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£275raised of £2,000 target by 14 supporters

    Weʼve raised £275 to create a yoga teacher training scholarship fund, increasing equity and access for students with marginalized identities.

    Penzance, UK
    Funded on Saturday, 26th January 2019

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    Yoga should be accessible to all. This seems obvious, and yet the reality is far from that goal. For 8 years I have assisted, apprenticed, and taught on dozens of teacher trainings. For the last 2 years, I have been running my own. The trainings are my passion: gathering a small group of dedicated students from around the world to dive deeply into the physical and spiritual transformation that is possible through yoga. The connection and healing that happens in those groups is incredible. And yet, those groups are not as diverse as they could be. As they should be, if the yoga world was truly equally accessible to all.

    And so, for the 2019 training I am hosting in Bali, I will offer my first official scholarship program. The aim of the scholarship program is to increase equity and representation in the yoga world. Yoga is for everyone, but there are many social and systemic barriers that can prevent marginalized populations from accessing the practice. If we in the yoga community neglect to directly address these barriers, yoga is stripped of its core values of non-harming and compassion, and is reduced to an exclusive and exclusionary fitness routine. Financial accessibility is certainly a major barrier, and this scholarship fund was designed to address that. Therefore, preference will be given to students from marginalized groups (BIPOC, LGBTQ+, etc.) and those who intend to share the practice of yoga with under-served populations.

    It was important to me to open this up publicly because we can be so much more effective when we work together. I am happy to give my resources, but my personal resources are limited compared to those of my extended community. I will be contributing directly to the fund, and will be matching all contributions that are given.

    Thank you for reading and please let me know if you have any questions!

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      14

      • Melody Smith

        Melody Smith

        Nov 4, 2018

        An important mission. All the best to the recipient of this scholarship!

        £5.00

      • Jane knight

        Jane knight

        Nov 4, 2018

        Fantastic initiative Alicia and I know it will help change someone’s life just like it did for us Best wishesJane and Kate

        £20.00

      • Julie Roa

        Julie Roa

        Nov 4, 2018

        LOVE YOU HONET

        £20.00

      • Gigi

        Gigi

        Oct 31, 2018

        £20.00

      • Heather Larronde

        Heather Larronde

        Oct 31, 2018

        I'd love to make one of your trainings someday. Hope this helps someone else get there until I can carve out the time. :)

        £5.00

      • Chloe Tully

        Chloe Tully

        Oct 11, 2018

        Good luck with this wonderful initiative Alicia 💟xxx

        £20.00

      • Jenna Tobey

        Jenna Tobey

        Oct 11, 2018

        Awesome you’re doing this!

        £30.00

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      Alicia Bargh

      Alicia Bargh

      Penzance, UK

      Alicia is an international yoga teacher based in Cornwall UK, who dreams of seeing the yoga community become as inclusive and welcoming as it would like to think it is.

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