Yoga on a Budget

Yoga is becoming more and more popular. You can pretty much find a yoga class anywhere. You have yoga in the park, yoga with your pet, yoga & wine, yoga in an art museum, yoga in the pool…I can go on and on but I think you get my point. It’s great to have these options as you can discover which yoga class is right for you. With this new found discovery that yoga is everywhere, a new yogi will get super excited and want to try every yoga class that pops up. I know because the was me. You have to be a bit cautious new yogi, as yoga classes can be a little expensive. So here are a few ways you can explore yoga on a budget and save some cash.

Online Yoga. That's right my friends, you will find an abundance of FREE yoga classes on line. These classes can rang from 15mins - 1hour classes for zero $$. The online practice allows you to connect with different yoga instructors and styles in the comfort of your home or anywhere you can a WIFI connection. You're pretty much taking your yoga practice where ever you go. This is also a great way to get a few friends together and just practice some yoga. Just be a little caution here as a yoga teacher will not physically be in the room with you, ready to guide you into the correct form. Some yoga poses, if not done correctly can lead to some serious discomfort or injury. So, listen to your body.

This Yoga Class Is On Us! This offer is truly a gift my friends.  A yoga home practice can get a little lonely and you long to be among your fellow yogis. I can’t tell you how many yoga classes I’ve attended at some of the most beautiful yoga studios where the vibe is so amazing and the cost to me was absolutely zero. Studios will invite you to see what they have to offer and enjoy a yoga class on the house. If you decide to come back to the studio to continue your practice thats great! You've found your yoga home. Now don't get me wrong. The owners of these yoga studios are running a business so you will get asked to join the studio as a member or purchase additional calls passes. If the price doesn't work for you then just kindly explain and chalk it up as an experience. Maybe sometime in the future you might be able to budget in the membership and you'll know exactly where to go. If your enjoyed your experience, consider showing some yoga love to the yoga studio by giving them a positive review and even suggest the studio to someone else. 

Yoga Events. Withinyour community you may have the opportunity to enjoy a yoga event. I attended a really cool event earlier this year called Awakening Into the Sun. This event was totally free and gave me the option to enjoy a nice outdoor yoga & mediations session. Another event worth attending is Wanderlust. This event though not free offered Yoga, Meditation and a 5k run. It’s like a Triathlon for yogis!!! You experience 3 events for for the price of one. Yoga events often have various local business attending as well. These business often times give out free or discounted products and give you the opportunity to see what your community has to offer for health and wellness. This is like trick-or-treating for yogis!

Gym Membership. This is like a one stop shop option for your fitness needs. Most Fitness Clubs offer yoga at no additional cost. If you're enjoying Zumba, Spinning, RIPPED or any other fitness class at your gym, try checking out the schedule to find out if a yoga class is offered as well. No sense in paying a gym membership and then a separate membership for yoga. If your current Fitness Club is not offering a yoga class, find out why! Let the Management Team know that there’s a BIG whole in the current schedule which can only be fill with a yoga class. 

Work for your yoga class. If you’re able to spend a little time helping to clean up the studio (and that includes the bathroom too) this may be an option for you to get in some free yoga classes. Doing a few jobs around the studio can be extremely helpful to the owner and a big opportunity for you to find a home for your yoga mat. emptying the trash, answering the phone, do some filing, clean the windows and helping to promote the studio all adds up to a free or discount price for you!

Donation Based Yoga Classes. Check out your community calendar and I’m sure you’ll find at least 5 donation based yoga class. Yoga studios may offer weekly or monthly yoga classes indoors or outdoors at no set cost. Other donation based classes are offered by Non-Profit Organization to raise money for a particular cause. This is like that feel good yoga. You donate what you can, help support a wonderful cause and enjoy the class. Don't forget to bring a friend, the more the merrier. 

So there you have it. A few ways you can enjoy yoga on a budget.

Enjoy your practice

-Curious Yogi