Teacher Training Scholarships

Mindful Inclusion and Diversity Scholarships

Our neighborhoods need more yoga teachers with diverse backgrounds to lead classes and share the physical and mental wellness that yoga offers. In order to build inclusive, healthy and vibrant communities, Cleveland Yoga is committed to train teachers for diversity-based leadership and to be of service for their communities through these scholarship opportunities.

Available Scholarships

  • Two (2) full scholarship opportunities for our 2021 Teacher Training program
  • Two (2) partial scholarship ($750 each) opportunities for our 2021 Teacher Training program

Who Should Apply?

  • Any member of our Black and Brown community and/or anyone with a diverse background with a strong desire to lead yoga classes and contribute to the wellness of your community or cause.  
  • Any member of our Black and Brown community and/or anyone with a diverse background that is ready to be immersed in a yoga teacher training program and feels they will benefit from the program either personally or professionally. 

Scholarship Amount

  • Full Scholarship value:  $3600 ~ ($0 tuition) 
  • Partial Scholarship value:  $2850 ~ ($750 tuition)


Create a 2-6 minute long video of yourself. Please state your full name and where you are from at the beginning of the video & answer the following questions: 

  1. How did you learn about this program? What is your connection to this training?
  2. How long have you been practicing yoga and what styles do you currently or have practiced? Do you practice at Cleveland Yoga? 
  3. What is your occupation?  
  4. How has COVID-19 impacted you?
  5. How do you plan to use this scholarship to make a difference in your community or cause that you are passionate about?
  6. Why are you a great applicant and recipient of a scholarship? 
  7. To receive your yoga teaching certificate, full participation during the six-weekend course is required.
    1. How willing are you to be 100% present for this training?  
    2. What measures do you need to make in order to make that possible?  
  8.  What specific goals personally and/or professionally are you interested in achieving as a direct result of your work in this training? 
  9. What is your favorite yoga pose and why? 
  10. Anything else you would like us to know about you?

Note to Applicants  

  • Applicants with active practices in pre-existing yoga communities will be given priority.
  • Applicants who note that the financial burden specifically of a Yoga Teacher Training in the past/currently has been prohibitive to their participation in a training will be given priority. 
  • Applications will be reviewed by a diverse board.

Application Submission & Review:  

Submit a link to your video application to: jackie@clevelandyoga.com by Tuesday, March 16th.    Selection of scholarship recipients will be made and communicated by Sunday, March 21st.