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Yoga Teachers

Stefania Maracas
Stefania Maracas

Director

Stefania started her hot yoga practice in Brighton in 2010, and immediately fell in love with the Classic 26/2 series. Stefania is grateful for the gift of yoga and all of its physical, mental, and spiritual benefits. After practising at various studios across the globe, she attended the Fall 2013 teacher training in LA. Since then, she has managed several yoga businesses and taught at various international studios and retreat centres. Stefania loves to backbend, travel, and bake.

Almania Colombo
Almania Colombo

After the first Bikram yoga class, where Almania was wearing sweatpants and a long sleeve shirt and had to leave the room, thinking she would never go back in, Almania decided to try Bikram yoga again in the fall of 2010. Mainly she was trying to find a way to keep warm, since the heat wasn’t working properly in her apartment. After her first two weeks at the studio, someone convinced her to take part in the 30 days challenge. Once she finished the 30 days, she decided to double it and make it a 60 days challenge. As Bikram says: “Give me 60 days and I’ll change your life.” After six months of practice, Almania decided to go to teacher training and attended the Spring TT in LA. She has been happily practicing and traveling ever since and is grateful for the people she came across during this yoga journey.

Debbie Bhowmik
Debbie Bhowmik

Debbie came to yoga after major surgery on her lower back over 12 years ago to aid the healing process and fell in love with every aspect of the practice and has never looked back. She travelled to Rishikesh in India a few years later to complete her teacher training.
Debbie combines two of her passions — teaching hatha yoga and travel. She loves teaching beginners and embracing more experienced practitioners to deepen their practice. Debbie brings her sense of fun and adventure to her classes; you will leave her class with your heart smiling.

Richard Payne
Richard Payne

Way back in 2008, Rich read an article in a newspaper about hot yoga. Intrigued, he folded the paper, finished his tea and walked into a hot yoga studio. Then began a challenging, rewarding and joyful journey. Now he’s enjoyed sharing that journey and all he’s learnt through teaching.

Sindy Haque
Sindy Haque

Sindy strongly believes if she can do yoga ANYONE can do yoga. After years of battering her body through high impact sports such as athletics and volleyball, physically she’d been through the mill. After surviving the 2004 tsunami, Sindy had suffered quite a lot of trauma in her body and mind. After messing around trying some “yoga moves” on a beach in Thailand a friend suggested she try it for real. It was the first time after years of anxiety problems that she felt a sense of calm, how her body changed was an added bonus. Sindy has been teaching Yoga full time since 2009 and also qualified as a personal trainer in 2015. She’s always looking to educate herself further so she can deepen her knowledge, stay connected and teach her students to the very best of her ability. In 2016 she completed Stewart Gilchrist’s 500hour teacher training with Yoga Alliance. Sindy welcomes all students to her class and asks them not to come with expectations but with an open mind and heart.

Ky Ha
Ky Ha

Ky is a dynamic and enthusiastic individual and his teaching skills have been responsible for a number of competitors in the top ten each year including 2009 men’s international champion Dev Kapil, 2012 and 2014 women’s international champion Gloria Suen as well as 2016 women’s champion Almania Colombo. Ky also serves as an international judge. He has judged championships all around the world and realises the importance of the championships and how much he has grown from the experience. Ky is dedicated and focused on using his expertise, knowledge and past experiences to help others achieve their goals through their own yoga practice.

Aleksei Zukov
Aleksei Zukov

Sorcha Finch
Sorcha Finch

Sorcha’s classes are dynamic and playful, finding meditation and focus within a strong and intense practice. You will learn new variations, push your limits and enjoy falling over along the way.

With a grounding in Hot Yoga, it was in Mysore, India where Sorcha dramatically furthered her yoga training with Saraswathi Jois at Traditional Ashtanga Yoga Centre KPJAYI, falling in love with this intense meditation and asana practice. On her return to the UK, she continued at Ashtanga Yoga London. This strong discipline opened the way for her to immerse herself in other styles of yoga. She now regularly practices Dharma, Ashtanga Vinyasa, Rocket Vinyasa, Iyengar, and Hot Yoga, and enjoys benefits from all the styles. Most recently Sorcha has included Hand Balance into her training, a strong circus practice that she finds supports and improves her yoga and moving meditation.
Sorcha completed her 500 hour Teacher Training with Dharma Yoga New York in 2018.
To Sorcha, Yoga is fulfilling, nurturing, and transformational. She revels in its focus on alignment, the connection between breath and movement, it’s power to lift and heal, and it’s positive influence on everyday life.
Sorcha has a passion to pass on what she has gained from such a supportive and inclusive discipline, while continuing to learn and grow in her own practice and teaching.

Antonia Zaccarini
Antonia Zaccarini

Antonia began practicing yoga in 1998. In 2001, she completed her first yoga teacher training in London with The British Wheel of Yoga.

In 2002, Antonia took her first Bikram Yoga class. She immediately felt the benefits of this healing practice. Soon after, she decided to attend the ” nine week 500-hour Bikram Yoga teacher training ” and became a certified instructor in Spring, 2003.

During her first year of teaching, Antonia taught in London. Later, she taught in Ibiza, at the first and newly opened Hot Yoga School.

In 2005, Antonia went to Los Angeles to study at Bikram Yoga Headquarters and to learn from the most senior teachers. She was a regular practitioner of the Advanced 84 yoga asanas. She learned directly from Bikram and Emmy Cleaves, the principal teacher.

Antonia was one of the few teachers authorized to lead the Advanced series class.

During her time in Los Angeles, she worked closely with Rajashree Choudhury, studying yoga therapy, prenatal and children’s yoga, all of which she is qualified to teach.

In addition, Antonia coordinated and assisted at worldwide yoga teacher trainings and seminars.

Since 2014, Antonia spent time traveling and teaching in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington State, Washington D.C, Beijing, Mallorca, Ibiza and Vienna.

Antonia is passionate about practicing and teaching yoga to all levels and ages. She emphasizes alignment, focus, determination, breath and patience to maximize the many physical and mental benefits of a regular yoga practice. She is continuously inspired by the increased and overall sense of wellbeing, vitality and peace that she feels in herself and her students.

Fiona Allen
Fiona Allen

After vocational training and working professionally as a dancer and then going on to qualify as a personal trainer, Fiona always wanted to find a fitness substitute that would give her the same strength, muscle tone and fitness similar to her previous ballet training .
She went to her first Bikram class over 10 years ago and soon realised it had all the elements she had been looking for.
Right from the start Fiona had wanted to become a Bikram teacher, and with the support from her home studio at Bikram Yoga Essex she flew out to Thailand to attend the fall teacher training in 2014.
She loves the discipline and the challenge every class gives her and of course the long term benefits of a longer and healthier life. Fiona now enjoys sharing her passion for Bikram yoga through teaching.

In 2017 she completed the Inferno Hot Pilates Level 1 teacher training, the first to be held in the UK and was integral in the start up of the now hugely popular Inferno Hot Pilates classes.

She then went on to complete the level 2 Teacher Training in 2019 taking classes to the next level combining weights and resistance bands into the workout .

Fiona loves the diversity of teaching the different styles of classes and seeing how much the students constantly progress.