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IIYT launches African American Yoga Therapist Scholarship Program



The International Institute of Yoga Therapy supports diversity in the field of yoga therapy. For this reason, we are providing a scholarship program to support African American students interested in pursuing certification in the clinical applications of yoga therapy (C-IAYT) and/or registration with Yoga Alliance at the 500-hour level (RYT500).


Interested individuals must be able to substantiate an interest in yoga therapy and be able to describe an experiential background in yoga and an interest in pursuing professional occupations in yoga and yoga therapy, regarding it as an essential aspect to healing and wholeness.


Amount awarded:

  • IIYT Level I: $1000.

  • IIYT Level II: $2,000.


IIYT Level I Important dates for scholarship awards for the IIYT Level I curriculum

  • Due Date to qualify for scholarship for Level I: August 15, 2021

  • Date confirming scholarship award for Level I: August 25, 2021

  • Start/end date of Level I curriculum: September 21, 2021/ March 26, 2022


IIYT Level II Important dates for scholarship awards for the IIYT Level II curriculum

  • Due Date to qualify for scholarship for the IIYT Level II curriculum: September 20, 2021

  • Date confirming scholarship award for the IIYT I curriculum: September 27, 2021

  • Start/end date of Level II curriculum: June 11, 2022 / May 5, 2024


How to apply for the IIYT African American Yoga Therapist Scholarship Program

To order to qualify for the IIYT Scholarship for African American Studies in Yoga Therapy students are requested to provide:

1) A completed IIYT Level I and/or Level II application for admission. Applications are submitted electronically by visiting www.iiyogatherapy.com


2) Two Letters of Recommendation must be submitted along with the application for admission. The Letters of Recommendation must indicate the start date (s) of Level I and/or Level II program as indicated above. Applicants must also provide at least one name and contact information of a teacher, counselor, employer and/or individuals(s) who have interacted with the applicant in an educational or professional environment within the past two years.

The Letters of Recommendations are submitted by email to izador@iiyogatherapy.com


For more information about the IIYT curriculum please visit www.iiyogatherapy.com


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