For most classes, there are three rates: one for medium and above income, one for low income, and one for those in financial hardship. I ask you to be responsible for paying the appropriate fee. I don't do any checks. Take this as a part of your practice – it is! Please take into account your circumstances. If you’re a retired person with two pensions and your own home, or a student supported by a well-paid partner, you’re probably not in financial hardship. You may be if you’re supporting other people and on a low wage. Please be aware that:
Classes and events have to be financially viable in order to take place.
The giving and receiving of teaching, therapy and facilitation is grounded in a balanced exchange of energies.
This work is the way I make my living.
Among the ethical foundations of yoga are satya, ‘honesty’, and asteya, ‘taking only what we are entitled to’.
If you can realistically pay the full rate, please pay it. If you need a lower-cost class, then please take one; it’s of more benefit to me to have you at the class paying a small amount than not to have you there at all!
If you can't afford to pay anything, it’s sometimes possible to arrange a work exchange. In this case I would ask you to make a commitment to the class and to the work. Please contact me to discuss if this is your situation.