Let’s be honest. As an exchange student you’re on a budget and you certainly don’t have enough money to spend 100$ or more on a monthly yoga pass. But what if you cannot resist the urge to practice your downward facing dog? And what if you are just too unmotivated to practice on your own because the temptation of watching a movie on Netflix is just too big?
But there is a solution to your problem. There are two yoga spots in San Francisco where you can practice yoga practically for free. So there is no need to stress about money which keeps you feeling Zen and relaxed while practicing your tree pose.
Yoga To The People
This is definitely not a gentle yoga class, it’s a power vinyasa flow that will make you sweat and get you in shape. Nonetheless, the classes are open-level, so there is no need to worry if you are a beginner-yogi with a low level of flexibility and fitness.
Tip: Get there at least 5 minutes before the class starts, the door will be locked and late-comers are not allowed.
Price: The classes are donation based, there is a suggested donation of 10$, but if you are not in a position to donate that amount, contribute what you can. If you don’t have a yoga mat, you can rent one for 2$.
Location: 2973 16th St, 5th floor
Schedule: Various classes throughout the day, 7 days a week.
Yoga In A Church (Grace Cathedral)
This yoga class is completely different to the one mentioned above. It’s a gentle beginner-friendly yoga practice accompanied by live music. And there is definitely something special about practicing yoga in a beautiful church like the Grace Cathedral with hundreds of other yogis.
Tip: Get there early to reserve a good spot.
Price: Donate what you can (recommended donation of 10$). There is also the possibility to rent a mat, if you don’t have one.
Location: 1100 California St
Schedule: Tuesday Nights, 6:15 pm