Jala Yoga and Art Studio Stayed Open and Thrived with WellnessLiving’s Virtual Tools
CEO and Co-Founder of WellnessLiving, Len Fridman, travels virtually around the world to stay connected with our international customers.
In this edition of the Virtual CEO Tour, Len visited with Bristol Maryott—the owner of Jala Yoga and Art Studio in Providence, Rhode Island. Fortunately, Bristol switched to WellnessLiving before the pandemic hit, providing her with the tools to remain successful when they were forced to temporarily close the studio.
Jala Yoga and Art Studio at a Glance
📍CEO Virtual Tour Destination: Providence, Rhode Island
📍Customer Business: Jala Yoga and Art Studio
📍Special Guests: Owner Bristol Maryott, owner and instructor
📍Number of Locations: 1
Meet Bristol Maryott, Owner of Jala Yoga and Art Studio
Bristol Maryott, owner of Jala Yoga and Art Studio, believes that art and yoga are complimentary disciplines, and that both explore the consciousness. As a graduate of Yale University with a BA in English literature and art history, Bristol strives to create a space in her small town of Rhode Island, where yogis can both inspire and be inspired by art.
Jala Yoga and Art Studio offers classes in Jivamukti yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Yin yoga, acupressure yoga, prenatal yoga, a Mysore-style Ashtanga yoga, and meditation. Jala also features various local artists and musicians at the studio.
How did Jala Yoga and Art Studio transition online?
Like so many other fitness and yoga studios, the pandemic forced Bristol to close her yoga studio. Her previous software provider proved quickly that they weren’t up to the challenges brought by the pandemic and didn’t offer the virtual capabilities that her business needed.
Fortunately, Jala Yoga and Art Studio switched to WellnessLiving, which allowed the studio to remain open throughout the pandemic and pivot from in-person classes to online yoga classes.
“Thanks to WellnessLiving, we never shut down and easily transitioned to a virtual studio right away!” says Bristol. “I switched to WellnessLiving for the virtual tools and have never looked back. We host classes with FitLIVE and upload them to FitVID on Demand’s video library so clients have access whenever it works for them. Both tools have been huge for us—it’s that simple.”
WellnessLiving released a Zoom integration at the very start of the pandemic when many businesses were forced to shut down and later upgraded their virtual tools to offer a fully-integrated livestreaming service—FitLIVE. Businesses can easily host and manage livestreamed classes without the need for third-party apps.
In 2020, WellnessLiving launched FitVID on Demand, making it easy for clients to practice yoga anywhere and anytime they want. After a virtual class ends, business owners like Bristol can upload, store, and organize their pre-recorded yoga classes right in WellnessLiving. They can also track and manage FitVID video activity and see what videos perform the best.
Why else did Jala Yoga and Art Studio switch to WellnessLiving?
There are two more things that stood out to Bristol—our first-class Customer Support Team and powerful mobile apps. Let’s take a look at how they benefited Jala Yoga and Art Studio.
24/7 Customer Service
Bristol made the switch to WellnessLiving because she felt she needed more support. The pandemic left many businesses scrambling to pivot to meet the needs of their clients, and Bristol felt that her previous software provider was just not up to the challenge.
“We really wanted a software provider that gave us a greater amount of customer support, and WellnessLiving gave us that and so much more,” says Bristol. “They’ve been there for us 24/7, and have really gone above and beyond.”
Powerful Mobile Apps
Jala Yoga and Art Studio discovered they couldn’t live without the client and staff apps that allow Bristol to manage her business on the go.
- The Achieve™ Client App allows Bristol’s clients to view class schedules, book and pay for classes, sign up for events or workshops, and leave a review about Jala Yoga and Art Studio, right from their mobile devices.
- The Elevate™ Staff App lets Bristol to simplify her day-to-day operations. Bristol and her staff can conveniently change the schedule, track payments, communicate with clients, host virtual classes, and more.
Business is flowing thanks to WellnessLiving’s virtual tools
Change is inevitable, but with our all-in-one software, it doesn’t have to be unpredictable. Thanks to WellnessLiving’s virtual tools—FitVID on Demand and FitLIVE—Jala Yoga and Art Studio remained open and continues to thrive, and your studio can, too.
Are you ready to see how WellnessLiving can help your yoga studio grow online? Book a free, no-commitment demo today to learn more.