Awakening Yoga Spaces (AYS) is a coalition of yoga and wellness communities, founded and led by PIES Fitness Yoga Studio and Sun & Moon Yoga Studio. As the AYS coalition, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the yoga world, and our primary focus is to make Yoga Teacher Trainings more accessible to members of the BIPOC community for whom finances may be an obstacle to a training they would otherwise embrace.
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 stipends, with the chance to have stipend recipients choose YOUR program for their tuition to be paid directly. 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 members of the BIPOC community, please join us.
apply for a stipend
As a member of the BIPOC community interested in leveraging your love of yoga, you have the opportunity to apply for this stipend to cover the costs of your next 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. Our current application cycle is complete. Look soon for next opportunities to apply!