The Himalayan Institute is committed to making the transformative teachings of yoga, meditation, and holistic health accessible to all. Scholarships help us to serve and share the Institute’s mission to “inspire, educate, and empower all who seek to experience their full potential”. As funding allows, scholarships are awarded to individuals based on financial need and other hardship considerations.
Currently, need-based scholarships are available for the following programs:
- 200-hour and 500-hour Teacher Training
- Select Professional Certifications
- Mission Programs
For teacher training and professional certifications, program prerequisites and an application process may apply. Please refer to the specific program’s information page for more information.
Susan May Neufeld
The Himalayan Institute is pleased to offer the Susan May Neufeld Scholarship Fund, which was established in 2018 by her loving family. This memorial scholarship fund provides educational opportunities for individuals who have a strong desire to attend the Himalayan Institute’s Teacher Training programs, and teach yoga in the communities they serve, yet are unable to afford the cost of the training. Scholarships from the fund may also be granted for other Himalayan Institute Mission Programs as funding allows.
Since its inception, the Susan May Neufeld Scholarship Fund has made a profound impact on many scholarship recipients who would otherwise have not been able to attend Himalayan Institute trainings and programs.
Sue Neufeld was a devoted yoga student and teacher. She was an integral member of the ParaYoga community, and a beloved student of Yogarupa Rod Stryker and Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Her enthusiasm for yoga and life was infectious whether attending a ParaYoga or Himalayan Institute program as a student and seeker, or teaching and guiding students through transformative yoga practices and studies such as ParaYoga’s The Four Desires program.
Sue practiced yoga off the mat with as much enthusiasm and dedication in tirelessly serving her family, friends, students, and other loved ones with her presence, patience and sage guidance. She also modeled yogic principles as she faced cancer and death, on May 12, 2018, at age 66.
The Himalayan Institute is honored to help carry on Sue’s wonderful legacy of selfless service, generosity, compassion, and sharing the teachings of yoga through its continuing commitment to the uplifting vision of the Susan May Neufeld Scholarship Fund.