Going to a studio and finding a well qualified teacher is definitely worthwhile to help deepen your practice as well as allow you to be an active part of the yoga community. But for many of us $100- $150 per month for a studio pass is just not an option!
Here are 12 great alternatives:
1. Many yoga studios offer Karma classes that are by donation or as little as $5.
2. Take advantage of the first time rate that most studios offer to new students. I spent a year and a half jumping from studio to studio only ever paying the new student rate! This is also a great way to see what is out there before settling on a home studio!
3. Often yoga studios offer a work-trade program where you can do some non-paid work in exchange for free classes.
4. Some yoga studios offer cheaper rates for classes taught by a student teacher.
5. Check Kijiji and Craigslist for people trying to sell yoga passes they won or purchased but will no longer use.
6. Sign up for Groupon and other group purchasing websites. Many studios have been posting passes for 50-75% off.
8. Lululemon facilitates weekly yoga classes for free.
9. Check if Meetup.com has any nearby yoga meet up groups.
10. Borrow yoga DVDs from the public library.
11. Websites like Yogaglo and MyYogaOnline offer unlimited excess to online yoga classes for a monthly rate (around $18). Many of these classes are taught by some of the world’s most well known instructors.
I hope this list helps!
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