Change Takes Root at Third Root!


With the coming of Spring, Third Root would like to announce changes to our Sliding Scale System which will be implemented as of March 21, 2017:

  1. SLIDING SCALE CHART We are adjusting our sliding scale for private services. This rate increase affects the top tiers of our sliding scale and leaves the bottom tier rates unchanged. This brings our median rate closer to the average of licensed New York City practitioners, while still allowing us to provide affordable holistic health in our neighborhood. Any private appointment scheduled after March 21st will be subject to the new rates. Please see Sliding Scale Fee Chart below. 
  1. SLIDING SCALE WORKSHEET Scale Worksheet is now required to determine fees for our services. While our sliding scale remains an honor system (we do not ask for “proof”), the worksheet is an important tool that we’re recommitting to. Since Third Root opened in 2008, we’ve had a worksheet available as an assessment tool to help community members reflect their most accurate financial circumstances. Not every household with the same income has the same expenses, and we believe in acknowledging these differences. In order for our sliding scale to be utilized fairly, we ask that all our community members use the same list of considerations of expenses and income. Please see Worksheet doc below.

With the partial rate increase, our sliding scale reinforces the interdependence of our community members. Those who have more, pay more, in order to facilitate the healthcare of those who have less. It is an exchange built on trust and generosity, that allows us to find a more solvent balance between the needs of our community members and the needs of the Third Root staff and collective.

To read more about the changes, please click the file below or visit FAQs page. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us at

We appreciate your understanding, and look forward to continuing to build with you for many years to come!

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Reportback & Next Steps: Post-Election / Pre-Inauguration Trauma Support


We culminated our Post-Election Trauma Support program (PETS) Jan 31st. We provided over 200 services to the community! See the press release below.

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Next steps here at Third Root:

Wednesday Community Call Center

We’re holding a Community Call Center on Wednesdays from 2:00 – 2:45 PM to support us in voicing our views to local reps on …exec orders… appointments to office… threats to rights and freedoms, etc. ! Come make calls, make change, make friends!

Community #Resist Fundraiser: Yoga / Dance Party

Join the Third Root community for a special fundraising event on
Saturday, February 25th from 3:30-6:30. There will be:

·         meditation

·         inclusive and upbeat yoga practice

·         family friendly dance party

·         snacks

Engage in healing practices that support our individual and collective sustained vitality while cultivating connections between neighbors, friends, family, and allies!

A portion of the proceeds from this by-donation event will benefit
Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM). This member-led organization, based in Queens, builds the power of South Asian low wage immigrant workers, youth, and families in New York City to win economic and educational justice, and civil and immigrant rights. DRUM has been active in developing the Hate Free Kensington Movement.

As an added bonus, we’ll be celebrating the birthday of our dear administrator Nicolette, who is tirelessly devoted to this community. First a yoga student, then TR volunteer, now yoga teacher and administrator, her presence is ever welcoming and compassionate. She is an incredible asset, and an agent of growth toward our vision. Let’s hold her and each other up in loving community!

All are welcome to join in this rejuvenating shindig that promises to lift hearts and raise fun/ds!

Third Root is ….


 a health center offering yoga, acupuncture, massage & herbal medicine. Third Root is a worker-owned cooperative, proudly made up of a diverse ownership.



We are multiracial, multinational, intergenerational, dis/abled, fat, immigrant, working class, women, LGBT/gender non-comforming, and we are healers.

Third Root Collective, 2016

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