Lighting the Way: Yamas and Niyamas for Teachers and Leaders

March 12, 2017

Iyengar Yoga Institute of San Francisco

 BKS Iyengar said, "Teaching is a difficult art, but it is the best service you can do to humanity."

As teachers, caregivers, administrators, and leaders, we can easily get in trouble with ourselves or the people we help. Giving, idealization, emotional reaction, and any unconsciousness in our methods of guidance, all carry risks of burnout, disappointment, reactivity, and disenchantment. How do we cultivate exemplary behavior, accepting and learning at the boundary between ourselves and others, as we work to light the way?

In this two-hour workshop, we will explore traditional teachings on the Yamas and Niyamas and how they relate to wholesome, developmental boundaries at work. We will use your questions, as well as examples inspired by the Ethical Guidelines for Iyengar Yoga Teachers.


Iyengar yoga teachers, community leaders, and volunteers; all levels of yoga; yoga students in any helping or guiding profession


$30 IYANC members; $35 non-members; $40 drop-in

Registration instructions:

Submit a question in advance, by March 5th, to


Victoria Austin

Posted: Jan 24, 2017