Master Pathway Scholarship

Supporting and Empowering Changemakers in the Yoga Community

The yoga teaching space and training opportunities in the West have been inequitably represented in terms of race/ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic class, age groups, body types, and fitness condition. It has consequently been suffering the resulting stereotypes, that high-caliber teachers have such stereotypical attributes. At TPM, we acknowledge that we have not been an exception. And we want to change that.
We, however, strongly believe in including and lifting voices and perspectives of members of marginalized communities. We own the responsibility to create a truly diverse and equitable teaching community at TPM, and to provide opportunities toward this change.

Real change requires real work.

Our first steps to reduce barriers to high quality education will be

  • Creating scholarship opportunities for our Master with Threes certification

  • Selecting mentors for the Master Pathway who are passionate about and equipped to bolster equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in yoga teaching

  • Designing additional EDI content in the current curriculum for all trainees

TPM is committed to training and amplifying the voices of minority teachers through the Master Pathway Scholarship. As physical therapists and yoga teachers committed to a whole-person approach in health, healing and wellness, we always consider social determinants of health, not only for our teachers but also for the communities that we and TPM-trained teachers serve. We aim to make physiyoga available to all individuals and communities who need quality practice grounded in the science of physical therapy and yoga for mind-body wellness.

What Does the Master Pathway Scholarship Include?

  • Tuition

    Tuition for the Master with Threes YTT course will be covered in full

  • Certification

    Upon completion of the Master with Threes YTT course, you will receive your TPM certification

  • Community

    Once certified, you will have continued access to resources and ongoing support from the TPM community

We recognize that there are brilliant and committed yoga teachers who are of racial, ethnic, sexual and gender minorities and other groups that are under-represented in yoga teaching. We also know that there are teachers already working to bring greater access to marginalized communities. In addition to creating a diverse TPM cohort of teachers, our intention with these scholarships is to further empower changemakers who wish to expand their toolbox and hone their skills to better serve their students and communities.

Who Should Apply?

  • Racial and ethnic minorities (Black, Latinx, Asian, Indigenous, and other people of color)

  • Sexual and gender minorities (LGBTQIA and non-binary)

  • Teachers currently working in marginalized communities

  • Those with financial barriers to advancing their education

Ready to Apply?

Submit your Master Pathway Scholarship application by January 1, 2022! If you're still not sure the Master pathway is for you, scroll down to learn more.

Master with Threes

Full Integration of the TPM principles

Click below to learn more about the Master pathway and see if this collaborative online learning experience will be a good fit for your schedule and learning style.