Teacher Training Scholarship Fund Starts Now. We Need Your Yoga Clothes
Over the past 10 years, I have trained over 120 yoga teachers here in Austin. Some become teachers others deepen their own practice. One thing is for sure, teacher training gives students the opportunity to create a new vocation. A certified yoga teacher can teach any body and anybody. From children to elders to new students and advanced practitioners, this skill set can be used all around the world, any country, any language. This becomes a lifestyle and a means to always give back to society. When I was going through college (UT), I waited tables at a few restaurants and bars. It was fun, but I was surrounded by alcohol, entertainment and rock and roll. If I had taken up yoga and teaching at a young age, my life would have been very different. So to help out students who don’t have the means for teacher training, Breath and Body Yoga is starting a 200-Hour Teacher Training Scholarship Fund.
Our first scholarship recipient is 16- year old Georgia Boutot. She is a two year student of Breath and Body and a junior at the McCallum Fine Arts Academy High School, majoring in Performance Theatre. She is employed by Creative Action as a member of the Changing Lives Youth Theatre Ensemble, and plans to continue pursuing acting and theatre as a career. In her free time, she can often be found babysitting, playing piano and singing, writing poetry, and cooking.
To raise the $3000 for the training we are asking each of you to bring a new or slightly worn athletic garment. We are collecting fitness clothes in order to have a side walk sale and sell these items for $10 or $15 or $20. From now until the end of September we will collect your unworn, slightly worn Lululemon, Outdoor Voices, Alo, Athetica or any other items that just sit in you closet (men and women). I know I have several bra tops, pants and tanks that I just don’t wear for some reason. The first of October we will set up the side walk sale at each studio to raise funds for the scholarship. Let’s come together to send her through training. Together we can accomplish anything.