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The Yoga Space: opening the chakras of the 99 percent

In a city that seems increasingly spendy and increasingly yoga-obsessed, it can be tough to find a cheap place to get your downward dog on. Luckily, Portland remains hospitable to yoga lovers of all types, and these nine zen-inducing yoga classes won’t break your bank.

The Bhaktishop

The Bhaktishop hosts donation-based foundations classes on Fridays at 4 p.m: sessions “made for real, honest-to-goodness beginners.” $7 suggested, 2500 SE 26th Ave

The Movement Center 

The Movement Center offers affordable community yoga classes almost everyday. Designed for “the average student who does not need special attention in class,” these sessions should be just fine if you’ve done at least a little yoga before. $5, 1021 NE 33rd Ave

Woodstock Wellness Center

Classes offered include community yoga for beginners and community hatha. Beginning class sizes are limited to eight participants, so signing up ahead of time is strongly encouraged. From the studio: “Learn basic yoga poses, discover how to modify poses for your own body, and build strength, flexibility, and mindfulness.” $5, 4629 SE Woodstock Blvd

The Yoga Space 

All skill levels are welcome at happy hour yoga. These classes are vinyasa flow-style, and take place Mondays–Thursdays from 4–5:15 p.m. $7, 210 NW 17th Ave #101

People’s Food Co-op

Taught in the venerable Southeast Portland co-op's community room, kaleidoscope yoga is a fun, healing form of group yoga in which “participants flow through sacred geometrical shapes, patterns, and mandalas together. It is a distillation of the wisdom and roots of traditional yoga postures, choreographed into a hand-holding, body-folding, heart-connecting community flow that everyone can enjoy.” Classes take place Wednesdays at 10 a.m. FREE, 3029 SE 21st Ave

Yoga Union 

Yoga Union “is a center for yogis in all stages of development to practice and play in the art of Yoga without judgment or expectation.” The studio offers budget yoga classes every day, including yoga for beginners and chair yoga. FREE–$5, 2305 SE 50th Ave

Love Hive Yoga 

Weekend community yoga classes are taught at two locations by graduates of Love Hive Yoga’s teaching program. Class styles vary depending on the teacher and are accessible for yogis of all skill levels. $5 minimum donation, 1847 E Burnside St and 5975 SE 52nd Ave

Nourish Northwest 

These vinyasa-flow community yoga classes are “designed to be accessible to all levels, from first timers, to advanced practitioners, with options to add on to make postures more challenging, if desired.” Classes take place Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. $5, 4418 SE Hawthorne Blvd

North Portland Yoga 

Daily budget classes, including community vinyasa and community hatha, are taught by recent graduates of the Sola School's teacher training program. $7–13 donation, 55 NE Farragut St

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