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About the EUY


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.

Our aim is to be “An authority and focus point for promoting and transmitting the essence of yoga and its teaching traditions.”
To be an outstanding organisation, promoting and protecting the essence and authority of the teachings of yoga as well as upholding the spiritual maturity of yoga training in Europe
The EUY adopts the basic Yoga tenets as defined in the Yogasutras of Patanjali. The EUY Yoga training follows the framework given by the classical yoga texts. Yoga in the EUY is non-competitive.
The Statutes are the Governing Rules and Policies that define the structure and principles in running the EUY.

History of the European Union of Yoga

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. The representatives of the National Federations met in Switzerland in 1971 to create the European Union of Yoga Federations (UEFNY) which later became the European Yoga Union. Read more >>

EUY Yoga Teacher Training Programme (EUY-YTTP)

The Aim of the Initial Training Program 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. Read more >>

The EUY-YTTP. Why a minimum training of 500 hrs over 4 years?

At the heart of the Yoga tradition lies one central truth: we are all inextricably connected. Yoga is a potent and life transforming practice and therefor teaching Yoga carries enormous responsibilities. A yoga teacher does not only have to deal with the physical but also with all the multidimensional aspects such as the energetic, psychological, physiological, emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of the student. These teachings need to be received in a safe and sacred environment. Read more >>

History

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.

Teacher Training

The Aim of the Initial Training Program 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 Statutes

The EUY Statutes and Internal Regulations guide and direct the EUY Organisational governance.