Caroline is the reason that YogaVenue exists. Her love of Yoga and desire to bring this to Oxford led to the creation of the studio. Caroline has been teaching Yoga since 2005 and has completed trainings in Bikram Yoga with Bikram Choudhury in Los Angeles and Vinyasa Yoga with the Laughing Lotus Yoga School in New York. Caroline is a senior Yoga Teacher registered with Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, and is the Co-Founder of YogaVenue and the Spiralling Crow Teacher Training School.
Caroline finds that Yoga enriches and energises her life, be it on the mat, teaching class, or out in the world in daily life. When Caroline is not at YogaVenue she can be found sprinting after a very fast toddler in the local park.
Caroline teaches Hot 26, Hot Power Flow Yoga, Hot HIIT Flow and Vinyasa Yoga.
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 HIIT Flow (with music)
YogaVenue's Hot HIIT Flow 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 Flow 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.
Hot 26 Hour (60mins)
This is a shorter version of our regular 90 min Hot 26 class. Still 26 postures just now in 60 mins instead! All levels welcome. This class is heated to 40 degrees. Music is not played in this class.
Hot Power Flow Yoga (with music)
The YogaVenue Hot Power Flow 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 Flow 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 Flow 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 Flow 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.