On Your Om
Pay-what-you-wish yoga in SF
Cardio Barre, Barry?s Bootcamp, SoulCycle. Let?s face it: You?re going broke from all your workouts. To the rescue: donation-based yoga classes that will happily accept the $5 you have in your wallet. Here are our favorite spots for sun salutations and downward dogs.
Grace Cathedral Fear not--there?s nothing religious about yoga at the most beautiful church in SF. And there?s live musical accompaniment each week at this hour-long class. Somehow the melodic sound of a harp makes utkatasana (chair pose) much more bearable. Tuesdays at 6:15 p.m.; 1100 California St.; gracecathedral.org
Yoga to the People Get comfortable with your neighbors (the classes regularly draw a hundred people) and prepare for a laugh at this daily hour-long vinyasa powerhouse. The instructors are known to crack a joke or two while you?re twisted in the hardest poses. Multiple classes, seven days a week; 2973 16th St.; yogatothepeople.com
Laughing Lotus Soak up the loving hippie vibe at the Community Donation class, an afternoon session taught by budding yoga instructors. The signature Lotus Flow (75 minutes) is similar to a vinyasa sequence. And if you?re feeling really spiritual, sign up for on-site astrology and tarot readings. Monday through Friday at 2:30 p.m.; 3271 16th St.; sf.laughinglotus.com