WICHITA — Siva Power Yoga owner Adrian Tartler is expanding with a second studio.
His first is at 535 W. Douglas.
"My space in Delano is beautiful, and I love it, but we have 20-foot high ceilings," Tartler says.
That and poor insulation don't allow enough heat for his hot yoga classes, so he's opening a second studio at 1725 E. Douglas where Tanya Tandoc is reopening her Tanya's Soup Kitchen.
Siva Hot Yoga will take 2,318 square feet on the west end of Sunburst Plaza at 1725, which Phil Ruffin owns and recently renovated.
Tartler says the building has "brick and charm and character like my place in Delano has."
One whole wall of his studio is brick.
"I like not having it feel like it's a box," he says.
"Plus, I really wanted to be next to Tanya. Plus I love the Donut Whole."
That's across the street.
Tartler will offer massages at the new location as well.
The main focus will be on hot yoga, which is at 95 to 100 degrees.
"The heat is meant to not only warm up the tissues . . . so your muscles can stretch, but it also offers an opportunity for your body to sweat and detoxify," Tartler says.
"The heat just makes you feel so much more limber. It's exciting because you actually feel like you're making some progress."
He says it feels great, but he adds, "You either like it or you really don't."
Look for the new studio to open around May 1.