Please read the following terms and conditions before you submit your application form for Yoga/Meditation Teacher Trainings and Retreats
Payment of the Balance Course Fee: Balance course fee must be paid upon arrival in cash either in INR, Euros, US Dollars or British Pounds only. No other currency will be accepted. If you choose to pay balance fee through online, you can either pay through the bank transfer or PayPal, at least one week before the beginning of the course. Please note that all Bank service charges/ PayPal transaction charges should be paid by applicant only.
Yoga/Meditation TTC students who choose to pay the remaining course fee in cash on arrival need to sign up the written agreement and accept the rules and regulation of our cancellation policy. If you are not paying the total course fee minimum two days before the commencement of neither the course nor sign the written agreement will result in losing the registration fee and cancellation of enrolment.
Cancellation & Refund policy: Due to organizational expanses, fixed travelling costs of our teaching team, and the accommodation reservations in advance, the paid course fee including the Registration fee is strictly non-refundable, non-cancellable and non-transferable. If you need to cancel the course due to unavoidable reasons the Course fee (excluding Registration fee) can be adjusted in any future course you attend with Sarvaguna yoga within one year from the date of booking. To reschedule your course you must inform us at least One Month before the starting date of your rescheduled course otherwise you may lose your course fee entirely. (you also need to apply for the course again and pay the registration fee).
Unplanned changes or cancellations of the scheduled course: It is very unlikely that we shall have to change the course venue or cancel the scheduled course; however, we reserve the right to do so in case of Natural calamities and like. If the Training Program/Retreat is cancelled by the Sarvaguna yoga, we will refund 100% of the fee paid by the applicant or offer an alternate placement. However, Sarvaguna yoga is not responsible for any other cancellations like flights etc. Or any other expenses incurred by the applicant.
Teaching Staff reshuffle: Due to certain un avoidable circumstances, organisational issues, Teachers personal commitments, teaching staff may change at certain times. However, Sarvaguna Yoga strives to provide the best teachers for teacher training programs in the best interests of the students and the school. Any decision in this regard by Sarvaguna management is final.
Attendance: Sarvaguna yoga is a registered Yoga School conducting professional yoga Teacher Training courses and issues certificates recognized globally. Hence 100% attendance is required in order to receive certificate. Our programs are intensive and demand compulsory attendance for compulsory contact hours of training. In case of continuous absence, except in serious medical conditions, the participant may not receive certification and additional hours of study on a future training will be required.
If the student has any slight sickness and unable to practice intense Asana class, we strongly encourage such students to attend the class and observe the teachings. In our experience we have noticed that being present and observing the class can still help the students to assimilate the teachings.
Punctuality: We request all the students to arrive for the classes at least 10 minutes in advance and be settled down before the class begins. Do not enter the class if you are late without prior permission from the teacher. Any late arrival is considered not only disrespect to the group and the teachings but also results in non admission into the class.
Maintenance of silence: We strongly recommend the students to observe silence throughout the course and especially during morning meditation hours. Practice of silence is a great value in Yogic tradition as it greatly helps to assimilate and imbibe the essence of yoga.
Health and Fitness Issues:
Yoga students are expected to take responsibility of themselves and are solely responsible for his/her own safety, health and general well-being during the training program. The Yoga-Meditation practices during the training period are intensive and challenging physically as well as mentally, hence, Sarvaguna yoga Training programs are suitable only for physically healthy and mentally stable personalities. Our training programs or not suitable for people who are rehabilitating from or on Medication for severe physical or psychological conditions except under the supervision of a doctor or a psychologist/Psychotherapist. Our yoga Teacher training programs are also not suitable for pregnant women, except in case of pre-natal Yoga course. (Please inform the senior teacher prior to the course beginning of any known injuries, ailments, disabilities, medication you are taking or anything else that may affect your ability to fully participate in the course. However, you are responsible for taking preventive measures- i.e., being sensible, if it hurts, causes pain or strain – do not push yourself. Always stop the practice if you experience any pain or sickness. In case of any medical problem or emotional crisis we are always there to extent our help and support including arranging medical advice, Doctor or therapists or spiritual counsellor.
Liability release: Sarvaguna yoga management or any of its staff is not responsible for any loss, damage, injury, sickness or illness caused, medical or psychiatric conditions developed prior, during or subsequent to the course or holiday.
We request you to sign the liability release form on arrival and before joining into the course stating that you are healthy and fit both psychologically and physically and you are prepared for intensive practices that may lead to emotional and physical issues. Without signing liability release form, you will not be accepted in the course. Sarvaguna yoga is also not responsible or liable for delays, cancellations, changes or losses caused by natural disasters, war, and threat of war, closure of airports, civil strife, accidents or any other events beyond our control. The YTTC Participants are entirely and solely responsible for their own belongings and Valuables.
Accommodation: Accommodation is allotted to the students on first come first served basis in our Dharamshala centre. We will not be in a position to cater to the individual preferences.
Your room will be reserved at on site accommodation, where the Sarvaguna Yoga Centre is located in Goa and Dharamsala, on first cum first serve basis, if all the rooms are full at on site accommodation, your accommodation will be arranged in the immediate neighbouring guest houses very close to the school. Accommodation charges are included in the course fee.
Discount Policy: We reserve the right to give concessions and discounts to certain people on our own judgement. This does not automatically entitle other students to claim the same. Discounts are to be utilized within the prescribed time frame work.
Certification Criteria: Course completion certificates are issued to the students who successfully complete a given training program. Certification criteria includes (a) 100% percent attendance; (b) punctuality; (c)over all course assessment and evaluation; (d) submission of course work and assignments and (e) good performance in the practical and written tests.
Issues with classmates and teachers:
In the event of any differences, difficulties with your classmates, teachers or other school staff, or if you have any personal problems or issues, please directly convey to the Director immediately, so that the appropriate action should be taken to restore the learning atmosphere.
Drugs and Alcohol : consuming drugs, alcohol or cigarette is strictly prohibited during the training programs. Consuming these substances will be counterproductive of your yoga practice and are against to the basis principals of yoga. We strongly recommend giving up these habits as they have detrimental effect on the central nervous system and dampen your receptivity of the teachings in the training programs.
Conduct and Behaviour: We reserve the right to dismiss or cancel the admission of the student and ask to leave the course immediately, if he or she is indulges in disruptive activities or fails to comply with the terms and conditions (including mentioned above), set by the Sarvaguna yoga Dhaama.