- Scholarships are available for those who face financial barriers to attend this training. There are two kinds of scholarships available:
Workstudy scholarships are for those who are able to pay a portion of the tuition (usually $180) and do some volunteer hours (not teaching yoga) ahead of the training. Typically this involves research, taking photos, attending an event to help out – it really depends on your skills, availability and what we need at the time.
100% scholarships are for those who do not have the financial resources to attend. These spaces will be prioritized for folks who have a deep interest in bringing this work to impacted communities.
We encourage BIPOC and/or LGBTQ2SIA+, immigrant, and refugee folks to apply as well as those with a diversity of experience including but not limited to ability, mental illness, and/or neurodiversity to apply.
Application Deadline for workstudy scholarships are 30 days prior to date of the course. Approved workstudy applicants must complete volunteer commitment prior to attending the training.
Application deadline for 100% scholarship is 21 days prior to date of the course.
- Keen interest in working with marginalized folks
- Demonstrated financial need
- Applicants with current involvement, whether paid or volunteer, within the communities we serve will be given priority over general interest applicants.
- Submission of a Letter of Reference - written in support of your application, please note letters from family members will not be accepted (to be uploaded with their application).
If yes, please answer the next question.
This means you will pay a portion of the tuition (usually $180) and complete a volunteer assignment (not yoga teaching) ahead of the training. Please tell us a bit about your skills and experience so we have an idea of possible work trade. For example you may be a photographer or graphic designer or you have experience with grant writing or event planning.
If yes, please complete the next question.
Please tell us a bit about how you plan to use this training into your work. 100% scholarships are for those who do not have the financial resources to attend nor do they have the resources to offer volunteer hours in trade. These spaces will be prioritized for folks who have a deep interest in bringing this work to communities impacted by racism, hetero- and cis-sexism, and other forms of oppression.
Yoga Outreach is committed to increasing access to yoga across marginalized communities however we also recognize that there are many barriers to accessing training including but not limited to a lack of diversity and inclusion within yoga in Canada itself. In order to work towards equity we are reserving a minimum of one 100% scholarship spot (more as funds allow) in each training for BIPOC and/or LGBTQ2SIA+ folks. We also encourage those with a diversity of experience including but not limited to ability, mental illness, and/or neurodiversity to apply for scholarship. In order for us to best determine your eligibility please take a moment to let us know how your lived experiences intersect with diversity, equity, and inclusion as you understand it.
Accepted file types: pdf.
Please note letters from family members will not be accepted.