IY(UK)’s Equity Policy
The purpose of this policy is to set out Iyengar Yoga (UK)’s commitment to promoting equity for all its members, volunteers, employees, and practitioners (including students).
For us, equity means fairness and justice; it means recognizing that we do not all start from the same place and must acknowledge and make adjustments to address imbalances. The process of creating equity is ongoing, requiring us to identify conscious and unconscious barriers arising from bias or systemic structures.
The policy provides basic information on legislation, and gives a brief explanation of what the Equality Act 2010 covers and how all Iyengar students, individuals and group members of Iyengar Yoga UK must comply with it both inside and outside a yoga class.
Equality is about treating members fairly and impartially without bias and to create conditions that foster fairness, encourage kindness, and value diversity and promote dignity and inclusion. Equity is ensuring that each individual is given the tools they need to thrive. This Policy is about change and involves trying to redress the imbalances and respond in an appropriate and sensitive way.