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Yoga by Donation

This week in YD Heroes… Thank you Frank Iszak for inspiring so many “silver-aged” yogis! And for helping us coin the term for some of our favorite YD heroes, the SilverYogis! We’ve been blown away by 92-years young Tao Porchon-Lynch, dazzled by octogenarian Bette “Bakasana” and we couldn’t be more thrilled to hear about whole [...]


And then there were more… We had some lengthy words about the new-ish yoga studio business model, Pay-By-Donation, and wondered, will it work? Can studios really survive on the pay-what-you-wish method hoping that the “wishes” of patrons actually amount to $$ to cover expenses? Does the Recession help or hurt the cause? Well, all of [...]

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Story time gather round…Last weekend we attended a workshop hosted by the renowned and always affable Iyengar Yogi, Kofi Busia. A teacher of deep knowledge, Kofi is a man of quotable personality and a seemingly endless cache of metaphorical antidotes. Here’s our loose recollection of his take on “paying” for yoga (Ed. note: we’re not [...]


Just as we were declaring the death of the $20 yoga class … A new studio called Yoga by Donation has opened in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. And guess what? There are NO set fees, 20 classes per week taught by a staff of 6 instructors, and the best part in our opinion, FREE mats! Holy [...]