Yoga Shanti Diversity Scholarship

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

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 to join our Yoga Shanti 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 insure 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 scholarship, as scholarships are awarded based on the pool of applicants.

Application Process

Please note that the deadline for our Fall 200hr training commencing in October 2020 has now passed. We will reopen the application process once we open registration for our Winter program, which will take place January-April, 2021.

We will notify applicants who have applied for our Fall 2020 training of their recipient status by no later than 4:00pm on September 10th, 2021.