Dull & Important Policies

Student Legal Agreement for Class Registration

The following legal agreement needs to be agreed to when registering online and in studio for any and all classes at Ocean Air Yoga.

I acknowledge that Ocean Air Yoga will provide classes requiring both physical and mental exertion on my behalf. I will at all times operate to my own levels of exertion, taking particular care of any injury or complaint that I carry when participating at any given time.

I acknowledge that yoga is a physical and dynamic practice that requires both mental and physical focus in order to avoid potential injury, and that injury and soreness are a real and material risk in every class.  I will always keep the Ocean Air Yoga instructor informed of my comfort levels and will immediately cease any activity if I become uncomfortable with my condition.

In registering as a new student I accept that Ocean Air Yoga or its representatives is in no way responsible for the safekeeping of my personal belongings while I attend class.

I voluntarily participate in classes with full knowledge that there is risk of personal injury, property loss or death. I agree that either I, my heirs, assigns or legal representatives will NOT sue or make any other claims of any kind whatsoever against Ocean Air Yoga or its members for any personal injury, property damage/loss, or wrongful death, whether caused by negligence or otherwise.

Code of conduct & studio etiquette

By participating in classes at Ocean Air Yoga, you agree to the following code of conduct:

  • Inform the teacher of any medical conditions or injuries prior to class. Please check FAQS for more information on this.
  • To not enter a class more than 5 minutes after the class start time and understand that you may not be allowed to join the class past the start time.
  • To respect the rights, dignity and privacy of other students and teachers and to treat all communications with professional confidence.
  • To not discriminate against or refuse professional help from anyone on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion or national origin.
  • To establish and maintain professional student/teacher boundaries with teachers and other students at all times.
  • To remove shoes before entering the practice space.
  • To understand that Ocean Air Yoga accepts no responsibility for personal belongings bought into the studio that are lost damaged or taken.
  • To not bring mobile phones or any other electronic device into practice space.
  • To not take photos during class or take photos of other students without their permission.
  • To understand that all forms of sexual behaviour or harassment is unethical and to report any behaviour that makes you uncomfortable to management.
  • To not behave in a way that is disruptive to others learning, disrespectful to teachers or students that constitutes bullying behaviour.
  • To provide written notice in advance for any suspensions or cancellations of membership.

Student Legal Agreement for Direct Debit Membership

  • Every possible effort is made to deliver classes and services on time as advertised. However, the schedule is subject to change or cancellation.  We will text or email registered students when a class is cancelled, however, if you are not registered to attend, you will not be notified. Ocean Air Yoga  is not liable to refund, transfer or offer compensation of any kind for classes that are late, changed or cancelled for any reason.
  • The minimum term of membership before cancellation is 3 months without exception.
  • After 3 months, this membership will automatically continue on a fortnightly basis indefinitely unless written cancellation is received from you.
  • The fortnightly direct-debit membership allows you two regularly timetabled classes per week. It does not include workshops or other specialty classes when a part of a program like teacher training or a challenge which are paid for outside the normal membership and class schedule.
  • Membership cancellations must be made via email lexi@oceanairyoga.com.au . Cancellations will not be accepted in any other form other than email. 7 days notice is required to process cancellations. You will receive written confirmation of your membership end date which will be at the end of the 2 week payment cycle.
  • Suspensions must be made via email lexi@oceanairyoga.com.au. Suspensions will not be accepted in any other form other than email. 7 days notice is required to process suspensions. You will receive written confirmation of your membership suspension period.  A maximum of 2 weeks suspension is allowed within the first 3 months and a maximum of 2 months for a 12 month period. There is a minimum period of 2 weeks on all suspensions.
  • Membership fees will be charged to your credit card or bank account once every 14 days via Ezi-Debit.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure there are sufficient funds available to cover the fortnightly auto-debit. Should a payment be declined for any reason, Ocean Air Yoga reserves the right to process payment at anytime to settle any debt owed. Ocean Air Yoga is in no way responsible for additional bank fees that you may incur from your bank.
  • Declined auto-debit payments may result in a suspension of online booking privileges until the payment has been settled.
  • If auto-debit payments fail for 2 weeks or more, Ocean Air Yoga may in its absolute discretion cancel the membership.
  • The terms and conditions of our third party biller Ezidebit form a binding component of your membership agreement. They can be found at www.ezidebit.com
  • Memberships may not be shared. Anyone caught sharing memberships will forfeit their membership permanently.

Statement of Ocean Air Yoga Teacher Ethics as directed by Yoga Australia

Yoga is a system of self-investigation, self-transformation and self-realisation. Its practices and lifestyle aim to integrate the body, mind, heart and spirit and awaken students to their innate wholeness.

The role of the yoga teacher is to guide and support students in their practice of yoga. Yoga teachers aim to nurture the physical, emotional, psychological, social and spiritual well-being of students.

This Statement of Ethics is based on the traditional yogic ethical principles, the yamas and niyamas, as outlined in Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras. This Statement of Ethics reflects the timeless, living principle that our essential nature is awake, aware, compassionate and peaceful.

  1. Ahimsa – Nonviolence and Compassion. As yoga teachers we seek to do no harm to others and to act with care and compassion.
  2. Satya – Truthfulness. As yoga teachers we act truthfully at all times.
  3. Asteya – Not stealing. As yoga teachers we only take what is rightfully ours.
  4. Brahmacharya – Self-Restraint in the path to wholeness. We recognise that the teacher – student relationship exists to serve the deepest goals of yoga. Thus we practise self-restraint and direct our energy and actions toward these deep aims of yoga.
  5. Aparigraha – Non-clinging. As yoga teachers we practise the principle of nonattachment and generosity and we welcome change, acknowledging the natural abundance of life.
  6. Sauca – Purity/Cleanliness. As yoga teachers we cultivate purity of body, mind and environment. This includes fostering clarity of intention, ongoing self-care and a clean environment for yoga practice.
  7. Santosha – Contentment/Happiness. As yoga teachers we practice an active acceptance of the present thus developing deep happiness.
  8. Tapas – Discipline. As yoga teachers, we are dedicated to a disciplined and committed yogic lifestyle.
  9. Swadhyaya – Self-Study. As yoga teachers we are committed to ongoing self-reflection and continued learning.
  10. Ishvarapranidhana – Relationship with Wholeness. Our aim as a yoga teacher is to serve the deepest goals of yoga. We honour and encourage an on-going relationship with innate wholeness and oneness with all life.