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5 Steps to Studio Success
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December 3, 2013 - 1:14 am
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How Can I Make My Yoga Studio Successful?

Making the decision to open a yoga studio can be a giant leap of faith, but it can be the most rewarding risk taken in life. Setting the studio up for success from the very beginning is perhaps the most important thing that can be done, and there are many ways that this can be done during the time leading up to the opening of a studio and in the initial few months of running to ensure a positive outcome for a yoga studio.

The training that a yoga instructor has receives directly affects the success of their yoga studio, as having a variety of certifications in different yoga styles allows the instructor to offer a wide range of class options. Students are drawn to yoga studios based on what styles of yoga they offer, and many options mean that there will be a larger base of students interested in joining the studio.

Another way to ensure success is to offer private yoga sessions or in-home lessons. This may seem like a strange way to improve the status of a studio, but offering these as options will draw in a different client base. These clients will then spread the name of a studio that they were pleased with, and the people they speak to might be interested in taking classes at the studio. Offering classes that are specific to meditation can also help; as these can classes attract different audiences.

Discounts and deals can be a good way of providing your studio with the means for success. This may not be lucrative at first, particularly if free or heavily discounted lessons are involved, but these things can help promote a studio and draw in a long-term, possibly permanent, base of students. If students feel that they are getting a bargain, they are more willing to try a variety of classes, which can lead to them enjoying the classes and taking them again without the discount.

Becoming a successful yoga instructor with a strong studio involves networking and becoming known by the local community - as well as branching out to new students who may be interested in starting yoga or meditation. Having a strong social media presence can assist in this. Facebook and Twitter can both be used to spread knowledge of your studio and draw in audiences who may not have otherwise noticed the studio. This can also attract media attention, which leads to more success.

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Here is another good read for some ideas:

Gym Yoga VS Studio Yoga: There Is A Difference

How To Determine Demand For Specialty Yoga Classes

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An active studio needs to have many activities going on. Classes, workshops, guest teachers, Pilates, massage, Reiki, tai chi, etc. Meditation, mantra, chakras, Yoga nidra, mudras, and relaxation techniques are all worthy of workshops.

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I guess aside  from what is said above, i guess a common thing among successful studio is that at some point it creates and become a social place for people to interact. 

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I agree Julie. The social atmosphere is part of a studio's attraction. On the other hand, some studios are way too social for a private person. So, it depends on a student's personality.

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eartheart said
I agree Julie. The social atmosphere is part of a studio's attraction. On the other hand, some studios are way too social for a private person. So, it depends on a student's personality.

Good point earthheart. 

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