Sometimes there’s nothing like a few downward dogs and sun salutations to clear your mind and reinvigorate your body. Which is why yoga is a great way to destress, detox and dive into something new. And whether you’re an expert yogi or an eager beginner, Austin has a multitude of classes you can join that won’t break your bank or your back. So from rooftop yoga to restorative yoga, here are some fun classes in Austin to check out for under $20.
Freedom Yoga at The Brewtorium – Once a month at 10:30 AM
Whoever said yoga and beer don’t go together have obviously never been to Austin! Hosted once a month by The Brewtorium, Freedom Yoga is a laid-back yoga class that takes place on a Sunday inside the Brewtorium’s taproom. At Freedom Yoga, a mere $5 to $10 donation buys you a 1 hour and 15 minute deejay-driven yoga session with Deejay Phauxkis – blocks, blankets and straps provided – lunch service starting at 12:00, $1 off beer, Brewmosas, and Michelager beer cocktails for all yogis and lunch bowl specials all day. Bring your yoga mat and your donation and get ready for an afternoon of cleansing breaths and delicious treats.
Black Swan Yoga – Monday thru Sunday 6AM-9PM
$10 Minimum Donation
With 3 locations throughout Austin, Black Swan Yoga is one of the city’s go-to spots to unwind and burn some calories. This yoga hangout is known for their contemporary style, challenging classes that cater to all yoga levels and 1 hour sessions that are choreographed by jammin tunes and motivating teachers. While you can always get a membership for just $88 and enjoy unlimited classes at all of their locations, Black Swan Yoga also accepts walk-ins and drop-ins for a suggested donation of $10 minimum. Black Swan brings the blocks, the beats and the upbeat teachers and all you have to bring is a mat. So get ready to break a sweat and meet a roomful of awesome new people, because these classes fill up fast and they’re never boring!
Yoga for All – Varying dates and times starting January 2019
A new fitness concept based out of Austin, Yoga for All is an innovative wandering pop-up yoga experience with wholesome values and a donation-based pricing system. Showing up at coffee shops, breweries, galleries, parks, warehouses and anywhere else they can think, this all-levels yoga studio is about bringing awareness and giving back to the local community. So you can be assured that every donation you make is helping to preserve the culture and legacy of the city we love so much. Each class and workshop – help at varying dates and times – brings a different energy and teaching method, so you can experience something new every time you catch a class. Just bring a yoga mat and a sense of wanderlust and get ready for some pop-up fun.
Detox Yoga at The Line Hotel – Saturdays and Sundays at 10:00 AM
Located on eclectic East Cesar Chavez, The Line is a swanky new Austin hotel that offers its guests the top of the line in hotel amenities. Along with pampering their guests with the best of the best, this Austin hotel also hosts special events and gatherings that are open to the public. Among the most popular is the weekly 10 AM Detox Yoga taught by Gustavo Padron. Catering to beginners and experts alike, this cleansing and refreshing weekly yoga class is available to guests and visitors and is a perfect way to start your Saturday. This free yoga class is RSVP only, so be sure to visit the Line’s page online to reserve a spot – and don’t forget a yoga mat.
Breath of Fresh Air Yoga at Alamo Drafthouse Lakeline – Every two weeks at 10:30 AM
$10 a person
One of the country’s most iconic movie theaters, Alamo Drafthouse is known for their mouthwatering menu, endless list of blockbusters and special events that keep the locals coming back for more. One such event is the Breath of Fresh Air Yoga on the Patio, which takes place every two weeks on a Saturday at Alamo’s Lakeline location. Hosted by Breath of Fresh Air, an outdoor traveling yoga experience, this 10:30 AM 1 hour casual class is held on the patio of Alamo Drafthouse and offers panoramic city views along with expertly taught yoga. You can practice your poses, soak up a little late morning sunshine and enjoy a hearty brunch afterward for just $10. Be sure to sign up on their website to secure a spot at this exclusive morning event.
Austin: Vino and Vinyasa at Infinite Monkey Theorem – Wednesdays at 7:00 PM
$12 a person
Hosted at one of Austin’s most popular wine bars, the Austin: Vino and Vinyasa yoga weekly event is one you won’t want to miss. Infinite Monkey Theorem is known for their extensive craft wine list as well as their one-of-a-kind uniquely Austin events. Hosted by VIVA Austin, the Vino and Vinyasa event is a unique yoga experience that mixes balance and drinking in a fun 1 hour vinyasa yoga class that’s suitable for all yoga levels. Every Wednesday at 7 PM, Just $12 gets you a yoga class, a glass of Infinite Monkey Theorem wine and a donation to Austin Wildlife Rescue. Each class is BYOM, so don’t forget your yoga mat and a towel and put your best yoga foot forward for this wine-infused yoga extravaganza.
Yoga and Mimosas at The Market & Taproom – Every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 and 12:30 PM
$15 a person
Set in popular downtown Austin, The Market & Taproom serves up a modern twist on classic cocktails in an old school setting. This trendy Austin haunt has delicious craft cocktails, an indoor and outdoor event space and don’t-wanna-miss happenings like Doggie Yoga, Live Music on the Rooftop and Pineapple Parties. But if you’re looking for a relaxing way to get out of the house and experience downtown Austin at its best, join The Market & Taproom for their regular Yoga and Mimosas event. Every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 AM and 12:30 PM, The Market opens theirs rooftop to beginners and experts for an early afternoon yoga experience that mixes the best that Austin has to offer: views, sunshine, fitness and cocktails. $15 cash or Venmo gets you 1 hour of yoga (just bring a mat) and 2 free mimosas to enjoy after the session. What better way to spend a Saturday than worshipping the sun, meeting new people and enjoying a few brunch cocktails in the process?
Yoga in the Yard at Space 24 Twenty – Second Saturday of every month at 11:00 AM
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, Space 24 Twenty is the site of some of Austin’s best performances and hosted events. From sound baths and workshops to cookbooks and product launches, this diverse space is known for hosting it all. But if you want to get a little city sunshine and some early afternoon stretches in, head to Space 24 Twenty for their Yoga in the Yard class. Every second Saturday of the month, starting at 11:00 AM, this outdoor yoga class kicks off with complimentary Verb Energy, Co bars and some fresh Austin air to cleanse your aura. They’ve even got donation based tarot readings by Sound Sight Tarot if you’re open to a little metaphysical mischief after this 1 hour yoga experience. All that’s required to enjoy this one-of-a-kind Austin event is a yoga mat and an open mind.