EUY Values and Mission

Value system of the EUY:

  • 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. It is aimed at developing human potential fully.​

  • Yoga in the EUY is non-religious and can be practised by people of any religion as well as by those with no religious affiliation.

  • EUY Yoga tutors have to be trained in certified schools for at least the set period of time and tutors have to adhere to the EUY’s code of ethics.

  • National Yoga organisations can join the EUY after harmonising their Bye-Laws and standards with those defined by the EUY.​

  • The EUY respects European as well as universal values and respects the European Union Commission’s recommendations regarding physical and mental education.​

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, the 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.