IN AUSTRALIA SINCE MAY 2012
The only Yoga Organisation in Australia & New Zealand
Accredited with and Recognised by The International Yoga Federation
Welcome to Yoga Alliance Australia, also known as Yoga Alliance Australia International (YAI) the Official Yoga Organisation with branches worldwide for the Registration of Yoga Teachers and Yoga Schools of all traditions and styles.
This Alliance works in the public interest to ensure that there is a thorough understanding of the benefits of yoga, that the teachers of yoga value its history and traditions and that the public can be confident of the quality and consistency of instruction.
Our mandate is simple: LEADERSHIP, AWARENESS and EDUCATION.
LEADERSHIP - The Vision of this Alliance is to support the integrity of Yoga practices and philosophy in Australia and New Zealand and to commemorate our Yogic Alliance with the East. The Australia's Yoga Alliance International unites, networks and gives every Yogi across Australia and New Zealand the opportunity of sharing their experience.
AWARENESS - Our Mission is to create a great Yoga Community and allow for a non-judgemental, non- bureaucratic organisation that develops with the help and support of our members. Yoga Alliance International aims to support yoga teachers and yoga schools in Australia and New Zealand who believe in quality teaching, and provide the public unbiased information on what is available.
EDUCATION - Yoga Alliance International places much emphasis on Continuing Education, an important process for any professional, in particular in an industry that is constantly developing and applying new research and ideas. CECs (continuing education credits) are evidence of currency of your yoga education and as such provide Yoga Alliance Australia with a basis for maintain currency of membership.
REGISTERING AND CERTYFING ORGANIZATION
In addition to Registering Yoga Alliance Australia is a Certifying Organization that offers internationally recognised Face-to-Face Teacher Training Courses and Correspondence continuing education programs, read more: Teacher Training Courses
The purpose of being a registered yoga instructor is to make sure that individual have met the requirements set out by the Yoga Registering Body through an educational program with a yoga teacher training school. A minimum of 200 hour contact (face-to-face training) 350 hour and 500 hour teaching experience is required by most reputable Yoga Organisations in the world to be considered a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT).
The purpose of the Yoga teacher certification is to make sure that instructors have an excellent knowledge of all Yogic aspects and safety issues. Yoga teachers should be certified for their own protection. With liability law suits being so popular these days, it is wise to have a Yoga teacher's qualification diploma on the wall.
YOGA TEACHERS AND SCHOOLS REGISTRATION INFORMATION
Teachers and Schools who register with Yoga Alliance Australia are listed on our online directory RYTs and RYSs. The Teacher Registry is a listing of teachers whose training and teaching experience meet our minimum Standards. Yoga teachers that graduated from a YAI or NON YAI Registered Yoga Schools (RYSs) can receive varying levels of designation based on the amount of training and teaching experience they have, read more: Registration Designations
Yoga teachers from every traditions and philosophy are eligible to register with Yoga Alliance Australia & New Zealand at the varying levels based on the amount of training and teaching experience. Yoga teachers must hold a valid qualification from an official Yoga School. We do accept applications from graduates of non-registered Yoga Alliance International schools. Yoga Alliance Australia Registrants can teach anywhere in the world, read more: Teacher Registration Guidelines
Schools can register Training Programs at the 200 level or above and in addition have Children's Yoga and Pregnancy Yoga Programs accredited within the school. If your school is not conducting YTTC but wish to train teachers for Children's Yoga or Pregnancy Yoga only, you can apply to have these programs accredited as stand-alone courses. Yoga Alliance International registered schools can also apply to deliver Continuing Education Programs for their graduates, read more: School Registration Guidelines
YOGA ALLIANCES WORLDWIDE
There are four Official Yoga Alliances in the world: Yoga Alliance Australia & New Zealand (also known as Yoga Alliance International); Yoga Alliance USA; Yoga Alliance UK and the Canadian Yoga Alliance.
These Organizations are best known for setting recommended Standards for yoga teacher training programs and for maintaining a Registry to support the integrity of a Registered Yoga Teacher or a Registered Yoga School so the public can have confidence in the quality of yoga instruction they receive. The board of directors of each Alliance is composed of Seniors and Master Yoga Teachers who teamed up to create a safe and highly regarded International Yoga Community.
The Alliances are governed by the law of the Country where they were established, with no affiliation or link between them. Membership from Graduates registered with any of the four Alliances cannot be transferred, read more: Worldwide Alliances Membership
Yoga Alliance Australia & New Zealand;Yoga Alliance UK and the Canadian Yoga Alliance are registered with and recognised by the only world’s Government accredited Yoga Organization: The International Yoga Federation
WHAT YOGA ALLIANCE AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND IS NOT
We are not in any way a Governing Body. We are an Official Yoga Organization fully dedicated to yoga outreach and education and best known for setting and maintain recommended Standards for the accreditation of yoga teachers and yoga training programs.
Please note: Yoga is currently unregulated anywhere in the world, as such there is NO official Governing Body anywhere and anyone claiming otherwise is misrepresenting themselves.
BENDME YOGA™ Lvl 1-200 hour TEACHER TRAINING
The 200 hour Level 1–Internationally accredited TWO WEEK INTENSIVE or WEEKEND TRAINING courses are a Fusion of Hatha Flow and Ashtanga Vinyasa style read more: Teacher Training
SPORTS YOGA® INSTRUCTOR
Thisunique YOGA for SPORT Fitness Program is the world's First Internationally Accredited Training Course of this kind available in correspondence format, read more: Sports Yoga®
FLOW AQUA YOGA™
One day intensive course, delivered face-to face and correspondence (theory components) is specially designed for practice in the water and is a popular program with those who have trouble with mobility on land, Flow Aqua Yoga™ is designed for Fitness Professionals, Aqua instructors, Aspiring Yoga teachers and qualified Yoga Teachers, read more: Flow Aqua Yoga™ Teacher Training
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