Yoga to the People seeks to provide yogis with affordable yoga.
The Truth About Yoga to the People!
Let’s face it, finding affordable options when it comes to taking yoga classes can be a bit tricky at best.
If you go to yoga more than twice a week, odds are you can take advantage of Groupon yoga deals or sign-up for a monthly membership at your local yoga studio for around $100 bucks a month.
Of course, if you have a busier schedule that prevents you from attending yoga classes on a regular basis that’s where it can begin to get a little bit tricky.
At most yoga studios you will find the drop-in yoga rate to be anywhere from $15 to $25 dollars a class depending on your location.
However, if you live close to a Yoga to the People studio then you’ll be glad to know that they offer donation-based yoga classes to help fill the gap when it comes to affordable drop-in yoga.
Yoga to the People founder Greg Gumucio wanted his studio to be donation based so that more people can practice yoga on a consistent basis.
Yoga to the People Benefits and Cons
The truth is if you treat yoga like you are going to the movies and only practice a few times a month Yoga to the People is a great option.
However, the benefits of yoga are truly realized when you practice three to four times a week. And if we are being honest, that means practicing at a traditional yoga studio on a monthly membership might be a better option.
Of course, since Yoga for the People is donation based, in theory you could practice 3 to 4 times a week and only pay a dollar a class.
But if you’re anything like me, that’s not something you would do. Instead, you might feel the desire to pay something closer to the $10 suggested donation. And that adds up to $30 to $40 dollar a week or $120 to $160 a month which is more than you would pay for a monthly membership at most local yoga studios.
For instance, Yoga to the People Tempe currently offers about 17 power vinyasa yoga classes a week. On the other hand, CorePower Yoga Tempe offers over 50 active yoga classes a week as well as restorative yoga classes. The cost of a monthly membership at CorePower Tempe is $119 and in addition to a greater variety of classes you can also use that membership at any of their other studios across the United States.
In other words, even when you are on vacation you have the potential to practice yoga. And if you’re lucky its with a group of dedicated yogis.
More things to consider…
Another challenge you will face at Yoga for the People is you never know what instructor will be teaching. What’s more you never know what they will be teaching.
For some people this is a good thing and for others not so much.
In the end, Yoga for the People and the donation-based yoga concept is an interesting concept. And it works for those who can appreciate the opportunity to choose what they pay in a yoga class.
However, if you are seriously interested in deepening your yoga practice. Then consider some of your local yoga studios that offer a variety of classes.