Established in October 2012 in Australia by a group of world renowned yogis from the UK, the US, Italy, India and Australia direct scholars and friends of Shri K. Pattabhi Jois, Derek Ireland and Yogacharya B.K.S. Iyengar, Yoga Alliance (Australia) is a great platform bringing together yoga teachers, Schools and Studios from a variety of lineages and traditions seeking to uplift and advance the practice of yoga.
We are an inclusive organisation led by a volunteer board of directors, most of whom are experienced yoga teachers and have backgrounds in fields such as law, technology, finance and business.
We are not a ‘Yoga Governing Body’ that control yoga. We accredit yoga professionals and schools that has met our 200 minimum curricular standards relating to yoga health and safety, teaching techniques and methodologies, yoga principles, history and philosophy and ethics.
The accreditation of Yoga Teachers and Training Programs is an independent non-governmental internationally recognised process of validation adopted by Yoga Organisations worldwide to promote the safe teaching and practice of yoga in an unregulated industry.
As an ever evolving organisation, through strategic planning and rigorous budget management, in association with the Yoga Alliance Academy® we award scholarships to prospective students with exceptional circumstances. Our scholarship programme is intended to support aspiring yoga teachers in their yoga journey and continual learning and development.
Through the Yoga Alliance Academy® we offer affordable, comprehensive, worldwide accredited 250 hour foundational level 1 advanced Teacher Training Programs and 150 hour programs for beginners and advanced students.
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