Yoga’s a great way to stay in shape, relax, and find peace of mind, a hard enough task as it is, without involving unresolved resentment and anger against the price boil up during each session. Here are 8 affordable yoga studios in Manhattan and the Boroughs for those mindful of their bank accounts.
1. Yoga to the People (various locations, Manhattan and Brooklyn)
This popular franchise offers a variety of yoga styles at different locations, ranging from a $5 to $10 (suggested) donation per class. These classes are essentially for intermediate and advanced practitioners, so be prepared to get nice and sweaty. You can find YTTP in six locations around the city: East Village, Chelsea (2 studios), Garment District, Gramercy, and Williamsburg (Brooklyn). Check out their site for more details.
(Photo via YTTP)
2. Harlem Yoga Studio (44 W 125th Street, 3rd Floor, Manhattan)
Now here’s a community yoga studio tailored for a variety of clientele. You can find different classes tailored to your different needs from beginners, pregnant soon-to-be moms, kids, experienced yogis, and senior citizens, this yoga studio has it all. Fees range depending on class, from a $6 suggested donation to $14.
3. Stanton Street Yoga (196a Stanton Street, Manhattan)
Normally $16 a class, the studio offers donation-based only classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If you live or work in the Lower East Side, this might be the perfect place for you.
(Photo via Stanton Street Yoga)
4. Vida Yoga (Union Square and Noho, Manhattan)
This comprehensive yoga studio offers prenatal, kids’, and advanced yoga classes. Drop-ins are $14, but it’s $8 for students.
5. Yoga Agora (33-02 Broadway, Astoria, Queens)
This Astoria studio is perfect for those living in Queens and would rather save some cheese. Check out this local sanctuary for only $5 75-minute classes and daily donation- based 60-minute classes where you can pay even less.
6. Bikram Yoga Bronx (5500 Broadway, Suite B 2nd Floor)
This Bronx yoga studio advertises to both beginners and advanced practitioners. Fees range from donation-based classes on Fridays and Sundays to $20 classes. Check it out!
(Photo via Bikram Yoga Bronx)
7. Brooklyn Yoga School (82 Sixth Ave at St. Marks Ave, 2nd Floor – Park Slope)
This amazing place offers both beginner and advanced classes. ALL classes are donation-based with a minimum of $5 and a standard donation of $10.
(Photo via Brooklyn Yoga School)
8. The Yoga Room (Long Island City and Astoria, Queens)
This awesome studio is extremely comprehensive, offering prenatal, kids, beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes. Mostly importantly, both locations offer $10 community classes three days a week. So even if you find their regular rates too high, they still have you covered three days of the week! Give it a try.
(Photo via The Yoga Room)