Pilates Garden Studio

Teach or practice yoga and pilates in your garden retreat

Do you teach yoga or Pilates? Perhaps you would simply relish somewhere to practice yoga or Pilates. A garden room could be the perfect yoga room at home. One that is free from distractions and offers you the space you need. It would provide you with a peaceful retreat that you can keep all to yourself or a stylish studio that will certainly impress your clients. You won’t need to escort your clients through your home when they visit you, and they will enjoy working out in a home yoga studio with a view. You could save yourself the expense of renting space elsewhere and you won’t need to travel to enjoy all the benefits of yoga or Pilates.

You can look forward to working out uninterrupted in a space tailored precisely to your needs. Exercising or teaching at home doesn’t have to involve squeezing yourself and your equipment into a tiny bedroom or a corner of your living room. Your customised space will be just metres from your front door and will enhance the value and versatility of your property. A garden room in an outstanding investment that you are unlikely to regret.

    If you teach yoga or Pilates, it could be costly to rent studio space and you will incur travelling expenses. Your garden yoga studio will reduce your overheads.
    With a garden room, you can benefit from a yoga studio without losing a spare bedroom, your dining room or your conservatory.
    A professionally designed, stylish and versatile garden room will increase the value and curb appeal of your home, now and in the future.
    Yoga helps you to manage stress and having a private retreat will also help you to relax. Your garden room can only benefit your mood and could make all the difference.

Can yoga relieve pain?

More research is needed but studies suggest that yoga can relieve chronic and acute pain. The reasons for this have yet to be confirmed. Some researchers believe that yoga relieves pain through relaxation and the release of endorphins. Others think that it may relieve pain by reducing inflammation and promoting positivity.

The benefits of yoga and Pilates

There are many forms of yoga, but all provide numerous benefits. Yoga involves breath control and moving between a series of postures that are designed to improve both strength and flexibility. Certain types of yoga also include meditation. All aspects of yoga can improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise that helps to strengthen muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Research suggests that you will experience the following benefits from practising yoga or Pilates:

  • Increased energy
  • Improved muscle strength and tone
  • Enhanced flexibility
  • Weight loss
  • Improved fitness
  • Increased lung capacity
  • Higher levels of concentration
  • Improved posture
  • Improved ability to manage stress
  • Enhanced self-awareness
  • Better mental health

There are so many potential benefits with yoga that a yoga garden studio could be a life-changing investment. You can certainly bring your home yoga studio ideas to life when you choose a garden room from Kennedy Garden Retreats.

    You can save a great deal of your valuable time when you can workout or teach at home. You will have more time available to enjoy yoga or to take on additional clients.
    Connecting with nature will always improve your mood and so a garden room is surely the perfect place to practice yoga or Pilates.
    Your garden yoga studio can be repurposed at any time in the future should your needs and lifestyle change. You never know what is around the corner.
    You are less likely to be disturbed when you are working out in your garden room, and you won’t disturb your family when you welcome your clients.

Where better than your garden?

Yoga is the space where flower blossoms.

Amit Ray

Yoga studio design

It is important to carefully plan your yoga studio so that it can become the perfect space for your hobby or classes. You will need to choose the right size of building and so you must consider what must be accommodated in your studio and how many people will attend your classes. Your garden retreat should be large enough to feature everything you need and to give your clients space to exercise, but it shouldn’t overwhelm your garden. Our stylish garden rooms are available in numerous sizes and so you can choose one that works well for you while suiting the proportions of your garden. 

  • Access
    how will clients or friends access the studio after arriving at your property? Do you need to construct a pathway or install a gate?
  • Aspect
    where and how should your yoga studio be positioned?
  • Flooring
    Ideally, your flooring will be easy to clean, attractive, durable and non-slip. Hardwood flooring is ideal, or you could install Vinyl yoga tiles. These are dense foam tiles with an anti-skid backing that allows them to be used on top of any existing flooring. You could also consider laminate or cork flooring.
  • Equipment
    Yoga mats usually measure 173cm x 61cm. How many mats do you wish to accommodate and how much space would you like to leave around each mat to ensure you or your clients can adopt all the desired poses? Will you also be using yoga blocks and balls?
  • Storage
    do you require storage for equipment?
  • Power
    how many sockets will you require and where should they be located?
  • Broadband
    do you need broadband and if so, how will you extend it to your garden retreat? You can do this via powerline networking, ethernet cable or WiFi PtP.
  • Heating and aircon
    your studio could quickly lose its appeal if it is too cold in winter and too hot in summer.
  • Toilet
    should your home yoga space boast a toilet or are you happy to pop back to your house?
  • Outside area
    outdoor yoga studios are becoming increasingly popular. If you have the space available, consider featuring a covered deck where you can host classes. Plants and shelter from the elements are must-haves.
  • Reception area
    a stylish reception area would lend a professional feel to your yoga studio and would give you somewhere to work on your administration and to store your paperwork.
  • Versatility
    you may need a yoga studio right now but what will you require in the future? To maximise the benefits of your garden room and the value it can add to your property, design a space that could be repurposed in the future to become garden accommodation, an art studio, a craft room or a summer house.

Once you have identified everything that must be accommodated in your space and where your building should be located, you can settle upon the right size of building, whether that be a small garden room or a large studio. We will construct a stunning building that you can complete with your preferred fittings, furnishings and equipment. We will take the hassle and stress out of building your garden room and ensure that the finished article truly works well for you. Your yoga space at home could be the perfect space at home.

Do you need planning permission for your garden yoga room?

Most garden rooms will not require planning permission. Garden buildings can usually be constructed under your permitted development rights as they are considered to be outbuildings that are incidental to your enjoyment of your property. However, some yoga garden studios will require planning permission. This is because there are restrictions on the size and height of garden room that you can build under your permitted development rights. There are also restrictions on where it can be positioned on your property. Garden rooms that feature toilets or kitchens may require planning permission as will those used for working if your clients will be visiting you. You will find detailed information regarding what you can and can’t do without planning consent on our planning permission page.

Do garden rooms need building regulations approval?

If the floor area of the building is between 15 square metres and 30 square metres, you will not normally be required to apply for building regulations approval for your home yoga room. This is providing that the building contains no sleeping accommodation and is either at least one metre from any boundary or is constructed substantially of non-combustible materials. For more detailed guidance, please visit our building regulations page.

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