Our Instructors

Carla Maree

Hi there!

I’m Carla, founder of Happy Hot Yoga. I’m so grateful you’re here and if you’re not already, I invite you to join our community!

A few years back I became so passionate about how yoga helped me change my life, that I wanted to share it with as many people in my local community as I could. Hence, Happy Hot Yoga was born.

From humble beginnings, we now have a team of teachers offering a range of class types, so you are guaranteed to find one that’ll suits your needs. If it’s my class you join, it’ll be fun, dynamic and challenge you from start to savasana. You can expect me to guide you through a practice which leaves you feeling physically aligned, alive, emotionally empowered and mentally inspired.

Which ever class or teacher you visit at Happy Hot Yoga, I hope from the bottom of my heart that you experience what you need. Be that a place to relax, a place to laugh or a place to make friends and feel part of a community.

We are so much more than just a yoga studio we are a yoga family. I look forward to meeting and welcoming you soon.

xx Carla

Tamazin Fisher

Passionate and enthusiastic about Yoga, Tamazin’s 
background is in Yin and Vinyasa. Tamazin brings her modern and calming
practice to the Happy hot yoga family with her soothing flows.

Zona Gabriel

Zona came to Yoga in her late 40’s and can’t believe she didn’t start sooner! She loves the impact that Yoga has had on her health and happiness as well as the sense of community found. She wants to share this through her Yin classes.



One of the first Bikram yoga students in Australia, Nikki has been practising Hot Yoga for over 22 years. A true devotee of the hot room, she fell in love with the practice when she saw how it was capable of transforming not just peoples bodies but also their lives.

Nikki is passionate about the core values of the Hot26 sequence and her goal is always to try to bring her students a deeper understanding of the postures and the reason we do them. After all, it is SOOO much more than just how it looks in the mirror. 


 Malcum Marolia


I first walked into a yoga school in India about 20 years ago. Years of messing about with horses, motorcycles and martial arts had left me with a repeatedly dislocating shoulder, a tender back and damaged knees. I thought I’d try yoga as I did not want to be using a cane by the time I was 50. I have been teaching for about 18 years now and am still learning every single day. My inspiration lies not in celebrity instructors or bendy Gurus, but in those students that struggle with work and family, and yet manage to find a few hours a week to breathe and move better.

The way I teach Yoga is the way I approach it. With the belief that one should practice Yoga, not to become better at Yoga, but to become better at everything else.