The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (MyCAA) of the Department of Defense is an educational financing program for spouses of active duty service members and activated guard and reserve members. MyCAA offers up to $2,000 to eligible military spouses to pursue certifications for yoga teacher training through Soma Yoga Institute and Yoga Centered. For complete information click here or email Molly at email@example.com or Liz at Soma Yoga Institute firstname.lastname@example.org .
Soma Yoga Institute (a partner of Yoga Centered) and Yoga Centered have a limited ability to offer partial work trade scholarships to cover tuition expenses for the yoga teacher training programs. Projects can be completed remotely via Internet or in person. Work trade positions will vary based on the interest and skills of the applicant. The amount of scholarship and specific work trade projects will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
If you are interested in applying for a work trade scholarship, please apply in writing via a formal email request sent to: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org . In this request clearly indicate that you would like to apply for a work trade scholarship and include any details about your financial situation that would validate your request. It is also very helpful to put in writing the exact amount of the scholarship you are requesting. Typical scholarships range between $100-$400 dollars off the full tuition price. The maximum request that will be considered is $700. In this email please let us know what types of skills you have to offer and attach a resume if you have one.
In the past students have completed administrative work, written blogs about their experience, performed cleaning at the yoga studio, 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).
Often students are able to combine the work trade program above with a scholarship from Kalani mentioned below to significantly reduce the costs of attending our 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training programs in Hawaii.
Each year the Yoga Alliance Foundation offers scholarships for yoga teachers seeking advanced yoga training and for aspiring yoga teachers seeking a yoga teacher training at the 200 level. Visit their website here for more information.