200hr Teacher Training Scholarship Program
YogaLife recognizes there is structural and institutional racism in the self-care, wellness, and yoga communities.
We are committed to removing financial barriers to yoga education in order to make yoga more accessible and the teaching more representative. To that end, we offer a minimum of one full scholarship per training.
When applying for training, please make sure you are able to commit to being at YogaLife during the scheduled times.
Who is eligible:
BIPOC (black, indigenous, and people of color) interested in starting or deepening their teaching practice.
This scholarship will cover 100% of the tuition for the teacher training program of your choice. To-date we have had the opportunity to share in more than 6 scholarships over the past 2 years.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to apply!
YogaLife believes that the practice of yoga should be inclusive and accessible to all. We are committed to building a more integrated yoga community, and sharing the mental, emotional, and spiritual benefits of the practice with yogis from all walks of life. In partnership with a local nonprofit, Ikhaya le Langa, and Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Education Movement (SNHU GEM), YogaLife is offering yoga classes and training for low-income BIPOC and refugee communities in Cape Town, South Africa.
This yoga partnership began as part of the Women Are Power initiative at Ikhaya le Langa, which works to create sustainable spaces for black communities in the Langa township. The YogaLife team leads weekly yoga classes for the Ikhaya le Langa community. Students and staff at SNHU GEM in Cape Town, a learning initiative that offers university degrees to refugee students, work with us to support and coordinate these efforts.
Learn More About Our Partners
Southern New Hampshire University’s Global Education Movement (SNHU GEM)
SNHU GEM was created in 2017 as the first large-scale online learning initiative providing accredited, internationally recognized degrees to refugees and displaced persons. SNHU GEM partners with in-country organizations to deliver high-quality, low-cost education and support services tailored to meet the individual needs of displaced learners. Here in South Africa, SNHU GEM partners with the Scalabrini Centre of Cape Town. The program currently operates in five countries in Africa and the Middle East and prioritizes skills and experiences that create pathways to meaningful employment. Visit their website for more information.
Ikhaya le Langa NPC
Ikhaya le Langa, meaning “home of the sun,’ unlocks the potential in African townships by creating sustainable black spaces. The organization is situated in the Langa Quarter, Langa, South Africa’s first planned township. Their philosophy, ‘sustainable people make sustainable communities,’ is at the heart of their numerous activities and programmes. Ikhaya le Langa strives to serve as a place of learning and growth and is open to serving and working with the community. Visit their website for more information.
YogaLife’s Yoga Teacher Training is a unique experience that has deepened not only my knowledge of yoga, but my knowledge of myself. The training offers a deeply considered framework that allows one to explore the many aspects of their personal yoga practice while equipping them with the necessary tools to teach a well-°©‐rounded yoga class. It has given me insight to the infinite, innate beauty that each of us possess and inspired me continue to learn and transform through my interactions with others. Thanks to the wonderful community at YogaLife, the learning environment is supportive and engaging, and will warmly welcome anyone who is keen to learn more about the transformational experience.
This training will challenge you, it will teach you, it will grow you, it will open your mind and your heart to experiences you thought you could never have. I feel well equipped to continue this journey as both a yogi and a teacher. The YogaLife Teacher Training is an integrated and balanced program that you can apply to your entire life. The precious time spent with fellow like-minded individuals and some of your favouriteteachers are priceless. I am forever grateful to this team of humans and the friendships made. Do it. If not now… Then when?
I truly feel the YogaLife Teacher Training was a gift to the soul and definitely helped elevate me into a better place in all my relationships, including my relationship with myself. I was extremely nervous to go into my first class, as I felt perhaps I wasn’t strong enough in my practice to be joining, but soon realized that the Teacher Training was not about which challenging postures you could achieve with ease, or at all. Rather, the teachers guided us to reach our own personal best in every aspect of the yoga and mindfulness practices from where we are in our journey so that we can also emulate this compassion and understanding for everyone’s personal journey on their mat, meditation cushion and in life in general. One of my visions for this training was to learn to trust myself fully; not just to trust my body to move into poses I envisioned myself to go into (still a work in progress), but also to trust my intuition and my choices in life. This journey has brought me to a beautiful place of trust.
The Yoga Teacher Training was truly a life-changing experience and I’m convinced that I have all the necessary tools to become a great teacher. It’s now up to me to further develop my skills and continue the learning path! As it relates to my personal growth, I feel like I have had my “blinders” removed and now I am able, with mindfulness, to see the world differently and be more considerate of other people’s journeys as it impacts them and not just how my interaction with them impacts me. Although Tanya and I are going to live in Bali for a while, the YogaLife community will always have a special place in my heart. I will be back to visit YogaLife whenever possible and am so excited to continue my growth on this amazing yoga life journey! Thanks guys!
From time to time life is marked by frequent change of circumstances. It has ups and downs especially when it comes to unusual circumstances such as Covid-19.
Like many people, it was hard to experience and accept the sudden changes due to Covid-19 that resulted in total lockdown.
My personal experience has not gone far from other people. As a family provider and a student at the same time, I found myself locked down with the rest of my family including the firstborn son Jayden, who is living with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
The lockdown has never been a good experience with either Jayden or the rest of us. It is during the shock that came as a result of these conditions that a friend introduced me to a yoga class for the first time, right after the lockdown was adjusted.
As depressed as I was, having lost interest in almost everything, and everybody, to the point it was getting hard to connect to my family, I started going to classes just to experience what was about but with no other expectation of any positive change that could come out of attending yoga classes.
As soon as I started the first session, this was a completely different experience. Rather than finding a class of ladies only as I used to think, I found hard working ladies and gentlemen on challenging physical activities that were hard to keep up. However, I found the place to be non-judgemental as everybody works in her or his capacity. This kind of environment motivated me to come for more classes and I slowly started growing in practicing yoga and felt the change in me.
Today I completed a Yoga Life teacher training which was a scholarship offered to me by Yoga Life. During this training, I discovered more about myself and yoga practice in general. Since then my life has been transformed. I have managed to come out of my depression and live a happy life. My body is full of energy. I’m picking up the energy and ability to face my real life by managing different tasks that I had previously failed including pursuing my University studies.
With yoga, I’m connecting and helping different people including individuals that live with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Yoga is helping me to live a happy life with my family as it has created a way for us to work and connect as a family.
Yoga has promoted inclusiveness and confidence in my life. I’m proud of who I’m today, I’m proud of being part of the YogaLife family, Thank you YogaLife, and a friend who introduced me to you.