Terms And Conditions
50-hr, 200-hr, and 300-hr Yoga Teacher Training Course
Applicant's Eligibility and Responsibility
- The applicant is required to possess both mental and physical fitness to voluntarily participate in the teacher training program, assuming personal decision and accountability. Alpha Yoga holds no liability for any injuries or illnesses sustained by the applicant throughout the course duration.
- Basic proficiency in the English language is a prerequisite for the applicant.
- By confirming a reservation for enrollment in our training/retreat, the applicant expressed consent and concurrence with the terms and conditions detailed herein.
Payment & Cancelation Policy
- To reserve a spot in the training program, the applicant is required to submit a deposit of 400€. This deposit is non-refundable and remains fully transferable until 42 days (6 weeks) before the course begins.
- Payment methods may include direct bank transfer, payment link, credit/debit card payment or PayPal. The applicant is responsible for any supplementary transactional or exchange rate charges incurred.
Second Payment and Remaining Balance
Terms and Conditions for Students with Paid Reservation Deposit (400€)
Single Occupancy Package
To secure a single occupancy package, students who have already submitted the reservation deposit of 400€ are required to make a second payment of at least 1.000€ no later than 42 days (6 weeks) before the course start date. This second payment is fully refundable or transferable up until 42 days (6 weeks) before the course start date. Beyond this point, the second payment becomes partially-refundable or partially-transferable.
Furthermore, the remaining balance must be settled in cash. Credit card payments and other forms of online payments of the remaining balance may not be accepted upon arrival, unless individually agreed.
Shared Occupancy Packages
The outstanding balance may be:
- Partially settled through another bank transfer, payment link, credit/debit card payment or PayPal. The applicant is responsible for any supplementary transactional or exchange rate charges incurred. This must be completed as per request and no later than six weeks before the course starts. Beyond this point, the second payment becomes partially-refundable or partially-transferable.
- Fully paid in cash upon arrival. This approach safeguards your funds from any last-minute or unforeseen circumstances. Credit card payments and other forms of online transfers are not accepted upon arrival unless individually agreed before the start of the course.
In case you need to cancel your spot within 42 days from the course start date, we will retain 15% of the 2nd payment for every 7 days that elapse. This policy is in place because of the limited time we have to find a replacement student for your spot.
- Cancellation within 42-35 days before the course starts: 15% of the 2nd payment retained.
- Cancellation within 34-21 days before the course starts: 30% of the 2nd payment retained.
- Cancellation within 20-14 days before the course starts: 45% of the 2nd payment retained.
- Cancellation within 13-7 days before the course starts: 60% of the 2nd payment retained.
- Cancellation within 6-1 days before the course starts: 100% of the 2nd payment retained.
Inclusions for the Yoga Teacher Training Course
The Yoga Teacher Training Course Fee Covers the Following
- Tuition for the course.
- Course manual and any other necessary training materials.
- Accommodation, which can be selected based on your preference. The retreat center reserves the right to arrange accommodations that may combine mixed gendered students in one room.
- Breakfast, snack or lunch, dinner, and drinking water, as outlined in the agreement established with the retreat center.
- The full payment does not automatically guarantee the issuance of a certificate.
Exclusions and Additional Recommendations
The yoga teacher training course fee does not cover:
- Travel expenses.
- Personal expenses.
- Travel insurance. It is strongly advised that all applicants procure health, travel, and flight cancellation insurance to cover their travel and stay during the yoga course.
- Any medical costs that may arise during the student's travel and/or residency at the retreat center.
Discounts and Accommodation Upgrades
Alpha Yoga School retains the authority to extend discounts and benefits to enrolled students. Additionally, Alpha Yoga maintains the prerogative to upgrade students' lodging arrangements, such as transitioning from triple room to a twin room.
Applicants who have already committed to a predefined price and/or completed the full payment prior to the discount period are ineligible to request a retrospective discount.
Force Majeure and Insurance
In the event of a natural disaster or circumstances beyond human control necessitating the interruption, evacuation, or cancellation of yoga training, fees will not be subject to refund. Alpha Yoga School will solely provide a certificate reflecting the completed hours. To mitigate such instances, students are advised to invest in travel insurance.
In Greece, the majority of COVID-19 health measures have been rescinded. Alpha Yoga School is permitted to adhere to, suggest, or enforce solely those limitations that align with the official recommendations, regulations, and restrictions set forth by the Greek Government, if applicable, at the time of the training.
- Certification will be issued solely upon the successful fulfillment of all course requisites and prerequisites.
- Essential prerequisites for obtaining the certificate include consistent attendance and the satisfactory completion of all assigned course tasks.
Student's Obligations and Attendance
- The student shall engage in active participation, complete assigned tasks, and adequately prepare for scheduled classes throughout the training period.
- The student's attendance is crucial, and it is expected that the student will be present for all classes. The student is permitted a maximum absence of 6 contact hours during the training due to emergency (medical or otherwise).
- If a student's cumulative absence from classes exceeds 6 hours, the certificate will be limited to the hours the student attended. The option to compensate for missed hours through extra-curricular assignments will only be available after the course ends.
Supplementary Assignments for Missed Hours
Upon mutual agreement with the lead teacher and Alpha Yoga School, students may opt for supplementary assignments to make up for missed hours. A charge of 60€/hour applies.
Final Written Exam
The final written exam takes place toward the end of the course and the student must obtain a minimum of 59%.
The final examination encompasses both written and/or multiple-choice formats. Failure to participate in the exam or incomplete exam submissions will result in the non-issuance of the certificate.
The final exam can be retaken up to two additional times:
- On-site. An 80€ fee is applied.
- Online within 30 days of the conclusion of the course. A 100€ fee is applied.
Dropping Out of the Course at Your Own Will
Signing up for a teacher training program is a huge commitment of time, energy, and money and should be considered very carefully. If you decide to terminate or interrupt your participation and/or stay in the training on your own will, at any time during the training, no matter the reason or circumstance, Alpha Yoga School reserves the right to provide no certificate of completion and provides no refund for the course fee, cost of accommodation and food. Upon individual agreement, a certificate of completion will be granted only for the number of hours that the student has accomplished.
300-hour Certification Requirement
For the 300-hour course, all pre-course assignments must be submitted upon arrival. The designated assignments and their corresponding content encompass 100 hours of supplementary learning components (non-contact hours) integrated into the hybrid model. This structure facilitates the comprehensive fulfillment of a 300-hour course within a condensed period of 25 days of in-person instruction.
Pre-course assignments are meticulously designed to encompass foundational and prerequisite knowledge essential for the subsequent in-person modules. It's important to note that these assignments hold exclusivity as preparatory material prior to the in-person training.
Submissions of pre-course assignments will only be considered upon arrival, and they are not open for submission during or after the in-person training phase. The attainment of the complete 300-hour certification hinges upon the successful submission of these preparatory assignments.
In the case that pre-course assignments are not submitted upon arrival, a certificate of completion will be granted only for the 200 hours that the student completes on the location.
Yoga Alliance Professionals UK
As a student of this training course, you consent to your contact details (name, email, and phone number) being passed onto our partners, Yoga Alliance Professionals UK, so they can contact you directly and invite you to register as a Trainee and Teacher. You understand that you have the option of opting out of this registration process.
Code of Conduct
The student is required to maintain basic rules of conduct, especially: behaving respectfully, legally, safely, and ethically towards trainers, fellow students, and retreat center personnel at all times.
Students are bound to maintain silence / low voice and lights-out in their accommodations from 9:30 p.m. until 10:00 a.m.
All rooms will adhere to the designated silence and lights-out policy. Students requesting the lights-out and/or the Air Conditioning ON always take precedence.
Students unable to sleep may relax quietly in the common areas or the yoga room.
The student will be held responsible for any intentional damage to the retreat center including financial consequences.
Consumption or possession of alcohol and recreational drugs from one's own and/or external sources is strictly prohibited anywhere on the grounds of the yoga retreat center, and participants are not permitted to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs during their stay.
Smoking is only allowed in a designated area where it is explicitly permitted.
In Case of Misconduct
Alpha Yoga School and the Retreat Center reserve the right to terminate an applicant’s stay, should the applicant severely and/or repeatedly break the signed terms and conditions and/or the house rules of the retreat center. In such cases, Alpha Yoga School and/or Retreat Center provide no refund for the course fee, accommodation, and food.
Any individual complaints need to be made verbally to the lead teacher on the day of the incident so that they can be reflected and settled promptly.
Complaints and concerns that can not be handled in the above way may be submitted in writing to [email protected]. The complaint will be addressed within 48 hours.