Anne Marie Gordon and Koreen Clements launched Hot Yoga Sheffield in 2014, after securing £10,000 of funding from Start Up Loans. Previously they worked as independent yoga instructors renting studio space in the city, but the funding allowed them to build their own studio suitable for hot yoga.
With the business building success, Hot Yoga Sheffield wanted to expand to a second premises. The business opened a second studio Sheffield and they provide an extra 20 classes a week – it now runs a total of 70 classes each week across the two premises.
As well as Hot Vinyasa, Hot Hatha, and Hot Yin classes, the studio offers massage treatments, yoga trapeze, private yoga classes and charity sessions.
Anne Marie Gordon, founder of Hot Yoga Sheffield, said:
“We were really keen to kick-start our business, but finding funding was more difficult than I thought. We knew from teaching yoga already that there was high demand in Sheffield for hot yoga classes and a better choice of classes overall. Fortunately, funding and mentoring from the Start Up Loans Company helped me to launch the business and build a new studio. Our classes have been so popular; we’ve now had to expand. Opening a second studio meant we could offer a wider variety of classes. Now it’s a case of helping more people across Sheffield transform their lives from chaos to calm.”