Did you know that pregnant BIack people are 3-4 times more likely to die from complications during childbirth than White people? ?
In New York (where PYC is based) this rate is even higher, with pregnant Black pregnant people 12 times more likely to die than their white counterparts. This shocking disparity exists for BIPOC people at all income and education levels.
Which is why we offer a scholarship for BIPOC Teacher Trainees. Scholarships will be awarded to applicants for all ONLINE and NYC based 85 Prenatal Yoga Teacher Trainings.
We are committed to listening and being part of systemic change. We have two visions behind this scholarship.
First, in creating this scholarship, we hope to make prenatal yoga and all its benefits more accessible for all.
Secondly, we recognize the lack of diversity in our teaching team. In an effort to best serve our whole community, it is important for our teaching team to better represent all members of the community itself. We understand that when a teacher reflects their students, there is better cultural understanding and therefore deeper trust.
We strive to make our teaching community a more welcoming and inclusive space for all.
Recipients will be rewarded a maximum of a $500 scholarship.