I have jokingly mentioned a few times to my husband that it might be time for me to retire from teaching yoga. After teaching for almost 20 years, I still do believe that what I teach in my classes is relevant in today's fast paced world.
(Please check this link if you want to read my essay
on what I teach in my classes.)
That said, I am changing the way students pay for classes.
I am told by my tax preparer that we may not be able to claim what little I make as income for much longer. The govs may see what I do as more of a "hobby" than a job, since I do not really make much money. (I guess I would be referred to as a liability.)
So....in an attempt to possibly break even in the near future, here is my new payment method. Nothing too complex and I think most, if not all, will be okay with this change.
There are two choices.
The first is a simple $7.00 drop-in fee.
The second is a monthly fee paid
the first Thursday of every month.
It's just $5.00 x number of Thursdays
in that particular month.
January 2019 = $25.00
5 Thursdays x $5.00 = $25.00
Even if you miss a class once a month, it's still the best bargain EVER.
Really. Do a search on how much yoga studios charge for attending a class: At least $12 - $15 per class. (And don't get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with what they charge. Studios aren't money makers, either.)
Plus, I have been teaching a long time and attend several 5-day workshops per year, and I study lots of health related material almost daily. It's a lifestyle for me. I will continue this lifestyle regardless if I teach or not. It's that important to me.
Anyway, I have been thinking about this for some time now. I am happy to teach, I just want to make it a little more sustainable for me.
Take care. Be well.