• Brian

    What originally caught my eye about this article was the description of Exhale. As a semi- "regular" there for the last couple of years, I've found it to be just the opposite of the quasi-competitive yoga fashion show that you describe. I don't wear expensive gear, and am by most measures a pretty average guy. Self-employed, work hard… the usual. I've found the overall attitude of the place and the practitioners to be very non-competitive and easy going. They are bursting at the seams with absolutely top-notch instructors (David Magone foremost among them), and the facility is clean and user friendly. For practitioners who want the "luxury" of a shower after a class it's well worth the extra dollar — if that — for the convenience). Most people seem to buy packages that keep the cost between $14-15/class… which is very competitive with other reputable studios in Boston. Anyway, I think it's unfortunate that many folks who might consider trying yoga at Exhale will accep

  • Brian

    …accept your account as given… which I suspect was the carefully observed byproduct of exactly ONE visit, right? And was clearly used more to make a point than report accurately.On balance, though, your point overall is well taken. There are plenty of less expensive ways to look inward during challenging times and you certainly don't have to have Lululemon on your workout pants to engage in spiritual pursuits!Still, I wish you hadn't eviscerated a very good studio in the process of making your point.Don't forget, there is another industry that positively THRIVES during recessions: Alcohol and Tabacco. A lot of people I know don't think twice about dropping 100+ per month on booze. So I don't know, Alyssa… maybe dollar for dollar there are worse places people could be spending their money?For my part, it is money well spent.All the best,Brian