Huge hot yoga studio coming to Hull in £6m city centre development

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 9 Oct 2017

A hot yoga studio will open at the £6m development regenerating Kingston House in Hull city centre.

Construction has begun on the Lionheart Hot Yoga Hull studio at the K2 development on Bond Street. It is scheduled to open in early 2018.

The studio will offer Bikram Yoga, a form of yoga practiced in a room heated at more than 35 degrees Celsius, Yin yoga, a lower paced style, and sports yoga.

The 330msq facility will include a dedicated hot yoga studio, capable of reaching 40C with 40 per cent relative humidity.

It will also include a two treatment rooms, alongside an on-site shower and changing facilities and a refreshment area offering a range of organic food and drink.

Brian Freestone and Mark Butters, from Tradepark Ltd, along with David Cartwright and Michelle Shenton, from Lionheart Hot Yoga Hull

The studio is one of only a handful in the North of England, including one in Princes Avenue, and will also run hot Pilates classes.

Michelle Shenton, Bikram Yoga teacher and founder of Lionheart, said: “There’s a thriving yoga community in Hull, but until now, hot yoga practitioners have had to travel to Leeds or Manchester to find a dedicated studio.

"With Lionheart, we are creating one of the country’s finest destination hot yoga centres in Hull, and aim to attract yoga practitioners from across the country.

“It’s great to be part of K2 and we’re delighted that Tradepark shares our vision. The building is fantastic, offering stunning 360° views over the city, in a tranquil, welcoming space that’s perfect for yoga practice.

“Hot yoga delivers so many benefits to both physical and mental wellbeing – and there are yoga classes suitable for people of all ages, abilities and fitness levels. Whether you’re suffering from injuries, loss of mobility, insomnia or stress from work, hot yoga can help.”

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The K2 development by Beverley-based TradePark is due for completion in November 2017, with construction currently taking place.

An agreement was made for a 100-bed easyHotel at the site, and prospective tenants also include MLS, Target International, The Shaw Trust and Hull City Council.

Mark Butters, director at Tradepark, said: “K2 is a new concept for Hull, and we want it to be a central hub for business and leisure in a thriving, modern city. Attracting the region’s first hot yoga studio is a fantastic coup – it’s exactly the kind of business we want to bring to K2.

Brian Freestone from K2 and Michelle Shenton of Lionheart Hot Yoga

“Leisure and fitness are an important part of the development and, in addition to the yoga studio, we have plans for a fully-equipped gym and a dedicated workout studio.

“Going forward, we hope to provide dedicated space on the rooftop terrace for al-fresco fitness classes and bootcamps – perfect for the busy working crowd.”

The development will have 14 luxury apartments and will also house retail and leisure spaces, with plans to include a restaurant, gym, bar and a café with rooftop terrace.

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