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CODE OF ETHICS

Iyengar Yoga Ottawa-Gatineau has adopted the following Code of Ethics as the set of guiding principles to which we aspire. This Code is for all members of the Association. It is based on the Yamas and Niyamas of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, the first two of the eight limbs of yoga. These principles provide a guide for ethical behaviour in how we treat others and ourselves.

1.

Applicability

1.1

The Code of Ethics is not exhaustive. Failure to address any particular conduct does not mean that the conduct is necessarily ethical or unethical.

1.2

Lack of familiarity with or misinterpretation of the Code of Ethics does not justify unethical conduct.


2.


Yamas - Ethical Disciplines

2.1

Ahimsa: non-violence - intending no harm in thought, word and deed.

2.2

Satya: truth - being sincere, honest and truthful.

2.3

Asteya: non-stealing - not misappropriating another person's wealth, belongings, or ideas.

2.4

Brahmacharya: moderation - in dress and behavior.

2.5

Aparigraha: non-coveting - the possessions or status of others; freedom from greed.


3.


Niyamas - Individual Conduct

3.1

Sauca: cleanliness and purity - externally as well as in one's thoughts, words and actions.

3.2

Santosa: contentment - a state of cheerfulness and benevolence.

3.3

Tapas: ardor - dedication to the practice of yoga and to maintaining high standards of integrity, discipline, burning desire to study and learn.

3.4

Svadhyaya: study of the self - study of the Self, study of sacred texts and the practices of yoga.

3.5

Ishvara Pranidhana - surrender to God or a Higher force.

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