I don’t teach yoga, but I have clients that attend yoga classes. And certainly I have, over the years, talked with many people who have sustained injuries during a class. I most commonly hear about back, shoulder, and wrist injuries.
The reasons for such injuries vary considerably:
-participants who don’t listen to the instructor
-participants who push themselves too far
-instructors who use the class more for a personal workout (and thus don’t pay due attention to each participant)
-instructors that shouldn’t be teaching yoga, are (like a bootcamp instructor who’s subbing that day…of course one person could be well-trained in both, but there still exist the people and facilities who don’t care if they are or not