Body by Boston: Stress Less
Not sure if your body bends like that? Short on cash? Lucky for you, the yoga mindset encourages sharing the practice with the uninitiated. That means you can exploit… er, accept the kindness of strangers without breaking your budget.
1. Limber up with pre–Freedom Trail tourists and bargain-savvy locals at the Liberty Hotel’s courtyard yoga classes on Saturdays at 10 a.m. The free sessions, led by Equinox instructors, run outside all summer long and move indoors during cooler months. Bring your own mat. 215 Charles St., Boston, libertyhotel.com.
2. The once-in-a-while community class at All One Yoga aims to break down the monetary barriers to beginning your yogic journey. That’s $5 well spent. Call for availability, 1065 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, alloneyogaboston.com.
3. Whether you call it community service or slick marketing, yoga and running-gear purveyor Lululemon hosts free monthly community classes at different locations. lululemon.com/boston/prudentialcenter.
4. If peace of mind is more your speed than a dripping-sweat workout, the Shambhala Meditation Center offers weekly classes for only a $5 suggested donation. 646 Brookline Ave., Brookline, shambhalaboston.org. — Shevaun Betzler