It's that time of year again...the Annual Beach Yoga Crowdfunding Campaign to pay off the City of Santa Monica. Won't you help?
Beach Yoga with Brad is now in its 7th year of service to the yoga community of Greater Los Angeles, across the United States, and the entire world. It was started as a low-cost option for a beautiful practice in 2008, when the Great Recession hit. It has continued, and still for just $10 per person per class, folks have the option to come down any weekend morning of the year and know that there will be a Beach Yoga class.
In addition, Yogatation classes (30 minutes yoga, 30 minutes meditation) with Alx are on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings. Sunset Beach Yoga classes are on Wednesdays, but will expand in the Spring and Summer. For all these years, these classes have been a refuge for so many, each for their own reasons.
Santa Monica is once again imposing costs and fees of over $6800/yr, which make it impossible to continue without your help.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to our campaign last year. Your contributions covered the Santa Monica expenses, and we were able to keep the $10 per class cost, and even expand the schedule in the summer with additional master teachers!
WHAT WE NEED AND WHAT YOU GET
We need $6800 to meet the fees and expenses from the new Santa Monica ordinances. Donations of ANY size are greatly appreciated, and your support at any level is vital to the success of this campaign. For the large donations, there are perks listed below.
The fees that Santa Monica is imposing, and the fees for this Fundraising Drive, include the following:
$100 - annual permit
$5400 - quarterly usage fee ($1350 x 4)
$76 - Santa Monica Business license
$590 - Santa Monica-required insurance
$560 - GoFundMe fees
As this is the only regular Beach Yoga in existence in the Los Angeles/Santa Monica area, it would be great to keep it alive. Donations of all sizes are welcome, and greatly appreciated. And just in case, there are...
PREMIUMS FOR LARGE DONATIONS (Individual or corporate. Other corporate perks available. Please email Brad.)
If there is one donor for $6000, that person will get free Beach Yoga for a year, and in addition, 6 free private beach yoga classes for themselves, their friends/family/colleagues.
If there is one donor for $5000, that person will get free Beach Yoga for a year, and in addition, 5 free private beach yoga classes.
If there is one donor for $4000, that person will get free Beach Yoga for a year, and in addition, 4 free private beach yoga classes.
If there is one donor for $3000, that person will get free Beach Yoga for a year, and in addition, 3 free private beach yoga classes.
If there is one donor for $2000, that person will get free Beach Yoga for a year, and in addition, 2 free private beach yoga classes.
If there is one donor for $1000, that person will get free Beach Yoga for a year, and in addition, one free private beach yoga class.
We will also be adding perks for other donations. Here is one available right now:
For a $100 donation:
Private Beach Meditation Class w Alx (3 available)
A private 90-minute Beach Meditation class for you and any number of your friends, to help you understand more about meditation.
This class is designed for meditators of all experience levels, from any tradition, to help gain a deeper understanding of the underlying mechanisms in meditation. Beginners are welcome!
For a $150 donation:
An Afternoon Sail with Heidy (2 available)
Sail aboard a 40-foot Horizon Nemo custom sailboat for an afternoon. Learn the ropes or just enjoy the ride. Heidy is a Licensed Boat Captain, and has been teaching sailing for several years. For a donation of $150 to Beach Yoga with Brad, you can bring a party of four for this unforgettable experience!
Last year, these went VERY quickly, so act soon to get one! Only 2 are available at this time.
How wonderful it would be to have Beach Yoga there when you want it! Won't you consider making it possible with a donation of any size? And, if you can, please pass this word along to your entire network. Many hands make light work, as they say.
And if you aren't able to contribute, perhaps you can find some donors who can! Use facebook/instagram/twitter! Use your own network of connections! Here is the Beach Yoga with Brad and Friends facebook page.
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