WellBeing

In safe hands

Yoga Australia first began in 1999. How did the idea come to life?

Yoga Australia, formally known as the Yoga Teachers Association (YTA), was established out of concern for the safety of yoga classes delivered at the time. Incorporated in 1999, with Jose Goossens as the first president, it had the task of establishing standards for yoga teaching in terms of minimum standards for training and experience. This became the first set of standards for membership of the YTA. The standards were

You're reading a preview, sign up to read more.

More from WellBeing

WellBeing8 min read
Good Guy
I first met Guy Leech at a golf course. His beaming smile and speedy speech were captivating. At 55, Leech exudes the same charismatic energy as in his 1980s heyday. His golden years as undefeated winner of Ironman (seven times), Coolangatta Gold (tw
WellBeing2 min read
Wellness Work
It’s a muggy Tuesday evening in Sydney’s inner west and I’m sharing the space of my local yoga studio for a 60-minute asana practice. Our teacher, Phoebe, is shedding new light on a Sanskrit word I had only ever thought of in a particular manner. Dha
WellBeing8 min read
Freedom In The Alps
Water sizzles into steam as it hits the heated rocks, blasting up into the sauna and colouring the thick air with hints of lavender. Colin, almost in a trance, begins to wave a towel through the steam, weaving it around his body, taking long breaths