Scholarship Eligibility

Scholarships 1Karuna Yoga Journeys announce they will be offering a partial scholarship to its bi annual 200-hour Yoga Alliance Teacher Training in Manda Island, Lamu, Kenya February 24- March 16 2019.

If you want to create an impact within your community, love sharing the healing benefits of yoga, feel you own leadership qualities, then we want to hear from you.

KYJ Social Impact

Investing in Inclusive Community Yoga

At each of our Karuna Yoga Teacher Training Programs we provide a scholarship to an individual who is passionate about creating change in their local community, they must have an exceptional track record of compassion and a dedicated yoga practice. The recipient will then carry the KYJ ethos with them into their communities. At KYJ our purpose reflects our beliefs, using yoga as a tool for physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing in all communities.

KYJ trains promising individuals who are unable to afford the entire TTC fee as yoga teachers and continues to offer support and guidance through their Karuna Yoga Fellowship post YTT.

The purpose of the Karuna Yoga Journeys Teacher Training Scholarship is to either ensure the healing benefits of yoga continue in the local community after the training has ended or to enable a promising yogi who is already doing community work the chance to earn a TTC and add it to the work they offer. We believe that by offering a scholarship fund for our teacher trainings it will positively impact the lives of many, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. The world needs more good yoga.


Student or sponsor pays evening meal if it is needed, travel and accommodation (we would advise on good accommodation at a lower price)
Karuna pays for the training and breakfast and lunch.


Karuna pays for the training, food, accommodation and all other expenses.

After reading the requirements, if you feel you may qualify for the scholarship please email

Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship Eligibility

The Karuna Yoga Journeys Teacher Training Scholarship program is meant for yoga students who need financial help to achieve their yoga teacher training certification. The KYJ Scholarship is open to everyone between the ages of 18-45. Applicants need to provide two letters of recommendation or referrals from their local community members or yoga teachers explaining why they should qualify for this scholarship and details on what they plan to do with the TTC when they return home.

After returning to their home communities, recipients of the scholarship must follow up with their intention as described in their application process or if their intention has changed identify a new population that would not normally have access to yoga and start teaching. KYJ will be there to support and assist where possible.

After the 3 months of teaching the community classes, KYJ will follow up with an impact assessment. The scholarship recipient will be required to post their experiences on their personal social media sites and the KYJ facebook page or to blog once a month for 6 months.

Yoga Teacher Training Scholarship Award Decision

• Karuna Yoga Journeys looks at each application thoroughly and chooses a recipient based on information provided by the individual and referees. While financial need is a consideration, it is not the only consideration.

• KYJ takes the entire application into consideration when choosing.

• Scholarship will cover the TTC fee.

• Financial need is not a guarantee of scholarship award.

• KYJ does not cover accommodation costs, flights or visas.

Scholarships 2Timing

We will make the award decision by January 12th. Pre-course work starts on January 24th 2019. If students have questions about where their application is within the process, they can write and inquire.

How to Apply

• Read through the entire scholarship requirement details.

• Fill out the YTT booking/application form.

• Submit two letters of recommendation to


We have a few requirements from all our students, more so for our scholarship recipients:

1. Write a small essay stating how you think this scholarship will benefit you and your community.

2. Write short Bio about you and your Social enterprise or what you do.

3. At Karuna, one of our guiding principles is “building and supporting community” and using yoga as a tool for physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of communities. Our scholarship students are expected to dedicate at-least 1 class a week for community yoga for at-least 10 weeks post the training. Of course it would be lovely if it becomes a regular practice for life for all our Karuna Graduates.
Defining community – Friends and the local community can count as community as can any group where access to yoga is slim. We will try help with any other ideas you might have based on our experience. Ie prisons, orphanages, refugee camps.

4. After the YTT, a short write up about your experience and fill the feedback form. We would appreciate you sharing the next course on your social media, email and anyone who you think deserves to be a part of the Karuna Family.

Meet our past scholarship recipients


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