was a neuroscientist. Whilst I enjoyed what I did, I was also highly stressed, anxious about keeping up, having difficulties sleeping and was wedging myself into my jeans. One morning when I was brushing my teeth, I looked in the mirror and saw a bingo wing (the soft flabby flesh of the upper arm) waving back at me. And I could see two future paths… the one that continued on if I did nothing, and the one I wanted. A couple days later I went to my first Bikram yoga class and never looked back. The excess weight melted off me within the first six weeks and even better I discovered that 90 minutes in a hot room was my panacea for the stress of academia.
 

In 2011, I moved to England, became a hot yoga teacher and started teaching in Sheffield. In 2012, I assisted at the Hot Yoga Doctor’s teacher training program and led the meditation component. My teaching centers around the values of alignment, acceptance and appreciation and I love to share theories and strategies for happy and healthy living from yoga, meditation, coaching and of course, science.

 

Over the years I’ve struggled – I’ve been angry, sad, frustrated, lonely, negative, and generally unhappy. And each time, I’ve found that yoga is the best tool to change my state and feel connected, tranquil and alive – now I’m here to help you find true peace and joy within yourself. I believe that yoga has the power to transform your life because it works on all levels – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual – changing your body, your thoughts, your emotions and your actions so that you can create the life you want.

 

Certification & Education…
PhD in Behavioural Neuroscience from the University of Waterloo – 2006
Reconnective Healing Level 1 & 2 Training with Doug Devito – 2010
Hot Yoga Teacher Training with Gabrielle Raiz and Robert Scanlon – 2011 (200 hrs)
Hot Yoga Teacher Training with Gabrielle Raiz – 2012 (500 hrs)
Emotional Freedom Technique Level 1 Training with Frances Goodall – 2013
Certificate in Personal Performance Coaching from The Coaching Academy – 2013

Introductory Workshop in Rosen Method with Ingrid-Maria Nordgren and Annabelle Apsion - 2015



Koreen instructs the following:
  • Hot Yin - 75 min
  • Room Temp: Hot

    Best for: newbies, beginners and regulars

    Relax and renew

    This class is softer and slower allowing you to unwind by letting stress and tension melt away. The poses are held for 2-5 minutes creating stillness in the body and mind. The focus is on internal sensations rather than external appearance and is quite meditative.

     


  • Hot Hatha - 75 min

  • Room Temp: Hot

    Best for: regulars and beginners adapted to the heat and like a challenge

    Strong and steady

    This class has static poses with longer holds designed to build strength, flexibility and a still mind. The poses are accessible to most people and there is sufficient recovery between poses. The focus is on alignment and embodying the fundamental principles of a yoga practice. If you've done hot yoga before, this class is similar to other static styles such as Bikram, Moksha and Absolute.

     


  • Hot Yin - 60 min
  • Room Temp: Hot

    Best for: newbies, beginners and regulars

     

    Relax and renew

    This class is softer and slower allowing you to unwind by letting stress and tension melt away. The poses are held for 2-5 minutes creating stillness in the body and mind. The focus is on internal sensations rather than external appearance and is quite meditative. 

     


  • Aerial Beginners
  • This class is perfect if you're new to yoga, have taken less than three Aerial Yoga classes or just love a slower more guided class.
     
    You'll learn the basics of using the yoga trapeze to take your strength and flexibility to new levels.
     
    The yoga trapeze is completely unique from other forms of yoga and it contains straps for suspension training, enabling pushing, pulling and holding of weight. 
     
    Come fly with us!
     

  • Aerial All Levels
  • Depending on the day, the class may focus on arms and core, or flexibility or inversions...
     
     

  • Hot Hatha - 60 min
  • Room Temp: Hot

    Best for: beginners and regulars

     

    Strong and steady

    This class has static poses with longer holds designed to build strength, flexibility and a still mind. The poses are accessible to most people and there is sufficient recovery between poses. The focus is on alignment and embodying the fundamental principles of a yoga practice. If you've done hot yoga before, this class is similar to other static styles such as Bikram, Moksha and Absolute.

     

    The 60 min class requires less stamina so beginners will find it easier and regulars will find energising.


  • Hot Vinyasa - 60 min
  •  Room Temp: Hot

    Best for: regulars and beginners who are already quite fit

     

    Go with the flow
    This is a dynamic class that focuses on moving with the breath bringing fluidity back into the body. The poses aren't held for as long and greater emphasis is placed on the transitions between the poses. If you've done hot yoga before, this class is similar to other flowing styles such as Baptiste, Power or Ashtanga.