Yoga to the People

Yoga to the People

Yoga Studio
East Village, New York
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  • Ashley P.
    "Great workout - donate what you can!"(23 Tips)
    Michael G.
    "sure to get there at least 10 minutes before the class"(12 Tips)
    Laurence P.
    "Basic Vinyasa flow"(3 Tips)
    Ranu R.
    "Bring your own mat."(3 Tips)
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  • JP P.
    JP ParkAugust 24, 2014
    Great yoga spot. $2 to rent a mat and the class is donation based. Come at least 20 min early to get a good spot. Each class varies in difficulty so be ready for a surprise!
  • Stefanie
    StefanieFebruary 2, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love it here! Get there at least 15 minutes early to get a good spot. The classes in the morning and afternoon work up a mild sweat, but from 6 o'clock on its workout time! Go then for the best sweat.
  • Evan
    EvanNovember 25, 2012
    90 minute power vinyasa on Sundays are my favorite, and NYC's best yoga bargain. Get there at least 15 minutes early, and BYO mat (though they do provide them). Pay nicely.
  • Kristine Y.
    Kristine YappJanuary 16, 2012
    My favorite yoga studio in the city. It is donation based and does not take reservations. So show up early to get a good spot. I like the 3rd floor better. Expect it to be crowded.
  • Hella Smella
    Hella SmellaNovember 7, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    most of the teachers play Coldplay and say every sentence like its a question and inform you that "humans are like, really complex." oh, the sacrifices I make for sliding scale yoga...
  • Compass
    CompassJuly 24, 2013
    This free studio makes Vinyasa yoga accessible to everyone. Even though classes can be crowded, the come-one-come-all spirit puts everyone in a good mood.
  • ZocDoc
    ZocDocOctober 20, 2011
    Staying healthy is about the mind as well as the body, so here’s a great chance to exercise both! The donation-based class is appropriate for both beginners and more advanced yoga students.
  • CollegeFashionista
    CollegeFashionistaFebruary 3, 2014
    Yoga is the perfect workout for college students because it's simultaneously challenging and relaxing. Don't worry about your budget at Yoga to the People – donate as much or as little as you can.
  • Kirsten A.
    Kirsten AlanaDecember 6, 2011
    Get there early. Free yoga in NYC means a crowd and this place fills up fast. Also, bring bottled water. You WILL sweat. A lot. Don't get dehydrated.
  • Shawnie
    ShawnieJune 7, 2013
    Monday thru Friday:,7am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4:30pm 6pm, 7:30pm, 9pmSaturday: 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 5pm, 7pmSunday: 10am, 12pm (90min), 2pm, 5pm 7pm (candle-lit) & 8:30pm (candle-lit)
  • Mona W.
    Mona WuJuly 8, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Evening classes fill up fast! Get there 10-15 mins ahead to secure a comfy spot. Studio is still donation based. Namaste.
  • Taiowa W.
    Taiowa WanerDecember 23, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    A large number of yoga classes are offered each day. Classes can get crowded so show up early to get a good spot.
  • Sue L.
    Sue LalaJanuary 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Monday-Friday: 7am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4:30pm 6pm, 7:30pm, 9pm. Saturday:10am, 12pm, 2pm, 5pm, 7pm. Sunday10am, 12pm (90min), 2pm, 5pm, 7pm (candle-lit) & 8:30pm (candle-lit)
  • Diana S.
    Diana SJune 18, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    My favor classes are 9 on weeknights. Never too crowded its a perfect way to wind down after a long day. Get there 10 minutes prior and you'll be fine. Wknd classes, get there 20-30 min before.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DeVitoAugust 7, 2014
    They cram people into this studio, but donation based and for all skill levels, it's a prime spot for a beginner. Instructors are mostly good.
  • Victor L.
    Victor LiMay 17, 2016
    Great instructors and environment. Non-judgemental and a great place for beginners or advanced yogis. My favorite place to practice!
  • Belkys C.
    Belkys CabreraJune 16, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Invest in your own yoga mat, the ones they have for rent are smelly...get there early, it gets crowded! amazing workout!
  • Cellucor
    CellucorJanuary 25, 2013
    If you want a good spot, be sure to arrive as early as you can! This will ensure that you get the best spot possible!
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertMarch 19, 2014
    One hour classes daily Monday through Friday at 7am, 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4:30pm 6pm, 7:30pm, and 9pm #onehouryoga Read more
  • Michelle K.
    Michelle KanSeptember 28, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Get here 20-30 mins earlier for a good spot since it can get crowded. The 3rd floor seems less strenuous than the 2nd floor.
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SmithJanuary 5, 2015
    Show up early & be prepared to SWEAT! This place gets packed but it's filled with positive vibes and good energy.
  • jamie
    jamieMarch 12, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Arrive 15 minutes early, bring a towel, and be ready to sweat. The studio is donation-based, with a suggested donation of $10.
  • Shawnie
    ShawnieMay 17, 2013
    The 6pm and 7:30pm classes on weekdays fill up quickly. Arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time.
  • Stephanie C.
    Stephanie ChrispinApril 1, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    The second floor is the only studio to have air conditioning! Arrive a half hour early to get the floor of your choice.
  • Norma M.
    Norma MartinezDecember 13, 2015
    The instructors are great mixing in "pushups " to the mix...my arms have toned w/in a month..I've found strength in my wrists.
  • Hillary R.
    Hillary ReevesFebruary 20, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Try to use a restroom before you arrive. Always a long line right before class and you don't want to miss those precious moments in child's pose!
  • Lenora Jayne
    Lenora JayneSeptember 25, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there early on Mondays after work (or wait until 9pm!)! The 7:30pm class is usually packed.
  • Dana M.
    Dana MarkiewiczAugust 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best combo is St Marks Yoga to the People and then Mamoun's Falafel 2 doors down! (Both cash only)
  • lululemon athletica
    lululemon athleticaSeptember 24, 2010
    The studio offers purely donation-based classes to all types of people! The open-embrace philosophy and relaxed energy keeps the studio alive by word of mouth.
  • Cady G.
    Cady GlaserFebruary 22, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Great yoga studio! Get here 20-30 minutes early if you want a good spot and definitely go for candle-lit yoga on Sundays
  • ms
    msMarch 11, 2015
    I went here for my first yoga class ever. I was sore for two days afterward but totally understand the hype. If you're thinking of going, DO. You will be hooked
  • Alexandra J.
    Alexandra JacobyNovember 29, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    arrive 15 min before, take a few min to settle in, to your yoga, whatever that means: give yourself the full hour. then sign the petition: yoga can't be owned, can it? Read more
  • Jack R.
    Jack ReevesMarch 27, 2016
    Awesome. You sweat. You breathe. You groan and twist and shake. It's yoga. It's beautiful. Get there early, bring cash for donation.
  • Ryan H.
    Ryan HillApril 18, 2012
    get here like 20-30 minutes early if you want to be able to pick your spot/use the bathroom quickly!
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WangSeptember 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Avoid peak hours after work as classes can get way packed (esp during the school year)
  • Sokenbicha Tea
    Sokenbicha TeaOctober 17, 2011
    Donation yoga for all levels of experience. Be sure to get there early to get a good spot!
  • yanna w.
    yanna wilsonFebruary 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Get there early for a spot. Love it here. Been going for 7 years!
  • Laurence P.
    Laurence PaverdJune 17, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Basic Vinyasa flow, no pretense, usually work up a healthy sweat & fills the lungs with new life. My weekend treat to myself, never regretted.
  • Jordan C.
    Jordan CooperOctober 14, 2010
    I love that you can browse all the yoga to the people goers on hyperpublic. (turns out I flow next to some fascinating people) Read more
  • Stefano G.
    Stefano GuidolinApril 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always crowded. Always very warm. Always great yoga. The result is that you'll always feel better when you leave.
  • Rachel W.
    Rachel WellsFebruary 12, 2012
    Been here 50+ times
    Try to get here 20/30 minutes early. You may have to wait outside, but you'll likely snag your favorite spot.
  • Afi Y.
    Afi Yellow-DukeJune 21, 2015
    Great cheap classes… but it's crowded and you will break a serious sweat… like go shower after
  • Nate F.
    Nate FolkertJanuary 3, 2014
    Late evening yoga classes Monday through Friday at 9:00pm. Candlelight yoga Sunday at 8:30pm. Read more
  • AM
    AMFebruary 23, 2011
    One of the best ways to spend an hour. Awesome instructors and great for first-timers on up. Namaste!
  • Vivian R.
    Vivian RamirezDecember 6, 2016
    This place is just okay. It gets crowded and the teachers are just okay- but it is pay what you wish- so you get what you pay for. Still amazing classes here are possible.
  • Ranu R.
    Ranu RajkarnikarJanuary 30, 2015
    Donation based 1 hour vinyasa classes. No frills space, but a solid practice. Bring your own mat.
  • CAMNY DENIM
    CAMNY DENIMApril 4, 2012
    CAMNY girls love yoga.. favorite studio! Vinyasa flow will kick your ass, then go get some fro-yo at Sixteen Handles after!
  • Matt R.
    Matt RestivoDecember 16, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    jessica is the best teacher. great guidance and a spectacular voice.
  • Cristal O.
    Cristal OrpillaJuly 23, 2014
    The upstairs studios are more airy and have more natural light
  • Allyson C.
    Allyson CarbonellMarch 9, 2013
    Get there early if you can! Good spots may be taken first if you don't 
  • Liang S.
    Liang ShiMay 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    My favorite place to do yoga in the city. Unpretentious, donation based and nothing but the good ol' basics.
  • Amelie L.
    Amelie LelargeSeptember 2, 2014
    cheap, with different classes (see different locations), can be crowded
  • Howcast
    HowcastAugust 11, 2011
    Sometimes you can't help but let one rip during your time of relaxation, but you can learn the best way to deal with it! http://ow.ly/60G6J Read more
  • Frappuccino
    FrappuccinoFebruary 1, 2011
    Get ready for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week by perfecting your yoga skills. Then go grab Starbucks Frappuccino bottled beverage for an afternoon reward.
  • Amber M.
    Amber MollerFebruary 11, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    breathe. be OK with mats/people being 1 inch from yours. they often remind us, this is NYC... you chose this. so smile :)
  • Lux L.
    Lux LaCroixFebruary 26, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Good place if you know what you're doing. Not recommend if you are new as the classes are so packed it's impossible for the teachers to actually do anything but yell out poses and tell you to breathe
  • Orchid L.
    Orchid LiuMarch 9, 2010
    I love this place. Get there half an hour before class starts to get a spot. Definitely go on Sundays for the candle-lit classes.
  • Chloe R.
    Chloe RNovember 20, 2010
    Been here 25+ times
    Arrive early and bring your own clean mat, donate well if you can! Candle lit classes are amazing.
  • Lauren
    LaurenSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Doors open 30 mins before class starts. Get there early for a good spot!
  • AJ
    AJJuly 29, 2013
    Wonderful class taught by fabulous instructors. Will forever go here to break a sweat! 😅😅
  • Joanie
    JoanieMay 23, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    You want one of the two spots at the front perpendicular to the rest of the class.
  • Michelle R.
    Michelle RussoMay 23, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    I love the secret room that no one goes in - cooler and less crowded ;)
  • Dominique M.
    Dominique MMay 12, 2013
    Awesome classes, people who attend the class get a bit entitled though.
  • Julia K.
    Julia KFebruary 12, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    I am so thankful for this place!Also: the earlier the class, the less chance of waiting 'round the block. Keep that in mind.
  • Beth D.
    Beth DicksOctober 3, 2011
    The candle light class is great! Nice energy. Nice teacher. Lovely way to spend a Sunday night. :)
  • Norma M.
    Norma MartinezDecember 13, 2015
    Tranquility from the instructor' soft spoken voice ....a sort of peace. Luv it ..
  • Amber M.
    Amber MollerOctober 29, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Nothing beats the ringing of the Tibetan singing bowl in terms of vibrations & sensations!
  • Laurence P.
    Laurence PaverdApril 2, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    The 7:30pm class (week-day) was way too crowded, almost impossible to walk up or down the stairs leading to the various studios. Extremely unpleasant, stressful, cramped, all round bad experience.
  • Morgan W.
    Morgan WangOctober 24, 2016
    Donation-based yoga studio with varying levels of difficulty. Rent a mat for $2
  • Guadalupe C.
    Guadalupe ChavezDecember 14, 2014
    Arrive early to make sure you get a good spot.
  • Whitney K.
    Whitney KanAugust 25, 2013
    Get there early! And bring your own yoga mat. Don't forget a tip!
  • Bekah E.
    Bekah EatonApril 16, 2012
    Get there EARLY and be ready to sweat! Mats at $2 to rent.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HendricksonNovember 17, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great value, lively yoga studio
  • Celia
    CeliaSeptember 21, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Water and a towel is all you need. You will always leave sweating!
  • Renee F.
    Renee FApril 8, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Very crowded, get there super early for a good spot
  • Nicole G.
    Nicole GordonNovember 26, 2014
    The Mon, wed, Fri, vinyasa class is awesome!
  • Yaprak E.
    Yaprak ErelMay 24, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Sweat like a pool and feel super accomplished the moment you step outside.
  • Justin G.
    Justin GaudenziJanuary 5, 2016
    The donation based system embodies the commie cardio ethos of yoga...love it
  • Lorraine C.
    Lorraine C.January 10, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get there 15 min. early or else you gon' be smellin' some feet!
  • Eugenia K.
    Eugenia KooJanuary 18, 2013
    Been here 50+ times
    Practice will work your soul. The stairs will work your glutes.
  • Heather L.
    Heather LiuAugust 19, 2012
    Get there early to get a spot!
  • Kathleen O.
    Kathleen OsborneJanuary 18, 2013
    Packed like sardines. Get there at least 10-15 minutes before.
  • Kira F.
    Kira FisherJanuary 21, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    if you can pull yourself out of bed early enough, 7am weekday class is not a clusterfuck
  • JC E.
    JC EarleFebruary 23, 2010
    Probably one of the best things I've ever started to do for myself. Such great music, ambiance and amazing teachers
  • Wyngspan T.
    Wyngspan TeamJanuary 14, 2014
    Pay it forward! Add the studio to your Trust Network on Wynspan.com :) Read more
  • Lip J. L.
    Lip J. LaPennaMarch 12, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    great instructors, all good vibes
  • Alex S.
    Alex SiegalSeptember 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Halfway through my class the Michael Jackson song from Free Willy came on. I know this isn't really a tip but still awesome!
  • Jen M.
    Jen MoshDecember 26, 2010
    such an amazing workout! get ready to sweat!! bring a towel and lots of water! :)
  • Miguelina C.
    Miguelina CastilloFebruary 25, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They're stilling in that place, I got off from the 7:00 pm class and some cash and a metro card disappeared from my wallet
  • Liza
    LizaAugust 19, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    try to make the 4:30 class, it's less crowded
  • Kimberly S.
    Kimberly SchwabMay 8, 2013
    try a night class! It's fun when all four levels are full of yogis!
  • Melody G.
    Melody GambinoOctober 16, 2014
    Love the fitness center and instructors, hate the neighborhood
  • Penny P.
    Penny PennlineFebruary 4, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best yoga ever
  • Morgan J.
    Morgan JordanJuly 28, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    9pm classes are much less crowded.
  • Nissa S.
    Nissa SzaboOctober 17, 2016
    Show up early and bring cash
  • Sophie W.
    Sophie WeinerApril 17, 2010
    Best, cheapest yoga experience you can have. I love it there!
  • Anna D.
    Anna DDecember 7, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Mat rental is $2, water $1, class by donation.
  • Taylor
    TaylorAugust 7, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Candle-lit classes Sunday evening are a great way to finish the weekend and flow into the week.
  • Marcela E.
    Marcela ErazoMarch 1, 2016
    Come a little early, it gets crowded
  • Hugo A.
    Hugo AmsellemMarch 7, 2013
    Free donations, perfect vibes!
  • Amelie L.
    Amelie LelargeDecember 2, 2014
    es un centro enorme para practicar yoga. cada quien participa según su presupuesto. Las salas son muy bella pero se llenan muy rápido. + info sobre East Village en http://ow.ly/FaacW
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