Teacher Training Terms + Conditions
Here are the few big points to note before you read into all the fine print:
Our program is March 10th, 2020 - June 14th, 2020
We will meet every Tuesday and Thursday 6:00pm-10:00pm
We will meet for three weekend immersions which are Friday 6:00pm – 10:00pm, Saturday 8:00am – 8:00pm, Sunday 9:00am – 7:00pm
The weekend immersions are April 3rd-5th, May 8th-10th, June 12th-14th
200 hours of work and study will be completed during this program through our group sessions, take home assignments, and other weekly meetings.
At the end of this training, there will be a final assignment that will determine your passing of the program.
ILY Yoga School is a Registered Yoga School through Yoga Alliance. That means that upon completion and passing of this training, you will receive an official (and very pretty) certificate proving your commitment and education from a legit program that meets the highest standard available.
With your certificate of completion, you can become a Registered Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. This is not required to teach yoga, but gives you extra gold stars on your resume.
The techniques, skills, and sequence you will learn throughout the program are an incredible foundation giving you the ability to walk into any room and teach yoga.
This program does not give you the official credentials to teach at Inner Light Yoga, but it does put you on the right path for our Vivid Extension training and other growth opportunities at ILY.
Terms and Conditions
I understand that if I am paid in full and fulfill all the requirements of ILY Yoga School (“Program”), including in-class hours, final practice teach, homework, quizzes and passing both the final assignment, I will receive a letter of completion, within 30 days from the program end date, which can be submitted to the Yoga Alliance or a prospective employer as evidence that I have completed a 200-hour Teacher Training program. Paying for the program and completing the hours alone does not mean I will pass the program.
I understand that Inner Light Yoga (“Company”) reserves the right at any time to ask me to leave the training if the instructor feels that I pose a risk to the physical safety to the instructor or other students or if I am compromising the learning process of the group. Under such circumstances, I understand I will be given a prorated refund, based on the amount of time I have attended in the training.
I understand that Inner Light Yoga reserves the right to ask me to leave the program if I am found plagiarizing, if my behavior is disruptive, inappropriate, negatively impacting other students learning, unethical or violates the Yoga Alliance ethical guidelines. Under such circumstances, I understand I will not be refunded any part of my tuition.
I understand that Students are responsible for assessing their own suitability and capability to participate in a Program. All Students should consult their physician regarding their physical fitness level, mental status and any other special conditions they may be working with. It is the Student’s responsibility to assess the risks and requirements of each Program.
I understand that by registering for ILY Yoga School, I certify that I understand that the Company reserves the right to accept or reject any Student as a participant; to expel any participant from the Activity; to make changes to the program whenever the Company deems it necessary for the comfort, convenience, or safety of the Students.
I understand that I must report any disability requiring special attention at the time the reservation is made. Inner Light Yoga will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the specials needs of disabled participants, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so.
I understand that if I am under the age of 18, it is required that I provide written consent from my legal guardian 30 days before the start of training.
Inner Light Yoga reserves the right to change, alter, or amend the daily itinerary/curriculum for each training at any time. Changes can be made for various reasons including changes in location or teacher/trainer.
Deposits and Cancellation Policy
A $500 deposit is required upon acceptance to hold your spot. Full payment will be required at least one week before the start of ILY Yoga School. Your deposit will be credited towards your full payment. These fees are non-refundable and non-transferable. Cancellation policy - please note that if you cancel 30 days before the start of ILY Yoga School you will forfeit $250 of your deposit and the remaining balance will be refunded. If you cancel 14 days before the start of ILY Yoga School or do not attend the program, the entire deposit and tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once the program begins the tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Payments are accepted via written check or through the ILY Online payment portal through Moonclerk. You will receive an ILY Yoga School invoice via email once payments are received.
I understand I am required to complete all of the in class hours of my training, and to make up any missed time in accordance with the ILY Yoga School Make Up Policy*. I understand that all missed time needs to be completed within one year of the program end date and that if I do not complete the missed hours in this time frame I will be required to pay in full to retake the training. I understand that I am not eligible to receive my certificate of completion if missed hours are not made up.
I understand that if I miss over 40 hours, I will receive a non-passing status and will be asked to leave the training. Under such circumstances I will be required to pay any remaining tuition balance and will not be refunded for any tuition already paid. I will also be required to pay in full to retake the training,
Class Make Up Policy
12 hours of training are permitted to be missed. Legitimate reasons for not being able to attend sessions must be clearly communicated to training leaders. It is understood that unforeseen instances will arise, but it is the Student’s responsibility to clearly communicate the situation. Inner Light Yoga holds the final say in all situations to be excusable.
When hours are missed, it is required that you make them up. It is the Student’s responsibility to communicate with the training leaders to arrange make up time. That can include, but is not limited to, one-on-one meetings outside of the program schedule with training leaders, one-on-one meetings outside of the program schedule with other trainees who were present for the hours missed, take home assignments of reading and/or writing, teaching a mock class, etc.
Access to Inner Light Yoga Studio
When you enroll for ILY Yoga School, you will have access to all regularly scheduled classes at Inner Light Yoga for 3 months, starting on the first day of your training. This benefit does not include workshops or special events. If you are a current ILY-st Member, your monthly fees will be waived for 3 months.
Release & Liability Waiver
In consideration of and as an inducement to my enrollment and payment of fees to become a student of Inner Light Yoga (hereinafter “ILY”), I represent and agree as follows:
I (hereinafter “I” or “applicant”) have been examined by a licensed Physician within the past six months and have been found by such physician to be in good health and full able to perform all Yoga exercises which I am to learn and perform during my enrollment with ILY.
The use of the facilities at ILY naturally involves the risk of injury to me and/or my guest(s), whether I or someone/ something else causes it. As such, I understand and voluntarily accept this risk. I agree that ILY, its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, and contractors will not be liable for any injury or damage, including, without limitation, personal, bodily or mental injury, economic loss, or any damage to me resulting from the negligence of ILY, its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents, and contractors, or anyone using ILY’s facilities. I waive any claims arising from my use of ILY’s facilities whatsoever or from mere presence on the premises of a ILY studio.
I understand and agree that I will receive instruction in Yoga theory and exercise only and that I hold harmless ILY, its employees, officers, directors, shareholders, agents and contractors for any damage to or theft of personal property on or away from ILY’s premises, or personal injury, including but not limited to bodily injury, disease, disability, death, humiliation, or consequential loss of any kind arising out of my participation in any ILY event or activity.
In the event that I am pregnant, I will not attend a yoga class until I have discussed the potential risks to me or my unborn child / fetus with my obstetrician. I agree that I will follow my obstetrician’s recommendations and on behalf of myself, my heirs, spouse or other interested party hold harmless ILY for any possible injury to myself or my unborn child / fetus.
If I am under 18 years of age, I will disclose my age to ILY and provide my signature and the signature of my parent or legal custodian or guardian at the studio prior to taking class.
Registration fees and Tuition for classes paid hereafter are non-refundable.
Any dispute arising out of or relating to this Student Application and Hold Harmless Agreement, or the breach thereof, shall be finally resolved by arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association under its Commercial Arbitration Rules, and judgment upon the arbitration award may be entered in any court having jurisdiction.
Any provision not in conformity with the law of any state or governing body having jurisdiction is hereby severed from this contract and the remaining provisions remain enforceable.
I acknowledge that I have read this liability release and have received the opportunity to discuss this with my legal counsel, fully understand its terms, and understand that I am giving up substantial rights including my right to sue Inner Light Yoga under certain circumstances. Further, I acknowledge that I fully understand the terms of this liability release is indefinite and acknowledge that I have signed it freely and voluntarily without any inducement, assurance, guarantee, or oral representation being made.
The Student agrees that while participating in any Inner Light Yoga program, images, photos or videos may be taken by other Students and/or Inner Light Yoga representatives or Third Party Suppliers that may contain or feature the Student. The Student acknowledges that they consent to any such pictures being taken and agree that Student hereby grants a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to Inner Light Yoga, its affiliates and assigns, to reproduce for any purpose whatsoever, in any medium whatsoever, without any further obligation to the Student or compensation payable to such Student. If you do not want us to use your image you must submit written notice to Inner Light Yoga at least 14 days prior to the start of your training.
I understand that all ILY Yoga School materials are under copyright protection and cannot be reproduced by me without the permission of the author. Inner Light Yoga will take all necessary action to enforce its copyrights within the law.
Medical Authorization and Coverage
In the event Student becomes sufficiently incapacitated as to be unable to direct his or her own care and Inner Light Yoga is unable or does not have time to contact Student’s emergency contact, the Student, by registering and paying a deposit for an Inner Light Yoga program, authorizes any medical treatment deemed necessary in the event of any injury or illness while participating in the activity including, but not limited to, X-ray, examination, anesthetic, medical or surgical diagnosis, or treatment and hospital care which is deemed advisable by, and is to be rendered under the general or specific supervision of, any physician and/or surgeon licensed in the United States.
Inner Light Yoga is not liable and will not assume responsibility for any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from the act or omission of any party other than Inner Light Yoga and its employees.
If the Student has a complaint, he/she should first inform Inner Light Yoga during the training/workshop so that Inner Light Yoga can attempt to rectify the matter. If the Student is still dissatisfied, he/she should submit the complaint in writing to Inner Light Yoga within 30 days of the completion of the program.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, brochures, or any other literature concerning the program, or the breach thereof, including without limitation any claim related to illness, injury, or death, shall be subject to the following conditions: 1) the dispute will be governed by Tennessee law; 2) the parties agree that they will attempt in good faith to settle any and all disputes arising out of, under or in connection with this Agreement, including without limitation the validity, interpretation, performance and breach hereof, through a process of mediation in Tennessee under the supervision of a mutually agreed upon mediator; 3) in the event that mediation fails to settle such a dispute, the parties agree that they will proceed to arbitration in Tennessee using one arbitrator pursuant to the then existing rules of the American Arbitration Association; 4) the maximum amount of recovery to which a participant will be entitled under any and all circumstances will be the published tuition cost of the program with Inner Light Yoga. This Agreement to arbitrate does not waive or modify any liability release agreed by the Student. Arbitration against Inner Light Yoga must be commenced within one year following the date of vacation completion. Neither the Company nor any affiliate shall in any case be liable for other than compensatory damages, and you hereby waive any right to punitive damages.
No person, other than an authorized representative of Inner Light Yoga by a document in writing, is authorized to vary, add, or waive any term or condition, including any term or condition set forth in the preceding provisions.