5 Things You Need to Open a Yoga Studio (That No One Talks About)

So, you’ve decided to open your first yoga studio. Odds are you’ve been given a lot of advice, most of which falls into one of the following buckets: 

1. Surprisingly insightful
2. Terribly obvious
3. Completely unhelpful 

Let’s be real about it, it’s fun and exciting to focus on designing the space and finding all the products you’ll need: yoga mats, blocks, towels, decorations, etc., but there are a few things you’ll need to successfully open and run your own yoga studio that people don’t talk about as often.


The Pros and Cons of the Top Yoga Flooring Options

Wabi-sabi, the art of embracing imperfection, dictates that “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, nothing is perfect.” The same can be said about your yoga studio; it will forever be a work in progress. Whether you have recently purchased a studio or are looking to remodel, you’ll eventually come to the realization that no yoga flooring lasts forever, and no yoga flooring is perfect, but that doesn’t mean some options aren’t better than others. You can embrace the imperfections of our yoga studio flooring while simultaneously having the best yoga flooring possible.

Which yoga flooring should you choose? To help you, here are a few positives and negatives about each option.


How to Properly Clean Yoga Studio Flooring

Cleaning yoga flooring is no one’s favorite chore, but it’s an absolute must for studios. It’s not something you should do infrequently, either. Nothing will turn yoga students off more than the smell that is left behind by an unkempt yoga studio.

Thankfully, cleaning yoga mat tiles is easy and requires little effort. Follow this quick guide to cleaning your yoga studio flooring.


Nick Bez’s Top 4 Tips for Keeping New Yoga Students in the New Year!

By Nick Bez

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!


Fight The Causes and Effects of Strokes with Yoga!

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.


Renew You: Tips to Reboot Your Yoga Practice This Fall

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!


Yoga Studio Spotlight: The Hot Yoga Factory

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.


Hip-Opening Yoga Poses for Cyclists

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.