Three and a half years ago, Krissy Jones and Chloe Kernaghan were living in Chinatown and studying yoga, but couldn’t find any studios to practice around where they lived. So they decided to start one of their own right there in the neighborhood.
It was an instant hit. Since then, Sky Ting Yoga has opened up locations in Tribeca and Williamsburg — about one studio a year — and has had success selling merchandise and building a sizable social media following. This spring, they’re planning on unveiling a library of videos online that customers can access from home or while traveling for a subscription of around $20 a month.
Yoga studios are spreading like wildfire across New York, but Krissy and Chloe found their niche by simply trying to create an atmosphere that they felt comfortable in the way they did in their favorite restaurants or stores.