Happy Little Yogi
Franchise Opportunity

Happy Little Yogi are now expanding and we have a variety of new franchise opportunities right now in several locations. If you want to join with our expanding family as we continue our expansion across the UK, we would love to hear from you.

Who are Happy Little Yogi?

Happy Little Yogi has been teaching yoga and meditation to children in the Herts, Beds area for the past 12 years.

The founder of Happy Little yogi and the face very much behind the brand is Myself, Jane Oppegaard. For years I have enjoyed living a healthy, holistic lifestyle, always wanting to be in the best health, both physically and mentally.

When both my parents passed away just 18 months apart, some 22 years ago, I knew that I had to do some major healing on myself. I took their loss badly, as anyone would, and my health did take a downward turn. At the same time I discovered I had scoliosis (a curvature of the spin), which with all the stress on top became unbearable. My life seemed to have been turned upside down.

This was when I considered taking up yoga more seriously, but I didn’t want to hurt myself in the process with my back issues. By chance, one day I came across Kundalini Yoga. It wasn’t very well known in the UK then so the first four years of my practice was from a DVD and a book by Gurmukh Kaur. I loved this practice, it held me, it worked a lot of emotion out of my body, made me stronger physically, helped me mentally and totally started to transform both my back and my mental health.

Two years after my parents passing my husband and I adopted 2 children, half-brothers, and it gave us both a focus. We now had a four and two year old who were dependant on us and we wanted to give them the best life possible after their traumatic start dealing with parents with drug and alcohol abuse. A few years later we went on to adopt a little girl, and then our family was most definitely complete. We had our hands full!

My yoga practice carried on doing its good work, I was totally hooked, and my back health just kept improving. In 2008 I decided to train in Kundalini Yoga, it was such a good time that just carried on working its magic on me. I remember doing my morning practice with my two youngest children hanging on to me. They were little live wires, and it did have a calming effect on them and they began to sing some of the simpler meditations with me. It filled me with pure love and compassion, I felt so lucky to have discovered this practice and that the children were benefiting from just being around me, joining in occasionally and singing the meditations at bedtime.

So, in 2009 I went on to do two separate children’s yoga trainings, one based on storytelling, the other based on creative play. It all made sense, children love stories, they love to play, they love to move, sing, and dance. Both trainings were taught by specialist children’s Kundalini Yoga teachers.

 

Since my training I have developed my classes, added bits on, taken things away, refined it as I know what works with children and what doesn’t (for example sitting in a yoga pose for more than 30 seconds doesn’t work!).

I developed the classes so that they could be taken into schools and used as part of their PE lessons, giving the children a cardio workout, a challenge, a chance to work out any stresses of the day before bringing the children into some mindful breathing whilst listening to their heart beat, giving gratitude for what we are grateful for, before taking them on a journey into the more focused yoga part of the class. The classes have a theme, the yoga poses are in the form of routines, creating a flow between one yoga pose to another. Moving onto some creative memory games, meditations, and finally into guided relaxations.

The mix works well, one local teacher said “I cannot believe what I am seeing, I did not expect this, the Happy Little Yogi Flow covers everything from the children’s cardio work out, to mindfulness, to yoga and meditation! You can feel the change in the children’s energy, I am absolutely blown away.” This was when I knew that the Happy Little Yogi Flow was exactly what schools need, and what every child needs right now.

With an increase in children’s mental health, obesity, life challenges, difficult relations, anger issues, the Happy Little Yogi Flow provides an escape, a chance to get to know yourself, to focus within, to breathe, to meditate, to move, stretch and flex, to create healthy, happy, fearless children.

Feedback from parents follows the same pattern on how their children go home and teach them their yoga poses, how they hear them singing the meditations at bedtime, and they can see how these techniques calm their bodies, help them to be happy in their skin, and the confidence and self – esteem that it brings.

In 2019 I started to expand my business further by developing the Happy Little Yogi Flow Teacher Training Programme, accredited by Yoga Alliance Professionals, to allow me to train students to be Specialist Yoga teachers. The students came from across the UK and locally. A number of local students who qualified in The Happy Little Yogi Flow now work with me allowing for Happy Little Yogi to approach and go into more schools.

Moving forward all new franchisees will be trained in the Happy Little Yogi Flow ( 4-13yrs) and Happy Tots (2-4yrs), and will receive continued training, and development over the years.

The best way to teach is to connect with your inner child to link into the life force energy that you need to keep up with the children and connect to your teacher within to bring forth the teachings.

The formula that is approved by schools and parents is ready to be shared throughout the UK and I hope you decide to be part of this mindful, innovative team and be part of this expansion.

My husband is now on board with the company, he is also a Happy Little Yogi teacher in his own right and will assist in all thing’s technology wise.

What does a Happy Little Yogi Franchise consist of? What do you get as a Franchisee?

As a Franchisee you receive the following:
  • The Happy Little Yogi Flow Training and e training manual
  • Happy Tots Training and e training manual
  • Continued development training
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Safe Guard Training
  • Website Page
  • Lesson Plans
  • Operations manual which contains everything you need to run a business
  • Company Logo
  • Drafts of letters to schools and nurseries
  • Building a business plan
  • Monthly Check Ins
  • Business Support
So many people think of starting their own business – not just for the financial rewards but for the opportunity to be your own boss and run your own life. But the downside is that although you get all the rewards, you also take the risks. Taking on a franchise within a proven operation reduces those risks substantially. By joining Happy Little Yogi, you can reduce them even more!
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Track record of success

We have a developed a method of doing business that works well and produces successful results.

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Strong brand

One of the biggest advantages of franchising is that the company is building a brand on a regional or national basis that should have value in the eyes of customers you’re trying to attract.

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Training programme

We have a training programme designed to bring you up to speed on the most successful methods to run the business. We have reference materials to assist you in dealing with whatever comes up while you’re running your business.

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Ongoing Operational Support

We have staff dedicated to providing ongoing assistance to franchisees. You’re not alone when you’re building and running your business, and you can always call on experienced people when you hit a rough spot or want to share new ideas for growing the business.

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Marketing Assistance

We will offer you marketing assistance to provide you with proven tools and strategies for attracting and retaining customers.

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Purchasing Power

As a franchise you can take advantage of the buying power of the entire system to negotiate prices for everything you need at significantly lower levels than you could achieve as an independent operator.

Business support

As a franchisee, you will receive valuable, ongoing business support, including site selection, training, marketing, new technology and more. Franchisers will assist you in developing a business plan, in learning the best ways to hire and manage personnel, and in how to profitably manage your facility.

Everyone working for Happy Little Yogi is an important player on the team. We believe in building personal professional relationships with our customers and being polite and helpful at all times. We must make it easy for people to do business with us.

As a Franchisee you buy the right to develop your business in a defined geographical area, with a guarantee from Happy Little Yogi of no Happy Little Yogi competitor in that area. Franchisees can offer their clients the full breadth of Happy Little Yogis expertise, all supported by the full span of our capabilities.

Our aim is to provide a nationwide quality service to customers with an emphasis on personal service and professionalism. We aim to build up a strong two way working relationship with all our franchisees, and make the Happy Little Yogi name synonymous with excellence.

So if you’re looking for a Franchise opportunity with some real strengths search no more.

What kind of support can I expect from Happy Little Yogi as a Franchisee?

We ensure that you are well equipped to start and grow your business. Training, ongoing business support and a wide range of resources are available when you become The Happy Little Yogi Franchisee in your area.

One of the main benefits of Franchising is that it is a business partnership between Franchisee and Franchisor. Head Office support is essential especially in the early trading days of the franchisee, and it will always be readily available. In the early days there will be a very much hands on approach, gradually stepping back and letting you, the Franchisee take complete control as you become more confident, professional and experienced.

The operations manual contains all the information and know-how to run your own business successfully. It will be your point of reference for everything you do. It is a step by step guide on how to run and operate the business. This manual alone is worth the franchise fee. It’s a treasure trove of useful information and will save you time and money every step of the way. It is written in a clear way, following an easy to understand format. All the facts of the business without the fuss, and all at your finger tips from day one.

The earnings potential

What you can earn out of Happy Little Yogi Franchise is, in the final analysis, up to you: how hard you work, and how gifted you are. It’s no different to anything else. But you’ll be surprised at how the numbers can stack up.

Year one Year two Year three
Gross Income
£5,760 £13,236 £23,586
Total Overheads
£3,705 £4,059 £7,695
Net Profit £2,055 £9,177 £15,891

 

It is important to emphasise that the above figures are projections provided for the purpose of illustration and are not intended to be a statement, representation, warranty or guarantee of individual franchisee earnings. It is essential that (prior to entering into the franchise) you satisfy yourself of the value of the investment you intend to make in terms of both time and money.

Satisfied Customers

What schools think

For many years we have had Happy Little Yogi run an after school-club for our children at Highbury. This continues to be very popular and supports the promotion of wellbeing really well.
We use some of our pupil premium money to enable some targeted children to also attend. This has boosted their confidence and overall wellbeing.

A sense of calmness oozes out of the hall as the sessions take place.

Each year, we also have a “Yoga Day”, where every class has a session.

Jane and her team are friendly, reliable and always obliging. It is a pleasure to have them in school.

Mrs Avey, Headteacher at Highbury Infant School and Nursery, Hitchin, Herts

As part of our wellbeing curriculum in our junior school, we invited Jane from Happy Little Yogi to spend a few days teaching yoga to all of our classes. For many children, this was the first time for them to take part in such an activity. The children and adults were engaged and absolutely enjoyed taking part. We hope to have them back at Wilbury Junior School next year.

Mrs Kaur, Teacher at Wilbury Junior School, Letchworth, Herts

What parents think

The pre-teen yoga has helped my children’s flexibility immensely, plus they are able to practice the moves at home. They thoroughly enjoy the class & in today’s high-pressured school environment it’s just so wonderful for them to stop, breathe & relax. Big thanks to Jane.

Mrs Griffin, Beds

My 6 year-old loves her after- school yoga class and it is the perfect balance to other sports. My little girl is now so flexible and more chilled after her class with Jane.

Mrs Dew, Herts

My 5 year-old son has been doing after school yoga with Jane for a year now and he’s really enjoying it. I have also been trying out the reflexology at bedtime and he has been getting to sleep a bit better too, often waking up naturally in the morning. He also asks to do yoga at home, so we often do poses together before bedtime!

Mrs Titmus, Beds

Thank you for facilitating my daughter’s interest and love of yoga. She is really enjoying coming each week and looks forward to every Wednesday.

Mrs Humberstone, Herts

What pre-teen yogis think:

Yoga lets us see the world in different ways. We learn more about ourselves and dwell deeper into who we truly are.

Philippine, 12

Jane’s classes are fun. They are relaxing. It taught me to control my body’.

Kieran, 14

What you need

What do you need to be successful as a Happy Little Yogi Franchisee?

There is just no escaping the fact that running your own business can be hard work. However, you are doing it for yourself and the rewards of a Happy Little Yogi franchise will be there for you to see from day one. If you possess the following attributes then a Happy Little Yogi franchise could be just what you have been looking for:

 

  • A willingness to work hard, because there is simply no substitute for hard work.
  • A willingness to persevere, because there will always be times when things don’t go according to plan.
  • The desire to work for yourself, and take proper control of your own destiny.
  • The desire to work with others who all share your commitment to the highest standards.

If everything you’ve read so far makes sense, and you think that a Happy Little Yogi Franchise is something you want to know more about, we should talk further.

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