Diversity Scholarship

Yoga Diversity Scholarship

Yoga is frequently touted as being a method to decrease stress, increase flexibility and strength, improve mental clarity and is accessible to everyone. However, as we look at images in the media and even in our own community yoga classes, it's not as diverse as the practice can and should be. Yoga magazines and publications who contact us for ads, often cite how affluent their readers are. Meanwhile they tout the benefits of yoga with most images containing  young, thin, caucasian women. There's barely any individuals of color, people over the age of 40, or anyone who has a BMI index above 20%. 

Dosha Yoga Teacher Training combines yoga and ayurveda to teach instructors who can teach populations of all shapes, sizes, and races. We want our graduates teaching to diverse communities and expand the practice to people regardless of their affluence, ethnicity, age, body type, or financial status.

We allow up to 4 diversity scholarships per training. Two scholarships are award for $1000 and 2 are awarded for $500. Applications for scholarships must be applied for at least 2 weeks prior to training. Awards are deducted from the final portion of tuition. We have a limited number of scholarships and encourage applicants to reapply if they are not selected initially.

To apply, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Apply and get accepted into a Dosha Yoga Teacher Training program at Green Locus Yoga.
  • Complete and submit a minimum 500 word essay stating how the scholarship will help them create more diversity in the yoga community. It should include what they plan to do with the training upon successful completion of the program.
  • Be a member of one of the following racial/ethnic minority groups: African Americans, Asian Pacific Americans, Latinos/as, and Native Americans. Mixed races also encouraged to apply.

To apply, complete the following.

  1. Apply to the desired program (program dates required)
  2. Upon acceptance, submit you essay to info@doshayogateachertraining.com

Applicants typically will be notified of their acceptance into the program within one week. Scholarship winners will be notified within one week of program start date.