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 of yoga training in Europe
The EUY provides a forum for its European Yoga bodies to share Yogic values and share these values with all who are interested in Yoga, through the EUY member organisations.
In order to achieve this aim, EUY has defined its value system and also a framework for Yoga Teacher Training courses. It advocates the principle of unity in diversity, while respecting the defined value system. The EUY welcomes all European and other Yoga organisations with similar interests.
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 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.
The EUY Articles and Internal Regulations guide and direct the EUY Organisational governance.