Anna's OKC Yoga Guide
The yoga scene in OKC has come a long way in the past few years. There are now more than 20 studios in the metro area along with many other fitness facilities including yoga in their class options. I started practicing in January 2013 from a free class that was offered by my chiropractor’s office. I ended up being the only one who showed up, so my first class was a private session taught by local yogi Tennille McCallister. Lucky, right? Five and a half years later, I have practiced at several local studios and have learned some tricks to get the best bang for your buck.
To start, Groupon is a great resource to try out different studios. Every yoga studio has a unique vibe that you may or may not want to be committed to for an extended amount of time. It is a great way to see where you enjoy practicing the most without spending a lot of money. Most Groupons offer at least 50% off regular prices, starting as low as $20. There are also many studios that have introductory offers such as 10 days for $10 or 15 days for $15. Also, keep an eye out for other popular discounts such as those for students and teachers. Studios will sometimes have sales to celebrate certain occasions or seasons as well. I have seen some great specials from 405 Yoga, Hidden Dragon Yoga and Soul Yoga, especially around their anniversaries. Soul’s is in late November/early December, and 405’s and Hidden Dragon’s are in June. There are also special class opportunities throughout the year like donation based classes and rooftop yoga. Both Balance. Yoga. Barre. and Hidden Dragon offer rooftop classes during the warmer months at rooftops in Auto Alley. It is always fun to get outside of the studio to practice, so those are great opportunities along with Yoga in the Park.
Kenny Loo, who organizes the Yoga in the Park Downtown OKC group, does an amazing job of posting free class opportunities as they arise. I highly recommend joining this Facebook group to get these notifications. Below are some ongoing sessions that I’m currently aware of. Side note, when you see the term “community class” this usually means that it’s free! Share any other free or discounted classes you know of in the comments!
Ongoing Yoga Classes in OKC
405 Yoga - free community classes on Sundays 11:30 a.m.
Barre3 - free periodic community classes with instructors in training
Free Spirit Yoga Studio - free meditation Sundays 9 a.m. and Mondays 7:15 p.m.
OKC Beautiful - subscribe to their newsletter or get Facebook event notifications to see when they are sponsoring free classes
Yoga Theorem - $5 on Fridays 6:15 p.m.
Yoga in the Park Downtown OKC at Bicentennial Park - Sundays 10 a.m. March - October
Yoga in the Park Edmond at Shannon Miller Park - Thursdays 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays a.m. May - August
Yoga in the Park Norman at Lion’s Park - Monday - Thursday 6 p.m. video series, Saturdays 9 a.m. year round when it is 50°+
Yoga in the Park Yukon & Bethany at Overholser Park - Saturdays 9 a.m. May - October
*All Yoga in the Parks are free!
Whether you’re looking for mindfulness, meditation or simply a great workout, there is a yoga class out there for you!