All Certified Iyengar Yoga Teachers (CIYT) are certified by, and members of, the Iyengar Yoga Association of the United States (IYNAUS). As such, they must read and be familiar with the IYNAUS Ethical Guidelines and policies. These guidelines include professional ethics of CIYTs, responsibility to students and community, and anti-harassment and sexual harassment policies.


Students with complaints of an ethical nature are encouraged to:

  1. Submit a complaint to the IYNAUS Ethics Committee Chairperson using the Ethics Complaint Form.

  2. Contact local law enforcement separately and directly if the complaint relates to a violation of law.

  3. Notify management of the studio.


The Iyengar Yoga community strives to create and uphold safe spaces for the learning, practice, study, and teaching of yoga according to the teaching of B.K.S. Iyengar and family.  

If you have any concerns regarding ethics in general or related matters, please contact us at CommunityConcerns@iyanc.org.