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Booking Terms / Refund Policy

Terms & Conditions 

Please be mindful when booking a course of classes/ workshops or events at the studio and read our terms & conditions below before booking. 

 

Bookings

All bookings can be made online through our online booking system.  Otherwise registrations for bookings are taken by phone or email. Please note that due to limited class sizes, a place is only guaranteed by receipt of full payment.  Bookings are on a first come, first served basis.

Payments

Course fees can be paid securely online, by cash or cheque and are due to be paid in full by the first day of course latest.  No booking is final until full payment is received.  We accept all major Credit and Debits cards.  Online payments are handled securely via Netbanx Optimal Payments.

 

Course Terms of Booking

*All classes, courses or workshops purchased from Yoga Essence must be preceded by way of completing a Registration Form at the studio, that he/she has no physical limitations preventing him/her from participation.

*Specifically, as noted on the Registration Form, you acknowledge that, considering your own capabilities and limitations, it is not necessary for you to undertake the practices, exercises and training suggested by the class teacher.

*You should consult a physician prior to enrolling to practise yoga or meditation if concerned. Otherwise you assume the physical risk of my your physical condition, past and current medical issues/injuries/illness or medication that may affect you taking this class. You understand that these classes are not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis, or treatment.

*You recognize that it is your responsibility to notify your teacher of any serious illness or injury before every yoga class. You will not perform any postures to the extent of strain or pain. If at any time during the class, you feel discomfort or strain, gently come out of the posture. 

*The applicant agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the studio and acknowledges that these rules and regulations may change from time to time.

*We strongly advise that if a student is pregnant, that they attend our tailored Pregnancy Yoga classes suitable only from 15wks as our general yoga classes are not suitable during pregnancy.

*You must ensure that the details provided by you on registration or at any time are correct and complete.

*The applicant also agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the studio and acknowledges that these rules and regulations may change from time to time.

*All applicants must be over 16 years of age to be eligible to attend all regular yoga classes. 

*Furthermore, all applicants release Yoga Essence, its owners, directors, managers and all employees & contractors of all liability regarding: 1) any injury to self or child 2) any loss or damage to personal property.

 

Missed classes

Students are very welcome to make up missed classes (subject to availability) only within the same course term dates.

Please Note:

*Students may swop between scheduled weekly classes (excluding workshops) subject to space to suit their work schedule during the course term. 

*If students miss classes, to make them up, they can attend from 2 or more classes in any week during the term dates of course only.

*Missed classes cannot be used as credit from one course to another and are non-transferable to another student for insurance purposes.

*Refunds are not given for missed classes due to illness, injury or holidays during a course term to maintain ongoing viability of our classes for everyone else.  

*Students are very welcome to make up missed classes during course term only by attending other yoga or meditation classes at the studio.

 

Holidays 

Refunds cannot be given for missed classes due to holidays during a course term to maintain ongoing viability of classes.  Students are very welcome to make up missed classes during course term only by attending other yoga or meditation classes at the studio when you are not away on holiday.  

If students are away during a course term, they have the weeks that they are not away to attend their classes or make up the classes that they will miss or have missed.  Prior to course start dates, only full courses are booked in advance.  We do not offer advance part booking of courses if student going to be away.  Due to the nature of costs to run our classes,  we trust that our students understand that our policies are there to keep our centre viable for everyone.

 

Injury/Illness

Refunds/transfer of any unused classes cannot be given for missed classes due to illness/injury during a course term due to maintain ongoing viability of our classes for everyone else. Students are very welcome to make up missed classes during course term only by attending other yoga or meditation classes at the studio.  We endeavour to accomodate you as best we can so our students receive the benefits of their classes.  If you have been ill/injured, please contact the studio as soon as possible to re-arrange attendance of your remaining classes during the course term.  We cannot offer this arrangement after course dates have lapsed and without any communication from our students.

We must remain consistent in our policies and ask that you understand this approach as this is rooted in fairness to all our students and cannot make any exceptions to maintain the ongoing viability of our classes for everyone. We endeavour to be sensitive and fair to our students needs.  We appreciate your understanding. 

 

Liability Waiver

You accept that neither the teachers, personnel, nor Yoga Essence and its owners, are liable for any injury to self or child, or damages, to person or property, resulting from taking the class or in the future and I use the premises at my own risk for classes and workshops, you waive any claim against Yoga Essence for injury or damage that you may suffer as a result of participating in the said classes or workshops.

 

Cancellation Policy & Refunds

Please note that we have a strict Non-Refund Policy.  Full Refunds or a transfer are only issued if a course or workshop is cancelled. 
Full payments made prior to the course of classes start date:  

*50% refund if cancelled 10 days prior to start.

*25% refund if cancelled within 10 days.

*NO refund once your purchased course dates has started.

*Workshop Refund Policy: 24hr notice required known as "Early Cancellation". Within 24hrs it is referred to "Late Cancellation" and NO refund offered.

 

Workshops

We require at least 24 hours notice on cancellation of a workshop otherwise cancellations within this time frame is known as "Late Cancellation" and cannot be refunded or transferred. Otherwise a refund is provided if outside this 24 hour window and we have a waiting list to fill of same.   Otherwise refunds are only issued if a workshop is cancelled by Yoga Essence. 

 

Refunds on paid Bookings & Deposits

We run our classes and incur costs on the basis of the upfront payments committed.  All deposits are non-refundable and non-transferable. Deposits and fully paid bookings (for a course that has commenced) indicate a student's commitment to a course or hire and maybe denying another student's chance of participation. 

 

Request of transfer to different course of classes

If you have a sudden unexpected schedule change, we will endeavour to accommodate a student to transfer to another class that suits your schedule better subject to spaces available within same term only.  Students can swop classes to suit a regular changing schedule (if you works shifts etc).  This must be pre-arranged with the studio.  Any unused classes cannot be transferred to an new term or used a credit against workshops or new course of classes.

 

Gift Certificates

Gift Certificates are available for purchase at the studio and can only be used against a course of consecutive yoga classes for one student only and cannot be used on a drop-in basis. Vouchers are valid for up to 5 years from date of issue.  Change or Credit cannot be given against gift vouchers.  Please note that the recipient must book a place on their selected course by contacting the studio in advance email or phone.

 

Class times & dates 

Class times are listed under Class Schedule.  Course dates may be subject to change where upon students will be notified in advance of the course start date.

 

Our Website

Information published is provided for the use of its visitors and student 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 Yoga Essence may alter the information on its web site from time to time. 

Yoga Essence shall have no liability arising from the use by any party of the information on this website. Yoga Essence does 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. Yoga Essence exclude all liability for contamination or damage caused by any virus or electronic transmission.

 

Location

All classes and events are held at Yoga Essence, First Floor, Roseville House, Main Street, Celbridge, Co Kildare. (Next to Michaelangeo's)

 

Class Preparation & Etiquette

*If you are a new student, please arrive at least 10 minutes before class to register and to give yourself time to settle on your mat. 

*Please wear loose layered comforable clothing, wear warm socks for relaxation to keep feet warm. 

*We do encourage students to bring their own yoga mat for hygiene purposes but we do have mats for use or to place your own mat over also.

*Bring a bottle of water if you wish.

*Make sure your teacher is aware of any pre-existing condition or injury that might affect your yoga practice. Honor your body and practice within your body’s limitations.

*We ask kindly that shoes are removed before entering the yoga studio.  During yoga practice, students may place their hands on the floor and lie on their mats, so we keep the studio a shoe-free zone to maintain hygiene for everyone.

*If you have to bring your phone, please make sure that it is turned off completely as not to disturb other students during the class.

*Please do not arrive to class 10 mins after start time as not to disturb other students.  The main door will be closed 10 mins after start time during evening classes to maintain the security of the building while evening classes are on.

*If you have to leave a class early, tell your teacher and leave quietly before the closing relaxation.

*Thank you for keeping our classes as relaxed as possible for everyone.

*Just bring yourself and enjoy some time out for yourself and just be!

 

Thanks for considering us for your classes and we look forward to meeting you.

Warmest Wishes, 
Sonya Harnett
Owner and Yoga Teacher (Dip YTI 500hrs)
Yoga Essence