Do you want to use a Yoga District space for a private event or an event that can be integrated into the Yoga District schedule?
Whenever appropriate, we prefer to integrate your event publicly on the Yoga District schedule rather than rent the space for private events, so that the activities at the studio are more inclusive of the entire YD community. If an event is included on our public schedule, it can either be offered as a by donation event, or for an affordable fee similar to our regular class and workshop prices (usually between $9 and $22). If the event is included on our class schedule, a percentage of the income from the event would go to you or whoever you designate as the desired recipient. Sometimes events are not appropriate for the general public, so we are open to private event, too.
Is there time and space available at Yoga District for your event?
Whether you want to have your event included as an offering on the YD class schedule or if you prefer to rent it and keep it private to your invited participants, we ask that you please look at our schedule of classes (click “The Schedule” on our home page) and let us know the days and times a studio is available that also matches your desired event schedule. Although it may be possible to cancel an existing class so that space is available for your event, we do whatever we can to prevent cancellations of our regular classes so that our student community can trust they can rely on a consistent yoga and meditation class schedule.
What are the costs to rent a Yoga District space?
If you identify a Yoga District space with availability that meets your needs, we can let you know about pricing if you prefer to rent the space (or, as stated above, we can make other arrangements if you’d like to include your event on our class schedule). Pricing depends on the nature of the desired use of the space. We are always happy to offer reduced rental fees or bartering options for nonprofits and gatherings for communities in need. General fees include approximately $20 per hour we spend administratively and physically setting up the event, $20-$50 per hour of cleaning required after the event, $20 per hour for staff presence during the event, a general rental fee between $10 and $200 and a security deposit ranging from $0-$500 depending on the nature of the desired use.
What are some of the guidelines for use of Yoga District spaces during rental?
All studio rooms are shoe-free zones for purposes of purity and to protect the sustainable soft wood flooring featured in many of our spaces. The studios are meat-free and alcohol-free zones to respect the classic yoga tradition of saucha. We prefer to avoid having food and beverages (aside from water) offered at the studios to avoid the extensive clean up required to ensure smells, bugs and spills do not interfere with later yoga classes at the studios. Selling products in the studios is also ideally avoided– the studios are designed to be “consumer free safe zones,” where we purposefully choose to avoid selling any products. This allows anyone in the space to identify as their individual self rather than as a consumer, relieving them of any pressure to buy anything.
I hope this information is helpful and we look forward to helping you with your event if our interests and availability align. Thanks for your consideration, if you have questions just email firstname.lastname@example.org