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The first day I met with my client (in 2013) in what would become his new (and wildly successful) second floor yoga studio and massage business, he shared that NOT once had he ever taken a yoga class.

“Really, not once?” I asked, feeling a bit nervous for him. 😳

“Nope,” he replied somewhat sheepishly.

“Then why do it?” I gently probed.

He went on at great length about his vision of creating a community, the desire to give back to one of his favorite animal charities and finally, the yoga industry still saw growth in Portland, Oregon.

And with that vision, he won me over.

As a two-decade yoga student myself, I came into the project with an understanding of the space requirements, aesthetics, Feng Shui and the design psychology needed to attract a clientele that would make his new business thrive.

And I knew he was following a place within himself that was guiding him to manifest this vision.

Here’s a quick before pic:

Sticks and sheetrock right?

Oh, but wait until you see the transformation! Keep scrolling (just a bit more).

Here’s the after image of the reception area and where clients hang out before and after classes:


And here’s a closer look at the hospitality table and artwork (also in the reception area just across from the sofa) purchased at a local Chinese import furniture store:

Gorgeous, right?

And for good measure, here’s a quick after pic of the large yoga room:


Notice how beautiful the colors are and how they compliment each other. (If you’ve read any of my books, you’ll understand my reference.)

And finally, here’s what my client said about the transformation:

“Visitors say they have a hard time leaving. In a very non self-promoting way, Cheryl told me color was one of her gifts. If I base all the compliments I’ve had on our colors here in the studio, I have no doubt about that.

Cheryl’s work has resulted in visitors saying they have a hard time leaving the studio because it has such a warm, nurturing feel. And I have the pleasure of working in this space every day.” —Michael Roteik, Owner | Yoga Omazing

I often say intelligent paint colors can create magic in a wellness space. And magic it was during the design process of Yoga Omazing. I dove right in to the heart of the yoga experience as perceived by the student and came up with a new design and color palette for this build-out that made both students and practitioners alike want to hang out in the space for extended periods of time.

My big message for you today is this:

When your clients and patients love being in your wellness space even after it’s time to leave, you know you’ve got the makings of a very profitable business.

If you’re ready to make those important design changes and upgrades to your wellness space regardless of what type of medicine you offer or where you live on the planet and you need some help, check out my design service offerings here:

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It would be my honor to help.

Yours in exceptional design,