When opening a yoga studio, you must consider what equipment you need to ensure your students get the most out of their classes. It is up to you as the studio owner if you want to have an extensive catalogue of equipment available or just a few on hand for emergencies. You may wish to charge a rental fee for yoga mats.
You'll find a list of equipment below to give you a general idea of what you need. You'll need to consider what style of yoga will be available in your studio, as topics such as hot yoga and aerial yoga will require specialist tools and products.
Spare cushion/bolster covers
You may also want the following:
Cleaning supplies for students to wipe the equipment before and after use
Storage for coats and shoes
Storage for equipment
Decors such as deity statues and photos
The above list is by no means definitive, but it is a starting point! You'll want to be as sustainable as possible to ensure you lessen the impact on the planet.
Buying new? Look for stores that value being eco-conscious, such as Ekotex Yoga! Yoga Alliance Professionals members are eligible for wholesale discounts with no minimum spend, so it's light on the wallet and the planet! You can also become an affiliate and send a link to your students to buy their own equipment, which can benefit your business.
Another excellent route for sustainability is second-hand! Ask around in Facebook groups like this one to see if your peers want to part with some old equipment for a reasonable price.