Hot Vinyasa Yoga (All Levels)

This class is taught by:

Rachel Dobkin

Rachel formally began her yoga studies in 2008 and completed her 250-hour Teaching Training at Dhyana Yoga. She practices Ashtanga yoga and currently studies with David Garrigues at the Ashtanga Yoga School of Philadelphia. She's also studied Vinyasa yoga with Alex Holmes and John Vitarelli and alignment-based yoga with Gina Stickney-Weddle.

Rachel believes yoga can be beneficial for everyone, especially those who are suffering. She found relief from depression, anxiety and lower back pain, and is devoted to helping others heal. She takes a personalized approach to each student, and is enthusiastic about working with those who have physical limitations. Rachel’s alignment-based Vinyasa flow classes are challenging yet supportive, with options for both beginners and advanced practitioners.


Megan Provost

Megan began her journey with yoga like many for fitness,but quickly realized the deeper transformation at work in the practice. In the hope of sharing this transformation with others, Megan started her journey as an instructor, completing Yoga Tree's teacher training certification in San Francisco. 
Megan's core focus on and off the mat is mindfulness and meditation. Drawing from Hindu and Buddhist teachings, Megan aspires to create a space for her students to connect to their practice on a deeper level, offering the invitation to look inwards and find a new level of openness to fully receive the benefit a yoga practice offers.

Brittany Policastro

  Known as a Stevie Wonder-loving, truth-speaking, change-agent who bagged law school to pursue a creative thirst that lead to teaching yoga full time; Brittany challenges her students to be brave, wake up and live their purpose. She has been teaching soul-stirring yoga classes for the past 12 years and is the founder and director of Beyond Asana, an online platform for those looking to use their practice to transform their lives.         

Her technique is influenced by her 300 hours of training in Anusara, practice in Vinyasa, Kundalini, Restorative Yoga, and Osho Dynamic Meditation, work with Off the Mat Into the World, study of the Chakra system, a year of intense self exploration with her shamanic healer, extensive travel, and deep study in India.


Brittany writes for the Huffington Post and her own blog- The Breakthrough Blog. Brittany loves dancing, food prepared with love, reading every night and is currently working on her first book.

Jillian Bussey

Jillian began practicing yoga in 2001 to heal her body from years of running. She began a consistent practice and was amazed by the remarkable transformations occurring in her body, and especially the shifts in her mind. In 2012, she completed an Anusara-inspired 200-hour training in Bryn Mawr, PA. The philosophy of uniting Attitude (heart), Alignment (mind) + Action (body) deeply resonates with Jillian to this day. She is continuing her studies towards a 500-hour certification in The Advanced Training at Three Queens Yoga. Jillian encourages a lighthearted yet thoughtful space and leads unique vinyasa sequences aimed to challenge + restore the body + mind.

Lauren Freid

Lauren discovered Yoga in 2014 when she first stepped onto a mat right here at Priya Hot Yoga. She quickly fell in love, and before she knew it she was practicing every day. In 2017, she completed her 200 RYT at Maui Yoga and Dance Shala under the instruction of Nadia Toraman, Karin Kuhn, and Nicki Doane. Lauren is currently a Rheumatology Fellow at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she treats patients with autoimmune diseases and musculoskeletal disorders. By emphasizing proper alignment and utilization of props, Lauren hopes to encourage a practice that is simultaneously challenging and therapeutic for the mind and body. In Philadelphia, she has continued her alignment-based training with Joan White at the Iyengar School of Philadelphia, and she frequently attends workshops to deepen her own practice and her teaching. Lauren eagerly awaits her return to Maui in 2018 where she plans to study more under her mentors at Maui Yoga Shala, but until then she “lives aloha” here in the City of Brotherly Love, and tries to impart a little “aloha spirit” on all those who join her for practice.

Laura Booth

I first found yoga going through some digestive health and stress issues, i found help from a naturopath who quickly recognised my lifestyle choices were not helping my overall well being. I began practicing yoga in 2012 and fell in love with Vinyasa and Yin yoga simply as a way to disconnect from the outside world and focus solely on me. I find the connection between breath and movement through a strong flow class so empowering. I wanted to share this and take it further deepening my own practice and completing my 200hr yttc at Sampoorna Goa.
My classes are designed for all levels and offer a dynamic challenging power flow that leaves you floating out of class.

Erika Lundy

Erika is a E-RYT 200 yoga teacher with over 350 hours in training. While living in Colorado in 2011, Erika developed her love for yoga, where she found it was the perfect balance to her active lifestyle. Erika looks to help others find the strength, flexibility and happiness that yoga gives to her. She also hopes students will use yoga as a vehicle to have fun, reduce stress and develop a healthy lifestyle on and off the mat. Erika's classes incorporate an eclectic playlist and creative vinyasa sequences that build heat, balance and strength. Erika completed her 200 hour training at Yoga Vida in New York City and studies under renowned yoga teacher, Kat Fowler.
Hot Vinyasa Yoga (All Levels) is a physically challenging, strength-building, heated Vinyasa Yoga class. Expert instructors will guide students through a unique sequence of yoga poses linked together by breath. Appropriate for those looking to cultivate cardio-vascular endurance and flexibility, clear the mind, and invigorate the body in a non-threatening environment. Be prepared to sweat!

Upcoming classes:

  • Sun Jan 20 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Rachel Dobkin
  • Mon Jan 21 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Provost
  • Mon Jan 21 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Brittany Policastro
  • Wed Jan 23 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Provost
  • Wed Jan 23 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Jillian Bussey
  • Thu Jan 24 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Lauren Freid
  • Thu Jan 24 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Brittany Policastro
  • Fri Jan 25 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jillian Bussey
  • Fri Jan 25 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Lauren Freid
  • Sat Jan 26 10:45 am - 12:00 pm with Laura Booth
  • Sun Jan 27 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm with Rachel Dobkin
  • Mon Jan 28 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Provost
  • Mon Jan 28 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Brittany Policastro
  • Wed Jan 30 9:30 am - 10:30 am with Megan Provost
  • Wed Jan 30 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm with Erika Lundy
  • Thu Jan 31 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm with Erika Lundy
  • Thu Jan 31 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm with Brittany Policastro
  • Fri Feb 01 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Jillian Bussey