The Yoga of Co-Regulation: Group Yoga Class Benefits

By
Kathryn Boland, R-CYT, R-DMT
Young yoga students relaxing and talking after yoga class.

Do you enjoy socializing with yoga? Could group yoga class benefits include feeling better simply through social connection? Picture the following situation. You enter your favorite yoga studio. It’s serene, familiar, and comforting. You share pleasantries with the front desk attendant as you check in and with fellow yogis as you settle into class while you roll out your mat and set up your props. 

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