“There will be no correct clothes; there will be no right answers; no glorified teachers…” reads the mantra for Yoga to the People, a studio in the East Village. Owners Greg and Andrea Riggs opened the space to provide yoga as a service to all, regardless of one’s financial means. The egalitarian studio accepts only donations ($10 suggested) for its daily 60-minute power-vinyasa classes, but as Greg Riggs emphasized during a recent session, “There’s no pressure: contribute within your means.” He’s also quick to say of his experiences elsewhere, “The business of yoga was superseding the spirit of yoga—many people couldn’t afford a steady practice.” It does feel almost as harried as speed-dating, but what can you expect for free? If you arrive early to meditate and leave right after shivasina you'll avoid the crowds entirely.
Yoga to the People East Village
|Venue name:||Yoga to the People East Village||Contact:|
12 St Marks Pl
|Cross street:||between Second and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 7am-10pm, Sat 10am-8pm, Sun 10am-9:30pm.|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||$10 suggested donation.|