As a gesture towards economic equity we’re introducing a sliding scale for our retreat fees. In previous years we have seen that fixed prices hindered access for many who might benefit from the experience and the transformation we can offer. A sliding scale allows us to serve people from a wider range of economic groups while maintaining retreat fees as a reliable pillar of our economy / income.
The success of a sliding scale requires community collaboration. Ideally it allows everyone to pay what they’re able to, while honouring the time and resources invested into the courses. The mid-point of the scale reflects our best translation into a monetary sum of the time, energy and material we put into the courses; the higher end of the sliding scale balances the lower one.
How do I know how much to pay?
Knowing how to rate your capacity requires a moment of honest self-assessment. A complex web of income, wealth, class, race and other factors make up the realities of our ability to pay. In the best case everyone pays within their ability, with those paying higher prices supporting those paying at the lower end.
We invite you to follow these guidelines in choosing your price: