Cardiff Yoga School Teacher Terms and Conditions/Policies

Practice Experience

We require all participants for our 200hr Teacher Training to have a minimum of 2 years solid yoga practice experience either with us or another school/ teacher

Booking & Payment

All students must have either paid in full or paid their agreed deposit to initiate a payment plan a maximum of 14 days after being accepted on the course.

Students who have not made their agreed payment 4 weeks prior to the course start date will not be able to attend.


All agreed fees ( either in full or initial deposit must be paid within 14 days of being accepted into the course)

Payment in full: 

The total amount paid will include a non- refundable ( at any stage) deposit of £500.

If you cancel your course with at least 12 weeks notice of our course start date you will receive the remaining payment made back minus a £100 admin fee.

If you cancel your course with less than 12 weeks before our course is due to start, a 50% refund on the total fees will be made minus a £100 admin fee.

Payment by instalments: 

The deposit is £1000 (£500 non refundable at any stage) the remaining deposit is refundable if you cancel your space with at least 12 weeks notice before our start date, minus a £100 admin fee.

The remaining amount due is split between 10 payments; due on the 1st of every month from September 1st June 1st (a total of 10)

If you drop out of the course at any stage after we begin, full payment for the course will still be due.

Fees include

  •  All course materials and training manual
  • 50% off all drop in classes at the studio while you train
  • Training and assessment with a senior Yoga Teacher (YAP)
  • Automatic trainee insurance with YAP
  • subsidised upgraded membership with YAP if you register within 14 days of graduation

Fees don’t include

  • Travel
  • Accommodation
  • Food
  • Refund Policy

Our courses are non- refundable and non- exchangeable

Deposits for monthly payment plans are non-refundable or exchangeable

If you decide on a monthly payment plan you will be entered into a contract to pay ALL course fees regardless of whether you finish your course or not.

In exceptional circumstances ( due to ill health) students might be able to complete their studies the following year at a different training; this will be judged on a case by case basis.

During the course

  • 100% attendance is required
  • Missed weekends may be able to be made up at the discretion of the Lead tutor; this will incur extra costs for group £10 per hour / 1:1 tuition (£30 per hour)
  • All written course work must be submitted during the course on the dates given and a maximum of 7 days after the course has ended to qualify.
  • Late submissions for course work or repeat of an exam will incur a £30 administration fee.
  • Students will be required to maintain a steady physical yoga practice and keep a practice diary throughout their course.
  • special arrangements can be made if you are dyslexic; please discuss this with your lead tutor.

Use of personal information

Teacher trainees will need to consent to their contact details (name, email and phone number) being passed onto our certifying body, Yoga Alliance Professionals, so they can make contact directly  and invite me to register as a Trainee and Teacher. I understand that I have the option of opting out of this registration process.

Cancellation of Course

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this course in the event of the lead trainer being unable to teach. In this highly unusual event full refunds will be given to all students registered if the course is cancelled.

Complaints procedure

We have a 2 stage complaints procedure:

  1. verbal complaints: please voice your concerns in person to your lead trainer who will make every effort to resolve any issue.
  2. Written complaints. If you are not comfortable to voice your issue, please put it in writing to your lead tutor at: 

All written complaints will be responded to within 7 days.

Code of conduct

All trainee teachers will be required to sign a contract  before commencing their Teacher Training course.

Students will be required to agree to the following code of conduct:

  • You remain responsible for your own body and your own practice.
  • You promise to provide safe and effective Yoga Instruction to members of the public to the best of your ability
  • If you need to come out of any physical poses or experience pain then please stop and rest to avoid injury.
  • Cardiff Yoga School  cannot take responsibility for any injury caused whilst training.
  • Trainees are to treat each other and tutors with compassion and respect at all times
  • Trainee teachers must agree to teach within their own limitations (I.e: teach what you know)
  • Do not attempt to diagnose a student’s physical/ mental condition (unless you are qualified to do so professionally)
  • Respect your student’s religious  beliefs and values
  • Do not discuss your students in any manner unless legally called/ bound to do so
  • Not to discriminate on grounds of any personal preference or on grounds of race, religion, age, sexual orientation etc.
  • Always act with empathy and compassion when talking to your students.
  • Do not engage in any personal relationship with a student that takes advantage of your position as a teacher. This may include sexual relationships.
  • If you do feel unable to continue teaching a student for any reason try to provide a referral to another suitable yoga teacher