The application for the 2023 Teaching for Equity program is now closed.
YAF programming places special focus on communities who have historically had less access to the practice of yoga, including, but not limited to:
In addition to amplifying participating teachers’ work and the importance of their service, Teaching for Equity teachers also receive continuous support that promotes long-term emotional and mental wellbeing, helping them to maintain their work well beyond the end of their program.
This program is open to yoga teachers who meet the following requirements:
It was great to build a strong rapport with so many people around the globe and consistency in my teaching. It helped keep my community connected and many students have shared they feel encouraged by my work. Physically, emotionally, physiologically—I feel positive growth happening in me each day."
– Namurembe Rita Brown
Kenya, 2021 Participant
Teaching for Equity has been one of the highlights of my yoga career. It gifted me an opportunity to extend the services of yoga to my community. As a helping professional, I am committed to the well-being of people, and TFE allowed me to further serve people. Thank you."
– Tina Fitts
USA, 2022 Participant
The Teaching for Equity application and selection process is run by
Ivy Child International, a global nonprofit that partners with education and care systems to
enhance well-being through innovative and culturally responsive
Workshops for participating teachers are run by
Synergy Yoga, a
wellness organization based in Peru, Kenya and the U.S., that focuses
on international community empowerment through the healing arts.
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