Yoga studios are a place where people can come together and support each other. The community is what makes yoga studios special, and one of the best ways to promote team building within your studio is by encouraging your staff and students to bond over common interests.
1. Offer free classes and host events for employees and students
Offering free yoga classes for all employees and students at the end of each month allows them to relax, enjoy themselves, and get to know each other better. You could also host social events where everyone gets dressed up and goes out together, like a company-wide picnic or holiday party.
2. Regular team-building exercises
Trust falls, trust games, or trust exercises in general are a great way to boost team morale. These activities help people feel connected with one another without having to say a word because they’re focused on trusting one another while they participate in an activity together rather than worrying about what others might think about them if they fail something or don’t succeed immediately during these types of activities (which often happens when we try things alone).
3. Set up “get-to-know-you” breaks
One of the reasons people sign up for yoga classes is to socialize. Organizing ways for employees and students can meet between classes is a way you can help further that goal. Set up games that require teamwork. These activities might seem unnecessary but will help everyone feel more inspired to bring their best to yoga class.
4. Have regular “community” classes
These classes should be open to all members of the studio. This can be done by offering multiple times for different classes, or by asking everyone who signs up for the class to sign up for an email list so that you can send out reminders about events like these. It helps employees meet fellow employees who wouldn’t otherwise need to interact (because their job roles don’t intersect)
By incorporating team building activities into your yoga classes, you can create a space that fosters trust, collaboration, and empathy while also helping students improve their flexibility, strength, and overall wellness.