For an entire year I practiced yoga consistently, taking two to four classes per week. But summer tends to be a time of low income for writers, lecturers, students, and fresh graduates. “It’s expensive,” a late twenty-something friend told me. “I only go if it’s free or discounted.”
Yoga classes cost $15 or more per class and the discounts don't occur until classes are bought in bulk (10, 20, or unlimited per month/year). But not everyone can afford classes in bulk.
Here is a schedule of free and discounted yoga classes around San Diego. See you in class!
CorePower Yoga (1080 University Ave)
- Monday through Friday at 1:30 p.m.—hour-long classes for $10.
Saturdays and Sundays at 3:45 p.m.—hour long “Heated Power” classes for $10.
Prana Yoga Center (1041 Silverado St)
- Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. PYC Teacher Training graduates offer an hour-long community class for $8.
Yoga One (1150 7th Ave)
- Wednesdays at 6:00 a.m.—hour-long class taught by Yoga One Teacher Training graduates. Yoga One shares, “Suggested drop in rate $10, but pay what you feel.”
Thursdays at 7:45 p.m.—“Rock On Yoga,” an hour-long high energy class with a playlist including Blues Brothers, Violent Femmes, and Led Zeppelin for a donation of $10.
The Little Yoga Studio
The Little Yoga Studio (702 Ash Street)
- Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.— $5 donation-based “Yoga for Runners” class.
Fridays at 9:30 a.m. and 6:45 p.m.—TLYS Teacher Training graduates offer 75-minute all levels community classes for $5. A portion of the funds are donated to the Arthritis Foundation.
Ginseng Yoga Studio
Ginseng Yoga (2985 Beech St)
- Thursdays at 9:00 a.m.—“Yoga for Cancer Survivors with a sliding donation scale of $5-10. At 4:30 p.m., GY offers an hour-long community class for $8.
lululemon athletica (877 G St)
- Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.—“Complimentary Yoga Saturdays” hosted by local yoga studios. Students are encouraged to arrive early as classes fill up quickly.