Townsville yoga studio aiming to change the perception around males practising yoga

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A  TOWNSVILLE yoga studio is trying to encourage men to try practising the Hindu spiritual discipline.

Lighten Up pilates, yoga and wellness studio is offering a four-week male-only taster course starting today.

Teacher Michael Blades, 56, said many people assume yoga was for women.

“We’re just trying to encourage guys to participate in yoga,” he said.

“(Yoga) is marketed predominantly at women — magazines show super flexible women and it can be a little bit intimidating for guys to come along.”

Mr Blades said yoga had a number of health benefits and wanted to see men participate.

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