Yoga passport allows users to try 34 studios for under $1 each


Rising Lotus Yoga in Sherman Oaks offers 60 different classes at an average of $17 each. But with Passport to Prana, you can try a class here as well as one class at each of the participating studios in L.A. and O.C. for a total of $30.

"It's wonderful. We get to offer something to people who may not necessarily try yoga but this is a way for them to really dive in and have an experience," said co-owner Claire Hartley. "Especially in this economy, I think people really need this."

Passport users can try Lyengar, Vinyasa Flow, Hatha and more. The idea is to be able to drop into a studio for a test drive without dropping a load of cash; experiencing different formats, locations and instructors to make an informed choice about where you ultimately would like to practice.

"We chose Passport to Prana because it really is a comprehensive look at L.A.'s yoga scene," said Julie Buckner, owner and founder of InYoga Center in Valley Village.

Buckner feels the program is an economical way to introduce those unfamiliar to her studio's program.

To give it a go, log onto the Passport to Prana website. Check the area and type of program desired, buy a card and then reserve a spot at a select location.

"Buy a pass and maybe check out our studio or any others, there is some really good yoga happening in L.A.," advised Buckner.

Just like a regular passport, this too will expire. You can use Passport to Prana through November 30, giving you about four months to shop for the best yoga workout in town.

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