瑜伽教练的道德指南/Yoga Teachers Ethical Guidelines
1. Yoga teachers understand and appreciate that teaching Yoga is a noble and ennobling endeavor, which aligns them a long line of honorable teachers.
2. Yoga teachers are committed to practicing Yoga as a way of life.
3. Yoga teachers are committed to maintaining impeccable standards of professional competence and integrity.
4. 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 others.
5. Yoga teachers are committed to avoiding substance abuse and, if for some reason, they succumb to chemical dependency, will stop teaching until they are free again from drug and alcohol abuse. In that case, they will do everything in their power to stay free, including full accountability to a support group.
6. Yoga teachers will accurately represent their education, training, and experience relevant to their teaching of yoga.
7. Yoga teachers are committed to promoting the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of their students.
8. Yoga teachers, especially those teaching Hatha-Yoga, will abstain from giving medical advice, or advice that could be interpreted as such, unless they have the necessary medical qualifications.
9. Yoga teachers particularly embrace the ideal of truthfulness in dealing with students and others.
10.Yoga teachers are open to instructing all students irrespective of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, and social or financial status.
11.Yoga teachers are willing to accept students with physical disabilities, providing they have the skill to teach those students properly.
12.Yoga teachers will treat their students with respect.
13.Yoga teachers will never force their own opinions on students but appreciate the fact that every individual id entitled to his or her worldview, ideas, and beliefs. At the same time, however, Yoga teachers must communicate to their students that Yoga seeks t achieve a deep level of transformation of the human personality, including attitudes and ideas. If a student is not open to change, or if a student’s opinions seriously impede the process of communicating yogic teaching to him or her, then the Yoga teacher is free to refuse to work with that individual and, if possible, find an amicable way of dissolving the teaching relationship.
14.Yoga teachers will avoid any form of sexual harassment of students.
15.Yoga teachers wishing to enter a consensual sexual relationship with a present or former student should seek the immediate counsel of their peers before taking any action.
16.Yoga teachers will make every effort to avoid exploiting the trust and potential dependency of students and instead encouraging them to find greater inner freedom.
17.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 the class.
18.Yoga teachers strive to practice tolerance toward other Yoga teachers, schools, and traditions. When criticism has to be brought, this should be done in fairness and with appropriate regard for the facts.
These ethical guidelines are not exhaustive, and the fact that a given conduct is not specifically covered by these guidelines does not say anything about the ethical or unethical nature of that conduct. Yoga teachers always endeavor to respect and, to the best of their abilities, adhere to the traditional yogic code of conduct as well as to the law current in their country or states.