Soma Yoga Institute is dedicated to celebrating diversity across cultures, race, ethnicities, belief systems, sexual orientations, ages, abilities, and body types.  We acknowledge a lack of diverse representation in yoga classes in the West and commit to doing what we can to increase access to yoga’s healing potential in communities of need and throughout marginalized populations. As a training institution, the best way we can commit to increasing diversity in yoga spaces, is helping to grow a teaching community that is represented by people of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. We aim to foster more diverse representation in our student body and ultimately, in our program staff.

Additionally, we are dedicated to training teachers who promote inclusivity, accessibility, and value racial equity. 

Funds are currently available for yoga students who wish to train as teachers from historically marginalized populations including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), Latinx, LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, or Ally), and Veterans.

A limited number of Yoga Teacher Training Scholarships are now available for the 200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training Program.

Students who join our September 1 cohort or our October 15 cohort and complete by December 31, 2020 will be eligible to register with Yoga Alliance as an RYT-200 (this date may be extended by Yoga Alliance) .

Applications are due on or before August 15 for the September 1 cohort start date and applications are due on October 1 for the October 15 cohort start date. A limited number of scholarships will be awarded. Applications will be reviewed by committee and applicants will be responded to in a timely manner.


We offer:

· Full Support Scholarship. 100% Tuition and Fees. ($2497 tuition scholarship. Students are responsible for purchasing their own books/supplies.)

· Substantial Support Scholarship. 90% of tuition costs covered. ($2248 tuition scholarship provided. Participant responsible for $249 of tuition fees and purchasing their own books/supplies.)

To apply please send an email to yoga@somayogainstitute.com. In this email please make it known that this is an official request for a scholarship and include your answers to the questions below.

1. Name, Pronouns (optional), Address, Phone, Email, Ethnicity (optional)

2. Please tell us more about your story/ life experience and interest in yoga.

3. What level of scholarship would you consider accepting: Full Support, Substantial Support, Partial Support. (Please list all that apply)

4. Please describe your financial situation and include details that explain your scholarship request.

5. How will you use this training to make a difference in your community?

6. What in particular attracted you to the Soma Yoga Institute 200-hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training specifically and what would you like to receive from this opportunity?

7. Do you feel committed to your personal and spiritual growth at this time and how do you express this?

8. What else would you like us to know about you?


DIVERSITY SCHOLARSHIPs
Online 200 hour Yoga teacher TRaining 

Soma Yoga Institute invites all those with financial need to request a partial support scholarship. Scholarships in varying amounts will be granted for up to 50% of tuition costs for all of our online programs inlcuding our continuing education programs and 200 Hour Online Yoga Teacher Training.  

To apply please send an email to yoga@somayogainstitute.com. In this email please make it known that this is an official request for a scholarship and include your answers to the questions below.

1. Name, Pronouns (optional), Address, Phone, Email, Ethnicity (optional), and the Program You are Interested in Attending

2. Please tell us more about your story/ life experience and interest in yoga.

3. Please let us know the amount of scholarship support you are requesting. Please describe your financial situation and include details that explain your scholarship request.

4. What in particular attracted you to the Soma Yoga Institute programs specifically and what would you like to receive from this opportunity?

6. Do you feel committed to your personal and spiritual growth at this time and how do you express this?

7. What else would you like us to know about you?


Partial Support SCHOLARSHIPs 

Soma Yoga Institute has a limited ability to offer partial work-trade scholarships to cover tuition expenses for the residential yoga teacher training programs.

Projects can be completed remotely via the internet or in person. Work trade positions will vary based on the interest and skills of the applicant and often include assistance with social media during the program and blog writing, although other tasks are sometimes assigned. The amount of scholarship and specific work trade projects will be determined on a case-by-case basis. Typical scholarships range between $500 - $700 off the program tuition price.

If you are interested in applying for a work trade scholarship, please apply in writing via a formal email request sent to: yoga@somayogainstitute.com. In this request, please clearly indicate in the subject line that you would like to apply for a work-trade scholarship.

In the body of your email, please answer the following questions:

1. Name, Pronouns (optional), Address, Phone, Email, Ethnicity (optional)

2. What program you are interested in attending (include program dates and location).

2. Please tell us more about your story/ life experience and interest in yoga.

3. Please let us know the amount of scholarship support you are requesting. Please describe your financial situation and include details that explain your scholarship request.

4. What in particular attracted you to the Soma Yoga Institute 200-hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Training specifically and what would you like to receive from this opportunity?

6. Do you feel committed to your personal and spiritual growth at this time and how do you express this?

7. Please list and describe your skillset skills you have to offer? In the past, students have completed administrative work, written blogs about their experience, performed cleaning at the yoga studio, and worked on other projects such as advertising, graphic design, website support, video, camerawork, and even building projects. If you have computer skills please include on your resume or in the email what types of programs you are skilled in using (facebook, twitter, Microsoft word, excel, graphic design programs, conducting Google searches, etc).  

8. Attach a resume or CV if you have one. 



WORK TRADE SCHOLARSHIPs
For Residential Programs 

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