What Is Community Gift?
It’s a new and ancient way of being with each other.
Yoga is a sacred practice, a 5,000 year old tradition rooted deeply in India. It is a path and process, a way of life one chooses to study under a teacher with whom you have a deep connection. Cultural appropriation in the US has taken yoga and made it into something it’s not — an aerobic exercise class that flexible, thin-bodied people do at the gym.
Like many things in the US, yoga has become a commodity --something easily bought and sold for money. Community Gift is an attempt to work against this.
Yoga is sacred. If we put any dollar amount on a class, we end up devaluing yoga. At the same time, teachers aren’t chasing paper, but we do need some bread!
Community Gift says:
Offer what feels right to you.
Suggested Sliding Scale: $5-$18
But PLEASE, offer WHATEVER feels right to you.
Thank you for being with us.
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