Code of Ethical Practice for BWY Teachers.

Teachers should comply with the principles of good, ethical practice as listed below:

Respect the right, dignity and worth of every person and treat everyone equally within the context of yoga.

Place the well-being and safety of the student above the development of the practice. They should follow all guidelines laid down by The British Wheel of Yoga and hold appropriate insurance cover.

Develop an appropriate working relationship with students, based on mutual trust and respect. Teachers must not exert influence to obtain personal benefit or reward.

Encourage and guide students to accept responsibility for their own behaviour and practice.

Hold up-to-date and appropriate teaching qualifications.

Ensure the activities they direct or advocate are appropriate for the age, maturity, experience and ability of the individual.

Clarify with students at the outset (and where appropriate with their parents) exactly what is expected of them and what they are entitled to expect from the teacher.

Co-operate fully with other specialists (e.g. other teachers, doctors, etc.) in the best interests of the student.

Always promote the positive aspects of yoga (e.g. non-competitiveness).

Consistently display high standards of behaviour and appearance.

Protect the reputation of the organisation by maintaining a professional appearance and professional conduct through all forms of communication including social media.