Sliding Scale Guidelines
Find Where You Fit On The Scale!
Here are general guidelines about how I currently price my sliding scale and to help you determine where you fall on it.
The highest dollar amount reflects the true cost of the class or service. It is the cost that the practitioner would charge all students in the absence of a sliding scale. If you have access to financial security, own property or have personal savings, you would not traditionally qualify for sliding scale services. If you are able to pay for “wants” and spend little time worried about securing necessities in your life, you have economic privilege and power in our community. This price is for you.
The middle cost (when there is one) reflects the practitioner’s acknowledgement that paying the full cost would prevent some people from being able to participate, but who do not honestly find themselves reflected in either descriptions for the highest cost or the lowest. If you are struggling to conquer debt or build savings or move away from paycheck to paycheck living but have access to steady income and are not spending most of your time thinking about meeting basic needs such as food, shelter, medical care, child care, etc., you belong here. If you, however, can ask others for financial support, such as family members, partners, or friends, please consider using those personal resources before you use the resources of the sliding scale and limit opportunities for others.
The bottom cost represents an honest acknowledgment by the teacher and practitioner that there are folks whose economic circumstances would prevent them from being a part of classes if there was not be a deliberate opportunity made for them to access services at a cost that is reflective of their economic realities. If you struggle to maintain access to needs such as health care, housing, food, child care, and are living paycheck to paycheck or are in significant debt, you belong probably belong here and you deserve a community that honors your price as equal an economic offering as the person who can pay the highest tier.
I offer a limited amount of time slots per week at the middle and lower end of the scale. Please be mindful that if you purchase a session at the lowest end of the scale when you can truthfully afford the higher session prices, you are limiting access to those who truly need the gift of financial flexibility. Being honest with yourself and your financial situation when engaging with sliding scale practices grows strong and sustainable communities. It also respects the work of teachers and creators, like myself, who have families to support and rent to pay. Additionally, when I am paid fairly, I am able to invest more time and resources to free and lower cost offerings.
At the end of the day, the sliding scale thrives on trust. Trust is a pretty amazing thing. I trust you to be honest in your assessment of your economic reality.
Sliding Scale Pricing
Sliding Scale Pricing is based on individual sessions. Sliding Scale Packages are not available at this time. If you’d like to book more than one session, you can change the quantity at checkout.
**The information provided in my sliding scale guideline was beautifully crafted by the owner of Worts and Cunning Apothecary at www.wortsandcunning.com. While I am grateful for the use of this information, I have never used the services or products provided by Worts and Cunning Apothecary. This acknowledgement and usage of the sliding scale information is not an endorsement for Worts and Cunning Apothecary.