With two million Australian practising this activity and almost 1.2 practising pilates, the number of yoga instructors is constantly rising.
Working out outdoors, practising a mindful, aerobic, holistic physical activity like yoga has become increasingly requested. Choosing to work as a yoga instructor is therefore quite remunerative and trendy (there are over 8.000 professionals in the field all over Australia at the moment!).
Although one can see their foreign qualification recognized, it’s always better to attain one of the two currently available in Australia since it’s quite a competitive field of interest.
Each certification will provide advanced, in-depth training regarding systematic posture analysis, breathing techniques, meditation and the ethical and philosophical aspects of the profession.
CERTIFICATE IV in Yoga Teaching (duration: 52 weeks, attendance: twice a week full-time)
It allows the future teachers to learn how to perform a wide range of yoga practices safely and confidently, recognizing healthy body systems, provide first aid but also how to teach a general class (planning and delivering of group-based learning, working within the school framework and workplace) and establishing long-lasting client relationships.
The classes include anatomy, physiology, sequencing, adjustments and meditation modules.
DIPLOMA of Yoga Teaching (duration: 52 weeks, attendance: twice a week full-time)
It takes the asana knowledge, philosophy and managerial competencies taught in the Certificate IV to the next level, offering the training needed to those who want to become yoga masters, develop and monitor tailored yoga programs and run a small studio or health centre.
Apart from acquiring a wide range of practices, it also provides the skills for students to be able to teach advanced classes, make lifestyle assessments and provide advice, develop and use emotional intelligence as well as undertake small business planning and administrative systems.
Campus: Sydney and Melbourne
Course features (starting date, price and duration): subject to variations according to the enrolment period, course duration, holiday duration, selected city, selected school, enrolment costs and school supplies.
Payment: quarterly instalments
- English at an upper-intermediate level (equivalent to 5.5 IELTS)
- A High School Diploma
Job opportunities in Australia:
- Yoga teacher in gyms or studios. The teacher may be self-employed or contracted by a larger company
- Yoga studio owner/manager
- Program Coordinator
- Specialist yoga teacher working within niche markets e.g. different life stages, special needs, advanced techniques and chronic conditions.
Average hourly pay: $30 – 40
Average annual pay: $40,000 – 60,000
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