DANJA YOGA COMMUNITY FUND

Share the Love with the Danja Yoga Community Fund

As a studio we believe in giving back to the community. Our Share the Love Memberships ensure that yoga and meditation are available to all. These discounts and scholarships are made possible through the generous support of donors though the Danja Yoga Community Fund. You can donate using your credit card through your Mindbody Account. You can also donate in person or by using Venmo (@danjayoga). Please reach out with any questions, we are here to help!

Share the Love Scholarships

THE SUE SERNICOLA MEMORIAL CANCER SCHOLARSHIP

Whether it's a friend, family member, or even yourself, cancer touches all of our lives at some point. Studio co-owner, Daniel Sernicola's mother Sue Sernicola passed away in July of 2021 after a lengthy and courageous battle with small cell lung cancer. Thoughout her fight, she enjoyed the practices of yoga, meditation, reiki, and aromatherapy. Shortly after her diagnosis, she received a phone call from an organization offering to pay for 100% of her treatments. This kind gesture alleviated the heavy financial burden and gave her hope. We'd like to pass this hope on and are proud to offer FREE classes to anyone who is currently being treated for Cancer. Please contact the studio for more information.

LGBTQ YOUTH SCHOLARSHIP

Yoga and mindfulness provide LGBTQ youth with opportunities for self-affirmation, socialization, and self-discovery. Many times, these courageous young people are presented with an uneven playing field. Danja Yoga is proud to offer FREE classes to the LGBTQ youth of our community. Please contact the studio for more information.

CARE (COMPASSIONATE ADDICTION RECOVERY EXPERIENCE) SCHOLARSHIP

Compassionate Addiction Recovery Experience (CARE) was developed by Lori Bower, M.Ed., E-RYT 500, and Urban Zen Integrative Therapist as a method to facilitate recovery for those facing addiction, either directly or indirectly. Participants discover a gentle and compassionate path to addiction recovery through the holistic benefits of gentle movement, breathing, stillness, aromatherapy, and healing energy modalities. CARE promotes a deeper sense of awareness, thus returning the body and mind to its natural state of balance. These classes are designed for those seeking an alternative approach for overcoming self-destructive and addictive behaviors. CARE is ideal for anyone suffering from addictive behaviors, including family members and others requiring tools to cope with loved ones experiencing addiction.

LOVING KINDNESS SCHOLARSHIP FOR BLACK, INDIGENOUS, AND NON-WHITE PEOPLE

We recognize that the United States is built on centuries of racialized injustice. We acknowledge the appropriation of land from Indigenous communities, the forced unpaid labor of Black people, the internment of Asian Americans, and the countless other historical injustices experienced by the racially marginalized. We acknowledge the racialized oppression that still rages around us.

As a part of our commitment to be actively antiracist, we offer a loving kindness scholarship on an as-needed basis for those who self-identify as Black, Indigenous, or otherwise Non-White

GRATITUDE SCHOLARSHIP FOR INDIANS AND INDIAN AMERICANS

Yoga is an ancient sacred practice originating in India; it shares roots with Hinduism, Buddhism, and other subcontinental Asian religions. While we honor the agency of the Indian entrepreneurs who popularized yoga in the West, we acknowledge that the practice has been coopted by American corporations and currently brings profit chiefly to white American teachers. We also acknowledge the xenophobic and racist discrimination faced by Indians in America.

As part of our commitment to honor the people from whose cultural practice we draw profit, physical well-being, and spiritual growth, we offer a gratitude scholarship on an as-needed basis to Indians and Indian Americans.

NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIP

Need -based scholarships support Danja Yoga’s mission to align and elevate the lives of every body through the practice of yoga. Giving back to the community through scholarship gives life to our vision to empower individuals to mindfully engage in service for the greater good of their community. Need-based scholarships are based on financial need, socio-economic hardships, and consideration of contribution to the greater good of the community.

 

Scholarship Eligibilty & Funding

Scholarships cover partial financial commitment and awards range between a 20-100% discount. Awards are not guaranteed and require completion of the application process. Scholarships can be applied towards yoga classes, workshops, and yoga teacher training.

Scholarship Process & Deadlines

For workshops and teacher training, applications must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the start date, and you will be notified of results 1 week prior to the start date.

Applications for yoga class passes will be reviewed quarterly, and submission deadlines are as follows:

  • Application due December 31st – Awarded January 10th
  • Application due March  31st – Awarded April 10th
  • Application due June 30th – Awarded July 10th
  • Application due September 30th – Awarded October 10th
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