Code of Conduct

Code of conduct

For Yoga Here & There, all its staff members and teacher training graduates

Yoga Here & There recognises yoga teaching as a profession that comes with great responsibility and has formulated this Code of Conduct to provide teachers with guidelines to inspire and protect students. Yoga Here & There believes that it is the responsibility of the teacher to ensure a safe environment where a student can grow physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. The foundation of our Code of Conduct is our Code of Ethics.

Yoga Here & There teachers and teaching graduates are to:

–       Conduct the school’s business in a professional and conscientious manner
–       Create and maintain a safe, clean and comfortable environment for the practice of yoga
–       Encourage diversity actively by respecting all students regardless of age, physical limitations, race, creed, gender, ethnicity, religious affiliation or sexual orientation. Read more on diversity in our Equal Opportunity Policy.
–       Follow all local government and national laws that pertain to yoga teaching and health & safety requirements
–       Stay informed of developments in yoga through ongoing professional development
–       Attend workshops and classes regularly
–       Integrate new and relevant information into class instructions
–       Represent their training, experience and abilities truthfully by:

* refraining from exaggeration of any qualification
* providing instruction only in areas of competence
* referring students to seek alternative instruction, advice, treatment or direction where necessary
* respecting copyrights and giving appropriate acknowledgement to sources 
* seeking out mentoring for weak areas of practice

–       Maintain confidentiality of student information by:

* securing all student records
* respecting students’ private, personal information and not sharing it unless permitted by student. Read more about our Privacy Policy.
* obtaining permission for use of photos or videos of students

–       Conduct financial matters according to recognised accounting procedures by

* setting fees according to market value
* reporting earnings according to tax laws

–       Maintain appropriate relationship boundaries and respect for each student by:

* respecting the rights, dignity and privacy of all students
* respecting every student’s belief system
* avoiding words and actions that constitute sexual harassment
* exercising extreme caution before entering into teacher/student relationships, being sexual, business or close personal relationships
* establish communication/seek out counseling with mentors/peers to discuss any teacher/student relationship issues

–       avoid harming the reputation of the Yoga Here & There and lead by example by:

* maintaining a healthy lifestyle
* maintaining a personal practice
* aspiring to embody the principles of yoga
* refraining from all forms of discrimination and harassment

–       Treat complaints regarding Yoga Here & There activities with respect and due attention. All complaints should be sent to and will be acknowledged in writing within three working days of receipt. Yoga Here & There undertakes to deal with all complaints in a prompt and professional manner. For more information on our complaints procedure, see our Grievance Policy.