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Scholarships

Kripalu is committed to making its services accessible to anyone seeking to enhance their life and realize their human potential, regardless of background or financial status. Scholarships are a vital part of Kripalu’s mission and reflect our desire to be both accessible and diverse. Within the limits of its resources, Kripalu provides scholarships to individuals who otherwise would not be able to participate. In 2009, Kripalu offered more than $500,000 in scholarships. At any given time up to 20 percent of participants in programs are receiving financial aid to attend.

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

Kripalu Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda

For information about financial aid for professional training programs in the Schools of Yoga and Ayurveda, please visit kripalu.org/ksya or call 800.848.8701.

General Scholarship Fund

Partial scholarships for most programs are available to people who demonstrate financial need. Scholarships typically cover 40 percent of your total cost, including tuition, housing, and meals. Meeting the eligibility guidelines for a scholarship is not a guarantee that you will receive one. Scholarship recipients are primarily housed in dormitory accommodations.

Eligibility

The basis for determining financial need is your annual household income. The table below shows the base income levels that would qualify for a scholarship. If your annual household income exceeds the levels listed below, please give additional information on your application as to why you are asking for an exception to these income levels.

# of people in household   maximum gross household income
1    $31,200
2    $42,000
3    $52,800
4    $63,600
5    $74,700

Download General Scholarship Fund information and the application.

Diversity Scholarships

If you belong to a minority group or other type of underserved population, you may qualify for a diversity scholarship, which covers up to 80 percent of your total cost for tuition, room, and meals. Applications for diversity scholarships are submitted using the standard scholarship application form.

KYTA Conference Scholarship Fund

Partial scholarships for the KYTA Conference are available to people who demonstrate financial need. Scholarships typically cover 25 percent of your total cost, including tuition, housing, and meals. Meeting the eligibility guidelines for a scholarship is not a guarantee that you will receive one. Scholarship recipients are primarily housed in dormitory accommodations. Download KYTA Conference Scholarship Fund information and the application.

If you have questions regarding the scholarship application process, please call the Kripalu Scholarship line at 413.448.3149.

Work Exchange

Kripalu Center does not offer work exchange for our programs, but our Volunteer Program allows you to be supported by the practices of yoga and an inquiry into karma yoga and service.

Many individuals find that our volunteer programs provide an affordable way to deepen their Kripalu connection and experience.