7/17/11

Find Cheap Yoga Classes

If you’re looking to deepen your yoga practice on a tight budget, here are ideas for cheap yoga classes.  Full price yoga classes normally cost $10 to $20 per class.  I consider a cheap yoga class to be $1 to $6 per class.  (If that is too much, look at our resources for free yoga.)

Yoga Groupon.  This is my current favorite way to get cheap yoga classes.  Sign up for the Groupon emails, and check your email daily for that day’s offer.  If you live in or near an urban area, chances are high that offers for cheap yoga classes will appear.  I have found fantastic yoga deals at respected studios this way; it usually works out to $5 a class in my area.  Sometimes even better deals appear (see the picture below for a previous yoga Groupon at $1 a class.)  Make sure to read the Groupon fine print before you purchase any yoga Groupon.

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Donation-Based Classes. If you are interested in a specific yoga studio, look on their schedule for “By Donation” classes.  You can attend these and donate whatever fits in your budget; even a donation of a couple of dollars is welcome.  If donation classes aren’t available, check with the studio to see if you can exchange some volunteer time at the studio (clerical, cleaning, etc.) for classes.

Yoga Coupon.  Local coupon books, such as the Entertainment Book or Chinook Book or those sold by schools, often have coupons that make for cheap yoga classes; discounts are often around 50%.  You do have to factor in the price of buying the book, but there are also valuable coupons for local restaurants and services.  Be sure to read the fine print on any yoga coupon.

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Yoga Meetup.  Meetup is a group that helps people with similar interests find each other, and there are many local yoga Meetup groups.  The costs and styles of yoga through these groups varies quite a bit.  They can include everything from free or cheap yoga classes in a local park to full priced yoga classes ($15+).  Yoga meetups are worth checking out, especially if you are interested in meeting local yoga friends.

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