You may think my head is in the clouds, but I've been dreaming big for Yoga Quota. Dare to Dream is our logo anyway! But since Crunch Time my blog where I sat at my PC, recently resigned with a website and little else, so much has happened! So many people have come to Yoga Quota and so many Quotas for the charity classes have been met...what next?
I love, love, love teaching yoga. And I really love teaching it to disadvantaged groups of people who wouldn't have tried it before. I'm so passionate about making yoga more accessible. It really helps people- but currently you need the cash to do it! (that is until Yoga Quota has been doing the charity classes). Tomorrow it's a London Teach First school which I will tell you all about tomorrow.
BUT how can we make this more efficient and reach more people? Dreaming bigger that's how.
What I'd like to see is a central Yoga Quota School dedicated full time to charity yoga classes for disadvantaged groups. Yoga studios across the country would be 'Yoga Quota' studios which means they give some of their expertise, time or money to the central school- maybe a day a year? They'd have a 'Yoga Quota' badge to show people they do this. It'd be a bit like a Fair Trade Logo. Then yoga students would know to prioritise going to studios with the Yoga Quota badge...because they'd know that those studios give something back, spread yoga to everyone and put their money where their mouth is. See the diagram below!
Would this work? In theory, yes, it is the way to get Yoga spread to groups who don't usually get to do it, and it could be full time not just on Fridays. In practice....
The next step is to try it. I'm going to Yoga Venue my competitor and fellow Oxford Yoga enthusiasts to sort of test the uptake.....once I've plucked up the courage!
What are your thoughts?
Studios.... let me know if you would be willing to give a day a year per teacher to teach at a central Yoga Quota school?
Students....let me know if it's important for you to know that the money from your yoga classes goes at least in part to charity.
Comments below or on Facebook please!
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