Terms and Conditions

AGAMA TEACHINGS ARE LICENSED, NOT SOLD. BY TICKING THE BOX AND PAYING FOR SOMETHING FROM THE AGAMA YOGA WEBSITE YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PURCHASE OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY AGAMA ACTIVITY.

Intellectual Property and Licensing of Content

If you agree to learn with Agama, you are agreeing to stick to the rules of this license agreement. If you don‘t want to or can‘t agree to these rules, then you must not use the Agama name or participate in Agama activities. By agreeing to these terms you also agree to all parts of these documents, so please read through them carefully.

Use of the Agama Name, Trademark and Logo is only permitted if you comply with the terms and conditions of use and are given express written permission to do so by Agama.

Agama teachings are delivered through Active Agama Teachers, officially recognized Agama Centers, digital online courses and the Agama Training Centre.

All courses run under the banner Agama or Agama Yoga from January 1, 2015, will need to comply with the new policies governing use of the name Agama or Agama Yoga. Please note that any course run in a center or a temporary venue that displays the Agama Name, Trademark or Logo in any way is subject to these terms and conditions and administrative policies as published on the agamayoga.com, agamahealing.com, and evolutionyogicafe.com websites regardless of the authorship of the course content.

Persons or organisations who are not currently Active Agama Teachers or authorised Agama Centers but are using the Agama Name, Trademark and Logo will need to pay the Active fee or immediately discontinue use of the Agama Name, Trademark and Logo and remove all promotional materials containing it from public display.

The words Agama or Agama Yoga are not to be used in a website URL or any other part of a website unless explicitly authorised by Agama.

Agama Centers are independent businesses registered in the country in which they operate and are compliant with all tax and other business laws and cultural standards in that country.

Agama Centres must publicly display the Agama Logo prominently at the front of their business premises, correspondence and promotional materials as the main brand in relation to that location and those materials. Agama must not be represented as a sub-brand of any other brand. Official Agama Centers may set up and use a website containing the Agama Name, Trademark and Logo and continue use whilst remaining Active and therefore authorised by Agama.

Agama Centers agree to any franchise agreements, royalty programs and fee requirements for the use of Agama Copyrighted, Intellectual and Trademarked property as set out and communicated in writing or posted on the agamayoga.com website prior to the yearly deadline for Active fees. Any payment of fees to Agama constitutes agreement to these terms, as read and agreed to, as part of the payment process.

AGAMA Confidentiality and Disclosure Agreement

AGAMA TEACHINGS ARE LICENSED, NOT SOLD. BY TICKING THE BOX AND PAYING FOR SOMETHING FROM THE AGAMA YOGA WEBSITE YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT WITH AGAMA. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PURCHASE OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY AGAMA ACTIVITY.

1. Background. Receiving Party (“the Student”) agrees to receive certain information relating to Agama teachings for the sole purpose of using that information for personal practice aimed at personal growth or development (the “Purpose”).

2. Definition. “Confidential Information” means any scientific, technical, esoteric, trade or business information relating to Agama teachings disclosed by or on behalf of Agama, or any of its employees, researchers, teachers or students, to Receiving Party, whether in oral, written, graphic or machine-readable form, except to the extent such information: (a) is at the time of disclosure or later becomes publicly known under circumstances involving no breach of this Agreement; (b) is lawfully and in good faith made available to Receiving Party by a third party who is not subject to obligations of confidentiality to Agama with respect to such information; or (d) is independently developed by Receiving Party without the use of or reference to the Confidential Information, as demonstrated by documentary evidence.

3. Nondisclosure of Confidential Information. Without express written consent of Agama, Receiving Party shall not directly or indirectly publish, disseminate or otherwise disclose, deliver or make available to any person outside its organization any of the Confidential Information.

4. Required Disclosure. If required by law, Receiving Party may disclose Confidential Information to a governmental authority or by order of a court of competent jurisdiction, provided that (a) Receiving Party shall immediately notify Agama and take reasonable steps to assist in contesting such request, requirement or order or otherwise protecting Agama rights and (b) Receiving Party shall limit the scope of such disclosure only to such portion of the Confidential Information that it is legally required to disclose.

5. Limitation on Use of Confidential Information. Without Agama prior written consent, Receiving Party shall not use the Confidential Information for any purpose, other than the Purpose.

6. Ownership. Nothing contained in this Agreement shall be construed, either expressly or implicitly, to grant to the Receiving Party any rights by license or otherwise in any Confidential Information or to any patent, copyright, trademark or other intellectual property right related thereto.

7. Disclaimer. Agama makes no representation or warranty as to accuracy, completeness, condition, suitability or performance of the Confidential Information, and Agama shall have no liability whatsoever to Receiving Party resulting from its use of the Confidential Information.

8. Termination; Return of Confidential Information. The Receiving Party’s non-disclosure and non-use obligations under this Agreement shall not expire for any Confidential Information hereunder. Upon Agama request, Receiving Party shall promptly return to Agama all Confidential Information and return or destroy all copies, summaries, synopses or abstracts of the Confidential Information in its possession (whether in written, graphic or machine-readable form).

9. Miscellaneous. This Agreement may not be assigned or transferred by either party without the other party’s prior written consent. This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with British and International Commercial Law, without regard to any choice of law principle that would dictate the application of the law of another jurisdiction. The parties hereby consent to the jurisdiction of the relevant courts sitting in the relevant country where Receiving Party may inhabit or reside or where any breach of this agreement may be made, without restricting any right of appeal. This Agreement is the sole agreement with respect to the subject matter hereof and supersedes all other agreements and understandings between the parties with respect to the same.

AGAMA Accident Waiver and Release of Liability

AGAMA TEACHINGS ARE LICENSED, NOT SOLD. BY TICKING THE BOX AND PAYING FOR SOMETHING FROM THE AGAMAYOGA WEBSITE YOU AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT WITH AGAMA. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, YOU ARE NOT PERMITTED TO PURCHASE OR PARTICIPATE IN ANY AGAMA ACTIVITY.

In consideration for my participation in Agama or Agama Yoga training or events, the individual, group, organization, business, spectator, or other, does hereby release and forever discharge Avatara International Inc., Agama Co. LTD and Choose Evolution Co. LTD, their officers, board, and employees, jointly and severally from any and all actions, causes of actions, claims and demands for, upon or by reason of any damage, loss or injury, which hereafter may be sustained by participating in any activity held under the name Agama or Agama Yoga.

I acknowledge that Agama Co. LTD and Choose Evolution Co. LTD do not provide liability insurance for the protection of individuals, groups, organizations, businesses, spectators, or others who may participate in any activity held under the name Agama or Agama Yoga.

I HEREBY ASSUME ALL OF THE RISKS OF PARTICIPATING IN ANY/ALL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH AGAMA PRACTICES AND TEACHINGS, including by way of example and not limitation, any risks that may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained, or controlled by them, or because of their possible liability without fault.

I certify that I am physically fit and have not been advised to not participate by a qualified medical professional. I certify that there are no health-related reasons or problems which preclude my participation in this activity.

I acknowledge that this Accident Waiver and Release of Liability Form will be used by the event holders, sponsors, and organizers of the activity in which I may participate, and that it will govern my actions and responsibilities at said activity.

In consideration of my application and permitting me to participate in this activity, I hereby take action for myself, my executors, administrators, heirs, next of kin, successors, and assigns as follows:

(A) I WAIVE, RELEASE, AND DISCHARGE from any and all liability, including but not limited to, liability arising from the negligence or fault of the entities or persons released, for my death, disability, personal injury, property damage, property theft, or actions of any kind which may hereafter occur to me including my traveling to and from this activity,

(B) INDEMNIFY, HOLD HARMLESS, AND PROMISE NOT TO SUE the entities or persons mentioned in this form from any and all liabilities or claims made as a result of participation in this activity, whether caused by the negligence of release or otherwise.

I acknowledge that Agama Co. LTD and Choose Evolution Co. LTD and their directors, officers, volunteers, representatives, and agents are NOT responsible for the errors, omissions, acts, or failures to act of any party or entity conducting a specific activity on their behalf.

I acknowledge that Agama training and techniques may involve a test of a person’s physical and mental limits and carries with it the potential for death, serious injury, emotional instability and property loss. The risks include, but are not limited to, those caused by facilities, temperature, weather, condition of participants, equipment, lack of hydration, and actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, teachers, and/or producers of the activity. These risks are not only inherent to participants, but are also present for volunteers.

I hereby consent to receive medical treatment which may be deemed advisable in the event of injury, accident, and/or illness during this activity.

The Release of Liability Form shall be construed broadly to provide a release and waiver to the maximum extent permissible under applicable law.

I CERTIFY THAT I HAVE READ THIS DOCUMENT AND I FULLY UNDERSTAND ITS CONTENT. I AM AWARE THAT THIS IS A RELEASE OF LIABILITY AND A CONTRACT AND I AGREE OF MY OWN FREE WILL.

TTCs and Other Training Programs

The following guidelines apply to all Agama TTC programs (TTC200, 300HR upgrade to ATTC500, ATTC500, AYTT, ATIT, ATI) as well as teacher training and practitioner/facilitator training collaborations (MDTTC, Rebirthing Practitioner and Facilitator Trainings, etc.), where applicable.

Deposits: Please be aware that many programs require payment in two parts: a deposit followed by full tuition. A deposit guarantees your place in a program and is nonrefundable under all circumstances. The only exception is for applicants who are not approved to join a program by either Agama or the program facilitator (in the case of External Events); in this case, the deposit will be fully refunded.

You may defer your enrollment (deposit) once to the same course within one year of your original course date; to do so please inform us in writing by emailing [email protected] at any time before your TTC is scheduled to begin. An applicant who chooses to withdraw himself/herself after approval may not apply the deposit toward other courses.

Tuition: Full tuition must be paid at least five (5) weeks before the course start. (For the TTC200 and ATTC500, the course start date is day 1 of the Level 1 Yoga Intensive.) Placement is not guaranteed if tuition is not paid by the payment deadline, and you will be moved to the waiting list. When the full tuition is paid and if there are still places available, you will be enrolled in the program. If you apply less than five (5) weeks prior to course start, payment of both the deposit and full tuition must be made at once. Note! For the ATI and ATIT programs, full tuition must be paid by 10 weeks before the course start date. If you apply less than 10 weeks prior to the ATI or ATIT course start, payment of both the deposit and full tuition must be made at once to secure your place.

Prior attendance of the Level 1 Yoga Intensive: Applicants who have previously paid for or completed this course are eligible for a TTC200 or ATTC500 tuition discount, as specified on the relevant webpages. The same discount applies to all eligible students, even if the Level 1 tuition was paid through a special package, such as an accommodation package, or at an active Agama branch center (with verification of course completion and certificate).

Deferred enrollment: If you have applied to a program, paid the deposit, and been approved, but decide you cannot attend the course, you may defer your enrollment to an identical program one time only within one year of the original program. After one year, the deposit is no longer valid, and hopeful students must reapply for the same or other courses. You may decide to defer at any time prior to your course starting, but please note the deadlines for tuition refund in our withdrawal policy. These deadlines will be applied to deferred enrollments. To defer your enrollment, please inform us in writing by emailing [email protected].

Early bird pricing: There is an early bird discount for all TTC courses paid in full two months or more prior to the course start date (with the exception of the ATI and ATIT programs). Early bird pricing expires and regular pricing is implemented less than two months before the course begins.

Upgrading from Level 1 to the TTC200: Level 1 Yoga Intensive participants who would like to upgrade to the TTC200 program may apply until Friday of Week 1 at 16:00, as long as they have maintained regular attendance.

Students may have missed up to three classes and still successfully apply to join. Students who have missed more than three classes should contact the Teaching Department Manager ([email protected]) to apply with exceptional consideration.

Those who completed full attendance of Level 1 within three months of the current TTC200 may also apply to join the program until Friday of Week 1, with full attendance expected beginning Monday of Week 2. It is otherwise not possible to split the TTC200 into parts.

Upgrading from the TTC200 to the ATTC500: TTC200 participants may choose to upgrade their enrollment to the ATTC500 course. If you decide to pursue this option at the end of the TTC200 then the deadline for full payment is Monday of Week 5. The same withdrawal policies apply.

Withdrawal from a program after approval: If you decide to withdraw from a program, you must notify us in writing by emailing [email protected]. A student who has paid tuition but decides to withdraw from the course has the following options:

More than five (5) weeks prior to the course start date (or 10 weeks in the case of the ATI and ATIT programs): 100% of tuition paid (please note: not including the deposit, which is nonrefundable) may be refunded by PayPal or held as Agama Credits.

From one (1) to five (5) weeks prior to the course start date: 75% of tuition paid may be refunded by PayPal or 100% of tuition paid can be held as Agama Credits.

Less than one (1) week prior to the course start date: 50% of tuition paid may be refunded by PayPal or 75% of tuition paid can be held as Agama Credits.

Once the program begins: No Agama Credits will be issued.

Withdrawal from a program after the course begins: Any Agama teacher training course books, supplementary course materials, or manuals issued must be returned.

Note: The course start date is the first day of Level 1 for the TTC200 and ATTC500, or the first day of Week 6 for TTC300 participants. Once the course has begun (Day 1) the ATTC500 may not retroactively be considered two modules, since it is a package course (TTC200 + 300HR upgrade to ATTC500) purchased at a discount.

There is no such thing as a downgrade from the ATTC500. If you are not sure of your participation, purchase the 500-hour training in modules (TTC200 + 300HR upgrade to ATTC500).

Waitlists: All those who wish to join the waiting list for a program that is full need to apply via the normal procedure and pay the deposit. If approved but still not accepted, the applicant may withdraw at any time with full refund of the deposit fee. However, once a space opens up and the applicant has been accepted to a program, the applicant is considered an enrolled participant and the above guidelines apply.

If a space opens up in the course, those on the waiting list will be notified. Applicants will have three days following notification (based on the date/time the notification was sent by Agama) to confirm their participation by paying the full remainder of tuition.

Workshops and Retreats

Waitlists: All those who wish to join a workshop or retreat that is full need to pay normally to be added to the waiting list. If a position becomes available, the applicant will be informed immediately and considered an enrolled participant. However, if no place opens up the full cost of the course will be refunded. All waitlisted students may withdraw from the waitlist at any time prior to being accepted to the course for a full refund, but once a place has opened up and the student has been accepted to the course, the usual workshop and retreat refund policies apply (see below).

Substituted or Canceled Events: Agama reserves the right to cancel or substitute events. In such cases, refunds will be given if requested according to the original method of payment. However, please note: There are no credit card refunds. Payments originally made by credit card will be refunded in cash in such cases.

Refunds: One (1) month or more prior to the course start: 100% of fees paid may be refunded by PayPal or cash (if cash/card original payment) or held on account in Agama Credits.

Less than one (1) month until one (1) week prior to the course start: There are no refunds but 100% of fees paid may be converted to Agama Credits.

Less than one (1) week prior to the course start: There are no refunds but 75% of fees paid may be converted into Agama Credits.

Once the workshop or retreat begins: No Agama Credits will be issued.

Attendance: No one may attend a workshop or retreat session unless payment has been made in full. Please visit the Registration Office during open hours to pay (7:45-11:30 and 15:30-17:00 Monday through Saturday) or make your payment online prior to the first session. Be aware that for retreats beginning on a Sunday, registration must be completed by 17:00 on Saturday afternoon.

Yoga Course Levels

Level 1: No cash refunds will be given. Everyone is given a free day so that they may sample the Agama format, intensity, and Yoga style. Please pay the daily or weekly rate if you are not certain about your participation. You will have another opportunity to pay Level 1 at a discounted rate, if upgrading to the full course, by the end of your second week. If you have paid in full but want to cancel your participation:

At any time before the course starts: 100% of fees paid may be converted to Agama Credits. In order to receive the Credits, the course book must be returned, if it was issued to you already.

Once the course begins: No Agama Credits will be issued, but you are welcome to attend the course at any time at our Thailand center.

Hridaya Module 1 graduates: Please note that the Agama Level 1 Intensive course must be completed in order to advance in the Agama Yoga Program. We offer a substantial discount to Hridaya Module 1 graduates, please contact [email protected] for more information.

Levels 2 and up: No cash refunds will be given once the course cycle begins.

Refunds: One (1) month or more prior to the course start: 100% of fees paid may be refunded by PayPal or cash (if cash/card original payment) or held on account in Agama Credits.

Less than one (1) month before the course cycle begins, a 75% refund will be granted by PayPal/cash (according to original payment) or 100% in Agama Credits.

No attendance is allowed without payment. Please pay online or visit the Registration Office during open hours prior to attending your first class of the course cycle. The office is open 7:45-11:30 and 15:30-17:00 Monday through Saturday.

Sash Exams: There is no cost to students for regularly scheduled sash exams. A student who does not pass the required Sash Exam may enroll in the next course level as long as he or she simultaneously enrolls in a private Sash Exam, which must be completed during Weeks 1 or 2 of the next course level. If the student fails the exam a second time, he or she may not continue with the course level. Once a student passes the Sash Exam in question, he or she may continue with the next course level as a repeating/makeup student. No cash refunds will be given.

Packages

All Agama packages (eg Red Sash Retreat, Two Sash Intensive, Upper Level Teachings, Tantra & Fusion Packages) are nonrefundable once the first event of the package has started. If you are unsure if you will be able to attend all courses included in the package, it is best to purchase them separately.

Agama Credits and Appreciation Points

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