I own a yoga studio and have been in this business for several years.
New studio owners tend to reach out to me with business questions because I love to offer help in this industry! I’m even thinking about creating a yoga studio owner guide to sell on my website.
I recently helped a new studio owner with the decision of the new air conditioner for their space. The rental space they have came with window air conditioners. This simply isn’t a great option for a yoga studio because window air conditioners can’t reduce humidity, and they are quite loud. They also aren’t great because they can’t circulate air too well. I’ve found central air conditioning to be a great option for yoga studios so that the air conditioning can be felt in the entire studio no matter where you are. I also like the fact that central air conditioning has air filtration and dehumidifying elements. Depending on the setup of the studio, it may even be a good idea to install a ductless mini split to provide additional air conditioning in private rooms or spaces that don’t receive air from the vents as well. Ductless mini splits are usually more aesthetically pleasing and much quieter than window air conditioners. The studio owner that I helped ended up just needing the central air conditioner for their space. I can’t wait to see how it works once it’s all set up! I love to see how studios come together one the creativity begins to grow. It’s really beautiful to create a sacred space for yoga, meditation, and self care.