Financial Support

At Yoga Alliance, we are committed to updating you and connecting with you through the global coronavirus pandemic. This health emergency has understandably caused concern and anxiety amongst our communities around the world. While we cannot eliminate all threats, we can take preventative steps to minimize risk. 

We have compiled the below information—which we are updating regularly—to provide you information from a variety of sources on what financial resources exist as you face these known and unknown challenges surrounding your profession as a yoga school or studio owner and/or as a yoga trainer or teacher. 

Governmental Assistance (U.S.)

For our members in the United States, the $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act legislation was recently signed into law. To make the CARES Act and other recent emergency legislation and initiatives more manageable for yoga professionals—school and studio owners, teachers, and other employees—we created briefs that explain their important provisions, as well as created an overview of the Family First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), a new federal law enacted in mid-March, which establishes paid leave guarantees for certain workers. 

Please click on the links before to access each guide. 

In addition, the Independent Sector released an article, CARES Act: How to Apply for Nonprofit Relief Funds (March 30, 2020), that might be of interest for any school or studio set up as a not-for-profit in the United States. 

Other links that might be of assistance to our members in the United States include: 

Templates: Asking Creditors for Relief

Please find links to various sample templates offered by Yoga Alliance to its members and the broader yoga community. 

Philanthropic Resources

Below is information on other sources for funding and other information related to your profession as a yoga school or teacher. 

Article Curation

Below are curated articles that link to information that might also be of value during this time.