But I am also aware that lots of folks can't afford $20 a class and am personally turned off by hyper-marketing of overpriced uber-chic clothes and accessories that most of us know have no bearing on practice. What has been created is an environment that is truly intimidating to some people. While this certainly isn't the case everywhere, it is the impression that many would-be practitioners have of what yoga is all about - especially in urban areas
I wish Yoga to the People lots of luck - check out their manifesto. Keep it simple, get on your mat, and rejoice in the practice!