Hot Lotus wellbeing hub, a purpose-built hot yoga studio, is based in a renovated mill in Stockport, Greater Manchester and opened in September 2018. The studio very quickly flourished with students coming from the local area but also from as far afield as North Wales and Yorkshire.
The secret to Hot Lotus’ success? Apart from the unique classes Hot Yoga 26 (Bikram) and Inferno Hot Pilates (the only studio in the North-West to offer this), Hot Lotus features a stateof-the-art studio, with bespoke design…it really does have the wow factor and not what you expect to find in an old mill!
Of course, it’s not the fixtures and fittings that make a studio. Success lies in the warm welcome and the sense of community here. The team have made it their mission to create an environment which makes yoga and Pilates accessible to all, whether you have never taken a class before or you are looking to up your game. Young and old, male and female, all come to help improve their physical and mental wellbeing.
It hasn’t all been plain sailing. The past 18 months have been difficult, (as for so many small businesses), but Hot Lotus Hot Lotus / Lotus Lounge 2nd & 5th Floor, Pear Mill, Bredbury, Stockport, Greater Manchester hotlotus.co.uk has turned challenges into opportunity.
Live streaming replaced in-studio classes overnight during the first lockdown, which led to the launch of Hot Lotus Live in September 2020; a dedicated on-demand platform giving students the ultimate flexibility to take class at a time to suit them.
The studio reopened in May this year, with of course careful social distancing and limited class spaces, to give students more personal space to practice in and this has reduced capacity.
With more students keen to return, and new students desperate to join, the solution has been to expand into a second fabulous space within the mill – The Lotus Lounge. This second studio is open plan in design and has a laid-back vibe. It has provided a great opportunity to expand the schedule and offer more unheated classes (Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin and Restorative yoga) as well as providing the opportunity to add more of the popular exercise classes (mat-based Pilates, Barre Pilates and Sculpt). The Lotus Lounge also provides a permanent home for the much-loved dome which is the perfect place to enjoy more restorative practices and Yoga Nidra.
With the opening of The Lotus Lounge and the expansion to the schedule it’s a great time to discover what Hot Lotus has to offer. You can be guaranteed a warm welcome and a safe place to practice.