After one of the most stressful period of all our lives we need to find ways to look after ourselves and take time to de-stress and focus on the things that really matter.

One of the ways to achieve that is through yoga. It offers physical and mental health benefits for all ages. In fact here are just five, although there are many more health benefits from Yoga.

  • Yoga improves strength, balance and flexibility
  • Yoga benefits heart health
  • Yoga helps you manage stress
  • Yoga promotes better self-care
  • Yoga can mean more energy and better moods

Now, THE STUDIO has just opened, one of Cardiff’s most luxurious yoga spot, housed within a 13,000 sq.ft training facility just a short stroll from Callaghan Square and the city centre.

One of the best kept secrets on the Cardiff fitness scene, The Studio is a boutique gym tucked away in a converted warehouse in the Cardiff Bay Business Park, a hub of regeneration in the city. Home to members from all walks of life who join for a sense of community, expert coaching, and a bit of luxury in their day.

The Studio

The Studio’s founder and director, Owen Edwards told us…..

“Opening a yoga studio within our space was a natural step. Yoga has so many physical and mental benefits that people desperately need in this new world of hybrid working. You can’t sit yourself down on a sofa with a laptop for 8 hours a day and walk away without any muscular or postural imbalances. Without a good regime of exercise and stretching, we’ll soon have a population of 30 or 40 somethings with major back problems.”

The yoga studio was built from scratch by Owen, a former furniture designer, and includes space for 20 people. The new yoga classes run daily, adding to a full schedule of small group sessions at The Studio including Lift, focused on barbell strength training, Sweat, for intense conditioning, as well as private 1:1 personal training.

Owen was quick to make other adjustments to The Studio after shutting its doors for almost 18 months during the pandemic. 

“Coming out of lockdown, almost all our members started working from home a few days a week, and they needed somewhere to go to break up the workday. We converted a 1,500sq ft portion of The Studio into a lounge and co-working space, so they can train, shower, grab a coffee and take Zoom meetings from one place. It’s now as much a social hub and member’s club as it is a gym.”

To find out more about The Studio or to book a class go HERE.

The Studio offers a daily schedule of small group classes – including the newly launched yoga classes – 1:1 PT sessions, an open gym floor, members’ lounge and co-working space, and luxury changing facilities. The Studio founder, Owen Edwards, was born in Cardiff, and qualified as a personal trainer in London and New York and has over 15 years’ experience behind him.