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Watch: “I Never Paid for Yoga Until I Came to This Country”

Many yogis talk about making yoga accessible, but how is it actually taking place? While visiting Salt Lake City, Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt joined Santosh Maknikar, founder of Yoga for People and Santosh Yoga Institute, for an evening of practice and kitchari in his home studio. Where Santosh grew up in India, everyone could participate in yoga—without paying a cent. In the video above, he discusses his mission to offer the practice to his community for free.

Live Be Yoga ambassadors Lauren Cohen and Brandon Spratt are on a road trip across the country to sit down with master teachers, host free local classes, and so much more—all to illuminate the conversations pulsing through the yoga community today. Follow the tour and get the latest stories @livebeyoga on Instagram and Facebook.

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