We’re delighted to be the first hot yoga studio in Southampton that has opened in the city centre. We’re based in the Arena Business Centre, Threefield Road, and provide yoga classes in rooms up to 30°C.
Our studio will officially be opened by the Sherriff Consulate Barnes-Andrews from Southampton City Council on Monday 16th April at 10.30am. Everyone is welcome to join us for a toast 🥂when we cut the ribbon. We will also have some Vegan cupcakes and Kirtan.
The studio has two practice rooms, which can hold up to 40 people, a changing area and an office is already open for classes.
Hot yoga sessions will take place in temperatures between 25°C and 30°C and warm yoga sessions will take place in temperatures between 20°C and 23°C. Both will be a style of yoga called Vinyasa, which is more commonly called ‘flow’ yoga, because the poses move fluidly from one to the other. The dynamic movements are coupled with breathing rhythms to allow the mind to focus and the stretches to go deeper.
The studio will also run Yin Yoga classes, which take place at room temperature and are slower in pace compared to Vinyasa. Poses are held for longer and mainly work the lower body.
There are many health benefits from practicing hot yoga from sweating out the toxins in your body to improving flexibility, strength and stamina.
Benedita, who has been a yoga instructor for four years, says that bringing these benefits to more people across Southampton was her motivation to open the studio.
We have run hot yoga sessions in the city for some time but have only been able to accommodate a small number of people or put them on at certain times of the day.
Hot yoga can be so beneficial for the body and mind. Not only are you working your body and improving your strength and mobility but you are also exercising your mind.
It has been frustrating that there are limited opportunities to practice hot yoga in Southampton but we hope the new studio will enable and encourage more people to take it up.
To see the studio open is really a dream come true and we’ve been thrilled with the response. We are so happy to be able to bring this very special activity to the people of Southampton, in a custom-made, dedicated space. It’s amazing to finally be open.
The studio will also run men’s hot yoga, which will be tailored to the areas of the body that typically men have tightness in; shoulders, hips and hamstrings.
“Of course, men are more than welcome to come to all our sessions but we have found in the past that men will come to one or two sessions and not continue,” Benedita explained. “We wanted to provide a session that will focus on the tightness that typically men feel in the shoulders, hips and hamstrings, in the hope that it will encourage more men to take up yoga.”