Economy & Business
4:09 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

Namaste and the Business of Yoga in Pittsburgh

An outdoor yoga class in Grandview Park
Credit BYS yoga studio / Facebook

From the downward sun salutation, to the archer, yoga enthusiasts are striking poses across the country. And yoga studios are springing up everywhere.

According to business contributor Rebecca Harris, the classic techniques of yoga date back more than 5 thousand years, and come from a desire to develop greater personal freedom, health, and self understanding.

"The whole system of yoga is built on 3 main structures," says Harris "They are exercise, breathing, and meditation designed to put pressure on the glandular systems of the body and thereby increasing the efficiency and one's total health."

She spoke to owners of some of Pittsburgh's most popular yoga studios to find out how one can make money in the business of yoga.

http://www.bys-yoga.com

http://www.schoolhouseyoga.com/

Find out more about the regulations and credentials needed to become a yoga instructor

www.yogaalliance.org

http://www.yogaworks.com/TeacherTraining.aspx