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Learn How Yoga Classes Can Cost You $197,393



So why am I writing about Yoga on, you might be asking and what on earth does yoga have to do with the world of high finance? Well the answer my friend will shock and blow you away: $197,393. But before we get behind the numbers, let's talk about yoga.

I enjoy practicing yoga and it has become part of my daily routine.  

Yoga is a great way to stay in shape, reduce stress and it improves the quality of your life.  

For women: I believe it's the perfect way to stay in shape and get really strong, tone and flexible without bulking your legs and arms. Yoga bodies tend to be the sexiest bodies around. Go visit your local yoga studio and you will understand what I'm talking about.

For men: It's a great way to stay in shape with the added benefit of being surrounded by beautiful, friendly yoga babes. If you ever want to find that special girl to call your wife or girl friend, stop going to the bar and head straight to the yoga studio and you will find that special woman somewhere in your next class. Just don't be a creep and scare off these girls, they actually enjoy yoga.  

Now that we got the fun part out of the way, let's look behind the numbers and see the opportunity cost of the yoga membership.


The chart shows that a yoga membership costs $36,000 for 30 years. If you invested the $36,000 instead of purchasing the yoga membership, you'd end up with $197,333 (assuming you invest $1200/year for 30 years with an average return of 10%.).

So are you supposed to quit yoga because it makes more sense to invest the money instead?

The easy answer is NO and all you have to do is be creative and find free alternatives to the paid yoga class.  

Practice self discipline and do yoga at home or outside at the park for free.  

My wife finds free yoga classes online on YouTube.

I practice yoga when I take my dog for her daily play. If you ever see a man practicing yoga among barking dogs at Dog Hill in Toronto's High Park, drop by and say hi and join me in my yoga practice. You'll thank me 30 years from now when you have an extra $197,393 in your bank account.  

If you know anyone who pays to practice yoga, do them a favor and have them read this article at They can decide for themselves if they'd rather pay for yoga class or have an extra $197,393 in their bank account.   

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By Joel Laceda - July 4, 2013

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