Known across the country as a “yoga instigator & community connector,” I’ve spent a decade getting involved in every nook and cranny of the yoga industry I’ve been able to find. From managing studios and programming for CorePower Yoga and Life Time Fitness and presenting at national conferences, to co-owning a studio with my wife and traveling as a program consultant, I noticed pretty quickly that no matter where in the world you are, the New Year brings a surge of new students. I’ve also noticed a lot of studios leaving the opportunity to be of greater service and capture greater revenue to chance each and every January. Let’s fix that!
While the holidays are a rush for just about all of us, those who own and operate yoga and fitness studios know that January and February can be just as bus, if not busier! With so many New Year’s resolutions being made, people flock to yoga and fitness studios across the globe.
Strokes are one of the leading causes of death in the US, and those who survive are often left feeling weak, vulnerable and exceptionally aware of the frailty of the human body. The post-state of having a stroke is a much a mental battle as it is physical. Studies have found that up to 25% of patients who have recently suffered a stroke also exhibit signs of depression within two years.
Come Fall, two things are certain – pumpkin-spice everything, and visual signs of change. The leaves, the weather, school and sport schedules, it’s all changing, we’ve even pulled the sweaters out! Beach season is officially over, and we’re beginning to think about indoor activities. Plus, holidays are on the way – that’s often a hard time to stay active, let alone start a new activity. So where others might see an opportunity to head inside and simply hibernate we think it all adds up to this being the perfect moment to reboot and reconnect to your yoga practice!
It’s August, it’s hot, and reasonably enough many of us are rushing from one indoor area to the next, never straying too far from air conditioning. But the rest of us? The rest of us are flipping a coin to see if today is a Bikram or a hot vinyasa kind of day – will you come to class with us?
A person’s yoga practice is a transformational journey, and owning a yoga studio is a similar experience. Over the years your studio will change, and it’s our job here at Zebra to ensure that it changes for the better.
There is no greater example of this change than one of our most recent clients: The Hot Yoga Factory in Chelmsford, MA. Formerly known as Bikram Yoga Chelmsford, The Hot Yoga Factory came to us looking for fresh new look for their studio.
With the Tour de France in full swing this month, we are focusing on the many benefits that yoga can bring to cyclists. From added flexibility and strength to the cardiovascular and respiratory benefits, there are many reasons why cyclists experience increases in their performance and stamina when they incorporate yoga before and after they set out on a ride.
Happy Mother’s Day! This year, we take a minute to shine a spotlight on all the hard work that mothers do. From working mothers to stay-at-home moms, single moms and those who are the head of the household, we thank you for all that you do for your families. Just don’t forget to set some time aside for yourself every now and then!
May is National Blood Pressure Awareness Month, and we are turning our attention towards the signs and prevention of conditions like hypertension as well as how to maintain a healthy blood pressure level throughout your life.
The conversion of “base metals” into more rare and valuable elements, such as gold, is what most of us picture when we hear the word “alchemy”. But, for many in the Minneapolis area that’s an image that has been changing since a studio called Alchemy hit the scene!
Today is the Spring Equinox, which means that winter is officially over and spring finally begins. This season has long been recognized as the time for renewal and rebirth. It is a wonderful time to declutter personal spaces, revisit your current goals and clear space for progression.
Are you looking to explore your yoga practice from a different angle? Or perhaps you’re hoping to do something more than dinner and a movie on Valentine’s Day? If so, partner, or acro-yoga, is for you, and the Valentine’s ‘season’ presents the perfect opportunity to try it out with a friend or significant other.
Chances are good that this time of year, and no matter where you live, there is a studio or two in your area that is offering a partner or acro-yoga workshop that will match your experience level – even if you have you don’t have any!