Collectively, we’re burnt out.
Luckily, studies show yoga can help combat many effects of the stresses of life. However, yoga can be expensive and inaccessible in some areas of the country.
Determining the most affordable cities for yoga
To help you out, we took cost-of-living data and ranked 256 cities on affordability for yoga, with 1 being the most affordable and 256 being the most expensive.
No matter whether you’re an experienced yogi or a beginner in need of some stress relief, we just may have found the perfect city for you to namast’ay in.
10. Staunton-Augusta County, VA
Staunton and the surrounding Augusta County take the No. 10 spot for the most affordable cities for yoga. In the heart of Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, visitors to the area will find no shortage of outdoor adventures.
In fact, the city slogan for Augusta is “All Augusta, All Outside.” Take the bike route along Route 11, camp near the Natural Chimneys, hike the Blue Ridge and drink craft beer along Shenandoah Beerwerks Trail.
9. Dodge City, KS
Dodge City is in southwest Kansas and boasts a strong western feel. Do you love western movies and history? Do the boot-scootin’ boogie over to the Boot Hill Museum to see artifacts from the Old West pay homage to the city’s rich history. It’s probably also worth checking out the western-themed historic Old Dodge City, too.
Full of parks and yoga studios, this city is perfect for those who love stories of the old west while also love seeking wellness and tranquility.
8. Valdosta, GA
Surrounded by an abundance of azaleas, Valdosta is known for its vibrant style of living to match the bright flowers. Located in South Georgia, you’ll find no shortage of lively activities to check out.
From the art scene at the Downtown Valdosta Art Walk to the live music of First Fridays to the tasty bites at Food Truck Thursdays, residents here don’t have to go far to find a good work-life balance. Apartments near downtown cost about $800 for a one-bedroom, so it’s easy to be in the center of the action.
7. Burlington, IA
Tall church steeples dot the skyline of Burlington, giving it an old-world feel, with its charming historic district and rich architecture. An absolute “must” for newcomers is a walk or drive down Snake Alley, which is arguably the most crooked alley in the world.
If a walk down Snake Alley wasn’t enough for you, the city also has plenty of hiking and biking trails to check out. You can find a one-bedroom apartment for as cheap as $630 a month.
6. Salina, KS
The city of Salina really strives to ensure its community has plenty of entertainment throughout the year. Each week, the city is home to an event called Friday Night Live!, which includes live music, art, theater, dance and more. Each year, they host the Spring Poetry Series and the Smoky Hill River Festival, full of food, art and music.
Salina is also where frozen food giant Tony’s Pizza is located. With that much pizza in production, a healthy dose of yoga is highly encouraged. Luckily, as the sixth-most affordable city for yoga, that part is easy.
5. Cleveland, TN
Dubbed the unofficial “Halloween Capital of the World,” the folks of Cleveland certainly know how to have fun. More than 20,000 people visit the city annually for the MainStreet Cleveland Halloween Block Party.
On the other 364 days of the year, you’ll find the people of Cleveland floating through the Ocoee and Hiwassee Rivers in the Cherokee National Forest, picking their own fruit at Morris Vineyard or practicing yoga at one of several local studios.
One-bedroom apartments with amenities like a gym and pool are in the range of $900, so you can build your own personal oasis to relax in, as well.
4. Tucson, AZ
Arizona is known to most for its yearlong heat, and with 350 days of sunshine a year, Tucson is no exception. There’s no denying it — this city is hot. But that also makes it a hotbed of wellness, with its desert vibes, numerous spas, hikes and hot springs.
Downtown Tucson makes for a stunning visual set in front of a contrasting mountain range and cacti all around. And never fear: When the heat becomes too much, just book an inexpensive yoga class or retreat to your pool. After all, the average one-bedroom in this city is about $750 a month.
3. Pryor Creek, OK
Just 39 miles outside of Tulsa, OK, sits the quiet town of Pryor Creek, with a population of just about 10,000. But once a year, the city becomes home to Rocklahoma, a rock music festival that has featured powerhouses in the rock world like Kid Rock, Def Leppard, Korn and Bush.
The rest of the year, the city is the perfect place to unwind, with a scenic river, various parks and of course, affordable yoga classes. Plus, one-bedrooms in Pryor Creek average about $750 a month.
2. Lima, OH
Fans of the hit TV show “Glee” might find the city of Lima to be familiar, as all six seasons were set here. If you’re looking for a city that will provide you with a pleasant change of pace, Lima might be for you.
The Rotary River Walk along the Ottawa River provides 4.2 miles of paved trail, and there’s an extended bike path, too. One-bedrooms in the center of town cost about $600 a month.
1. Dublin-Laurens County, GA
The city of Dublin has been named one of the 10 most livable cities in Georgia thanks to its cultural activities, public safety and scenic downtown.
Residents take pride in the city’s popular St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, and people from all over the county come to check it out each year. In addition, Laurens County is also the most affordable place to take yoga classes. You can also find a one-bedroom apartment in town for as low as about $350 a month, so we’d say that sounds like a pretty sweet life.
The full list of inexpensive cities for yoga
If you’re looking for ways to practice yoga inexpensively, the top 10 cities are your best bet. However, the list doesn’t stop there.
There are cities everywhere across the country that feature cheap yoga classes, so we’ve put together a list of the 50 least expensive cities for yoga. Decrease your expenses and your stress levels!
|Rank||City/County State||Yoga Class Price|
|1||Dublin-Laurens County GA||$5.00|
|3||Pryor Creek OK||$7.07|
|8||Dodge City KS||$8.00|
|10||Staunton-Augusta County VA||$8.08|
|12||Columbia-Maury County TN||$9.00|
|12||Fond du Lac WI||$9.00|
|17||Bullhead City AZ||$10.00|
|17||Terre Haute IN||$10.00|
|17||Cedar City UT||$10.00|
|30||Rio Rancho NM||$10.40|
|32||Statesboro-Bulloch County GA||$11.00|
|32||Waterloo-Cedar Falls IA||$11.00|
|32||Thibodaux-Lafourche Parish LA||$11.00|
|32||Las Cruces NM||$11.00|
|38||Little Rock-North Little Rock AR||$11.33|
|40||Oklahoma City OK||$11.50|
|40||Lexington-Buena Vista-Rockbridge VA||$11.50|
|47||Twin Falls ID||$11.75|
|50||LaGrange-Troup County GA||$12.00|
|50||South Bend IN||$12.00|
|50||Jefferson City MO||$12.00|
|50||Wichita Falls TX||$12.00|
|50||Danville City VA||$12.00|
Most expensive cities for yoga
Unfortunately, we can’t all have affordable yoga classes in our towns. Here are the 10 places where you’ll pay the most for a one-hour session.
|Rank||City/County State||Yoga Class Price|
|3||Orange County CA||$23.33|
|4||Miami-Dade County FL||$23.00|
|6||St. Paul MN||$22.90|
Average prices for yoga come from the Council for Community and Economic Research‘s Q1 2019 Cost of Living report. C2ER defines yoga affordability as the price for a drop-in one-hour yoga class with no first-time discounts.
We ranked each city in the C2ER report in terms of affordability for yoga, with the cheapest being 1 and the most expensive as 256. The cities with the lowest average price were determined to be the most affordable.
The rent information included in this article is based on October 2019 multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com and is used for illustrative purposes only. The data contained herein do not constitute financial advice or a pricing guarantee for any apartment.