Greetings friends, thank you for taking the time to read about our campaign. We are raising funds to improve the quality of air flow in our most special and beautiful place of yoga practice. With such high ceilings, the heat in the winter time rises and ultimately is wasted; and the small fans we currently have don't circulate the air as well as we'd like in the summer. We have given a lot of thought to the kind of remedy that would be most in line with the ethos at North Portland Yoga, and landed on the side of Big Ass Fans. We hope to install four, and that's where we need your support. The fans we've been in dialogue with B.A.F about installing in our studio go for a little shy of $1,300 each (not including installation). The money we raise will go directly towards the purchase and installation of the fans. It is our hope that we'll be able to have the fans in operation before the peak of summer heat sets in so that our summer practice can be tempered by the fans swirling the air inside of our dreamy room. The fans will also keep our bodies nice and toasty during the winter time, maintaining the warmed air at the level of the fans and below, effectively preventing it from going up to the ceiling. This kind of support will not only help keep us all cool (and warm) but will also ensure that North Portland Yoga is less of a draw on the main grid, that our practices on the mat translate that much more to our practices in the world. We are so very grateful to every one of you for donating to our fundraiser and/or sharing this campaign far and wide. We are humbled and honored to be in community with you.
If you donate $45 you get a complimentary class with us! If you donate $90 you get a 3 complimentary classes! If you donate $200 you and a person of your choosing each get 8 complimentary classes! If you donate $500 you get 3 months unlimited yoga! If you donate the cost of one fan ($1,300), you get complimentary yoga for one year!!
No matter the amount, any donation or word spreading that you make and do helps us continue the work we love to do. Aside from holding regular drop-in yoga classes and various workshops and events, we love love LOVE holding space for collective healing that doesn't necessarily fall under the umbrella of familiar and commonly recognizable "yoga". Your support in helping us keep our cooling and heating systems sustainable and efficient allows us to open up more space for community gatherings, performances, meditations, and yes, yoga classes, throughout the year in comfort! Thank you so very much for reading, for donating, and for sharing. Hands to heart, we would not be here if not for you.