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Since the recession began, there have been many stories about how people have turned to yoga to help with unemployment. First, yoga studios saw an increase in students. Then, as unemployment numbers sky-rocketed so did retreat enrollments. Unemployment has definitely impacted the yoga community, and it does not seem to slowing down any time soon. The latest news, is that a former Bear Stearns broker, who was inspired by yoga during his time job searching, decided to completely change career paths to open a yoga studio in New York City called Yoga Vidya NYC.
It might be a bad time for the economy, but it seems like the recession is giving people more time for yoga. In my book, that’s a big positive! What do you think?