Words by Tristan Ovington
The residents of Salisbury have something new to look forward to as Rafiki Studios will be Salisbury’s only multi-use double-studio space in the town centre.
Ilona Burns, the owner of Yoga Stuff yoga supplies shop in The Maltings, gave us the details on her new venue.
“The spaces are accessible and large enough to host various classes, workshops and talks. They will be available for hire for anyone interested in using the spaces for regular classes, one-offs, and everything in between. I will teach yoga classes and run regular sound baths in Studio 1.”
The venue is not just about yoga. “The studios are not just about one discipline,” continues Ilona. “It’s about creating a community-building space where people can explore something new, talk to like-minded people, and know that they are in a safe, non-judgemental space.
“From a teacher’s perspective, the studios offer a purpose-built space designed to cater to many well-being practices. And it’s not a draughty village hall.”
Rafiki Studios is in Priory Square, central Salisbury – where the old party shop, Party Seasons, used to be. Sandwiched between The Maltings and The Playhouse.
“Easy access was paramount when looking for the perfect venue for our studios. Not everyone drives, so having a space outside the city centre wouldn’t have made sense.
“In the same breath, having the central car park a few paces away makes life so much easier for those driving in from outside the city.
“Being based in Salisbury, we have a wonderful group of independent businesses supporting each other.
“We’re also blessed to have an excellent well-being community of all kinds, so we’d like to bring them all together.”
Studio 1 will be available to hire from the beginning of May, with an early booking promotion.
If you’re interested in having a look around, drop them a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org