I just wanted to share how we decided on our new logo for Bristol Yoga Centre. It started with me doodling on a piece of paper on my way back from a yoga retreat in Spain couple of months ago.
As you can see from my drawing, it started off incredibly simple. I knew that I wanted something instantly recognisable as yoga and something bright and colourful. The logo also had to represent 'centre' and when I looked into the definition of the word, I was glad I chose 'Bristol Yoga Centre' for the new studio name. One of the nouns is 'the most important place in the respect specified' but another said 'the filling in a chocolate'!
Another definition is 'the point that is equally distant from every point on the circumference of a circle or sphere' so we looked into mandalas'. Mandala means circle and the word ‘mand’ means essence, energy or spirit, and ‘la’ meaning container. Therefore, Mandala can be interpreted as the container of energy. It's a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the Universe. How cool is that!?
I also wanted to incorporate Chakras or the 8 limbs of yoga, and we eventually settled on using the seven colours of Chakra.
It was then up to my very talented partner, Laurie Gibbs to make my very basic idea into a reality! He did many different variations of the logo and we finally decided on this one. I hope you all like our new logo for our studio :)