According to the Yoga Alliance report, nearly 30 percent of yoga instructors in the United States teach at a studio, but that leads the list of locations where yoga is taught.
Yoga studios often supplement their income from other sources, such as non-yoga fitness classes, wellness or health services, and the sale of apparel, equipment and accessories. Some larger yoga studios also act as a yoga school offering instructor training, sometimes in the studio’s own patented style of the discipline.
The most successful yoga studios focus on a particular style of yoga and related practices, although larger studios are able to accommodate a variety of classes and styles to meet a range of student needs.
Yoga classes can range from traditional Hatha yoga with emphasis on asanas, meditation and pranayama, to the more modern Bikram yoga with structured asana practice in a heated room.