Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey by launching a yoga business, but not sure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Gayla Crysler owner of Vibe Yoga, based in Allen, Texas, USA.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and your journey to where you are today...

We are a small business-owned yoga studio that has been voted best yoga studio in Allen for six years in a row. The vibe is a beautiful community of beautiful people of all ages that enjoy yoga.

What's your background and motivation to grow as a solopreneur?

I have a dance background, so it was a natural migration from dance to yoga for me. I've been teaching for 11 years. I love watching how yoga transforms each student I teach in their lives, whether physically or mentally. I love that I'm able to offer this up to the community.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

There are many, but mainly growing the studio to feel at home away from home.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run or grow a small business today?

  1. You have to be in the business. Let people know who you are so they can have someone to identify with. Not just some abstract person that owns the company.
  2. You have to be passionate about what it is you're doing.
  3. You have to be fiscally responsible. Owning a business isn't easy. In the beginning, it's super hard; you have to choose how you spend your dollars wisely. Then make sure you market your business to prove beneficial, which can be different depending on what your business is.

Is there anything else you'd like to share?

You have to take a leap of faith and go for it and do what you dream. If you never take the step, you'll never fulfill your dream, whatever that may be.

Where can people find you online?


If you like what you've read here and have your own story as a solopreneur that you'd like to share then email, we'd love to feature your journey on these pages.

Feel inspired to start, run or grow your own subscription business? Check out and learn how you can turn "one day" into day one.