Mollie Stodd is a local business owner who invests herself within the Dayton community. She touches each individual spiritually who enters into her studio and steps onto the mat.

Stodd is the proud owner of Hot Yoga and Wellness Center located at 576 Miamisburg-Centerville Rd.

Stodd used to be a frequent runner who was capable of running multiple miles a day but due to knee problems, cut back on running and found a new lifestyle in a yoga class she took while attending Marymount California University.

She would later complete her teacher training through Corepower in Huntington Beach, California and received a bachelor’s in Psychology at Alliant International University in Los Angeles.

Stodd has owned the studio for almost a year and a half and has high hopes for its future. Hot Yoga and Wellness Center currently offer many levels of yoga that can fit anyone’s specific lifestyle. The studio has a variety of classes including Intro and Advanced Vinyasa Flow, Yoga Sculpt, Tabata, Fusion Flow and a Hot Series Standing.

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Hot yoga creates a mind-body connection that can ease anxiety, decision making and relationships. Many students even emphasize and describe how “yoga has saved their life.” Several walls in the studio are adorned with inspiring quotes from students and teachers that are there to push and welcome all new yogis.

The yogis bring a positive and like-minded energy to each session. The respect they give one another is a lifestyle that could be seen as inspiring. Anyone is capable of partaking in yoga at Stodd’s studio, no matter the size.

“When you dare to step on the mat you open your journey into self,” said Stodd “Our purpose in life is to live our very best self. Yoga is a practice of one’s own creation into the soul meaning of purpose and breath. Come explore a whole new word with us on your magic carpet ride.”

Stodd hopes for the studio to grow into a bigger family and looks to the community to take what her yogis learn on the mat and bring it into their everyday lifestyle.

To find the yoga schedule go to Students and military drop-in class fees are $10 with ID versus the usual $15.

Hot Yoga and Wellness Center proposes an experience where peace and serenity is promised once you step off the mat.

Nikki Neumann