Financially accessible yoga education
for the global majority.

Making yoga more accessible.

Furthering education in yoga with systemic barriers in mind. This scholarship supports members of the global majority/BIPOC communities who are experiencing financial and social barriers to receiving an education in yoga. We offer full and partial scholarships for each training.


Scholarships offer up to 100% fully funded tuition for any eligible training listed below.


Self-care, wellness, and yoga communities can often be spaces of structural and institutional racism and oppression; Folk is committed to reimagining these systems and working towards equity. Since 2020, this scholarship has fully funded or greatly supported the yoga education of 60+ teachers in an effort to more accurately represent the yoga community and the roots of yoga.


  • We recommend at least six months of prior yoga practice for those interested in the entry level 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training .
  • Please submit one application for each training.
  • You may apply for more than one training, but only one scholarship will be awarded per person per calendar year.
  • Approximately 1 month before training starts, you will be notified via email regarding the scholarship decision. At that time, we will let you know if any partial scholarships are available.
  • Scholarships at Folk Yoga School are available to BIPOC Folks living local in the Bay Area. We cannot accommodate scholarships for people living outside of the Bay Area.
  • The scholarship supports tuition for Yoga Teacher training at Folk Yoga School. Housing, books, transportation, accommodations, and living expenses are not included.



Our BIPOC Yoga Teacher Training scholarship is intended to support members of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, South Asian, Asian & People of Color) communities who are experiencing financial or social barriers to continuing education. We also take into account intersecting experiences, including but not limited to; LGBTQIA+ community, living with a disability, being eligible for public assistance, experiencing discrimination, being impacted by medical expenses, having dependents, being formerly incarcerated, and many more.

You will be notified of your scholarship award via email by our Cultural Competency Mangager, Europa. The instructions for redeeming your scholarship will be detailed in this email. Our Yoga School Operations Manager, Cristina, will be your primary contact after initial receipt of award.

Generally, we award scholarships no later than 3 weeks before the start of your training so you have time to plan.

No. In this circumstance you would need to reapply for a future training. Applicants for 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training program are admitted once a year. If the current year’s courses do not align with your schedule, you will need to reapply for the following cycle/year.

Currently, we only host in-person 200-Hour trainings. If you are coming from out of town, you will need to secure your own housing and travel. Our only training held completely online is our Trauma-Informed Training.