Terms & Conditions

Online Classes, Workshops, Day Retreats and 1-1s

  • 6-class card is to be used within 2 calendar months mid and end-term breaks, or cancellation by Viveka Gardens not included
  • card cannot be transferred
  • payment to be made before the session(s) by bank transfer
  • students are to complete a short online health questionnaire and pre-class consultation before their first class
  • existing and former students to notify Fiona of changes in health status
  • low/no income reduced-price to be arranged in advance of booking
  • refund at VG’s discretion in the case of your illness or changes in public health guidance
  • full refund should VG have to cancel

Real life Classes, Day or Weekend Retreats, Workshops and 1-1s

  • workshops and day retreats: payment in full on booking to confirm your place by bank transfer
  • residential retreats: non-returnable deposit on booking to confirm your place by bank transfer and balance of full payment four weeks before retreat
  • students are to complete a health and booking form before their class(es), workshop, retreat or 1-1
  • low/no income reduced-price to be arranged in advance of booking
  • full refund in the case where the retreat or workshop should have to be cancelled by Viveka Gardens
  • refund at VG’s discretion in the case of your illness or public health guidance
  • damage other than usual wear and tear to be paid for

It may be an idea to take out travel insurance.

1-1s and small groups whether online or real life in addition to above:

  • three sessions to be completed within 2 months
  • 24hrs notice of cancellation
  • maximum  of 1 rearrangement within 3 sessions (ideally none)
  • refund at VG’s discretion in the case of your illness or public health guidance

Vouchers

  • to be used within 6 months of issue if for 1-1s, classes or workshops; within 1 year for retreats
  • cannot be refunded

From 19.07.21 the government has lifted restrictions in England. These are the measures that Viveka Gardens has in place to reduce cross-infection for real life sessions:

  • you are asked not to come if you show signs of Covid-19
  • you are asked not to come if you have been in touch in the previous 7 days with someone who has tested, or has gone on to test positive
  • you are asked not to come if you have been in touch with someone with symptoms, whether pinged or not
  • a twice weekly regime of lateral flow testing is appreciated (not insisted upon), hopefully including the morning of your visit here. Order a pack of 7 tests here or get them from your pharmacy
  • please do not cluster on arrival and departure
  • please use hand sanitiser on your way in and out of the studio
  • studio is well-ventilated
  • no plosive pranayama inside
  • no singing/chanting
  • number in studio limited to 9
  • food is served to you
  • toilet seat, tap and handle sanitised by each on use
  • QR poster displayed in the entrance way for use with the NHS app as you see fit
  • list of attendees kept
  • a careful and thoughtful approach to caring for each other is encouraged

Fiona has:

  • had both jabs you are not required or requested to disclose whether you have
  • tests twice a week, including or as well as the morning of a session here