"All students deserve the feeling of connection and support that comes from relating to their yoga teacher. Sadly, that is not the experience many people have when attending public classes."
-Chanelle John from the blog post, (More) Reasons Why Your Yoga Class is So White.
TULA yoga is committed to doing our part in making our studio and the entire Chicago yoga community more inclusive and accessible to indigenous and people of color. We are very proud to announce our TULA Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship program for self-identified people of color who are interested in becoming yoga instructors.
We acknowledge a gross under-representation of IPOC (Indigenous & People of Color) in the yoga world, but we are committed to changing this.
We believe one main key in making yoga accessible to all is by encouraging not only body diversity, but also diversity in race & ethnicity, in teachers and studio owners.
In order to eliminate some of the barriers around certification, we've developed a partial scholarship (discount of 50%) for prospective people of color with a commitment to the journey of yoga. This is not a typical 'need' based scholarship and students are responsible for paying their share of the costs ($1500 + books), so no financial questions will be asked.
The student’s portion of the tuition ($1500) is due in full by the first day of training and is subject to our cancellation/refund policy that is outlined below.
1. More than 30 days from first day of YTT is a full refund via original method of payment minus the $500 non-refundable deposit.
2. Less than 30 days prior to first day of YTT, studio credit minus $500 non-refundable deposit.
3. No refunds after the first day of training.
4. In event of illness or other cancellation, the student will be granted a spot in the next YTT.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application below by August 1, 2019.
We have 2 scholarships available.
Requirements for Application:
Self-identify as a person of color
Have a consistent yoga practice
Be able to attend all the dates of the training
Be committed to teaching yoga after completing the training
Complete the Scholarship/Training Application (attached below)
Applications will be reviewed and finalists will be called in for an in-person interview.
Recipients of the scholarship are selected, notified and required to sign an agreement with the studio.