Looking to practice yoga, but on a tight budget? I've gathered a list of free, reduced cost, and donation-based yoga classes around SF.
Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. — Arthur Ashe
Believe it or not - I don’t pay a monthly membership at a yoga studio, but I still find a time and place to regularly practice.
While studios are an amazing way to get that extra push to get your practice in, the prices can get overwhelming. However, I’ve managed to source classes around the city that are free or low-cost and still remain true to the roots of yoga. Here are a handful of favorites open to the public.
1) Rooftop Vinyasa Yoga at Salesforce Park
What's better than yoga with a view? Free yoga with a view. Every Friday from 12:30 pm -1:30 pm FitnessSF offers free yoga classes on the large grassy lawn in front of the amphitheater at Salesforce Park. No registration is required, simply show up and get your yoga on at this urban park in the sky.
2) Yoga on the Labyrinth at Grace Cathedral
The gorgeous architecture of this historic church makes Grace Cathedral a unique setting to practice yoga. In addition to the unique setting, classes at Grace Cathedral are taught by expert instructors and set to live music from world-renowned musicians. Classes are held every Tuesday, from 6:15 pm - 7:30 pm. Registration starts at just $15. If you want to flow with hundreds of other locals register here.
2) Gratitude in the Park
What's better than accessible yoga in a beautiful outdoor setting? Gratitude in the Park is a donation-based class hosted by an independent, certified instructor. It's held every Saturday in Golden Gate Park. It's a mixed-level class and all are welcome, including beginners. See here for more information.
Enjoy your practice wherever you go!
Yoga Brand Manager
SF Bay Native, Yogi and Hiker