The sun is just beginning to climb into the sky as you slip into your favorite leggings and enter your yoga studio at home, ready to start your day in the best possible way. As you stretch and bend, you feel the energy begin to surge within you, and inspiration flows freely. You leave all your stress, doubt, and negativity behind you on the mat as you head out to conquer the day
If this is your dream, it may be easier to achieve than you think. All you need is a little garage space, some zen decor, and storage for your yoga blocks, resistance bands, and mat. Here’s your quick and easy guide to turning your garage into a yoga studio.
How to Make a Yoga Studio at Home
Imagine your ideal space and picture what should be in a yoga room. Can you make that happen in your garage? Absolutely!
The first thing to consider is what the temperature is like in your garage. If possible, you may want to add a little wall insulation to keep your yoga studio comfortable year-round. However, a space heater or fan may do the trick if you live in a moderate climate.
Flooring & Walls
Next, update the floors to be yoga friendly by laying down tile or hardwood that will work well with your yoga mat for support and stability. (If you’re planning on parking your car in the same space when not using it for yoga, tile is a good option.) Paint the walls as well, and be sure to choose a neutral, calming color that won’t distract you during your workout.
A calming indoor plant provides a little extra oxygen for your workout
Storage for Yoga Equipment
Finally, install the perfect wall storage system to keep everything organized and within easy reach. Flow Wall cabinet kits are the perfect way to get beautiful, functional, and affordable storage where you need it most. Flow Wall also has sleek Slatwall panels with shelves and hooks if you prefer to hang your resistance bands or keep other gear out where you can see it.
Set the tone for success with a few of your favorite grounding items
What Should Be in a Yoga Room
Once you have the foundational elements finished, set up some home yoga studio decor to bring the space to life. Here’s what to gather:
A non-slip yoga mat
Decorations and natural elements that promote zen and relaxation
Images of beautiful landscapes to hang on the walls
Artificial plants, or even real ones if your garage gets natural light
A water feature (if it calms you)
Your favorite motivational quote (or a few of them) in a prominent place
A large mirror so you can watch your posture and form
Bluetooth speakers so you can listen to music, meditation tracks, or yoga instructions
Those are the basics. If you want to take it to the next level, you can also add a mini-fridge for keeping water bottles cold and easily accessible during your sweat sesh. When you have a yoga studio at home, there’s no excuse not to stay properly hydrated.
Daily Setup & Cleanup
Let’s assume you still plan to park a vehicle in the garage once in a while, shall we? No problem!
All you need is a few minutes to set up before you start and to clean up when you finish. Your gorgeous cabinets or shelves from Flow Wall are a great place to stash your stuff, and that way you won’t accidentally run it over with your car.
If you don’t have a mirror large enough to hang on the wall permanently, you can also store a portable mirror and pull it out when you need it. Stabilize it as much as possible against a nearby wall during your workout so you can make sure to hold each pose correctly.
It can be difficult to clear your mind if you are surrounded by clutter, so it’s important to have plenty of storage. Before you start, put away anything that you may have used recently that didn’t get put back in its proper place. Then pull out your yoga mat and any blocks, bands, or other tools you need.
When you finish, wipe down your mat and roll it up. Gather all of your equipment and carefully store it for future use. Make sure everything is picked up off the floor and put out of the way of moving vehicles.
Make Your At-Home Yoga Studio Complete with Flow Wall
Now that you know how to make a yoga studio at home that will make it easy to de-stress every day, don’t wait to get started. Design and build your dream yoga studio with help from Flow Wall.
Keep all your fitness tools right where you need them with a little Flow Wall organization