WHAT IS A CO-OP?

COMMUNITY OVER CORPORATION. PEOPLE OVER PROFIT.


We are the first officially established yoga worker’s cooperative in the state of Illinois! A workers cooperative is a democratic solution to business. Rather than a CEO, equity firm, or investment group making decisions on the direction of the business, the worker-owners (teachers) act as a team, and decisions are made by vote. In the spirit of community and democracy, we want our members to have voting power as well. So when it comes down to things like scheduling, special workshops, or how we build and grow the studio, you’d get a hand in the decision-making process as a member!

All cooperatives must stand upon 10 principles, and The Collective Yoga Co-op pledges to uphold them at all times to the best of our abilities: self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity, solidarity, honesty, openness, social responsibility, and caring for others.

Join The Collective, and be a part of creating a space that’s community funded and community focused.

 

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LGBTQ+ SAFE SPACE


We welcome, support, and celebrate all identities, orientations, and genders. In the coming months as we begin to look at physical locations, we promise to uphold this commitment in classes and communal areas.

POC REPRESENTATION


Historically, modern/western yoga has been a primarily white space. The Collective Yoga Co-op commits to fostering an antiracist environment, uplifting teachers of color, and centering POC communities.

SLIDING SCALE ACCESSIBILITY


A person’s financial situation should never be a determining factor in their ability to practice. For all outdoor, virtual, and (future) in-studio classes, we will operate with a sliding scale to support economic diversity.