If you have looked at pricing at yoga studios and are turned off, I have ways to help you find cheap yoga classes.
While I love yoga and try to attend as many classes as possible, I am on a budget. I have to find budget-friendly ways to take yoga classes. I did some digging and found great ways to take cheap yoga classes. 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 take a lot of cheap yoga classes.
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, so this can be a part of your regular practice.
Tip 3: Your Gym
My local YMCA offers a yoga style class called Bodyflow and traditional yoga classes that are all free for members. My membership is discounted 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.
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, or arm 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.” In many communities, you can find quality and cheap yoga classes held in 4-8 week sessions. This is great because you can build up a relationship with the yoga teacher and they can help you deepen your yoga practice.
As you can see, there are many ways to take yoga classes without breaking the bank. Would you rather do yoga at home on your own? Check out 10 Ways to Use Yoga Bolsters. With this one yoga prop, you can create a great home practice.