By Yoga Journal
“People of Hispanic origin comprise the second largest ethnic group in the United States, making up 17.1 percent of the total population in 2013. That explains the next big trend in the yoga world: Spanish yoga classes.
Rina Jakubowicz, who teaches a Spanish-language Vive Vinyasa Yoga class at one of her three Rina Yoga studios in Miami and will lead a Spanish yoga class at Yoga Journal Live! San Diego, says offering classes in Spanish is the first step in attracting more Latinos to the mat.
‘[Yoga] hasn’t been presented to Latinos. They might feel like it is not accessible to them — there haven’t been a lot of Spanish yoga classes,” says Jakubowicz, who is Cuban and Argentinean, was born in Venezuela, and immigrated to Miami at age 4. “If you make it available, people will start doing it.'”