Sandstone Yoga & Pilates franchise

Min investment


Sandstone Yoga & Pilates franchise

Sandstone Yoga & Pilates is a yoga & Pilates studio. Offering daily classes from a varied timetable, along with short and long courses, workshops, 200 hour Teacher Training, CPDs (continued professional development courses), UK and international retreats, studio hire, corporate bookings and one-on-one yoga classes.

Minimum investment

Funding support
Third Party

Total investment

Franchise fees
15,000 +VAT

Business type

Expected revenue after 2 years

Minimum investment

  • Operating fee:
  • Advertising fee:
  • Royalty fee:
  • Average floor space:
    Min 1500 square ft

About Sandstone Yoga & Pilates

Do you want to join a £1bn per year industry?

Why Franchise with Sandstone Yoga & Pilates?

Franchising with Sandstone Yoga & Pilates offers you a lifestyle career. You do not have to be a yoga teacher. 200 hours Yoga teacher training is provided within the model. You can opt to be an owner operator or an owner manager.

Running a successful yoga and Pilates studio is a rewarding, fulfilling career. Helping people in your community with the benefits of yoga is a business unlike any other.

Be a part of and established business with a proven a model with Sandstone Yoga & Pilates - a member of the BFA and EWIF.

What do I get?

With 4 studios in operation across the West Midlands and Worcesterhire, the franchise is growing and as a brand we are becoming more recognised than most other yoga studios that operate independently. Taking the journey of yoga into a studio atmosphere creates a truly unique and everlasting experience. Doing yoga once a week changes your body; twice a week changes your body and mind; three times a week changes your life.

You will need minimum £10,000 to set up your studio depending on the build cost, however Sandstone Yoga & Pilates is partnered with all the major high street banks for funding support against the business model (Lloyds, Natwest, HSBC)

Training and support provided

Do I need experience?

Don't have experience with teaching yoga? No problem, Full Yoga Teacher Training accredited Yoga Alliance Professionals is included.

As a franchisee you are fully supported throughout the process of opening your business. The Sandstone Business Hub operates from the Aldridge studio, where business, finance and marketing support are offered on a regular basis. Having this support system is critical to a successful studio. It is integral to our commitment to all of our franchisees, and our values here at Sandstone Yoga & Pilates.

What else do I get?

As a franchisees you will receive:

  • Business support and expert advice setting up your own studio
  • Marketing and promotional support from a established brand
  • Tried, tested model and successful class schedule system
  • Front of house training
  • Help recruiting your staff
  • Detailed Operations Manual covering every aspect of the business


The ideal Sandstone Yoga & Pilates franchisee

Are you...

  • Looking for a change in career, something that offers a lifestyle change?
  • Interested in making yoga accessible to anyone?
  • Hardworking, resilient and self motivated?
  • Ambitious and determined to succeed?
  • Optimistic and physically fit?

Do you want to...

  • Move away from a corporate working environment into lifestyle/wellbeing?
  • Invest into the wellbeing industry which is growing each year rapidly?
  • Invest in a yoga studio, but put a manager in place to run it?
  • Invest in a yoga studio, manage it day to day and teach yoga classes?
  • Invest in a yoga studio, manage it day to day and have yoga teachers in place rather than teach?

If your answer is yes, we want to hear from you! No yoga teaching experience is required!

Sandstone Yoga & Pilates' history

From the attic to award winning studios:

Sandstone Yoga & Pilates began when Michelle Nicklin trained to teach yoga after a lengthy career teaching economics in Secondary School. Practicing from her loft at home, Michelle started to gain interest from friends that also wanted to start yoga. This is where she began to teach and soon had a keen following. This brought her to hiring a local space to accommodate her clients where her classic Hatha style with Yoga Nidra could become accessible to even more people interested in the benefits of yoga.

5 years in the making, the Sandstone Yoga & Pilates brand then became a reality. After an inspirational trip to Petra, Jordan, Michelle decided that her yoga studio - Bliss Yoga - would transform into what is known today as Sandstone Yoga & Pilates.

Sandstone has a very powerful spiritual meaning. It is called the stone of creativity; it is a stone of strength within relationships both at home and in the workplace; it helps you to stay focused, happy and discern the truth. Sandstone is the very essence of our Yoga brand.

Continuous growth

With 4 studios operating in Aldridge, Bearwood, Broadway (Cotswolds) and Sutton Coldfield, the Sandstone brand is growing in the short time since 2017 when the first franchisee came on board. Each studio goes from strength to strength, offering varied and interesting timetables, training, workshops, UK and international retreats and more. The wellness and fitness industry has never been so exciting with more of us searching for an outlet to relieve stress and balance our busy lifestyles.