Toms River, NJ (October 26, 2015) – Kula Kamala Foundation is the recipient of a $30,000.00 Impact Toms River Grant from the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation. The purpose of the grant is to provide service based partial scholarships to individuals from Ocean County who already possess a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training certificate, and who are looking to expand and advance their education in Yoga to include Yoga Therapy in order to more deeply serve their community. Funds will support two students a year in entering the Kula Kamala Foundation 300 hour Therapeutic Yoga Teacher Certification Program. Students receiving a scholarship for the 300 hour training, and successfully completing that program and its requirements, will be eligible to continue their scholarship award toward the Kula Kamala Foundation 870 hours Professional Yoga Therapy Certification program. There is a requirement to complete 200 service hours in Toms River and Ocean County communities in return for receiving this 50% scholarship. Kula Kamala Foundation arranges, assists in documenting all service hours. This is a historic moment in time as this is the first Yoga Therapy Education Scholarship offered via a grant by a private foundation. Applicants will need to complete an essay based application. Applications will be available in January 2016 and will be due for the Summer 2016 program not later than February 15, 2016. Recipients will be chosen by a panel of four judges. Essays will be graded based on clarity and presentation, previous experience studying and teaching Yoga, understanding of the purpose of Yoga in one’s own life, and intention for service in the Toms River community. Awardees for Summer 2016 will be notified of their award by March 15, 2016. All scholarship applications received after February 15, 2016 will be considered for the next study sangha.

About Kula Kamala Foundation

Kula Kamala Foundation is an educational and philanthropic movement dedicated to the healing of all beings everywhere. The Foundation provides educational programs that serve a variety of professionals, the general public and special needs communities.  Services are offered through the Kula Kamala Yoga School in NJ and Kula Kamala Ashram in PA and brings specially trained Yoga teachers and Yoga therapists into hospitals, schools, military bases, corporations, private homes, and anywhere else where Yoga and Yoga Therapy may provide a needed benefit. We provide educational training programs that lead to Professional Certification and opportunities to be of service to the community including a unique integration of Yoga, Yoga Therapy and holistic approaches. Our Yoga Teacher Training programs are accredited through Yoga Alliance at the 200 and 300 hour levels and our 870 hours Professional Yoga Therapist Certification program is accredited through the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Kula Kamala Foundation is one of only 22 schools of Yoga Therapy worldwide to have their program accredited by IAYT. We also provide holistic ministries and a variety of programs that support the experience of a happier, healthier more integrated life.
About the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation

The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation is a proactive grant making 501(c)(3) working to make Toms River the regional template for quality of life and strong economic health through root-cause focused investment in healthcare, education and the arts. The Impact Toms River Grant Program is dedicated to finding solutions to root cause shortcomings in healthcare, arts and education. Kula Kamala Foundation, as an Impact Toms River awardee, has what it takes to create the maximum social impact and greatest outcomes for our community. The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation believes and is committed to addressing organizational capacity by analyzing and funding capacity building to ensure the non-profit has the talent to create the largest social impact.

For more information and to request a scholarship and program application contact Kula Kamala Foundation at 484-509-5073.

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