As the peak body for yoga in Australia, Yoga Australia actively undertakes policy advocacy to encourage action and change to improve the quality of the yoga industry in Australia to effectively represent their members.
A primary goal of our advocacy is to inform and protect the public by setting and monitoring high professional standards. The Code of Professional Conduct details the standards of professional and ethical behaviour required of registered yoga professionals in Australia. Members have a responsibility to deliver safe and effective yoga services based on current evidence, best practice and where applicable, validated research.
Yoga Australia actively undertakes advocacy work by engaging with all levels of government, health industry organisations and health and wellness professionals to support their understanding of yoga standards. Advocacy also focuses on a broader understanding of yoga as an established modality to support health and well-being. Evidence through reputable research and case studies demonstrate the significant impact that yoga can have in many parts of the community.
Yoga Australia will continue to work with these sectors to promote the development of effective policy and collaborative frameworks which will support change and advance the yoga industry. We also actively participate in forums where yoga policy can be discussed, and collaborate with primary and secondary stakeholders both within yoga and the broader community.
Yoga Australia policy advocacy aims include:
When undertaking our policy advocacy activities, Yoga Australia will ensure:
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