About the Sliding Scale
Yoga Buzz offers the 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training tuition on a sliding scale. A sliding scale is a tool that allows training to be obtained at multiple price points, based on the circumstances of the applicant.
The sliding scale represents the idea that financial resources, including income, are not and should not be the only determining factor in whether or not someone can access training.
For a sliding scale to work, it relies on the principles of truthfulness, respect for complexity, and accountability. We do not ask for income verification – we trust applicants to be honest. Community thrives when accountability is a central value, because that is where trust grows and depth work can be done.
We offer three tuition investment options:
- Supporter: $2400 The highest tuition cost reflects the true cost of training. If you have access to financial security, own property or have personal savings, you would not traditionally qualify for sliding scale services. If you are able to pay for “wants” and spend little time worried about securing necessities in your life, you have economic privilege and power in our community. This price is for you.
- Sustainer: $1920 If you are struggling to conquer debt or build savings or move away from paycheck to paycheck living but have access to steady income and are not spending most of your time thinking about meeting basic needs such as food, shelter, medical care, child care, etc., you belong here. If contributing this rate for training would be difficult, but not detrimental for you, this rate is for you. If you can ask others for financial support, such as family members, partners, or friends, please consider using those personal resources before you use the resources of the sliding scale and limit opportunities for others.
- Supported: $1440 This represents an honest acknowledgment that the applicant experiences economic circumstances that would prevent them from being a part of classes. If you struggle to maintain access to needs such as health care, housing, food, child care, and are living paycheck to paycheck or are in significant debt, you probably belong here – and you deserve a community that honors your price as an equal economic offering as the person who can pay the highest tier.
Please note, there is a limited number of opportunities offered at the Sustainer and Supported rates. Be mindful that if you purchase a price at the lowest end of the scale when you can afford a higher tuition investment, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility.
This information is shared and adapted from the work of Alexis J Cunningfolk of Worts and Cunning. Deep appreciation for sharing this as a resource. Interested in learning more about sliding scale? Visit their website.