FAQs

Sangha Studio is a tax-exempt 501(c)3 nonprofit, donation-based yoga studio.
All donations help support community outreach and yoga service initiatives.

What are my options for making donations at Sangha Studio? 

When taking a class, workshop, series, etc. at Sangha Studio, there are various ways to donate:

  • The suggested donation per drop-in class is $10-$15, but any donation you are able to make is appreciated.
  • Our One-Week Class Pass is $25 for one-week unlimited classes and does not auto renew.
  • Become a Sustaining Member! The Sustaining Membership auto renews on the first of each month for $60. It must be paid with a credit or debit card. See more details on that on our Individual Membership Page.
  • Suggested donation pricing for workshops, series, etc. is listed on our Workshop & Events page under each event. Sustaining Members have access to lower suggested donation amounts at these events.

What does becoming a SUSTAINING MEMBER mean?

It means that you’ll become a part of Sangha Studio. Your monthly donation helps support community outreach and yoga service initiatives. Memberships are the bread and butter of keeping our doors open. The more members we have, the better we can serve. The more members we have, the more classes we can offer, the more opportunities we can give to those in need, and the more we can expand.

Sustaining Member perks:

  • You are a part of the Sangha Studio community!
  • Your monthly donation helps support community outreach and yoga service initiatives
  • Access to unlimited drop-in classes at both studio locations
  • Lower suggested donation amounts on workshops and special events
  • Member mat storage in a studio of your choosing
  • Invitation to our Sangha Social events. You’ll enjoy free snacks and plenty of great conversation. These meetings are also your opportunity to vote on board-related items and share any feedback you have about the studio. See notes from previous meeting below.

Corporate Sustaining Memberships

Corporate Memberships are available to businesses all sizes. See more details on our Corporate Memberships page. Contact us for details or questions info@sanghastudio.org


Where does my donation go?

Your donation allows us to keep doing what we’re doing both in the studio and out in the community. Your donation supports our many yoga service programs as well as studio overhead, payroll, etc. Our yoga service programs are continually evolving and currently include PRIDE yoga, chair yoga, yoga for those in recovery, yoga for cancer survivors, kids yoga and more.


Do I need to preregister for class?

It’s a great idea to preregister for your class using the MindBody app, especially if you are running late or if there is a note on your profile you’d like for the teacher to be aware of ahead of time. However, you can also sign into class when you arrive! We typically lock the doors 5-10 minutes into class.


 I’m going away for the month. Can I put my membership on hold?
I’m moving! How do I cancel my membership?

Memberships can be put on hold or cancelled at any time filling out the form on our Change of Membership Status page 2 days before the end of the month for which you’d like to cancel. We require all changes to a membership to be processed via the online form so details are not missed through email communication.


 I’ll be out of town for two weeks, can I put my membership on hold for that time? 

We cannot put memberships on partial holds. You can however, put your membership on hold for the month and then pay by donation for the classes that you do come to that month. Or, purchase a one-week class pass (available for purchase multiple times) for the weeks you will use your membership.


When does the money come out of my account for the Sustaining Membership? 

Memberships are processed on the 1st of each month. The payment will process within the first three days of the month (depending on banking days).


How come my friend got to pay less than $60 for their first month?  

When someone joins Sangha after the 1st of the month, the cost of the membership is reduced each day because they have already missed a few days in the month. We call this “pro-rating.” The full membership rate is charged on the 1st of the month the following month. Memberships are roughly $2/day (that’s less than a coffee!).


I purchased online and my membership didn’t get prorated.

Unfortunately, due to the software programming, memberships cannot be pro-rated when purchased online and they begin on the 1st of the following month. For this reason, we recommend signing up for your membership in the studio if you’d like to start right away or contact us directly at info@sanghastudio.org and we can adjust your membership for you!


I am recovering from an injury. Can I still come to class?

We recommend that you check with your physician and/or physical therapist and follow their recommendations. We do offer many slower paced classes and have props, including chairs at the North location, available to modify your practice with. We encourage modification and/or omission of any movements that don’t feel right to your body for any reason. Let your teacher know if you are having trouble during a class or are looking for ways to continue practicing yoga while injured!


Parking/ Wheelchair Access

Both of our studio locations are wheelchair accessible.

Sangha Pine | 120 Pine St.: There is a public parking garage just 1.5 blocks away. Metered parking is located out front and along Main Street. Our studio is wheelchair accessible from the back entrance and the accessible parking spot can be accessed by taking a right into the parking lot off of Main Street, just before Yogarama. The front entrance is up one flight of stairs.

Sangha North | 237 North Winooski Ave.: All parking in the Old North End of Burlington is residential street parking. There are many side streets where you can park for free (just confirm you are on the right side of the street!). Our studio is ground level and is wheelchair accessible from the front and back entrance. The back entrance is accessed via the parking lot. This lot is for the residents in the building but available as accessible spaces during the day.


 Location

Sangha Pine | 120 Pine St., Burlington VT. This is at the cross section of Pine Street and Main Street, behind NorthStar Sports and Yogarama.

Sangha North | 237 North Winooski Ave., Burlington VT. This is at the intersection of North Union St., Decatur Ave., and North Winooski Ave.


Class Size

Sangha Pine | 120 Pine St.: This studio location comfortably fits 32 students.

Sangha North | 237 North Winooski Ave.: This studio location comfortably fits 45 students.


 I left my shoes at the studio after class.

We have a lost and found located in the front of the studio. Stop by any time we are open to grab em’! We leave lost & found items at the studio location they were lost from for 1 month.


 Do you have a mat I can use?

We have mats, bolsters, blankets, blocks and straps available in the studio for everyone to use at no additional cost. You are welcome to bring your own as well. We have water and cups available, as well as tea for before or after class. Stay a while and relax with us!


What should I wear? 

Comfortable clothing that you can move in! We often suggest form fitting clothing because it will be easier for the teacher to see how your body moves in space and give you any assists or alignment cues that could improve or enhance your practice – but that’s only if you are comfortable in it. Some people wear pants, some wear shorts. Some wear shirts, some don’t. All we ask is that your private regions remain fully covered.


 Do you have a changing room? 

Yes! We have two changing rooms at 120 Pine Street and one at 237 North Winooski Ave.


Do you have gift cards? How do I buy one?

Yes! Two options — You can purchase a customizable gift card for any amount using the MindBody app and schedule for it to be sent electronically whenever you’d like. If you would rather have a physical gift card, stop by either studio or give us a call, and we will mail it to you or your giftee.


I want to help. What can I donate?

All classes are donation-based, and we want you to come enjoy yoga! But if you are interested in other types of donations, we are always accepting mats, cleaning supplies, paper goods, office supplies, candles, incense, tea, books and more. You can also support us while you shop on Amazon through smile.amazon.com.