‘It’s good to get back to some normality’: Strictly star’s baby yoga classes in Northampton to resume and new outdoor classes to launch next week
Kristina and her husband Ben Cohen will also be launching outdoor HIIT and yoga sessions for adults
A Northampton-based yoga studio run by a former Strictly Come Dancing star will reopen next week for its mums and tots classes.
Soo Yoga in Sol Central will resume classes on Monday (April 12) for family clients only in line with Government guidelines.
The owner and former Strictly star, Kristina Rihanoff, is excited to be able to welcome back families who she has only seen virtually during the last year.
Mums and baby yoga classes, children’s yoga and dance classes will kick off again, which Kristina says is extremely important so new mums and children can get back to ‘some normality’ and have some social interaction once again.
Adult classes are currently not allowed to take place indoors, but the business owner and her husband, former Northampton Saints player Ben Cohen, will also host twice weekly, outdoor HIIT and yoga classes at Beckets Park from Tuesday (April 13).
Kristina said: “Mums and babies and children are two groups suffering in lockdown more than anyone else.
“I think mums with new babies will be desperate to get out of the house and talk to other mums. I know I was when I had a new baby.
“We’re delighted to be able to offer these classes and give mums the chance to see they are not alone.
“It’s difficult that we can’t fully open, but at least we can welcome back the children and families.”
While only some classes will resume, Kristina plans to continue her other classes virtually.
However, the businesswoman says a lot of children are either fed up of staring at the screen or have quit dancing due to the lack of human interaction, so she is itching to see them all again.
By May 17, as long as the road map continues, Soo Yoga also hopes to welcome back adult classes, but in the meantime Kristina and her husband will run five weeks of outdoor HITT and yoga sessions for adults.
Kristina added: “I have missed all the children so much and I’m looking forward to being able to see them all in person.
“It’s exciting for some sort of normality to come back and we’ve made sure we are fully Covid-safe so everyone can feel comfortable coming back.
“As a business owner, you also have to get creative in these times and I was thinking of how to run adult classes.
“I drove past the tennis courts in Beckets Park and I thought yes that’s what we can do, so we’ve rented them out and will be running sessions Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings for the next five weeks.”
To find out more, or book on to any of the classes, search Soo Yoga.
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