The Yoga Alliance Code of Conduct is a declaration of acceptable ethical and professional behavior by which all registrants agree to conduct the teaching and business of yoga. It is not intended to supersede the ethics of any school or tradition but is intended to be a basis for yoga principles.

Yamas and Niyamas: The Ethics of Yoga

The five yamas, self-regulating behaviors involving our interactions with other people and the world at large, include:

The five niyamas, personal practices that relate to our inner world, include: