It is no secret that the yoga industry has experienced significant growth in recent years, thanks to a number of factors. But it may surprise you to learn just how explosive the yoga boom has been. A $5.7 billion dollar boom, that is. That is the estimated value of the annual market for all things yoga-related. And it is still growing.

Approximately 1 out of every 12 adults in the United States practices yoga. 25% of people practicing yoga have household incomes of more than $100,000. As the incomes of many people rise, leaving them with more time on their hands, many turn to yoga. This trend is further boosted by the increased interest in health and wellness. More and more health practitioners and insurance companies are recognizing yoga's health and therapeutic benefits.

There are yoga facilities, schools, classes, and stores everywhere. There are yoga vacations, yoga classes on cruise ships and in spas, stores selling yoga clothing, mats, and other equipment, and with the increase in demand for qualified yoga teachers, we have even witnessed the emergence of yoga teacher agents!

The market for yoga instruction and yoga-related products will no doubt continue to grow worldwide and, especially, in North America and Asia. To find a yoga training program, visit Yoga Education Institute. For information on yoga in Ireland, visit Yoga Ireland.