Many moons ago, I managed one of the largest yoga studios on the East Coast of the United States.
On my first day, I noticed right away who was not in the room.
I noticed right away that this yoga studio was not for everybody.
As the new yoga studio manager I changed that and with that I’m sharing three ways to represent everybody at your yoga studio.
Ask yourself who is NOT in the yoga studio
If you’re in the lobby checking in students, lift your head up and look at who you are checking in. Then look at the person behind them and the person behind them. What do the people in line look like and who is NOT in line?
If you’re in the studio room, look around the room. Who is in your yoga studio?
Most importantly, who is not and why?
Once you take note of who does not work or practice at your yoga studio then make an effort to hire a staff who represents everybody.
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Require that your teachers play music in their classes
that represent everybody
Yoga is for everybody. Therefore the music we play in our classes should also represent this.
Some artists who represent everybody are:
Hire people who are not you
Hire a teacher and front desk staff who does not look like you, does not speak the same language as you, does not come from the same financial background as you, does not have the same gender as you and does not move like you.
By hiring a diverse staff you are showing your yoga studio community that your studio welcomes all bodies rather than just some.
Hiring a staff who represents everybody is showing your community that everybody no matter their skin color, gender, size, shape, financial background or the way they move are welcome in your yoga studio.
The yoga studio industry is changing and as the leaders of our yoga studios, it is up to us to inspire that change for the better.
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Brytta is a world traveling yoga instructor from NYC. She is a lover of glitter, SUP Yoga and climbing waterfalls. When she's not adventuring around the world and teaching yoga, she's writing about her adventures, interviewing inspiring souls and coming up with new ways to take her yoga off the mat and into the world! A big fan of discovering new poetry, her current favorite poets are: Rupi Kaur, Lena Moon, and Carlos Andres Gomez.