Surprising Yoga Statistics

 

  • 54% of US yogis do yoga because it helps them release tension. 

  • 59% say it helps them sleep better.  

  • 56% of US yogis are beginners.

  • The # of men practicing yoga increased by 150% percent in 4 years.

  • 87% of people feel better after a yoga class.  

  • Yoga carries a lower risk of injuries compared to other physical activities.

  • 300 million people worldwide practice yoga, including 36 million Americans with 14 million of those being over the age of 50.  

  • 65% of yogis practice at home.                                             Source:  https://disturbmenot.co/yoga-statistics/. 

 

Karla's teaching style is unique & influenced by her P.T. education & decades of yoga training in multiple yoga traditions. She enjoys teaching in a structural way to give the student more body awareness yet believes in expanding one’s keen sense of the subtle body.  
As long as the client is breathing in the pose, she does not care about a perfect pose. As the student learns to alter the pose to fit their body type and energy level she is thrilled that one of her goals as an instructor is met!
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Karla shares many of Ray Long’s (Bandha yoga) concepts w/muscular engagement cues that help students learn more about their own body and align the bones for the intended benefit. Also, she integrates as much of Postural Restoration Institute's science into the poses as possible, as it relates to ribcage, pelvis position and diaphragmatic breathing. 

As pictured (right), she enjoys AERIAL YOGA using silk fabric for resistance and the many benefits of anti-gravity. She offers private training to find what yoga type and other facets of somatic movement ("yoga+")is best for you!
 All of Karla's classes involve:
(1) mindfulness techniques    (2)warm-up movements for the joints (3) standing and balance postures - (unless chairs are needed for client)
(4) brief cool down and
(5) zen-like relaxation period.  
 
She believes that breath is the most important cue, that twists should be done with caution, that posterior muscle strengthening is paramount, and that finding ease in each pose is necessary to integrate the essential tenants of yoga.  
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