Abby McLachlan, Founder of East of Eden Yoga & Pilates shares how they put in place safer working practices to help get their business back up and running following the disruption caused by Coronavirus. Find out how you can work safely here.
Hi, my name’s Abby and I own East of Eden yoga and pilates studios here in Walthamstow.
By the day that we closed I already had 85 classes a week online. It just felt like the right approach in terms of keeping the community together.
For my business it was really, really good to figure out a way of still offering my services, and I guess I’m lucky that yoga is a thing that people still want to do and that classes are still something that can be offered online.
It’s worked really, really well. They’ve found that the anchor of their usual class with their usual teacher gives them a link back to normality as it was before. In fact my mother has been joining from Wales, so that’s been an amazing bonus!
We are going to have to find new ways of working, and maybe within those new ways of working we’re going to find that we are able to things slightly better and have a more inclusive offering. So that’s something I’m excited about exploring.