“THE SLIDING SCALE”
DONATION BASED YOGA MEMBERSHIPS
We are a donation based yoga studio in Downtown Moncton. We choose to be a donation based yoga studio because we acknowledge that not all people are coming to yoga from the same economic background. It is our belief that yoga should and can be accessible for all people.
“We are committed to being a safe place for you to heal, move and meditate.”
We are not a discounted yoga studio. The sliding scale is a structure of suggested prices for the services that we offer. The average cost of a single yoga class in 2019 is $20. The average cost of an unlimited monthly membership in 2019 is $90-120. We know that other studios and gyms charge this across the board and that many people pay it. The sliding scale allows you to pay more for your class so that someone else can come for less. This is Karma Yoga. Selfless service.
We are happy to offer memberships for less than this to people who are in need. This system requires integrity (which is to tell the truth when no one would know the difference). We don’t ask for income verification because we trust you to pay what you can. We are asking that you contribute generously to our studio so that it can sustain itself and continue to offer services to you and our community. If you currently are a member at another studio and can afford to pay their membership rates, then we ask that you please pay the same amount when you use our services. Our community needs your financial support to stay sustainable and pay its staff and teachers a fair wage for their work. Please think of this when you are choosing your membership price each month.
We love and cherish all of the people who have held and supported us over the years. Each time you show up and contribute more than you have to - you make it possible for us to open our doors each morning. We are thankful for every contribution for each class. Whether you paid $6 or $25 for your class - thank you for showing up and choosing us.