An open love letter to Black Opal (Th 9:15am):
Class typically begins with Marisa asking us to call to mind an intention. ‘What brought you to the mat today?’ And initially my intentions were always physical: better hip flexibility, upper body strength, endurance. All valid, but I noticed my mind was receiving just as much benefit and my reasons for coming to the mat shifted. Simply put, I feel better mentally when I walk out of class than when I walk in. Always ❤️
Oct 29, 2023
I am just in town for a few days and tried Arrichion Hot Yoga the last two days and I am heading back tomorrow. Supper friendly, extremely clean studio and an incredible workout. I felt awesome when my practice was completed. Marisa leads an excellent class. Thank you!
Aug 10, 2023
Felt very welcomed by the staff/owner. I hadn’t done hot yoga in over 3 years because of covid. I was really nervous of starting a new at a new studio. It was so close to my home that I finally decided to give it a go. It was inviting. It was a wonderful calm to my hectic day. Excited to return.
Jul 18, 2023
Arrichion is my new second home! The instructors are welcoming, friendly, and will keep you motivated during your most challenging moments! I have taken over 100 classes and I feel so strong!! I also cannot stop trying to recruit new members😂 love this place!
Jun 25, 2023
Arrichion is a runner’s best friend!!! I have barely run in the last year, instead choosing to focus on cross training. With 5-6 sessions a week at Arrichion Durham, I have gotten TONS stronger, much more agile, my balance has improved tremendously, and I am much better able to focus and “be here now.” Arrichion equals results! Yesterday I ran a long trail race that I’ve done almost annually for the past 13 years. I felt stronger than ever, stayed upright, placed well among women despite my advanced age, and am not at all sore today. Thank you Arrichion! Y’all are the best.
May 11, 2023
I moved to the area a year and a half ago for grad school. I used to do hot yoga and pilates back in Boston multiple times a week and LOVED my studio there. Over the first year I was in Durham I tried multiple hot yoga studios and never really felt welcomed. I found Arrichion a few months ago and instantly felt welcomed and uplifted. They focus on what feels good for you and your body instead of doing the "right" pose. They are so welcoming and have such a wide variety of classes. I cannot recommend this studio enough! Try it out!!
May 8, 2023
I recently joined and I keep telling people this place is definitely humbling me. 😬 I did CrossFit and Baptiste yoga in Boston for a lot of years and Arrichion makes me feel like a beginner in everything….in a good way! I’m old (ha, seriously) and have injuries, and surgery as recently as two months ago, yet I feel like I can walk into classes at Arrichion and do what makes ME feel ok, and not compete with other people (cough, cough Crossfit). There’s coaching, but no pressure, so you can optimize the classes in a way that works for you.
The yoga heat is 🔥🔥🔥. I’ve wanted to find a place where the heat is on par with Baptiste and this is IT! Yay. It’s been a long time since I’ve had to hold poses and again, I feel like a beginner. Same for hot Pilates, the heat and poses are so great. Don’t be afraid of any of this - your body will thank you.
The circuit class is a group and I like the vibe - everyone’s working together and YOU determine how heavy or light you can go. If you’re injured you can work around it. You will see trap bars, assault bikes, etc. and again, do not let this intimidate you. It’s for everybody.
In short, try the trial, and then join. 😊
Apr 13, 2023
This is absolutely the best yoga studio around with an amazing variety of classes. Every single instructor is so passionate, knowledgeable, and wants the best experience for every member. I leave feeling like I accomplished MUCH more than a “workout”. Pre-COVID I had a membership for many years and recently just signed back up and it has been the BEST decision I could have made for SO many reasons. My body and mind truly missed all of the benefits this studio brings.
Mar 22, 2023
Welcoming staff, amazing facility, and an amazing program. I've only tried one class as part of my trial month but I will be returning as I'm definitely feeling the (good) soreness the day after.
Mar 11, 2023
Having been a long time Arrichion/yoga enthusiast, I had been out of the fitness game for several years after a serious medical issue. I returned to Arrichion several months ago feeling anxious that I would not be able to get back into the groove. The calm and kind atmosphere in all of the yoga classes with all the instructors allowed me to take my time. I feel mentally stronger than ever, and physically stronger every day. Thank you Arrichion!
Dec 14, 2022
Love the studio and staff. Studio is very clean and well maintain. Also love the diversity of classes which make it spicy and keeps me on my toes. The variety of class is good from strength, flexibility, balance and core work. The instructors are really nice, friendly and professional. My only reservation is non correcting of form during the poses. One of the reason that I prefer in class as opposed to in-home yoga is because the instructors can correct my form because I don’t see myself and their guidance helps to improve the experience. I have taken a few classes with different instructors and there was only one that corrected the students form and gave personalize feedback. I feel feedback in yoga make it more meaningful.