If you’ve been meaning to try out a new yoga studio in town, why not do so for free? There are tons of free and donation-only yoga opportunities happening every week. Here are some of our favorites, broken down by day.
Every Monday and Wednesday, head to the rooftop of the Whole Foods Market flagship for Black Swan’s Yoga on the Plaza. Each class begins at 6 pm and is accompanied by live music. Yoga on the Plaza will run throughout February and March (unless it’s raining) — we recommend showing up at least 15-20 minutes in advance, as these classes tend to fill up.
Accompany your early morning savasana with a cup of Joe. Every Tuesday morning from 8 to 9 am, Cherrywood Coffeehouse hosts a free flow class.
Are you an early bird? Sanctuary Yoga hosts a Kundalini morning practice from 4 to 6:30 am, every Wednesday; participants are encouraged to go and come as they please. If waking up at 4 am isn’t your thing, you could always head to the Laura Bush Library for Prime of Life Yoga, a gentle flow class for adults held at 6:30 pm. Yoga on the Plaza is tonight too.
Every other Thursday morning, the Wells Branch Community Library holds a morning class, from 10:30 to 11:45 am. Check out their events page for class dates.
Try out Practice Yoga, a donation-only studio that has stellar vinyasa and alignment-based classes on Fridays.
Start your weekend off right with Yoga in the Park, a free yoga series hosted by WeViva and the Austin Parks and Recreation department. Classes are held every Saturday throughout the spring, from 10 to 11 am. Don’t forget to bring your own mat!
Head to the HOPE Farmers Market for Yoga with Juli at noon, because yoga and farm-fresh produce pair together like PB&J. Or, check out Eastside Yoga, where all Sunday classes are by donation only and there is no minimum.
Even more free yoga
Once a month, Hyatt Regency hosts “Pints and Poses,” an all-levels vinyasa class plus a complimentary beer; CorePower Yoga offers one full week of free classes to new students; starting in March, Yoga in the Park will be expanding its offerings; and check out Austin Yoga Meet Up for free monthly classes — all proceeds go towards local charities.