Each month, we spotlight a few members of the Wynwood business community to share their unique story and concept. In this profile, we asked the team behind SOL Yoga to tell us more about their infrared hot studio and mission to discover the “Secret of Life.”
Business address: 48 NW 25th Street Miami, Florida 33127
Tell us a bit about your business – the concept, what you sell and what makes you unique.
SOL Yoga was founded by Cathy DeFrancesco, a wellness entrepreneur, mother, certified yoga teacher and holistic nutritionist. After being introduced to yoga years ago, she immediately embraced its physical and life-changing benefits. Now her mission with SOL Yoga is to inspire more people to get on the mat and discover the “Secret of Life”, which was what SOL stands for.
The studio is paneled with the latest infrared heat technology proven to provide a number of health benefits, including full-body detoxification with increased circulation, reduced inflammation and younger-looking skin. One step inside, and students of all levels are immediately transformed into a welcoming, warm environment. The goal is to create an environment where people can let go of their daily stresses and FEEL GOOD HERE.
In addition to SOL’s beautiful studio, there’s also a curated lifestyle boutique to shop and explore. Including a variety of yoga gear and apparel, health and wellness supplements, beauty and skin care formulas, as well as candles and other hand-selected items
Why did you choose to open your business in Wynwood, as opposed to another Miami neighborhood?
Wynwood is a vibrant, thriving location, attracting local and international visitors. It’s exciting to witness the neighborhood’s growth and be part of the Wynwood community.
What does a typical day at SOL Yoga look like?
From Monday to Friday, we run classes starting at 7AM until mid-evenings. During the weekends, we’re open from 9AM, with classes in the afternoons, and more being added to our schedule soon.
Every day is different, however always enjoyable, meeting and welcoming new and returning students! As well as welcoming visitors new to the area who are curious about our studio, and love shopping our assortment of clothing, supplements, beauty products, candles and other curated items.
What’s your favorite Wynwood spot to visit?
A tough question as there are a bunch of favorites! The Lunch Box is great for healthy food and coffee, as is Dr. Smood. Zak the Baker is also great for pastries.