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Brooklyn Yoga Cooperative, Brooklyn, NY

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Brooklyn Yoga Cooperative is a worker owned and operated business. We are housed four days a week at LaunchPad, a community space in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Unlike many other yoga studios, BYC is owned and managed democratically by us, the teachers. We are a diverse group of yoga practitioners and educators with unique backgrounds and stylistic approaches to yoga. Our collective focus includes classical Hatha, Iyengar, and Vinyasa flow traditions. While our classes and teaching styles may vary considerably, BYC is tied together by our bold dedication to sharing the teachings and benefits of yoga in a way that is accessible to everyone.

The sliding scale

Classes are offered at a sliding scale of $7-15.

What is a sliding scale?

The price varies according to the ability of the individual to pay. Students determine for themselves what price within the $7-15 they are able to pay each time they attend class based on their income level and financial situation. The expectation is that those who are more comfortable financially will choose to pay at the higher end while students with less financial flexibility would pay a more affordable price toward the lower end of the scale.

Where Does the Money Go?

The money goes to pay the teachers as well as cover the costs of maintaining and running the studio. 100% of the studio's income comes from its students.

Why Sliding Scale?

Many students cannot afford to regularly attend classes at the standard rates. Since it is our mission to make yoga classes accessible to the community, we are offering classes that will be affordable to a wider spectrum of people. We think that being fair doesn't necessarily mean everyone pays the same, but it does mean that everyone has the opportunity to study here.

At the same time, in order for the studio to remain open, we must take in enough money to sustain our staff of teachers while covering the costs of running a studio. Sliding scale allows students to pay what they are able to afford within the sliding scale range on any given day, while taking into account the realities that a studio cannot offer classes for free.

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