**List updated as of December 2015, with over 50 yoga studios included. Have any edits or additions? Email me at email@example.com**
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Free Yoga Classes in Boston from January 12th to February 16th
The Copley branch of the Boston Public Library will begin hosting free yoga sessions in the Abbey Room within the McKim Building. To get there, enter the McKim Building entrance on Dartmouth St. This is the main entrance directly across from Copley Square. Here’s the Google Maps street view. Then take the stairs to the second floor. From there, if you’re facing towards Dartmouth St, the Abbey room is on your right. Here’s a map of the library.
These yoga classes will be offered only at noon on Tuesdays. All classes will be taught by Rebecca Pacheco, yoga instructor and author. Get her book, Do Your Om Thing: Bending Yoga Tradition to Fit Your Modern Life, here.
The best part about all of this is that the classes are completely FREE!!!! So take advantage while you can. Not only is there free yoga, but you’ll be getting a nice dose of art as well. The Abbey room is full of paintings depicting the quest and achievement of the holy grail. So, free yoga, art, books, and the always lovely view of Copley Square… sounds like a pretty good Tuesday lunch break! It just may be the “holy grail” of all Tuesday lunch breaks (yay Dad jokes!).
Other branches of the Boston Public Library are also offering free yoga classes this winter. Here’s the full schedule:
- Gentle yoga for seniors, Hyde Park branch, Tuesdays at 10:45 a.m. (ends December 29)
- Radiant Child Yoga, South Boston branch, Thursdays at 4 p.m. (January 7 to January 28
- Yoga flow, Charlestown branch, Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. (ends February 23)
- Yoga for seniors, West End branch, Tuesdays at 2:45 p.m.
- Community yoga, Dudley branch, Saturdays at 11:30 a.m.
- Adult yoga, Mattapan branch, first Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m.
- Kids’ yoga (ages 8-11), Mattapan branch, second Tuesday of the month (starts January 12)
You can also view the BPL’s calendar here and you can filter the calendar with the search function on the right. Search ‘yoga’ to see only the yoga class schedule. Or, you can download their calendar here and it will add their yoga class schedule right in to your iCalendar on your Mac or iPhone. Enjoy!
Finding Cheap Yoga Classes in Boston
When looking for inexpensive fitness classes in Boston, the best deals to be found are yoga classes. There are a good number of yoga studios around the city that offer classes all day long at multiple experience levels. If you’ve never taken a yoga class, often a good place to start is at a “community class”. These sessions are usually discounted – most are $5 – and are good introductions to the practice. If you’re more advanced and just want to find a good place to get your downward dog on, many offer new membership discounts and packages. Long time readers may remember Molly’s two week yogic adventure back in the summer of 2012 at Back Bay Yoga. Keep an eye out on daily deal sites such as Groupon and LivingSocial which often feature deals on yoga classes.
Before trying out these classes, be aware of what you’ll need. Some studios offer mats that you can borrow or rent. If thinking about previous users’ germs and sweat gets in the way of your namaste and you’d like to purchase your own, look in the fitness section of stores like Marshalls or TJ Maxx. Especially when you’re starting out, there’s absolutely no reason to spend more than $15-20 on a yoga mat.
Also check out those stores for yoga pants and a top to wear – think comfortable and breathable. Again, there’s zero reason to spend $82 on a pair of lycra capri pants no matter how trendy. I will never be convinced otherwise.
I’ve spent hours of research to compile this list. As I’m only looking for cheap yoga classes, I’ve only included drop-in rates and special rates for new members. To find out how much a full membership costs you’ll have to visit the studio’s website. Each studio is organized by neighborhood and with the cheapest in each neighborhood listed at the top. If you’d rather not scroll through the entire list and would like to just jump right down to the neighborhood in which you’re looking for a yoga class, use these quick links:
Yoga Classes in Boston Proper
Karma Yoga Studios Newbury – The drop in rate is $10 for a 1 hour class or $15 for classes that last longer than an hour. New member special = $25 for 2 weeks unlimited.
Address: 338 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
Phone #: (617) 642-9081
YogaWorks Back Bay – (formerly known as Back Bay Yoga) Drop in rate is $15. New member special = 1 week FREE trial or $25 for 2 weeks.
Address: 364 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116
Phone #: (617) 375-9642
Bikram Yoga Boston Back Bay – Drop in rate is $22. New member special is $20 for 10 consecutive days.
Address: 561 Boylston St 2nd floor, Boston, MA 02116
Phone #: (617) 585-6565
Life in Synergy – $22 drop in rate.
Address: 867 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Health Yoga Life Beach Hill Studio – Drop in rate is $20, or $15 for students with an ID.
Address: 12 Temple Street, Boston, MA 02114
Burn Fitness Studios – $15 drop in rate
iYoga Boston – $17 drop in rate
Address: 52 Province Street, Boston, MA 02108
Om Warrior – $17 drop in rate
Address: 133 Pearl St, Boston, MA 02110
North End Yoga – $16 drop in rate. New member special is $45 for the first month.
Address: 133 Pearl St, Boston, MA 02110
Phone #: (617) 227-9642
Boston Ashtanga Shala – $20 drop in rate. $45 for first month for new members.
Address: 133 Pearl St, Boston, MA 02110
Sadhana Yoga Boston – $10 drop in rate or $8 for students
Address: 15 Worcester St, Boston, MA 02118
Phone #: (617) 536-9642
Shawmut Yoga – $16 drop in rate or $14 with a student ID. New members can pay $25 for 2 weeks of unlimited classes.
Address: 280 Shawmut Ave, Boston, MA 02118
Phone #: (781) 534-9642
Endurance Pilates & Yoga Studio – $25 to drop in on a class
Address: 1636 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Phone #: (617) 982-3205
Gallery 263 Yoga – $10 to drop in on a class. They only have 2 yoga classes per week, at 7:15 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. The rest of the time it’s an art gallery.
Address: 263 Pearl St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Prana Power Yoga Central Square – $18 to drop in, or $14 for students
Address: 585 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone #: (617) 441-9642
The Breathing Room Central Square – Drop in rates range from $10 to $20 depending on the class. New member special is $25 for 1 week.
Address: 763 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
The Breathing Room Harvard Square – Drop in rates range from $10 to $20 depending on the class. New member special is $25 for 1 week.
Address: 12 Arrow St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone #: (617) 977-4836
Karma Yoga Studios Harvard – $15 drop in rate, or $12 for students. The rate is even lower as certain times: $10 before noon or after 8:00 pm, and $7 on Sunday nights.
Address: 1120 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone #: (617) 642-9081
O2 Yoga Cambridge – $16 drop in rate or $14 for students. New member special is $25 for 2 classes or $50 for 2 weeks of unlimited classes.
Address: 1001 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone #: (617) 491-0002
Kundalini Yoga Boston – Drop in on a class for $18, or $13 with a student ID. New members can get 2 weeks unlimited for only $25.
Address: 14 Arrow St #10, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone #: (617) 868-0055
Bikram Yoga Boston Harvard Square – $22 to drop in on a single class or just $20 for unlimited classes within 10 consecutive days.
Address: 30 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Art & Soul Yoga – Drop in rates range from $15 to $18 depending on the class.
Address: 91 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Om Namo Center – $15 drop in rate or $25 for 2 weeks of unlimited classes for new students.
Address: 21 Belmont St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone #: (617) 868-0756
Yoga Classes in Charlestown
C-Town Studio – BabyCakes of Charlestown and Charlestown Yoga merged to form C-Town Studio. It costs $16 to drop in on a class. Students get a 10% discount on all packages. New members can get 2 weeks of unlimited yoga for $30.
Address: 314 Main Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone #: (617) 548-1504
Asana Charlestown – $16 drop in rate or $13 for students.
Address: 20 City Square, Charlestown, MA 02129
Phone #: (617) 413-8434
The Yoga Room Boston – Drop in rate is $17 or $12 with a student ID. New members can get 2 weeks of unlimited classes for $35.
Address: 1 Thompson Square, Boston, MA 02129
Yoga Classes in Somerville
O2 Yoga Somerville – $16 to drop in on a class, or $14 for students. New member special rate is $25 for 2 classes or $50 for 2 weeks unlimited.
Address: 288 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144
Phone #: (617) 491-0002
Be. In Union Yoga – Drop in rate is $15 or $13 for students. New members can pay $30 for 1 week of unlimited yoga classes.
Address: 440 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA
Yoga Classes in South Boston (Southie)
East Side Yoga & Fitness – $15 to drop in on a class or $40 for 2 weeks of unlimited classes.
Address: 584 East Broadway, South Boston MA 02127
Phone #: (617) 269-1800
South Boston Yoga – Only $5 for your first class… FIVE BUCKS!!! That’s Wicked Cheap!!!!!! After that they charge a $16 drop in rate or $14 for students. Or new members can pay $25 for 2 weeks unlimited.
Address: 36 W Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
Yoga Classes in Dorchester
Open Doors Yoga Studios Dorchester – $15 to drop in on a class, or $10 for students. New members can get 3 classes for $20.
Address: 960 William T Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02122
Phone #: (617) 436-9642
Savin Hill Yoga – To drop in on a single class it costs $16, or $12 if you are a student. New members can get 2 weeks unlimited sessions for only $25.
Address: 11 Pearl St, Dorchester, MA 02125
Phone #: (617) 429-9597
Yoga Classes in Allston
YogaWorks Comm Ave – Previously known as Sweat & Soul Yoga. Drop in for $15. New member can take advantage of a 1 week FREE trial or pay $25 for 2 weeks.
Address: 1032 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Phone #: (617) 277-9642
StudioU Boston – $16 to drop in on a class. New members get a 1 week free trial period.
Address: 1065 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
Phone #: 617-789-3733
Core Power Yoga Boston – Drop in rate is $23 or $18 for students.
Address: 1119 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215
Yoga Classes in Brighton
Acorn Yoga – $20 to drop in on a single class or pay $20 to get 2 weeks unlimited. Obviously you go for the 2 weeks here, right?!
Address: 576 Washington St, Brighton, MA 02135
Yoga Classes in Brookline
Coolidge Corner Yoga – $16 drop in rate or $13 for students. New members can get 30 days of unlimited classes for just $30, BOOM!
Address: 1297 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02466
Phone #: (617) 879-0861
Brookline Iyengar Yoga Studio – $20 to drop in, $15 for students. Then get 50% off your second class. Or, new members can pay $40 for any 4 classes within 3 weeks.
Address: 24 Somerset Road, Brookline, MA 02445
Yoga Classes in the Northern Outskirts of Boston
Sadhana Yoga Everett – Only $10 to drop in on a class, or $8 if you are a student.
Address: 326 Chelsea St, Everett, MA 02149
Phone #: 617-381-1003
Address: Medford, MA 02155 and Melrose, MA 02176
Yoga Classes in the Northern Suburbs of Boston
New England Movement Arts – Prices range from $10 to $25 for a single class, depending on the class.
Address: 123 Muller Road, Burlington, MA 01803
Phone #: (781) 272-6362
Yoga Moves – $18 drop in rate. You get your 2nd class for FREE after you pay for the 1st class. So basically you get 2 classes for $18.
Address: 335 Main Street, Suite 203, Stoneham, MA 02180
Yoga Classes in the Jamaica Plain
Blissful Monkey – $15 to drop in on a class, or just $10 if you drop in at lunch time. The student rate is $12 per class. New members can get 2 weeks of classes for $25.
Address: 663 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130
Phone #: (617) 522-4411
JP Centre Yoga – $10 to drop in on one hour classes or $16 for longer classes. Students can drop in for $14. New members can pay $25 for 2 weeks unlimited.
Address: 670 Centre St, Boston, MA 02130
Yoga Classes South of Boston
Pradhana Power Yoga – $17 drop in or $15 for students. New members can get 2 weeks for $25.
Address: 1524 Veterans of Foreign Wars Pkwy, Boston, MA 02132
Phone #: (617) 477-3315
Laureen Ruekner’s Iyengar Yoga – $10 for your first time drop in. $20 for all drop ins after that.
Address: 21 Stratford St, West Roxbury, MA 02132
Healing Tree Yoga & Wellness Center – $14 to drop in, $12 for a student. Get 1 week unlimited for $20.
Address: 605 Hancock Street, Quincy, MA 02170
Yoga Classes in the Suburbs West of Boston
StudioU Newton – New members can get a 1 week FREE TRIAL. After that you can drop in on a class for $16.
Address: 26 Ossipee Rd, Newton, MA 02464
Phone #: (617) 789-3733
Artemis Yoga – Drop in classes are $17. New members can get the introductory pass special, 30 days of unlimited yoga, for $29. The 30 days start when you take your first class.
Address: 639 Mt Auburn St, Watertown, MA 02472
Phone #: (617) 393-3590
Inner Strength Studios – New members can get 1 week of unlimited classes for free. Drop in rate after that is $17 or $15 for students.
Address: 309 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472
Phone #: (617) 924-0111
Prana Power Yoga Newton – $18 to drop in, $14 for students.
Address: 282 Centre St, Newton, MA 02458
Phone #: (617) 641-9642
Samadhi Integral Life Practice Center – Drop in rate is $20, or $18 with a student ID.
Address: 796 Beacon St, Newton, MA 02459
Phone #: (617) 243-0034
*All prices as of December 10, 2015. Check individual studio websites for more details. Keep in mind, many of the discounted classes are cash-only.
If you’ve tried any of the yoga studios listed above please leave a review of it in the comment section below. Or if a price has changed you can also leave that in the comments section or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you have a favorite Boston yoga studio that is NOT listed and think it deserves to be, then let me know. Or if you’ve used this page to find a new class you’ve never tried before and are thankful for this list… a nice comment below would be much appreciated, or even better a tweet or Facebook share with a link back to this post would be super awesome!
Thanks for visiting Wicked Cheap Boston and enjoy your yoga classes!!!