As a goodwill gesture, contract students can make up any missed classes within the time frame of the current month paid for. This concession cannot be extended beyond the time frame of the course they are attending. This is non-negotiable.

A monthly payment is a binding contract. In all circumstances monthly payments are non-refundable and non-transferable. Financial concessions cannot be made for any missed classes for any reason including acts of nature as this is beyond the control of either Shakti Yoga Centre or the venue. Class participation offers a cost effective means of attending Shakti Yoga Centre classes if not more than one class is missed in the course. Shakti Yoga Centre suggests a drop-in rate if more than three classes are going to be missed in a course and cannot be made up. It is the student's responsibility to work out the best possible rate before committing to a one or three month contract.

A yoga mat and blanket are required for the class. Good quality, eco-friendly colourful yoga mats can be purchased in class for R540. Inversions are not recommend if you have high blood pressure or are menstruating. If you would like further advice on this then please contact Taryn Herselman. I also advises the use of a lavender eye mask to enhance meditation classes and relaxation at the end of the class.

All class payments are to be made in advance, no later than the 5th of the month.

Teacher Training Courses

A deposit of R2800.00 secures your placement on the course. The balance can be paid in monthly installments for the duration of the program. Installment terms longer than 6 months will incur a small admin fee of R250.00 per additional month required. The payment for the residential weekend (R2850.00) is due a minimum of 14 working days before commencement. This fee is 100% non-refundable, the date for the weekend is agreed at the start of the course and is compulsory for all those wishing to attain their teaching certificate.

The full course fee (R11 500.00) is applicable if the student cancels any time after the commencement date. At the studio directors discretion, the payments may be deferred if the applicant wishes to complete the course in the following year.

Yoga Workshops

All payments are non-refundable in all cases including acts of nature where cancellation is beyond the control of either Surya Shakti Yoga or the venue. Cancellations must be made strictly 48 hours before commencement of the workshop, the full workshop fee will be applicable if cancelation is made on the day of the workshop. Under certain circumstances it may be possible to transfer your payment to another Shakti Yoga Centre workshop, this will be at the directors discretion. This policy applies even if your payment is pending.

Yoga Retreats

Please be advised that all payments towards the retreat are non-refundable and non-transferable unless the retreat is cancelled by the retreat center or myself for personal reasons. In the case of acts of nature where circumstances are beyond the control of either Shakti Yoga Centre or the venue there can be no returned payments. This is non-negotiable in all cases including commiserating circumstances. Balances must be paid 3 weeks prior to departure.

Private Yoga Tuition and Yoga Therapy

All privately booked classes are charged at R450.00 per hour per person and rise incrementally by R100.00 for each person who attends. Cancellation of a class must be made 36 hours prior to the booking and another time scheduled for that week that fits in with Shakti Yoga Centre otherwise 50% of the fee is incurred. In the case of any acts of nature where circumstances are beyond the control of Shakti Yoga Centre or the private client Shakti Yoga Centre will endeavor to reschedule a time for the week in question. If this cannot be achieved then a 50% fee will be incurred.

If you wish to cancel then please ensure that you contact me via all methods of communication and presume that if you have not had a response then I do not know of the cancellation. I shall respond as soon as I am aware. This will ensure that I get the message and can make alternative arrangements in place of the cancelled booking. Please note that in order for me to deliver high quality teaching I schedule myself to teach only 11 classes per week so it is important that I am given as much as notice as possible.

For class packs of 4 or 6 these must be paid for upfront before attending the first session. All subsequent sessions must be used within a 60 day period or they will be forfeited.




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