Dominique Salerno is a passionate and inspired yoga practitioner, teacher, and educator.
In 2000 she co-founded the founded the Australian Yoga Academy with her husband Anthony, which they owned and operated until 2021.
Over twenty years, they established nine yoga studios around Melbourne and graduated almost 1000 fully qualified yoga teachers who are teaching and changing lives around Australia and the world.
Dominique has spent the last 2 decades providing the highest quality public classes and professional training for Yoga Teachers at a foundation level as well as in specialist subject areas.
In addition to her many years teaching and studying in Australia, Dominique spent over 12 months in India, Thailand and Taiwan studying Ashtanga Yoga, Pranayama, Sanskrit, Yogic Philosophy and Ayurvedic Medicine.
Dominique has studied extensively in a wide range of fields including.
- Bachelor of Communication
- Postgraduate Diploma of Mass Communication
- Postgraduate Diploma of Holistic Counselling
- Diploma of Classical, (Raja) Yoga 350 hours
- Yoga Alliance ERYT 1500+ hours Gold Designation
- 500 + hours Ashtanga Yoga and Advanced Pranayama Certification
- Certificate of Ayurvedic Medicine (Mysore Karnataka, India)
- Reiki level 3. (Usui System)
Her teachers and influences include Dr. Robert E. Svoboda, Sri. O.P. Tiwari, Richard Freeman, Paul Dallaghan, Simon Borg – Olivier, Neil Barker, Tracy Cooper, Jeff Lichty, Harmony Slater, Dr. Shantala Priyardrshini, Dr. Remitha K.K. and Professor Nagaraja Rao.
She continues to lecture and teach both public classes and teacher trainings. And currently offers a selection of public livestream pranayama and Ashtanga Vinyasa practice groups as well as a Yoga Teachers Post Graduate Mentoring Program and 50 hr Pranayama Certification.
Dominique believes that yoga is a tool for navigating our lives and developing our human potential. She is a rare individual with the unique ability to communicate the internal benefits of practice, complex theory and technique and timeless spiritual concepts in a practical and down to earth manner.
Her open heart, indomitable energy and relaxed approach enable her to truly connect with her students, inspiring those she works with to empower all areas of their lives.