With two Santa Monica locations, Bryan Kest's Power Yoga is a Westside yoga consortium offering equal-opportunity health and wellness via its donation-based payment program. Patrons pay what they can for each class (the recommended donation is $15), and donations are collected via honor system, so there's no weird pressure or strange money quandaries messing up the postyoga good vibes. This place's appeal goes far beyond simple economics, however. The studio spaces are cozy and clean, and classes are led by a friendly, well-trained crew of instructors, who focus on the mind and spirit, as well as the body. Power Yoga offers at least six classes a day, ensuring that there's one to fit every schedule and level of ability. The nearby Bhakti Yoga Shala offers a similar sliding fee, and excellent instruction. 1410 Second St., Santa Monica. poweryoga.com. —Katie Bain

LA Weekly