Going Against the Grain: The Rogue Yogi Online Yoga School (and Why I Decided to Offer It This Way)

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If you're a student that stumbled upon this website looking for a way to practice yoga at home, welcome. I'm guessing you've either browsed through the multitude of YouTube videos, dived into the depths of the mega Yoga websites, or it's your first time trying yoga at home. 

My first legit yoga class was a Power Yoga session with Bryan Kest in Santa Monica, California. There was a long-ass line starting at the entry way, down the stairs, down the sidewalk and around the corner to the next. 

(For my entire experience taking this yoga session with Bryan, you can read about it here).

There were over 100 students feeling "Yoga Drunk" and "Yoga High" at the end of this 2-hour Sunday Morning session. They were completely Asana-ed out with bliss and all around good vibes.

But, what really caught my attention was how everyone paid for this life-changing class (that set the tone on how I teach my classes and share the gift of this meditation in motion). This class was donation-based. 

Bryan always taught us that Yoga should be accessible by everyone. Yoga is to be inclusive, and that no one should be turned away from lack of funds. He shared with us about how sometimes students rolling up with a BMW aren't necessarily financially wealthy and could be dealing with shit we just don't know about. 

Bryan always taught us that Yoga should be accessible by everyone. Yoga is to be inclusive, and that no one should be turned away from lack of funds. He shared with us about how sometimes students rolling up with a BMW aren’t necessarily financially wealthy and could be dealing with shit we just don’t know about. 

So, judgement goes out the window about how much someone can pay for a class. The recommended donation was $12 at the time. Sometimes, I really had no money on me, and I would pay twice as much at the next class.

No one ever batted an eye at me. No one was standing at the donation box. 

It was such a safe and comfortable space to enjoy the benefits of yoga. I felt good being able to pay. 

There were also people who felt it was worth paying more than recommended amount simply because they had the means to do so. 

This style always resonated with me (mind you, there are some locations around the country and the world where someone should be standing at the donation box. That's the reality), and I've meditated over how I could offer something similar with my online courses. I didn't want to do a monthly membership, where I would be forced to crank out yoga courses just to keep the menu fresh. I didn't want to set a fixed price for a Rogue Yogi course, because the value of it is different for each person. 

Staying true to the "one size does NOT fit all" value of Rogue Yogi and working with the software capabilities available as of this posting, I am going to offer my online courses for beginners, for weight loss, for home practice in the following way:

  • Free courses on YouTube
  • Free courses in my FB Group
  • 3-Tiered pricing on this website

What does it mean, this "3-Tiered Pricing"? 

It means that for every quality course I produce and offer here, you will have 3 price choices. The quality and quantity of the course is the same for all three. You have access to them forever, and you have access to all content upgrades forever. (Because most people go through the course content at their own pace, the knowledge just gets better the more you revisit the info, and you just listen to some parts of the courses differently when you're feeling/thinking shifts). It's like wine that ages very well. 

No one will send you an email asking why you picked one tier and not the other. No one will determine you to be a cheap-skate or a wealthy bastard. 

This is the power of choice: Access the Rogue Yogi Online School by your own terms without breaking the bank. Deepen your study of meditation, strength and flexibility at the value you decide is true to you.