At $18 a class in some cities, it's no surprise that yoga studios are often a hub for financially secure spiritual seekers. It's the high price tags associated with yoga classes, retreats, and trendy yoga clothes that has some folks making sweeping generalizations about how yoga is a yuppie activity.
However, there's no denying the sector of the yoga community working to change all of that. A recent article in the Washington Post features several ways yoga teachers are donating their time and energy to help low-income students, HIV/AIDS patients, cancer patients, and more by offering free classes.
It's nothing new. Those of us who are involved in the yoga community know that there are amazing people selflessly sharing yoga with under-served populations all the time. I'd love to hear your stories! What programs are available in your neighborhoods that offer yoga to people who might never set foot in a studio otherwise?