Code of Ethics

Maintaining Ethical Integrity

The Commitment of GOYA Members

The GOYA community upholds a robust code of ethics to maintain the integrity, respect, and growth of our members and the broader yoga community. This code serves as a foundational compass guiding our actions, interactions, and the overall spirit of our collective journey in yoga. Adherence to these ethical guidelines is vital for all GOYA members, ensuring that our community not only promotes the authentic teachings of yoga but also embodies them in every interaction and initiative.

Here are the key principles that all members of the GOYA community are expected to embody:

Respect for All Paths

Recognize and honour the diversity of yoga traditions and practices, respecting all paths with an open mind and heart.

Integrity and Authenticity

Conduct oneself with honesty, authenticity, and integrity, both in teaching and in daily life, upholding the trust of students and fellow practitioners.

Non-Harming (Ahimsa)

Embrace the principle of ahimsa by ensuring that actions, words, and thoughts contribute to the well-being of all beings and the environment.

Confidentiality and Privacy

Safeguard the confidentiality and privacy of students and community members, respecting their personal boundaries and data.

Continuous Learning

Commit to ongoing learning and self-inquiry to deepen one's practice and understanding of yoga, thereby enhancing the quality of teaching and contribution to the community.


Foster an inclusive atmosphere where all individuals feel welcomed, valued, and respected, regardless of their background, ability, or experience.

Professional Conduct

Maintain professional boundaries and a clear student-teacher relationship, ensuring a safe and supportive learning environment.

Truthfulness (Satya)

Practice and promote truthfulness and transparency in communication and business practices within the yoga community.


 Support sustainable practices and mindful consumption to protect the earth and its resources, reflecting the ecological principles of yoga.

Community Engagement

Participate in the community with the spirit of service (seva), contributing to the collective growth, outreach, and positive impact of the yoga tradition.

Well-being Advocacy

Advocate for the holistic well-being of individuals, recognizing the interconnectedness of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health.


Encourage a non-competitive atmosphere where all can thrive, sharing knowledge and resources generously for the benefit of the entire community.

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