Code of conduct

This Code of Conduct is a summation and declaration of acceptable, ethical, and professional behaviour by which all Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teachers agree to conduct the teaching and business of Yoga.

As a registrant on the Academy for Teacher Training course, I agree to uphold the following ethical principles:

  • Conduct myself in a professional and conscientious manner. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that my practices and behaviour conform to the representations I make about myself in holding myself as a Yoga practitioner.

  • Ensure good time-keeping, arriving on time for the start of the course each day and returning from breaks at the allocated time.

  • Attend 100% of the course contact hours, unless there is an exceptional circumstance. In which case alternative arrangements will need to be made with Diane Lee, Senior Teacher, in order for contact hours to be completed.

  • 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 by respecting all students regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

  • Respect the rights, dignity and privacy of all students.

  • Avoid words and actions that constitute sexual harassment or harassment.

  • Adhere to the traditional Yoga principles as written in the Yamas and Niyamas.

  • I agree to comply with the conditions and requirements as set out in the course curriculum, and accept that failure to do so will disqualify me from any accreditation.

  • I furthermore vow to uphold the standards of the teachings I have been given, and to maintain and promote the good name of Yoga at all times.

  • Complete and meet assignment and practical assessment deadlines, ensuring all work produced is your own work. Give reference to any resources used to help complete your written work.

  • Seek help if needed at anytime during the course.

  • Dress appropriately, wearing clothes that allow for full movements in the practical aspects of the course.

  • Behave and speak with respect to everyone, ensuring your actions do not offend others.

  • Comply with all terms and conditions as laid out in the course.

  • Treat all course property and equipment within the Yoga studio with respect.

  • Follow the health and safety guidelines of the studio and the teacher training course at all times.

  • Show respect to the surrounding rooms, buildings and members of the public and dispose of any litter responsibly.

  • Mobile phones should be on silent.

  • Seek the permission of anyone you wish to take pictures or videos of whilst on the course.  Confirm they are happy for these to be used on a website or social media before using them.

  • Follow all local government and national laws that pertain to my Yoga teaching and business.

I accept that failure to do so may lead to the annulment of any accreditation obtained from the Academy for Teacher Training course.