"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-indentified people of color who are interested in becoming yoga instructors.
We acknowledge a gross underrepresentation 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.
If you are interested in applying, please fill out the application below by August 1, 2018.
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.