Value system of the EUY:
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.
3. Yoga in the EUY is non-competitive. It is aimed at developing human potential fully.
4. Yoga in EUY is non-religious and can be practiced by people of any religion as well as by those with no religious affiliation.
5. EUY Yoga tutors have to be trained in certified schools for at least the set period of time the tutors have to adhere to the EUY’s code of ethics.
6. National Yoga organisations can join the EUY after harmonising their Bye-Laws and standards with those defined by the EUY.
7. The EUY respects European as well as universal values and respects the European Union Commission’s recommendations regarding physical and mental education.
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 Statutes and Internal Regulations guide and direct the EUY Organisational governance.