PREAMBLE TO CODE OF CONDUCT
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. The Code is
not intended to supersede the Code of Conduct/Ethics of
any school or tradition, but is intended to be a basis for
a Registrant of Yoga Alliance and as a Registered Yoga Teacher
(RYT) or representative of a Registered Yoga School (RYS),
I agree to uphold the ethical goals set forth in the following
Code of Conduct:
Uphold the integrity of my vocation by conducting myself
in a professional and conscientious manner.
Acknowledge the limitations of my skills and scope of practice
and where appropriate, refer students to seek alternative
instruction, advice, treatment, or direction.
Create and maintain a safe, clean, and comfortable environment
for the practice of yoga.
Encourage diversity actively by respecting all students
regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender,
ethnicity, religion affiliation, or sexual orientation.
Respect the rights, dignity, and privacy of all students.
Avoid words and actions that constitute sexual harassment.
Adhere to the traditional yoga principles as written in
the Yamas and Niyamas.
Follow all local government and national laws that pertain
to my yoga teaching and business.