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3 million in UK yoga school!

June 15, 2010

We’ve come a long way baby! I am overjoyed to announce that there are now 3,070,000 yogis in the UK (Kantar Media Research.)
That’s 6.2% of the population, up from 5.3% in 2007.
And it’s not just occasional drop-ins – nearly half of the three million claim to be regulars on the mat. Thats an increase of 10% on 2007.
Perhaps this is an indicator that the yoga mat is a refuge from redundancy, food inflation, dodgy M.P.s, etc etc. It’s official: as the yoga dork t-shirt reads…’yoga is our bailout!’
The figures also reveal that yoga remains an upmarket young chick thing – 77% are women, 68% are under 45 and 71% are ABC1, although the biggest gains were amongst the 35-44 group. I hope this means that we’re taking yoga with us as we age and that one day the classes will be full of 90 year olds standing on their heads!