As a Yogi you are helping people stretch to health and wellness, here are some tips to stretch your Yoga studio budget with sales and discount coupons.
Whether you are a new Yoga teacher, setting up a new studio or refurbishing an existing yoga gym and have a limited budget here are four ways to save on quality yoga and stretching equipment:
Buy Yoga Mats on Sale Online
Instead of going to the sometimes expensive Yoga sites try other discount mass marketers such as Quill commercial office supply. They carry over 900 Yoga supplies at great prices. Top brands such as Black Mountain Products are lower priced than even Office Depot! The same black mat is $39.99 at Office Depot and only $25.49 at Quill.
Use Discount Coupons and Get Free Shipping
Once you found a good price online save even more with Quill.com coupons. Then add items to your order to qualify for the free shipping saving even more. Save even more by both getting free gifts such as cookware, gifts, and bags. There is even a way to save more by enrolling in Quill Cashback rewards program. Sometimes after especially awesome saving stack of low price, coupons with free shipping and a free gift I feel a little guilty – but only a little 🙂
Make Your Own Props
Yes you, DIY people, you know who you are, can make your own yoga props at home. Yoga blocks which help deep stretch postures and improve alignment can be replaced by a can of ravioli that is also 10 inches tall. You will achieve the same hard to reach pose at no cost since you can serve the ravioli to the kids after yoga class. No big cans, no problem use a large book like a dictionary for the same results. Yoga straps can easily be made by knotting together two old neckties or even a bathrobe belt to improve your flexibility. Here‘s more tips on how to make your own Yoga supplies
Buy Gently Used Yoga Equipment
There are lots of great deals on used equipment sold by studios that are closing or moving. Search on classified sites such as Craigslist in the Sporting Goods section, using the search phrase “Yoga”. In my local area, I found nearly new designer mats for $10, and bags for $5.00. Studios can also purchase large lots of supplies such as blankets, bolsters and eye pillows at bargain prices.
How to Buy the Right Yoga Mat for Your Class
No matter whether you are a new, and an occasional yogi or a daily yoga devotee you need to select the right mat for your body to get your best results – here’s how.
Yoga mats give padded comfort between the floor and your body, especially important for your hips, elbows, and knees. Also, your mat creates your personal space in yoga classes.
Mat Materials: Most mats are made with PVA, polyvinyl chloride which helps reduce slipping and is affordable. However, PVA is not easy to recycle when you are finished with your mat. Instead, you could buy an environmentally friendly mat made from rubber that was recycled, jute, cotton or bamboo.
Thickness: While the stickiness prevents you from slipping it is the padding that will give you more comfort. Standard mats are 1/8 inch, and travel mats are thinner at 1/16 thick. For those who want more comfort and padding opt for a thicker mat at 1/4 inch thick.
Mat Length: Typical mats are 68 inches long which will be fine unless you want to really stretch out then get the super stretch mats.