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.
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 >>
European Training Program (ETP)
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 ETP. 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 >>