Yoga has been around for more than 5,000 years, but it’s only in the past 30 years or so that it’s exploded in the West, evolving from a niche activity to part of the cultural mainstream. Now, it’s a $27 billion industry with yoga studios popping up everywhere you look.
And no wonder it’s so popular. It’s exactly what we need to counteract the cultural stress of modern-day living. Yoga is not only an excellent form of exercise and stress relief, but it’s also been shown to help people to cope a little better as they deal with everything from depression to chronic pain to diabetes and aging.
Whether you’re just starting out on your yoga journey, or you’ve been practicing for years, we have a hot tip to share with you. It’s called YogaWorks, and we love it! There are more than 30 YogaWorks studios in California and New York, plus an extensive library of online yoga classes with hundreds of videos to choose from.
The YogaWorks Mission Statement says it all:
“At YogaWorks, we believe Yoga is for everyone. It is our mission to honor and embrace each student’s search for personal growth, well-being, and fulfillment by offering the highest quality yoga programs to people of all ages and from all walks of life. We do this with love, compassion, a sense of humor, and with respect for what each individual can accomplish through Yoga and throughout their lives.”
For more than two decades, YogaWorks has nurtured some of the best yoga teachers in the world. Their commitment to excellence has made them the gold standard of yoga schools. All YogaWorks teachers have a minimum of 500 hours of Yoga Alliance certification and many teachers have been doing their thing for 20 years or more!
We have a lot of yogis in the house here at Murad and we love practicing at YogaWorks. There are a wide array of classes, from beginning to advanced, and everything in between. The studio also offers pilates, sculpting, prenatal yoga and more.
For those of you who don’t live near a YogaWorks location or want to try yoga at home, go to MyYogaWorks and explore an extensive library of online classes. There are over 500 videos to choose from for every level of yogi. Classes range from five minute tutorials to 90 minute flow classes. Click here for more information and to sign up for a free trial.
If you’re in California or New York and want to find your closest YogaWorks , visit www.YogaWorks.com. New students can sign-up to get a coupon for a free week of yoga!
Have you taken a YogaWorks class? We’d love your feedback! Tell us about your experience in the comment section below.