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Dealing with Health Funds, Professional Insurance and CPD Requirements

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Professional Insurance

We recommend you obtain professional advice and carefully consider which insurance policy and company best meets your needs.

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Why our registration is voluntary

In Australia (and internationally) any person can conduct business as a yoga professional, including setting up a studio and offering teacher training courses without proof of experience, training standards or professional registration. 

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Health Funds

In October 2017, the Federal Government announced some changes to the Health Fund rebates which impacted rebates for yoga and other natural therapies. From 1st April 2019, yoga was removed from all health fund lists. Click below to find out the actions Yoga Australia has taken.

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Continuing Professional Development

The Yoga Australia Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Policy requires Register Yoga Teacher to undertake CPD activities, which earn at least 12 CPD points in each year of membership.

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Mentoring

Mentoring is the guidance given between teacher and trainee, as well as the ongoing professional and personal guidance necessary for all yoga teachers, at all levels of experience, as part of the continuing journey of yoga. Yoga Australia strongly encourages all members, from level 1 to level 3 teachers to engage in mentoring. It is also a requirement that provisional members, who spent less than 12 months in training, receive mentoring in order to become full members. Yoga Australia has initiated a Register of Mentors to facilitate a modern culture of life-long mentoring that for centuries has been an integral part of Yoga traditions.

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Event Guidelines

A great member benefit is the ability to publish your own workshop or event, here on our website to help increase exposure. Learn more about the guidelines on the events and workshops you can list as a member of Yoga Australia

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