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Yoga Professional

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Prove you have the right skills. Give your career credibility and become a Registered Yoga Professional on the AUSactive Register of Professionals.

View the Scope of Practice for a Registered Yoga Professional.

What is a Registered Yoga Professional?

  • The core role of a Registered Yoga Professional is to plan and deliver safe and effective Yoga programs for individuals and groups
  • Typically works independently (may be self-employed or an employee) and may support or lead other Registered Yoga Professionals
  • May work within various settings such as a fitness facility, recreation facility, community facility or studio
  • Offer an integrated set of practices aligned to the needs of the individual and/or group in-line with your initial qualification, continuing education and the Code of Ethical Conduct
  • Delivers Yoga services designed for participation by individuals and groups

Being a Yoga & Pilates Professional Member with AUSactive gives you:

  • Directory Listing – Profile On Professional Register
  • Discounted Rates for First Aid & CPR
  • HR & IR Hotline
  • Member Branding
  • Registration Certificate
  • Monthly eNews
  • AUSactive Quarterly Publication
  • Monthly Skill Session & Webinars

Cost

12 month membership – $125
24 month membership – $195

What are the Requirements to become a Registered Yoga Professional

To gain or maintain registration, Yoga Professionals are required to complete the minimum level approved education requirements and/or qualification for registration and abide by AUSactive’s Code of Ethical Conduct. They must hold a current vocational nationally endorsed first aid and CPR certification. Competency in delivering Yoga services is enhanced through the completion of AUSactive approved continuing education programs or other recognised activities as defined in the CEC Guidelines.

Yoga Professional Registration Prerequisites

Registration as a Yoga Professional requires submission of formal evidence of the following:

  • Certificate of Completionprovided by a recognised Yoga education provider. Yoga course completed must meet the foundation requirements for registration categories outlined below.
  • Hold a current nationally recognised First Aid (renewed every 3 years) and CPR (renewed annually).
  • Demonstrate a minimum of 20 CECs in the previous 24-months relevant to Yoga (not required if the initial formal education outlined below was completed within the past 2-years)
  • Submission of a AUSactive approved 200-Hour teacher training certificate OR;
  • Submission of a 200-hour Yoga Australia or Yoga Alliance approved teacher training certificate
  • Submit evidence of current or recent registration (within the past 12-months) with Yoga Australia or Yoga Alliance in the relevant category;
  • Where the registrant has not held registration with the above bodies in the past 12-months, they must supply the below evidence;
    • Personal practice log indicating a minimum of 12-months personal practice;
    • A letter of endorsement confirming your 12-months of practice and experience from a AUSactive Registered Yoga Professional, Yoga Australia or Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher.
  • Submission of a AUSactive approved 350-Hour teacher training certificate OR;
  • Submission of a 350-hour Yoga Australia or Yoga Alliance approved teacher training certificate;
  • Submit evidence of current or recent registration (within the past 12-months) with Yoga Australia or Yoga Alliance in the relevant category;
  • Where the registrant has not held registration with the above bodies in the past 12-months, they must supply the below evidence;
    • Personal practice log indicating a minimum of 12-months personal practice;
    • A letter of endorsement confirming your 12-months of practice and experience from a AUSactive Registered Yoga Professional, Yoga Australia or Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher.
  • If the registrant has not held professional registration and completed the course in less than 12 months – they must submit evidence of structured mentoring from a suitably qualified Registered Yoga Professional or Teacher (via an agreement and log – at least once per week) until 12 months of combined study and mentoring has been met.
  • Submission of a AUSactive approved 500-Hour teacher training certificate OR;
  • Submission of a 500-hour Yoga Australia or Yoga Alliance approved teacher training certificate;
  • Submit evidence of a minimum of 5-years and 500 hours teaching via;
    • A current resume indicating the required teaching experience;
    • A letter of endorsement from your employer or a recent employer verifying your hours of experience teaching;
    • A statutory declaration stating that you have at least 5-years personal practice, a minimum of 5 years of teaching experience and 500 hours of teaching experience
  • Submission of a AUSactive approved 1000-Hour teacher training certificate OR;
  • Submission of a 1000-hour Yoga Australia or Yoga Alliance approved teacher training certificate;
  • Submit evidence of a minimum of 10-years+ and 1000 hours teaching via;
    • A current resume indicating the required teaching experience;
    • A letter of endorsement from your employer or a recent employer verifying your hours of experience teaching;
    • A statutory declaration stating that you have greater than 10-years personal practice, 10 years of teaching experience and 1000 hours of teaching experience
  • Maintain current nationally recognised First Aid (required to renew every 3 years) and CPR (required to annually).
  • Accumulate the applicable amount of Continuing Education Credits (CECs) relevant to Yoga for each registration period (refer to Professional Development section below)
    • minimum of 10 CECs for those registered for 12-months, or
    • minimum of 20 CECs for those registered for 24-months
The following criteria applies for Yoga Professionals in addition to the methods to accumulate CECs referenced in the AUSactive CEC Guidelines until December 31st, 2022.
  • AUSactive will recognise education approved by Yoga Australia, Yoga Alliance or REPs India, in addition to the existing CEC Guidelines. This will allow Yoga Professionals to claim CECs that are directly related to Yoga, on a 1 CEC per 1.5 learning hour ratio.
  • Non-CEC approved activities “relevant” to Yoga, will be considered through the affiliated education CEC allocations, based on their registration level and recognition from a credible third-party organisation (i.e. SMA). This may apply to relevant movement, anatomy, physiology, business or other appropriate non-CEC approved programs. Affiliate education requirements apply, as per the CEC Guidelines.
  • Attending Yoga classes will not be considered for CECs unless it forms part of a structured mentoring relationship as per the CEC Guidelines.
  • Note that all other activities in the CEC Guidelines that apply to existing REPs will also apply to Yoga Professionals, except where the activity is not relevant to their registration category.
Category CEC Allocation Example
Affiliated Education (Education not submitted by Education/Training provider for CEC approval)
Yoga Specific Education 1 CEC per 1.5 hours of education time* Yoga specific education approved by a credible third party (i.e. Yoga Australia, Yoga Alliance)
Affiliated Educatio 1 CEC per 2 hours of Education (CEC caps apply) Education relevant to Yoga practice approved by a credible body (e.g. SMA)

* Certificate of completion and education outline must be supplied. Additional evidence may be requested.

Quality Assurance Program

AUSactive’s Quality Assurance Employment program provides businesses with the confidence and guarantees that their exercise professionals and employees are following industry best practice, protocols and guidelines.

Our Registered Yoga Professionals can choose to complete a 3-month accreditation program at no additional cost. The accreditation program consists of seven modules including working with a suitably qualified mentor. Once completed you will receive a AAA rating and digital credential.

Accredited professionals will receive further discounts on their insurance, they will be highlighted in the AUSactive consumer directories as well as providing a trust mark of professionalism and standards, the AAA designation helps in their career advancement, improving earning potential, knowledge sharing with industry peers and building professional brand and credibility.

Membership Cost

Yoga Professional

12 month membership – $125 24 month membership – $195

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