Yoga Outreach offers a sliding scale for our trainings.
There are a limited amount of slots for classes offered at the middle and lower end of the scale. Please be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher ticket prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities. Please see the scale descriptions at the bottom of this page for more details. *Adapted from wortsandcunning.com/blog/sliding-scale.
The highest dollar amount reflects the true cost of the class. Choose this option if you:
- have access to financial security
- own property
- have personal savings
- are able to pay for “wants”
- spend little time worried about securing necessities in your life
The middle cost acknowledges that paying the full cost would prevent some folks from being able to attend. If you are:
- struggling to conquer debt or build savings
- have access to steady income
- not spending most of your time thinking about meeting basic needs such as food, shelter, medical care, child care
The lowest cost represents a deliberate opportunity to welcome participation from folks who lack financial resources. If you:
- struggle to maintain access to needs such as health care, housing, food, child care,
- are living paycheck to paycheck
- are in significant debt, you probably belong here
Training tuition is refundable, less a 15% administration fee, up to 21 days prior to the training start date. Notice of cancellation must be received in writing via email@example.com to receive a refund. No refunds will be issued within the 21 days prior and fees is non-transferable.
Work-study involves a trade in labour in exchange for up to 1/2 off the cost of the training. Typically this involves research, taking photos, attending an event to help out – it really depends on your skills, availability and what we need at the time.
Please complete our online form to apply for a work-study scholarship. Applications must be completed 1 month prior to the training in order to allow adequate time to complete volunteer hours prior to attendance.
100% scholarships are for those who do not have the financial resources to attend. These spaces will be prioritized for folks who have a deep interest in bringing this work to impacted communities.
At least one scholarship space/training will be reserved for BIPOC and/or LGBTQ2SIA+ folks. We also encourage those with a diversity of experience including but not limited to ability, mental illness, and/or neurodiversity to apply.