Hersha Yoga's Scholarship Program

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YOGA TEACHER TRAINING SCHOLARSHIP DETAILS

Hersha Yoga's Scholarship Program awards a deserving person a full or partial scholarship to a live yoga teacher training program that we offer in Hong Kong. The scholarship program is about finding dedicated individuals with a strong passion and intention on serving our community through YAMA Foundation. Each teacher training program offers one scholarship per cycle.

The scholarship grant covers: full tuition, administrative fees, course manuals and certification fees.

The grant does not include transportation, accommodation, meals or daily expenses. Candidates must be able to cover their own costs and are free to choose items based on personal preference and budget. 

Candidate Commitments

The applicant must agree to submit a truthful application, and commit to the following:

  1. Commit to full attendance for the duration of the teacher training program.
  2. Complete all required assignments and exams on par with peers.
  3. Sit down with the team post-training to discuss the action plan for post-training commitments listed below.
  4. Teach yoga or offer additional time and skills on a pro-bono basis to an underserved community as part of one of YAMA Foundation's Community Outreach Programs. (8-24 hours, depending on the scholarship awarded.)
  5. Record all yoga classes taught (signed by a YAMA Program Leader or member of the beneficiary organisation)
  6. Complete a personal reflection piece to be used in the end-of-program report as well as to be submitted to Hersha Yoga.

Who can apply

This is a grant based on merit. The scholarship is open to individuals who have a regular yoga practice, ready to take the next step into teaching yoga and have a strong inclination towards social work. If you do not have any yoga experience, it's best to get as much personal practice in before applying for the program, or you must prove your track record for community or humanitarian service / work experience.

Candidates must display:

  • Existing work experience in community service, working with people who have different abilities, social service or other humanitarian causes.
  • Have a strong intention to contribute to these fields
  • Be willing to fulfil pro-bono teaching commitments with YAMA Foundation's beneficiary organisations
  • Commitment to fulfil all post-training requirements. 

How to Apply

  • Complete the Scholarship Application Form below: 👇🏽
  • Email Hersha two reference letters

Candidates chosen for the next round will be contacted directly to provide additional information or to arrange an interview.

The successful candidate will receive a confirmation email on their scholarship award and will be formally enrolled into the training program. Scholarships are awarded within 2 weeks prior to the start of the course.

SPONSOR A CANDIDATE

If you are a corporation / social enterprise / charity / individual that would like to sponsor a successful candidate's expenses (such as transportation fees, meals, study materials or classes outside of the training) or you have an organisation in mind for a graduate to teach at, please email directly here

 

Yoga Scholarship Application Form

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Name *
Name
If you heard about it from a past TT, please include their name here.
YOGA EXPERIENCE
COMMUNITY SERVICE
By participating in the services offered by Hersha Yoga / Evantis Wellness, I hereby agree to the following: My participation may include physical movement, breathing, meditation and other related practices. I am fully aware of the risks (including physical injury) involved and assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages which I might incur as a result of participation. It is my responsibility to consult with a medical professional prior to and regarding my participation in the program. I understand that these services are not substitutes for medical attention, diagnosis or treatment, and under certain conditions, these services are not recommended. I agree to exercise sensible caution for my own well-being, while participating under any circumstances (whether indoors or at an exterior location). I am responsible for my own personal property. I fully acknowledge my limitations. It is my decision to pursue a particular technique. I voluntarily and expressly waive any claim I may have against Hersha Yoga, Evantis Wellness, any staff, assisting staff and lecturers, sponsors of event, affiliate organisation or participating locations for injury or damages that I may sustain as a result of my participation. I forever release, waive, discharge and covenant not to sue for any injury or death caused by my negligence or other acts. I grant Hersha Yoga, Evantis Wellness its representative and employees the right to take photographs or videos of me and my property in connection with the above-identified subject. I authorise Hersha Yoga / Evantis Wellness, its assigns and transferees to copyright, use and publish the same in print and/or electronically. I agree that Hersha Yoga / Evantis Wellness may use such photographs or video of me with or without my name and for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as publicity, illustration, advertising and web content. I understand that I am receiving a full or partial scholarship based on my application. Hersha Yoga / Evantis Wellness reserves the right to terminate the scholarship at any time by immediate written notice to me in the event of: (a) misconduct of any kind; (b) failure to make progress in my study as considered satisfactory; (c) circumstances such as illness, which would render it impossible for me to complete the training; (d) breach of any local laws and practices; (e) the discovery that I have submitted fraudulent documentation; (f) unsatisfactory attendance. In the event of such termination, Hersha Yoga's Scholarship Program shall have no further obligation to me and I will be required to return all study materials and may be bound to pay a penalty or the amount that has been awarded under the scholarship (HK$3,300.00 per month of study), unless the termination is due to ill health (certified by a medical practitioner). In the case of a medical emergency, Hersha Yoga / Evantis Wellness will defer the scholarship to a future teacher training program upon recovery. If not applied within the next cycle of training, the Scholarship shall be forfeited. I also understand that if I fail to fulfil the post-training commitments, I shall be liable to a penalty fee payable to Hersha Yoga / Evantis Wellness. I have read the above release and waiver of liability and fully understand its contents and I voluntarily agree to the terms and conditions stated above. Typing my name below confirms my agreement: