Ethical Guidelines

The Iyengar Yoga Institute of Los Angeles strives to create an environment were all are valued. We value the diversity of our student body, our teachers, our volunteer members, and our staff. As a nonprofit, we are invested in creating an inclusive, equitable, and accessible yoga school. We believe in maintaining a respectful and safe atmosphere for all: all ethnicities and cultures, creeds, religions, national origin/s, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability or different ability, service in the military or other uniformed services, and educational backgrounds. Yoga is for all. 

The Association and Institute are committed to ensuring a safe environment for all teachers, staff and students. Ethical guidelines that govern our teachers, Ethical Guidelines to Prevent Verbal Abuse, Sexual Harassment and Verbal Abuse and procedures regarding enforcement of these guidelines can be found on the Iyengar Yoga National Association of the United States (“IYNAUS”) website.


If you have been the subject of harassment, discrimination, retaliation or other offensive conduct, please speak with a teacher, Institute staff member or member of the Management Team (institute@iyila.org). You may also email the IYALA Board President (president@iyila.org) or the IYALA Compliance and Ethics Committee (ethics@iyila.org).

Reporting Ethical Violations

If you have observed or experienced an Iyengar Yoga ethical violation by a Certified Iyengar Yoga Teacher, please complete the complaint form found on the IYNAUS website.

Adjustments and Affirmative Informed Consent

The Institute has strict guidelines for physical adjustments and affirmative informed consent. Read more.
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