Seven years this year. It's true. Love It Yoga has been a part of the yoga community of Windsor/Essex county for almost seven years. Amazing! It's actually a miracle. A small business is hard let alone a small business in a small community. We have had many up and downs and many changes throughout the years. New owners, new classes, new teachers, old teachers. It all plays a part in this crazy business. We are a business because of you, because of our students in Amherstburg, Ontario.
Why do we do it? You may ask. Because we LOVE IT. There's no other reason.
There's no money in a yoga business. We aren't scamming our customers for $17 a drop in or $85 a month. We pay rent, we pay teachers and that's it. Just like most other studios here and everywhere. Yoga studios all over the country are closing. Why? Because people have this vision that yoga should be free or close to it. That it is just a hobby and not a valid life choice.
Let's do some math. If the average teacher training is approximately $3000 and the average pay for one class is $25 and you teach once a week it will take you 1.2 years to pay off your teacher training. A strip mall rental of 1000 square feet at $10-$20 a square foot is $1600/month that's 19 people at full rate of $85 just to pay the rent. There is still hydro, internet, phone and yes, MORE teacher trainings just to survive and be current.
This isn't a complaint or a gripe it's just so that we can all be on the same page when customers ask, "When is your next special?" or "I got a Groupon for another studio so I'll come back next month" You are the heart of our studios and we only survive because of our loyal students and because you trust us. And because you spend your yoga dollars here, in your community, because you LOVE IT!
Thank you for Loving It,
The light in me ALWAYS honors the light within you,
The Love It Yoga Team
Yoga teachers, dancers, waitresses, empowerers, nurses, foodies, wine lovers, everyday people.