Bargain yoga classes have come to 2649 Lyndale Ave. S. on the second floor above Moxie Hair Salon. Your Yoga offers $8 drop-in classes and $6 classes for high school and college students.
“[Co-founder Megan Doll] and I were active in the affordable yoga scene in New York and California,” said co-founder David Frenk. “We wanted to bring some of that to Minneapolis. … We try to make it affordable and accessible without dumbing it down.”
The studio offers candle-lit classes on Sunday nights, as well as slow flow, advanced and basic courses. It also provides podcast classes through its website, youryogamn.com.
Doll grew up in Minneapolis, and returned to the city last year to open the first Your Yoga location in Dinkytown.
“It’s half the price of anywhere else,” Frenk said, explaining that the studio can offer lower prices by bringing more people through the doors. “Everyone really believes in the mission, so you end up getting a lot more done more cheaply and more efficiently.”
He said staff work hard to keep the studio beautiful, and the room is filled with air-purifying plants, creating an oxygen-rich environment.
Doll and Frenk have partnered with New York studios in the past, but this is their first independent venture. Doll is also a writer, specializing in book reviews of Latin American writers. Frenk has a background in nonprofit work, and he has spent time in Africa working on economic development policy.
“We didn’t want to be part of any national brand,” Frenk said. “We wanted to break out and do this on our own. … It’s great affordable accessible yoga that would make a good positive contribution.” (Source: Southwest Journal)