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Scholarships are a vital part of Kripalu’s mission to empower people and communities to realize their full potential through the transformative wisdom and practice of yoga. Each year, Kripalu awards an average of $500,000 in scholarships; all scholarships are partial and funds are limited. Awards are based on financial need and other hardship as well as plans to serve.

Because processing scholarship awards takes several weeks, we recommend submitting scholarship applications a minimum of six weeks in advance of the program you hope to attend.

Not all programs are eligible for scholarships. View a list of eligible programs.

Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of Kripalu donors. To contribute to Kripalu’s Scholarship fund, please visit our make a gift page.

Complete an online scholarship application.

Scholarship Amounts
Submitting an application for a scholarship does not guarantee that you will receive one. Scholarships typically cover 20 to 80 percent of tuition and housing and are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Scholarships are awarded toward dormitory-style housing. If you choose to upgrade your accommodation, your scholarship will no longer apply, with the exception of a medical condition.

Application Deadlines
Applications are considered on a rolling basis, but it is recommended that you submit your application a minimum of six weeks in advance of the program you hope to attend.

Upon successful submission of your application, you will receive a confirmation. You will be notified of your scholarship decision within several weeks of your submission date.

Scholarship Acceptance Process
Scholarship consideration and program registration take place separately; being awarded a scholarship does not register you for the program. In order to guarantee space in the program and housing, please call Registrations at 866.200.5203.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact us at

Please note There is no work-study available for programs or trainings at Kripalu.

Scholarships for Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda Trainings

  • 200-Hour Yoga Teacher Training
  • 200-Hour Foundations of Ayurveda1
  • 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training2
  • 300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training2
  • Yoga Teacher Specialist Training2
  • 650-Hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification3

Scholarship applications will be reviewed only after an applicant has been accepted into the training. Your training application and scholarship application may be submitted together, however. You will receive notification of your scholarship decision approximately two to four weeks after your acceptance date.

1Foundations of Ayurveda Parts 1 and 2 are awarded as one scholarship since these trainings must be taken together.

2Scholarships for the 300-Hour Yoga Teacher Training, the 300-Hour Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training, and the Yoga Teacher Specialist Training are awarded per module date. You may apply for up to four module dates at a time. Please indicate the start date of the modules for which you are applying.

3Scholarships for the Ayurvedic Health Counselor Certification modules are awarded for the entire program.

Scholarships are made possible by the generous support of patrons and donors. Donate now.

Complete an online scholarship application.