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General Terms

We bring yoga and meditation classes to the General Community and to Private Individual and Workplace/Corporate/Special interest groups in the following ways:

1. A small selection of Weekly F2F Community Classes in our Nicholls Studio. These classes are Term-based, with each term going for 8 weeks and class sizes limited to 8 participants excluding the teacher (in accordance with 1 person per 4 sqm rule).

2. Monthly Weekend F2F Classes in our Nicholls Studio. These classes are by donation, with class sizes limited to 8 participants excluding the teacher (in accordance with 1 person per 4 sqm rule).

3. Monthly Weekend Online Classes, which are live-streamed from the Nicholls Studio. These classes are by donation, with class sizes limited to 100 participants.

4. Private F2F Classes for Individual Clients and Corporate/Workplace/Special Interest Groups with our Mobile Studio or held in our Nicholls Studio outside our advertised class schedule. These classes can be held any time of the year, with class sizes depending on the size of the venue (in accordance with 1 person per 4 sqm rule).

5. Private Online Classes for Individual Clients and Corporate/Workplace/Special Interest Groups held at a mutually convenient time and live-streamed from the Nicholls Studio. These classes can be held any time of the year, with class sizes limited to 100 participants

Term Based Community Classes 

Our scheduled Community Classes in NICHOLLS are term-based. Each term goes for 8 weeks and there are 4 terms per year (generally corresponding with ACT school terms):

TERM 1 2020: Monday 17 Feb – Sunday 12 April (8 weeks)
TERM 2 2020: Monday 11 May – Sunday 5 July (8 weeks)
TERM 3 2020: Monday 3 August – Sunday 27 September (8 weeks)
TERM 4 2020: Monday 26 October – Sunday 20 December (8 weeks)

Each term TTY will offer a small selection of F2F classes at the studio. To join these classes we invite expressions of interest leading up to each new term. Classes will go ahead if we have enough student numbers.  All classes are pre-paid prior to the start of each term and expire at the end of each term.  Missed classes can be made up for by attending a different class on schedule during the current term. Please refer to our  Class Schedule to see our current classes on offer. Then Contact Us to register your name for the class and we will be in touch with full enrolment details.

Private Classes 

Throughout the year TTY will offer Private (Face-to-Face) and Private Online (Live Stream) classes for Individual Clients and Corporate/Workplace/Special Interest Groups. Private classes are tailored to your specifications. They can be held regularly (eg weekly, fortnightly, monthly) or as a one-off team building exercise and we can provide props and mats for up to 20-40 people. These classes can start ANY TIME OF THE YEAR and do not need to correspond to our traditional terms and term break dates.


TO BOOK A F2F GROUP CLASS OR BLOCK OF CLASSES WITH OUR MOBILE STUDIO

To book a Face-to Face Private / Corporate / Workplace Group Yoga class or block of classes:

– Get a group of people together (minimum 6-10 / maximum however many the room can fit in compliance with current guidelines of safe physical distancing).
– Provide a space to hold it in and permission from your workplace (classes can also be held in our Nicholls Studio outside our advertised class schedule)
– Contact Us for a quote and to discuss details (time, duration, style) etc


TO BOOK AN ONLINE GROUP CLASS OR BLOCK OF CLASSES

To book an Online Private / Corporate / Workplace Group Yoga class or block of classes:

– Get a group of people together (minimum 6-10 / maximum 100 participants if joining the call from separate venues)
– Ensure all participants have a suitable space to practice from, suitable equipment, a device which supports Zoom or Messenger and a good internet connection
– Contact Us for a quote and to discuss details (time, duration, style) etc


TO BOOK A F2F 1-ON-1 CLASS OR BLOCK OF CLASSES WITH OUR MOBILE STUDIO

To book a Face-to Face Private Class or block of classes for yourself to be held at your home, other venue of your choice or in our Nicholls Studio outside our advertised class schedule Contact Us for a quote and to discuss details (venue, time, duration, style) etc


TO BOOK AN ONLINE 1-ON-1 CLASS OR BLOCK OF CLASSES
To book an Online Private Class or block of classes for yourself or for a couple:

– Ensure you have a suitable space to practice from, suitable equipment, a device which supports Zoom or Messenger and a good internet connection
– Contact Us for a quote and to discuss details (time, duration, style) etc

Weekend Classes with a Cause

Weekend yoga classes in a variety of styles will be held once a month, advertised on Social Media and bookable online. 10% of each pass sold will go to “Save the Children’’ in a lump sum at the end of each term.

Saturday Surprise – F2F class held in Nicholls the 3rd Saturday of every month is offered at a flat rate of $22. Book & Pay online to attend.

Sunday Surprise – Online Zoom class held on the 4th Sunday of every month) is payable by donation. Book online without paying. After class ends, participating yogis receive an email with a payment link which allows you to pay what suits your budget and the class experience best. The payment link will redirect you to a contribution page where you can enter an amount and pay directly online.

Payment Methods 

Payment is either by invoice or online via a link sent in your welcome email prior to the start of each term for community classes / flexible for private classes. Payment options are direct bank transfer or card payment online (via Paypal). Any in-studio or over the phone Card Payments incur a surcharge ranging from 1.95% for insert/swipe transactions to 2.9% + 0.30 surcharge for manual entries.

Refund Policy

All classes, including course enrolments and donations, are non-refundable.

Missed Community Classes cannot be carried over into a new term, however if you miss a class, you can attend a different class on schedule during the current term to make it up (subject to space in the class).  Students are encouraged to use the online booking system to cancel and book in for classes.

In the case of illness, replacement classes, including course enrolments, may in some cases be offered during the following term (less any classes attended) upon presentation of a doctor’s certificate. This will be managed and negotiated on a case by case basis.

Cancellation Policy

If you can’t make it to a class you have enrolled in, as a courtesy to your teacher (to assist with set up and preparation) and to allow other students to book in for missed or additional classes, please cancel via our online booking system at least 2 hours prior to class start time. Alternatively you can text or ring us on 0409 329 887.

Casual Visits

Face-to-Face classes in Nicholls are currently limited to 8 participants, excluding the teacher. If a class is not filled to capacity we welcome casual visitors for a Casual Visit (General Public) rate of $22.  Currently enrolled students who have used up their term passes, may attend additional classes for a discounted rate of $15.

To attend please purchase a Casual Visit online from our website and book online.  Alternatively, if you are running late, you can SMS/ring to check if we have space in the class and pay online or by Cash or Card in the studio on arrival. Card payments incur a surcharge ranging from 1.95% to 2.9% plus 0.30 cents.

Momoyoga App

Our booking system offers the convenience of booking classes from any computer/laptop/device by logging into your user account at www.momoyoga.com or from a smart phone with the Momoyoga App!

The Momoyoga App is freely available for download in the App Store and Google Play. The App allows you to view the online timetable and book and cancel classes. (but not buy passes or classes).

Drop in Policy

During the period of COVID restrictions, for safety reasons, dropping in without booking or notifying us in advance by SMS/phone will not be possible. All students are expected to register, pay and book online. If running late, students may SMS/ring Kay on 0409 329 887 to check if there is space in the class. Payment can still be done online in the studio or by Cash or Card in the studio on arrival. Card payments incur a surcharge ranging from 1.95% to 2.9% plus 0.30 cents.

Handy (COVID-Safe) Hints for In Studio Classes

Please arrive 10 minutes before class starts to allow enough time to sign in  and settle into your space in a relaxed way.

Keep the teacher well informed about any injuries, health conditions or concerns which may affect your practice, including pregnancy. Let us know before class, not after, and keep reminding us! Keep in mind that yoga practice should always be done under supervision of a health physician if there are health-related circumstances.

If you have a sore throat, cough, fever or are feeling unwell, please canceldo not come to class.

On arrival: Clean your hands with the hand sanitizer by the door upon entry

Mats & Props: During Covid-19 and aftermath – please bring your own mat and place it over the mat provided in the studio to mark out your mat space and ensure appropriate physical distancing is observed. Bring one or two large blankets or towels to place over our props if you are using them. If you have your own bolster, block/s and/or strap please bring them along. The studio is hiring out a limited supply of props for a monthly fee if you need it. If you have to borrow any of our studio props, please cover them completely and clean them thoroughly with the antibacterial spray and wipes provided, after each use.

Respect other students space (keeping a safe physical distance of 1.5 metres) before, during and after each class.

Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing in breathable or quick-dry fabrics and something to cover up with at the end of the class.

Remove shoes as you enter and store bags and personal belongings well out of the way of our practice space (in Nicholls, place your shoes outside the studio door, and other belongings in the storage unit next to the registration desk.

Store bags & other personal belongings in the storage unit next to the registration desk.

Yoga is practiced barefoot (or you can wear non-slip socks).

Switch off or mute mobile phones during class.

Please refrain from wearing strong perfumes & fragrances.

Practice on an empty stomach, ideally 2-3 hours after your last meal.

Stay hydrated. Hydrate well before and after class. Drink water or electrolytes to keep muscles supple and assist with the elimination of toxins.

Keep a growth (as opposed to fixed) mindset about your practice. Respect your body’s limitations: rest/modify when needed, yet be open to exploring your amazing possibilities!

If you need to leave early, try to spend at least 2-3 minutes in Savasana (corpse/relaxation pose) first, regardless what the rest of the class is doing.

On departure: Wipe down your own mats and surrounding floor using the antibacterial spray, wipes and paper towels provided by the studio after each class. Clean your hands with the hand sanitizer by the door when leaving the studio.

Most of all…Have FUN and don’t be afraid to ask questions or provide feedback

Keep practicing! Expect to be sore. The more you practice, the better you will feel.  A regular yoga practice is recommended to receive the full benefits

Handy Hints for Online Classes

Please log in 5-10 minutes before class start time to allow enough time to settle into your space in a relaxed way.

Make sure you have a yoga or exercise mat with a good grip

If you have props such as a strap, bolster or yoga block/brick please have them available (or you can create makeshift props by using a fabric belt for a strap; 1 or 2 firm pillows wrapped up in a beach towel as a bolster and/or something firm which can provide support in place of a block.These are not essential but can be very helpful in enhancing your class experience.

If possible, please set up your mat (and props) in a room with some empty wall space. We can get creative and use the wall as a prop for some of our poses, which is both fun and relaxing and a great aid to learning alignment and providing support for some poses.

Wear comfortable, non-restrictive clothing in breathable or quick-dry fabrics and something to cover up with at the end of the class

Yoga is practiced barefoot (or you can wear non-slip socks)

Ideally practice on an empty stomach, ideally 1-2 hours after your last meal

Stay hydrated. Hydrate well before and after class. Drink water or electrolytes to keep muscles supple and assist with the elimination of toxins.

Try to prevent outside distractions during class time (eg alert family members, switch off or mute mobile phones, keep pets away etc)

Keep your teacher well informed about any injuries, health conditions or concerns which may affect your practice, including pregnancy. Let me know before class, not after. Keep in mind that yoga practice should always be done under supervision of a health physician if there are health-related circumstances.

Keep a growth (as opposed to fixed) mindset about your practice. Respect your body’s limitations: rest/modify when needed (every pose has a modification), yet be open to exploring your amazing possibilities!

If you need to leave early, try to spend at least 2-3 minutes in Savasana (relaxation pose) regardless what the rest of the class is doing,

Keep practicing! It is natural to experience sore muscles especially if you haven’t used them for a while. The more you practice, the better you will feel. A regular yoga practice is recommended to receive the full benefits

Most of all HAVE FUN and don’t be afraid to ask questions or provide feedback

Disclaimer / Indemnity Clause

By registering and attending classes at our studio you are agreeing to our disclaimer/indemnity clause:

I understand that the instructors at Tidy Temple Yoga cannot provide medical advice.  I understand that it is my responsibility to practice within my personal limits and to decide whether or not to follow the advice and guidance provided by the yoga instructor.

I agree to check with my Health Professional / General Practitioner before practicing yoga if I am unsure. I agree to keep my yoga instructor up-to-date and well informed about any injuries and/or health concerns I have.

I hereby agree to the following on behalf of myself and the children under my care:

1. That I am participating in yoga classes offered by Tidy Temple Yoga and designated representatives (Teachers).

2. I recognise that those under my care, including myself, must be in adequate physical and mental health to participate in yoga classes (Activity). I understand that the Activity may require physical exertion, and I represent and warrant that I/we are physically fit enough to participate and I/we have no medical condition which would prevent our full participation in the Activities. I recognise that the Activities may cause or aggravate a physical or medical condition. I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician before our participation in the Activities. If I have done so, I have taken the physician’s advice. I understand that the Teacher reserves the right to refuse our participation in any Activities on medical, fitness or any other grounds.

3. I am aware that our participation in the Activities could result in high blood pressure, fainting, heartbeat disorders, physical injury, heart attack or stroke and may aggravate pre-existing injuries. I understand that anyone under my care, including myself, could experience muscle, back, neck and other injuries as a result of my participation in the Activities. We understand our physical limitations and I am sufficiently self-aware to stop or modify our participation in any Activity before we become injured or aggravate a pre-existing injury.

4. In consideration of being permitted to participate in the Activities, I agree to assume full responsibility for any risks, injuries or damages, known and unknown, which those under my care, including myself, might incur as a result of participating in the Activities.

5. In further consideration of being permitted to participate in the Activities, I knowingly, voluntarily and expressly waive any “Claim” (as defined below) I may have against the Teacher (“Released Party”) that I may sustain as a result of participating in the Activities.
I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Released Party from any loss, cost, or liability incurred in defending any Claim made by me or anyone making a Claim on my behalf. “Claim” includes but is not limited to any and all liabilities, claims, demands, expenses, fees, legal actions, rights of actions for damages, personal injury, mental suffering and distress, or death that those under my care or I may suffer, my spouse, children or unborn child(ren) may suffer (including any legal fees or expenses) in connection with participation in any Activity.