What do you all think about this NY Times article about yoga wrecking your body? http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/magazine/how-yoga-can-wreck-your-body….
I think some very key information is also left out of the article. The instructor that was interviewed failed to mention that his back injury came from years of doing EXTREME backbends.
It really should have read yoga instructors with very limited knowledge in anatomy and kinesiology can wreck your body. Unfortunately, some yoga studios look at their YTT as a quick cash cow for their already devoted following. So yeah you get a lot of people who spent upwards of $5K for very little hands-on training with almost no coaching in modifications for postures.
There is also the issue of not everyone knows what different yoga classes entail. Most people think low intensity flows that enhance flexibility. However, Vinyasa schools are HIGH intensity with a lot of powerful movements that can lead to injury for beginners.