Wake Smith supports launch of yoga business in Sheffield

Wake Smith supports launch of yoga business in Sheffield

Wake Smith Solicitors has helped bring Europe’s largest yoga business to Sheffield.

The Hotpod Yoga franchise, brought to Sheffield by enthusiast Suzanne Williamson, focuses on the Vinyasa Flow style of yoga in a heated 37-degree pod complete with lights, music and fragrance, and is operating from Sheffield city centre.

Williamson has taken a 10-year lease on a prominent ground floor unit at The Tower on Furnival Square with the help of Sheffield’s Wake Smith Solicitors, and fitted out the premises for classes with her team of seven yoga teachers.

Williamson said: “My background is in hospitality and fitness, and I am looking forward to combining these worlds and welcoming everybody to Hotpod Yoga Sheffield.”

Explaining her interest in yoga, Williamson continued: “I needed help with rehabilitation after sustaining a back injury playing Roller Derby and stumbled upon Hotpod Yoga.”

“One class and I was intrigued, two classes and I was hooked. I felt super chilled after a session but was perplexed as to why Sheffield did not have a Hotpod yet. From then on, I set about making it a reality.”

“This is a supercharged approach to an ancient and powerful practice that takes yoga out of its niche and into the lives of people previously untouched by, or uninterested in, yoga. And here it is in Sheffield.”

Hotpod was started in 2013 and has become Europe’s largest yoga business with more than 100,000 people participating in a class at one of more than 50 locations in eight countries around the world.

Tom Weightman, associate in the commercial property team at Wake Smith, dealt with the details of the lease, and said: “This is a real revolution in yoga and Suzanne is looking to attract, and convert, Sheffielders to a new take on yoga. We wish her all the best in her new venture.”

Pictured: Tom Weightman and Suzanne Williamson
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