Bangkok is a crazy city that has everything you could possibly want, healthy food trends and fitness included! Yoga is hugely popular but it usually comes with a big price tag since it's trendy and many of the gyms and studios are super new and fancy, geared towards wealthy Thais and expats. I spent the last four months living in Bangkok and discovering all the options for FREE and donation-based yoga. After some looking on Meetup, Facebook, and asking around, I found some great **free** classes and made new friends!
Yim Yam Hostel & Garden has a free sunset rooftop class open to everyone Tuesdays at 6pm! The class is taught by Kwan and it's usually a hatha style class suitable for all levels. After the class, you can hang out in the garden or cafe at a Post-Yoga Social Hour with 30% off all drinks!
Yoga with Evelin offers classes in Benjakitti Park around sunset twice a week! Tuesday at 6:00pm is a Hatha Strength class and Wednesday at 6:30pm is a Relaxing Yin class. I loved coming to her Wednesday yin yoga class to really stretch and meditate while watching the sunset! Evelin is an amazing teacher and also runs cool yoga/meditation retreats on Koh Samet!
Wanna do yoga on Thursday? Kwan, the teacher from Yim Yam Tuesdays, sometimes offers a FREE class in Benjakitti Park. Check her Facebook page, Bangkok Free Yoga, to see if it's happening!
Last but definitely not least, my favorite Bangkok restaurant Broccoli Revolution, recently started a donation-based class on Thursdays on their rooftop at 5:30pm. The volunteer teachers rotate through and have always had great music and a great flow every time I've gone. Donations from this class go to Sati Foundation, a nonprofit working on health and education programs with under-served and at-risk populations in Thailand. So this class has a great karma yoga thing going on and it's a great excuse to eat amazing vegan food for dinner after class! Just check Broccoli's Facebook page for the official dates of this class and send them a message to sign up!
I hope this guide helps you find some wonderful, affordable yoga classes to attend in Bangkok and leads you to some meaningful connections with other yogis as well!