Affordable Yoga Classes Across Michigan

With classes that can cost more than $20 a pop, pants that go for almost $100 and specialty mats that retail for $70 or more, it’s no wonder yoga is seen as an activity only wealthy people can afford. But it doesn’t have to be that way!

Sure, some exclusive studios are out of most people’s budget, but there are lots of options for those who want to practice their downward dogs without breaking the bank. Here are some spots in Michigan making yoga something everyone can do:

  • Citizen Yoga Studio (locations in Detroit and Royal Oak): The first class is free and new students get to take five classes for $25. If you like your experience, there are class packages suited to many budgets.
  • Yoga Shelter (locations in Detroit, Birmingham, Rochester Hills, Southfield, West Bloomfield, Royal Oak, Grosse Pointe): If you’ve never been to Yoga Shelter before, pick your closest location and pay $39 for 30 days of unlimited classes.
  • Just B Yoga (Lansing): This studio is donation-based, which means you can pay either the suggested donation of $9 per class or less, depending on what you can afford.
  • Yoga 4 Peace (Southgate): Because this studio operates as a non-profit, the classes are pay-what-you-can. Suggested donations are $12 to $16 a class for adults, $5 for kids and $10 for seniors, but if that’s too high for you, give less.
  • AM Yoga (Grand Rapids): New students get two unlimited weeks of classes for $25. Follow the studio’s Facebook page to find out about community classes, which are donation-based.
  • Down Dog Yoga Center (Kalamazoo): Located in eclectic downtown Kalamazoo, this studio offers two weeks of unlimited yoga classes for $22 and discounted rates if you pay with cash.
  • New Moon Yoga Studio (Traverse City): Try out your first class here for $5 or check out community yoga offerings, which allows students to make a donation they can afford in exchange for classes.
  • Tulivesa Yoga (Marquette):If you’re new to yoga, this studio lets you try 10 days of unlimited classes for $20 or 30 days for $39.

If you don’t live near any of these studios, check to see if your local school district offers fitness classes. These types of community education programs tend to be low-cost, especially if you live within the district.

And if you’re feeling a little nervous about trying yoga, read these blogs to get more comfortable with the idea:

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  1. I have IC and fibromyalgia, arthritis and I need to be in a yoga class but I do not have a way to get there.I’m trying and you’ll see me soon.

  2. Don’t forget that many libraries have exercise and yoga dvd’s available to check out. Just takes a library card. It’s a good way to start.

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