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2014 Yoga Alliance Foundation Scholarships

Our scholarships are intended to support yoga teachers, business owners and professionals in their continual learning and development.

In 2013, we awarded two scholarships to RYT 200s to attend advanced training.

This year, we are pleased to announce four scholarships:

Advanced Training Scholarship

Two awards will be given in the amount of $2,225 each to cover tuition costs at a RYS 300 for RYT 200s who desire to upgrade to RYT 500.

Award recipients must enroll in and complete a RYS 300 training program and upgrade to RYT 500 within the 2015 calendar year. Award monies will not be distributed until recipient has upgraded to RYT 500 and will be paid by Yoga Alliance Foundation directly to the RYS 300.

Eligibility Requirements

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Aspiring Yoga Teacher Scholarship

Two awards worth $1,125 will given to those who want to become a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®) by completing a RYS 200 program.

Award recipients must enroll in and complete a RYS 200 training program and register as a RYT 200 within the 2015 calendar year. Award monies will not be distributed until recipient registers as a RYT 200 and will be paid by Yoga Alliance® directly to the RYS 200.

Eligibility Requirements

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Application Process

Applications are now closed. Award recipients were notified by December 12, 2014.

Questions?

Contact us at memberservices@yogaalliance.org.

Additional Information

Below is some additional information about the requirements for the application process.

Underserved Populations
Underserved populations are those who reside in, but not limited to the following:

  • High poverty level communities
  • Homeless shelters
  • Military bases
  • Jails
  • Recovery and treatment facilities

Or people in the following categories, but not limited to the following:

  • Low socioeconomic status
  • Elderly and seniors
  • Children/teens
  • Veterans
  • Those with disabilities

Financial Need
To demonstrate financial need, applicants’ family income for 2013 must be no more than 2.5 times the federal poverty level, as defined by the Department of Health and Human Services.

Persons in Family Household

Annual Family Income -
Federal Poverty Level

Annual Family Income -
2.5x Federal Poverty Level

1

11,490

28,725

2

15,510

38,775

3

19,530

48,825

4

23,550

58,875

5

27,570

68,925

6

31,590

78,975

7

35,610

89,025

8

39,630

99,075

9 or more

Add $4020 for each addition

Multiply by 2.5


Review Process

Yoga Alliance administration will collect and review all complete, on-time applications. Considerations include:

  • Length of time as a RYT or Registered Yoga School (RYS®)
  • Leadership contributions
  • Work with underserved populations

Thank You to our Sponsors

This scholarship is underwritten by our endorsed partner and founding sponsor, prAna, along with Hays Companies, LiveEdit and Hugger Mugger.

   


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