Yoga Australia is a member-based organisation comprising qualified yoga professionals and those in training, yoga teacher trainers, retired yoga professionals and people invested in the yoga industry. Our mission is to develop and promote best practice, to support and represent yoga professionals in Australia from all traditions and styles, and to educate and inform the general community and professional groups about yoga.
Yoga Australia brings together professionals from all traditions, styles and backgrounds to provide mutual support and professional recognition of yoga in Australia. Yoga Australia proudly upholds high training and professional development standards, with international recognition of our registered members. Yoga students and the community are assured that a Yoga Australia registered professional meets recognised standards.
Our members have access to professional support networks; quality continuing professional development; professional publications and resources; registration for the purposes of health insurance rebates; a comprehensive website with individual profile pages for each registered member, search functionality and promotion of member’s services; and assistance with the promotion of yoga to the general public.
Our governance framework and processes are designed to ensure Yoga Australia achieves its stated mission effectively, ethically, in line with relevant regulations and standards and meet community expectations.
Planning is challenging in the shifting and unpredictable environment caused by the Covid-19 Pandemic. Our energy at Yoga Australia during this past two years has (and will remain) focused on member needs; continually monitoring and adapting to these needs has been our ‘call sign’ during the pandemic.
Our governance framework is described in our Constitution. Yoga Australia was established to develop and promote best practice for Yoga.
- Support and represent Yoga teachers in Australia, from all traditions and styles; and
- Educate and inform the general community and professional groups about Yoga.
Whilst this Principle Purpose does not change, our immediate focus, as reflected in the strategic plan, vision and mission does shift from time to time to best reflect how we deliver on our purpose within the context of the current environment and the immediate needs of the organisation and its members.
The 2021-2024 Yoga Australia Strategic Plan
The 2021-2024 Strategic Plan reflects how the organisation, which placed supporting and advocating for our members at the core of its focus during the pandemic, will continue to strengthen and build this vibrant community of yoga teachers, yoga therapists and teacher trainers committed to delivering high quality yoga across Australia.