Let’s be honest. Both the yoga and cancer industries have not fully figured out how to best support all the necessary participants in their industries. Although some yoga businesses are making significant money, being a compassionate and experienced yoga professional does not bring financial windfall and actually can be challenging to making a livable wage. And for yoga participants sometimes the costs of classes or memberships can be barriers to start a yoga practice or to maintain one. In the cancer world, costs of healthcare, limitations of health insurance and restrictions on policies, makes receiving a cancer diagnosis one of most costly things in life and over 30% of cancer survivors face significant financial strain post diagnosis. For all most cancer survivors and patients, paying for basic bills from housing, food and medication can be daunting.. so how does some one afford a yoga class for $20?
At yoga4cancer, we experience this everyday in our businesses, within our community of survivors and teachers. Over 50% of our financing comes from charitable giving or grants that require time, focus and commitment. We use these fund our work (learn more here) BUT we ask our community to do the same. Together, we are better!