Terms and Conditions
In person Courses
Participants agree that it is their responsibility to attend 100% of the course as required to receive the YACEP certification which is based on Yoga Alliance standards. 100% attendance includes the physical attendance of each participant but the full participation of the student within workshops and learning activities, with positive behaviour, leaning towards a yogic attitude overall.
There are four payment options:
1) Payment in full upon booking
2) Payment in 2 or 3 transactions: 50% accounts for the deposit. The remaining payment is required at any time up until 60 days prior to the start date of the course. If full payment is not paid within 60 days before the course start date then your place shall be advertised as available.
3) Payment secured 24 hours after application discovery call
4) Payment secured on application discovery call
50% of course investment is held as a deposit which secures your space. This is non-refundable under any circumstance and is used for course and venue preparations.
For late bookings (less than 60 days prior to the course start date) payment in full is required.
If you make a booking for another person you warrant to us that you have their permission to do so.
Investment in the courses that Shanti Atma Yoga provides are primarily for the content and educational benefit of the course. The venue and other facilities are added value to the course content for a holistic wellness experience while learning.
All residential “in person” training courses are being rescheduled to further dates. Courses are being postponed and not cancelled.
Due to the global pandemic having adverse effects all over the world, the new course schedule will be released at a time where the effects have decreased and the situation has settled. For this we kindly ask for your patience and understanding.
All in person course bookings will be valid until 1st November, 2022. Depending on the global COVID-19 situation, this may be extended if necessary. If another date cannot be found then the online training shall suffice for the training booked. However, Shanti Atma Yoga strives to provide multiple dates and locations to assure that other dates can be found, running between 8 – 10 trainings per year. This provides participants with the 16 – 20 date opportunities to find another training to attend. It is possible to extend the booking validation period to an extra year, offering an additional 8 – 10 opportunities to find training a training, however this must be discussed on an individual basis.
Training courses are being rescheduled due to the financial obligations that Shanti Atma Yoga is under with paying training fees forward for all costs needed to run the trainings.
Participants will receive all training content online of their respective training, to compensate for any inconvenience caused by COVID-19, and to suffice for the full training content of the service booked. This enables self development and Yin Yoga teacher training to continue. Online training content is identical to the content of residential trainings. Participants receive lifetime access to present content and future updated content on an online portal with personal log ins.
As a gesture of goodwill and compassion, an additional 50 hour Yin Yoga training will be issued to each participant free of charge, for all those who have paid in full for their training.
All financials for online training are subject to normal terms and conditions, unless specified otherwise.
Shanti Atma Yoga works globally, and has a social responsibility to abide by government law and regulations for safety and is not prepared to put anybody’s health at risk. The in person training courses will resume when it is safe to do so. Until then we please ask for your patience.
In effect from 3 / 10 / 2020, when booking a residential Yin Yoga training, for any future dates, the deposit shall remain at 50% of the full training fee. If the training is unable to run due to COVID-19, 25% of the deposit shall be refunded and 25% shall be moved to another training of any location or date up until 1st November 2022.
Application Discovery Call
Upon application a 30 minute discovery call will be held (at a selected time and date) to discuss your Yin (Yoga) experience, challenges and goals. This is to ensure transparency of the booking process and to offer you the opportunity to ask questions regarding course content and logistics.
All courses will be a fixed rate in GBP (British Pound). If payment is being made from another currency the course fee will be applicable to the exchange rate per day of deposit payment and therefore fees in local currencies may fluctuate.
If paid in full:
If cancellation by participant is 60 days or more prior to the start of the course then then 50% of payment is accountable for the cancellation fee. If cancellation by participant is within the 60 days prior to the start date of the course then the payment is non refundable.
If paid deposit:
If cancellation by participant is 60 days or more prior to the start date of the course the deposit is accountable for the cancellation fee. If cancellation by participant is within 60 days prior to the start date of the course then the full payment is non refundable.
Shanti Atma Yoga reserves the right to cancel or reschedule an event under any circumstances that make the event not viable to be carried out as advertised. Circumstances may include an event that is beyond the control of the company or any reason that the venue may have to cancel.
If in any case the venue must cancel the event then full payment will be transferred to another course date. However, Shanti Atma Yoga will not be held liable for any additional expenses which you may have incurred in respect to the event, for example travel, accommodation or exchange rate losses.
Booking A Course
Courses are booked in GBP. In some cases where courses may be advertised or booked in another currency, the conversion rate on the date of booking (into GBP) shall be noted. A currency account shall be allocated where course investment is not GBP. If the payment is made into a Shanti Atma Yoga UK bank account, rather than the currency account allocated, the remaining finances shall be translated into GBP (as noted with the currency conversion of date of booking).
The investment of the course finance is exclusive of any transactional fees that may be incurred when making a transfer, regardless of the method of transaction (international transfer, paypal, or credit card payment for example). The course investment that is advertised should be fully received, without the deduction of transactional fees.
By booking a course and securing your place, with either a deposit or a full payment (for both residential and online training courses), you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.
Upon special cases there may be a possibility to move the deposit or partial payment to another course location and date. Cases will be individually assessed and this will depend on availability of other courses.
Shanti Atma Yoga uses privately owned venues to run courses and retreats. Each venue has a variety of facilities which will be stated on the respective website of the individual venue. Participants are asked to contact the venue directly in terms of any questions in regard to venue facilities. Shanti Atma Yoga aims to use quality and suitable venues for a productive and positive learning environment.
Any issues with the venue shall be addressed with the venue directly.
All personal details shared with Shanti Atma Yoga are fully confidential and shall not be shared with any other person or company for any reason.
The course content taught by Shanti Atma Yoga is separate from the venue in which it is taught in.
The course content is exclusive to participants who have attended the course and participants agree not to share content with people who have not attended the course.
In between week 1 and week 2 there is a day off (free day) for participants to rest, refresh and rejuvenate. On this day there shall be no classes and the teachers shall not be available. Participants are free to use all facilities available to them (venue dependent) and are encouraged to explore the surroundings.
Food is not officially offered on this day unless specifically stated at the venue
A “force majeure” clause is a contract provision that relieves the parties from performing their contractual obligations when certain circumstances beyond their control arise, making performance inadvisable, commercially impracticable, illegal, or impossible. In any event of a force majeure clause which results in Shanti Atma Yoga having to cancel or reschedule a course, either before the course start date or in the middle of a course, then the following procedures will take place:
A) Before the course starts: Transfer to a future course
B) In the middle of a course: Remaining value shall be transferred to a future course
C) New course dates may be added to the calendar
D) Online course may be available (course dependent)
By attending any Shanti Atma Yoga course, retreat or event you agree that
- Teachers cannot be held responsible for or liable for any injury, loss or damage of property or disruption of any program beyond their control.
- It is your responsibility to be conscious of and look after your body and declare any previous or current injuries. Medical forms will be required upon arrival.
Participants agree that they may be in marketing collateral i.e. photos on website
Upon arrival / orientation of course participants will be asked to fill out a medical form, consent form and a responsibility / liability waiver. This is to ensure that previous and current injuries and health conditions are clear to all teachers and that each participant agrees to take full responsibility of their body and overall health (physically, mentally and emotionally) while attending a course.
Unless agreed to in advance you may not download any content from Shanti Atma Yoga website to be used commercially or for business purposes. If used for personal use (which may include reasonable use on social media) you agree to always source Shanti Atma Yoga and not to amend any of the content sourced.
Transport to and from venue
Transfers are not included in the investment of the course. Participants are responsible for making their own way to the venue. Venues can be contacted directly for individual or group transfers.
In residential courses, food is included during the days with education. On days off participants will be responsible for providing their own food in local cafes, restaurants or any other available facility unless stated otherwise for a particular venue.
Log ins for the online course are solely for the exclusive use for the student and nobody else. If these log ins are shared with anyone else then the account shall be frozen and no refund shall be given.
Online Course Payment
– Spaces are limited on the online course due to live work with the teachers
– Log ins will be issued once 100% of payment has been received unless specified otherwise
– Payment is non-refundable
– Payment plans are possible and should be discussed upon booking:
– A non-refundable deposit is possible to secure a space on the online course A place can be be held for up to 4 weeks with a 50% deposit and the remaining 50% should be deposited within another 4 weeks.
– Once the course has been opened this deems the course as accepted
– Silver: Will time out after 30 days
– Gold: Lifetime access
– Platinum: Lifetime access with correspondence from teachers
– Diamond: Lifetime access with correspondence from teachers and personal mentorship. Mentorship shall begin once the full course has been completed