'Hanging on by a thread': Faces of the cancelled economy
By Cara Waters
March 22, 2020 — 12.00am
At a yoga class in Bondi last week at Sydney Yoga Collective for the first time ever not a single person turned up.
"We were growing exponentially," owner Casey Castro says. "This week after the constant stream of government announcements it has put everyone in a state of fear and our attendance has just diminished."
Castro is offering online streaming of classes to members in a bid to enable them to keep practising and to keep the studio's yoga teachers in work.
"Yoga teachers get paid by class so if there are no classes they don't get paid," she says. "I still have the same overheads with rent, insurance, all those costs don't go away. I want to continue to stay in business and come out the other side."