Take Yoga Classes Without Breaking The Bank

Great tips on how to save money on yoga classes!
Yoga classes can be expensive! Read these 6 tips for find out how to take classes on the cheap!
How to Take Yoga Classes Without Breaking the Bank

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. 

This girl save $8-$20 on every yoga class! Must read!

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.

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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.

6 Tips to Take Yoga Classes Without Breaking the BankMany 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!





67 thoughts on “Take Yoga Classes Without Breaking The Bank

  1. These are some great tips. Groupon is often the first place I look when I’m searching for fitness classes in a new location. We’re getting ready to move again and I’ll be looking for a new studio. I’ll have to try out some of your other tips! I also enjoy finding videos on YouTube to help further my practice. Thanks for linking up with Bloggy Brunch. Looking forward to reading more of your posts!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I love using Groupon for fitness classes and for other fun activities in my area. You’re right, YouTube is also a great spot for yoga. Do you have some favorite videos that you use? I really like Tara Stiles videos. Good luck on your move! I hope my tips help you find some great yoga in your new area! Namaste

  2. Our local LuLu lemon store has free classes each Sunday which I occasionally attend. We need to prioritise our budget for our mental and physical wellbeing. Thanks for some helpful tips. Sue from Sizzling Towards Sixty visiting from #womenwithintention

  3. Thank you for these ideas!! Price is the exact reason I haven’t ever taken a class. I’m going to have to try and do some of these this fall when the kids go back to school.

    1. Enjoy your classes in the fall! In the meantime, youtube has some great yoga videos. Also, I checked out your blog and really enjoyed it. The “I didn’t plan this” post was very well written. Keep up the great work!

  4. These are awesome tips! I did some yoga classes with a few friends of mine before I got pregnant with my daughter and it was through groupon! I thought it was a great way to exercise and have a bit of “girl” time with friends as well. Also, when I was in college, there were a few yoga classes in our campus gym as well. The university offered it to other locals for the student price (which is nothing compared to the price of classes I see now), so that’s something to look into as well. Thanks so much for sharing this with us on #shinebloghop this week 🙂

    1. Great idea! I work right next to a university. I will definitely check to see if they have any classes that I can take! Have you ever thought about taking a toddler yoga class with your daughter? They have some in my town and I think it’s such a fun idea!

    2. I thought I would let you know that I checked online and I can get an unlimited pass as a nonstudent to the yoga classes on campus for $25 a semester! Thanks again for the great tip!

  5. These are great tips. I know that I looked into yoga classes at my gym and it was much more affordable to take classes that way. And it was with people I already knew. So win win

  6. I love your tips, Abby! Great advice! I am a big fan of hot yoga – I feel like I’m going to die when I do it but I’m a brand new person after. I enjoyed checking out your blog and look forward to reading more!

    1. Thanks so much for your kind words Christina! I tried hot yoga for the first time this summer. I completely agree, it’s very intense, but it feels so good when you are done!

  7. I have always enjoyed yoga, but where I lived didn’t really have options until recently. Then, timing was horrible! Now that I’m overseas, I have no clue. I’ll have to look and see if there’s anything what you’ve suggested here for finding some cheap options for classes every once and a while.

    1. I checked out your blog to see where overseas you are. My husband is German and I have been there 20+ times! We are headed there this coming week actually! Let me know if you have questions about anything over there. Ashtanga or Hot Yoga might be good options for you. Since they are the same sequence every time, you won’t have to rely on language as much. I subscribed to your blog and look forward to hearing about your adventures!

  8. I’m so happy I read this post Abby! I’ve been doing yoga for years and love it, but basically only go to my gym- because it’s close to my house and I pay my membership monthly. But the classes are at my gym limited and my schedule doesn’t permit me to get to many of them. I’ve always wanted to take other yoga classes in my community but couldn’t justify the additional expense. So very cool to use Groupon and Facebook.! Thanks I am so going to do this 😀

  9. I have used Groupon and Scoutmobs for to get discounted yoga classes before. The only problem is once you’ve done it with a studio, you can’t do it again so I keep having to go to different studios farther and farther away…

  10. Another is to get the MindBody app. It has reduced price offers to your local yoga studios all the time AND you can pay and schedule your classes right on the app:)

  11. Great tips! I used to take yoga classes at my local gym. They were some of the best I’ve ever taken! I practice at home now because I prefer to do it first thing in the morning in the privacy of my own home. Plus, I need to eat IMMEDIATELY after!

  12. I always say I’m going to try Yoga, but I never do. Now that I know some cost effective ways to try it out, I can’t NOT do it! I never would have thought to look on Groupon, but it’s such a good way to save.

  13. I know some of the local studios where I am have community or donation based yoga classes which is great. The other option would be to marry a yoga teacher….that’s what I did 🙂 although, not because he was a yoga teacher, it was just an added benefit.

    1. I recently went to a studio in Duluth MN that had donation based classes. I loved the idea. I even wrote a post about 🙂 How awesome that you married a yoga teacher! Do you practice together?!

  14. Love this! I’ve been thinking of switching from Planet Fitness to a gym with classes. They are defiitely worth a little extra each month.

  15. Groupon is an option I hadn’t thought of for the expensive yoga studios! We do have some great yoga classes through our gym (fellow YMCA member). Unfortunately, all but 1 of their classes is held outside of childwatch hours, so it makes it hard for me to attend.

  16. Great tips! I’ve only done yoga at home via the internet or DVD’s and recently participated in a yoga class during a media trip and truly enjoyed it. Participating in a class is much more fun:) Will definitely check out Groupon. Thanks again!

  17. These are all really great tips! Our local yoga studio offers the first class free which is nice. It also runs a lot of promotions and coupons to save money. Unfortunately, it closed its doors so now I have to find a new place to go.

  18. These tips are soooo true! I think about this a lot and know that they are available for minimal to no cost, especially if you go with your city rec route! Great reminders here!

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