Erica is a writer and yoga teacher based in Melbourne.
Published July 26th 2011
Imagine this: free yoga classes twice a week, with teachers that change from month to month, introducing you to different styles and methods. It may sound too good to be true, but it's exactly what Lululemon Athletica stores across Melbourne are offering.
Lululemon, a Canadian company that has expanded across the world, offer a huge array of women's and men's technical athletic clothing. While their products are specifically designed for yoga, running and dance, you'll feel at home in them whether you're getting a little sweaty at the gym or kicking back on the couch.
Lululemon stores have a strong focus on connecting with their local community. So, to help local teachers and studios, and, of course, their customers, they offer a number of complimentary community events throughout the week.
Most stores have at least weekly or bi-weekly yoga classes. These classes are completely without charge and you don't even have to bring your own mat. Held in-store (they simply wheel the clothes out of the way) before or after store opening hours, the teachers change regularly, giving you a taste of the wonderful and varied world of yoga. It's an easy, very cheap (free) way to find a style and teacher you love without studio-hopping your way across town.