BIPOC Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship

BIPOC Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship


Yoga Garden SF recognizes the structural and institutional racism in the self-care, wellness, and yoga communities. Through our BIPOC Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship, we commit to removing financial barriers to yoga education in order to make yoga more accessible, equitable, and representative.

Currently, we offer 2 full scholarships per training and we have options for partial scholarships. You may apply for more than one training, but only one scholarship will be awarded per person per calendar year.  Please submit one application for each training. Approximately 1 month before training starts, you will be notified via email regarding the scholarship decision. At that time, we will let you know if any partial scholarships are available.

**If you are applying for an in person training, please make sure you are able to commit to being at the Yoga Garden studio in San Francisco during the scheduled times. The event pages on state if a training is in person or virtual.**

Who is eligible:

This scholarship is allocated to those with multiple intersecting identities including BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, South Asian, Asian, Diasporic, Immigrants & People of Color) communities who otherwise wouldn’t be able to participate without support. Other intersectional considerations for BIPOC include LGBTQIA+ communities, eligible for public assistance, are experiencing discrimination, medical expenses, have dependents, previously incarcerated, living with a disability, among many others.

Scholarship Amount:

This scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition for the teacher training program of your choice. To date, we have supported thirty (30) Black, Indigenous, South Asian, Asian, Diasporic, Immigrants & People of Color to become trained as yoga instructors since its beginning in 2020.

Upcoming Trainings:


Please note: if you have not completed any yoga teacher training before the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training is the place to start. However, we recommend at least six months of prior yoga practice for those interested in the 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training.

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BIPOC Teacher Training Scholarship

Please provide your answers to the questions below. Our team carefully reviews every application and we thank you for your time and energy.
    If you're interested in more than one program, please submit a separate application for each training. To ensure as many people benefit from the scholarship as possible, each applicant is limited to receive funding for one program per calendar year.