Updated June 15th, 2020
Glowing Body closed its doors to the public on March 16th, 2020. This is the first time in almost 12 years of existence that Glowing Body has not offered in-person services to our students and clients.
During this time, we pivoted swiftly to offering online yoga classes. While this has kept us connected to our students, and has provided a needed revenue stream for the studio, it has not totally covered fixed expenses, nor the pay of retained staff and teachers.
We applied for the Economic Injury Disaster Loan through the Small Business Administration and received these funds in mid-May. While any amount helps, the one time, modest grant is a drop in the bucket of the overall expenses for the studio. Furthermore, the federal Payroll Protection Program has proved problematic for small business owners – especially when all our teachers and therapists are independent contractors – and for now, we have not pursued those funds.
After receiving generous donations from several loyal community members, we recognized the opportunity we had to pay this kindness forward through increasing access to our online yoga classes. We have created the Pay Practice Forward scholarship program to connect those who are able to donate to those who could benefit from no-cost yoga instruction.
No matter how you donate – whether through one time gifts, or through our convenient Pay Practice Forward contract – we commit to providing one, one month scholarship to a person experiencing hardship for every $20 donation we receive. Your contribution, as well as subscriptions to our online classes, will be used directly for fixed operational expenses, and to provide basic income to teachers and staff who need it. These contributions help to keep The Glowing Body and its staff/teachers out of debt, and still providing the high-quality instruction you have grown to love.
Provide a non-refundable one time contribution. When completing the required form, please indicate that your purchase is a donation in the field(s) provided. For example, you may put “The Glowing Body” in the recipient field.
Sign up to provide four, automatically drafted weekly $5 donations. The contract expires after four drafts, equaling a $20 donation. You may choose to renew your contract once that term has passed, but it will not be automatically renewed.