Meet Our HYB Teachers

At Hot Yoga Belfast, all of our teachers are certified and specifically trained to teach hot yoga in our infrared heated studio. Our team work hard to maintain a relaxed vibe in the studio while offering challenging, fun and energetic classes. Each teacher has the experience and a knowledge base that allows them to cater to each individual need in class.

 

Ballet dancers, kids yoga teachers, actresses, child psychologists, physios, voice over artists, wood workers, art historians... our HYB team are a pretty cool bunch and they cannot wait to meet you 

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DANIELLE D'ARCY

Owner of HYB // Hot Yoga & Pilates Teacher

Instagram: @daniellehyb

Danielle is the owner of Hot Yoga Belfast, having taught here since it first opened as Fitness Space back in 2017 when the opportunity arose in June 2018 to take over, HYB was born. Danielle has been practising hot yoga for nearly 9 years between Belfast, Manchester and the US. She certified as a Hot Yoga teacher with RAJA Yoga academy in 2016 and has been teaching full time ever since.

Danielle is passionate about the mental health benefits of hot yoga having suffered for years with anxiety and depression and experiencing the life changing benefits of hot yoga herself.

Danielle trained with TCTSY last year in trauma informed yoga and is also a qualified Pilates instructor. Currently she is training with Oak and Willow on an Advanced TT that incorporates FRC, mobility, yoga nidra and celtic philosophy into a holistic and 3D yoga practise. Danielle is also training to become a Psychotherapeutic counsellor specialising in somatic reconnection and trauma release.

Danielle teaches a strong and challenging class, her flow classes combine elements of pilates, mobility and yoga to build strength and flexibility while her take on the 26&2 merges the traditional Bikram postures with vinyasa and the intermediate series. Always fun, always challenging and always sweaty. All of her classes, like every class in the studio – are accessible to beginners and first time yogis. She will encourage you to connect to your breath, to get out of your head and into your body and to use your practise to find stillness amidst the chaos - not only in the room but in your everyday life too.

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ANNA LECKY

Yoga Teacher & Kids Yoga Teacher // Eco-Activist

Instagram: @annaleckey

Anna completed her Bikram Yoga teacher training in 2015 and has been teaching ever since. She has also trained in Yin yoga and in March she attended Intermediate Hot Yoga with Danielle. Anna is a qualified kids yoga teacher and has classes here at the studio! She is also educated in teaching Yoga for children with ASD.

Anna teaches the traditional Bikram method, her Hot Yoga (60) class has all 26 postures, 2 breathing exercises with a chilled out playlist to go along side. Anna teaches all of our Hot Yoga (90) classes - the Original Bikram Hot Yoga- designed to be therapeutically healing, don't let the 90 put you off, Anna teaches with love and compassion and this class gives you more time to understand each posture and really connect body, mind and breath.

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EMILY LAMEY

Yoga Teacher // Actress & Owner of Happy Pallet Co

Instagram: @emilylemonsyoga

Emily is a Fierce Grace trained yoga teacher, actress, stage manger and since the world went into lockdown she has started her own business and is now co-owner of Happy Pallet Co.

Her yoga teaching journey began in Rishikesh, India in 2017. It was here she learnt Hatha, Ashtanga & Vinyassa practices. Using this knowledge Emily began Queens University Belfast’s first Yoga Society and was teaching student classes twice a week. Although she enjoyed the ancient teaching style she had studied, she was seeking more of a challenge from the practice. In 2018 she travelled to London & Italy to study with Fierce Grace where she gained her Hot Yoga teaching certificate. She began teaching with studio owner Danielle and has been a part of the HYB team since.

Emily combines the various styles she has learnt to make a well rounded class accessible to everyone at any level of practice. She uses her classes to build determination and strength, two qualities in life that can be applied outside of the hot room for a happier, healthier lifestyle.

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JULIE DAVIS

Owner of Infinity Hot Yoga

Instagram: @infinityhotyoga16

Julie has a long personal and professional career in High Performance Sport. As well as performing at international level in the 400m hurdles, Julie also holds a Bsc in Sport and Exercises Sciences from University of Ulster. She combined her skills & knowledge from her degree along side her passion for yoga by further qualifying as a Fierce Grace Yoga Teacher back in 2015. After suffering a career ending injury Julie discovered the powerful healing both physically and mentally as well as the restorative benefits of hot yoga.

Julie has worked as a performance coach for the past 16 years across many sports, including rugby, GAA, tennis and athletics in Ireland and new Zealand, with her current position being the high performance manager with Armagh GAA. 

Julie is the founder and co owner of Infinity Hot Yoga which opened its doors in 2016.

 

As a teacher, Julie will guide you safely through your hot yoga journey in a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Expertly combining her athletic ability and experience working with elite athletes, Julie blends traditional yoga with functional movement to develop challenging, rewarding and enjoyable classes. She will encourage you to challenge yourself and truly connect with each posture, so that you can enjoy the wonderful benefits of this unique workout.

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FYONA FLINN

Yoga Teacher // Child Psychologist

Instagram: @fflinn

Fyona completed her Hot Yoga teacher training back in May 2018 and has been teaching the 26&2 (Bikram) sequence in various studios around N.I ever since. 


Although a fan of all forms of exercise having practised hot yoga for 10 years for Fyona this series gives all of the physical and mental benefits you want or need. 
Her classes are challenging and rewarding, helping you to build strength, flexibility and bringing you a little bit closer to inner peace. Fyona is a qualified psychologist and has certified to teach both Yin and kids yoga also.