About Us

Hot Lotus is a dedicated Hot Yoga and Pilates studio based in Stockport offering a range of heated and unheated classes to the local community. With classes suitable for beginners to more advanced the studio offers “Real Yoga and Pilates for real people”.

Hot Lotus Wellbeing Hub is purpose-built studio featuring state-of-the-art heating equipment, sound and lighting as well as well-appointed public areas, toilets, changing rooms and showers.

Situated within Pear Mill, a Grade II listed Mill, which is a vibrant and bustling location complete with vintage emporium and fabulous tea rooms. It has excellent transportation links, being less than 5 minutes from the M60 and has the advantage of ample free and secure parking on site as well as good public transport links.

The studio opened in September 2018 and very quickly flourished via word of mouth with many students coming from the local area and all over the Greater Manchester area but also from as far afield as north Wales and Yorkshire.

The secret to Hot Lotus’ success? Apart from the unique classes Hot Yoga 26 (Bikram) and Inferno Hot Pilates (only studio in the North West to offer this) the state-of-the-art studio, with its bespoke design, it really does have the WOW factor and not what you expect to find in an old mill!

Of course, it’s not the fixtures and fittings that make a studio, success lies in the warm welcome and the sense of community. Heidi and the team have made it their mission to create an environment which makes Yoga and Pilates accessible to all, whether you have never taken a class before or whether you are looking to up your game. Young and old, male and female, all come to help improve their physical and mental wellbeing.

The teaching team has a wealth of knowledge and are all experts in their field. Able to guide even the most inexperienced student through practice as well as ensuring that those with more experience who want to push themselves to the next level can achieve their goals.

It hasn’t all been plain sailing. The impact of Covid-19 has been challenging, (as for so many small businesses), but Hot Lotus has turned challenges into opportunity. Live streaming replaced in-studio classes overnight during the first lockdown.

The studio reopened in May 2021, and since then we have welcomed back many students keen to get back to their practice as well as new students and our community is rebuilding.

Our studio continues to provide a haven – often referred to by students as their happy place – where they come take class, meet friends and like minded people and switch off from the day to day stresses of life. Feeling fitter, stronger and more flexible with less stress is an added bonus!