2016 ‘Yoga in America’ study

I’ve just come across this infographic put together by Yoga Alliance (apparently we’re all visual people nowadays, so this is just what we want) and it contains a few stunning facts:

  • Drastic changes over the past few years
  • There are 36.7 million U.S. yoga practitioners, up from 20.4 million in 2012 (almost double compared to just four years ago!)
  • Almost 3/4 of American practitioners have been doing yoga for five (or fewer) years – what an amazing growth!
  • 80 million more Americans will likely try yoga for the first time in 2016
  • Students spent a whopping $16.8 billion per year on classes, gear and equipment (up from “just” $10 billion in 2012)
  • And maybe the most intriguing fact: There are two people interested in becoming a yoga teacher for every one current teacher…

Handy: You can also download one-page highlights depending on your interest / who you are (student, teacher, general public, business, vendors, yoga schools…).

Here’s the infographic (or view it on the Yoga Alliance website here):


Anything surprising?

What are the trends you’ve noticed in your country or city?

Share your impressions in the comments below!


5 replies »

  1. Reblogged this on Pack Your Mat and commented:
    So excited about the high interest in yoga. Even though many get into yoga for its fitness perks, it truly is a gateway to more. The unparalleled mental and health benefits will only lead to a happier generation.


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