Meet our Instructors
Carolan, Studio Owner
Inspired by the inner journey of my students, I am devoted to creating a nurturing, loving and joyful environment so each student can fulfill their potential.
I'm from El Salvador and am fluent in three languages. I went to teacher training in 2013 after seeing the impact this yoga had on my life. Now I combine my love for this yoga with my languages and travel around the world to teach.
Teacher training in 2011 was one of my most life-changing experiences. I love this yoga and what it continues to do for me and others. My favorite thing about teaching is seeing students change from the inside out and realizing what their bodies and minds can do!
I first tried Bikram Yoga for the challenge, but continued because it healed me inside and out. I’m honored to share this powerful practice with you and look forward to seeing you on the mat. In my spare time, I bartend, travel, and do crosswords–sometimes all at the same time!
I became a Bikram instructor in the spring of 2011 and taught in Los Angeles. Outside the hot room, I love traveling, tacos and surfing (I'm learning). I have a masters degree in Public Health.
I graduated Teacher Training in Spring 2010 and began teaching in Las Vegas, surrounded by showgirls, actors and other glittery teachers and students. I moved to the DC area in 2011 and am thrilled to be a part of the culture of this wonderful town. When not in the hot room, I enjoy spending time with my husband and wacky muppet dog, trying new restaurants, traveling, art, and a good book.
I have been practicing yoga since 2007 and I went to teacher training in 2011. I enjoy spending time with my husband and dogs. When not doing yoga, I like to snowboard, sail and camp.
I enjoy sharing my knowledge with students and am inspired by yoga and the movement arts. I became certified to teach Bikram Yoga in 2002 and am trained in martial arts, vipassana meditation and thai yoga massage. I am also trained in culinary arts.
I became a teacher in June 2005. I work as an actor and will shamelessly promote any show I am in. I like coffee, naps, NY Times crossword puzzles and Teaism. I also like it when students bring jokes to the front desk (keep it relatively clean, folks).
Curiosity and a longing to help people led me to the Bikram teacher training. I am most delighted to assist each student on their yogic journey, and I look forward to seeing you at the studio.
Gail, Studio Manager and Karma Yogi Coordinator
I am a farmer, yogi and social justice activist. The Hot Spot Dupont community is such an important part of my life and I am honored to be part of it. I am grateful to all of the teachers who give the gift of guiding us through a moving meditation. I am grateful to each and every student who shares their energy every day.
Jessica, Yoga In The Park Coordinator
I enjoy being a part of the Karma Yogi program at Hot Spot Dupont. I am thankful for the wonderful, positive community. This inspiring practice has made a significant impact on my life and has helped me to maintain balance despite a demanding career in finance. I hope to see you at the studio!