Meanwhile, in the other SAR ... Dance lessons of a different kind will be offered at a new fitness studio in Macau. Universal Yoga will officially open in Macau Square next month with classes in hip hop, breakdancing and belly dancing. The centre's managing director, Torey Lee-Farmer, originally from the United States, said the idea behind the project was to provide something different to the residents of the former Portuguese enclave. 'There is some great local dance talent here and we want to foster that,' she said. 'The teachers are amazing and it will be great for them to pass on their knowledge.' Altogether there would be five studios offering special discounts for students and school groups. Classes will be taught in English and Cantonese. Ms Lee-Farmer, who has been to India several times to study yoga, said there was a growing interest in the discipline around the world and Macau had been a little 'left behind'. In many places, including Hong Kong, yoga had moved into the sporting mainstream, she added. 'There are so many benefits for people to get out of yoga. I completely fell in love with it,' she said. 'Most of our yoga classes will be for beginners to start with.' Special children's yoga classes will be available, as well as Bikram, or hot yoga classes, and meditation. There will also be jujitsu lessons and salsa, capoeira and Bollywood dancing. Yoga is an ancient tradition that originated in India more than 5,000 years ago. Literally meaning union, yoga utilises the power of breathing to strengthen the body and calm the mind. Ms Lee-Farmer said it was a great way to get fit, lose weight, increase flexibility and mobility, improve strength and blood circulation and relax. Universal Yoga has opened two studios for trial classes and will officially open on March 15.