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General Rules for the Teachers’ Training Courses in Ustka, Poland

General rules

In order to keep a clean and pure atmosphere in the teaching venue, it is essential that you follow the rules as well as the daily routine.

  1. Attendance at all classes, lectures, morning and evening meditation is mandatory. If a class or meditation cannot be attended, a written explanation has to be given to the course director. Frequent absence may lead to expulsion from the course.
  2. Alcohol, tobacco, meat, fish, eggs and coffee are prohibited on the premises. During the course we cannot cater to personal dietary preferences except the yogic-vegetarian meals. Absolutely no drugs. No taking, distributing or dealing in or around the teaching venue. If you get to know about others keeping, taking or distributing drugs, you are obliged to report this to the course director immediately.
  3. The teaching venue is not a club or vacation resort. Your conduct – private and public – should enhance the spiritual atmosphere of the teaching venue. Do not waste your prana (vital energy) in fruitless activities.
  4. If you wish to leave the teaching venue (except short trips to the nearby villages), especially overnight, the course director has to give permission.
  5. Karma Yoga, selfless service, is part of the course. We kindly ask each participant to join in Karma Yoga for about one hour daily.
  6. No nude bathing.
  7. Silence on the premises after 10:30 p.m.
  8. Rules for conduct in the meditation hall: The atmosphere should be kept especially pure here. At least hands, feet and face must be clean. No unnecessary talk. This location is for meditation and prayers.
  9. Music is not allowed on the premises. No mobile phones allowed in yoga classes, Satsangs or lectures.
  10. Photography, audio and video recording: Please do not take photographs using flash. Any publication of pictures which were taken during activities of the Sivananda Yoga Teachers’ Training Course and/or represent any of the teachers and staff of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization requires previous written authorisation of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization as well as written authorisation of individuals shown on the picture(s). Audio and video recording of the activities of the Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Organization are not permitted.
  11. In order to avoid fire hazards, incense and candles are only allowed in the meditation hall. No camp fires!
  12. Cancellation policy.
    (A) Cancellation before the start of the course: A credit note will be issued for the course payments received. A 50 € administration fee will be deducted.
    (B) In case of early departure: A credit note for the full amount of the course will be issued minus the days present in the course and minus a 50 € administration fee. The TTC course manual and TTC uniform (2 trousers / 2 t-shirts) must be returned upon leaving the teaching location. Only then will the credit note be authorized.
    (C) The credit note will only be issued four weeks after the course completion date and will not be issued at the course location.
    (D) Credit notes are non-transferable and can only be used by the individual whose name appears on the credit note. Credit notes are valid for two years and can be used in any Sivananda Yoga Centre or Ashram in Europe, except Italy. Please note: Credit notes cannot be applied to boutique purchases or Ayurveda massages. In Reith (Austria), the credit note cannot be applied to room and board fees.
  13. The Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centres suggest that you refrain from any type of sexually oriented behaviour. Please adapt your dress to the atmosphere at the teaching location: Loose-fitting clothing.

Cancellation terms

Cancellation before the start of the course

Within 14 days of the date when the course confirmation was sent

You have the right to withdraw your reservation for the Yoga Teachers’ Training Course, without giving a reason, within 14 days of the date when the confirmation was sent. The withdrawal must be made in writing or verbally towards the organizers of the Teachers’ Training Course in Poland, per email poland(at)sivananda.net, or phone ++49 30 85 99 97 98. You can (but don´t need to) use the WITHDRAWAL FORM (attached to the acknowledgement email).

The withdrawal is considered timely if the declaration is submitted within the period specified. If you withdraw the booking, we will refund payments immediately or latest 14 days from the date on which you submit the withdrawal.

Cancellation more than 14 days after the date when the course confirmation was sent

We will refund your original payment minus an administration fee of 50 euros.

If the booking for the course is received within the last 14 days before the start of the course, you waive the 14-day right of withdrawal. This waiver of the right of withdrawal will be signed upon arrival in Ustka.

If you do not show up and do not contact us, no refund will be issued.

If you would like to change your booking to another course, a 50 euro administration fee will be charged. You can change to any course at a Sivananda Yoga Center or Ashram in Europe or Rudraprayag.

Early departure from the Teachers’ Training Course in Ustka

Within the first 3 days:  we will refund your original payment minus an administration fee of 300 euros.

After 3 days: No refund will be given

In case of early departure from the course, the TTC course manual and TTC uniforms (2 trousers / 2 t-shirts) must be returned before leaving the teaching location.

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