Scholarship Application for Online Yoga Anatomy Mentorship
Yoga Anatomy Academy offers up to 10 scholarships for our Online Yoga Anatomy Mentorship (per cohort) for individuals who are:

2. under-represented in the yoga world
3. and/or have demonstrated financial need

Our main intent is to support diversity, inclusion, equity, and reparation for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color and those who are not widely represented in the yoga space.

Scholarship Details:
Recipients of the scholarship will receive *up to* 75% off (most scholarships are 50% off) the full price of the mentorship, with the option of a payment plan for the remainder. There will still be some costs to participate, so please make sure you can pay some amount prior to applying.

Eligibility Criteria:
- Self-identified as Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color including Latinx, Asian, mixed race. OR
- Otherwise under-represented in the yoga space (please explain) AND/OR
- with a clear financial need (please explain), AND
- Deeply interested in and committed to completing the Yoga Anatomy Academy Online Mentorship program within the next 6 months (program is ~12 weeks, but you can take as longer), AND
- Commit to writing (or filming) a testimonial and review at the end of the program or 6 months after joining

Selection Criteria:
This scholarship primarily seeks to increase access to yoga / movement anatomy studies to members of historically underrepresented and systemically oppressed racialized communities around the world. In addition, eligible scholarship applicants will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

- Strength of interest and calling toward anatomy and a scientific lens with regards to yoga.
- Intention to use the knowledge gained in teaching regular weekly yoga or movement classes
- Financial need

Application should take approximately 10 minutes to complete.
Applicants must complete the application in full, accept the scholarship via email response to our offer + complete payment prior to program start date to become enrolled.

All scholarship recipients are responsible for remaining program fees and must have internet access and access to computer / smartphone or other devices in order to complete the program.

Notifications of scholarship award are based on program schedule or are published elsewhere.
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Email *
First Name *
Last Name *
What are your preferred pronouns? *
Do you identify as Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color? *
Although we recognize that persons of all racial backgrounds and skin tones have experienced harm from othering and dehumanization, these scholarships respect the unique historical and current challenges facing mostly BIPOC individuals. These challenges are deeply and widely rooted in society, power structures, and they show up within the yoga community as well. Please elaborate as clearly as you can in the next section of the application why you are underrepresented in the yoga community if Black, Indigenous or Person of Color does not describe you.
Is there anything else about your identity that you would like us to know? Consider the ways in which you see those like yourself underrepresented in the yoga and movement spaces or expertize you have in communicating your community's challenges. (Please keep your answer to a few sentences or you have the option to link to a blog post or similar).
Do you teach weekly yoga classes (or plan to within the next year)? *
How long have you studied yoga? *
Country where you live *
We recognize that access to resources such as this anatomy mentorship can vary based on the economy where you live.  
Country of origin, if different from above
Are you familiar with the mentor? Have you studied with Yoga Anatomy Academy or Dr. Ariele Foster in the past? Attending classes, workshops, retreats, watching webinars or watching her Youtube videos counts.   *
Tell us in ~5 sentences or less what excites you about learning yoga anatomy? *
Will you be able to finish the approximately 30 hours of coursework within the next 6 months? *
Note: the program is 12 weeks long (12 modules) but it is self paced, so you can take as long as you need.
Is there anything else you would like us to know?
Thank you so much for your interest and for taking the time to apply for this scholarship. We will do our best to respond by Thursday February 10th, 2022. In the meanwhile if you have any questions, please reach out to 
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