EVOLVING KUNDALINI CODE OF ETHICS

Prologue

We as humans represent the ongoing dialectic between Spirit and Matter, each with their unique imperatives. As change agents in this time of greatest need, everything depends upon our willingness and ability to maintain an unwavering ethical standard. May our choices be informed by an open heart, a disciplined mind, and a fierce commitment to our high calling as leaders, healers and guides.

Our Ethical Creed

Our community agrees to maintain a physically and psychologically safe environment, where students and peers are met with transparency, integrity accountability and compassion. Our Ethical Tenets as Kundalini Yoga Seekers and Teachers

  • Commitment to a lifelong journey of practice, learning, self-inquiry, humility, gratitude and continuing guidance from mentors and peers.
  • Commitment to sharing the fruits of our personal study and self-practice in a safe, ethical and supportive manner.
  • Commitment to inclusion and diversity in language and action endeavoring to make our offerings accessible to all.
  • Commitment to not portraying ourselves as gurus or cultivating a mystique that may mislead students.
  • Commitment to our prime directive to honor and respect the power dynamic between us and our students and maintaining healthy boundaries.
  • Commitment to a personal practice (sadhana), indispensable to approaching our human condition with clarity and discernment.
  • Commitment to the perennial teachings of yoga as the foundation of the ethical best practices in our professional and personal lives.
  • Commitment to accountability and responsibility for any action that needs correction.
  • Commitment to not invite, respond to, or allow, any sexual behavior, whether inferred or direct, or romantic conduct or emotional intrigue with a student during the period of the teacher-studentrelationship.
  • Commitment to not encourage, support, or partake in the artificial altering of consciousness with students, clients or mentees, within the scope of yoga classes, sessions, or mentoring. This includes any substance in the context of ‘sacred rituals,’ ‘plant medicines,’ ‘spirit rising medicine,’ etc. EK promotes a standard dedicated to purification.
  • Commitment to honoring EK’s Student’s Bill of Rights.

Student’s Bill of Rights

  • I have the right to decide how I want to practice, and with whom to study.
  • I have the right to utilize EK’s Ethics Board publicly or anonymously, without fear of reprisal.
  • I have the right to leave any situation where my safety, rights or the rights of others are compromised or violated.
  • I have the right to query the community about any teaching, tradition or ritual taught by member teachers that appear unsafe, illegal or appear to violate EK’s Ethical Code.
  • I have the right to establish and maintain healthy professional boundaries as a practioner or student.