There is a school of thought that says if something is too cheap, it can be viewed less favorably. I suspect I may also sometimes fall into this trap.
I am experienced and qualified in Pilates to the same level as many of my counterparts.
Pilates isn't my 'day job'. I hire the studio area at Dance Generation for just one hour a week. My overheads are therefore minimal and my charging structure reflects this. Pilates is my hobby, my utter passion and I teach for the utter joy of it.
Most of my clients tend to be relatively fit and injury free. They already belong to Gyms which offer Pilates and they already pay around $15 for an entire WEEK. Hence, to charge more than I do, for a single 45 minute session would probably deter.
The Wednesday CBD class is 'My Baby" and I want to use it to bring Pilates to those who'd otherwise miss out by not trying it. 'Sides, teaching gets me out of the office for an hour! :)
Do I Make ANYTHING Out Of Classes?
Depends how I assign costs.
After Studio Hire, if I were to take into account apportioned Insurance, First Aid Certificate, Website Hosting, Domain Name Fee, Bookings System, Mat Wipes and equipment replenishing... well, I'd just about break even.
If I viewed time spent corresponding with people as clients, I'm in the red bigtime. However, I view such activities and spending times with FRIENDS so it isn't a cost :) I'm happy (more than) to break even.