Lynne Duncan Yoga Instructor

Lynne Duncan

Studio Founder

I was a professional dancer/singer/actor and worked in musical theatre for twelve years.

During my career, injuries were inevitable and reoccurring. I spent some time in physio, like most dancers. Fortunately, I was recommended to try hot yoga and immediately, I felt the effect on my body.

In 2012 I returned home and quickly realised hot yoga classes in Edinburgh were extremely limited, and I wanted to share this specialised yoga with the city. I was very proud to open one of the first hot yoga studios in Edinburgh in 2013 and can honestly say it’s the best decision I have ever made. I get my own practice in, plus I get to share this beautiful practice with others. Watching them improve, grow, and change fills my heart.

My intention was to create a space that felt safe for others to come along and be themselves.

Each teacher is specially chosen for their unique style and amazing ability to connect with others.

I believe that you can cure/improve/change your body/self/life through the tools of yoga. There is no easy, quick fix in life. We must earn our success and therefore be proud of our achievements.

Become a yogi and enhance your life.

Janine Kemp

I have been practising a variety of Yoga since 2008 whilst working in both the fitness and healthcare industries. My practice has helped me grow stronger both on and off the mat. Yoga inspires me to be the best person I can be. I got into Hot Yoga in 2013 after having surgery and loved everything about it. I have since had the opportunity to train in the UK and Spain with some wonderful teachers, including Lynne Duncan at Yoga’s Got Hot and Javier Castro at the Yogashala Institute. I am qualified with a Level 3 Yoga Teacher Diploma and recently attained my 200-Hour Hath-Vinyasa Yoga Teacher qualification, and I intend to complete my 500-Hour Hatha Vinyasa and Therapeutic Yoga within the next twelve months.

I have been teaching at Yoga’s Got Hot since November 2014 and as I learn and grow, so too does my teaching content. My aim in every class is to allow students to explore and discover their bodies and minds in a safe space. My teaching style is fun with playfulness and a strong sense of alignment designed to let you discover your own inner Yogi.


Bex Hunt

I completed my 500RYT qualification in Vinyasa Yoga with Jason Crandell and I have gone on to train in Restorative Yoga as well. I was first introduced to Yoga during my professional dance training, as a complimentary form of exercise to enhance my strength and flexibility. I continued to practice yoga for its physical benefits for several years before taking a two-year break from dancing professionally. However, it wasn’t long into the break before I remembered that I loved the feeling of being connected to my body through movement, so while still needing a rest from the competitive and gruelling dance world, I went back to Yoga. This time I began to open up to the mental health benefits of Yoga, as well as the physical benefits. Through Yoga, I have learnt to be compassionate towards myself, understanding how important it is to have a space to find self-acceptance and to let go of goal seeking.

Eilidh Swan

Hi there! My name is Eilidh Swan, and I am a yoga teacher from Edinburgh, Scotland. Fully qualified and practitioner of 10 years. My practice background is in Ashtanga, which I use to inspire my classes under the Vinyasa Flow method. I teach students from foundation level to intermediate and power, treating each class with the same energy and compassion.

I am very much a people person and am told I have contagious energy which I love to share. I love to chat, whether about yoga or life and make time to listen. Mental health and well-being are at the heart of what I do.

I believe in respecting the tradition of yoga and where it came from whilst making it accessible for everyone. Yoga is a journey to the self, through the self, for the self. I utilise Asana(postures), Pranayama (breath) and meditation in my classes, always ensuring that every student can take what they need. Power can be found in movement and stillness equally.

I strive for us to practice with passion whilst using a lighthearted, joyful approach. Whether you are healing your mind or pushing your body, I am here to hold space. I want everyone to feel safe, encouraged and proud of what they have achieved, physically or mentally, without judgment/comparison of our perceived abilities.

With a young family and doggies at home, my mantra is to show up for myself so that I can show up for others. Whether that be in my personal life or in class.


Faye Denwood

I have been practicing yoga for over 12 years, initially being drawn to and enjoying the movement practice. As it took up more of my own life, I eventually did a teacher training in 2018 and have been teaching ever since. Throughout this time I’ve gradually specialised to work primarily in women’s health and with chronic pain, studying with some of the leading teachers in the UK and Europe today, teaching individual and group classes and holding regular women’s circles. I believe we can all benefit from a little yoga in our lives, and during pregnancy is such a wonderful time to practice. Yoga provides us with great connection, and the community aspect is really important to me.

Ania Gruszczyńska

Having a background in contemporary dance, I have always been attracted to various forms of movement. I dabbled in different styles of yoga in studios and online and with time came to realise that yoga was my favourite form of exercise and self-care—something I could never get enough of! I appreciate the practice for being an opportunity to switch off thinking and striving to achieve (something that’s an inherent part of my 9-5 as an academic researcher) and take a moment to breathe and remember that change takes time. I’m a qualified vinyasa and yin teacher who loves surprising her students with creative transitions and introducing them to new poses. My classes are challenging, yet inclusive, as I aim to create a space where you can feel supported as you explore the limits of your practice and take small steps outside of your comfort zone. My teaching emphasises breath as integral in yoga and invites students to appreciate the tradition and science behind how we breathe in our practice and off the mat. In our sessions, you'll often hear me remind you to focus on the functional aspects of asanas (where do you feel it?) and forget about the aesthetics (does it look pretty?). I’m also a fan of the outdoors and a dog lover, so please make sure to say hello if you see me outside the studio hiking up Arthur’s Seat with my pup, Shiver.


Emily James

I started practicing yoga at the age of 18 while at university, mainly Forrest, Hatha and Vinyasa flow styles. The relief from stress and anxiety was powerful as well as the chance to address and release underlying emotions and bring habitual thought patterns to the surface. My teacher at the time taught that yoga is ‘non-competitive’, it involves working with our own minds and goals instead. This was liberating for me and I try to transmit this through my teaching.

I wrote my master’s dissertation on ‘’yoga practice as an embodied skill’’, and intrigued by the philosophies and therapeutic aspects of yoga through this research, I took my 200 hours teacher training in May 2018. I have been teaching in Edinburgh studios and spaces since then.

I trained with and assisted Lisa Sanfilippo on her Yoga for Sleep Recovery™ teacher training course and run workshops and courses around the U.K. on yoga for sleep. I am currently studying a 22 month yoga therapy diploma with Yogacampus to bring these therapeutic aspects of yoga into classes and 1-1’s.

My classes focus on working with your individual rhythms and goals in an inclusive environment. I teach a mixture of Vinyasaflow and restorative yoga classes, and these combine in the Yin Yang class at Yoga’s Got Hot.

Sarah Haddath

I have been a professional singer for the last 7 years.

Maintaining my health and fitness has been a key component to securing jobs and maintaining stamina on long contracts, as well as being a place to let off a little steam.

I have been practising yoga since 2014. Both yoga and singing ask us to deconstruct patterns in our bodies that have occurred due to our genetics, our lifestyle, and our environment. Delving into these patterns is an incredibly empowering and freeing tool from which everyone can benefit.

I am really excited to make you smile and sweat your way through the Classic Sequence!

See you on the mat!


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