Suggested Drop-In Payment:
$12 to $22
Please feel welcome to pay less if you need to or if you are attending more then 3 classes per week.
If you are able to give more please be generous.
What is PWYC?
PWYC is a pricing model that gives the customer the ability to choose how much they will pay for a service. It is often used synonymously with "pay what you wish", "pay what you feel", "pay as you will", and is more often oriented to charity or social uses, based on the ability to pay. It gives the buyer the freedom to choose their price, and pay what they can.
What are the Values behind our PWYC structure?
Yoga Village is rooted in the values of Radical Inclusion, trust, transparency, community, and generosity. We believe that everybody should be able to experience the benefits of yoga should they desire to do so. We believe that people are generous by nature. We also know that students attending the classes want to support our teachers and see the studio succeed, and that the PWYC structure encourages people to come together as a community.
By giving students the ability to pay what they can and the knowledge to choose a fair amount themselves, we are creating a socially equitable payment strategy that inspires generosity, while reinforcing the values of inclusion, trust, transparency and community.
Why do you give a range of $12-$22/class?
We at Yoga Village believe it is possible to have a thriving studio while giving it's community of students the freedom to pay what they can. We recognize that value perceptions and abilities to pay can vary widely from one person to the next. Research shows that suggesting a value range helps give buyers a margin they can work with. Many are uncomfortable with not knowing the "appropriate" amount to pay, and will pass on an opportunity all together unless they are given a price.
In order to succeed as a studio, we need to average $12 per person, per class.
Our teachers receive half of what their students offer in a class, so this average ensures both the teacher and the studio receive enough to thrive.
We also ask for payment to be made in CASH ONLY, as this allows us to share your payment with our teachers after each class, rather than having them wait for payments to process. We also know that many studios are charging as much as $22 per class plus tax. Understanding that some can give more and some can give less, we trust that by offering this range, we will meet the minimum needed to ensure the studio survives and thrives, while giving people the opportunity to receive yoga no matter their financial situation.
So, when you go to pay for your next class, if you can afford to pay the suggested amount, please pay it. If not, pay what you can.