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SCHOLARSHIPS

 

 

The foundational principles of yoga celebrate unity and equality. Yoga literally means union. 

 

Through yoga, we discover how interconnected we all are while allowing us to celebrate our uniqueness and incredible differences that make us each extraordinary individuals. 

 

We are radiant parts of an interconnected whole.

 

The practices of yoga seek to free us all from fear and oppression; to heal the rifts that make us perceive differences, hierarchy, and separation. When separation exists within any of us, none of us is free.

 

Here, at The Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy and throughout AlannaK.com, we fiercely stand behind these core principles and values. 

 

We aim to do what we can to promote unity, acceptance, and support for all people, including our diverse community members. 

 

Our main goal is to train spiritual leaders and to empower yoga teachers to recognize and more fully step into their spiritual leadership to support their students, clients, and the wider community.

 

We want to do our part to ensure spiritual leaders from diverse backgrounds have the tools they need to educate, support, heal, transform, and empower others.

 

Every month, we offer a 50% scholarship for our 200-hour Teacher Training Program to a new member of each of these five communities: 

  • BIPOC
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Veterans
  • Disabled Persons
  • Survivors of Abuse

 

All applications are due by the 15th of each month. Any application that is received after the 15th will be considered the following month. You will be notified via email about the status of your application by the end of each month.

It is our hope that not only may we uplift each other with the work that we do, but that we can signal to the wider world how important it is to provide spiritual leadership to everyone regardless of color, creed, sexual orientation, economic background, ability, or status. 

 

We all deserve to be heard. We all deserve to be supported. 

 

This is one small way we choose to show our solidarity with our BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, disabled, veteran, and survivor community members

 

In order to be considered for the monthly scholarship, please submit your application below.

 

Please note that all submissions are private and will not be shared unless you give permission.

 

LEARN MORE

MEET THE COUNCIL

 

All scholarship decisions will be made by The Phoenix Rising Council. The council is comprised of community advocates who share a passion for sharing yoga with others.

FAQ

Do I have to identify as one of those five categories to apply for the scholarship?

Yes. At this time, our goal with this scholarship is to level the playing field for those who may have been otherwise oppressed, marginalized, discriminated against, or overlooked.

Do I need to submit a video and will it be private?

Yes. It is a requirement that everyone submits a video. Our online teaching program uses YouTube. However, you can have a YouTube account where you can upload private videos that are password protected (Below are the easy steps to upload a private video). We want to be respectful to you and our communities. We honor your safety and your story. You have complete control over who will view your video. Please note that this is part of our online program. If you are uncomfortable with this process, then perhaps at this time, this program is not a match for you. For our friends who are survivors of abuse, we only want to meet you and learn why you want to participate in this program. We want to create a safe space for you so there is no need to share anything you do not feel comfortable sharing.

Upload the Video File
Now that you have the video file, you can upload it directly YouTube or Vimeo.
Best Options – YouTube and Vimeo
Create a free account with either YouTube or Vimeo. Upload your video to that service. From there you can copy the URL (video address) and paste the link directly into the assignment and hit “SUBMIT.”
If you are using YouTube: upload your video here, make sure it is marked as “UNLISTED” and not “private” before submitting. This maintains your privacy (no one else can view it or search for it unless you share the link) but we can view it. If you mark it as private, we will not be able to view it and will ask you to resubmit.
If you are using Vimeo: upload your video here, make sure it is marked as “PASSWORD PROTECTED” and then set a password before submitting. This maintains your privacy (no one else can view it unless you give them the password) but we can view it. Make sure you write the password in the User Comments section of the assignment before submitting so we can view the video.
 
How much is the scholarship for?

The Scholarship is for 50% of the tuition rate of the 200-hour training program within The Kaivalya Yoga Method. The recipient is responsible for $198.50 (or 6 payments of $37.00). One scholarship in each category is awarded each month.

If I submit an application, will my information and story be private?

Absolutely. We will only share if you give us permission to share. This is your journey and we want to extend our platform and community to you. (Videos will only be shared with Committee members for purposes of scholarship determination. You can mark your videos private on YouTube or upload your video to your Google Drive and share that link.)

What happens if I don’t win one month? Should I apply next month?

Yes. Applications are considered on a monthly basis, and are not saved. If you are not awarded the scholarship one month, please feel free to apply again by the deadline specified. Application must be re-submitted in its entirety.

Who decides on scholarship recipients?

Our scholarship committee is composed of diverse members from each of the outlined communities. They consider the applications carefully and nominate the winners each month. The committee members are all graduates of The Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy, and/or other programs across Alannak.com.

Are there any additional costs if I am awarded a scholarship?

The scholarship is for 50% of the tuition rate of the 200-hour training program. The recipient is responsible for $198.50 (or 6 payments of $37.00). As part of this scholarship, we also provide recipients with access to the Yoga Functional Anatomy app which is required for one of the program modules ($37 value).

 

As is the case with all 200-hour program registrants, the recipient receives 6 months’ worth of intensive, mentor-guided support with which to pursue certification. If the recipient does not complete the program within 6 months, the recipient has the option to extend their time to pursue certification at the same rate as all program registrants. 

 

Any additional program upgrades, courses, mentor calls beyond the 200 hour program are not included in the scholarship.

Scholarship Terms & Conditions

The scholarship is for 50% of the tuition rate of the 200-hour training program only. The recipient cannot be currently enrolled in any of our Teacher Training Programs. The recipient is responsible for $198.50 (or 6 payments of $37.00). As part of this scholarship, we also provide recipients with access to the Yoga Functional Anatomy app which is required for one of the program modules ($37 value).

 

Once awarded the scholarship, the recipient must enroll within 7 days of notification, otherwise, the scholarship will be awarded to another applicant.

 

In the case of any failed or missed payments, enrollment in the program is canceled, and the student will be removed from the program until such time that payments are completed.

 

As is the case with all 200-hour program registrants, the recipient receives 6 months’ worth of intensive, mentor-guided support with which to pursue certification. If the recipient does not complete the program within 6 months, the recipient has the option to extend their time to pursue certification at the same rate as all program registrants. 

 

Any additional program upgrades, courses, mentor calls beyond the 200-hour program are not included in the scholarship.

 

Scholarship award value is only applicable to the 200-hour program in The Kaivalya Method Academy. It is not applicable to the 300 hour or 500-hour programs in The Kaivalya Yoga Method Academy, or any other courses across Alannak.com.