Awakening Yoga Spaces (AYS) is a coalition of yoga and wellness communities committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the yoga world. Our primary focus is to make Yoga Teacher Trainings more accessible.
join our coalition
Partner Yoga Schools
As a member of our coalition of partner schools, you'll spread the word about the availability of teacher training grants, with the chance to have grant recipients choose YOUR program for their tuition to be paid directly to your school. If you believe that social justice is part of yoga practice, if you believe that the mainstream western yoga industry should play a role in dismantling structures of racism and marginalization, and if you are committed to using your yoga platform to repair historical and current-day harm to under-represented members of the community, please join us.
apply for a stipend
As someone interested in leveraging your love of yoga to help rectify historic and current disparities in the yoga community, you have the opportunity to apply for this grant to cover the costs of your teacher training or yoga therapy training. If you are looking for ways to claim your place in yoga leadership, to raise your critical voice for equitable yoga that serves the community in a diverse and inclusive manner, here's a chance to extend the gifts of yoga in ways that will serve you as an individual, and help you serve others as a result.