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Empowering BIPOC through Scholarships

Here at Elevate Yoga & Wellness it is our mission to not only to have created a yoga studio but to build a true commUNITY where everyONE and everyBODY {no matter what} feels confident, fearless, empowered, and welcomed. Recognizing the historical financial inequity that has limited BIPOC representation in the yoga teaching community, we offer BIPOC scholarships in all of our training programs. These scholarships provide an opportunity for individuals from black, indigenous, and people of color communities to deepen their teaching skills and personal practice. Here we will explore the importance of Elevate Yoga & Wellness' BIPOC scholarship program and the impact we aim to have on the commUNITY we serve.

BIPOC Yoga Scholarships, Elevate Yoga & Wellness, Phoenix, Arizona
AJ Briggs, June 2023 Scholarship Recipient

Supporting BIPOC Aspiring Yoga Teachers

Gaining a yoga teaching certificate is a significant investment, often costing thousands of dollars. This financial barrier disproportionately affects BIPOC individuals who may face systemic economic challenges. Here at Elevate Yoga & Wellness, we recognize this disparity and we aim to address it by offering scholarships that cover 100% of the training program costs, including materials and certification. By eliminating the financial burden, it is our goal to open doors for BIPOC individuals who aspire to become yoga teachers.

BIPOC Yoga Scholarships, Elevate Yoga & Wellness, Phoenix, Arizona
Queen, February 2023 Trainee

Increasing Representation and Diversity

The lack of BIPOC representation among yoga teachers is a prevailing issue in the wellness community. We are actively working to change this narrative by offering our BIPOC scholarships.

By providing access to quality training programs, we aim to foster diversity within the yoga teaching community. This inclusivity not only benefits aspiring BIPOC yoga teachers but also enriches the overall yoga experience for students by offering a broader range of perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences.

Creating a Supportive Community

At Elevate Yoga & Wellness, we really are more than just a yoga studio. We are commUNITY above all else. When people choose to practice with us, they become part of a supportive network where they can connect with the owners, teachers, and fellow students. The community aspect is integral to the foundation of Elevate Yoga & Wellness, as it cultivates a safe and welcoming space for all. Through the BIPOC scholarship program, it is just one way we strengthen this community by encouraging participation from individuals who may have faced barriers to entry in the past.

Making Yoga Accessible and Empowering

By offering BIPOC scholarships, we hope to break down financial barriers and make yoga education accessible to a wider range of individuals. This inclusivity aligns with Elevate's mission to empower individuals on their personal health and wellness journeys. Through our training programs, we equip BIPOC students with the skills and knowledge to teach aerial yoga, empowering them to share the benefits of aerial yoga within their communities. These scholarships provide an opportunity for BIPOC individuals to transform their passion for aerial yoga into either a meaningful career or more impactful connection to their own personal practice.

BIPOC Yoga Scholarships, Elevate Yoga & Wellness, Phoenix, Arizona
February 2023 Cohort

At Elevate Yoga & Wellness, it is our commitment to offer BIPOC scholarships in all of our training programs. By providing financial support and fostering inclusivity, we are actively working towards increasing representation and diversity in the yoga teaching community. Through these scholarships, we are not only transforming the lives of individual scholarship recipients but also creating a more inclusive and empowering yoga community here in Phoenix, Arizona. We only hope to serve as an inspiration and an example of how businesses can contribute to positive social change by providing equitable opportunities in the wellness industry.

Available Scholarships

Currently, we have three programs we are offering scholarships for and in addition will periodically offer a scholarship for workshops and other continuing education programs we host. Current scholarship opportunities available include:

  • 50-hr Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

  • 30-hr Restorative Aerial Yoga Teacher Training

  • Tarot Card Reader Training


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