This Code of Conduct
is a summation and declaration of acceptable, ethical and professional behavior
by which all Registered Yoga Teachers (RYT) and Registered Yoga Schools
(RYS) agree to conduct the teaching and business of Yoga.
Code is not intended to supersede the Code of Conduct/Ethics of any school or
tradition but is intended to be a basis for yoga ethics.
As a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT) or representative
of a Registered Yoga School (RYS) of Yoga Alliance South Africa,
I agree to uphold the ethical goals set forth in the following Code of Conduct:
* Adhere to
the traditional yoga principles as written in the Yamas and Niyamas.
Schools & Yoga Teachers should pass on the Yoga methods to their students,
in a way to help them to understand the true essence of Yoga,
* Uphold the
integrity of my yoga profession by conducting myself in a professional and conscientious
* Create and maintain a safe, clean and comfortable environment for
the practice of yoga.
* Actively encourage diversity by respecting all students
regardless of age, ethnicity, gender, physical limitations or religion affiliations.
* Respect the rights, dignity and privacy of all students.
* The teacher
should be able to adapt her/his teaching to the students. requirements, in order
to meet their individual needs and to respect their limits.
* Adhere to local
government and national laws that pertain to best business practice.
from International Yoga Federation)