European Union of Yoga

Setting Yoga Teacher Training standards in Europe and safeguarding the standards of Yoga teaching in Europe.

The EUY is the most experienced professional yoga association in Europe. We are 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.

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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.

EUY Organisation

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.

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 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.

EUY Vision

The European Union of Yoga (EUY) has brought National Yoga bodies together since 1971 to share common values. The EUY carries the message of Yoga that has eternal value to people in this millennium.

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EUY Mission

The EUY’s mission statement is to be an outstanding organisation, promoting and protecting the essence and authority of the teachings of yoga as well as upholding the spiritual maturity …

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EUY Values

1. The EUY adopts the basic Yoga tenets as defined in the Yogasutras of Patanjali.
2. The EUY Yoga training follows the framework given by the classical yoga texts.

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EUY Newsletters

The EUY Newsletter is produced by EUY members and covers news, developments and articles.

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Global Festival of Yoga

Presented by Indica Yoga in association with the EUY.

 

 

Joy Charnley representing the EUY at the IYN Conference 2019 in Preston, UK

 

For full video please click on this link: IYN Conference 2019 Part 1 Full video

 

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.

EUY Members Registration

We are proud to announce the launch of the EUY Members Registration website. This service allows EUY Recognized Teachers and Schools to host their wep page on our website.

Events

EUY Congress Zinal

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.

European Union of Yoga Public Statement

9 May 2020
Dear EUY Members and friends

The EUY, after long and difficult deliberation, have reluctantly decided to postpone the EUY Congress Zinal 2020 to August 2021 with the same Guest of Honour and teachers (where possible) using the same theme.

In order to provide continuity and support to our members, we would like to offer you the “EUY Online Congress 2020”, an online congress with live lectures from this year’s teachers, as well as pre-recorded material on the Congress website, based on a new theme “Yoga and the Social Reality”.

The online congress will be a 3 day (21 – 23 August 2020) virtual congress with 3 sessions per day and 4 available channels at the time for a total of 12 sessions per day, in all the EUY languages.

The provisional program sees the teachers delivering live streaming lectures during the day in various languages. Additional content, Asana and Pranayama practices will be available on the Congress website. We will provide a provisional program with the class times as soon as possible.

A new Registration process will be available later in May. We would like to thank you and aspire for your understanding in these difficult times.

Gabi Gillessen
President
European Union of Yoga

Patanjali Sutra 1.2 Yogaścittavṛttinirodhaḥ (Yogas chitta vritti nirodha)

Meaning: Yoga is to control the thoughtwaves of the mind.

 

EUY Statement

The EUY values all human rights including the right of the individual to be free from all forms of abuse by others.