Frequently asked questions are just that; questions that we receive most often. Click on the questions below to see the answer!
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Courses that grant a qualification upon graduation are registered with appropriate industry bodies. Please refer to each course for specific course registration information.
Courses that upgrade qualifications attract CPD points with relevant industry bodies and are registered where required.
Technically, you need to complete a minimum of 200 hours of formal training to obtain a qualification that entitles you to apply for insurance to teach yoga. Formal training consists of yoga teacher training courses that are offered with the intention to provide a qualification. For example, undertaking 200 hours of yoga classes does not qualify you as a yoga teacher for insurance purposes. It is a good idea to enrol in a course that is registered and recognised by an industry body to ensure you can obtain adequate insurance. YIMI courses are recognised by Yoga Australia.
Yes, definitely! The minimum amount of yoga teacher training to teach worldwide is 200hrs. Australian yoga teachers can get insurance to teach, with a 200hr registered course such as the ones that we offer here at YIMI, to teach all over the world - excluding the US & Canada. Insurance companies have different stipulations for the US & Canada based on the laws in those countries. However, residents of the US and Canada can do a YIMI course in Australia, including YIMI's online and distance courses, and will then be able to purchase insurance cover to teach in the US and Canada.
Residents of all other countries can enrol in YIMI's online and distance courses and can teach worldwide (excluding the US and Canada) once insurance is purchased for the applicable country/ies.
Our Brookfield studio is amongst the trees and greenery of the beautiful Upper Brookfield. Public transport will only take you so far so it’s best to drive or car share where possible. Maps and full details can be found on our campuses page.
Yes! A list of places to stay nearby can be found on our accommodation page.
Distance yoga teacher training includes personal mentoring sessions with a teacher at YIMI. Your assignments are monitored and marked throughout the course and guidance is given as you progress. The distance course is suited to those who prefer more guidance throughout their learning.
The online course is structured for self-directed learning. You will have access to all course materials and your final teaching assignments will be assessed. You will have a mentoring session at the end of the course to discuss your progress and teaching assessment. This course is ideal for those who prefer to work independently and who may have access to a regular teacher that they can work with.
If you’re struggling to find a course that suits your availability please contact us for other options including mixed intakes. Whilst we recommend committing to one full course intake, we understand that life isn’t always smooth sailing and our dates may not fit into your year, so we will do our best to find you a solution.
If there are just one or two dates that clash then we can send you alternative make up days providing we know the dates you will miss before the course begins. Please contact us if you are unsure.
Distance and Online courses can be started at any time - no waiting for course intakes or start dates, you can begin at a time that suits you and your lifestyle.