Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 14, 2008
The free podcast "20 Minute Yoga Sessions" from YogaDownload.com, an online virtual yoga studio, has surpassed one million downloads. In April 2007 YogaDownload.com began offering 20-30 minute podcast classes in a wide variety of yoga styles, each with a printable pose guide. These podcast classes can easily be downloaded as either an audio only class or audio with a yoga pose slideshow.
"I began the podcast not only as a way for people to sample the longer versions of YogaDownload.com classes, but also as a way to bring quick, free classes to everyone," owner Jamie Kent explains. "Finding the time to maintain one's yoga practice is increasingly difficult. Everyday life places so many stresses and time constraints on people that it is understandable they have difficulty getting to a studio for a class. With these 20 minute podcast classes, people have the opportunity to take a rewarding yoga class on their own schedule in a short amount of time."
As of mid-March when the millionth download was reached, there were over five thousand subscribers choosing from twenty-eight episodes. Each episode features various top yoga instructors from YogaDownload.com who use their experience in an assortment of yoga styles to present in-depth yet concise classes. To assist with proper yoga form, there is the option of downloading and printing a companion pose guide, or choosing the pose slide show version. The slide show versions of each episode display the pose images in various media players or video capable iPods.
The response to 20 Minute Yoga Sessions has catapulted it to a #1 rank amongst all Fitness and Nutrition podcasts on iTunes. In the sizeable iTunes Health podcast category, it has risen to a rank of # 6, and maintains a 5 out of 5 star rating. While its popularity on iTunes continues to grow, it is also ranked #41 for number of subscribers out of over 200,000 podcasts listed by FeedBurner.com (a leading directory for blogs and podcasts that was recently purchased by Google).
For more information or to subscribe to this Podcast, please visit http://www.yogadownload.com/podcast.asp.
YogaDownload.com is a privately-held company based in Denver, Colorado. Founded in August of 2006, it was created as a way to make yoga's benefits more easily accessible and to make maintaining one's practice more convenient. Anyone with an internet connection can download a yoga class of their choice, often for far less than the price of a standard yoga class. A printable pose guide accompanies each class, showing the picture, name and sequence for each pose in the class.
YogaDownload.com also offers membership options allowing users to pay a monthly fee for access to the entire library of classes, meditations and music. YogaDownload.com's guided yoga classes and other fitness workouts cater to a wide range of styles, experience levels and strengths. Each class is accompanied by professional music and can be played on any iPod or other MP3 player, computer or compatible cell phone. The classes and music range in price from $1.50 to $5.95 and once purchased, may be played by the purchaser without limit.
Kent highlights that "with YogaDownload.com, people from all over the globe have access to a library of quality, inexpensive yoga classes that they can use over and over again. And the best part is that they can take a class in any room of their house, or anywhere they want, anytime they want. It's a 24-hour-a-day personal yoga studio for everyone."
Ms. Jamie Kent
700 N. Colorado Blvd., Ste 202
Denver, CO 80206
press @ yogadownload.com