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No wonder why so many people take yoga classes worldwide. We have had an increasing number of customers building Eco-home Log cabins for use as business or personal yoga/wellness studios. Our recent build at the wonderful Powerscourt Springs in Co. Wicklow was designed as a Wellness Studio offering their customers Yoga classes as well as guided meditation. This beautiful bright and airy building allows people to connect with nature during their classes.
Did you know that yoga was originally designed to be experienced outdoors? This can’t always be achieved in the great Irish outdoors. Our log cabins offer the perfect solution. You can design and decorate your yoga studio log cabin however you choose and we are here to help every step of the way.
One of the first decisions you should make is the spacing. How much space do you actually need to practice your poses freely? How many people will be attending now or in the future? Remember to plan out plenty of space in between each laid out mat to allow others to practice freely. Is this for personal use or have you long-term plans to set up a business? You should have the most space in your main meditative practice area.
Adequate ventilation should be considered to control the moisture in the air. Proper ventilation will ensure that the studio has good air circulation. This will prevent air pollutants affecting your health while working out.
Heating and air conditioning should also be considered. A heater is definitely necessary for winter months. Whether you want a warm and cosy space, air conditioning, or even electric heating or underfloor heating for Bikram yoga, we can accommodate your requirements.
With mains services connected, you can choose the type of lighting that suits you best. To set the mood in the studio good quality lighting is a must. Be careful of ceiling lights as they can be distracting.
Natural light is a great option. By choosing big windows you can benefit from lots of natural light. Add systems that allow you to control its intensity and avoid glare. You could create a window/wall design that allows for light to enter the room without falling on people. This kind of design often uses zenithal openings, windows at floor level, and screens.
When planning your yoga studio, you can choose a south east facing room to get the first rays of sunshine, perfect for those who rise early in the morning to work on their poses.
When painting your yoga studio think about how you want to feel in the room. When you create a yoga studio you want to avoid exaggerated decorations and flashy colours. Yoga studios usually have a calming feeling and many will have neutral tones and soothing and relaxing colours such as warm whites, greys and lavenders.
Speakers can be a wonderful addition to a yoga studio to add nature sounds for example. Also you could add scented candles or incense to create a welcoming vibe.
Whether you are a beginner looking to reduce stress and enhance fitness, an existing yogi trying to find extra space in your existing home to practice, or an experienced practitioner looking for a professional retreat to teach others, our Eco-home log cabins are ideal. Please feel free to contact us today and we can talk you through the different options available.