Santuario, or sanctuary, is defined as “refuge, haven, harbor, oasis, shelter, retreat, hideaway.” Step into Santuario Miami Yoga, a bohemian, good vibes only yoga studio that guarantees you will feel relaxed and allow you to escape reality both body and soul as soon as you walk inside. Lola, the friendliest Boston Terrier and Santuario’s mascot, sits at the front of the door to welcome you in, immediately putting a smile on your face.
Jenny Sanchez, owner of Santuario, has been teaching yoga for about a decade. Having past experience owning a big yoga studio, she decided two and a half years ago to open a more intimate space designed for yoga that would create a community where people could come together and disconnect from the outside world. Growing her small space into something more than just a yoga studio has always been her goal.
“People don’t just come here to do yoga, they come here to see their friends,” says Sanchez.
The island tunes, live plants hanging on the wall, outdoor shower, and a hangout patio give all of the laid-back feels one is looking for when coming to Santuario. It does not only make people want to join in on a class but also stick around before or after and hang out with others.
The studio also hosts a lot of events, such as BBQs in the patio and potluck dinners after yoga, giving people a chance to meet and get to know each other. Along with those events the studio hosts meditation and yoga workshops, and twice a year Jenny offers a retreat in Patagonia, Argentina. It is definitely a social space trying to bring the community together.
Sanchez adds, “The space is filled with tons of love and laughter! And lots of Bob Marley.”
From advanced to beginner yogis, everyone is welcome to try any of the classes and be sure to succeed by the end of it. Whether you are just not feeling it and you just want to sweat and get a good stretch in, or when you need a hard workout and feel good about it both physically and mentally, Santuario has you covered. Offering a wide selection of classes to choose from, including traditional yoga and ranging to different types of power yoga, such as Hot Super Power HIIT/Yoga or Reduced Power Yoga, there is a class for everybody.
Ultimately, Santuario wants to be a space that takes yoga to the next level. Keeping people interested while making it challenging yet doable for all. All the while making it feel like a getaway for people as they take their class.
To learn more about Santuario Miami Yoga, check out their Instagram @santuariomiami or their website www.santuariomiami.com