BIPOC Teacher
Training Scholarship

Did you know that pregnant BIack people are 3-4 times more likely to die from complications during childbirth than White people? ?

In New York (where PYC is based) this rate is even higher, with pregnant Black pregnant people 12 times more likely to die than their white counterparts. This shocking disparity exists for BIPOC people at all income and education levels.

Which is why we offer a scholarship for BIPOC Teacher Trainees. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants for all ONLINE and NYC based 85 Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainings.

We are committed to listening and being part of systemic change. We have two visions behind this scholarship.

First, in creating this scholarship, we hope to make prenatal yoga and all its benefits more accessible for all.

Secondly, we recognize the lack of diversity in our teaching team. In an effort to best serve our whole community, it is important for our teaching team to better represent all members of the community itself. We understand that when a teacher reflects on their students, there is better cultural understanding and therefore deeper trust.

We strive to make our teaching community a more welcoming and inclusive space for all.

At Prenatal Yoga Center there are two options to continue your studies. In both these paths, you’ll have direct access to your mentor s we work to hone your skills and confidence as a prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher. Together we will work to help you continue to carve out your niche in your community as the go-to prenatal yoga expert and fill your classes.

While Caprice and I are here to offer you supportive guidance and feedback, we will also push you to take your prenatal yoga teaching even deeper to find mastery. In both programs, you will be teaching and getting direct feedback which can make you more cognizant of areas you can improve upon.

Recipients will be rewarded a maximum of a $500 scholarship.


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    Our BIPOC Diversity Scholarship is a partial tuition scholarship for yoga teachers applying to the Prenatal Yoga Center’s 85-Hour Teacher Training. Recipients will be rewarded a maximum of a $500 scholarship.

    We at PYC are committed to dismantling the systemic racial injustice in the yoga community and beyond. Our intention in offering this scholarship is to encourage more diverse teaching voices in our community, while amplifying and empowering underrepresented populations.

    Please indicate your experience in the following areas:

    Describe your personal yoga and mediation practice

    Describe your experience teaching yoga and meditation

    What experience or interest do you have in the areas of childbirth education, doulas, midwifery and childbirth advocacy? Please explain.

    Why do you want to take this teacher training?

    What yoga trainings have you completed or are currently enrolled in?

    What was the name of the yoga school and date of completion

    How did you hear about our program?

    What about this program stands out to you?

    Describe your present state of health – Please list any physical or mental conditions that your instructor should be aware of.

    Is financial hardship a factor for you?

    Please enter additional information or questions here

    Requirements to Apply

    This scholarship is intended for applicants who:

    • Identify as a BIPOC
    • Have completed a minimum of a 200-hour yoga teacher training
    • Have a consistent yoga practice and desire to teach
    • Are able to commit to all scheduled dates and times of the training program

    Next Steps

    All applications will be reviewed after the submission deadline, and you may be contacted for a brief phone interview. If you are granted a scholarship, you will be asked to confirm your acceptance with a non-refundable deposit within one week.

    Application Deadline

    Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

    Teacher Training Program Requirements

    • Optional, schedule and take a 10 minute welcome call with Deb
    • Review all 4 modules and watch the corresponding videos
    • Participate in webinars with Deb or view them at a later time
    • Complete the book list
    • Complete all written assignments
    • Complete both weekend intensives with Deb and Caprice
    • Audit a local childbirth education class
    • Complete final written exam
    • Record 75 minute prenatal yoga class with at least 3 pregnant women and send to Prenatal Yoga Center

    Tuition & Refund Policy

    • Full payment is due as indicated before the first day of the training.
    • A non-refundable deposit of your scholarship total is required to hold your space in the program. The balance is due according to the tuition policy.
    • We accept cash, checks, Visa or MasterCard.
    • We charge a $25 returned check fee.
    • Make checks payable to: hosting studio
    • Refunds are available up to three weeks before the training begins minus a $550 deposit. The begining of the training is indicated by the release of the membership site and receiving the teacher training manual. After this time NO refund or credit will be given if you decide not to attend.
    • Once the manual and membership website is released to the participants, if you decide not to continue for any reason, no refund or credit will be given.
    • All fees and schedules are subject to change without notice.
    • We welcome pregnant students! However, if your due date falls before the final exam or if your current work or life leaves little time for extracurricular activities, we strongly urge you to take the training later, when you have more time to devote to the coursework. Due to the nature of the Teacher Training, we cannot accommodate missed modules. Both weekend intensives need to be attended to complete the program.
    • Prenatal Yoga Center, LLC is allowed to use the image of the participants for any lawful purpose, including for example such purposes as social media, publicity, illustration, advertising and web content unless otherwise indicated by teacher trainee.

    I certify that the above information is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and that I will not hold Prenatal Yoga Center, LLC, hosting studio or my instructor liable for any mishaps arising from my participation in yoga class.

    I have read and understand the requirements for the Teacher Training as well as Tuition and Refund Policy. I certify that the above information is true and complete to the best of my knowledge and that I will not hold Prenatal Yoga Center, LLC, hosting stdio or my instructor liable for any mishaps arising from my participation in yoga class.