General Policies

Website Policy

Information published on this web site is provided for the use of its visitors and you are advised that, although care has been taken to ensure technical and factual accuracy, some errors may occur. No guarantee is given of the accuracy or completeness of information on these pages. Please be aware that Karma Yoga may alter the information on its web site from time to time. We shall have no liability arising from the use by any party of the information on this web site. We do not warrant the information on this web site in any way and in particular no warranty is given that the web site or its contents or hypertext links are virus free or uncontaminated. You are advised to make your own virus checks and to implement your own precautions in this respect. We exclude all liability for contamination or damage caused by any virus or electronic transmission.

Liability Policy

We will not be liable for expenses related: getting to and from classes or yoga teacher training including flights, boats ,etc  or accommodations (e.g. hotel, etc).

All contracts, agreements or like are formed in Victoria BC (Headquarters for Karma Yoga) and thus Victoria, BC is the first venue for all legal matters related to Karma Yoga and other parties (e.g contractors, students, customers, etc).

Any person attending any spaces occupied by Karma Yoga and its agents (e.g. yoga teachers, yoga guests, etc) for consideration of services from Karma Yoga give up all rights in statute, equity and case law against Karma Yoga and its agents (e.g. yoga teachers, yoga guests, etc) this includes all tribunals, panels or the like.

General Rules

All individuals who enter the studio and spaces of Karma Yoga must be a member or guest of Karma Yoga and must abide by all rules and policy.

Karma Yoga is a division of  0933832 BC Limited and 10464791 Canada Limited.

Any agent (e.g yoga teacher, etc) of Karma Yoga shall have the power to expel and/or suspend or revoke the membership of a class attendant for a duration of their discretion. The Owner or Manager of Karma Yoga has the sole power to reinstate all memberships.

All transactions are made in Canadian dollars.

All fees for all products must be paid for in advance unless authorized by Karma Yoga.

Eating must be done outside the actual studio (where classes are held).

All talking and music must be quiet at all times.

Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents, and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from our sites allow you to opt out of further mailings. Karma Yoga will never sell, trade, rent, exchange, or otherwise share your personal information with any other person, company, or organization.

To purchase and attend classes all persons must be members of Karma Yoga first.

All class purchases are final and at the discretion of Karma Yoga, any unused monies may be applied – with the approval of Karma Yoga – to use as credit towards other services or products of Karma Yoga that must be used in 1 year from date of issue.  Any breach of the Code of Conduct before the credit is used, will lead to the forfeiting of any credit (e. threatening, bullying, etc).

Members shall refrain from using perfumes or smoking before class.

The drinking of water is fine anywhere in the studio.

The hooks provided shall be used for coats. Shoes shall be taken off and left in shoe rack in the reception area. And all other personal belongs should be left in one of storage cubby provided for members in the studio itself. We are not and cannot be responsible for left, lost or neglected items! We donate all Lost & Found items to Value Village at the end of each month.

No talking while ​a ​class ​is ​underway, this do​es not​ apply to quickly​ letting​ know the teacher if something comes up (e.g. your safety, class safety, etc).

All mat​s ​and props used by ​a​ member must be clean​ed​ and put back​ when ​done.​

All cell phones must be turned off while in the studio space where classes are held.

Class Policies

Cancellation Policy

There are no refunds for any punchards or passes purchased from us. Payment for all classes must be received prior to the scheduled class date. All transactions are made in Canadian dollars. Any agent of Karma Yoga (e.g a yoga teacher, etc) may expel anyone for any reason from the spaces and premises of Karma Yoga and only the Owner or Studio Manager shall have right to override this.

Schedule Changes Policy

Karma Yoga reserves the right to change its class schedule at any time for any reasons.

Other

Any members shall be able to come into a class up to 15 mins after it has started.

Teacher Training Policies

Definition

Teacher training in relation to this policy means yoga workshops and yoga teacher training offered by Karma Yoga.

A student in relation to this policy means all candidates (i.e individuals who have submitted an application, paid fees, etc) or who are students actively enrolled in a program with Karma Yoga.

Admission Policy

Karma Yoga is committed to enrolling students who meet all of our program admission criteria and who are likely to succeed in meeting their education and career goals.

Reviews

In exchange for affordable yoga teacher training, all students agree to not write any reviews regarding Karma Yoga unless asked to in writing by Karma Yoga specifically.

Passing Policy

All programs have specific ic passing polices, if there dispute for lack syllubus or other reason the to successfully pass any Karma Yoga Teacher Training  program students must:

  • Attend 100% of the program in order to graduate unless ​absence is ​due to ​an ​illness worth 10%
  • Students are expected to reasonably participate in class discussions and get along with everyone worth 40%
  • To successfully pass all evaluated assignments or classes (e.g. certification class) worth 50%

Evaluation Policy

All yoga teacher training programs shall  evaluate each candidate per the passing policy to  determine  their pass or fail  in a program. No certificate will be issued until the evaluation process is completed. Karma Yoga reserves  the right to take what time it needs to properly evaluate  each student, thus  evaluation happens on a student to student basis.

Postponement Policy

Karma Yoga has the unilateral right to postpone any program is has scheduled to run up to one year from the start date of any program due to low attendance or similar reason.

5 Karma Classes

All students, where it applies, must complete 5 karma classes  prior to  receiving a certificate of completion.  If a conditional pass and karma class intention form is signed a certificate can be given to a student prior to the evaluated assignments and certification class are marked  and your 5 karma classes are completed.

Refund Policy

No refund​ will given for fees paid for any yoga teacher training programs​. With a written request prior to the start of a paid program​,​ a credit equal to the amount paid may be issued and can be applied to future programs​ at Karma Yoga or other ​Karma Yoga ​products (e.g. class​es​). ​T​his credit will need to be used within 1 year​ of​ it being issued and is contingent on not breaching any policy related to being a student and the Code of Conduct before the credit is used, any breach will lead to the forfeiting of any credit (e. threatening, bullying, etc).

Non Disclosure Policy

Students  may gain access to others personal info and experiences of others while in a yoga program; all students  therefore agree to keep all information confidential while and after any program taken with Karma Yoga forever.

Payment Plans

Any student/applicant who pays a deposit to hold spot in any program offered by Karma Yoga must pay the balance owing before the first day of the program they initial registered for, unless there is a written payment plan signed and approved with Karma Yoga.

 

Scholarship Policy

Student​s​ ​who receive ​ any sort scholarship are expected to give back to Karma Yoga ​through ​hours (e.g teaching, reviews, etc) proportionate​ to the scholarship they received (1 scholarship hour = $10 off the tuition). Scholarship students will receive a  certificate upon the successful completion the hours per their scholarship.

Discount Policy

All persons who receive any discounts from Karma Yoga shall for consideration of these discounts forgo giving any bad review against Karma Yoga.

Guarantees, Warranties and Experimental

We do not warrant or guarantee the service of any programs we offer.  We promise only a certificate of complete for student who have successfully completed a program with us. We also reserve the unilateral right to be associated/registered with any yoga body/association we want and to change our association/registration with any yoga body without prior notice and we also reserve the right to give only a  certificate of complete only without registration with any yoga association/body. Also any program taken in its entirety is deemed be accepted as satisfied by  the student taking it.  Also we run experimental programs and at times break with normal professional protocols.

Liquidated Damages

Any contravention of  any of these policies, all students agree to a liquidated damaged of $5000 per breach, if said breach is not curved within 2 days of its notification.

The Code of Conduct

Karma Yoga expects students to adhere to a code of conduct while taking programs with Karma Yoga. The list below outlines the code of conduct that all students are expected to follow. This list is not exhaustive and students should request clarification from the Director of Teacher Training if they have any questions.“Student” is defined as including prospective students as well as those currently registered in a program with Karma Yoga. Students are expected to follow the following code of conduct:

  • Attend school in accordance with the Attendance Policy.
  • Treat all students and staff with respect.
  • Disparaging any teacher, employee or the school itself verbally, in writing or online.
  • Refrain from any bullying or  disruptive or offensive classroom behavior.
  • Refrain from cheating or plagiarising in completing class assignments.
  • Treat school property with respect.
  • Do not bring weapons of any kind (i.e. knives, guns) to school.
  • Complete all assignments and examinations on the scheduled completion dates.
  • Refrain from bringing any alcohol or any prohibited mood altering substances to the Institution.
  • Refrain from making inappropriate remarks concerning another student or staff’s ethnicity, race, religion or sexual orientation.
  • Any other conduct which is determined to be detrimental or damaging to the other students, staff members or the Institution.
  • Sexual assault.
  • Physical assault or other violent acts committed on or off campus against any student.
  • Verbal abuse or threats.
  • Vandalism of school property.
  • Theft.

If any of the above are substantiated,  it will result in either  a verbal warning,  followed by a written warning, followed by a corrective measure, followed by a temporary dismissal ranging from a few hours up to 5 days and followed finally by a permanent expulsion.

Any permanent dismissal will result in a hearing which will be paneled by  the Director of Teacher Training and two other individuals, one elected by Karma Yoga and other elected by the student. A letter in writing with the basis for the permanent expulsion and will be given no later than two days before the hearing. Natural justice applies to decisions made by any hearing.

Hearing expenses will beared by both Karma Yoga and the student equally and must be covered before the hearing date. The location and venue for the hearing will be set by Karma Yoga.

A vote of 2 to 3 shall be the amount needed to affirm or dismiss a permanent expulsion.  All panel decisions are final. Panel decisions shall be given in writing within 2 days of a healing. Hearing dates are set by Karma Yoga.

Other

If the student owes tuition or other fees to the school, the head of the school will undertake the collection of the amount owing and no certificate will be issued until all tuition is paid in full

Karma Yoga has the right to audio record, video or photograph all spaces occupied by them for safety and quality control. All those on these spaces consent to this for  consideration of services being provided to all students and clients.

Conditional Passes and Considerations

Students may be offered a conditional pass which is based on some aspect to qualifying to receive a certificate was not met (e.g handing in assignments late, conduct, etc), for a conditional pass students give up all rights to review, complian or like to others in the course and to all those outside the program (e.g the public).

Students may be  offered additional consideration to  receiving a certificate or  what is covered by the course. Any added considerations is accepted with the understanding  that the student  agrees to give up all rights to review, complian, file or like to others in the course and to all those outside the program (e.g the public).