8 Yoga Trends to Try at Your Studio in 2023
What a year! Can you believe that the entire world shut down almost two whole years ago?! Yikes. Although this pandemic has caused a lot of chaos, some good came out of it.
Believe it or not, more people have started practicing yoga than ever before. There was about the extra time and health awareness that crossed many minds. Many people have free time to pick up a hobby like yoga, and as they come to find out, there are plenty of benefits.
If you are considering opening a yoga studio or already have one (or more) opened, what better way to jump-start a new year with a contemporary twist? Remember that if you see no need for change and your studio is okay, think again. Another thing the pandemic should have taught you is adaptability. There are always new ways to evolve your studio, so why not? Here are eight yoga trends you need to try at your studio in 2023.
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Is Yoga Still in Demand?
For those of you thinking, is yoga in demand? The answer is YES! Yoga has been around for thousands of years and will be around for thousands more. What you and your studio incorporates will add to this beautiful ancient practice.
More people are doing yoga now than before. This includes men, children, and minorities. So what better way to embrace this demand than incorporating yoga trends into your studio?
Yoga Trends 2022-2023
The new year is here, so now is the perfect time to sit and plan what your studio will incorporate for 2023. What yoga trends should you be open to trying out for this upcoming year?
If you aren’t doing so already, bring those classes outdoors. No matter if your studio is in a small town or big city, find a way for you to offer classes outdoors. During the pandemic, so many people were inside as it was. Some people are still more likely to be inside due to working at home or their workplace being their home. What better way to escape artificial lighting and hardwood floors than to be outside?
- Fresh air fitness
- Connecting to nature
- Source of vitamin D
Wherever you are located, make this yoga trend your own. If you are near a beach, a lake, a park, or another, embrace outdoor yoga.
Yoga for Kids
Many of your customers have kids or know someone who has kids. So don’t miss out on the opportunity to do yoga for kids. Kids are naturally flexible, so this will be fun for all. In addition, during the pandemic, many kids did yoga while indoors. So keep the trend going by offering kids yoga if you haven’t already.
- Helps kids manage anxiety
- Boosts kids’ self-esteem
- Enhances children’s concentration
Be trendy by incorporating kid yoga. Make it fun, make it colorful and make it yours. Having kids in the studio will add something special to it. And it may bring you better business.
Yes, to practice this type of yoga, you will need hammocks securely tied to your ceiling. Before declining this yoga trend, consider how many customers may benefit from Aerial yoga. Since the hammock acts as a swing, your customers may be able to perform better in poses that are tougher to practice for them.
- Releases joint pressure
- Deepens stretches
- Enhances core strength
This yoga trend is doable. Renovate, update and secure hammocks and let the fun begin! Do whatever you must do and watch your customers light up with excitement as the swing and practice Aerial yoga.
Pranayama/ Breathwork Classes
Practicing pranayama/ breath work is trending. The body can go into a state of relaxation through breath. You and your instructors may already incorporate breathwork/meditation into your practices; however, this is slightly different. This yoga trend requires you to dedicate an entire class to breathwork. You can do it.
- Reduces heavy emotions (depression, stress, grief, anxiety, etc.)
- Boosts immune system
- Increase self-love
Are you giving this yoga trend some thought? You should. There are so many benefits to practicing breath work, so why not make a class dedicated to this?
When haven’t retreats been trendy? Who doesn’t love a getaway from reality now and then? If you aren’t doing so already, plan at least one yoga retreat this upcoming year and announce when, where, activities, and how much. Whether you make this retreat national or international, go for it. Live it up and retreat.
- Disconnect and reconnect
- Stop overthinking
- Spend time with instructors
Retreats can offer so much purpose and community to your studio. If you can, provide more than one a year and announce it far enough in advance for people to save and take time off. Don’t be surprised if you continue this ongoing yoga trend.
Snow-Ga (Try this winter)
Is this yoga trend what you think it is? Most definitely! These yoga classes are not only outdoors but are in the snow. Not all studios can execute this; however, if you live in an area that snows, get to planning! These classes don’t have to be long, and it’s a great way to breathe through frosty air since every pose is temporary.
- Supports mental well-being
- Whole body wellness
- Weight management
Mini-Classes (10-15 minute lessons as a morning exercise)
Short on time? Not all your customers will have time for full-length yoga classes, so offer shorter ones. If planned accordingly, one can get a lot done in a short amount of time. Yes, morning classes can be 10-15 minutes long and effective. When planning short classes, stream and offer them on your website.
- Time efficient
- Makes it easier to commit/form habits
- Improves memory and focus
Lastly, virtual classes. If you aren’t offering virtual classes, start with Karmasoft. Offering virtual classes gives your customers comfort, convenience, and flexibility to practice wherever. Your studio is unique, so capture this yoga trend digitally and make it yours. Also, charge accordingly!
- Focus solely on your experience
- Conveniently connect to the group energy
- Discover more yoga classes and yoga instructors
No matter what kind of yoga studio you own, yoga is trending, so be open to having a trendy studio using any of the trends mentioned above. But be sure to plan effectively and make these trends yours. Being trending doesn’t make you or your studio less unique; it makes it ever evolving!