CITYOGA uses sliding scales for our services to both make yoga accessible for those with lower incomes and wealth and to center our values on redistribution. We encourage you to take both income and wealth into consideration, though one’s wealth status is the most important when determining a sliding scale rate.
Income is what you make (usually monthly) from a job, disability, social security, etc. Wealth is the personal property (homes, cars) + savings + income generating assets (real estate, investments) minus liabilities (debts, loans) within your network and/or family.
Our hope is that this model creates more equitable circumstances in our studio. We trust in those of you who have greater means to continue contributing at levels that support others and by doing so, we will also amplify the right livelihood of our outstanding instructor. Cityoga splits the class profits 50/50 with your instructors. This means half of what you pay goes right into the teacher's pocket. This is to help support our teachers and provide them a fair wage for their service.