Om oss

Vi är ett litet familjeägt företag som nu finns på två olika platser. Vår första studio i centrala Malmö mellan Triangeln och Davidshallstorg och vår nyöppnade studio i centrala Lomma. Hos oss på Hot Yoga House är ALLA välkomna, det spelar ingen roll vilken bakgrund du har. Vi erbjuder en välkomnande, avslappnande och prestigelös plats och här hittar du Hot & Warma Yoga klasser varje dag! Olika klasser och tidslängd så att just Du kan hitta vad som passar dig.

En stor missuppfattning är att du måste vara på ett visst sätt att göra yoga – det finns ingen stereotyp yogi / yogini – yoga är här för alla oavsett erfarenhet, storlek, ålder och så vidare och det vill vi på Hot Yoga House verkligen bevisa. Vi strävar efter att ta emot var och en av er med respekt och öppenhet. Vår syn på yoga är att det skall vara roligt och lättsamt, prestigelöst men samtidigt utmanande – varmt välkommen!

HYH Vett & Etikett

Vi gillar ej för många regler men med följande vett och etikett tycker vi det blir trevligare för oss alla!

  • Mobilfri zon – stäng av din mobiltelefon eller sätt på flygläge. Detta gäller även i receptionen.
  • Kom i tid! Vi stänger incheck 5 min innan klassen börjar. Detta är vi strikta med för att respektera de andra som varit i tid och för att kunna hålla klasstiderna. Se till att du är på plats ca 15min innan klass och inne i yogsalen redo senast 5min innan start.
  • Incheck öppnar 20min innan klass och vi stänger studion 25min efter avslutad klass. Vänligen respektera detta och se till att du hunnit med det du ska inom dessa 25min så vi kan stänga i tid.
  • Tystnad i yogasalen – respektera de runt omkring som kanske väljer att meditera innan / efter sin klass
  • Lämna alla dina värdesaker hemma, resten lämnas i omklädningsrummet – inte i yogasalen vid din matta.
  • Vi stannar i yogasalen hela klassen. Sista savasanan (avslappning) är en av de viktigaste delarna av din klass – denna skippar vi ej. När den är avslutat – lämna rummet tyst.
  • Vi tvättar ej matta, handduk eller kläder i duschen och eventuell rakning gör vi hemma! Duschen finns för en snabb avsköljning, resten fixar vi hemma – vi är många som vill duscha!
  • Kvarglömda saker ligger i studion 2 veckor och rensas sedan bort.
  • Det är normalt att känna sig yr eller illamående i början. Kroppen vänjer sig mer vid värmen för varje klass du kommer. Ta det lugnt, sitt ner, fokusera på att andas lugnt genom näsan och när du är redo häng på igen!
  • Våra sinnen blir extra känsliga i värmen och med yogan så vänligen inga starka dofter!
  • Har du någon skada, sjukdom, är nyopererad, gravid eller något annat är det ditt ansvar att prata med oss innan du tar klass.

Team

Annika Rosic Escalante


Owner & Instructor

How and when did you get into yoga?

I took my first class 2001, didn’t know very much about yoga but I had heard so many good things about it that I just had to give it a go. It was definitely different to all other forms of exercise I was used to, was this really going to give me the workout I was looking for, as that was the aim at that time. Shortly thereafter I moved to London, which is where my real yoga path started. I tried all different types of yoga; Sivananda, Classical Hatha, Vinyasa, Bikram yoga etc. It was only when I actually stepped up my practise that I started seeing all the amazing benefits that came with it; so much more than just a form of exercise. I went through some really stressful times while excelling my career in London within Finance, working long hours, studying at the same time, family, socialising, working out and much more, that I am quite certain it was my yoga practise that helped me stay steady and keep going. ‘It helped me find a balance, to de stress and find mental clarity’ in other words ‘Survive’. This is when I decided to change my life and gave up work and studies to go and become a yoga teacher. I have never looked back. Yoga today is so much more than just a physical exercise.

What do you do in your spare time?

My family, husband and two daughters keep me busy! We love to escape to the country side whenever possible!

What makes you happy?

Discovering new places – locally and abroad 🙂 Sunshine, sea, good food, my family and friends and so much more!

Arturo
Escalante


Owner

How and when did you get into yoga?

I have been an entrepreneur for many years and have always believed in following my dreams no matter what. The most important aspect of this philosophy is to plan and execute so these dreams come to fruition. The way I got involved in the world of yoga is through Annika – it had always been her dream to have her own studio after managing studios for other people. So when we moved from the UK to Sweden, we decided to give it a go and create this beautiful journey and create not the biggest but the nicest and friendliest Yoga place in Malmö together with our great team.

What do you do in your spare time?

When I’m not working I try to enjoy my passion for cooking; cooking in a fun way with my little girls and spending as much time with them and Annika as possible.

What makes you happy?

I’m easy going and a lot of simple things make me happy. I love to please my family and see them smiling and that makes me happy. It also makes me happy when I see a project coming through or simply to wake up and know that my family is in good health and good spirits.

Sussie
Kjellin


Studio Manager & Instructor

How and when did you get into yoga?

While at a New Years Eve party me and my friends got ‘tricked’ to try Bikram yoga. 2nd January all of us went and tried a 90 minute class. Those 90 minutes felt like 300 minutes! All of us agreed that is was awful and if someone would have asked us there and then if we would continue we were all agreeing: NEVER AGAIN!

But…the feeling afterwards was just amazing and we all decided to buy an Intro card each. Quickly we all felt stronger and after only about 5-10 classes started to feel good during class too, not just afterwards! I was hooked. From that day I want to practise a hot yoga class every single day. You get stronger, more flexible, calm, happy, healthy… Everything improves!

What do you do in your spare time?

I wish I could come up with some fancy cool stuff like parachuting or something like that, but as boring as it might sound I like spending time with my family and friends when I don’t practise yoga. I have four children who I love spending time with and I’m also lucky enough to have a lot of great amazing and fun friends who I’d like to see as much as possible – so no, no parachute! 😉

What makes you happy?

To know my near and dear are healthy and well

Irina
Khitrova


Instructor

How and when did you get into yoga?

My contact with yoga began in 2007 when I stepped into a hot yoga class. I worked night and finished my shifts with the early morning class. In the beginning it was only a physical exercise but eventually I began to notice how regular yoga practise had an impact on my mind. I felt more balanced, calm and purposeful. My interest grew and resulted in a trip to the beautiful Kerala in India, where I trained as a yoga teacher at Yoga Vidya School hidden in between small Indian villages. I have been studying different yoga forms ever since. Yin Yoga, MediYoga and Yoga therapy and my recent interest Trauma sensitive yoga.

What do you do in your spare time?

I like the idea about therapeutical power of yoga and the idea of neuroplasticity. I believe that we can discover much more of our true potential with help of yoga and meditation. So in my spare time apart from all the nice things like getting together with the friends and travelling i love being inspired by books and pods about brain plasticity and struggle with establishing my own meditation practice.

What makes you happy?

Books, travel and cooking is what otherwise give me inner peace. I believe there are different ways to meditate and I have found mine in the middle of the kitchen. I love the silence and the moments when I get time to think and just be and also the feeling of completed something that I didn’t thing was possible before. The most important thing I’ve learned so far is that yoga is not limited to a yoga mat. Mindfulness and love for what you do in everyday life is yoga.

Guillermo
Alvarez


InstructOR

How and when did you get into yoga?

I took my first yoga class in 2005 when I was training as a professional gymnast. I assumed that it was going to be some easy breathing exercises and simple stretches; but to my surprise, the class was really quite challenging. I was immediately drawn to yoga and started practicing whenever I could. Yoga gave me much more focus, balance, and flexibility, which greatly improved my gymnastics performance. At the time, I considered it as a supplement to my training, but I became much more involved in it after I retired from the sport. I no longer considered yoga as a supplement to a sport, but as a practice in and of itself. Yoga provided me the opportunity to get the physical challenge I was no longer getting from gymnastics, and with the added benefit of building my body up rather than breaking it down!

What do you do in your spare time?

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family: my sambo and my dog. We enjoy taking the dog for walks and on trips to the many dog parks around Malmö (his favorite is Ribersborgs Hundrastplats). Besides that, one of my biggest hobby is coffee. I enjoy reading about new cafés and coffee equipment, and I enjoy trying out new various coffees and brewing techniques. I also like to spend time learning about any number of subjects, spending a great deal of time reading at my computer, studying Swedish or French, or watching YouTube tutorials on how to knit. And always with a cup of coffee at my side.

What makes you happy?

I feel happy when I feel I’ve made a positive impact on someone. This is one of the largest driving forces that led me to becoming a teacher: I derive great joy when I can teach a student something, be it academic or physical. For example, I love it when I lead someone into a pose they had never done before, particularly if they never thought they could do it! Yoga is an incredible activity and can bring benefits to anyone and everyone, so when I play even the smallest role in bringing a positive yoga experience to a person or a class it makes me exceedingly happy!

Erik
Persson


InstructOR

How and when did you get into yoga?

I took my first yoga class at a gym in Malmö early 2008. I was doing other kinds of excercising to ge better conditioning to play the drums better when I was touring with my band SUMA, but didn’t really like it. I did enjoy the yoga classes though but also thought that there had to be more to it than was presented at the gym. I checked out a few places and when I took my first bikram yoga class it was love/hate at first try!

I went to Bikram’s teachers trying one year after and has been teaching and practicing daily ever since

What do you do in your spare time?

I play the drums, practice a lot of handstands and spend time with my family

What makes you happy?

At this point in my life my four month old daughter makes me the most happy I ever been. She is the best!

Sharka
Komurkova


InstructOR

How and when did you get into yoga?

A friend brought me the Yoga book “Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha” back from his trip to the Himalayas in 1998.  We’d been into spirituality for a while – searching for answers to all the big questions by reading Dalai Lama books and that sort of thing.  Suddenly there was a way to get that deeper understanding I was looking for, but by using my body instead of my mind, by feeling instead of just thinking.  Over the following five years I mixed all sorts of yoga styles. Then on medical advice I started Ashtanga to treat recurring childhood back pain.  From there the light of Yoga just grew stronger and stronger for me, and it fixed my back too.

Bikram yoga has helped me to become calmer, more focused and stronger. In September 2014 I finally made it to Bikram Training in Thailand.

What do you do in your spare time?

I like reading a lot especially about Traditional Chinese medicine,  I love doing Qigong and listening to singing bowls.  Since moving to Malmo I love casual cycling and Stand Up Paddle.

What makes you happy?

Sunshine, shiny happy people, good food, going to the beach.

Thea
Treppendahl


Instructor

How and when did you get into yoga?

I took my first yoga class in 2005, outside in the sun at Club La Santa Sport on Lanzarote. There was something magical about moving with the breath outside in the sun, with the wind on my face and with the ocean in the background.

As a physiotherapist I like the fact that yoga can heal the body. And the more I do yoga, the more I come to realize that yoga is so much more than exercises to help heal the body. It is a comprehensive tool for spiritual growth. Yoga teaches you to become mindful and cultivate an attitude of patience and kindness. Yoga is a spiritual journey that leads to the center of your inner being. It is not about attaining a certain pose or become someone else, your yoga practice is whatever is happening right now. It is inviting you to wake up, to see what you already have, and who you already are – perfect!

What do you do in your spare time?

In my spare time I am together with my husband and our two daughters as much as possible. We all like to be outdoors in nature and to go on adventure, so we often take trips where we can combine the two.

What makes you happy?

Being on some outdoor adventure with my family way off the grid. Off piste skiing – preferably in new powder. Swimming in the ocean all year round, my kids and yoga. If I get too grumpy, my oldest daughter tell me it’s time to do yoga☺

Hanna
Persson


InstructoR

How and when did you get into yoga?

I started to practice yoga in high school through a gym. By that time I squeezed yoga in between body pump and spinning.  Later on I went to Mysore and practiced Ashtangayoga with Saraswati but it was first 2014 that I found bikramyoga that has since then become my passion in life. I started bikramyoga with a 30 days challenge that I completed in 15 days and have continued to practice every day since, 2015 I did my bikramyoga teacher training and I have been teaching all over the world

What do you do in your spare time?

Mostly I do yoga, but I also love to spend time travelling, eating and being out in nature, preferably  in company of family and friends.

What makes you happy?

My daughter and my husband makes me happy. On a very close second place comes animals and colours 🙂

Anna
Sandö


InstructOR

How and when did you get into yoga?

Yoga found me 15 years ago and at that time I was way too much in the head and not enough in the body even though I did different physical activites daily. With yoga I found home, back to myself. I am still a happy beginner, every day I discover how much more yoga has to teach me.

What do you do in your spare time?

Yoga also made me more aware of what and how I ate. I learned more about plant based and raw food and from there it is just a short step to my ultimate favorite sport; to grow stuff you can put in your mouth!

What makes you happy?

To teach yoga in a way that hopefully makes others more happy and comfortable in their bodies, to create tasty and beautiful food and to get a little dirt underneath my nails makes me very, very happy!

Nico
Cooper


INSTRUCTOR

How and when did you get into yoga?

A friend brought me the Yoga book “Asana Pranayama Mudra Bandha” back from his trip to the Himalayas in 1998.  We’d been into spirituality for a while – searching for answers to all the big questions by reading Dalai Lama books and that sort of thing.  Suddenly there was a way to get that deeper understanding I was looking for, but by using my body instead of my mind, by feeling instead of just thinking.  Over the following five years I mixed all sorts of yoga styles. Then on medical advice I started Ashtanga to treat recurring childhood back pain.  From there the light of Yoga just grew stronger and stronger for me, and it fixed my back too.

What do you do in your spare time?

Mostly I spend time with family and friends, but I also love reading while eating chocolate and since moving to Sweden have developed a love for coffee as well.  I love to explore and go on adventures, so am often travelling or learning new languages.  As a typical “Yoga dork” I spend time meditating and chanting, but I’m not a quiet person – I talk a lot, like really a lot, and probably ask too many questions, but I can’t help it. 🙂

What makes you happy?

I love that moment in a plane when it first lifts off the ground and it’s like time stops for a second.  I love the first duck-dive of a morning surf when the cool water first touches your face.  And when new green shoots first pop up out of the ground in the garden.  I love it when you see a friend you haven’t spoken to in a while and you can’t stop smiling.  I love inviting people over for coffee and snacks and having laughter echo around the house.  And chocolate.  I really really love chocolate.

NUALA
DAVIES


INSTRUCTOR

How and when did you get into yoga?

Believe it or not I took my first yoga class with my brother when I was eight years old and it was a Gerri Haliwell instructional home video. Yes. My first introduction to yoga was because of a spice girl and no I do not regret it one bit.. I may or may not have taken a break for a few years after that integral introduction and found myself frequenting the mat more than the pub when I got to University… It’s a unique introduction to say the least. 

What do you do in your spare time?

I spend a lot of time reading, walking and hanging out with my partner and our big floofy Norwegian Forest cat Louie. Before my move to Sweden I was working predominantly as a freelance artist in theatre, music and cabaret so I’m looking forward to meeting all the lovely Malmö creatives and seeing the artistic scene here. 

What makes you happy

I know it’s a cliche but yoga. I love how it brings people together and is such a positive thing for mind and body. I always leave class with a smile on my face! (And usually a lot of sweat too!) Whether I’m teaching or practicing myself. 

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Carolin
Freccero


Instructor

How and when did you get into yoga?

In the summer of 2009, me and my husband bought a 14 days intro package for hot yoga. Those weeks, we did nothing but yoga and digging weeds! I really enjoyed the practice, the mindful focus, the somewhat monotonous pace of the class and its effects on my well-being. During the fall, going to yoga became more and more important for me. Since then, I have tried many different forms of yoga and I enjoy the great variety yoga offers for both mind and body.

What do you do in your spare time?

Besides teaching and practicing yoga, I work as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon. I enjoy being out in the nature, preferably together with my family. I am a very curious person and love to discover new details about well-known things, facets and aspects that are not so obvious, from a detail in a yoga pose or cooking a new dish to reading a book that offers a different perspective. And of course, I love to connect with friends!

What makes you happy?

To be and laugh with my wonderful big family makes me really happy! Feeling the sun on my skin, being outside in nature, moving my body in many ways, and a good cup of tea.

Sofia
Holmqvist


Reception

How and when did you get into yoga?

My first introduction to yoga and specifically hot yoga was in 2018 when I started to work part time in the studio next to my studies. But I didn’t try my first hot yoga class until last summer 2019 when I started work in the reception at Hot Yoga House. I’m still in the early stages and discovering the hot yoga practise and I enjoy it more and more for each class I take. 🙂

What do you do in your spare time?

When I don’t work in the studio I study Stadsplanering at Malmö University – and when I don’t study – I enjoy being with friends and family and going for long walks.

What makes you happy?

I’m at my best when keeping active and surrounding myself with people with positive energy!

Sara
Löfstrand


Instructor

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