Five years ago I took my first class at Arrichion Durham (Bloodstone). I remember thinking after class that it was tough, but not sure it was right for me. One thousand eight hundred and forty one classes later, I think I am ready to write a review. In a word, this place is Awesome! The instructors (from Little Lemon to the Mean Gentleman) are incredible folks who find new ways to teach and motivate each and every class (Trust Me)! I encourage everyone to give Arrichion.Durham a try. You may not be sure after your first class, but then again neither was I.
Jun 3, 2019
Love Arrichion! I try to convince everyone to come with me :) There's a great mix of classes for different levels, and all of the instructors I've had have been so great. Welcoming, friendly, encouraging and helpful.
May 16, 2019
Arrichion is THE best! You have so many different classes to choose from and you leave feeling with the awesome combination of tired yet empowered (and absolutely drenched). Not to mention the incredible teachers and community they’ve created. Definitely worth a try!!
May 17, 2019
For the past 3 years I have been coming to Arrichion Durham, and it has become the highlight of my day. I struggle with several health conditions that make it very difficult to have the energy and motivation to exercise. The owners (Marissa & Steve), teachers, and people who go to Arrichion turn a studio full of hot, sweaty bodies who come through the doors from all different walks of life, into a place where regardless of age, appearance, or fitness level; all are welcome and all belong. My doctors are astounded at how strong I have become and the quality of life I am able to maintain because of Arrichion. The classes are a great mixture of hot yoga poses, flow, weights/cardio, and they even have a non heated class!
They also give you the chance to meet the people you are around each day to further develop relationships with the people you see often.
Thank you for the opportunity to experience a place like this...I don't know anywhere else you will find such great personalities, or a Marissa and Steve, [especially A STEVE...who, shows he’s most excited you’re a part of his classes if he yells at you—you will end up loving him as much as all the rest of us]. Thank you for creating a unique family, and making a room full of sweaty people who over half you don't know that well, feel like a home. ❤️
May 15, 2019
This is fantastic mix of personal training, yoga, and weight lifting which results in a little something for everyone. I would recommend it to anyone looking for an easy way to get into fitness, or someone who really wants to challenge themselves.
Aug 12, 2019
The owners have created and continue to nurture an inclusive, no-judgement, familial culture at the studio. Consequently other clients tend to be kind, helpful and motivating. The workouts themselves are challenging and it's nice to have a wide variety of class-types to choose from...you can kind of tailor your experience to your mood/goals for a given day and still feel like you did something good for your body. I'm glad I joined!
Nov 3, 2019
I love this studio! Not only is hot yoga an awesome workout and addictive, the owners of the studio are genuinely caring people. They host special events and challenges that help create a sense of community among everyone that regularly attends. Also, there’s enough variety in the classes and teaching styles of the different teachers to keep you challenged and on your toes. I’m stronger, healthier and happier because of this place!
Nov 8, 2019
I definitely recommend this place! The owners Steve and Marissa are very nice, warm and welcoming. They offer lots of different and challenging classes, and the teachers are super awesome.
Nov 11, 2019
The atmosphere is great, the work outs are challenging and fun, and the owners and staff are very dedicated and knowledgeable. The combination of hot yoga and circuit training offers it all - cardio, strength training, flexibility/stability, etc. I love this place!
Jan 11, 2020
The Arrichion Durham community is awesome! Sparta, Mystery Stone, and all the instructors have improve my life significantly. My body is much fiercer and my mind much calm.
Jan 28, 2020
Arrichion is so much more than just yoga. The instructors are kind and motivating...seeing your potential before you do. You don't have to just like yoga....circuit training, MMA training can you say challenging? No worries....work at your pace....it does get easier....and you get stronger.
I can not thank the instructors enough for bringing out my muscle flexibility. I never thought I would be stretching on my own (it doesn't hurt to stretch anymore!)and can almost do a split now!
Nov 15, 2019
I have VERY high standards for yoga as I have been practicing for a long time and I have been to more studios than I can count. Being a yogi is a very big part of my identity and it's not something I compromise on. This is THE PLACE! It's hard to put into words how much I love Arrichion! If I had to narrow it down to the one thing that made it most special, it would be the owners. Steve and Marisa are the world's best people! They have walked alongside of me as I have returned from 2 of the hardest I've ever been through. They did that with so much love and they never babied me. They always expect me to show up, do my best and leave it all on the mat. I am a better person and a much stronger person (both mentally and physically) from having practiced here. This place feels more like home than anywhere else in Durham.
Nov 11, 2019
Arrichion Durham is the place to be! Both the teachers and owners (who also lead classes) are so friendly and personable. They make you feel welcome and confident, encouraging you to embrace your abilities or even your lack there of. The yoga classes are HOT, so bring lots of towels and water. The music and dim lights provide a safe place to ease into your practice. The circuit classes also get warm, so be prepared, but the inviting community makes it something worth trying even if you’re not used to HIIT workouts or weight lifting.
Nov 15, 2019
Often times, working out is treated like a chore. It is something you do to maintain your life, similar to buying on a busy day groceries, changing your oil, dusting your apartment, etc. And certain chores, to the right people, are simple pleasures with easily executable goals. Pure exercise and I have never had that relationship until I started going to Arrichion. The motivation to push yourself and supportive community comes to Arrichion work outs naturally, mostly thanks to the amazing owners/staff. And its hard. Everything you do there will push you and you may even hate it in the middle parts. I won't deny that I feel that way at times in the middle of their standard 45 minute classes. But I never leave a workout there without feeling immensely better for it. If you are looking for a different work out experience and to sweat it out some, drop by Arrichion with a towel and water bottle. You won't regret it.
Jan 21, 2020
Fantastic workout - I loved the fact that it's a lot more relatable than other yoga facilities I've gone to. The mixture of hot yoga and interval training is pure magic. It's incredibly challenging but self-paced as well, so you get out what you put in.
Mar 9, 2019
What is hot yoga? I thought I would die trying it. Why wouldn't I think that with class names like Bloodstone? After three classes at Arrichion with Marisa and her instructors, I live to review their joint! If you do not like a sense of community, attention of instructor, good and clear instructions, straight to the point group exercise, excessive sweating, good music (to me anyways) than this place ain't for you. The sign up process takes just five minutes. One of the staff will give you a tour. You can start sweating right after. This place is friendly, straight up and from what I have experienced, they have not asked or pestered me to join or sign up for anything. I love places that conduct business like this. Let the consumer buy based on your merits. No marketing or gimmicks needed. I am getting me a package and utilize hot yoga to rebuild pliability. What a gem within the Durham, North Carolina community at South Point. Swing by and give this place a try. Currently special is just $20 for 20 straight days of classes. Take any class that you want to try. Get to class early or you may miss out!
Oct 11, 2020
Arrichion has been such a rock for me during this really crazy year of 2020, I'm sure I would have figured out something in terms of activity during the pandemic but having yoga as my core and it being taught in such a consistent class series def allowed me to focus and see real progress in my form rather than just showing up and thinking I might have gotten better. All the teachers at Arrichion know their stuff and it shows, all classes always provide the best base level which is a great 45 minute yoga workout and with so many of the cues and poses being standardized like they are, it really allows you to focus on those forms which up the game of your overall practice. If you are excited to do a pose and biff the F out of it, you can always do the same class the next day or sometime that week and try again in the same general conditions so it is just you and your form that can be measured. Thanks to you all for providing me with such a great tool for healthy lifestyle success when so many others are gaining weight and feeling depressed due to inactivity during this pandemic. I have and will continue to recommend Arrichion Hot Yoga to all who will listen!
Peace, Jeep Ward (Durham Location)