Business Profile: Yoga Moves

Contact: Bernie Kirrane, Teresa Sexton, Madeline Lopez McCann
Business Name: Yoga Moves 
T: (028) 8226 7020
FB: Yoga Moves – Omagh

Business Profile: Yoga Moves

Can you describe your business?

Yoga Moves is the first bespoke yoga centre in Omagh town, located at 4F, Lancer Buildings, Gortrush Industrial Estate, Omagh, BT78 5EJ. Three experienced yoga teachers, Teresa Sexton, Madeline Lopez McCann and Bernie Kirrane, have joined forces to create an authentic, sustainable yoga space of wisdom and learning where all can feel trust, connection and freedom in a spirit of compassion, love and joy. Between them, they offer a full range of different approaches to yoga so they can meet the needs of each individual.

Why did you start your own business? 

We were each teaching locally in community centres, gyms, leisure centres and really felt the need to create a space dedicated primarily to yoga, with the appropriate equipment and ambience. We each felt the need for an accessible yoga centre within Omagh town, to provide a focus on yoga for mental health, emotional stability and a strong and supple body.

What are the best things about running your own business?

We have control and choice over location, fit out of premises, appropriate equipment, focus, timing and number of classes. We can choose to focus on our own strengths and our customer’s needs, giving our customers a wider range of options than in any other yoga studio locally.

What are the main challenges facing the business? 

Letting people know where we are, what we offer, overcoming initial operational hiccups, educating the public on what yoga is in its fullest expression.

What advice would you give to someone starting a business?

There is power in numbers! If you are daunted by opening as a sole trader, why not join forces with like-minded colleagues – a problem shared is a problem halved! Sharing the workload is definitely a plus, also combining our diverse skills and experience makes for a strong team.

Can you describe your experience of running a business in three words or less? 

Growth, freedom, empowerment.