Guidelines for SYAE Members

The Satyananda Yoga Academy Europe (SYAE) was established to systematically propagate the teachings of the Satyananda Yoga/Bihar Yoga tradition and to preserve and uphold the integrity of both the tradition and the teachings. For this aim we develop and implement structures, systems and syllabi for quality yoga training and teaching in Europe, which are based on and faithful to the Bihar Yogic Studies system (as devised by Bihar Yoga Bharati).

The authentic teachings of the Satyananda Yoga system are based on yogic attitudes and lifestyle principles (Yamas and Niyamas) that have existed for thousands of years. The practical guidelines for SYAE Members derive from these yogic attitudes. As SYAE members we aim to impart yogic teachings and live according to yogic principles. We take all necessary steps to ensure the wellbeing and safety of those we teach and interact within our yoga community.

If you have a concern or complaint about an apparent breach of the Guidelines for SYAE Members, please consult the SYAE Grievance Procedure or get in contact with the SYAE Ethics Officer ( for further guidance.