Yoga Alliance Foundation

The Yoga Alliance Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that leverages yoga for social impact and fosters an expansive, accessible, and equitable yoga community. It supports work in the following areas:

  • Broadening access to yoga’s healing potential;
  • Fostering greater equity and more diverse representation within the yoga community; and
  • Expanding educational, service, and economic opportunities for yoga teachers.

For many years, the Yoga Alliance Foundation provided scholarships to support yoga schools, teachers, and professionals in the advancement of their learning and development as yoga teachers. We are proud to share the stories of our past scholarship recipients:

Currently, the Yoga Alliance Foundation is updating its model and approach for the purpose of maximum impact. As such, we have paused our formal grant and scholarship programming during this time period and are therefore not in a position to respond to unsolicited funding requests.

In early 2020, we will launch a new grant-making program and will share with the community details on how to apply for grants that align with our expanded focus. Please frequent the Yoga Alliance website and social media channels, and sign up to receive Yoga Alliance newsletters to stay up to date on these developments.


The Yoga Alliance Foundation is proudly governed by a volunteer board of directors.

Yoga Alliance is a nonprofit 501(c)(6). Yoga Alliance Foundation is a nonprofit 501(c)(3). This website refers to the two organizations as "Yoga Alliance." Copyright 2019 Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance, the Yoga Alliance logo, RYS, RYT, and YACEP are registered marks with the USPTO and other jurisdictions.
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