Scholarships

TSY Community Scholarship Fund Drive

TSY’s mission is to provide access to yoga teacher trainings for all interested students. We are keenly aware that many would be students are shut out of trainings because of financial hardship. To date we’ve been able to offer a small range of scholarship and work trade opportunities, however we are a very small business with a limited budget. The TSY Community Scholarship Fund is for dedicated yoga students who demonstrate economic need or hardship. The current drive is an on-going effort. Our hope is that we will be able to offer our first TSY Community Supported Scholarships by Fall 2015. Scholarships will be given based on the number of donations we receive and 100% of the monies donated will go towards student tuition. If you are a graduate of our program, if you have benefited from the practice of yoga and/or from the work of our teachers, please consider donating to this fund by clicking on the link below.Thank you for your continued support of Three Sisters Yoga!
 

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Scholarships & Work Trade Opportunities

please note: the $500 deposit is a standard fee all students, including those receiving scholarships. Scholarship and Work-Trade positions are calculated on the standard tuition of $2950.  

YOGA FOR KARMIS ($950 scholarship)
Karma Yoga is the yoga of selfless service. TSY wants to reward those actively strive to make the world a more beautiful place.  We offer one scholarship each term to someone who is presently donating their time, energy and efforts towards assisting others.

To apply:

  • Write a 1 -2 page essay detailing what kind of selfless service you do, how long you’ve been doing it and why. Essay should be double spaced, Time New Roman font, 12 pt.
  • Answer the following questions:
    1. what does service mean to you?
    2. how do you think we can encourage more people to serve as part of their every day lives?
    3. what kind of service would you like to see more of  and how can you help make that happen?
  • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation from the people or organization(s) you work with.
  • send materials to jen@threesistersyoga.com

Scholarship applications are received on a rolling basis, however to be considered for an upcoming term, we recommend you get your application in as soon as possible.  All application materials must be sent electronically to: jen@threesistersyoga.com.  Please be sure indicate which session you are applying for.

YOGA FOR VETS ($1000 scholarship)
For a veteran interested in learning to teach yoga. The scholarship is open to all veterans, any age, male or female.

Prerequisites:

  • Must be a veteran. Please tell us what war and what armed forces you served in.
  • Have at least 6 months consistent yoga practice (at least once a week). Please specify where you have been studying, with whom, what style of yoga you’ve been practicing.
  • Write a 1-3 page essay. Essay should be double spaced, Time New Roman font, 12 pt. answering the following questions:
    What has the practice of yoga done for you?
    What do you hope to accomplish through the study of yoga?
    Why do you want to do a yoga teacher training?
  • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation. Letters do not have to be from your military service.

Scholarship applications are received on a rolling basis, however to be considered for an upcoming term, we recommend you get your application in as soon as possible.  All application materials must be sent electronically to: jen@threesistersyoga.com.  Please be sure indicate which session you are applying for.

Tuition Discounts

A $200 discount is available to members of the NYPD & NYFD (currently employed or retired) and for working EMTs, nurses & physical therapists. Must provide proof of employment with application.

Work Trade

See below for information on the work-trade options we provide and how to apply for each. Please note that you may submit a proposal for work trade that is not listed. See below for more information.

Application Deadlines:

NYC Summer 2017: Monday, May 15th
NYC Fall 2017: tbd

Phone interviews for qualified candidates will take place one week after deadline. Offers will be extended the following week.

WORK TRADE POSITIONS 

  • Admin Assistant – Tuition: $2000
    Responsibilities: assist Director with administrative and housekeeping tasks. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, taking and keeping attendance, taking and keeping notes, making copies, collating documents, running errands and studio housekeeping (sweeping, mopping, tidying up after each class & removing trash). Work is completed during training. There are no pre-training hours required.
    You must have access to a computer and the internet and be able to send out regular communications to class. Must be able to arrive at the studio 15 minutes before class starts and stay after to close and clean. You must attend all classes. If you have a conflict that will require you to miss a class, you are not eligible for this work trade position.

    • Provide two (2) letters of recommendation either from professional colleagues or teachers.
    • Send materials to kate@threesistersyoga.com
    • Please note: a Skype interview is required for the Admin Assistant position.
  • Data Entry Assistant- PORTLAND & NYC* (Tuition after trade is completed: $500)
    Data Entry Work Trade Has Been Filled for 2017
    Responsibilities: entering personal income information for tax preparation. Must be good with numbers, extremely detail oriented, maintain confidentiality of personal records (includes signing a confidentiality agreement and a background check) and have great references. This position requires 160 hours of data entry prior to the training you wish to attend.  For example: you enter data in the winter and take the training in the spring, summer, fall or winter following completion of your work.  If doing trade in NYC, you must be able to commute to regularly and on time to DUMBO Brooklyn.
    *This trade is available Winter and Spring only. There are two positions available; one in Portland and one in NYC. 

To apply for a work-trade position:

  1. a bio. Tell us a little about yourself and why you want to do work trade (500 word maximum)
  2. an updated resume
  3. two letters of recommendation
All information, including your letters of recommendation, must be sent electronically and in one email to kate@threesistersyoga.com.
Write:Work-Trade Application – position(s) you are applying for” in the re: line.
Email materials to:   kate@threesistersyoga.com.

Note: If you are offered a work-trade position, you must fill out the application and submit the $500 deposit within 3 days of your offer. If you do not submit the necessary information within the allotted time, the position is forfeited and will be offered to the next qualified candidate.

Incomplete, inaccurate applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

WORK TRADE PROPOSALS FOR SKILLS NOT LISTED
To submit a proposal for an alternative work-trade:

  1. a bio. Tell us a little about yourself and why you want to do work trade (500 word maximum)
  2. an updated resume
  3. two letters of recommendation
  4. Your proposal. Detail the trade and how it would work. Be specific and clear. Include:
    • the amount of time necessary to complete the trade
    • what you believe your work trade is worth. (Note: regardless of the trade arrangements, everyone must submit the $500 deposit with their application).
    • Timing: does your work obligation need to take place prior to your taking the training? We do not offer a “training first – work after” option. All work offered for trade must be completed either in tandem with your training or prior to attending the training.

All information, including your letters of recommendation, must be sent electronically in one email.
Write: “Work-Trade Application – Trade You Are Proposing” in the re: line.
Email materials to:   kate@threesistersyoga.com.

Incomplete, inaccurate applications will not be considered.