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Everyone is on that New Year's health and wellness kick right now, which is great except for the major price that working out in New York City often comes to both our wallets and sanity. Fortunately, exercise and meditation come together for the price of one with yoga, and many studios offer discounted classes and new member packages that help you breathe just as easy as if you were in child's pose.

To that end, we've mapped out 14 places across three boroughs that offer multiple options for both beginners and yoga experts at affordable prices. Classes generally start at $5 for places like Hosh Yoga and the tried-and-true Yoga to the People and start around $10 for Bikram, but the smart yogi can save even more by taking advantage of community classes and the savings that come with intro deals and monthly class packages. See our north-to-south organization of studios by scrolling below.

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Bikram Yoga NYC

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Price: As low as $10; regular drop-in price: $25)
Bikram has four NYC studios that all offer $10 classes each week (check their site for the schedule). You can also pay $750 for 50 classes, which comes out to $15 a class in a calendar year. New to the studio? The intro price is just $39 for a month of unlimited classes. Bring your own towel and mat to save $7 as well.

Harlem Yoga Studio

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Price: $14 for drop-ins
Harlem Yoga’s cozy studio has an $85 unlimited monthly deal, or a $750 unlimited year option. Assuming you practice eight times a month in average, that’ll only run you less than $8 a class. New students can get three classes for $25, so you can jump in at any skill level without breaking the bank.

Beloved Yogi Harlem

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Price: $10 minimum donation
Beloved Yogi’s studio uptown offers kundalini, vinyasa, and meditation. An $80 monthly donation will get you unlimited classes, well worth it if you are a weekly yogi yourself, and will also cover its outdoor garden classes come summer.

Yoga to the People

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Price: $5—$12 donation
The ever-popular pay-what-you-can policy at Yoga to the People has led to multiple studios and classes across the city. Hot Yoga at 27th Street goes for $12 a class, and Yoga to the People II at 23rd Street and Third Avenue (mapped here) suggests a $5 donation for all of its classes. Other locations include midtown, East Village, and Williamsburg.

Hosh Yoga Brooklyn

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Price: $5 suggested minimum
Their monthly fee is $50 (and it’s tax-deductible), so the non-profit is great for Brooklynites strapped for yoga cash. Walk-ins are welcome, and during the warmer months they hold classes across the street in McCarren Park.

Sonic Yoga

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Price: $5
Community classes at Sonic are all flow style and have a recommended price of $5 (or just pay what you can). compared to the normal drop-in rate of $20. New students can also take advantage of a $99 deal for two months of unlimited classes.

Yoga Agora

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Price: $8
This Astoria spot has 75- and 90-minute classes for $8 apiece, but also offers 60-minute classes that are donation-based or pay what you wish. All classes are drop-ins, so arrive the usual 10 to 15 minutes before the scheduled start to ensure your spot.

Yoga Shanti

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Price: $10
World-renowned teachers Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee run this Flatiron spot. Check their schedule for Shanti Open classes that are marked for community (the class is their open-level style) for the $10 donation. Regular drop-ins are $25, but an unlimited intro week is just $30.

Dharma Yoga

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Price: $6
Dharma offers $6 classes at 10:30am on Mondays and Wednesdays (drop-ins are normally $17 to $22). You can also grab a package of ten classes for the 60- and 75-minute sessions for $129 as well. You can even grab a class with the yoga master himself, Sri Dharma Mittra.

Yoga Vida

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Price: $18
This village favorite has every type of yoga you could want, and offers a monthly unlimited pass for $150 (or $105 for students and seniors). It's a little higher on the price spectrum, but the space is larger than most, so you're less likely to have to compete for a spot.

The Three Jewels

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Price: $10
All classes are donation-based here, with meditation, tai chi, and open-level yoga offered all day. One month unlimited for paying students is $108, or you could pick up three classes for $30.

Yoga Works

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Price: $15 (with monthly deal)
Yoga Works has studios across the country, with New York boasting five locations (if you're including the one out in Westchester). New members to all locations can get two weeks of unlimited classes for $25. Drop-ins are normally $28, but with a monthly package, classes come out to $15 if you're going twice a week to the Brooklyn Heights and Soho locations. It's cheaper for the Upper West and Upper East locations at $12 to $13 a class.

Brooklyn Yoga School

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Price: $10
This studio inside a Brooklyn brownstone building also has a pay-what-you wish option — between $5 and $15 is expected. Class options range from beginner to advanced, highly-experienced styles, as well as meditation and Kirtan, or call-and-response chanting, so you have plenty of ways to healthily decompress.

Bikram Yoga NYC

Price: As low as $10; regular drop-in price: $25)
Bikram has four NYC studios that all offer $10 classes each week (check their site for the schedule). You can also pay $750 for 50 classes, which comes out to $15 a class in a calendar year. New to the studio? The intro price is just $39 for a month of unlimited classes. Bring your own towel and mat to save $7 as well.

Harlem Yoga Studio

Price: $14 for drop-ins
Harlem Yoga’s cozy studio has an $85 unlimited monthly deal, or a $750 unlimited year option. Assuming you practice eight times a month in average, that’ll only run you less than $8 a class. New students can get three classes for $25, so you can jump in at any skill level without breaking the bank.

Beloved Yogi Harlem

Price: $10 minimum donation
Beloved Yogi’s studio uptown offers kundalini, vinyasa, and meditation. An $80 monthly donation will get you unlimited classes, well worth it if you are a weekly yogi yourself, and will also cover its outdoor garden classes come summer.

Yoga to the People

Price: $5—$12 donation
The ever-popular pay-what-you-can policy at Yoga to the People has led to multiple studios and classes across the city. Hot Yoga at 27th Street goes for $12 a class, and Yoga to the People II at 23rd Street and Third Avenue (mapped here) suggests a $5 donation for all of its classes. Other locations include midtown, East Village, and Williamsburg.

Hosh Yoga Brooklyn

Price: $5 suggested minimum
Their monthly fee is $50 (and it’s tax-deductible), so the non-profit is great for Brooklynites strapped for yoga cash. Walk-ins are welcome, and during the warmer months they hold classes across the street in McCarren Park.

Sonic Yoga

Price: $5
Community classes at Sonic are all flow style and have a recommended price of $5 (or just pay what you can). compared to the normal drop-in rate of $20. New students can also take advantage of a $99 deal for two months of unlimited classes.

Yoga Agora

Price: $8
This Astoria spot has 75- and 90-minute classes for $8 apiece, but also offers 60-minute classes that are donation-based or pay what you wish. All classes are drop-ins, so arrive the usual 10 to 15 minutes before the scheduled start to ensure your spot.

Yoga Shanti

Price: $10
World-renowned teachers Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee run this Flatiron spot. Check their schedule for Shanti Open classes that are marked for community (the class is their open-level style) for the $10 donation. Regular drop-ins are $25, but an unlimited intro week is just $30.

Dharma Yoga

Price: $6
Dharma offers $6 classes at 10:30am on Mondays and Wednesdays (drop-ins are normally $17 to $22). You can also grab a package of ten classes for the 60- and 75-minute sessions for $129 as well. You can even grab a class with the yoga master himself, Sri Dharma Mittra.

Yoga Vida

Price: $18
This village favorite has every type of yoga you could want, and offers a monthly unlimited pass for $150 (or $105 for students and seniors). It's a little higher on the price spectrum, but the space is larger than most, so you're less likely to have to compete for a spot.

The Three Jewels

Price: $10
All classes are donation-based here, with meditation, tai chi, and open-level yoga offered all day. One month unlimited for paying students is $108, or you could pick up three classes for $30.

Yoga Works

Price: $15 (with monthly deal)
Yoga Works has studios across the country, with New York boasting five locations (if you're including the one out in Westchester). New members to all locations can get two weeks of unlimited classes for $25. Drop-ins are normally $28, but with a monthly package, classes come out to $15 if you're going twice a week to the Brooklyn Heights and Soho locations. It's cheaper for the Upper West and Upper East locations at $12 to $13 a class.

Brooklyn Yoga School

Price: $10
This studio inside a Brooklyn brownstone building also has a pay-what-you wish option — between $5 and $15 is expected. Class options range from beginner to advanced, highly-experienced styles, as well as meditation and Kirtan, or call-and-response chanting, so you have plenty of ways to healthily decompress.