Former Bristol IT worker opens state-of-the-art hot yoga studio

Ed Wood

Ed Wood

A former commercial IT worker-turned-yoga-teacher has opened a super hi-tech, purpose-built hot yoga studio powered by 100% sustainable energy in Bristol.

Called Yogafurie, the business is the brainchild of Ed Wood and has the most advanced heating and air filtration system on the market, as well as only using eco-friendly energy sources.

Ed, who worked in IT for 22 years, trained in traditional yoga techniques and originally set up a portable hot yoga practice in 2011 operating mostly around the Gloucester Road area of Bristol.

However, due to sustained growth in demand for class places, he has now had the opportunity to bring both his love of hot yoga and technology together in the new custom-made studio in Ashley Down.

The studio has the only system especially created for hot yoga studios installed as well as under floor heating and is believed to be the facility of its kind West of the London commuter belt.

The reported health benefits of hot yoga are numerous and have famously seen the likes of tennis superstar Andy Murray take it up as well as celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna.

Ed said: “It’s been an amazing journey – I certainly didn’t expect the class sizes to grow at the rate they did and we had waiting lists fairly soon for most of our hot yoga sessions.

“I wanted to create a safe yet dynamic practice rooted in the deep traditions of yoga, but also grounded in the norms and expectations of a modern, progressive society.”