About Us

Welcome to Yoga Australia, the national, peak body for all traditions and styles of yoga in Australia.

Our History

About Yoga Australia

Yoga Australia is a voluntary, not-for-profit association, incorporated in 1999 (originally known as the Yoga Teachers Association). Originally founded by a group of independent yoga teachers who recognised the need to bring yoga teachers together from all different traditions, styles and backgrounds, to provide mutual support and professional recognition of yoga in Australia.

Today Yoga Australia is recognised as the peak body for Yoga in Australia. We strive to support our fellow yogis and ensure the sustainability and longevity of our industry in this country and around the globe.

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Association Rules & Principles

Yoga Australia stands by a collection of guidelines and standards that inform the ethical standards and professionalism of our association.

These apply to all members of our association and form a foundation of understanding for yoga students.


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Membership Information

Health Funds, Insurance and Professional Development for yoga teachers.

When becoming a yoga teacher there are a number of things you need to think about; insurance for your business and teaching practice, whether your students are entitled to Health Fund rebates and how to continue your own professional development. As a Yoga Australia member, we have thought of all these things and work with our members to ensure they are covered.

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Research & Studies

Quality research is important for any field of well-being, health-care and personal development. It could be argued that the practice of yoga has undergone hundreds of years of research through the trialling of the ancient practitioners, who in turn observed the effects upon their students.

Yoga Australia continues to keep informed of the latest research and has compiled a representative list of some of the areas of research undertaken in the past few years.

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Frequenty Asked Questions

This page provides links to a range of general information about Yoga Australia including:

  • Membership & becoming a member
  • Insurance
  • Health funds
  • Teacher training
  • Member how to’s
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Yoga Today is Yoga Australia’s quarterly magazine that is free to all member. We bring you the latest news on yoga issues, safety, research and yoga related book reviews with some fantastic retreat and training ideas for exploring and deepening your yoga learning.

Each issue also provides updates on the work completed by the association, its volunteers, and working groups.

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Health Funds

Yoga has become an accepted part of the Australian health-care system and growing numbers of health insurance funds are now paying benefits for yoga. Yoga Australia Registered Teacher status is the ‘gold standard’ that provides Funds with the quality assurances they are seeking.

Yoga, health and health insurance are increasingly becoming of interest to a broad range of people in our community. In these pages Yoga Australia provides information, including research findings, about yoga and how it relates to health and health insurance, for the benefit of the broader community including those who may currently attend classes taught by Yoga Australia Registered Teachers, those who may be considering attending yoga classes, or yoga students considering their private health insurance options.

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Helping connect members with career opportunities.

Whether you are seeking work or volunteer opportunities or seeking staff, Yoga Australia is here to help.

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