Aspiring Yoga Teacher Scholarship - Fall 2017

October 23, 2017

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Yoga Alliance Foundation is giving away $2,000 scholarships to 15 aspiring yoga teachers. Awards will be given to those who want to attend a yoga teacher training to become an RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance.

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants who are eligible:
  • Seek training from a RYS 200.
  • Provide examples of leadership and/or service in the community.
  • Have a strong commitment to bring yoga to underserved communities.
  • Demonstrate financial need.


  • Complete and submit the online application, including two references who will then submit letters of recommendation.
  • Applications are to be submitted in English.
  • Applicants must be over the age of 18.

Guidelines for Recommendation Letters

  • At least one of the references for your letters of recommendation should be from someone who can speak to your experience and/or capacity to create social impact in your community.

Deadlines and Important Dates

  • Applications and required materials must be received by Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. ET in order to be considered.
  • Letters of recommendation are due on or before the Tuesday, November 14, 2017 11:59 pm ET deadline.
  • All winners will be notified by December 31, 2017.
  • By December 31, 2018 the awarded scholarship recipients should have enrolled in and completed a 200-hour teacher training program and registered with Yoga Alliance as an RYT 200.

Please note: Due to the volume of applications we receive and the review process, no exceptions will be made to the published deadline. Thank you for your understanding.

If the recipient does not complete the training by December 31, 2018, the award is forfeited. Scholarship monies will be paid in USD by Yoga Alliance Foundation directly to the Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga School (RYS® 200) once the recipient completes training and registers. Awards cannot be used to pay for training already started or completed.

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