How to Operate a Yoga Studio

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What happens if you are a qualified, skilled, and thoughtful Yoga teacher, without sufficient dedicated students? Here is a basic response: Don’t quit your “day job” and don’t open a Yoga studio of your own. Sorry to be so blunt, but you require time to increase your following.

Yoga 02When, or if, you establish a following as an independent specialist, then and only then, think of opening a Yoga center. This is not meant to be extreme, however there are many Yoga centers with inadequate resources to go around, and you do not have to lose every penny you saved without developing sound business strategies.

For that reason, please take some time to develop a Yoga company plan with objectives and estimated amounts of time. Regrettably, there are too many Yoga studios open with a “one-month strategy.” Can you imagine opening an ashram without a telephone, getting captured up in zoning board problems or just wishing for the best? One inadequately arranged Yoga studio makes all Yoga teachers look bad, and leaves the public thinking every Yoga studio resembles that.

How do you feel when you go to a deli for the 20th time, and the counter assistant tries to avoid you? Do you feel like going back again, when, half the time, they get your order incorrect? Why am I choosing this place?

Every Yoga studio should have a selected individual for customer service and public relations. Yoga teachers must know all their students’ names “by heart.” If you disregard your Yoga students, there is no reason for them to remain. They will certainly feel undesirable and not worthy. One of the worst methods to deal with a student/ teacher relationship is to disregard a Yoga student.

Yoga 03Be careful of understandings that make you seem like you are better than your Yoga students. Remember that your students pay you to teach Yoga. You need to treat them like your best friends. How many of your close friends are paying for your meals, vehicle, home loan, or your vacations? Your Yoga students are “top.”.

Doing this “little bonus,” keeps Yoga students. When a student has a question, it is your task to provide a notified answer, and if you do not have one, seek advice from a senior or master Yoga teacher. If you are not a “people person,” do not become a Yoga teacher.

Make sure that the person who answers your phone likes people. You cannot keep a Yoga studio open with a bad-tempered receptionist. The receptionist is the initial “gatekeeper” of a Yoga studio, and for Yoga students, that gate needs to be held open with a broad smile.

Each Yoga studio must be a haven for students to find exactly what they look for, without having to suffer an inferior service. They face far too much of it, outside the Yoga course. You should know the requirements of your students and assure only what you can deliver.