Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Suzanne has been teaching for over 10 years. Outside of the studio, she can be found playing with her 5 dogs, playing in her yard, playing with her camera or just playing! Suzanne's favorite pose is triangle and she practices yoga for the clarity and peace it gives her.
Originally from Montgomery, Alabama, Kathy has been teaching for 18 years. Outside of the studio, Kathy has a private psychotherapy practice and enjoys theatre, reading, seminars, movies, travel and college football. Kathy's favorite pose is tree.
Stephanie was drawn to hot yoga looking for an intense workout but stayed for its meditative stress relieving benefits and strength building challenges. Outside of the hot room, Steph is a medical illustrator who enjoys running, hiking, and exploring outdoors on warm sunny days with her husband and pup! Her favorite yoga pose is standing bow.
Katherine came to Be Hot Yoga in 2006 as a way to undo some of the damage done to her body from years of distance running and high-impact exercise. She found that not only did yoga help heal her body, but it provided wonderful benefits for her heart and soul. After retiring from a career in public education, Katherine completed her yoga training at Be Hot in 2019 so she could continue her passion for teaching in the hot room. Outside the studio, she enjoys reading, traveling, and learning.
Jason came to yoga via distance running after suffering from some over-use injuries that were not responding to traditional therapy. During his first class he thought ``who needs running, when you can do this? and wow, this would be amazing to teach!!`` That was in 1999 and he has been teaching ever since.
Many times when I tell someone I am a yoga teacher, I hear “Yoga saved my life.” That is exactly what it did for me. I took my first class at Be Hot Yoga in 2007, and I realized immediately that yoga could help me during a difficult time in my life. I began to feel stronger, both physically and mentally, and calmer as well. I feel better and healthier now than at any point in my life thanks to this powerful practice. I am so grateful to be able to share this yoga with others as a teacher at this amazing studio!
As a youth, Ayodele was exposed to many forms of ancient physical, mental, and spiritual practices. On a particular visit from college, her mother took her to a hot yoga class. Less than 20 minutes into the practice, while standing there, hot as all else, something clicked. It was like magic and she never looked backed. Beginning with a Hatha Raja practice, then moving to Bikram yoga, Ayodele has completed multiple trainings, and workshops, most recently including Core26+ and Thef Neteru Sema Paut.
Rue considers himself a student who leads fellow students in practice. He received his 500 hour Teaching certificate from B Free Hot Yoga in 2017. Rue practices and teaches Bikram Yoga, hot flow, flow, slow flow, yin yoga, warm yin, slow flow and meditation. Rue's background is in martial arts.
Janet first walked into the hot room about 18 years ago - and never looked back. Her approach to the yoga has changed from an effective form of exercise to a lifestyle choice. Janet believes in the power of the dialogue - and her classes reflect this. The dialogue has everything you need for a safe and meaningful practice. The key is to listen…..which can be very challenging at times. As is often said in class the 26 postures are the same - but you are different every time you walk into the hot room. Focus, concentration and listening are key in Janet's classes.
Born and raised in Atlanta, Iana started her practice in 2012 and it completely changed her life. She believes that with a little desire and curiosity, Yoga can change yours too. “Through Yoga you learn yourself and when you learn yourself everything gets better”
Lanise is a registered nurse that believes regular yoga practice can relieve many conditions we see today. The evidenced based benefits of yoga have deeply enhanced her life and developed her passion for sharing the practice with others. On weekends, her favorite moments involve sharing a meal with family and friends at Apres Deim.
Originally from Opelousas, LA (go Ragin Cajuns!!), Alan has been teaching for over 10 years. Outside of the studio, Alan loves the B52s, his husband of over 28 years, all animals and margaritas. Alan's favorite pose is standing head to knee.
Inferno Hot Pilates (IHP) is a training system which combines Pilates principals with High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) and is performed in a heated room. Delenya began taking IHP classes in 2018 shortly after moving to Memphis. She is excited to be teaching and inspiring others since moving back to Atlanta and is passionate about IHP because it works and truly creates visible results. It is a full body workout designed to create strong and lean muscles, burn fat and improve your overall health.
Mary began her yoga practice in 2006, while living in Fort Worth Texas. Initially, it was the physical challenge that was most attractive. However, as her practice evolved, she began to understand and appreciate the slow, peaceful, meditative quality of yoga. After many years of practice, she participated in a six-month Teacher Training and Apprenticeship Program with Radiance Bikram Yoga. She began teaching in February of 2014 and strongly believes that the best teachers remain life-long students.
Laurie began practicing Bikram yoga with her daughter in 2006. After several years of practice, she began to explore other styles of yoga including Ashtanga, Power Vinyasa, and Yin. In 2011, Laurie decided to take her practice to the next level by enrolling in a teacher training, and then the following year earned her 500 RYT. In August of 2019, Laurie returned to BeHot and took their 200 hour Hot Yoga training, graduating in December of 2019 and has been teaching at the studio ever since.
Originally from Buenos Aires, Cristina has been teaching yoga for 18 years. Outside of the studio, she loves going to movies, her dogs and seeking new experiences. Cristina loves all of the poses but recently has developed a deeper appreciation for standing separate leg head to knee.