Code of Ethics for Yoga Teacher Training
We acknowledge the unique and sensitive nature of the student-teacher relationship and recognise that ethical behaviour is the foundation of all good Yoga practice and Yoga teacher training. We believe that it is the responsibility of the Yoga teacher to ensure a safe environment in which a student can grow physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
Our Code of Ethics lists important principles of conduct that guide our ethical and professional behaviour. It is intended to serve as a basis for Yoga ethics for our teachers and students and corresponds with the recommendations of Patanjali in the Yoga Sutras, Yamas and Niyamas: Ahimsa, acting with care; Satya, speaking truth in the service of all; Asteya, behaving honestly; Brahmacharya, being wise and caring in sexual conduct.
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Code of Ethics
As teachers of the Living Yoga Advanced Teacher Training we agree to uphold the highest professional standards as set forth in the following Code of Ethics.
- We welcome all students with respect and friendliness and do not discriminate against or refuse professional help to anyone on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.
- We make only realistic statements regarding the benefits of Yoga, make responsible decisions to determine if and when we can assist a student, and use our yogic knowledge and skills only for their benefit.
- We provide rehabilitative and therapeutic instruction only for those problems or issues that are within the reasonable boundaries of our competence.
- We do not misrepresent our professional qualifications and promote our services with accuracy and dignity.
- We establish and maintain professional relationship boundaries at all times.
- We understand that all forms of sexual behaviour or harassment with students is unethical, and use only appropriate methods of touch when assisting students.
- We conduct our public and private affairs with honesty in all financial, material, emotional and spiritual interactions.
- We respect the rights, dignity and privacy of all students, and treat all communications from students with professional confidence
Yoga Teacher Training Student Rights and Responsibilities
Students have the right to:
- Pursue their training in an environment that is without harassment or discrimination.
- Be always treated with respect, dignity and fairness.
- Expect confidentiality in all personal matters.
- Have their learning needs known and addressed by the teacher.
- Receive training and assessment from competent and experienced teachers.
- Appeal an assessment decision and be re-assessed if found not yet competent after initial assessment.
It is the responsibility of the student to:
- Ensure that all current policies and procedures at a training venue are understood and adhered to.
- Seek clarification from the course director if a policy or procedure is not understood.
- Attend all classes in a timely, courteous, and professional manner.
- Respect the rights of other students, clients and employees of a training venue.
- Keep confidential any information of a personal nature obtained during the Courses.
- Make all reasonable efforts to achieve the competencies specified in the training plan and take advantage of all learning opportunities.
- Maintain a true record of practice in a learning log/Yoga journal.
Code of Conduct
You will be asked to sign a code of conduct at Module 1. This is a declaration of agreed acceptable, ethical and professional behaviour between students and teachers. Our teachers also sign this code of conduct.
Please email [email protected] if you wish to have an advance copy.