Health experts tout the benefits of yoga during Covid


MONT-TREMBLANT, Quebec, February 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – John Hopkins Medicine1 and the Mayo Clinic2 recognize yoga to increase flexibility and balance, improve fitness and strength, and produce greater focus. During the pandemic, other benefits are encouraging more people to practice yoga online. Yoga helps people sleep better, reduces stress, and improves mood.

Online yoga is becoming more and more important and popular. Forbes reports, “A huge jump in consumers accessing virtual content (fitness and wellness) since March 2020. 73% of consumers use pre-recorded videos compared to 17% in 2019; 85% use live lessons every week compared to 7% in 2019. ”3

“Online courses are essential to the mental and physical health of our community. We have invested heavily in the video production and content of the bilingual classes, so doing yoga at home reflects the studio experience, ”says Melisande Turpin, owner of Karma Shala and yoga instructor.

It’s more than people trading their fitness in person for online. Forbes shares, “Consumers train more than before, with 56% of respondents exercising at least five times a week.” The data comes from the planning software company, Mindbody, which serves 58,000 health and wellness companies with 35 million customers in more than 130 countries.

“It was an adjustment at the start, giving instructions from a distance. But very quickly it became incredibly personal and rewarding. Now, I receive thank you messages from people all over the world for the courses we offer, ”explained Dominique Leclerc, Karma Shala Online instructor.

ResearchAndMarkets.com reports that yoga equipment sales increased 154% in 2020, with people filling their home yoga space with blocks and mats. Mindbody reports that 46% of people intend to make virtual classes part of their routine, even after the studios reopen.

John Hopkins Medicine has discovered that yoga helps by connecting participants to a supportive community. Ms. Turpin sees a future with a combination of in-person and digital services: “We now have more tools to empower our community. We use technology to strengthen these bonds until we meet again at the studio. “

Karma Shala Yoga Inc: https://www.karmashala.ca/ is a yoga studio and online yoga experience based in Mont Tremblant, Quebec. The company was founded in 2015 and has grown into one of the premier studios in the province, welcoming thousands of Canadian and international clients each year. The online component, Karma Shala Online, launched in September 2020, https://online.karmashala.ca/

Mélisande Turpin
Karma Shala Yoga Inc.
819-635-4611
[email protected]

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1 John Hopkins Medical Staff, 9 Benefits of Yoga, John Hopkins Website, 2021
2 Mayo Clinic Staff, Yoga: Fight Stress and Regain Serenity, Mayo Clinic website, December 29, 2020
3 Jess Cording, How COVID-19 Is Transforming The Fitness Industry, Forbes Magazine, July 13, 2020


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