Recently, my five-class card ran out at my favorite power yoga studio. This bummed me out because I frequent the Tues./Thurs. 6:30 a.m. class; however, at $15 a class, is it really worth it?
Normally, the yoga classes at this particular studio are 90 minutes, except for the 6:30 a.m. class, which is one hour. Yet, both classes are the same price. In order to save a few dollars, I’ve been purchasing class cards. But it really takes a toll on my finances, especially when food, transportation and bills must come first (sigh).
While I love my morning yoga class, the instructor and the atmosphere, financially I’ve been forced to either, 1.) Stop practicing yoga; 2.) Find cheaper yoga.
Luckily, cheaper yoga exists, even in the insanely expensive Bay Area. Yoga to the People recently opened a hot yoga studio with classes starting at $8. Although this studio is a bit farther of a walk for me, I’m willing to do it in order to save $7. The only downside is that it’s the same sequence of postures every time – no variation what-so-ever.
So while I’m definitely a fan of power yoga, looks like hot yoga will be my “go-to” for awhile. I figure I can afford to go twice a week, which is less than I’d like to go, but hopefully sweating in 104+ degrees will make up for the fact that I have to nix my power yoga routine.
How much are you willing to pay for yoga?