Yoga to the People is a bi-coastal institution, with studios in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Berkeley, and San Francisco. It’s easy to miss from the street level—hit the buzzer to be let up or just look for spandex-clad yogis on their way out the door. But the 5th-floor understated entrance belies the stunning space, fronted by a wall of windows overlooking the city. Wood beams overhead and scattered plants lend a warm, welcoming feel. (The studio is also kept quite warm—literally—thought it’s not hot yoga.) The studio’s motto, “no ego, no script, no pedestals,” is aptly reflected in its by-donation model. The body-positive vinyasa classes are vigorous, but unintimidating, focusing on the interplay between movement and breath. Need a distraction from a shaky pose? Teachers often play modern tracks, from reggae to indie rock to electronica.
|Venue name:||Yoga to the People|
2973 16th St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 7am-10pm, Fri 7am-8:30pm, Sat 8am-8pm, Sun 8am-9:30pm|
|Price:||Drop-in class, $10 suggested donation (cash only)|
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