European Union of YogaSetting Yoga Teacher Training standards in Europe and safeguarding the standards of Yoga teaching in Europe.
The reference for the promotion and transmission of the essence of yoga and its teaching traditions. The EUY is the most experienced professional yoga association in Europe. Our organisation represents yoga associations, federations and organisations from all over Europe. The EUY ensures that its members benefit from high quality teacher training, collaborates on yoga projects and provides guidelines on the practice, training and teaching of yoga in a holistic and safe way.
EUY Member Organisation
The EUY operates by combining Federation Members into the organisation. The Federations incorporate Schools according to the EUY guidelines and statutes, and recognise the Teachers that are trained in the schools.
EUY Yoga Teacher Training Programme
The Aim of the EUY Yoga Teacher Training Programme (EUY-YTTP) is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become effective teachers of Yoga, and to provide a basis for the continued study of the philosophy, principles, and practice of Yoga.
EUY About Us
The EUY is an organisation representing Yoga Associations, Federations and Bodies across Europe. The EUY ensures high standards of Teacher Training courses amongst it’s members and collaborate in Yoga projects and providing guidelines to European governments on safe and holistic yoga practice, training and teaching.
The EUY was founded in 1971 by Gerard Blitz and Andre van Lysebeth. The representatives of the National Federations met in Switzerland in 1971 to create the European Union of Yoga Federations (UEFNY) which later became the EUY.
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EUY Yoga Teacher Training Program
The Aim of the EUY Yoga Teacher Training Program (EUY-YTTP) is to enable students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to become effective teachers of Yoga, and to provide a basis for the continued study of the philosophy, principles, and practice of Yoga. An effective teacher of Yoga must have the ability to convey the methods of Yoga to students in a way, which will help them to understand the true essence of Yoga, increase their physical and mental well-being, and provide the necessary elements for spiritual growth.
Advice for finding a school
Advice for finding a school.
– Make sure the school is associated with the EUY
– Confirm that the Yoga Teacher Training Program is at least 500 hours over at least four years.
Feel free to contact us to make sure.
The EUY Annual Congress is our Flagship event and has been held in Zinal for 45 years and includes Teachers, Workshops In-service Training and Social events. View all Teachers with Language and time-slots, General Information and more on the Congress website. Register and payment is available on the Congress Registration website.
EUY Satellite Congress
The EUY is hosting a Satellite Congress similar in nature to Zinal in 2019. This is the first event of its type and it is organised in order to broaden our presence and services to all our member organisations.
Patanjali Sutra 1.2 Yogaścittavṛttinirodhaḥ (Yogas chitta vritti nirodha)
Meaning: Yoga is to control the thoughtwaves of the mind.
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