If you have looked at pricing at yoga studios and are turned off, I have ways to help get you into great yoga classes for a fraction of the cost.
This post contains a link to Groupon. If you make a purchase through this link, I get Groupon Bucks (store credit.) I will happily use this to take more yoga classes! My opinions are my own and I truly believe that Groupon is a way to get great deals on yoga.
In my last post, I talked about how to increase your yoga practice. While I love yoga and have increased my practice a ton, I am on a budget. I needed to find budget friendly ways to take yoga classes. I did some digging and found great ways to take yoga classes on the cheap. I spend $0-$5 a class. If I didn’t use these ideas, I would be paying $13-$20 a class.
Tip 1: Groupon
If you have never checked out Groupon, I would highly recommend heading over there now and taking a peek. You can enter your location and get tons of local deals.
Trust me; this is the jackpot for yoga deals. Most yoga deals here are 60-85% off the original price and there are tons of options! A very common deal is $35 for 10 classes. That breaks down to just $3.50 a class. This is a great way to check out many studios in your area and get in lots of yoga time.
There is a Yoga and Fitness Pass that you can purchase for $20 to get 30 classes ($300 value) at participating studios. This is a countrywide deal; most cities have several studios that participate.
I also use Groupon to get deals on yoga classes when I travel. I don’t know about you, but traveling for work or pleasure gets a whole lot better with yoga.
Tip 2: Free Classes at Yoga Store
Athleta and Lululemon offer free yoga classes at a lot of their locations. If you are lucky enough to have a store nearby, definitely check this out. Some locations have 2-3 classes a week. There is not a limit to how many classes you attend. This can be a part of your regular practice. *This seemed too good to be true, but I called some of the stores. It’s true!
Tip 3: Your Gym
This can really be broken into 2 parts; free classes and paid classes.
If you belong to a gym with free fitness classes for members, chances are that some of them are a yoga style class. These typically aren’t with a certified yoga instructor, but they are an inexpensive option. I belong to our local YMCA; they have a nice facility, tons of free classes, and I get a discount on my membership through my employer and health insurance. If my husband and I both go to the gym 12 times a month, our total cost for our family plan is $13.74.
Many gyms also have paid fitness classes. As a member of the gym, you usually get a very good rate on these classes. I pay $2 a class. These classes are with certified yoga instructors. I really like this tip for a few reasons. First, you get really good yoga classes for a very reasonable price. Second, you can have a “home base” teacher. I think it’s important to have a yoga teacher that you see on a consistent basis. My gym has great yoga instructors and I consider it my “home base” for yoga. Thirdly, if you already pay for a gym membership, you might as well utilize it!
Tip 4: Drop-In Classes at Yoga Studios
A lot of studios have drop-in classes. These are classes that you don’t need to register for and can take whenever you like. Many are $5, some are a little more. I have also seen pay-what-you-can classes. I love the $5 drop-ins at my local yoga studio.
Tip 5: Facebook
If you can find local yoga groups on Facebook, I would follow them. Lots of times they post free events and also specialty workshops. If you are into acro yoga, inversions, and balances, Facebook will be a great resource for you.
Tip 6: Community Education
This could also be a good way for you to find affordable yoga classes in your area. The best way to find a program guide is to google “your city community education.”
I hope this was helpful for you!
Did I miss any good tips for taking yoga classes without breaking the bank? Comment below!