Sangha Session 12: "If you are not a subscriber, what would make you become one?"


#1

This is our eleventh Sangha Session, which are community dialogues about interesting, yoga-related topics. They take place every second week. This week, our Sangha question is:

“If you are not a subscriber, what would make you become one?”

We have a lot of free content, and we continue to create free content, so many folks in our community have enough choice already. If that is you:

  1. What kind of class, program, challenge, meditation or community event would make you want to subscribe?

  2. What is preventing you from subscribing now? Money? Don’t use it enough? You’re already paying for a membership at a local studio? You want MORE?

Give us the deets! :slight_smile: (that’s ‘details’ in cool speak)

Thanks,

David


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I started using DYWM because it was FREE. I can’t afford to pay a monthly membership. I’ll continue to do the free videos, but as there are fewer of them all the time, I’ve moved on to other free yoga sites on youtube.


#5

I’m not sure if there are less free videos or they are harder to find.


#6

Hi,
At first I wasn’t using the website a lot. Now I do yoga more often and mostly by DYWM but I am unemployed. I think you’re doing an amazing job, it is great to be able to do yoga at home with such great teachers. I want to support DYWM when I start to work again, so that you can create more free stuff and reach more people like me.


#7

Hi David,
I shall start with saying thank you for DYWM. I am grateful to have such excellent yoga classes to do at the convenience of home. I have recommended this site to many. I used to be a member (when it was 5$/month). I still used mostly the free stuff, but I liked the chance to do a special class now and then. I also like supporting the website. Unfortunately, my credit card expired, and I didn’t realize this cancelled my membership. This was just before the price went up to 10$. After that, I didn’t join again, partly just bummed that I lost my previous rate, and partly because there is still so much excellent free materials. I am a busy mom of 3- and don’t do as much yoga as I would like, but always happy when I do make it to DYWM. I am still debating about when/how/why I would join again.
Thank you,
Ann


#8

I perhaps shouldn’t reply to this post, because we became a subscribers this year, and I think you wish to hear from non-subscribers. I just want to share why we subscribed, after about a year of viewing the free videos (albeit sporadically). Some reasons come to mind as to why we subscribed.

  1. We saw an appeal for donations on your web site. That appeal suggested to us that your team may have struggles on your end that could be helped with donations.

  2. We appreciate the selection, a wonderful collection that serves a good range of styles and levels. Several videos are in tune with our own level, and we appreciate access to them (including the “Free” ones).

  3. We enjoy the attention to aesthetics and beauty in the videos, whether outdoors or indoors.

Because we found ourselves using the DYWM site more frequently, a subscription is a way of expressing gratitude for what your team offers.

I think we are getting generous value for the subscription rate, and hope that more people will be able to support what your team does.

We also think that the DYWM group is very kind to offer such a wonderful collection of free classes to people with limited means, to help bring beauty and health to people who are not able to pay for yoga classes, which ease stress and foster good sleep.


#9

Thank you everyone for the great feedback. I really appreciate it.