Caroline stumbled across Bikram Yoga while living in Melbourne, Australia. After one class she knew that this was something very special and would become part of her everyday life. In 2005 she completed the Bikram Yoga Teacher training course in Los Angeles and later her Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training with Laughing Lotus in New York.
Caroline believes Yoga should be for everyone, regardless of age, ability or level of fitness. Her classes are open to everyone, challenging but fun at the same time.
Caroline teaches Hot 26, Hot Power Yoga, Hot HIIT Yoga, Lotus Flow and Vinyasa Yoga.
Caroline is a senior teacher registered with Yoga Alliance UK.
Caroline is the co founder of YogaVenue and the Spiralling Crow Vinyasa Teacher Training Course.
Caroline Gozzi instructs the following:
Our Hot 26 Yoga class is a series of static Hatha Yoga asanas (postures) and breathing exercises developed by Bikram Choudhury. This set sequence of 26 asanas and 2 breathing exercises are performed in each class. Each posture stretches, strengthens and prepares the body for the next to maximise oxygenation and detoxiﬁcation; all together they work every part of the body. The beauty of practising the same movements in every class means you are able to see how your body is changing over time. You never get bored and you always learn something new in every class! Hot Yoga is practised in a room heated to around 40°C. The heat warms up the body allowing you to stretch into the asanas safely while at the same time aiding detoxiﬁcation and increasing the cardiovascular element of the class. This class includes static asanas, which means you do not flow from one to the next (no vinyasas or downward facing dogs).
There are numerous beneﬁts from a regular Hot Yoga practice, including weight loss, improved muscle tone, strength and ﬂexibility, reduced back/knee pain, better concentration and focus and lower stress levels. The class is suitable for all levels from complete beginners to advanced students. Be prepared to sweat and have fun!
Hot 26 classes are 90 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held in a heated room (temperature 40 – 41.5 °C). These classes are without music.
Hot Power Yoga ( with music)
The YogaVenue Hot Power Yoga class perfectly combines ﬂowing vinyasa sequences with more static practices like the Hot 26. The structure of the class is designed to build strength and ﬂexibility with an emphasis on upper body and core strength. Flowing sequences promote grace and stability while longer holds develop strength. The class is held in a heated room, so the heat warms up the body allowing you to stretch into the asanas (postures) safely while at the same time aiding detoxiﬁcation and increasing the cardiovascular element of the class. All our Hot Power classes are chaturanga free to allow you to work on your alignment and focus on the integrity of flowing from one pose to the other safely. Our Hot Power class sequence changes every few months to ensure that the needs of both body and mind are met. Expect planks, sun salutations, warriors, hip openers and the option to include gentle arm balances. You may leave class feeling physically and mentally cleansed.
This class is great all-round class for all levels. It is great to try if you are used to a Hot 26 practice and want to experiment with different styles in the heat. It's also perfect if you're used to more flowing Vinyasa classes and want to try something with a little heat.
YogaVenue Hot Power classes are 75 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held in a heated room (temperature 35-37 °C). Some of these classes are with music and are identiﬁed on our schedule.
Hot HIIT Yoga (with music)
YogaVenue's new Hot HIIT Yoga class combines Yoga and high intensity interval training (HIIT) to create a unique class focusing on developing strength and stamina. Bringing together traditional asanas (poses) from Yoga with gym-style interval training, we will use a mixture of holding and pulsing movements to work on core and upper body strength, increase endurance and stamina, as well as promote ﬂexibility and coordination. Expect lunges, squats and planks! Heat is added to create a cardio level intensity to the class. This class is perfect for everyone regardless of ability or experience. Expect to work hard and have fun — and leave feeling energized!
If you are a regular gym or CrossFit trainer, then this class is perfect to help create balance and add some ﬂexibility training to the mix. If you practise Yoga and are struggling with developing core strength this is also a great option for you. Different options will be provided to allow you to work at the level that’s right for you.
Hot HIIT classes are 60 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held in a heated room (temperature 34-35 °C). Music is played in these classes.
Lunch Time Flow
Our Lunch Time Flow are a gentle all level flowing Yoga class. There is focus on developing awareness and strength in the key muscle groups we use in our Yoga practise - the legs, glutes, abdominal core area, and upper arms. The aim is to improve posture, develop core strength and improves stamina and ﬂexibility, making this a class for everyone. Different options will be provided to allow you to work at the level that’s right for you no matter what your experience or history. It’s perfect if you are new to Yoga and want to build a solid foundation to allow you to work towards a stronger practice, if you want to develop your general body awareness and strength, or if you have a regular practice and want to spend some time working on the building blocks. Expect a mixture of static and flowing movements, props are used when required.
Lunch Time Flow classes are 75 minutes long. All ability levels welcome. Classes are held at room temperature. Music is played in these classes.
Hot 26 Yoga Conditioning Class
The Hot 26 conditioning class is aimed at Yogis that regularly attend the Hot 26 class who want a little something extra to help with opening the spine and the hips. These two parts of the body are connected and are places where we tend to get resistance and tightness. In this class, after the warm up, we will practise exercises and asanas that will focus on opening the hips and the spine. Expect lunges, barre work and gentle backbends. This class can be done on its own or tagged on to a Hot 26 class before or after.
This class is suitable for anyone, but more beneficial if you practise the Hot 26.
This class is either 60mins or 75min (please check the schedule). This class will be warm. This class is not done to music.