Yoga

“Yoga does not just change the way we see things, it transforms the person who sees.”

B.K.S Iyengar

It is hard to imagine a better place to do sports than Australia with its breathtaking landscapes and thousands of kilometers of beaches and access to the ocean. Australians just love sports, no matter where you go in this country it is likely there, you will see somebody practicing various sports from hiking, yoga, jogging, cycling, climbing, to swimming and surfing. Yoga is one of the oldest paths of self-development and inner growth cultivated by man. The system of yoga together with its philosophy originates from India, and came into being during the formation of civilization, and was fully formed around the 3rd century BC. It means it is the philosophy and exercises longest practiced by humans. It aims to master both body and mind. Yoga offers us a system of daily practice with very quick measurable results. It is still popular today and is a great relaxation option in a busy world where many people dream of getting rid of stress and strengthening their bodies. By becoming a yoga instructor, you teach others how to apply teachings and practices in the progress of improving their health and wellbeing.

How do I become a yoga instructor in Australia? What is the qualification for yoga teacher?

To become a Yoga Instructor in Australia, first you will need to complete a 200 Hour accredited Yoga Teacher Training. It will give you the certification to teach. To register as a yoga teacher, you should have a teaching experience of at least two years and at least 300 hours of regular yoga teaching and obtain a fitness and health degree in bachelor’s in education (B. Ed) with specialization in Yoga course or obtain a Diploma in yoga training.

Usually, yoga courses last from a few weeks to a few years depending on the style of Yoga. You will gain knowledge and get a chance to enhance and elevate your practice, you will study history and philosophy, and you will learn how to meditate.

What are the best yoga courses in Australia?

  • 10696NAT – Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching
  • 10697NAT – Diploma of Yoga Teaching
  • 10865NAT Certificate IV in Yoga Teaching
  • 10677NAT Diploma of Yoga Management

Why is yoga teacher training so expensive?

Yoga teacher training is costly, for 200-hour and 500-hour courses will generally run from A$1,000 to A$5,000 depending on what kind of yoga you choose to practice. It is a big investment to teach yoga, both in money and time. One of the reasons why is yoga teacher training so expensive because of the security of being a part of a reputable association – Yoga Alliance. You will gain your knowledge and then pass the exams conducted by QCI or YOGA ALLIANCE to become certified.

Can a beginner do yoga teacher training?

Of course! Everyone starts their career path somewhere. We always must start from the first step. Many places run classes for beginner yoga teachers, the style will vary from studio to studio and trainer to trainer. Probably the best idea is to start with a traditional hatha yoga course, but this can also depend on your tastes. You can try several styles of yoga and choose which one you feel most comfortable with and want to develop in.

What is the highest level of yoga?

The highest level of Yoga is called – Padmasana (Lotus). The Lotus is a symbol full of meaning for the Yoga practitioner. It symbolizes beauty, purity, and spirituality. It rises from the mud of ignorance and always floats, showing us the path of confusion to enlightenment. The water here symbolizes the world, and the lotus symbolizes man and their strong connection – the lotus flower can only grow in water, so sentient beings can only grow and achieve realization in this world. Yogis live in this world of inner peace just like the lotus that floats on the surface of the water, untouched by water – desire, anger, difficulties, and miseries. They are free, even when the world tries to lead them astray through waves of emotions and desires.

Padmasana is known as the highest and “royal” Asana because it is the only seated position in which the spine is completely straightened so that the lungs are completely free to breathe. Most importantly, it opens and activates the nerve centers corresponding to the chakras along the spine. The opening of each chakra unfolds new levels of consciousness. Therefore Yogis always sit down for deep meditation in Padmasana so-called Lotus Position.

How do I become a yoga instructor in Australia?

First, start from your regular practice (at least 3 times a week) and then sign up for registered yoga teacher training to gain a yoga certification. Choose the yoga style you like the best and Build a niche for yourself. After some time of training start offering private classes.

How much can a yoga instructor earn?

Yoga is a great career choice for both earning good money and for reaming in good spiritual equilibrium in your life. As a yoga instructor, you will not only teach various yoga asanas (postures) and breathing techniques but also guide others to reach eternal harmony, improve mental and physical wellbeing.

A personal yoga instructor pays ranges from A$93,779 per year in Australia and the average salary per hour in Australia for a yoga instructor is A$47.96.