Monthly Archives: May 2014

There Is Such a Thing as Ranking a Studio

Hello fellow yogis ๐Ÿ™‚

As you all know, yoga is a very important part of my life. I created this yoga blog to share with others my love for it, and share my experience with others. Looking back to my second post, I named a few studios in south Jersey that I thought would be worthy to visit and possibly take a class. Over the semester, I took the opportunity to visit all but one.

In my evaluations and personal experiences, I realized each studio had something different to offer. For my final project, I wanted to map out each studio for you. Posted within this story, is a interactive google map, where you can actually see where each studio is located! I wanted to give readers a chance to actually view the locations in south Jersey, and see how far these studios are from your hometowns.

On the map are the four studios I mentioned in my second post, including Yoga Inspired Studio in Pitman, Bikram Yoga in Voorhees, Experience Yoga Studio in Turnersville, and the Yoga Center of Haddonfield. When you click over a marked location on the map, the studios name will appear, and you will see the studios website included on the pop-up.

The purpose of including the studios address on the map was to make it easier for readers to simply click on the website and explore what they have to offer. Also, another reason I wanted to map out the different studios was to give readers insight on what the ratings are!

Using rating websites for different interests such as restaurants, department stores, concert venues, (and yoga studios!) has become very popular online. Before people try something new, or go somewhere new, people have a habit of looking it up before attending. Living in this social media society, we have this amazing ability to check before we go, and see if we will like it. I think itโ€™s a great tool to use, and can really make a difference for whatever it is you are searching for.

So for my readers, I realized that many people rate yoga studios on the website Yelp.com, which is an online rating website. You can rank different places with stars, and leave positive/negative comments whenever you want! This website is crucial for many businesses, because they know there is so much traffic going by, and people do actually read and make decisions based on the publics remarks!

Although I have never left a comment on โ€œYelpโ€ before, I thought it would be interested to see what people had to say about these amazing studios. I want this to come in handy for those of you that are interested in practicing yoga at a new location.

Here are the ratings for the different studios:

Experience Yoga (Turnersville), Yoga Center (Haddonfield), Bikram Yoga (Voorhees), and Yoga Inspired (Pitman)

 

I hope this helps you pick the best one to visit. Make sure you pick the best one for YOU, and your needs. The most important thing we sometimes forget is that we need to put ourselves first. If you love yourself, you will love others, and life will be that much sweeter. Namaste

Farewell Yogis

Good evening,

As the end of the semester comes to a close, I wanted to let everyone know that I really enjoyed blogging about my favorite hobbies in the world. Yoga has been a part of my life for years, and continuing my practice and learning about it was what this blog was all about. I loved visiting all the studios here in south Jersey, and exploring new types of yoga as well.

After this semester, I will not continue to blog about yoga in south Jersey, because I will be moving up to north Jersey! I had a great experience doing this for my journalism class, and as a PR major, I can say it was quite a challenge. It was something new to tackle for my last semester in college, and I am so glad I did it.

I encourage all of you to continue practicing yoga, and embrace the upcoming summer season to motivate you and take care of your body! Yoga really is for everyone if you work at it.

Maybe one day in the future I will take the time and make a new blog, who knows! I hope you enjoyed reading The Lotus Journal!

As always,

Namaste ๐Ÿ™‚