Mimi Ghandour, founder of online yoga platform and lifestyle brand Mimi Yoga, has announced the opening of Mimi Yoga Studio, her first brick and mortar hot yoga studio. Located in the heart of Wynwood, Mimi Yoga Studio is scheduled to open on Monday, October 31.
Unveiling a safe, welcoming space that celebrates community, kindness, authenticity, inclusivity, and a sense of lightness is Ghandour’s longtime dream brought to life. “I am honored to have cultivated a global community that allows like-minded people to connect with one another from around the world,” she says. “I wanted to create a physical space that will serve as a home for this community and for anyone seeking true connection, both on and off the mat.”
When entering Mimi Yoga Studio, guests are embraced by an oversized, white oak archway, a design theme that carries throughout the studio. Behind the frosted glass doors leading to the practice room, an immediate sense of serenity washes over. Before even stepping onto their mat, aquamarine travertine floors and ombre, ocean blue walls lull yogis into a sea of tranquility, allowing them to ‘go deep’ – deep into practice, deep into breath, deep into self. A warm glow from LED-illuminated mirrors enhances the depth of connection.
The studio is equipped with storage lockers to safely store belongings, open cubbies for students to store their shoes, as well as a shower for those who need to quickly freshen up post-class. Mats, towels, blocks and ankle weights will be available. An array of merchandise by rotating local artists and women-owned businesses will be available at the studio’s store.
Known for her signature power flows, enchanting mantras, and positive, infectious energy, Mimi will lead classes, teacher trainings and workshops in the studio. With multiple classes held throughout the day, seven days per week, she has also curated a lineup of several, sought-after Miami instructors who each bring their unique expertise to the Mimi Yoga Studio. Classes are designed for students of all levels and include power vinyasa, vinyasa flow, and restorative. Students will seal their practice with a complimentary cold, rose essential oil-infused towel placed gently on their foreheads during final resting pose, savasana.
The studio will also serve as home to Mimi’s Yoga Alliance-certified, 200-Hour Mimi Yoga Teacher Training program. Mimi has certified 170 yoga students both in-person and online since her first teacher training in 2021. Her sixth, 10-week yoga teacher training began October 3.
Mimi Yoga Studio will also host events, including a free, monthly community class for the public. The class schedule and pricing can be found on MimiYoga.com and classes can be booked through the MINDBODY app.