Sixth House Studio Brings Yoga and More to Downtown Little Rock

With the mountainous load of stress that 2020 has brought on, wouldn’t it be nice if there was a place you could go to unwind, relax and find your center again among like-minded people? Well, there is such a place and it’s called Sixth House Studio

Sixth House Studio, located at 110 W. Sixth Street, is a brand new addition to the yoga and wellness scene in downtown Little Rock. With an emphasis on creating a safe and supportive place for everyone who enters the doors, owners and best friends Claire Admire and Sam Harrington operate Sixth House Studio as a place for yogis of all levels looking to deepen their practice and learn how to incorporate aspects of yoga into their daily lives. 

Both Harrington and Admire have been taking and teaching yoga for years. Admire entered the world of yoga in her late teens and found more purpose in her practice during the grueling first year of her graduate school studies. She found an outlet in yoga and decided to become a teacher herself. Harrington grew up dancing, discovered yoga through a friend in college and became a yoga teacher soon after. The two also run the local nonprofit Yoga in the Rock, which offers monthly outdoor yoga classes at different locations around the city. 

“Through our work with Yoga in the Rock, we noticed that there were many people showing up to classes that we would have never seen inside a studio,” Harrington says. “We really felt called to create a place that felt safe and approachable for everyone, no matter their cultural, religious or physical makeup. Somehow, someway, life just said ‘yes’ to this opportunity in 2020 (of all times!). It took some courage, but we couldn’t be more thrilled with the reception we’ve had so far.”

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Taking a class at Sixth House Studio is a little bit like working out in an Anthropologie. The natural light, lush plants and décor reflect the natural world as much as possible. Admire and Harrington drew design inspiration from early morning desert tones to create a space that reflects peacefulness and tranquility. 

Sixth House Studio offers a full menu of public classes, from resorative to advanced. The studio’s earth classes are a grounding practice that teaches stillness and meditation techniques. Water classes are great for beginners, air classes are perfect for all levels and fire classes are for those looking to build up heat and practice more advanced poses. 

“One of my favorite classes on the schedule is Sam’s yoga for emotional wellness,” Admire says. “I also highly encourage people to check out our workshop and pop-up schedule, which is full of jewels from local teachers.”

Admire and Harrington are deeply conscious of keeping their community safe during COVID-19 and have implemented a variety of measures that go beyond state guidelines, including temperature checks, installation of HEPA air filters and constant disinfecting. Right now, classes are limited to five people and everyone must sign up in advance. Masks must be worn until you’re on your mat and everyone is spaced 6 feet from one another. If you don’t own a mat, Sixth House Studio has clean ones for you to borrow. Zoom classes are also offered for those who aren’t comfortable coming into the studio just yet. 

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Whether you’re new to yoga or a more advanced student, there’s never been a better year to invest in your physical and mental wellness than 2020. Beyond the yoga class offerings, Harrington and Admire have designed a smattering of workshops that bring together talented individuals in the community to enrich your wellness journey. From sound baths and tarot card readings to personal training and a book club, Sixth House Studio offers so much more than yoga. 

“In a time that is drenched with uncertainty, heartbreak and frustration, I am immensely grateful that we can channel our energy toward creating something beautiful and nurturing for our community,” Admire says. “When everything falls apart, we have an incredible opportunity to rebuild on our own terms. Our door is open to those looking to empower themselves to heal their body and spirit, and I’m excited to see who walks through.”

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