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Q: Yoga Classes on the Gold Coast Qld Australia ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Yoga Classes on the Gold Coast Qld Australia
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: gillybean12-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 01 Apr 2006 17:56 PST
Expires: 01 May 2006 18:56 PDT
Question ID: 714474
What are the characteristics of the people who attend yoga classes on
the Gold Coast.
Subject: Re: Yoga Classes on the Gold Coast Qld Australia
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 01 May 2006 05:53 PDT
<Participants in yoga.

The average yoga practitioner is 41, female, university-educated.
Works full-time. Lives in a capital city and earns part of a combined
household income of at least $110,000.
The two most common reasons given for starting yoga were improving
health and fitness and flexibility and muscle ton. The third most
popular reason (57% of respondents) was to treat mental health
problems such as stress or anxiety.
29% saw yoga as a form of personal development.
18% were initially attracted to yoga?s spiritual aspects.
10% of yoga practitioners become vegetarian, opt for organic food or
quit smoking, alcohol or caffeine.
Source: The Yoga in Australia Survey.

In 2004, there were 99,900 yoga participants in Queensland. 92,6000 were women.
Source: Australian sports commission.

In 2003, there were 86,400 yoga participants in Queensland. 83,000 were women. 
Source: Australian sports commission.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics has indicated that in 2003 over
300,000 people participated in Yoga over the preceding 12-month
period. This represented 2.5% of the population between the ages of 20
and 70.
Some years ago, the majority of Yoga students were female,
predominantly aged 35 to 55, generally middle class, and usually from
an Anglo-European background.

We estimate that men now account for nearly 25% of students, teenagers
and the elderly are well represented, socioeconomic status is less of
a factor, and classes appear to have a similar
multicultural/multiracial mix to the whole of society.

Source: International Association of Yoga Therapists.

Average age ? 47
Yoga injuries don?t add up.Suzanne Eggins.

311,000 people participate in yoga. 
Source: Australian Bureau of statistics.

266,200 women participate in yoga.
Source: Australian Bureau of statistics.!OpenDocument>

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