Taking yoga out of the traditional venues

Washington Post Yoga Activists Say Classes Shouldn’t Require a Financial Stretch is about increasing efforts to broaden yoga’s appeal and utility in dealing with multiple issues:

The class, for students in Upward Bound, a program that prepares low-income youths for college, is part of a growing movement to take yoga beyond its reputation as boutique exercise for the well-to-do and use it as therapy for groups such as at-risk and homeless youths, HIV/AIDS patients and torture survivors.

Of course, this trends has been going on for far more than three years; it’s just that this reporter noticed the outreach efforts now and needs to cloak the article in newsworthiness.