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Are No Charge Yoga Classes a Good Idea?
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May 1, 2008 - 10:58 pm
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Hi Susan,

It sounds like you should move your studio to a neighborhood that sees a value in yoga. I would love to be doing crowd control at your front door for a week. <img src=" title="Laughing" /> You summed it up in a few words: No self-respecting yoga teacher can afford to keep teaching for free.

Look: Most musicians and artists can't afford to do their work free either. Have you ever met a hard working musician who was homeless? I have! They play and beg for money on the street.

The free yoga mentality comes from people who see yoga teachers as good hearted fools. Anyone who asks them to pay for anything is an enemy. They would steal from you, if they could get away with it. They always want something for nothing. You may want to consider moving your yoga studio to a nicer location, when your lease is up.

You can take a kid out of the gutter, but you can't take the gutter out of the kid.

Think about it. It's not easy to communicate with somone can't understand a word you say. Words like peace, love, unity, and good health can be so complicated in comparison to buying a lottery ticket. It's all about education and priorities.


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