Wannabe yogis in Manhattan

My company is piloting a yoga program to encourage physical activity and relaxation. After taking a class, I started looking at different yoga studios in Manhattan to see my options for incorporating yoga into my workout routine. I had two previous yoga studio experiences that left me feeling that the people who go to these studios are snobs. Snootiness is not what I want in a place where I am supposed to be seeking relaxation and a workout without judgment. Yoga was originally meant to be a meditative and spiritual practice regardless of wealth or status, yet now in New York, it seems to elicit thoughts of snooty clientele who are like characters from Gossip Girl, and classes that cost $25-35/session.

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