Let’s face it, with hundreds of yoga studios offering a dozen styles of yoga taught by thousands of teachers, choosing the right class for you can be downright confusing, not to mention expensive. Passport to Prana gives everybody, from beginners to seasoned yogis, the freedom to try Vancouver’s best yoga studios by eliminating the cost barrier that comes with yoga in the big city.
The Passport to Prana is a co-operative yoga marketing concept that brings the yoga studio community together to offer maximum choice and flexibility to local yogis — it flows from the belief that businesses can be a force for healthy and positive change in their communities.
Fourty local yoga studios are participating in this one-of-a-kind program. The $30-card entitles its holder to one free regularly scheduled yoga class at each of the participating studios. The average yoga class in Vancouver is $18, making this a no-brainer investment and a great way for people to relax and visit their ‘happy place.’ Every style of yoga is represented.
“Our grassroots initiative has grown up and gone bicoastal,” said co-founder YuMee Chung. “Vancouver is home to some of Canada’s most prominent yoga teachers and now it’s easier than ever to practice with them all.”
Also part of the program: an online yoga portal. Anyone who purchases a Passport to Prana will receive an electronic swipe card that will be swiped by the yoga studio just before class. The yogi can log onto their www.passporttoprana.com profile to track everything from class attendance to passport information in real time. Studio listings, maps, contact information and up-to-date class schedules are also available, making it a must-stop spot for any yoga lover in the city.
The Passport to Prana is available online at www.passporttoprana.com and at participating studios. It is valid from October 1, 2009 until July 31, 2010.
Pretty cool if you ask me. Here is a link to participating Vancouver studios.