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Hot Flow (Vinyasa)

This class is taught by:

Jean-Paul Barbier

Jean-Paul moved to Perth from the Seychelles Islands in 2005. He tried out Bikram yoga and after the first class vowed never to come back, as he was on his knees for most of the class. But strangely felt this intense feeling of bliss later that night. He decided to try bikram again the next week - eventually was planning his day around Bikram.

Bikram bought a lot of clarity to Jean-Paul’s life. There became a clear separation between work and home life, he had a greater appreciation for the smaller things in life, and became a happier person generally.

When his local studio started offering vinyasa classes. It blew him away. Eventually Vinyasa become his main practice. Six months later he was drawn into the teacher-training program. Midway through the training, he realised teaching was something he truly loved doing. Jean-Paul teaches Vinyasa in addition to his day job. He loves the balance.

Mandi Nelson

The yogic and spiritual pathway is one that started as a child for Mandi and one she has always returned to whenever she feels she has needed to find herself again. Through life experience and many forms of study Mandi has cultivated deep interest in spiritual growth and alternative healing, especially around trauma, addiction, and suffering.
She draws from her own life to offer a diverse, intuitive based Sacred ‘mystyle’ of yoga infused with spiritual teaching and healing. She teaches breath-focussed movement, encouraging students to let go of what holds them back and to become more mindful in every moment.
Mandi teaches yoga and meditation to all people - children, teenagers, adults, disabled, and the elderly. She utilises sound, smudging, crystals, oils, mantra, and meditation in her sessions. She has been teaching since 2012, is 800hr, Cert 4 trained, and holds independent qualifications in meditation.

Kanako Sato

Kanako, originally from Japan, practiced a number of styles of yoga before she found Bikram. When she did however, it was love at first class. From there her passion and even obsession with the practice grew and she finds that yoga makes her a healthy, strong, better and positive person and yoga is now part of her life.  Kanako feels truly humbled and grateful for the opportunity to share this with others.

With certifications in Bikram Yoga, Power Vinyasa and Yin Yoga, she teaches in a way that encourages students to share the positive energy, have fun and explore their maximum potential by trying the right way in the moment of stillness.

Before embarking on her first teacher training in September 2011, she was daunted by the idea of standing in front of a class, but she took inspiration from her many teachers and then her fellow trainees and she knows that anything is possible when it’s done with love and passion. She now wants to inspire students through teaching and practicing together

Lewy Finnegan

Lewy started practising Yoga to help with his professional bodyboarding career. Throughout his life, injuries have come up again and again including a broken back. Lewy felt like he needed to start treating his body with love. He started focussing on healthy eating and training his body and mind to be in the best shape possible, sure enough, he found Yoga.

As soon as he started practising Yoga on a daily basis the beauty of it captivated him. He felt light, strong, flexible, clear-minded, focussed, calm, and happy. Yoga has changed his life. It’s opened his mind up to a world full of energy and meaning that he would never have found otherwise. Lewy completed his vinyasa teacher training in January of 2017 in India and is also a qualified core+ hot pilates teacher which he believes is a great compliment to Yoga.

Sarah Bujevich

Sarah's spiritual journey started with the practise of Bikram yoga in 2010
'A chance to really look yourself in the eyes and learn to accept what is.'
After that very first class there was a sense of calm like never before , clarity of mind and a positive zest for life !
In 2016 Sarah achieved her long lived dream of teacher training in Bali , in 2017 sarah landed a teaching job on an island off Vietnam to pursue her dreams of teaching yoga every day .
Sarah's Purpose is for her students to walk away from their physical practise with a deeper connection to self .A loving and compassionate attitude for all beings , to feel united and whole .
It is the Learning to let go of expectations and the appreciation of all of life that is the gift of yoga ❤️

Claire McAteer

Claire’s partner gave her the push she needed to attend her first BIkram class. A very competitive person by nature, one of the greatest lessons she had the blessing of learning through yoga is that it’s not a race, once you step into the hot room all egos gets left at the door. And it’s these lessons that keep her coming back. The overriding sense of community Claire feels when she’s at the studio was a big part of wanting to teach Core+ Hot Pilates, which she started in June 2016 and she’s never looked back.

Robbie Hamilton

It was in the middle of a long hot summer that Robbie attended her first hot yoga class. It took a long time to get used to doing yoga in the heat but she found it to be a complete workout, a journey, and a life changer. Her health improved as she allowed the practice and her teachers to create a space for change, both physically and mentally.

Robbie attended a Bikram Yoga Teacher Training in 2013. Not wanting to stop the learning journey she went on to complete a 200 hour Vinyasa Teacher Training at Power Living and is working her way through the 500-hour pathway. In 2017 Robbie commenced a Cert IV in Matwork Pilates through Polestar Pilates Australia. She plans to continue in this direction with possibly a Diploma and courses on Reformer and Studio work.

If you had told Robbie 10 years ago that she would be a yoga teacher, own an incredible studio, and have this much lycra, she would have laughed until she cried.


Jo Harvey

A desire for greater flexibility drew Jo, Yoga Tree Perth owner, to yoga in her early 20s. But it was after a hot yoga class she felt the magic. She left with a sense of accomplishment, calm, and energy she’d never felt before. Her fascination with this ancient science of yoga took off.

Jo was working as an accountant and her family was experiencing some challenging times. Both made Jo think about her life and what she could do with it. This put her on the path of a nine week teacher training in Hawaii in 2007. And she’s been teaching ever since. Jo’s gone on to complete a 200-hour Power Living Vinyasa training, plus an additional 200 hours in India and has completed her pilates training. Jo loves the combination of yoga and pilates and its ability to balance herself and her students. She continues to be inspired by her teachers but also her students.

The practice and process of yoga has been so transformative for her. Jo hopes to encourage her students to cultivate the same devotion, passion, and trust to allow the transformation within them.

Hot Flow yoga is a dynamic sequence of postures that guide you consciously into your breath and out of your mind to lead you to a more authentic, powerful and content life. The routines are a vigorous, yet empathetic form of exercise that transforms the body, challenges the mind and allows the heart to unleash the true spirit within us all. Hot Flow is inspired by the ancient yogic teachings of Hatha Yoga but is also given in a common sense approach to teaching its postures to Western civilisation. The classes are a way for modern day people to be free of the aches and pains in their bodies, start to calm their mind and become happier and healthier people in today’s stressful world.
The room is heated to 30 degrees and our team of trained teachers are committed to speaking to the hearts and minds of every student, taking them on a journey of self-discovery that builds muscular strength and endurance, improves functional flexibility and agility, while also improving cardiovascular activity and fat burning. Poses are held for 1 breath up to 1.5min each. The class moves dynamically for the first ¾ then, slows down for longer deep hip release towards the end.

This fun and addictive class is also blended with a modern day philosophy of how to live life authentically and consciously, both on, and off the mat - cultivating a healthy body, quiet mind, open hearth and vibrant spirit.

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun 19 Nov 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Jean-Paul Barbier
  • Thu 23 Nov 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mandi Nelson
  • Sun 26 Nov 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Kanako Sato
  • Thu 30 Nov 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Lewy Finnegan
  • Sun 03 Dec 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Kanako Sato
  • Thu 07 Dec 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Mandi Nelson
  • Sun 10 Dec 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Kanako Sato
  • Thu 14 Dec 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Sarah Bujevich
  • Sun 17 Dec 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Kanako Sato
  • Sun 24 Dec 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Claire McAteer
  • Sun 31 Dec 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Robbie Hamilton
  • Thu 04 Jan 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jo Harvey
  • Sun 07 Jan 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Jo Harvey
  • Thu 11 Jan 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jo Harvey
  • Sun 14 Jan 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Jo Harvey
  • Thu 18 Jan 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jo Harvey
  • Sun 21 Jan 10:00 am - 11:15 am with Jo Harvey
  • Thu 25 Jan 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm with Jo Harvey