A new yoga cooperative has formed at LaunchPad! New class schedule begins this Sunday, November 20. Check the calendar for class times: http://brooklynlaunchpad.org
More info from the e-mail announcement:
Hello from LaunchPad!
This is an exciting time in our development. In addition to all the wonderful and eclectic activities you’ve come to expect at LaunchPad, a focus on community health and well-being is emerging. A new yoga worker cooperative** has been formed to provide the community with affordable, accessible, high quality yoga.
While yoga has been offered at LaunchPad for more than a year, our instructors are now coming together for the first time as a group to pool their strengths and build a unified studio rooted in the worker cooperative model. The developing studio will be 100% owned and managed by the instructors you already know and love (or will hopefully meet soon, if you haven’t practiced here yet).
Beginning Sunday November 20th, our yoga class schedule will expand to include morning, afternoon, and evening classes Sunday through Wednesday every week. The new classes are listed on our website calendar: http://brooklynlaunchpad.org. Watch for the addition of specialized workshops, free meditation sessions, and early morning & late evening classes.
Our yoga cooperative will operate with a sliding scale payment model. The cost of each class will be $7-$15, which allows students the freedom to decide what amount is most comfortable for them. As part of our commitment to make yoga accessible to the community, work-study options will be available to those who are unable to pay the set minimum. Yoga mats and props will continue to be available at no cost.
LaunchPad is proud to help facilitate the development of this unique cooperative venture, functioning as a true launch pad for this exciting new community school. We look forward to growing and expanding with you.
To receive future updates about the new yoga cooperative and classes, please join the yoga mailing list: http://eepurl.com/g__-c. The yoga mailing list will be handled separately from the main LaunchPad mailing list.
If you have any questions or feedback about the new yoga cooperative, please contact us at [email protected]
Be well, we'll see you around.
721 Franklin Avenue (between Sterling and Park)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
** What is a Worker Cooperative?
A worker cooperative is a business that is owned and democratically managed by its worker-owners. In a worker cooperative, workers own their jobs, and thus have a direct stake in the local environment, as well as the power to do business in a way that is sustainable for all. Worker cooperatives tend to create long-term stable jobs, sustainable business practices, and linkages among different parts of the social economy. Learn more about worker cooperatives: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worker_cooperative