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BIPOC Scholarships Aerial Yoga Phoenix Arizona
BIPOC Scholarships Aerial Yoga Phoenix Arizona

BIPOC Scholarships

At our core we are a commUNITY first before we are a studio—a family and a safe space for everyBODY and anyONE. We are committed to creating a space where ALL humans feel safe, comfortable and welcome at all times—to sharing the practice of aerial yoga, meditation, and healing, without exception.

Our Commitment

We recognize that the conversation of equity in the yoga community needs attention. It is important to what the Elevate commUNITY is built on—a space where every kind of person is not only represented but understood, accepted and celebrated.


We are committed to actively creating this container each and every day, love each other's inherent differences, and strive to be a space where all have access to the practice of yoga and meditation, regardless of skin color, gender identification, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, and cultural background.


As a part of our continued commitment to diversify the yoga community, and the Elevate commUNITY, we're commited to award scholarships to members of the BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) community in each of our training programs.

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BIPOC Yoga Scholarships Phoenix Arizona

Scholarship FAQ


We offer a variety of scholarship opportunities throughout the year. Recipients may choose to attend any one of our training programs or continuing education workshops. From time to time we may add additional scholarship opportunities in our other programs.


Each scholarships cover 100% of the training program costs. This includes the training program, materials, and certification (if applicable).


BIPOC (black, indigenous and people of color) interested in starting and / or deepening their teaching and / or personal practice.


If your application is chosen you will start in our next upcoming training program / workshop. If you are unable to attend the upcoming dates, we will place your application back in for consideration in upcoming programs.


All applications will be reviewed by our team and we will randomly select one recipient per training cohort / workshop (a recipient may apply to multiple cohorts / programs, and may be selected up to one time per year).

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Learn More About Our Programs

50-hour Level 1 Aerial Yoga Teacher Training Program

30-hr Restorative Yoga Teacher Training

Tarot Card Reader Training

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Elevate Yoga BIPOC Scholarship Recipients

Since the launch of this program in 2021 we've awarded 6 full scholarships to our training programs. 

AJ, Aerial Yoga BIPOC Scholarship recipient Elevate Yoga Phoenix Arizona

Elevate stands out as truly exceptional, thanks to its remarkable company culture and unwavering commitment to consistency. What sets them apart, is their genuine dedication to promoting and raising awareness for communities that are all too often overlooked and undervalued. The word "community" resonates throughout the studio, embracing individuals from diverse backgrounds and walks of life through visibility within the studio.

The part of the training I liked the most was the delivery and structure of the training itself. Brandi and Amber set a very welcoming atmosphere that supported us as new and seasoned learners. The videos used to enhance
out-of-class time were curated from years of experience as teachers in order to identify key barriers to improve teaching styles and delivery. 

If you’re an instructor, or looking to be one, Elevate is where you should go. They ensure you have access to educational material to use at your own pace, opportunities to practice your skills in a studio setting alone and as a student, discounts on equipment so you have access to a silk for your practice, and opportunities to find your people and build a community that's the right fit for you.

AJ Briggs
June 2023 50-hr Aerial Yoga BIPOC Scholarship Recipient

I started my yoga journey to deepen my mind-body-soul connection and once I discovered Aerial Yoga I fell in love. I decided to participate in the Aerial Yoga Teacher Training because as a creative it has allowed me to merge my appreciation for art with the mind-body-soul unification of Yoga. It’s a beautiful artistic expression and a fun alternative to traditional yoga practices and I want to share that with others.


Because this training has provided me with the space to develop more confidence with my voice as a teacher, I feel more prepared to step into this role of guiding others. Of course, learning the shapes and technicalities was very effective and well communicated however, for me, learning to believe in my ability to command and lead has been the greatest lesson.


Lastly, I adore the communal support at Elevate, it’s truly unmatched. They embody what it means to belong. As a black yogi, who doesn’t have the “typical” yoga body type, I have encountered my fair share of discomfort in yoga spaces but at Elevate it’s welcoming. I recommend this training for EVERY body.


Elevate, thank you for this scholarship opportunity and thank you for your awareness in the need to have more BIPOC in health and wellness spaces. 

Shauntay Brandon
October 2023 50-hr Aerial Yoga BIPOC Scholarship Recipient

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