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Just B Yoga included on Pay-What-You-Can website

Just B Yoga is honored to be included in a website-directory of businesses across the U.S. and Canada which use alternative economic models (free, work exchange, barter, donation, pay-it-forward). The site, Pay What Online Guide, is vibrant and rich with businesses off all kinds across the country. There’s restaurants like Panera Cares Cafe in Dearborn. There’s

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Just B Yoga rate change for 2018

Just B Yoga is committed to offering yoga, tai chi and meditation classes as affordably as possible. We are proud to offer quality instruction and a loving, inclusive environment. We supply the mats and props for student use. The cost of operating – utilities, certifications, insurance – continues to rise. Starting Jan. 1, 2018 our

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How it all began: The journey to Just Being

Just B Yoga, a donation-based yoga studio, got started on a public bus in 2010. It was the #14 on the CATA system here in Lansing. Michigan was in the tailwind of the Great Recession. It was an idea that got into motion as I noticed no one who rode the bus with me went

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Thank you feels so inadequate

Thank you feels so inadequate. So let me share the events since yesterday in order to bring home a lesson in faith and gratitude that has been my reality the last 24 hours. I humbly or not so humbly posted in an email and on our blog that the studio is in a financial drought.

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Just B Yoga needs your help

The simple truth is Just B Yoga is in trouble. Our attendance dropped over the summer and revenue has declined by 50 percent. With fixed costs like rent and utilities and insurance, I am faced with making tough decisions about the future. I love serving this community. It is one of the most rewarding things

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It’s time for a change at Just B Yoga

A  visitor from Ohio came to the studio recently. He asked how well donation-based was working. He has a friend considering creating a donation-based studio at home. The conversation gave me time to revisit reflecting on this experiment of Just B Yoga, which is going on five years old in October. (Read: “Donation-based yoga doesn’t

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Summer unlimited monthly price ends July 30

Our Warrior Summer Special price of $65 is extended until noon July 30. Get unlimited yoga and tai chi classes for $65 a month and support the only donation-based yoga studio in Lansing and one of the few in the state. STOCK UP! BUY UP TO FOUR WARRIOR MEMBERSHIPS FOR $65!! This special is being

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Who goes to donation-based yoga?

Who goes to Just B Yoga, Lansing’s donation-based yoga studio? The typical Just B Yoga student makes between $30,000 and $60,000, lives in Lansing, has at least a bachelors and if they’re a student now are likely working on a doctoral degree. They’re “queer, female-ish, transgendered and hetero.” They’re “mixed, biracial, white as shit, human.”

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The deep freeze as a practice

As I was posting on Facebook that the studio would be closed again today I was reflecting on patience and surrendering to what is. These past few weeks have pitted man versus nature. We know nature will always win, but man often refuses to tap out on the mat. As though that’s a sign of

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Donation-based yoga doesn’t mean cheap or discount

Caller: “Hi, how much are your classes?” Me: “We’re a donation-based studio. Our suggested donation is $8 per class. Some people give less, some more depending on their circumstance.” Caller: “Oh, so it’s free then?” Me: (Pause) Sigh. Three years ago, I had no idea what Just B Yoga would become. Call it an experiment,

What is a yoga body?

Yoga is definitely good at bringing out body-image issues. There’s nothing like a magazine cover photo of someone with their body folded in half or twisted in an apparent knot to make us turn our gazes away from our own bodies. I can’t wear that. I can’t put my foot there. My belly will be

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