About

All kinds, shapes
and minds are welcome

Namaste and welcome!

We are so happy you found your way to our corner of the internet and to our yoga studio. Hot Yoga Studio by Østerbro Yoga Union was founded in 2013 (Back then we were not a union) by Ai Chin & Vidi. Both Ai Chin and Vidi have many years of yoga expirience and have lived all over the world, before they decided to open Hot Yoga Stuido. They both still teach at the studio but now we are a co-operative yoga community, in Danish that means we are a “yogaforening”.

Practically that means we help each other out, are driven by passion and volunteers, and that the studio isn’t about making money and being fancy, but all about being a safe place where you can calm your mind and spend some time with yourself and your body. It’s a no judging space for you and all of our community. 


Hot Yoga Studio s not a big fancy luxurious place, but a modest and calm place with a relaxed atmosphere – this helps us to keep our prices down.

We want to be an including space so all our classes are taught in english, by our experienced and competent teachers.
The teacher team is very diverse within how they teach, but will all guide you through the class with calm and knowledge. 

We can't wait to see you in the hot room!

 

Meet our teachers

Our studio is driven by volunteers and our teachers. We are a big team behind it all, and we are so grateful for all the help we get. 
Here you can meet our lovely teacher team and get to know them a little better.

 

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Ivy

Teaches: all kinds of yoga.

Teaching style: with each class focusing on different elements of yoga, we dive into all the corners of ourselves, even the ones that we tend to neglect. Traveling through challenging yoga flows with safety guidance and spiritual space, to experience the present moment, that yoga gives.

My favorite thing about yoga: My favourite thing about yoga, is how the practice has slowly gone from the mat, off the mat. How it has changed my perspective of the world and how it has become part of my life. Yoga has taught me so many things about myself, that I before yoga, never thought of as a possibility. It has given me a community which I feel truly connected to, long lasting friendships that otherwise wouldn’t have formed, and 

Go follow me on instagram @ivy_oe

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Tiffany

Teaches: Vinyasa, Hatha, Slow-Flows

Teaching style: I believe deeply in the healing powers of movement, and am dedicated to spreading my knowledge and love of movement to anyone and everyone who is interested. 
In my class, everyone is welcome and you will find a dynamic flow in my Vinyasa practice which pays strong attention to alignment, which you'll enter into poses safely. In my Hatha practice, you will find a focus on drawing attention to your breath allowing your mind to come into a meditative state while physically working on connecting your joints, tendons and fascia.

My teaching style is alignment focused with a big emphasis on not taking anything too seriously (no-ego). If you leave my class feeling a little lighter and a little brighter, then I am honored to share my practice with you!

My favorite thing about yoga: Yoga contributes to a deeply healing journey leading me to the light and keeping me grounded. My practice helps me move through a difficult transition around my body image, anxiety and health throughout my battle against breast cancer and life.

Go follow me on instragam @lengtiffany

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Martine

Teaches: vinyasa 

Teaching style: My teaching style is dynamic and power full. I love many styles of yoga when practicing myself, but when I teach, I love guiding into a practice where you somehow are forced to deal with your breath and need your focus. I am also drawn towards the contrast and balance of yin and yang and that might be why I like pushing the classes I teach. 

My favorite thing about yoga: The space and the energy you share in a practice with other people is my favorite aspect of yoga. The lockdowns have really taught me that the deepest level of my practice is not what I find within myself - I can go into myself and find that in so many different ways, but the energy boost that the breath and practice of fellow yogis gives me - that I cannot find that anywhere else.

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Malene

Teaching: hatha and yin yoga

Teaching style: My teaching style depends on which class I am teaching. In general I focused on the breath and how you can use it to your advantage. In hatha classes I like to focus on building strength, alignment and balance. And in yin yoga classes I emphasize on finding your own edge and practise mindfulness through breathing. 

My favorite thing about yoga: Yoga gives me mental og physical strength and that is something I take with me in other aspects of life. It is just a joy to teach and I hope to spread my passion for yoga to others.

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Ai Chin

Teaches: I teach hatha, vinyasa and yin

Teaching style: I like to bring all elements into the practice. I use clear instruction to help my students step into a more meditative state. I get to know my students fairly quickly, and build up the class that suits every student.

My favorite thing about yoga: I love yoga because it keeps me present, and in contact with my body and my breath.  It helps me to build a strength in me, not only physically, but also mentally. The joy yoga gives me is just a god sent.  

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Victoria

Teaches: Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin

Teaching style: I love teaching powerful, playful classes incorporating Pranayama techniques and interesting transitions. My goal for my students is to get into a meditative flow, listen to the breath and notice how they feel in each moment as they flow through different postures. 

My favorite thing about yoga: My favorite thing about yoga is that it is everlasting and continuous. It can be incorporated into all aspects of life, on the mat, but even more so off the mat. And there is so much to learn. I am a teacher but I will ALWAYS be a student first. I’m continuously learning and growing, and the more that I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know! Yoga keeps me humble and curious. And I get to know myself and the world around me even more as I grow. 

Go follow me on instagram @evergreenyoga

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Signe

Teaching: Hatha, Vinyasa, Yin and Mindfulness Meditation.

Teaching style: I'm a social Anthropologist and Yoga teacher, born and raised in Denmark. I have been practicing yoga for 10+ years and my curiosity on different cultures and dynamics between people have brought me around the world - always with a yoga mat in my backpack. I bring my creativity, strength and humor to my classes and leaves you with a feeling of inner strength and with a smile on your face

My favorite thing about yoga: For me yoga is about finding myself both physically and mentally, explore who I am, and most importantly finding some calmness in life

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Tanya

Teaching: Vinyasa 

Teaching style: Coming soon

My favorite thing about yoga: coming soon

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Charlotte

Teaching: Bikram, Yin and Medi yoga.

Teaching style: I has several yoga educations behind me besides Bikram I can teach Restorative, Hatha, Yin and Mediyoga. I am educated nurse from 1997 and are now studying to become nathuropath in 2021. I like to teach yoga with fokus on bodyawareness as an ancor for us all and that every yogabody is different. My goal as a teacher is to draw attention to body awareness in the unique body you are gifted with.

My favorite ting about yoga: The immersion I feel when I practise. Its not black or white, its both and.
In one yoga class i can struggle, feel relieved and be happy simultaneously. I appreciate the yoga community with other yogies so munch. My favorite thing about teaching is to give human beings posibilities for being good to themselves. I really feel priveliged when i teach.

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Laura


Teaching: mainly vinyasa and slow flows

Teaching style: With my teaching I like to have a starting point at either a specific yoga asana/peak pose, a feeling, an element or reflecting on the season of the year. I try to be very intuitive when creating a flow, because thats when i feel that yoga does its best work. I always focus a lot on breathing, starting the flow of in a meditation to connect with your breath, as the very first thing in the practice. I have experienced that creating a free flow of the breath and a relationship / a concrete visualization of its journey through the body, makes you stay more connected and focused during flowing. Yoga can become therapeutic with this deep concentration and being present in just that moment in the studio, a focus most people don’t have in their modern every day life - going from one task to another during the day. And it also becomes more fun - i like to build a sequence, which by the end of the class makes you feel like you achieved to

My favourite thing about yoga: Exactly the working with breath, control and concentration is my favourite thing about yoga. In a time where i couldn’t find steady ground beneath my feet, yoga opened up new possibilities for me. I love the common idea of sharing energy with other yogis in practicing. I feel like the love for seeking inwards though yoga instantly creates amazing communities, such like ØYF.

 

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Ida


Teaching: Ida teach Bikram and got certified Bikram yoga instructor of Fall 2019.

Teaching style: I love to focus on technique because the basics will never stop being relevant. I like to be thorough making sure the students know how to Enter the posture correctly and safely what benefits there are to doing the postures and how to exit the posture the right way. I also enjoy leading silent classes for the experienced and I put pride into “walking the talk” and lead by example. I like to think that i practice what i preach

My favorite thing about yoga: My favourite thing about Bikram yoga is no matter how long youve practiced it’s always a beginners class. The 90 minutes are universal wether it’s in Danmark, South africa or Vietnam. it’s the same dialogue and class and the progress is neverending because your body and mind continuously grow. The practice never changes but you do and thats what makes the practice unique and humbles you every time. One way or the other. Teaching is still new to me due to covid, lockdowns and restrictions. But Ive always loved the “Each One Teach One” quote. Ive lokkes up to many teachers and one teacher inspired me to want to inspire others the same way she was able to challenge me in class. To want to be better and put in the work to feel better physically and mentally. Bikram is a continuous process and practicing Bikram yoga truly makes you trust the process. 

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Sue


Teaching: Bikram

Teaching style:  I have been practicing Bikram Yoga for over 13 years, and have been teaching consistently for 8 years, including 2 re-certification training periods since 2013. 
Having travelled extensively in India since late ’70’s, I've had the great fortune to practice and learn from wonderfully knowledgable Hatha Yoga gurus, of which Bikram is one.  

My favourite posture is ‘Dandayamana Bibhaktapada Paschimotthanasana - Standing Separate Leg Stretching - head down, ass up...stretching the whole spine top to bottom

My favorite thing about yoga: I'm very dedicated to this practice due to the extremely therapeutic benefits of the sequence: 26 postures & 2 breathing exercises in extreme heat and humidity.
The knowledge of the preventative and healing benefits of Bikram Yoga is the driving force behind my teaching and desire to share with my fellow students.

 

Be a part of our community

We are not just a studio that offers yoga classes (but don't worry you can also just come for the classes!), we are a community of yogis who care about and support our shared space and practice. Join our yoga community by signing up through our membership system ForeningLet. Read how, here, follow us on social media here or sign up for the newsletter here.

Our union is an open “forening”, where everybody is welcome to join the board meetings, help shape the studio and pitch in with ideas for events and workshops. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have an idea.

 

Our board members is currently (anno 2021) :

– Ai Chin Lin Brorson
– Simone Luna Skovgaard
– Jane Brandt

Find our annual report here:

2018 annual report

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Kula is a sanskrit word for "community" or “tribe.”
It's often used to descibe the inclusion and belonging that can be cultivated throughyogis coming together to practice yoga.

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"It's not about being good at something. It's about being good to yourself."

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