First fully virtual yoga studio goes live

Friday 20 October, 2006

Jamie Kent, owner of,  has launched what is claimed to be the first complete virtual yoga studio. Kent's idea for the project came when she and a fellow yoga practitioner went to a park to do some yoga and thought the experience could be hugely improved with instructions akin to a real class.


Denver-based Kent is quoted by as saying: "There was a marked absence of flow that you usually get from a real yoga class. I thought about how nice it would be to have a class on an iPod that we could have played together and taken a real class in the park that day." provides guided online yoga classes through audio MP3 files. Each class is accompanied by music and can be played on an iPod or MP3 player.

Classes range from 20 to 90 minutes and cost up to $5.95 (£3) once purchased. They can then be repeated without restriction.

New classes will be added every two weeks, offering a variety of styles, including astanga, iyengar and inversions. A free yoga download can be accessed in the first instance.

The launch of the project precedes yoga-abode's own downloadable yoga classes, currently in the pipeline, and is in tune with the internet's growing emphasis on interaction with users.

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