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How Much Do Yoga Classes Cost?

 
 average costTypically: $10-$20 a class 
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Yoga increases the body's balance and core strength by partnering poses with deep breathing. The combination lowers blood pressure, heart and respiratory rates and the body's level of cortisol, a hormone it produces to combat stress.

Some yoga studios also offer a popular, contemporary form of yoga called Bikram, commonly known as hot yoga, where instructors turn the heat up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.

Typical costs:

  • The average cost of single drop-in sessions at yoga studios and fitness centers across the country is $12, although some instructors in metropolitan and coastal areas charge as much as $16. Many gyms offer unlimited yoga classes to clients as part of their overall membership package.
  • Prices decrease when practitioners buy multiple sessions. Studios in California, Texas, Nebraska and North Dakota offer packages of 5 sessions for $50 to $75 and 10 sessions range from $90 to $135.
  • Some studios offer monthly bundles for a flat fee. For example, San Francisco chain Yoga Tree offers a variety of packages, including a 1-month plan for $190, which covers up to 30 classes.
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What should be included:
  • Yoga classes are typically an hour long. While some studios specific classes based on the level of difficulty, most offer just a general type suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners.
  • Instructors are often certified by an accredited fitness program or specialized yoga school, but it is not required. Many studios provide mats for greater comfort and play soft, soothing music as background.
  • Sessions typically begin with stretching, followed by asanas performed in mirror image by both sides of the body to achieve balance. Instructors often customize individual classes to address specific challenges, like stretching the back or creating core abdominal strength.
  • Practitioners, sometimes called yogis, often end sessions lying on their backs, arms extended outward with palms open. This pose, called shavasana, fosters a period of still meditation that lasts 10 minutes or longer.
Additional costs:
  • Yogis can buy their own mats in a variety of colors and thickness levels. Yoga.com sells rubber and cloth mats[1] from $22 to $80, and special microfiber towels for $30 to place on top of mats for absorbing perspiration.
Shopping for yoga classes:
  • YogaFinder lists thousands of studios and fitness centers[2] that offer yoga classes in the United States and 80 other countries. Yoga.com offers a directory of studios[3] that includes information about the type, difficulty and price range of sessions.
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What People Are Paying - Recent Comments
more yoga lower the cost
Amount: $9.00 per class
Posted by: AjayP in Sunnyvale, CA.Posted: October 9th, 2013 01:10PM
Studio: cindys
as part of motivation i take a $393 for 3 month unlimited package. then my target is to take costs down to ~$9/class. and most times i see this works. but then, i only do yoga no other exercise.
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Hot Vinayasa
Amount: $10.00 per class
Posted by: a user in manhattan, NY.Posted: March 28th, 2012 08:03AM
Studio: Yoga to the people
10 dollar suggested donation. Offers vinayasa and hot yoga classes.
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Vinayasa, etc.
Amount: $15.00 per class
Posted by: eelizabeth in Lawrence, NJ.Posted: January 3rd, 2012 05:01PM
$15/class individually. $14/class if you prepay for 5 classes; $13/class if you prepay for 10 classes. Small studio in central NJ offering a variety of classes.
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Average cost of yoga 60 minute classes
Amount: $5.00 per class
Posted by: Cordelia Rose in Glenwood, NM.Posted: January 3rd, 2012 09:01AM
Studio: Glenwood Yoga
Since 2003 I have taught yoga in a rural community of 350 people in southwest New Mexico. I charge a suggested donation of $5 for a 90 minute class. I also barter classes for labyrinth maintenance. I hope this brings the average cost of yoga classes down so that more people may benefit.
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Bikram
Amount: $2.00 per class
Posted by: Recent Yoga Convert in San Jose, CA.Posted: August 25th, 2008 04:08PM
Studio: San Jose Bikram
The studio I go to has a good introductory offer of 10 consecutive days for $20 -- a lot of Bikram studios seem to have the same deal. It's a good way to find out if Bikram is right for you. There are a lot of different styles of yoga, and Bikram is only one of them. Out of the people I know who have tried Bikram, most of them have said that they didn't like it. For me, I find it a good way to start off my day with 90 minutes of meditation.

I suppose the problem is if you do find out that you like Bikram -- monthly rates go from $100 to $190, depending on which package you sign up for.
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External Resources:
  1.  www.yoga.com/store/
  2.  www.yogafinder.com/yogaarea.cfm?yogacountry=USA
  3.  www.yoga.com/
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