Do you love yoga but find it out of your price range? I love getting a yoga class in here and there, but often don’t want to pay the high price. Sure,I could practice at home, but that’s easier said than done.
I got up early to go to a yoga class at the Westport Lululemon, and spent an hour fully immersed. I don’t do yoga too often, though I always feel refreshed and satisfied after a class. It’s the kind of thing I’d like to do more often, but being in between jobs right now (and being frugal by nature), it was great to go to an excellent class – for free.
If you do some searching online, you can often find free or reduced price yoga classes, making the luxury of yoga open to more people, and it adds strength, relaxation, and fitness to your week.
Check out Lululemon. One of the perks of Lululemon stores are a lot of the stores have free classes and workshops. While their stuff is expensive, they definitely know their female yogi and runner market, and know that by offering a class they can get people to shop afterwards. Go to their store finder to find a store near you. Then check their community events, or give them a call to find out about free yoga classes (or running groups, or other clinics or workshops).
Do a Google search. Type free yoga with your state, county or city. You may find more classes. Or try yoga trial with your area listed. Within 30 minutes from where we’re staying, I found one place that offers free community classes about once a month, and another place that offers a free trial for family yoga.
Look for gyms. Lots of gyms offer free day or week passes, if you seek them out. Again, do a search online. Try free gym trial + your region. Or just look up gym + your region and check out the local gyms’ websites. Even give them a call – just be sure to ask whether classes are included in a trial.
While these options may not be for you if you want to find a yoga instructor or studio to remain loyal to, if you’re looking for a change to your routine or want to try something new, there are lots of studios and gyms out there looking for potential customers. And if you’re looking for a new regular place to do yoga, taking a free class is a great way to find the right match for you. Groupon and LivingSocial often have good deals for cheap too.