Way back in June, I had the pleasure of photographing a local NH business, Humble Warrior Power Yoga Studio in Manchester, NH. Our session was the day before they opened their doors for the first time and the vibe inside of their studio was just so exciting yet so humbling! Each of the warrior teachers where there showing their talents and planning for the next day. The building is absolutely beautiful and the studio space is amazing with exposed brick, large windows and beautiful floors! I loved getting to see the space before their opening day and I am so excited to get to take classes with them. I have had a busy busy season over here, but once my sessions and editing lessen, I will be there to take some classes.
I asked owner, Genevieve Hoellrich a few questions about their studio which I have included in this blog below. You can check out their website here, and go visit their studio to take a class and see how beautiful it is! Here is their CLASS SCHEDULE.
At what point in your teaching career did you decide – I want to open a yoga studio?
Opening a yoga studio has always been a dream but it was not until I met Talitha it became possible. We had the same vision and dreams and the family and friends who supported us in the lead of faith to pursue our dreams.
What was your biggest fear or limiting belief during the process?
There was so many… No-one will come to class, will we be able to pay for it. Who is going to teach and so many more, BUT with the support of the most amazing partner the fears quickly turned away and we just kept moving forward and conquering our fears.
What were the steps you took in order to open a yoga studio?
We found the space, then from there we had a vision of what we wanted , the look, the heat. We found vendors who would help us and it went from there. Lots and lots of work and patience .
What resources did you find helpful during the process?
family, friends, each other and the support of our amazing instructors
How did you decide upon the name?
This was all Talitha!
What’s your number one piece of advice for future yoga studio owners?
Some days it may be hard but it is the biggest gift, to help others ands your dream come true
What’s the most difficult situation you run into on a consistent basis?
Not to many yet.. they may come lol
How did you decide upon your class offerings, type of teachers you’d employ, and the overall vibe of the studio?
we had a vision of what we wanted and we knew some amazing teachers and from there it blossomed. We want teachers to feel 100% authentic to themselves and teach from there heart. This is creating unique, powerful classes.
And lastly – Why did you start practicing yoga in the first place? And how and why did you become a yoga teacher?
I was in a deep dark place and I needed something. 14 years ago I went to my first hot yoga class and was hooked from there. So much has happened in my life but what has stayed true is my yoga practice. After a long time practicing my dad said it was his wish for me to share my passion. I took the leap and 7 years later here I am!!!