Three Essentials You Need When You Open A New Yoga Studio
Now that you have made up your mind to open a new yoga studio you need to consider the following three important things before you start your yoga business.
1. Track your financials
As a new yoga studio owner, you need to track your money. The expenses and the credits both mean tracking every single transaction, both income and expenses. Fully understanding your financial situation will help you adjust membership or drop-in fees, and the number of teachers you hire, as well as make other finance-related decisions important for your business.
Keeping a record manually can be time-consuming and exhaustive so better join KRIYA booking and managing software to do the needful.
2. Marketing your new studio
If you think that simply opening a yoga studio or yoga class will get you students then you are wrong. Like any business, your yoga studio needs marketing as well. There is tough competition out there as you will find hundreds of yoga studios or yoga classes in your city so how will you compete? To ensure that your studio gets noticed, you are going to need a solid marketing plan that will help to get the word out.
KRIYA comes with an Automated Marketing Tool for you to grow your business.
3. Build your online presence
In today's digital world online presence is a must. You can build your website, have accounts on social media sites and take online classes right from your home or studio.
KRIYA is there for you to build a free website for you, teach you and allow you to take online classes in Zoom or Skype or through other channels. What's more, promote your business too!
Why using KRIYA For new Yoga studios?
* It is affordable for new, small and medium yoga businesses.
* Accept bookings and manage your operations with integrated payment solutions
* KRIYA brings for you automated marketing and features that bring your presence online.
* You can efficiently manage schedules even on your smartphones or with your own free website.
* KRIYA Mobile App allow your students to pay and book for classes easily.
Challenges of new Yoga studios
* Lack of identity or uniqueness.
* Fail to create value for the services.
* Missed or late payments from clients.
* Lots of admin and time consuming tasks.
Why new yoga studios need an online booking system and management software?
When you're just getting started, it is best to go with the simple and inexpensive way and best is to join the local online booking and management software that is low cost and works in your currency.
KRIYA works best for new studios in Australia helping locals and communities.
After all you need to set up efficient processes in order to conduct essential tasks like managing client lists, scheduling classes, taking attendance, selling and tracking class passes, take credit card payments or online payments, and accomplishing all these tasks with an affordable system and management software is a must.
Now if you have a relatively small yoga studio, you may want to make reservations online. Selling passes online enables you to free up time at the beginning of each class and also encourages your students to pay upfront for multiple classes as opposed to dropping in once in a while.
You can use KRIYA online booking and management software on your mobile and your clients can use the KRIYA mobile app.
What will be the benefits of using KRIYA Booking System?
Using KRIYA online booking software will save your precious time doing other manual tasks like taking bookings, depositing your payments, and creating a class timetable as all this is done easily with the booking systems. This will give you precious time to attend to other important matters, like welcoming new students and building relationships, before a class begins.
You can import as well as export your customers and purchase data as in KRIYA that has a data migration module. You can migrate your customer and sales history data from other systems like MBO and Acuity Scheduling into your KRIYA account.
KRIYA is integrated with various payment modes, and the checkout process is mobile optimized so students can purchase classes quickly and conveniently.
It's also nice to be able to email your students right from the software. The main benefits of that are that you can provide great customer service quite easily and automate email reminders to students who are due for new classes to join.
KRIYA's customizing features, as well as built-in system integration, is important for your new yoga space.
KRIYA looks for your various needs like an email marketing system to send the right message to the right student or the option to add email addresses to build your mailing list quickly to keep your potential customers informed and entertained.
KRIYA helps to improve your search rankings to acquire new customers and works as wonders for new yoga studios.
You can also add your social media links and follow buttons as well as promote your services or posts in your Social Media channels with one click for viral marketing as well as other data integration to increase sales for your yoga studio services.
Interested in joining the KRIYA community, click here to request a demo.
Accept Cash, EFTPOS and Credit Cards
Stop chasing payments and choose upfront online payments. Create your own pricing passes including recurring payments.
Students can choose from single classes or a sign up for a course or term of classes
Give your students the choice to book a 1 off class or a course / term of 8 or 10 or more classes in advance.
Q1. Would KRIYA allow my clients to book and cancel sessions
Yes KRIYA allows you to book your clients for your online sessions. If you want to cancel your sessions or reschedule them for a later date you can easily do it
Q2. Can I continue to use Square or get cash for my sessions if
I use KRIYA.
Yes, you can continue to use the Square payment gateway and even choose to opt for cash payments for your sessions when you use KRIYA booking for your clients.
KRIYA offers powerful payment and point-of-sale platforms to make every type of transaction simple for you.
Q3. Can I automatically charge clients for a membership?
Yes, you can automatically charge clients for membership. Your clients can go online and reserve their spot or seat in class or purchase a pass anytime they want. Flexible membership configurations are what KRIYA provides for you to run your sessions the way you want.
Q4. Can I set up my free website with KRIYA?
Yes, you can do so if you want. At KRIYA you don’t need a website to start accepting bookings or payments for your classes. You can though build a website by going to settings and setting up your free website.
Q5. Can I sync my timetable with Google Calendar?
No at present you cannot sync your timetable with Google Calendar.
Q6. Can my clients make bookings?
Yes, your clients can make bookings but not more than 4 weeks/month in advance. You can also create courses where your clients prepay the whole course and are automatically booked into every class in advance.
Q7. Can I have more than 1 location on the system?
Yes, you can have more than one location on the system. There is no region or area-specific limitations at KRIYA.
Q8. Can I send SMSs to my clients?
Yes, we are adding this feature soon. You can then send automated reminders for your boot camps or workshops and promote your business using push notifications through SMS so that your clients know about your classes and offers.
Q9. How secure are the payment transactions made through KRIYA?
All payment transactions made through KRIYA are processed using secure, encrypted connections. We comply with the highest level of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) to ensure your client's payment information is safe.
Q10. Does KRIYA provide any data analytics or reporting features to help me understand my business better?
Yes, KRIYA comes equipped with a reporting system that provides valuable insights into your business operations, including class attendance, revenue, client growth, and more.
Q11. Is there a limit to the number of clients or classes I can manage using KRIYA?
KRIYA is designed to scale your business. There's no limit on the number of clients, classes, or instructors you can manage using our software.
Q12. Does KRIYA provide any features for client communication, such as email newsletters or message boards?
Yes, KRIYA includes features to manage client communication. You can send out emails to your clients and class attendees.
Q13. Can I customize the booking experience for my clients, such as adding my studio logo or changing the color scheme?
Yes. You can add your logo. We are working on allowing you to change the color scheme.
Q14. What support is available if I have issues with the system?
KRIYA offers comprehensive support through email and Zoom.
We also have a resourceful online help center with guides and FAQs.
Q15. Can KRIYA integrate with other software systems I may be using, such as a customer relationship management (CRM) system?
No, KRIYA doesn't integrate with any other CRM at the moment.
Q16. Is KRIYA mobile-friendly, or is there an app available for me or my clients to use?
KRIYA is designed to be mobile-friendly, providing a great user experience on all devices.
We also offer a dedicated app for both iOS and Android devices.
Q17. Does KRIYA offer any features for managing yoga teacher schedules and payroll?
No, KRIYA doesn't offer any features to manage teachers' payroll.
Q18. Is there a trial period for me to test out KRIYA before committing to a payment plan?
KRIYA offers a free trial period for you to explore the system and its features before committing to a paid plan.
Q19. Can I offer promotional codes or discounts on bookings made through KRIYA?
Absolutely, KRIYA provides an easy way to create and manage promotional codes or discounts to attract new clients or reward loyal ones.
Q20. How can KRIYA help me manage and track my studio inventory (e.g., yoga mats, blocks, etc.)?
No, KRIYA doesn't include an inventory management feature.