We believe that yoga is a lifelong journey and that collectively we have the ability to create space in which all practitioners feel safe, supported, and empowered, with clear pathways to lifelong study. To do this, we must address ethics and quality within the professional community—and create and agree to mutual accountability. By choosing transparency and communication from the outset, with a foundation in ethics, we can ensure that the field of yoga as a practice and study is both elevated and preserved, to the benefit of many.
This is why all YU members participate in the structure of the organization. Qualified professionals rotate into peer review panels, and anyone may nominate fellow members—of any level—to rotating seats on Governing Councils. As you explore your own yogic journey, we mark those milestones and allow them to be witnessed. In doing so, we lift each other up, do the work of reigning in the ego, take care of one another, and support the evolution of the yoga community.