Ethical Guidelines

The Shala adopts the ancient approach inherited from Sri. K Pattabhi Jois to yoga to inculcate in each student the wisdom that yoga manifests. Teaching and learning is therefore designed in such a way that ethical practices are ingrained automatically in the students at the Yoga Shala.

The day begins with the daily regimen (Dincharya) and ancient code of conduct. Activities are planned according to seasonal code of conduct (Ritucharya). The concept of behavior chemistry (Achar- rasayan) is the concept that students are expected to imbibe.

Pattabhi Jois prescribed certain rules of how a person is expected to act in society (Yama) and how personal code and conduct (Niyama) is the expected and essential behavior for individuals to follow. We at the Yoga Shala expect this behavior terminology to be understood and practiced sincerely and honestly by all students to the best extent possible.

Modified exercises that go by the name of yoga are frowned upon by the Shala and so only those students must apply for the course who are willing to commit to the strict regimen of the Shala.

Code of Conduct

Discipline is an integral part of the training program and so the course routine must be strictly observed. Disrespect to rules and regulations could result in termination of studentship with no refund of fee. Absenting oneself from the scheduled program without prior permission of the teacher or manager concerned would be construed as a gross breach of discipline. Ensure that you are on time for the class.

Refund Policy

The fees paid along with the application is not refundable. However, in case of emergencies and other unavoidable extrigencies the Shala at its discretion permits students to go for any other scheduled course within the period of one year.

We therefore recommend that all applicants carefully examine their upcoming obligations so that they may be able to devote their full attention to our yoga program.


Shri K Pattabhi Jois
Ashtanga Yoga Shala
#235, 8th Cross, 3rd Stage
Gokulam, Mysore 570002
Karnataka, India
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