Mill complex adds to its leisure offering with yoga studio launch

A new yoga studio is opening at the Sunny Banks Mills complex, between Leeds and Bradford, in January.

Anahata Yoga is moving into the historic Old Combing building at Sunny Bank in Farsley early in the New Year.

Sarah McLaughlin, owner of Anahata Yoga, explained she chose this site because: “I wanted to open a studio with a real community feel and I absolutely love what Sunny Bank Mills has to offer.

“The studio is a lovely big space, which is light and airy, so for me it offers the perfect setting for a yoga studio.”

She added that John and William Gaunt, joint managing directors of Edwin Woodhouse and Co Ltd, the family company that owns Sunny Bank Mills, have been “incredibly helpful”  with her move.

“The Gaunts have been amazing from the moment I expressed an interest in the space at 12 Old Combing.

“This is my first studio space. I have previously been working from my attic during Covid, so this is a major step forward.”

John Gaunt said: “This is a very exciting new letting for us – and we are absolutely delighted Sarah is joining us at Sunny Bank Mills.

“The arrival of a yoga studio here broadens our leisure appeal and provides a wonderful new facility for everyone who works at the mill and who lives in Farsley.”

Sunny Bank Mills is now home to 75 companies, which employ a total of nearly 400 staff.

William Gaunt added: “This has been a very eventful couple of weeks for us. As well as signing up Sarah and her wonderful yoga studio, we have just completed the £2m regeneration of Weavers’ Yard in the heart of the mill, which has transformed the whole complex, and a micro-brewery is about to open.

“We are looking forward to 2021 with confidence, despite the many challenges of 2020.”