Just Be Yoga adopts the code of ethics and code of conduct created by Yoga Alliance. Yoga Alliance is a national organization that registers yoga teachers and yoga teacher schools who have complied with their required educational standards. Yoga Alliance sets the standards for both teachers and programs.
Code of Ethics for Yoga Teachers
As a Yoga instructor, I will strive to live in accordance with the principles of Yoga. To the best of my ability, I will adhere to the precepts of the yamas and niyamas, which include non-violence, truthfulness, and purity. As I am dedicated to the well being of my students, I will conduct myself with integrity in all my interactions with them. I will present my qualifications honestly and share the teachings with humility and respect. I will do my best to keep up with my yoga practice both for my personal growth and to be a good example for my students. I realize that it is a privilege to serve in this way, and I am grateful for the opportunity to do so.
YOGA ALLIANCE PREAMBLE TO CODE OF CONDUCT
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. 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 yoga ethics.
YOGA ALLIANCE CODE OF CONDUCT
As 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, shall refer students to seek alternative instruction, advice, treatment or direction.
Create and maintain a safe, clean and comfortable environment for the practice of yoga.
Actively encourage diversity by respecting all students regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religion affiliations 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.
Adhere to all local government and national laws that pertain to my yoga and teaching business.