About Us

Powerful Vehicle for Change!

Most of us nowadays live very demanding lives. All the running around, the deadlines to meet and the social and family life to fulfil, all takes its toll on the body and mind………….Do you feel that your mind is always going at 1000 miles an hour?…….Do you feel that after a long day at work, your neck, shoulders and back are sore?  These are signs of stress built up in the body that needs to be released to avoid any further ailments.  We can help you let go of all these heavyweights, realign, reset, regain energy and re-focus to face tomorrow at your best.

In Balance Hot Yoga has been created by myself, Benedita, and my partner Ian, to offer the people of Southampton a challenging and powerful yoga style that speaks to the heart.

At In Balance Hot Yoga we offer a range of hot yoga classes and workshops, at our studio in the heart of Southampton.  The hot yoga classes are heated up, between 25C – 30C, and the warm classes between 20-23C. This heat enables our bodies to detox, to enhance flexibility more quickly, also allowing us to go deeper into postures. The heat also prevents the risk of injury and at the same time, it helps recovery from injury too.

Why are we different?

We’re not about gimmicks or fads, just good yoga that leaves you feeling reset, aligned in your body, as well as clear and calm in your mind.

Our classes are based on Vinyasa, which means we flow through the poses synchronizing each movement with the breath, making the classes dynamic and helping to build strength and stamina.

Ujjayi breath is a key focus in our classes, it provides 700% more oxygen to the body and it triggers the parasympathetic nervous system for total physiological relaxation.

Why Hot Yoga?

It makes you feel good or actually very good.

There’s also the psychological effect that heat has in our mind and body. Imagine how you feel when you are out and about on a cold day and then enter a warm and cosy room. I bet immediately you do aaaaaaahhhhhhh......

Doing yoga in a room heated up between 25c - 30c, makes you feel good, helps you go deeper, prevents injuries, helps recover from injuries and makes you sweat, getting rid of toxins and detoxing your body.

What can we help you with?

In today’s ‘always on’, always busy world, most of us don’t take much time out. At In Balance Hot Yoga – we can offer you some space to just be you.  Our yoga can help to quieten your mind, restoring some equilibrium to your day and can help you to reset and realign both physically and mentally.

If you want to explore specific aspects of our yoga – our workshops can help – these are one-off sessions to focus on certain areas of your body, yoga practice and level. We also run regular programmes designed to create change, whilst improving your overall health and well being.

No mirrors. No biases.
No expectations. No competition.

Pure intense yoga practice that gets you out of your head and into your body.

About Us

Benedita and Ian have years of experience teaching yoga in London. They have now created the first hot yoga studio in Southampton, which offers a safe haven from our busy lives where you can step away from every day, recharge and then carry on with the rest of your day with a spring in your step.


Benedita Sousa

When Bene first went to a yoga class at Hot Power Yoga in London, she was immediately hooked. After so many years trying different things to match her high energy personality, from dancing to volleyball, only this dynamic vinyasa style of yoga gave her all that she needed.

Bene's journey started in 2011 when yoga helped her get through depression, to love herself and her body. It also helped Bene to gain the confidence needed to succeed professionally. Since her teacher training, she shares her love of yoga and inspires people to take on this life practice.

Whilst at the top of Bene's career as a Hotel General Manager in Southampton, she left the corporate world behind and decided to follow her dream of touching other souls in ways that only oneself can understand.

Now she's launched the 1st Hot Yoga Classes Studio in Southampton!


Ian Boylin

After thinking that Yoga was all about hugging the trees, Ian completely changed his understanding of yoga when his girlfriend convinced him to give it a go and join her in one class.

He was surprised to discover he really enjoyed it and found it very beneficial to complement his gym workouts, climbing and motorbike passion.

Ian became a teacher so that he can inspire other guys to take on Yoga for its fitness benefits but also because we all need, at times, to quieten the mind. On a mat and in a hot room is the perfect place!


"Working with Bene and Ian and In Balance Hot Yoga has meant that I am finally improving and practising yoga regularly after years of practising infrequently. Good teachers like them will help you work with the level you're at and encourage you to keep going. "

— Lucy
Feb 18

" I feel I have found somewhere where I can practice regularly where there is a sense of community and I am constantly challenged and supported by them within my practice. I have definitely rediscovered my love for yoga and I will never look back"

— Hayley
Feb 18

"With all the emotions and stress that comes with my job, in balance hot yoga helps me relax my brain as well as my body"

— Natalie
Feb 18