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We have put together a number of useful tips for setting up a yoga studio. What exactly do you have to pay attention to when decorating a yoga studio?
You have finally taken the step to start your own yoga studio, and now the best thing is to set up the space!
To create a nice yoga studio you do not have to spend a fortune. As long as you have a suitable area with a good floor you can come a long way with a bit of paint and good accessories.
But what exactly do you have to pay attention to when decorating a yoga studio?
We have put together a number of useful tips with which you can create the perfect place to receive your students.
What kind of yoga are you going to teach? Are you going to teach 1 type? And is this a quiet or an active yoga style? A Yin Yoga class requires a different atmosphere than for example Power Yoga or Ashtanga Yoga.
Maybe you want to give yoga to small children. Then the space will look different in terms of colors and decor than when you are going to give yoga classes to adults.
Do you want a specific theme, or should it remain as neutral as possible? Colors influence certain feelings and evoke certain emotions, so look carefully at what color you paint your walls. For example, blue tones work soothingly, while colors like red and yellow provide energy.
Color is also important when purchasing yoga mats and meditation cushions. Of course you want it to fit with the rest of the interior, but a lighter yoga mat for example will get dirty faster than a dark mat.
Does your room have (large) windows? Some people do not like it when other people can look inside, or are distracted from things that happen outside. And how nice it may be when the sun shines, nothing so annoying when you come in a certain pose - for example Utthita Hasta Padanghstasana - and you look into the bright sunlight. You can stick window films on the windows, or hang blinds so you can easily control the light.
Here the opinions are rather divided. Mirrors ensure that a room appears larger. Also people can see in the mirror whether they perform a particular pose well.
On the other hand, mirrors can also distract. It is not the intention that you look at the whole yoga class in the mirror to see if you can perform the pose better than your neighbor. And you do not have a yoga instructor for nothing, who helps you when he / she sees that you are not doing well on your mat.
With incense you can create a nice atmosphere in your space. The smell also ensures recognition.
Also note that not everyone can appreciate incense. It is nice if it smells nice in your room but it should not dominate. Try different scents, and possibly ask your students what they think.
- See here the Incense assortment of Yogashop -
Plants have many advantages. They provide atmosphere in a room and some plants even purify the air! Make sure that the plants do not stand in the way, and that you take good care of them.
Do people have to bring their own yoga mat or do you have everything ready for them during the lesson?
Taking care of the yoga supplies yourself has several advantages. The main advantage is that your students do not have any extra costs for purchasing materials. At most, they only have to bring a yoga towel for the yoga mat, if they want to.
The atmosphere and colors of your yoga studio can be extended into the yoga mats and props. If your students take their own mat with you, you will probably get a tangle of colors. When you buy the mats yourself you can choose to buy all the mats in the same color. This makes for a nicer and calmer whole.
Which attributes you buy for your studio is completely up to you, but of course good quality yoga mats should not be missing. The Love Generation Yogastudio yoga mat is a sturdy, wear-resistant anti-slip mat and therefore the favorite of many yoga studios. Yoga blocks (or yoga bricks) and yoga belts are useful tools and also easy to store. Also yoga bolsters and meditation cushions should not be missing when doing a lot of reclining and sitting exercises.
At Yogashop.nl you can go for a complete range. Whether you are looking for yoga mats, meditation mats, meditation cushions or yoga props. The Dutch brand Love Generation is top quality and offers stylish products with brilliant color tunings.
Do you have space, or would you like to generate additional income? Then think about starting a shop next to your yoga studio. You already have people in your studio who are interested in yoga, so the target group is already there. You can then sell the yoga mats and props you use in your class, so that students can continue their yoga practice at home.
We offer a complete package that makes it very easy to start a small shop at your yoga studio. For resellers and for large orders we can offer discounts of up to 40%! In addition, we have low-threshold wholesale conditions, so ordering is super easy.
Also look at other yoga studios for inspiration. Maybe you have already attended yoga classes at different studios and you know very well what you do and do not need in a yoga studio. The most important thing is that there is a nice atmosphere in your yoga studio so people want to be there and feel at ease.