Yoga Teacher Training Forum

Welcome to The Yoga Teacher Training Forum Archive - A Collection of Various Yoga Topics

The Forum is Now Closed and Will Remain as an Information Archive.

For New Updates and Conversations, We Now Have a Public Facebook Group Located Here


Please consider registering


— Forum Scope —

— Match —

— Forum Options —

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters

The forums are currently locked and only available for read only access
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
5 Steps to Studio Success
This topic is locked

Forum Posts: 54
Member Since:
April 27, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
June 8, 2007 - 8:32 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print


So here are the principles of success for a Yoga Centre.

1. Teach lessons to Yoga students

2. Find out what kind of Yoga instruction they want

3. Teach them what they want

4. Let Yoga students know what you have

5. Let Yoga students know how it will help them

6. Teach fantastic Yoga classes

Thank you for your insight Coach AL.



Forum Posts: 66
Member Since:
August 13, 2014
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
August 21, 2015 - 12:29 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Starting a Yoga Business

It's not impossible to open your own studio, but it's not easy to keep it running through the years and changing economies. I want to thank Coach Al and Paul Jerard for the advice given to all of us over the years, For those going from independent contractor to owner, you must have done your research already and believe you've found a viable niche. For those who have no idea what I'm writing, please read on, but know you need research, a business plan, and to evaluate all the advice you can get.

For any yoga entrepreneur, developing and marketing a successful business can be a daunting, but rewarding task. Being your own boss, making your own hours, increased earning potential - all worthwhile benefits to the world of being self-employed.

Like many, however, you may be ready and willing to jump into the waters of capitalism, but not quite sure where to begin. Fear not, for the way is paved and ready for your travels!

Starting a business as a Yoga instructor is not as complicated as one would think. While there may be a bit more research necessary, depending on your location, state or country, the basics are, essentially, the same.

Step 1 - Experience

In order to begin a successful Yoga business, you must first be experienced and able to instruct. Do you have years of practice? Have you been certified by some sort of entity? If not, you may want to check into the likelihood of doing so. Many patrons refuse to partake in any business or industry without some form of apparent legitimacy, whether certifications, licenses, etc.

Step 2 - Legalities

Regardless of township, county, state and country, there are certainly legal steps to take, in order to start a business. At the most basic levels, one must possess a business license, DBA ("Doing Business As" license), sales tax license or license to practice the specific business function, such as in the health or fitness-related fields. Many of these are inexpensive and are mere formalities to the act of doing business.

Step 3 - Location

Having a central, safe location to hold your instructional classes is an essential piece to your Yoga business. Patrons will be more willing to frequent your establishment if they feel secure. Ease of access, entrances and exits, closeness to major freeways and travel routes are all determining factors to consider.

Step 4 - Marketing

Perhaps the most important factor in your business startup, marketing your business can be stressful, but well worth the effort. Getting the word out about your Yoga business, generating new clients and maintaining current ones is the single greatest concern for your success. While there are several dozen ways you can go about promoting your business, whether by flyers, radio ads, print ads, telephone promotions, etc., all of which will need to be employed in order to successfully achieve the number of clients required to become profitable.


Forum Posts: 117
Member Since:
April 27, 2015
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
September 15, 2015 - 10:51 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print

Here is a   good read if you are doubting about  starting a yoga business

How can I know if running my own Yoga Business is right for me?


Owner Mary Ann Renzelli decided to start the business after working in the noisy atmosphere of health clubs.

Will be glad if I hear more insights from you guys :) 


This topic is locked
Forum Timezone: America/New_York

Most Users Ever Online: 340

Currently Online:
7 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)

Members Birthdays
Today: None
Upcoming: yogarishikesh, yogavini, Healthy Life Cycle Canada

Top Posters:

Priyah: 156

laparadis: 146

Yoga Paul: 138

ashmin: 98

Parell: 82

Gator: 77

diedwardo7: 77

Traci: 73

Yogi: 70

Don Briskin: 69

Newest Members:











Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 24

Topics: 2814

Posts: 4302


Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 43

Members: 1987

Moderators: 1

Admins: 3

Administrators: Meredith, Dr. Paul Jerard, E-RYT 500, Paul

Moderators: techsupport