Teacher Training Program Agreement

Section 1. Refunds

Deposits for the Teacher Training Program are non-refundable under any circumstances. If you cancel your participation in the Program not later than 14 days after the first day of the Program, Inlet Yoga (the “Studio”) will provide you with a refund of the Program fee that you paid (less your deposit). After the 15th day, no refunds will be given under any circumstances.

I understand that I am entitled to no refunds, credits, or adjustments resulting from my failure to complete or satisfy the certification requirements or to comply with the Code of Ethics in the event I am certified. I understand that the Studio is under no obligation to award any credit for past experience or training if I fail to complete the Program but may do so in the exercise of the sole discretion of the Teaching Committee (the “Committee”).

Section 2. Teacher Training Certification Requirements

I recognize that the Program has been designed to provide yoga education for students who are pursuing certification by the Yoga Alliance and for those who wish to deepen their yoga practice without becoming a teacher.

Participation in all practice sessions is mandatory for certification. We require 100 percent attendance. If you need to miss any session you must speak to the Program Director prior to the session. You are responsible for any course material missed.

In addition, all students must possess the skills and abilities necessary to safely and competently teach yoga, and a high level of emotional and mental stability and maturity.  Full participation in and completion of all course components is mandatory for certification.

For those students who are pursuing certification, the Committee reserves the right to withhold certification from any student who fails to develop and demonstrate the necessary skills, competencies, maturity and emotional stability necessary to safely and competently teach yoga. Any student denied certification has the right to seek the review of the Committee. The Committee will conduct a fair review of the situation and any determination of the Committee will be final.

You hereby agree to waive and release any Released Party from any and all claims, liabilities, damages, and expenses (including, without limitation legal fees and expenses) suffered by you as a result of any misstatements made by you in this Agreement, your failure to disclose any physical or psychological condition which may impair your ability to complete the Program, your failure to complete the Program or any reason or your participation in the Program.

“Released Party” shall mean the Studio and its owners, agents, representatives, employees, independent contractors, workshop presenters, and teachers.

Subject to meeting all of the requirements for certification described above, certification will be granted when all payments and fees have been fully received by the Program.

The Studio does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, or sexual preference.

Section 3. Participation and Challenges

I understand the Program has been designed to create the optimal yoga education for the majority of students. I recognize that this Program has been designed to provide yoga education for students who are pursuing certification by the Yoga Alliance as well as those who wish to deepen their yoga practice.

During my participation in this program, I am responsible for monitoring what is safe for me and I can stop my participation in any experience at any time. Although my attendance is required in each session to become certified as a 200-hour yoga teacher, I recognize my responsibility to speak up or take myself out of an experience if I feel unsafe. I do not and will not hold, any Released Party responsible for my physical and psychological well-being.

The Program recognizes that the nature of yoga is to promote physical and psychological growth through which profound transformation can occur. It is your responsibility to do your best to uphold and foster a sacred, safe environment to foster transformation. It is important for you to possess a high degree of emotional maturity and personal integrity in order to serve and empower your students.

I understand that during the course of the Program, I will be challenged physically and psychologically and encouraged to take personal risks. I understand that practicing yoga is often about exploring new boundaries and limitations and that no Released Party is responsible for any physical and psychological risks that I may choose to take in connection with my participation in the Program. I understand that the study of yoga involves exploring and discussing different religious, personal and belief systems. These belief systems may be different from my own. I understand that the Program is not requiring me to change my beliefs in any way.

Section 4. The Code of Ethics

If I become certified as a Studio yoga teacher, I agree to abide by the following Code of Ethics set forth by The Yoga Alliance.

I have read this document in its entirety, understand it and agree to honor it. I also understand that by signing the application below, I am agreeing to the Terms and Conditions.