"No one is wise by birth, for wisdom results from one's own efforts."

T. Krishnamacharya

Ethical Code of Conduct

All Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (CIYT) are certified by, and members of, the Iyengar Yoga Association of the United States (IYNAUS.) As such, they must read and be familiar with the IYNAUS Ethical Guidelines and policies. These guidelines include professional ethics of CIYTs, responsibility to students and community, and anti-harassment and sexual harassment policies.

The Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco (IYISF) strives to create and uphold a safe space for the learning, practice, study, and teaching of yoga according to the teaching of B.K.S. Iyengar and family. All teachers at IYISF are required to be CIYTs in good standing.

Students with complaints of an ethical nature are encouraged to:

  1. Submit a complaint to the IYNAUS Ethics Committee Chairperson using the Ethics Complaint Form.
  2. Contact local law enforcement separately and directly if the complaint relates to a violation of law.
  3. Notify the IYISF Business Manager (in person or call IYISF).

IYISF is owned and operated by the Iyengar Yoga Association of Northern California (IYANC). IYANC is a membership-based, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the learning, practice, and teaching of Iyengar Yoga in the Northern California region.

If you have concerns regarding ethics in general or related matters, please contact us at CommunityConcerns@iyanc.org.