Justice Pricing Structure,

Sliding Scale, and Community-Supported Retreat Spots

We wish this retreat could be free for everyone! We are offering this retreat on a system of sliding-scale justice pricing to make this work and this space as accessible as possible for as many folks who want to join us as possible.

We stand both for accessibility and class analysis, and for leveraging privilege to support others in our community, and ask that you pay on the scale according to your ability, in order to support access, and engage in interdependence in action!

The practice of choosing a rate that is both affordable and heartfelt is a mindfulness and justice-seeking practice. We will not question your self-determined rate, and we’re happy to help if you’re not sure where to locate yourself on the scale.

If you've never encountered sliding scale or justice pricing before, here is some information about these tools and practices:

The sliding scale is a tool that allows for a product or service to be obtained at multiple price points based on the circumstances of the purchaser.

This method allows folks who would most likely be priced out of something to have the chance to take part in it. It also seeks to address the systemic inequalities of class in our culture.

The sliding scale represents the idea that financial resources, including income, are not and should not be the only determining factor in whether or not someone can access services/care/etc. Service providers and institutions usually offer sliding scale because there is a commitment to serving individuals and/or communities that would otherwise not be able to afford the services.

More guidance about how to place yourself on the sliding scale and determine a fair cost for you can be found here.

We ask that you think honestly and deeply about your level of access to resources and economic privilege or marginalization, and try to make sure your decision is grounded in connection to your broader resources rather than either scarcity or a generosity that could cause you hardship. People paying at the higher end of the scale directly support our ability to offer accessible sliding-scale rates to make this work and these spaces accessible for more folks.

For a graphic that explains sliding scale and how to place yourself on a sliding scale very clearly and in helpful detail, see here. In the image, each bottle contains sentences that describe a person's current financial experience and class. The bottle on the far left is full of beautiful green potion representing the upper end of the sliding-scale spectrum. Folks who identify most with the statements in the far left bottle qualify to pay prices at the upper end of the sliding scale. The middle bottle represents folks who can afford to pay closer to the middle of the sliding scale. The bottle on the far right represents the lowest end of the scale and folks who qualify to pay at the lower end of the sliding-scale options.

If the lower end of the sliding scale is still prohibitive for you, we are offering a limited number of community-supported retreat spots, with a $150-200 discount, to those who could not otherwise attend the retreat, with a priority to people of color and people with disabilities.  More information here.

Pricing Options for Resilience in Movement 2018

Staying in the Lodge (triple and quadruple rooms): $425-625 sliding scale

Camping (at the Lodge): $375-575 sliding scale
Staying offsite: $300-500 sliding scale

(All rates discounted $50 for early bird registration before August 1)

Fees per person include yoga, meditation, delicious organic vegetarian meals, accommodations, shared bathrooms, access to community trails, tea, snacks, and sauna.

**Huge gratitude and thanks to Alexis J. Cunningfolk for a great deal of nuanced and loving thinking and language around sliding scale,
the entirety of which can be read here.