Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Inexpensive Ways to Start Your Yoga Practice

I mentioned a couple weeks ago that I am striving to incorporate more yoga into my routine. I have been trying to attend weekly Hot Yoga class at my local Goodlife. And it feels great to be practicing regularly again.

The barrier that a lot of people face when wanting to incorporate a regular yoga routine is the extra expense. The cost is one of the questions I get asked about most often.

When I was first getting started, I started testing out studios and styles by targeting Karma Classes. These classes are typically offered at unusual times (ie. early in the morning, Friday evenings, etc.). They ask that you donate a small amount of money, anywhere from $5-$10 dollars, to take the class. And then the studio gives your donation to a specific charity - for Good Karma (*get it?!*). The money goes to a good cause, it is less expensive then a typical drop-in fee, and it gives you a chance to try out different studios to see which style/class works best for you.

Throughout the Summer months there are also often free Yoga events happening around the city.

And I was contacted by Leon's and asked to promote their upcoming #LeonsZen Event.

This Saturday, June 27th they will be holding 3 Free Yoga classes at the LEED Certified Leon’s Roundhouse downtown Toronto location (255 Bremner Blvd.) They are offering 3 different yoga sessions at 9:00am, 10:15am, and 11:30am. And they are also offering 1-on-1 Feng Shui consultations. If you bring along your home décor photos and you can consult with celebrity Feng Shui expert, Helen Peacock. (All of the Details can be found on Facebook)

You will also get fresh pressed juice and a free yoga mat for attending. So it's a pretty nice way to kick off your weekend!

I unfortunately won't be in the city this weekend - it is the Wonderful Truly Jess's Bachelorette Party. But if you are you should definitely take advantage! And have an extra glass of juice for me!

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*Please note I was compensated to promote this event, but all opinions are my own***