How to Build a Yoga Studio Website: 9 Essential Elements

Make a yoga studio website to make your yoga classes more accessible.

These days, there’s a yoga studio on every street corner, but how do you make yours stand out? Without any coding knowledge, you can create a beautiful yoga studio. Who couldn’t use a little more calm in their life right now?

Let’s see how to set this up.

Design Elements Your Yoga Studio Website Must Have

  1. About – your visitors need to know why you are the best choice for their yoga needs.
  1. What you offer – explain the details of all your classes (types, levels, length).
  1. Contact information – make it easy for people to get connected with you and they are more likely to become connected with you.
  1. Class calendar – break down when, where, and how of your classes so your visitors will be able to decide the best way to participate.
  1. Registration – provide point and click options for registering for your classes.
  1. Membership levels – create an easy-to-understand breakdown of the different membership levels. Restrict Content Pro is a great tool for developing your membership levels and creating an income stream for your business.
  1. Develop content – keep your visitors up to date on the value of yoga or other tips for having a balanced lifestyle.
  1. Great images – professional pictures of you in yoga poses, or pictures of your studio, or pictures of your classes are preferred. When those aren’t available, then invest in high-quality stock images.
  1. Clean design – yoga cries out for balance, so be sure to keep your website design crisp, clean, and balanced as well.

Building Your Yoga Studio Website

Initial setup

If you don’t already have Kadence installed, you’ll want to start there. Kadence is available to download for free, or you can install it directly in WordPress on the Appearance → Themes → Add New screen.

Next, download Starter Templates, which is available to download for free or you can find it directly in WordPress on the Plugins → Add New screen.

Once installed and activated, head to the WordPress Dashboard and go to Appearance > Starter Templates.

Scroll down until you see the Yoga Studio starter template and click on it.

Next you can change the color scheme and font family if you’d like. Don’t worry, you can always make these changes later.

Importing the template

You can either import a single starter template page, or a full site.The full site option uses the starter template globally across all site pages and posts.

This template also comes with Kadence Blocks, which makes it easy to create WordPress pages and posts with the Gutenberg Editor.

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Once that’s imported, click Finished! View Your Site.

Customizing the homepage

You are now taken to the homepage to begin customizing it. Click Edit Page in the top toolbar to edit the layout, featured image, and text using Kadence Blocks. You can also use Kadence’s Design Library, which comes with images tailored to your chosen starter template.

Book Now

The homepage template includes a Book Now link, which is a great place to link users to your class schedule.

You can use the free The Events Calendar plugin to add a class schedule to your site. You can add the link to your main calendar page in the Book Now button to direct users to your class schedule.

Adding events is easy! Go to Events > Add Event in the WordPress Dashboard to create an event. 

To find a link to the main calendar, you can click All Events from your single event page.  Grab that link and add it to your Book Now button for easy access.

Add a link to your calendar page to the menu on your homepage so that users can find your calendar. To do this, go to Appearance > Menus in the WordPress Dashboard and use the Custom Link tab to add your main calendar page URL. Click Add to Menu and then Save Menu.

Editing sections

Another section on the homepage contains static content about each yoga teacher. You can edit this content at Edit Page. The Learn More links don’t go anywhere yet, but you can link them to pages that you create. They can be about each of your instructors or you can turn this into a blog posts section if you prefer. There is an “Our Team” section in the template as well, so you can decide how you’d like to edit these sections to suit your needs.

You can also set your instructors up as Organizers with The Events Calendar. You can change the label to Yoga Teachers or Instructors with this handy extension.

Creating Memberships

The homepage also comes with a pricing grid template to use with a membership on your site.

Creating memberships is easy with the addition of Restrict Content Pro. You can create a membership so that users have to pay to see your classes (if you’re offering them virtually) or you can create premium blog content that is only available to members. Without membership access, users will see this instead:

Finishing touches for your yoga studio website

Lastly, you can make any design and layout changes using the WordPress Customizer. You can find this in the top toolbar under Customize.

Take a deep inhale in. Breath a deep exhale out.

Following these steps helps you showcase your offerings and your unique style or voice without writing a single line of code!

Building your yoga studio website can be simple and it will be uniquely you. Putting the power of Kadence Starter Themes and Kadence Blocks together will make building your yoga studio website as calming as child pose.