Yoga360 with Simon Hoten (pronounced Yoga three sixty) creates yoga practices, classes, workshops and retreats. As the number 360 reflects the number of degrees in a full or whole circle, Yoga360 reflects a focus on the whole person.
Founder: Simon Hoten
I have been practising & studying yoga since 2003 and teaching since 2010. As a yoga teacher I am British Wheel of Yoga accredited. I am also a qualified meditation teacher and certified iRest™ Teacher (iRest yoga nidra / Guided meditation)
I started my personal meditation practise with a 10 day silent Vipassana meditation retreat in New Zealand in March 2003. Following this revelatory experience, I went to my first yoga class a few days later, with the primary intention of improving my flexibility so that I could sit more comfortably during meditation. However at my very first class I became intrigued about the physical yoga practise as well as meditation and this soon developed into the passion that it is today.
My teaching style is one of emphasis on the breath, healthy alignment, flow of movement, building strength & flexibility, whilst also giving an opportunity for deep relaxation. I aim for all my classes to be open and friendly whilst also being focused. I am very keen in sharing the benefits of private / one on one teaching, having personally seen the depth in my own practise develop following such a setting.
As a yoga teacher I come with 25 years of experience of a fast-paced, city working-life and all the pressures, expectations and challenges that this lifestyle brings. I have seen the positives that yoga can bring first hand including supporting improved focus and energy as well as helping alleviate symptoms of stress and supporting improved sleep patterns particularly after long periods of travelling. With a regular asana practise, I have also significantly benefited from improved posture, flexibility and movement in my body where there were restrictions, particularly following the effects of a severe femur fracture in my 20's and subsequent 12 month recovery period in hospital.
Yoga is more of a journey than a destination, a pathway of continued growth and learning. I take great joy in sharing my knowledge and experiences with my students and I am extremely grateful to those who have shared theirs with me, particularly Donna Farhi, James Reeves, Jane Kersel, Kate Ellis, Anna Ashby, Carlos Pomeda, Swami Saradananda, Bridget Woods Kramer & Chris Swain.
Yoga360 with Simon Hoten Yoga & Meditation videos
Yoga / Meditation Training
Practitioner since 2003
2003 10 day vipassana silent meditation course
2010 - Teacher Training Diploma with Triyoga - accredited by (BWY) British Wheel of Yoga
2013 - Restorative Yoga Teacher Training with Anna Ashby
2013 - Yoga as Medicine immersion with Dr Timothy McCall
2014 - The Art of Teaching one-to-one Teacher Training with Kate Ellis
2014 - Anusara immersion program with Bridget Woods Kramer
2015 - Advanced Yoga Studies Certificate with Donna Farhi
2016 - Meditation Teacher Training with Swami Saradananda
2017 - Pranayama / Science of Breath Teachers intensive with Richard Rosen
2018 - iRest™ Meditation Teacher Training Certificate
2015 - 2018 Assisting Donna Farhi during her 5 day intensive trainings in Istanbul, Cambridge and London
2018 Yoga for anxiety and depression immersion with Lisa Kaley-Isley
2020 - Registered with Yoga Alliance Professional as a Senior Yoga Teacher "SYT“
(confirming that I have completed over 4,000 hours of teaching Yoga)
2020/2021 - Yoga Therapist in training - currently attending the Minded Institute
Yoga Therapy Course