Scholarship Programme

The Santosha Scholarship

The Santosha Scholarship is awarded three times per calendar year to a qualified candidate for study in a Santosha Yoga Teacher Training. The Scholarship is awarded to those who are dedicated yoga students from developing countries with a demonstrated financial need and a desire to leverage the yoga teacher training to serve a community in need.

Santosha founder Sunny Richards-Glasser has been profoundly influenced by her teachers and students and continues to be inspired by the many talented individuals who make teaching yoga a career. The Scholarship is a part of our broader effort to enrich the yoga community and make yoga accessible to all.

Why are scholarships offered?

Santosha is committed to keeping our fees as low as possible, but recognizes that the fees may still be unattainable for many. Therefore, Santosha does not want the cost of training to be included in the selection criteria for such people who truly have a desire to become a Yoga Teacher. Yoga is for everyone, rich or poor, and at Santosha we feel we have a duty to those who face difficult economic situations.

Full Scholarship

Full Santosha Scholarships will be issued on a need basis. Santosha believes in supporting the local communities and those who are genuine in their application. This scholarship includes the full cost of a selected YTT only.

**The associated costs i.e. accommodation, airfares, meals, YTT Training manual and non refundable deposit ($350.00) are to be paid by the recipient. 

The chosen applicant will be informed as to which YTT he/she can attend via email. Preferences, as to the preferred YTT, will be considered.

Part Scholarship

The Santosha Part Scholarship is open to anyone who is making a significant difference in this world by helping others and does not have the financial backing to pay the full cost of a YTT. The Part Scholarship is $600.00 off the YTT fee. This scholarship is awarded ten times a year to successful applicants. Applicants must be genuine in their application, not those who simply have chosen not to work- and yet still have the ability to earn a good living!

**The associated costs i.e. accommodation, airfares, meals, YTT Training manual and non refundable deposit ($350.00) are to be paid by the recipient.  

The chosen applicant will be informed as to which YTT he/she can attend via email. Preferences, as to the preferred YTT, will be considered.The chosen applicant will be informed as to which YTT he/she can attend via email. preferences, as to the preferred YTT, will be considered.

Application process

Applications are accepted from the date of opening of registration of each YTT. We only accept a maximum of 35 applications for each YTT. So this is a “first come, first served” basis.

To apply, fill in the Mandatory Student Form found here:

http://yogasurfingretreats.com/training/mandatory-student-information/

Email us a motivation letter, describing why you are interested in yoga teacher training with Santosha, how you will support your local community you will teach in, and why you should receive a scholarship with Santosha. The motivation letter is the only compulsory document to apply, but you are encouraged to attach any other document, hyperlinks, videos, photos, media coverage, etc. to demonstrate your interest and the genuineness of your financial situation.

Expectations

The recipient must be willing to collaborate with Santosha on sharing their teacher training experience and commit to keep the price of their teaching accessible.

The recipient is to pay a non refundable deposit of $350.00 to secure their position.

The recipient is responsible for arranging and covering costs of their accommodation.

The recipient is to print their own manuals. Please see further instructions in the student login section (you will receive an email with a password for this).

For any questions regarding the scholarship, please email contactus [at ] yogasurfingretreats.com

If you are selected to receive a scholarship we will contact you via email.

Deadlines

Completed applications may be submitted throughout the year to be considered for an upcoming YTT. We will do our best to process all applications and respond quickly. The award recipient(s) will be notified at the latest one month prior to the YTT. Due the amount of students applying, we cannot give feed back to uncompleted applications. Thank you for your understanding.

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