Home Yoga Studio Guide
It’s not always easy to fit a good yoga session into a busy schedule. Maybe you have to drop your kids off at school in the morning before heading to work. By the time you get home, your neighborhood yoga studio is already closed for the evening. Even when you have a day off, it’s not always easy to drag out your mat and head out into the world to find a good yoga class. For this reason, many working adults choose to do yoga in the comfort of their own homes.
But even this solution comes with its own set of problems. While yoga is a physical activity that requires a certain amount of space, it is also a mental activity that requires a bit of peace and quiet. Most types of yoga combine stretching with meditation to get a full mind-body workout. But if you don’t have a quiet area in your home where you can move around and avoid distractions, what are you supposed to do?
While you might think that creating a DIY home yoga studio is more trouble than it’s worth, the process is not as complicated as it seems. Nonetheless, you probably have some questions about how it all works. For example, what are some of the essential things you need for a home yoga studio? What are the space requirements? What steps should you take to set up your studio? Finally, how can you create a dedicated space for yoga if you don’t already have a separate yoga room in your home?
In today’s guide, we will answer all of these questions and more, so let’s get started!
Home Yoga Studio Essentials
If you practice yoga, then you already know that it’s more about your mind and body, and less about everything else around you. However, there are still a few essential things you need to make a home yoga studio work:
- Equipment - The amount of equipment you need for yoga will depend on your personal preferences. For example, some people just use a yoga mat and nothing else. However, if you want to engage in more complex yoga practices, you may need bolsters, blocks, straps, blankets, and cushions.
- Space - Once you account for everything that will take up space in your yoga area (i.e. you and your equipment), you can determine exactly how much space you’ll need. When it’s laid out flat, a standard yoga mat is about 2 feet wide and 5.5 feet long. Of course, you’ll actually need more space than that to move around! The exact amount of space you need will depend on your personal preferences, but it’s important that, regardless of the size, this space is separate from the rest of your home. This way, you can enjoy yoga with a greater sense of privacy.
- Quiet - Once you’ve accounted for your equipment and found sufficient space to get started, you’ll want to make sure that the environment is quiet enough to practice yoga. It would be extremely difficult to concentrate with lots of background noise. This is why so many people abandon their dream of a home yoga studio. Fortunately, there are ways to create privacy and a quiet environment in seconds with a retractable privacy wall (more on that later).
How To Set Up A Yoga Studio At Home
Setting up a yoga studio at home can be done in a few simple steps:
Consider Your Schedule
As strange as it may seem, your schedule can play a huge part in the way you set up a DIY home yoga studio. If you work in the evenings, you may want to get in a session before work. But let’s say, for example, that your children occupy the only available space once they get out of school. This would make it more difficult to find a time and a place to dedicate to yoga. So, think about your schedule and consider the time that would allow you to have a free space in the house for an hour or two (or even just 30 minutes).
Scope Out the Space
Once you know when you can practice yoga, it’ll be time to decide where you want to do it. You may not have an entire room you can dedicate to yoga, in which case you’ll need to find a corner with sufficient space to stretch out. Either way, figure out where you would feel comfortable doing yoga in your home and where you would have enough space for the activity.
Spruce Up the Place
It’s hard to get “zen” when you’re surrounded by mess and clutter. Now that you have a space picked out, you can take the time to really clean it up and make it your own. If you want to take things even further, you can add lighting that is relaxing or energizing (depending on your preferences). If you add decor that puts you in the yoga mindset, you could get more out of every session!
Gather Your Equipment
As previously mentioned, your equipment could be as limited as a yoga mat and a pair of yoga pants. Nonetheless, you should see what equipment you have and intend to use in your new home studio. If it can all fit in the area comfortably, then you know you won’t need to make any adjustments. On the other hand, if there’s not sufficient space to fit all of your various blocks and cushions, you may need to look for a different space or only use certain pieces of equipment on specific days.
Make the Space Private
So, you have your space, your time slot, and your equipment laid out in front of you. Now what? Now you need to make your yoga space private! There are a variety of ways to actually make this happen. If you have a dedicated room, then you might not need to make any changes. However, if you’re like a lot of people with limited space, you know that getting privacy is not always the easiest task. Without a dedicated room, you’ll need to make a room for yourself. Fortunately, this is very easy thanks to Tudelü’s privacy wall dividers.
The Tudelü Ceiling To Floor Wall Divider
If you’ve followed all of the steps outlined above to prepare a DIY home yoga studio, it’s now time to really make it a private space for you. This is where Tudelü can help. Our ceiling-to-floor wall divider can be opened or closed with the click of a button, allowing you to use the space for yoga when you’re ready for a session, and use it for anything else the rest of the time.
Plus, our high-quality retractable dividers are specifically designed for creating a quiet, private space. The extra durable material is thick enough to provide a 36 STC sound barrier. Additionally, it is mounted to the walls and sealed to the floor so that virtually no sound can get in or out. With the Tudelü Private wall, you can truly be in a zen state of mind in your very own home!
We hope you enjoyed our home yoga studio guide! Are you looking for a high-quality retractable wall to put in your home or place of business? If so, be sure to reach out to Tudelü today!