YogaWorks 200-Hour Teacher Training Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions apply to any Yoga Activities (see definition below) purchased from YogaWorks (“YogaWorks” or “Company”) and govern the contractual relationship between you (“You”, “I” or “Student”) and YogaWorks with respect to any such Activities.
I understand that if I am paid in full and fulfill all the requirements of the YogaWorks Teacher Training, including in-class hours, final practice teach, homework, quizzes and passing both the written and in-class final exams, I will receive a diploma as evidence that I have completed and passed the 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 YogaWorks requires me to have a minimum of 6 months of consistent yoga practice before enrolling in this training and that YogaWorks 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 YogaWorks 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.
If this is an online training, I understand that it will be taught live, via Zoom or other online platform and will be an interactive experience. To make the most of this live Online experience, I understand I am required to have reliable wifi connection and a laptop or other working device to participate in the training.
I understand that I must report any disability requiring special attention at the time the reservation is made. YogaWorks will make reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled participants, but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so nor responsible for any denial of services by any third parties, including air carriers, hotels, partners, or other independent suppliers. Some locations and most activities require standing, sitting or walking, sometimes on unpaved or cobblestone streets for numerous hours each day. YogaWorks is not responsible for any missed activities due to a participant's inability to participate with the group. Most transportation services and venues are not equipped with wheelchair ramps. YogaWorks will endeavor to accommodate the special requests of Students, including (without limitation) dietary and accommodation requests, but such requests do not form part of these Terms or the contract between Student and YogaWorks and YogaWorks is not liable for any failure to accommodate or fulfill such requests.
CLIENT AGE REQUIREMENT
I understand that I must be at least 16 years old to take the teacher training. If I am between 16 and 18 years of age, it is required that I provide written consent from my legal guardian 30 days before the start of the training.
PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY
For all trainings, with the exception of destination trainings, (a training location that includes room and board): Your payment is due in full by the early registration date in order to receive the discounted rate. Full payment is required by the start of the program unless a payment plan has been previously arranged.
If you cancel 8 or more days before the start of the program, you will receive a full refund. If you cancel within 7 days of the start of the program, you will forfeit $250 of your full payment and the remaining balance will be refunded. This $250 is non-refundable and non-transferable. Once the program begins the full program tuition is non-refundable and non-transferable.
On the rare occasions when YogaWorks needs to cancel a training, a refund will be provided, however, YogaWorks is not responsible for any costs incurred for travel arrangements or accommodations related to any event. It is your responsibility to purchase travel insurance to protect yourself from any loss due to program cancellations, changes or weather delays. We will not, under any circumstance, reimburse you for accommodations, airfare or ground transfer expenses.
ATTENDANCE and TARDY POLICY
You can miss a maximum of 27 training hours, all of which are due to be made up by the last day of your training. If you miss more than 27 hours or do not complete your make-up hours by the end of the training, you will receive a not passing status and will be required to pay in full to retake the training. At the end of each day, if you missed class, your training team will assign you a written make-up assignment through Google Classroom..
TARDINESS AND LEAVING EARLY
In order to receive credit for attending the day, I understand that I must arrive on time and stay present (on camera) for the full duration of the day. There may be times when I have to arrive late or leave early, and I understand that I am allotted two 10-minute grace periods over the course of the training. It is my responsibility to notify my training team in advance, as it is disrespectful to slip out unannounced. If I am more than 10 minutes late or leave early more than twice, I understand on the third time, I will not receive credit for that day and I will need to make up the day according to the make up policy.
YogaWorks reserves the right to change, alter, or amend the program, including without limitation, the daily itinerary/curriculum for each training at any time. Changes can be made for various reasons including changes in location or teacher/trainer. YogaWorks reserves the right to substitute other venues, as needed. No refunds are provided for venue changes, or in the event that an in person training needs to convert into an online training. The YogaWorks Teacher Training Department will make its best efforts to communicate these changes to me as soon as they can.
I understand that all YogaWorks Teacher Training materials are under copyright protection and cannot be reproduced by me without the permission of the author. YogaWorks will take all necessary action to enforce its copyrights within the law.
The Student agrees that while participating in any YogaWorks program, images, photos or videos may be taken by other Students and/or YogaWorks 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 YogaWorks, 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 the teacher training department at least 14 days prior to the start of your training.
PASSPORTS AND VISAS
Students traveling internationally are required to have a passport and may also require a visa when entering certain countries. Most countries require that the passport be valid for at least six (6) months beyond the conclusion of your trip. It is recommended you have a minimum of three blank pages in your passport when traveling, as many countries require blank pages. It is your responsibility to verify all visa and passport requirements.
MEDICAL AUTHORIZATION AND COVERAGE
In the event Student becomes sufficiently incapacitated as to be unable to direct his or her own care and YogaWorks is unable or does not have time to contact Student’s emergency contact, the Student, by registering and paying a deposit for a YogaWorks 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, or, if in a foreign country and no physician licensed to practice in the United States is reasonably available, by a duly licensed physician deemed competent to render the necessary care. In addition, the Student certifies that they have medical insurance which will cover personal accidents, medical expenses, medical evacuation, air ambulance, loss of effects, repatriation costs and all other expenses which might arise as a result of loss, damage, injury, delay or inconvenience occurring to the Student, or that in the absence of this medical insurance coverage, the Student agrees to pay all costs of rescue and/or medical services as may be incurred on the Student’s behalf. Students should carry their insurance information while traveling. Some travel insurance policies offer international medical insurance, however it is the student's responsibility to assess and acquire comprehensive medical coverage that is valid in the country you are traveling to.
For programs outside the United States, YogaWorks does not provide direct medical advice on vaccinations and inoculations. Please visit the www.cdc.gov and discuss your travel plans with your physician prior to travel. Be aware that some immunizations involve a series of inoculations or medications, so we recommend that you do not put this off until the last minute.
YOGAWORKS 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 YOGAWORKS AND ITS EMPLOYEES.
Release and Waiver of Liability; Assumption of Risk, and Indemnity Agreement
(last updated 12/20)
The YW Company, LLC, and its subsidiaries, parents, and affiliates (collectively, “YogaWorks”) may operate studios, live streaming, and pre-recorded video services that provide yoga, Pilates and other activities to promote fitness and good health under the YogaWorks brand as well as certain other brands, including Yoga Tree. YogaWorks’ studio and live streaming hours vary and are subject to change at YogaWorks’ discretion.
In addition to the rules set forth herein, YogaWorks may, from time-to-time, post at YogaWorks’ facilities or online platforms, or issue orally or in writing, additional rules that the members must obey for general safety reasons and mutually respectful use of the facilities or streaming services.
Use of Membership
If applicable, to use a studio, you must present your membership card or other YogaWorks-specified identification for check-in at the front desk. If your membership card is forgotten or misplaced, the picture on file will verify your identity or a valid form of identification may be required as membership and studio usage is not transferable. You may not allow any other person access to YogaWorks through the use of your membership (except when you are expressly permitted to bring guests). Doing so may result in suspension or cancellation, with any outstanding balance immediately due and payable.
With respect to live streaming or pre-recorded membership options, sharing of your login information and multi user access to content is strictly prohibited and violation of this section will result in suspension or cancellation, with any outstanding balance immediately due and payable and any prepaid fees not subject to refund unless otherwise required by applicable law.
Proper athletic attire is required for both streaming and in studio classes. Please remember that even when streaming, if you leave your camera on, others may be able to see you so we ask that you dress and behave appropriately. No street clothes or shoes are permitted in studio unless expressly approved in advance by a YogaWorks employee. YogaWorks has the right to prevent the participation in a class if proper attire is not worn.
Alcohol, drugs (including steroids), and smoking are prohibited within YogaWorks’ facilities or while streaming YogaWorks services. You agree not to use any YogaWorks’ facility or engage in any YogaWorks-related activity under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication that may impair your ability to participate in the applicable activity or operate any equipment. No weapons of any kind are allowed. No photography, videotaping, filming or audio recording is permitted within YogaWorks’ facilities or of YogaWorks streaming services without the express written consent of YogaWorks’ management. YogaWorks reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to limit the consumption of food or beverages, or to the use of outside equipment within YogaWorks’ facilities. No recording of any livestream or pre-recorded content is permitted at any time without express written consent of YogaWorks.
Health Warranty, Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability and Release
By electronically signing or otherwise electronically accepting and agreeing to this Agreement, you expressly acknowledge that the use of the facilities, classes, or livestreaming or video recordings of YogaWorks may involve strength, flexibility, aerobic, cardio and/or other exercises, including the use of equipment, as well as soft tissue manipulation or manual adjustments (which may include the instructor, assistant, trainee, or mentee guiding your body to a pose or specific movement), all of which can be potentially hazardous activities that naturally involve the risk of injury to you, whether you or someone else cause it, and you understand and voluntarily accept this risk. In addition, you represent that you are (and at all times moving forward when taking classes or receiving instruction by or through YogaWorks) in good health and have no disability, impairment, injury, disease or ailment that would prevent you from safely engaging in active or passive exercise or soft tissue manipulation or which would cause increased risk of injury or adverse health consequences as a result of engaging in active or passive exercise, and you further acknowledge and understand that it is your duty to notify your YogaWorks teacher in advance of each and every class of any changes in your good health standing). You acknowledge and agree that YogaWorks and its employees and agents do not diagnose or prescribe treatment for any illnesses or injuries. No service provided by YogaWorks is a substitute for medical treatment or care. Please inform your YogaWorks teacher in advance of each class if you prefer not to receive manual adjustments. Failure to do so will be deemed implied consent to receive manual adjustments in a class.
You hereby acknowledge and agree that YogaWorks will not be liable for any injury, including, without limitation, personal, bodily or mental injury, economic loss or any damage to you, your spouse or partner, guest, unborn child or relatives resulting from the negligence of YogaWorks, anyone providing services
on YogaWorks behalf or anyone else using YogaWorks’ facilities or providing livestream or pre-recorded content and you release YogaWorks from any liability related to any such injury, including any transmission of sickness, virus, pathogen, or disease. You further acknowledge that some classes are held above room temperature (some above 100 degrees Fahrenheit), and that such heated yoga classes may be dangerous to your health, and as such you waive and release all cause of action related to such activity in heated classroom, including and regardless of any insured negligence during such heated activity. All sessions, classes, performance of any activities provided by YogaWorks whether in person, online, through video or stream or otherwise, or use of YogaWorks’ studio facilities (or entry/exit of such facilities), livestreaming or video, use of YogaWorks’ studio-provided equipment or apparatus (whether during a class or otherwise), or use of any other YogaWorks service shall be at your sole risk. You understand that the decision to use any equipment or apparatus, or the selection of programs, methods and types of equipment, shall be solely your responsibility, and at no time may you use any equipment without supervision by a YogaWorks teacher, and YogaWorks shall not be liable to you for any claims, demands, damages or causes of actions due to injury to you or your property arising out of or in connection with your use of the services or facilities of YogaWorks, or any occurrence in or around a YogaWorks facility, regardless of whether the injury or damages were caused by the negligence of YogaWorks, its employees or its agents. This waiver of liability and release specifically applies to claims of negligent instruction, maintenance, cleaning, and/or supervision that may arise as a result of injuries sustained before, during, or after classes or individual training sessions. Although YogaWorks instructors may provide guidance during a class or individual session, it is your sole responsibility to discontinue participation in any activity you feel is beyond your capability to safely perform and YogaWorks will not be responsible for any injuries or damages arising from your engagement in any activities at any YogaWorks’ studio regardless of whether they were caused by the negligence of YogaWorks, its employees or its agents, trainees, assistants, or mentees. You acknowledge and agree that this waiver of liability and release applies to any and all incidents occurring on any YogaWorks owned, operated or controlled premises, including slip or trip and fall incidents, regardless of the cause. You further acknowledge and agree that YogaWorks is not liable and does not assume responsibility for any claims, losses, damages, costs or expenses arising out of any inconvenience, loss of enjoyment, upset, disappointment, distress or frustration, whether physical or mental, resulting from any act or omission of YogaWorks or any other party. The scope of this waiver of liability and release specifically includes any and all injuries sustained in or about the premises of any YogaWorks facility and during any event or program organized or operated by YogaWorks away from its facilities, including, without limitation, parks, beaches, community centers and schools.
You expressly acknowledge and agree that by electronically signing or otherwise electronically accepting and agreeing to this Agreement you are relinquishing all rights you may have to sue YogaWorks for injuries arising out of the use of any YogaWorks facilities or its services.
This waiver of liability and release is intended to be interpreted as broadly as allowed under the law of the state where your primary YogaWorks facility is located.
Waiver of Claims Related to Defective Equipment
You understand and acknowledge that YogaWorks does not manufacture any of the fitness or other equipment at its facilities, but purchases or leases equipment from third parties. As such, you acknowledge and agree that YogaWorks is solely providing recreational services and may not be held liable for defective products.
Waiver of Claims for Third Party Suppliers
From time-to-time, YogaWorks makes arrangements with accommodation providers, activity providers and other independent parties (“Third Party Suppliers”) to provide you with certain programming. Third Party Suppliers may also engage the services of local operators and/or sub-contractors for the provision of services that form part of such programming. Although YogaWorks takes all reasonable care in selecting Third Party Suppliers, YogaWorks is unable to control Third Party Suppliers, does not supervise Third Party Suppliers and, therefore, cannot be responsible for their acts or omissions. Such services provided are subject to the conditions imposed by the Third Party Suppliers and their liability is limited by their tariffs, conditions of carriage, tickets and vouchers and international conventions and agreements that govern the provision of their services. These may limit or exclude liability of the Third Party Suppliers. You acknowledge that Third Party Suppliers are individually responsible to operate in compliance with the applicable laws of the countries in which they operate and YogaWorks does not warrant that any Third Party Supplier is in compliance with the laws of your country of residence or any other jurisdiction.
You expressly acknowledge and understand that you will be automatically opted into communications from YogaWorks with regard to the services provided, branding, marketing, or anything else and that it is your duty to opt out through the procedures outlined in such communications. You further expressly acknowledge and understand that your photo and/or video likeness may be used, without limitation, in connection with publicity, copyright, marketing, web content, social media, live stream, recorded classes, or other uses and that permission is expressly granted for such uses, and that no additional consideration outside of the services provided by YogaWorks will be provided.
Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement, your use of YogaWorks facilities or services, streaming products or otherwise, YogaWorks’ policies, procedures, practices, marketing, brochures or any other literature concerning YogaWorks services or facilities 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 California 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 California 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 California using one arbitrator pursuant to the then existing rules of the American Arbitration Association; (4) the maximum amount of recovery to which you may be entitled under any and all circumstances will be the amount you have paid to YogaWorks in the 12 months prior to the date of the claim. This agreement to arbitrate does not waive or modify any liability release agreed to by you. Arbitration against YogaWorks must be commenced within one year following the date of the incident giving rise to the claim. Neither YogaWorks nor any of its affiliates, employees or agents shall in any case be liable for other than compensatory damages, and you hereby waive any right to punitive damages. Further you expressly acknowledge and agree to waive any rights that you may have to pursue or participate in a class or collective action pertaining to any such claims related to YogaWorks.
This Agreement constitutes the entire agreement of the parties with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes any prior agreement or understanding between you and YogaWorks with respect thereto. YogaWorks has made no express or implied warranties or representations other than those expressly set forth in this Agreement to induce you to enter into this Agreement.
Manual, handwritten or oral changes to this Agreement are not valid. Only a written document entitled “Amendment to Membership Agreement” signed by both an authorized representative of YogaWorks and you may change the terms of this Agreement. YogaWorks employees are not authorized to make any independent agreements with any member.
If YogaWorks does not enforce any right in the Agreement for any reason, YogaWorks does not waive its right to enforce it later. Any conflict between the original Agreement and any copy of the original Agreement shall be controlled by the original Agreement.
If any provision of this Agreement is held unenforceable, it is the parties’ intention that such unenforceability shall not affect other provisions of this Agreement.
This Agreement may be executed in one or more original or electronic counterparts, each of which shall be deemed an original, and all of which shall constitute one and the same instrument.
This Agreement applies equally to all Yoga Tree and other YogaWorks owned and/or operated facilities regardless of brand.
By electronically signing or otherwise electronically accepting and agreeing to this Agreement on your own behalf or as the parent or legal guardian of a minor, you are certifying that you are at least 18 years old and that you have carefully reviewed, fully understand and agree to all provisions of this Agreement. You further understand and agree that you are responsible for all payments described herein.