Hot Yoga Health | Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Profiles of key staff and instructors.

  • Suzie Latham Suzie Latham — Studio Manager / Tutor
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    After suffering with continuous migraines and lower back pain Suzie was advised to take up yoga and stumbled apon hot yoga classes whilst living in Bristol. Suzie quickly became a regular hot yoga practitioner and, after converting both her sister Louise and father Geoff into Hot Yoga Lovers, the family decided to venture into opening Wales first ever state of the art dedicated hot yoga studio. Wanting to share her love of the sequence, Suzie qualified as a yoga instructor at Bristol School of Yoga in September 2018.

  • Anna Harding Anna Harding — Tutor
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    Anna fell in love with Bikram Yoga in 2012 and was amazed by not only the physical, but the mental and emotional benefits of the practice.

    A move across the bridge, Anna arrived on our studio’s opening day and become our first Studio Angle and 10 months later was on a plane to India and gained her 200 hour yoga teacher certification, never looking back!

    Anna believes yoga is one of the greatest tools for finding true health and happiness and that in the hot room “we don’t sweat we sparkle!!” x

  • Dana Whatmore Dana Whatmore — Tutor
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    Always a sporty person, having grown up playing in the Canadian Rockies, Dana came to Bikram Yoga from the gym in 2010. Finding the hot room to be a perfect blend of hard work and mental engagement, she became a dedicated practioner. This lead to teacher training in FierceGrace, (a hybrid of Bikram) in London in 2015 and qualifying to teach Yoga for Teenagers in 2016. Keen to offer you workable cues and modifications, to get the most out of your practice, you’ll find her classes an interesting combination of traditional Hatha styles, set to get you twisting, bending, and balancing your way to a total body and mind workout.

  • Melissa Benitez Melissa Benitez — Tutor
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    Content forthcoming.

  • Oriana Shepherd Oriana Shepherd — Tutor
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    Oriana works in an empowering way delivering yoga with compassion & kindness, encouraging exploration of body & mind. Oriana shares Yoga Therapy for stress, anxiety & fatigue management in palliative care, and whilst practising during her pregnancies went on to train & now leads Prenatal Yoga courses in Newport & Cardiff, with a keen interest in meditation & breathwork.

    Her passion is Strala Yoga, where she trained in NYC with world renowned "Yoga Rebel" Tara Stiles at her Strala Studio. "Strala Yoga - No Rules".

    When not Yogin' she's chilling outdoors with the family.

    Joining the Hot Yoga Health Team has been her first experience of Hot Yoga – Love at first sweat!

  • Sarah Davies Sarah Davies — Tutor
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    Teaching since 2006, Sarah trained in Los Angeles and has since taught Hot Yoga all over the world, including London,The States, Australia and New Zealand before moving to Penarth to start family life. Sarah is looking forward to sharing her passion of yoga at Hot Yoga Health and allowing you to get the most out of your class and getting your unique body to stretch to the best of its ability. "The best and most important thing about yoga is that everyone can do it! You get to stretch to your own individual ability in to non competitive environment and have fun, stretch & sweat all at the same time!"

  • Sukina Khan Sukina Khan — Tutor
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    Sukina comes from a background in contemporary dance and came to yoga organically as a complimentary movement practice to dance training.  She has been practising yoga since 2009 with experience of a variety of different yoga styles including; Ashtanga, Yin, Forrest Yoga, Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Acro Yoga, and Somatic Approach to Yoga.  She has been a Vipassana student and continues to study meditation, pranayama, and kriya under the guidance of an experienced teacher. 

    Sukina views yoga as an embodied inquiry and believes in its transformational capacity to restore balance and unify mind-body-spirit.  She teaches in a supportive and applied manner providing physical hands-on adjustments in her classes and is due to undertake Thai Yoga Massage training to further inform her approach.     

    Alongside teaching yoga, Sukina is completing a PhD dance study and works as a freelance dance artist.  Her current artistic practice explores contact improvisation and somatic movement practice. 

  • Zoe Davies Zoe Davies — Tutor
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    Zoe initially started practicing yoga in 2010 to improve her running performance but it didn’t take long for her to fall in love with not only the physical, but also the mental benefits of yoga.

    Zoe wanted to share her passion and she achieved her TTC in Goa in January 2018. She felt her mission is to encourage as many different people as possible to try practicing yoga and she strongly believe it is for everyone.

    Zoe teaches dynamic, creative classes which focuses on the breath and tuning in to your own body.