The Warrior-Yoga Scholarship Program exists to grant scholarships to eligible Veterans to become certified as Registered Yoga Instructors (RYT-200), and then develop on-site yoga programs for their fellow employees or within their own community. This program also provides transitional housing (up to 30 days) and employment search.
This innovative program developed by John Szczepanowski, himself a career Marine Veteran, owner of Hot Yoga Santee and Lisa Barlow; Chief Operator Officer, ACE Certified Personal trainer, offers many benefits, such as:
Corporations can either nominate a fellow Veteran or opt to sponsor a Veteran.
Once our candidates are sponsored they will attend our Warrior Training Program, where Veterans are trained to become Registered Yoga Instructors as recognized by the Yoga Alliance (the governing body).
The residency consists of 200 hours of instruction with a Certified Yoga Teacher-Trainer, under the supervision of the Laura McIntire E/RYT-1000
A veteran may return to the Site and complete additional certifications as needed thought their career of instructing and may volunteer additional time to empower future veteran candidates within their own community. (Free workshops, expos etc).
All scholarships directly benefit the Veterans who train with us to cover all costs, including: