Yoga teachers working with disadvantaged or under-served populations—for example, in prisons, homeless shelters, hospitals, or inner city schools—offer life-changing skills to their at-risk students. But they often struggle with stress, burnout, and financial challenges.
Through a scholarship program recently announced by Spirit Rock Meditation Center, six such teachers will have the opportunity to nourish their own yoga and meditation practice—and bring the benefits of mindfulness training back to the communities they serve.
Spirit Rock’s Yoga Service Scholarship provides full tuition, room, and board for the year-long Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training that begins in October 2014 at Spirit Rock Meditation Center.
The Mindfulness Yoga and Meditation Training consists of three 10-day retreats (and a between-retreat curriculum) that combine yoga asana and pranayama, insight meditation, and classic texts from the yoga tradition. The core of the training is the cultivation of mindfulness, the capacity to meet life moment to moment with open-hearted presence.
The application deadline for the YDF scholarship is April 15, 2014. Recipients will be announced on May 16, 2014.