Sliding Scale Guidelines
As an anti-capitalist organization, it is important to acknowledge that different people have very different access to resources in our communities. We choose to keep all of our offerings available on a sliding scale to remain accessible to the widest range of folks possible. Below are the guidelines for our sliding scale, which each potential member reviews with the goal of allowing this work to be shared equitably and sustainably for the long haul. If you are BIPOC wishing to participate and would like to be funded through our Reparations Fund, please reach out and let us know!
· Upper End: The price the practitioner would charge all members in the absence of a sliding scale. This is your level if you have access to financial security on your own or through your family, own property OR have personal savings, comfortably meet your basic needs through your employment or can comfortably not work.
· Middle: Those who do not honestly find themselves reflected in either descriptions for the highest cost or the lowest, and it is not a time of being able to pay the full price for the tuition. If you find yourself purchasing many wants throughout the year, consider making full tuition one of your wants, saving Middle tuition for those struggling in this category and for the sustainability of the program.
· Lower: The Lower tuition represents an acknowledgment by the practitioner that there are folks whose economic circumstances would prevent them from being a part of classes if there was not a deliberate opportunity made for them to access it at a cost reflective of their economic realities. If it is a strain to maintain access to needs such as housing, food, child care, live frugally by necessity, or are in significant debt, this program acknowledges that you should still have access to these teachings and that your contribution is equal to those of higher income brackets.
Typically the lower end cost of our 3-month classes is equivalent to eating city takeout or treating yourself to drinks with a friend twice a month ($30/month). That can potentially be a good scale to help you choose - if you do these things twice a month or more, it is likely the class is accessible to you.