Online yoga teacher training 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. Once you have registered and enrolled in your chosen course, you will receive access to all course materials.
Please refer to each course page 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. Zama Institute courses are recognised by Yoga Australia.
Once graduated from your teacher training course, it is a requirement that all teachers must obtain insurance to teach.We recommend using Insurance House. The following steps will guide you through the process to ensure you select a cover based on your qualification:
- Go to https://www.insurancehouse.com.au/buy-online
- Select ‘Health Professionals’
- Select relevant qualification/s - if you are qualified for multiple please select all that applies to you:
- Pilates/Hypnolates (including matwork)
- Then click ‘Next’
- Fill out your business details - here it will ask you how much you would like to be covered for and whether you have had to make a claim before.
- Then click ‘Next’
- Your policy details will be displayed, if you are happy with the cover click ‘Buy Policy’.
- Create an account and follow the prompts to complete your purchase.
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 Zama, to teach all over the world. If you wish to obtain insurance to teach in the United States or Canada, insurance companies have different stipulations for the US & Canada based on the laws in those countries and you must be a resident to obtain insurance directly with an American or Canadian insurance company. However, residents of the US and Canada who graduate from a Zama Institute course are able to purchase insurance cover to teach in the US and Canada.
There is no set schedule with regards to reading the required texts alongside the course work and this is left up to the autonomy of each student, to progress through all content in a way that best suits you.
As the course is set out in topic-specific modules, for example in our 200hr Yoga Teacher Training course with Module 4 encompassing the Anatomy and Physiology section of the training, this can result in a heavy study-load if you work through Module 4 all at once. The Yoga Anatomy text correlates mainly to this module, so if you are methodically progressing through the course Modules in order, it will benefit you to also read the full Yoga Anatomy text throughout Module 4.
Another way of approaching the coursework is to tackle one or two headings from each Module at a time (in conjunction with reading the relevant texts) and then moving to another Module topic, so that you are reviewing a range of different topics for a more comprehensive learning experience.
It really depends on how you best learn - whether you prefer to dive deep into one topic at a time or absorbing smaller, more manageable pieces of information across the scope of the course.
The minimum number of student participants per class is just 1 student. You can definitely teach one on one classes and include these in your Teaching Journal, however, we do recommend using this teacher training to get experience with teaching an array of different sized classes if possible, as these all come with their own challenges and different focal requirements.
Please also ensure you are taking a photo of at least one student actively participating in your class (get their permission prior to the class) for your journal.
Additional costs to consider, that are not included in our course fees, include (but are not limited to) those associated with purchasing the required texts, any props necessary for your own practice and teaching assessments, studio fees or subscription fees for any classes you choose to participate in to complete your practice journal, etc.