It does not matter how many yoga studios there are in a city; there really are never enough. Most instructors prefer to keep classes to an intimate size, which means unless you get there early you are not getting floor space. So, if you are opening a studio you can probably count on being quite busy, no matter how much competition you have. That being said, you do not only want the leftover people from the other studios that couldn't fit into their classes. You want to be first pick! Folks should be lining up and waiting to get in a class at your establishment. Assuming that you already have a solid team of instructors lined up, now you need to turn your focus on decorating. You need a space that is attractive enough to give you a competitive edge, but functional enough to handle your capacity smoothly.

Sustainable Flooring

If you are still in the building phase, or if you are remodeling an old building, flooring should be chosen very thoughtfully. A large percentage of your customers are going to be passionate about the environment. This means that although wood flooring is beautiful, it is probably not going to be appreciated unless it is recycled or salvaged wood. You can also opt for bamboo, cork, linoleum, or natural stone. "Green" flooring materials have a long life expectancy and have minimal impact on the environment.

Whispering Creek Wall Fountain with Logo

Whispering Creek Wall Fountain with Logo

Mirrors

There is nothing worse than taking a yoga session in a room that only offers mirrors on the front wall. Obviously, you know how important proper form is, so it is essential that practitioners can see themselves, especially in poses they are unfamiliar or uncomfortable with. This is not easy to do when your mat is near the back of the room. You can't be expected to see the mirror that far away. Not to mention, there are probably other people in front of you to try to see around, while holding your pose. Opt for mirrors on at least three walls. Participants will appreciate it.

Harmony River Floor Fountain with Logo - Rear Mounted

Harmony River Floor Fountain with Logo - Rear Mounted

Customized Water Walls

Regardless how you intend on decorating your studio, customized water walls should be at the top of your list of décor pieces. These breathtaking pieces of art create a soothing environment and make the air more comfortable. One placed in the entryway will help visitors transition from the chaos of the outside world to the serene atmosphere where they can find their center. If you add customized water walls to the actual rooms they will help with focus and are especially helpful during meditation after sessions. As the name implies, you get to customize these pieces, so they complement your yoga studio perfectly.