Yoga Shanti Diversity Scholarship

Yoga Shanti is dedicated to increasing diversity in the yoga community and making yoga accessible to as many people as possible.

As part of our commitment to this endeavor, we have established The Yoga Shanti Diversity Scholarship to encourage and assist people from under-represented groups join our Teacher Training.

To be eligible, applicants must identify with one of the following categories and must complete and submit the application by the program application deadline.

This is not a scholarship solely based on financial need, rather it is an invitation and incentive to those students who believe that, because of the way they present in the world, they would help to create a more inclusive and safe environment for others. No scholarship is ever given for the full amount. Highest amount of scholarship is approximately $1500. The scholarship amount is determined based on the number of scholarship applicants and the full number of students enrolled in each teacher training. Please be thorough and convincing in your application.

If you are awarded a scholarship, you will be asked to confirm your acceptance with a deposit (dependent on the amount of funds awarded) within one week of receiving the award to ensure your commitment and so that we can determine our distribution of scholarship funds. Your commitment is important because we do not want an eligible scholarship candidate to lose an opportunity and your acceptance of the scholarship inevitably means that someone else did not receive funds that would have allowed them to enroll.

If a scholarship recipient withdraws from the teacher training for any reason, any tuition payments will not be refunded. The funds paid, however, can be used toward a future teacher training program within one year. You will have to reapply for a scholarship, as scholarships are awarded based on the pool of applicants.

Application Process

Application is a 3-step process:

  1. Please complete the Diversity application here. You will need to supply a written reference from someone who can attest to your character and has known you for 3 years or longer, along with their contact information, so make sure you have that handy.
  2. You will then also need to complete our general application for the 200HR Teacher Training program.
  3. Once you have submitted both applications, please email mia@yogashanti.com to make her aware of your submissions. This helps us keep track of applicants in the event of any technical issues with the online forms.

We will accept diversity applications for our Winter 2021 program until midnight on November 30th,  and will notify applicants of their status by no later than 4:00pm on December 15th, 2020.