We are looking forward to you becoming a member of YogaNZ, and supporting you on your professional journey. Our team are here to help you if you require assistance in filling out this application.
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Once the application is submitted YogaNZ will have this in for processing for 7-10 working days, and we will contact you if any additional information is required.
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1. A digital copy of your entry Yoga Teacher Training qualification(s)
Please have a copy of your intital qualifications/training certificates – scanned copies or clear photo. Other evidence can be considered such as references, referees, confirmations from education providers.
Please click here to see the process for which REPs will recognise your particular qualification(s).
2. Evidence of your Yoga Teaching Experience
For those who would be level 3 or level 4 (over 500 Hours and over 5 years of professional yoga teaching) Yoga Teachers Members, we would ask for evidence of your total years and minimum hours od professional yoga teacher. You can find the Yoga New Zealand Membership Guidelines on the
Membership Information page.
3. A copy of your First Aid Certificate
This can be in the form of a scanned copy or a clear photo of your First Aid certificate. You can find the Yoga New Zealand First Aid Policy on the
Membership Information page.
4. Documentation if you have changed your name
If you have changed your name AND it is different from the name of you qualification(s), we would need evidence of the name change to issue the membership in your new name. This can be a scanned copy or clear photo of your Marriage or Civil Union certificate, OR copy of your deed poll documentation OR a copy of your birth certificate showing the change of name.
You have the option of making payment via Credit Card or direct payment into our bank account.
First time application fee is $57.50
Standard Annual Membership fee is $135.00.
(insurance not included)
Standard Annual Membership + Insurance Cover fee is $243.00.
If an additional verification is required to map your yoga teacher training to the curriculum an additional fee of $99.00 may apply. YogaNZ will confirm this when your application is processed.
As you have been a Member of Yoga NZ the training and experience section may have some questions you have previously answered.
With YogaNZ now under the umbrella organisation of ExerciseNZ - we are starting fresh with new levels and we may not have all your previous information at hand.
Please complete the application in as much detail as you can so we can have the most up to date information for you.
As you have noted that you have over 500 hours of professional Yoga teaching, we require evidence of this experience to ascertain whether you would meet the membership level 3 or 4 requirements. For more information please see the YogaNZ Membership Curriculum
Evidence can be in the form of:- References - Referees (from clients, employers, or colleagues)
Evidence can be in the form of:
- Teacher Training Certificates
- Emails from training providers
- References and Referees (from clients, employers, or colleagues)
-A phone interview/verification with a YogaNZ Council Member can be used to confirm knowledge, skill, and training experience if the above are unavailable.
Yoga Therapy Membership requires the completion of specific training in Yoga Therapy.
Specific training to become a yoga therapist is to have a minimum of 650 hours over a minimum of 2 years. This is in addition to a solid foundation in yoga teaching to include a minimum of: 350 hours of training over 2 years, 300 hours of regular yoga teaching, and a regular personal practice of 2 years.
Yoga New Zealand membership has the requirement to hold and maintain a valid Comprehensive First Aid certificate.
With your YogaNZ Membership you can purchase discounted insurance to cover your Yoga Teaching.
The Insurance Covers:
Please see YogaNZ's Insurance Information for more details: YogaNZ Membership
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