Wanting to start your own yoga studio is an aspiration that many people choose to pursue. Yoga is a thriving business with a lot of money to be made. People enjoy it not only because of the physical benefits but also because it has relaxation benefits which can bring peace of mind in this modern stressful age. Yoga has become one of the most popular forms of exercise today.
The dream alone of opening a yoga studio isn’t enough, however. It will take knowing the right steps in order to go about making sure that you have done everything possible to set your business up for success. Here are the basics of what you will need to do to get yourself going.
Find a Space
The first step will be finding a space in order to be able to accommodate your studio. You should make sure that the space is large enough to be able to allow room for large groups of people and install all of the necessary equipment like proper flooring and mirrors.
You will have to obtain permits, sign a lease, and buy your business license. Think of the studio space as the cake. Once you have the cake, then you can start putting on the icing.
Teaching yoga is something that you will need to get certified for. Depending on what kind of yoga you would like to offer will determine what kind of training and certifications you will need.
Certain forms of yoga require extra licenses in order to be able to offer it at your studio. Bikram yoga, for example, requires very specific certifications in order to be able to offer it at your business. Therefore, make sure that you know all of the requirements before you start your studio and decide what kind of yoga you want to offer.
Hire a Team
The next step is making sure that you have a team behind you of well trained and able instructors. You want to make sure that you have people who are not only easy to work with but also good at their job and well trained.
You may think initially that you can teach all of the courses yourself, however, this can get exhausting when you are teaching back to back classes. Therefore, finding staff for support is essential for the success of your business.
Once you have all of the elements line up for your yoga business you should start marketing to bring in the clients. You can do this by handing out fliers, partnering up with websites like Groupon, and heavily pushing on social media.
Once you have your initial group of clients then you can start building from there through word of mouth and positive reviews.