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Karma yoga? According to today’s news more yoga studios are offering free classes to America’s jobless. To the approximately 10% of Americans out of work, most of whom we assume can not afford $10-20 classes every week, this is surely a blessing. Here’s hoping yoga can, at the very least, provide people with the centering and peace of mind needed [...]

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Blame it on levitation! Yoga still surges ahead in the lingering recession. More studios are popping up every day and most are doing well under the pressures of a shallow-pocketed public still scrounging to save money, or in some cases, stay afloat while looking for a job. They may have passed on take out dinners [...]

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Have no fear! Were you worried the Recession would never bounce back like your footprints on an extra squooshy yoga mat? Yoga (the practice and the business) has held strong through this saggy economy, which took a face plant over a year ago. But hey, a little goalsetting and profit forecast adjusting later and we’re [...]

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Soo how is that yoga job going? ahem. Ya know, it’s funny. We saw this article go up days ago, we knew it was coming too, and still we procrastinate in commenting. It’s been like stretching our psoas after a long day of chair sitting to gather our thoughts. Torturous! Why? Have we said all [...]

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In what seems to be the most difficult time for a studio to introduce teacher training, what with the sunken economy and all that licensing beeswax, Pure Yoga turns up its luxurious schnoz at all that and is sallying forth with a brand shiny new teacher training program! Excited? We imagine those of you outside [...]

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Gawker adorably refers to them as the “funemployed,” the group of laid off and seemingly well-off citizens who are grabbing this unemployment thing by the horns and making the most if it. (yep, Gawker again. twice in on week. this yoga thing must be huge). The New York Times published an article today about how [...]

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7online‘s a little late to the Yoga boom in Recession party, but we’ll forgive them, if only because they dug deep and did the hard reporting. What’s the news? Employment down, yoga UP! (remember, though kiddles, this is NYC). (video) Elena Brower of Virayoga (in Soho) says classes are brimming upwards of 70 students in [...]

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New York Magazine’s Daily Intel blog points out how New Yorkers in particular are getting their pow wowing and elbow rubbing in at fairly “unconventional” locales, like in the park walking the dog, at Kinko’s printing resumes, and at the supposed sanctum of Yoga class. Interesting, though we kind of figure this happens all the [...]

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Story time gather round…Last weekend we attended a workshop hosted by the renowned and always affable Iyengar Yogi, Kofi Busia. A teacher of deep knowledge, Kofi is a man of quotable personality and a seemingly endless cache of metaphorical antidotes. Here’s our loose recollection of his take on “paying” for yoga (Ed. note: we’re not [...]

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