Yoga Guideline Contents

The following ethical principles are guidelines instead of rigid rules. They are to be applied on a relative basis to each unique circumstance and context. They are time-proven qualities and characteristics that create harmony among individuals and organizations. The Prakash Yoga Sewa School compels our members to uphold the highest of standards that reflect the life-affirming principles of the school.

  1. Prakash Yoga Sewa School adopts a customary strategy to yoga so understudies will come to comprehend the ageless shrewdness that yoga shows. All our showing strategies are outlined with the goal that moral practices will be actually comprehended by our understudies.
  2. We energize contemplation by understudies. On the off chance that you have any solid inquiries showing up in your brain, we urge you to introspect on it amid your own time and experience getting the appropriate responses yourself. In the event that despite everything you have questions you are welcome to examine with the instructors with earlier arrangement or time kept aside for talks.
  3. Understudies should accompany the state of mind of taking in this delightful art of adjusting. Understudies, who need to go to the program just for confirmation, benevolently abstain from going to our program.
  4. Yoga Teachers understand and appreciate that teaching Yoga is a noble and ennobling endeavor that aligns them with a long line of honorable teachers.
  5. Yoga Teachers especially embrace the ideal of truthfulness in dealing with students and others, including accurately representing their training and experience relevant to their teaching of Yoga
  6. Yoga Teachers are committed to practicing Yoga as a way of life
  7. Yoga Teachers dedicate themselves to a thorough and continuing study and practice of Yoga, in particular, the theoretical and practical aspects of the branch or type of Yoga that they teach.
  8. Yoga Teachers are committed to promoting the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well‐being of their students.
  9. Yoga Teachers will abstain from giving medical advice or advice that could be interpreted as such unless they have the necessary medical qualifications.   9. Yoga Teachers are open to instructing all students regardless of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, and social or financial status.
  10. Yoga Teachers are willing to accept students with physical disabilities, providing they have the skill to teach those students properly.
  11. Yoga Teachers will treat their students with respect, never yelling at them or using physical force. It is not acceptable for example to yell to the group or one person, “Hey, I didn’t tell you to do it that way!”
  12. Yoga Teachers will never force their own opinions on students but rather will appreciate the fact that every individual is entitled to his or her worldview, ideas, and beliefs. If a student’s opinions seriously impede the process of communicating yogic teachings to him or her, then the Yoga teacher is free to decline to work with that individual and, if possible, find an amicable way of dissolving the teaching relationship.
  13. Yoga Teachers will avoid any form of sexual harassment of students.
  14. Yoga Teachers will make every effort to avoid exploiting the trust of students and teacher and instead encourage them to find greater inner freedom.
  15. Yoga Teachers acknowledge the importance of the proper context for teaching and agree to avoid teaching in a casual manner, which includes observing proper decorum inside and outside of the classroom.
  16. Yoga Teachers will create clear boundaries between student and teacher to maintain our role of serving our students. If a consensual relationship should form between student/teacher, the teacher is obliged to keep the relationship “out of the yoga school” or the student may be advised/helped to find a different yoga teacher.
  17. Yoga Teachers will create and sustain both a sacred and safe environment for all students.
  18. Yoga Teachers will honor and pay tribute to their past teachers and the sources of their knowledge and skill in classes.
  19. Yoga Teachers will acknowledge (salute with bowing Namaste) each student at the beginning or at the end of class. This shows humility.
  20. Yoga Teachers will use humility. It’s ok to answer the question “I don’t know”. Be willing to research and return with the answer. Tell students that you are also a student. Remember your beginner days as you work with your students to foster compassion for your beginner students.

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