2021 NDYC Scholarship

Scholarships available for those in financial need

Applications Close August 23

We believe that yoga should be accessible for everyone!

Applications close August 23, 2021

Bonnie Torrance Memorial Scholarship

Bonnie Torrance was a strong, independent woman and a pioneer for yoga in North Dakota, starting the first yoga studio in the Mandan/Bismarck area in 1990, Pinwheel Creative Movement Center.

Bonnie was an expert in living life to the fullest, and focused her expertise in body movement with a Bachelor of Arts in Dance Performance. She always credited her accomplished Dance and Teaching career to her lifelong Yoga and Tai Chi practice.

She returned to ND in 1990 to share her love of the Arts, Dance, Yoga, and Tai Chi, with her community, through the schools, and in her private studio, with a distinct passion and colorful flare we will always reflect on with a smile and a gentle nod! Her final studio location was the Yoga for You studio in Bismarck.

She would have loved to see how her Yoga Family has grown here on her beautiful Dakota Prairie Home. Feel free to offer up an OM SHANTI, in memory of all the great teachers, like Bonnie, that have inspired us and led us to this moment, so well prepared for uplifted, balanced, and happy living.

“The opportunity to try something new and to be with other people who love yoga. I liked that the vendors were in a room this year – easier flow and easier to spend more time at a booth if desired. I liked the variety of classes and the fact that some were also offered last year as I was able to take a class this year that I was intrigued by last year but didn’t take. The keynote speaker was fantastic – how inspiring!!”

- 2018 NDYC Attendee

Everyone should have access to yoga, regardless of age, race, gender or financial need. We are so excited to offer two deserving people an NDYC 2021 Conference Pass and hotel accommodations. Travel is the responsibility of the recipient and is not covered by the scholarship. Scholarship winners will be notified by August 27, 2021. Winners will be chosen based on financial need, dedication to improving the community, and commitment to bettering themselves.

This scholarship is based on Financial NEED to help make yoga accessible. You will be required to describe your financial need and why you would like to attend the conference.

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