YogaBellies seeking budding entrepreneurs to join “parent-friendly” franchise

Yoga and therapy chain keen to expand nationwide franchise network with opportunities for female entrepreneurs

YogaBellies, a franchise which teaches yoga and therapy courses, has announced that it has a wealth of business opportunities available for budding female entrepreneurs.

Launched in 2009 by Cheryl MacDonald, the yoga chain specialises in courses designed especially for women, mothers and babies, and has grown to a network of 108 franchisees across the UK, Cyprus, Sweden, Greece and South Korea.

The franchise claims to be ideally suited to new mums as it offers flexibility as to what time and where they work and women can bring thier babies along to the classes which includes yoga courses for women, children’s yoga and aqua yoga classes.

Founder MacDonald asserts that the business opportunity offers a good work/life balance and says that “almost all of YogaBellies instructors are women who had very successful jobs prior to having a family and then either found it difficult to maintain their career with motherhood.”

Explaining the idea behind YogaBellies franchise, MacDonald commented:

“While I was pregnant I realised there was a real need for more activities suitable for pregnant women so I merged the two ideas and YogaBellies was born – a form of yoga that is suitable for both new mum, and mum-to-be.”

Leah McGrath left her job and retrained as a yoga teacher to join YogaBellies and now teaches pre-natal, post-natal and baby massage classes, she discussed the transition to franchisee:

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“I was finding it such a struggle, commuting three hours, three days a week, and trying my best to be a good mum.  After a while I realised there must be more to life and resigned.  It was extremely scary but I am so pleased I did.”

To find out more about becoming a YogaBellies franchisee, click here.


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