In registering for and participating in an SYVC Course, I hereby express my understanding, acknowledgement and agreement as follows:

  1. I will be involved in physical activity and, as with any physical activity, there is a risk of injury;
  2. While SYVC staff, facilitators and instructors have advised that they make every reasonable effort to minimize exposure to known risks, I have been advised that none of the SYVC staff, facilitators, instructors or volunteers are licensed medical care providers and they have no expertise in determining the effect of any specific program or course on a medical condition;
  3. SYVC recommends that, before participating in any SYVC Course, I consult with my physician to ensure that my physical condition permits safe participation in an SYVC Course;
  4. By participating in an SYVC Course, I am certifying that my level of physical condition as determined by myself and/or my physician will allow me to safely participate in this program;
  5. I am participating voluntarily and do so at my own risk;
  6. I hereby fully release the SYVC and its officers, directors, agents, staff, employees, facilitators, instructors, volunteers and sponsoring agencies from all claims or lawsuits for any injuries, death, property damage or theft, losses, or any other liability of any kind, arising directly or indirectly out of my participation in an SYVC Course;
  7. I understand and agree that, although SYVC endeavors to impart the importance of integrity and ethics in Yoga Teachers, Advanced Yoga Teachers, Sadhana Intensive and other courses they offer, SYVC is not responsible for the actions of those who have taken training in this course;
  8. I understand that the name Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Center and Sivananda are trademarked by SYVC, and that I cannot use these words in connection with the title or publicity of yoga courses or classes that I may offer, unless I have written permission from SYVC, although SYVC has advised that it is entirely appropriate for SYVC to be listed in my course bio or resume as a statement of my training;
  9. I understand that the content of SYVC Yoga training course and manuals are copyrighted by SYVC and as such are legally the intellectual and physical property of the originator. I agree that I cannot reproduce any of their content in written or verbal form except with the prior written consent of SYVC, and any references to their content must be credited to SYVC with verbal/written reference to www.sivananda.org;I understand and agree that I cannot hold, conduct or assist with conducting, any yoga teacher training courses which copy, reproduce or duplicate either the structure or content of the SYVC training course without obtaining prior written consent of SYVC;
  10. I acknowledge and agree that this Release Form, Limitation of Liability and Consent to use Personal Information is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State and the Central Government of India applicable therein, without regard to the principles of conflict of law.
  11. I irrevocably consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of the Courts of the Judicial District of the State in which the programme I am pursuing is conducted, for all disputes arising out of or related to the SYVC Course.
  12. I recognize that this Release Form, Limitation of Liability and Consent to use Personal Information is a legal contract and that, by reading it carefully, I have complete knowledge of its contents.

Please follow the following guidelines keeping the sessions smooth
  1. Don’t share meeting id & password with others.
  2. While logging into Zoom enter the same username you had used for registering the course/class. People will different name won’t be allowed to join the meeting.
  3. Keep the camera on so that the teacher can see you fully while doing the asana and correct you if there is a need.
  4. Don’t make any sexual / racist remarks against fellow participants or the instructors.

The purpose of this policy is to help provide a positive atmosphere for staff, volunteers, teachers and guests/students which reflects the spiritual values of the International Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Centre.  All are expected to help create and maintain an environment that is safe and sacred and free of any type of harassment.  This policy aims to prevent harassment by providing education on the matter, to provide procedures for the prompt and thorough investigation of harassment claims, and to ensure that violations are remedied immediately and fully.

Policy Statement:

In committing to create and maintain an environment that fosters healing, personal and spiritual growth, it is the policy of the International Sivananda Vedanta Yoga Centre that no employee, volunteer, student, or guest should be harassed on the basis of race, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or caste.  Such conduct is unacceptable, as is retaliation against anyone because they have made a complaint regarding such conduct or because they have cooperated with an investigation into allegations of harassment.  We take complaints of harassment seriously.  Our zero tolerance policy for violators means that every instance of harassment reported will be investigated promptly and thoroughly.  Violation of this policy will involve appropriate action.

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Sexual harassment is a form of sexual discrimination and is defined as any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature when:

Submission to requests or conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of employment, whether or not the person is a paid employee or a volunteer, or the terms and conditions of any part of a guest’s use of the ashram; or when rejection of such advances or conduct is used negatively as a basis for any decision; or Sexually oriented conduct, whether so intended or not, that is unwelcome and has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or enjoyment of the ashram or participation in ashram programs by creating an intimidating, hostile, humiliating, or offensive work environment.

While sexual harassment encompasses a wide range of conduct, some examples of specifically prohibited conduct during online classes include:

  • Sexual epithets, jokes, written or oral references to sexual conduct, gossip regarding one’s sex life, comments on an individual’s body, or comments about an individual’s sexual activity, deficiencies, or prowess;
  • Sexual or discriminatory displays or publications such as sexually suggestive objects, pictures, or cartoons;
  • Unwelcome leering, whistling, brushing against the body, sexual gestures, and suggestive or insulting comments;
  • Unwelcome inquiries into one’s sexual experiences; and
  • Unwelcome discussion of one’s sexual activities.

Violation of this policy will result in at least as a written reprimand but may also lead to termination of employment, or in the case of volunteers or guests, being asked to leave.

Any employee, volunteer, student, or guest who believes he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment, may file a complaint with the director or a senior staff / teacher. Complaints should be filed as soon as possible after the incident of alleged sexual harassment.  Any question regarding this policy or about a specific situation should be brought to [email protected].

I have read this policy statement and understand it.

Refund policy:

For payments from Indian bank accounts in India:

  • For cancelling the registration before the start of the class/course, the original payment may be refunded less Rs 50.
  • Once a session has started no refund is possible.
  • We are not responsible for interruptions in or cancellation of any of the on-line programmes due to events beyond our reasonable control, like an act of war, hostility, or sabotage; natural disaster; electrical, internet, or telecommunication outage; or government restrictions.
  • In the unlikely event of a programme not being conducted or in the case of paid registrant being unable to join the programme for which they were registered, the payment may be transferred towards another programme.

For payments made from a bank account outside of India: 

  • No refund can be provided for cancellations due to the heavy charges (at times higher than what we charge for the class) involved.
  • We are happy however to transfer the amount to another programme.
  • Once a session has started no refund is possible.
  • We are not responsible for interruptions in or cancellation of any of the on-line programmes due to events beyond our reasonable control, like an act of war, hostility, or sabotage; natural disaster; electrical, internet, or telecommunication outage; or government restrictions.
  • In the unlikely event of a programme not being conducted or in the case of paid registrant being unable to join the programme for which they were registered, the payment may be transferred towards another programme.