You are on page 1of 23

YOGA RETREAT CENTRE

Synopsis
Submitted by:GUNJ GORI

INTRODUCTION

Most people take a vacation to get away from it all, but


students of yoga are increasingly using their hardearned holidays to deepen their yoga practices by
combining travel to exotic places with intensive yoga
programs.
Running these retreats, often to tropical locales, has
become big business for studios and independent
teachers, so they will go out of their way to make sure
that everything goes smoothly and they may provide
with good yoga instruction.
Yoga retreats generally have something for everyone.
Those who take classes regularly can benefit by
speeding up their learning curves and taking extra time
for meditation and self exploration while the less
experienced can take the time to discover new secrets
about their strength, flexibility and balance.

INTRODUCTION
Selection of Topic
Architectural planning for a yoga retreat centre is
very crucial as it is the first aspect that attracts the
people seeking to practice yoga.
Considering the boom in the yoga industry in the
past decades and to promote good health for
individuals, designing and planning for the same
can be of great importance for business point of
view.
The Yoga Centres features well-trained,
professional instructors, progressive teaching
methods, a non-competitive & an encouraging
atmosphere, and a beautiful light-filled facility.

INTRODUCTION

Jill Gordon, Ph.D., founder of The Garden Way Yoga


Centre, is one of Anusara Yoga's leading teachers. She
conducts workshops and teacher trainings nationally
and internationally, and has previously established yoga
training centres in Santa Barbara, CA; Denver, CO; and
Charlottesville, VA. She co-founded and co-developed
the Four Winds Yoga Centre in Portland, OR, which
offered instruction to nearly 1,000 students per week.
She has been a yoga practitioner since 1985 and a
meditator since 1989. Jill is a certified Anusara instructor
and one of the few Designated Teacher Trainers in the
Anusara style of Hatha Yoga. She is registered with the
national Yoga Alliance at the highest 500-hour level.

INTRODUCTION

Below is shown the business highlights for The


Garden Way Yoga Centre by Jill

INTRODUCTION
The Garden Way Yoga Center is located in
downtown Monroe, in the renovated Millman
Centre. The facility is quickly accessible to the over
50,000 urban professionals that GWYC considers
potential members.
With five large workshop rooms, men and women's
dressing rooms, and a boutique, GWYC offers
plenty of floor space for multiple classes being
conducted simultaneously. In addition, parking is
not a problem. GWYC is within easy walking
distance from any building in the downtown area. If
a customer does decide to drive, the Millman
Center has parking space for up to 2,000 vehicles

INTRODUCTION
The objectives of Garden Way Yoga Center are the
following:
Acquire 300 customers by the end of the first year
of operation.
Achieve sales in excess of $60,000 from the
boutique.
Increase customer base by 25% by the end of the
second year of operation.
Increase sales by 15% by the end of the second
year of operation.

INTRODUCTION
This is just one example of the increasing demand
for Yoga Retreat Centres not just for business but
also for the students of yoga to practice.
The landscaping of the Yoga Retreat Centre and
the architecture are the two key areas of concern
for it to be one of its kind.

AIM

To plan & design an attractive and soul soothing


Yoga Retreat Centre for all age groups and
enthusiasts to practice yoga and meditation.

OBJECTIVE
Design Brief
Site Analysis
Spaces and Users
Spaces and Connectivity Circulation
Standards for Planning

DESIGN BRIEF
Salient characteristics of the proposed design
projects will be highlighted
Inferences arrived from the case study and
literature study will be conveyed
Comprehensive area requirement in quantitative
and qualitative terms

SITE ANALYSIS
Physical characteristics will be analysed
Man made Buildings, roads, service lines
Natural Trees, shrubs, landform, rock cut crops,
water bodies, soil, sub-soil, water table, drainage
Visual Areas with desirable or undesirable views

SITE ANALYSIS
Topography High, low, flat, steep, and planar
areas.
Climatological Effect on location, orientation,
architecture
Implications of existing/proposed land-use, traffic
and transportation systems and status of physical
infrastructure and landscape characteristics

SPATIAL NEEDS
Types of users and their needs
Types of furniture and preferred layouts
Circulation pattern, connectivity of served and
servant spaces, transition spaces
Lighting, acoustics, ventilation, heat
Standards for planning

CONCEPT DEVELOPMNENT
Function, Circulation, People
Form, Structure, Materials, Services
Delight

THESIS DETAILING A CHECKLIST


Program of Requirements Indoor and Outdoor
Areas
Site Plan
Building Design
Landscaping
Relevant Documents

CHECKLIST
Indoor Areas
Prime functions
Secondary functions
Supporting functions
Services
Area Chart, Covered area Statement

CHECKLIST
Outdoor Areas
Location plan, Site dimensions
Road Network
Parking
Service areas/courts
Walkways
Outdoor recreation/other activities
North point, wind direction, views directions

CHECKLIST SITE PLAN


Zoning and form of indoor areas
Zoning and form of outdoor areas
Ease of access vehicular and pedestrian
Desired response to peripheral land uses
topography of site with modified contour lines,
climate and landscape
Desired response to stipulated planning regulations
FAR, ground coverage, setbacks, building heights

CHECKLIST BUILDING DESIGN


Built Form
Architectural expression
Orientation
Lighting and Ventilation

CHECKLIST - DOCUMENTS
Site Plans
Building Plans
Elevations
Sections
Detailed section/sectional elevation of parts of
buildings showing proposed architectural
expressions
Models Physical and virtual
Report

REFERENCES
www.departures.com/articles/top-yoga-retreats
www.bplans.com/yoga_center_business_plan/exec
utive _summary_fc.php
www.swan-yoga-goa.com

Thank you