Japan: The Land of the Rising Yoga Scene
It’s fair to say that Japan’s history of yoga is an interesting but blemished one: Accounts of alleged sexual misconduct of Bikram Choudhury and the terrorist activity of the religious cult Aum Shinrikyo have somewhat tainted and stalled the yoga scene in Japan.
Bikram Choudhury, an Indian yoga teacher and yoga champion, opened his first yoga studios outside of India in Japan in the 1970s. In the depths of Japan’s cold winters, he found himself shivering through his asanas and so added...
From New York to LA and everywhere in between, the US is involved in a pretty serious love affair with yoga.
The Yoga Epicentres:
- San Francisco - Oakland - San Jose, CA
- Seattle-Tacoma, WA
- Philadelphia, PA
- Washington D.C.
- New York City
(US Cities with the most Yoga Practitioners)
The most interesting US Yoga facts:
- 55% of yoga practitioners have never practiced yoga in a yoga studio
- 98% of practitioners consider themselves to be beginner or intermediate level practitioners
- The top 3 reasons people do yoga are the enjoyment of yoga itself,...
Antigua and Barbuda is an independent Commonwealth country comprising its 2 namesake islands and several smaller ones. Positioned where the Atlantic and Caribbean meet, it's known for reef-lined beaches, rainforests, a laid back attitude and of course Carnival, Cricket and Rum. An idyllic location perfect for a relaxing getaway.⠀
Despite a large number of tropical resorts we were surprised to find no yoga retreats or teacher training retreats currently available on Antigua. However, the Yoga Antigua studio (yogantigua .com) in English Harbour, a dedicated air conditioned yoga space, offers a full programme of yoga classes including hatha,...
Angola, a Southern African nation, and Africa’s 7th largest, is a varied land encompassing tropical Atlantic beaches, a labyrinthine system of rivers and Sub-Saharan desert that extends across the border into Namibia. The country's colonial history is reflected in its Portuguese-influenced cuisine and its landmarks, particularly in Luanda, the country’s capital located on its northern coast.⠀
As one of Africa's major oil producers, Angola is striving to tackle the physical, social and political legacy of a 27 year civil war which ravaged the country after independence from Portugal in 1975. The cultural diversity is vast, ranging from...