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Win a 1-year membership to Soul Studio Hot Yoga

Would you like a little more yoga in your life? Perhaps you’d like to try Hot Yoga, and see what the fuss is all about? Yoga in the heat can be nourishing and a detoxifying experience. It’s super effective as both an exercise modality and a stress reducer, and if you’ve got niggles, can help make it more comfortable to move. 

Soul Studio Hot Yoga

 Te Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec&Sport have teamed up with our friends at Soul Studio Hot Yoga to bring you some great deals, EXCLUSIVELY for UC & UCSA Staff & UC Students, and RecCentre members. 

We know, it might seem a bit odd that we’re recommending another studio, especially when we have such excellent yoga teachers in our own programme! Ultimately our purpose is to help our UC community find their exercise groove for life. That means trying new things out as your needs change, so that you can be consistent in your exercise. We can’t offer everything (although we’d love to) on campus, so we’ll seek out great partnerships with trusted industry operators.   

Who are Soul Studio Hot Yoga?  

They might be new to the industry as a studio, but the team behind the studio are not.  Sarah O’Connell has brought together a team of instructors, with a wealth of experience, eager and excited to assist you on your yoga journey.  Located at 25 Mandeville St, they’re just a short jaunt from campus. They have beautiful changing rooms and showers, so you can pop down for an extended lunch or study break, or perhaps take an early morning class to kick off your day!  

 The offers 

Down to the good stuff! Soul Studio Hot Yoga have put together these great deals for us: 


UC Exclusive Offer  

Regular Price  

You save  

14 days Intro offer  


$38 (15 days) 


Monthly pass  




Seasonal Pass (3mths) 




If you’ve never tried hot yoga before, and you’re feeling a little uncertain, we’d recommend trying the 14-day pass.  It’s a great way to dip your toes in the water and see if it’s for you. From there, if you love your experience and can see yourself doing it on the regular, you then have a choice of a monthly or a seasonal pass. Just note, the seasonal pass needs to be purchased in the first 2 weeks of December.   

Simply use the code UNIC to access these discounts. Take your student/staff or membership card with you for your first visit to Soul Studio Hot Yoga.  

If you have any questions, please contact Soul directly at or email  

BONUS!  Soul are putting up a prize of a 1-year membership for our community who purchase a monthly or seasonal pass! See the T&C’s below. 

Te Ratonga Hākinakina  | UC Rec & Sport 

 Prize Draw Terms & Conditions 

  • Open to any UC Staff, UCSA Staff, UC Student or RecCentre member who purchases a monthly or seasonal pass on or before 30 December, 2021  
  • Draw will be made by Sould Studio Hot Yoga, on 31 December 2021  
  • The winner will be notified directly and agrees to have their name published as the winner, on website and social media for Soul Studio and/or UC Rec&sport  
  • The prize is offered solely by Soul Studio Hot Yoga  
  • Not redeemable for cash, not transferrable, and not refundable on existing memberships  
  • Membership will commence at cessation of existing membership  
  • Usual terms and conditions of membership apply  


The RecCentre is closing for Summer – introducing RecLITE!

The RecCentre is getting a little spruce up, which means we’ll need to close the RecCentre for three months from Monday 15 November for the work to be completed. Never fear, our team have put together RecLITE, so you can keep active with us over summer!

What is RecLITE?
  • Three locations all over campus  (Jack Mann, UCSA and K1)
  • 43 Group Fitness classes each week (try our new Crossfit style class in K1!)
  • All fitness services available
  • Two gyms – K1 Athlete Training Centre (where we run our Sport Academy) for heavy lifting and some cardio; Jack Mann for lighter lifting and functional training
  • Pop up sport and activations on campus on grassy areas
  • Summer challenges and more!
What do you need to do to get in on the action?
  • Just like our normal RecCentre student membership, you can join in most things for FREE, but tiny additional fees apply for extras like Spin, FIT and exercise consults
  • You’ll need to be a member, so join online now if you’re not quite there yet!
  • You’ll also need the Rec&Sport app to book into some services & K1
Key dates
  • Last day RecCentre is open for use:  Sunday 14 November
  • K1 Gym  and Group Fitness Classes at Jack Mann underway from Monday 15 November (bookings via app only)
  • Functional training space at Jack Mann available from Wednesday 17 November (no booking required)
  • In place until further notice, but we expect to move back to the RecCentre around the 6 February 2022

Swing over to our RecLITE updates page for more details.
See you over summer!

Ngā mihi
Te Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec&Sport 


Are you ready to be part of SUPER SQUAD?

Join us  on Wednesday 29th September, in the great outdoors of the Haere-roa | UCSA Amphitheatre for a super circuit class of great proportions. Be part of our Super Squad! 

Collage of four instructors for Super Squad class
Be part of our Super Squad in  an outdoor Super Circuit at Haere-Roa | UCSA Amphitheatre, Wednesday 29th September at 5.10pm.

What is it?

  • 60min Super Circuit of bodyweighted exercise in the great outdoors 
  • Four instructors, delivering 15mins of fantastic-ness each 
  • All levels – no experience necessary 
  • Join in, connect and be active! 
How to join in
  • Registration ESSENTIAL via the Rec&Sport app 
  • Numbers are limited – so register now! 
  • It’s FREE for anyone. 
  • If you aren’t a member and don’t have the app, email us and we’ll register you 
  • Please remember to unbook, if you can no longer make it 
  • Try to arrive by 5pm for check-in 

A huge thanks to UCSA for their support in co-hosting this event as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021. 

Ngā mihi
Te Ratonga Hākinakina | UC Rec&Sport