Teacher Training Terms & Conditions
By applying for a teacher training programme with The Yoga Edge, you agree with and will abide by the following terms and conditions:
1. Booking procedure, cancellation & refund policy
(a) On submission of your application form and payment of your deposit, we will contact you to process your application within 14 days. Further information or a phone interview may be required.
(b) All payments made are non-refundable. A refund of deposit will only be issued if you are not accepted onto the programme.
(c) It is not possible at any stage to transfer your booking to another programme or service, nor is it possible to transfer your booking for use by another student.
(d) Should you be unable to attend the programme due to severe illness, injury, or pregnancy, you will be able to transfer onto a future teacher training programme if sufficient evidence from your GP or other registered doctor is provided.
(e) We reserve the right to reduce the price of the programme or run special offers at any time. Once you have made your application and paid your deposit, any subsequent price changes will not apply to you.
(f) Membership discounts with The Yoga Edge do not apply to teacher training as stated in your membership terms and conditions.
(g) You will be given free membership at The Yoga Edge studio from the programme start date to the programme end date. Existing memberships or passes will be placed on hold.
(h) In the unlikely event that the programme is cancelled or changed, you will be able to transfer onto a future training. There will be no refund or compensation available from us for any related costs you may have incurred such as flights and accomodation.
(i) Compensation will not be paid if we are forced to cancel or in any way change your programme due to war, threat of war, invasion, riot, civil war, strike, rebellion, revolution, industrial dispute, terrorist activity, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions, technical or maintenance problems with transport, or other circumstances which amount to force majeure.
2. Additional costs
(a) You will be expected to purchase (or otherwise acquire) items on The Yoga Edge reading list at your own cost in preparation for the programme. An approximate total cost of £80. The reading list will be supplied to you upon being accepted onto the programme.
(b) In order to participate in the teaching of the studio community classes during the programme, you will need to organise trainee yoga teacher public liability insurance at your own cost (we will discuss this during the first week of the programme). The price of this can vary but in the past has been around £30.
(c) During the programme an assignment will be given which will involve you going to several yoga classes outside of The Yoga Edge studio. These classes will be at your own cost so please therefore budget at least £40 for this.
(d) Upon completing the programme you may register with Yoga Alliance as a Registered Yoga Teacher RYT 200. This is optional and at your own cost (see yogaalliance.org for more info).
3. Assessment criteria and attendance policy
(a) To receive your 200 hour teacher training qualification, you must meet the following criteria:
- 100% attendance and participation in all sessions
- Final written and practical teaching exam passed
- All additional course work completed on time
(b) Should make-up sessions be required due to missed sessions or not meeting the course standards, our trainers can provide agreed extra sessions at an additional cost.
4. Changes to programme
(a) It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your programme, but arrangements are made many months in advance and changes may have to be made. We reserve the right to, within reason, change any information advertised at any time, to include, but not be limited to, dates, times, content, location, and trainers. We will advise you of any changes at the earliest possible date.
5. Insurance and health
(a) It is your responsibility to inform The Yoga Edge of any injury/medical conditions or anything else that may impact your programme, when applying, before the programme and before the start of every session. If you have any health concerns, it is advisable that you consult a doctor or physician before attending the programme to ensure you are sufficiently fit and healthy to undertake the programme.
(b) If you experience any injury or discomfort during any activity organised for you, you must stop immediately and advise the trainer(s) accordingly.
(c) Due to the athletic nature of dynamic yoga we are unable to accept pregnant women on our programme. If you are pregnant or are planning to be pregnant during the programme please contact us before applying.
(d) We reserve the right to stop your participation in any activity, at any time, if we consider that you are physically, mentally or emotionally unable to do so in a safe way.
6. Liability waiver
(a) By apply for and attending a teacher training with The Yoga Edge you accept and will abide by the following release of liability:
'I understand that, while the utmost care is taken, neither the individual trainers, the venue, nor the The Yoga Edge Limited, will be liable for any damage or injury resulting from my practice or use of the programme venue, nor any loss or damage to personal belongings. I understand that sessions may be physically strenuous and may challenge me mentally and emotionally, and I voluntarily participate in them with the knowledge that there is risk of personal injury, mental health issues, property loss or death. I recognise that it is my responsibility to notify the trainer of any illness or injury before the start of every session and I will not perform any posture to the extent of strain or pain. I understand that should I not want physical adjustment in class it is my responsibility to inform the trainer before the start of every session. Due to the nature of hot yoga, I understand that floors maybe slippery and I will take care when moving around the venue. I agree that neither I, my heirs, assigns or legal representatives will sue or make any other claims of any kind whatsoever against The Yoga Edge, its trainers or its clients for any injury, property loss, or wrongful death, whether caused by negligence or otherwise.'
(b) The release of liability statement applies to the duration of the programme and every session or activity you participate in, whether in a group or private setting.
7. Media capture
(a) We may capture photo and video content throughout the programme which may be used for purposes to include but not be limited to our website and advertising material. By agreeing with these terms and conditions you grant The Yoga Edge full permission of the use of this media.
8. Alcohol and drugs policy
(a) You should not attend any session of the programme under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and doing so will result in immediate dismissal from the programme with no refund being issued.
9. Right to refuse
(a) We reserve the right to dismiss or refuse entry to any session of the programme at any time at the trainer's discretion with no refund being issued in the event of breach of any of these terms and conditions, or due to disruptive or abusive behaviour.
10. No guarantee of work with The Yoga Edge
(a) Whilst we endeavour to offer opportunities to trainees who successfully complete the programme, we cannot guarantee employment with The Yoga Edge at the end of the programme.
(b) Unless and until you are given a teaching position with The Yoga Edge, you must not hold yourself out to be a Yoga Edge teacher.
(a) Your application and any other contact you make with us, will be dealt with confidentially and only shared with The Yoga Edge programme trainers and its supporting staff.
(a) During the programme you will share and hear Confidential Information. This term includes personal information shared by other participants on the course, and you shall hold all such information in confidence, and not disclose it or permit it to be made available to any other party without the prior written consent of The Yoga Edge.
(a) If you have a problem during your programme, please inform a member of our team immediately, who will endeavour to put things right. Please note that we cannot be responsible for the individual behaviour of any other group member.