Hridaya Teacher Training Course

Payment and Refund Information

Tuition

The HTTC course fee is €2,800. The full payment deadline is August 15. The course fee includes complimentary participation in two 10-Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreats led by Sahajananda. Participation in these retreats is a mandatory part of the course curriculum.

Accommodation and Meals

The tuition fee does not include accommodation and meals, but both are available on-site. Accommodations can also be found off-site. If you plan to stay on-site, we recommend that you book your preferred accommodation option when you register for the course to ensure availability.

Meals are available at our center and you can choose from a variety of meal plans.

Initial Registration Upon Approval

Upon approval of your application, you will be sent a booking link to make initial registration via our booking system. Upon booking, you will have the option to pay 50% of the tuition fee, accommodation, and meals or to pay in full. As Hridaya Yoga France is an association, we also require you to become a member (if you are not currently)—the fee for this is €10.

Payment may be made via debit/credit card or by bank transfer. We do not accept payments via PayPal.

Full Payment to Confirm Reservation

Your final payment is due by August 15. This includes the tuition fee as well as any fees for accommodation and meals.

Full payment will constitute a confirmation of your place in the course. If we don’t receive the final payment by the stated deadline, we will assume that you have canceled your enrollment.

The HTTC is not responsible for payment errors, personal problems with credit card accounts, power outages, internet inaccessibility, bank holidays, etc. These guidelines are given well in advance of the deadline to give you the opportunity to verify all of these factors and make a timely payment. Please take advantage of this advance notice to investigate your account maximums, account functionality, etc.

We advise you to handle any payment issues in advance, as we cannot make an exception if you miss the final payment deadline.

In special cases, Sahajananda may choose to offer scholarships to students with a strong aspiration to serve but few economic resources.

Withdrawal from the Program after Payment

If you have paid in full, you may withdraw via email up to seven 7 days prior to the start of the course.

If we receive your withdrawal notice before the full payment deadline, you will be refunded 90% of the tuition fee and 100% of any payments made for food and accommodation. We will hold 10% of the tuition fee as an administrative surcharge.

If we receive your withdrawal notice after the full payment deadline but at least one week prior to the start of the course, you will receive a refund of 50% of the tuition fee and 100% of any accommodation and meal fees. Beginning six days before to the course, no refunds apply.

Selection Process and Refund Policy

Hridaya Yoga holds very high standards for its teaching staff. There is a selection process that applies to each level of the course. To graduate, you will be expected to pass three exams and earn a positive final teaching evaluation.

The first month of the HTTC serves as a semi-trial period, during which all participants are evaluated—with emphasis given to their level of enthusiasm, dedication, and aspiration. At the end of this period, Sahajananda will have an individual meeting with you and make a decision as to whether or not you have demonstrated the necessary qualities to successfully complete the HTTC. If we decide that the course is not the best fit for you, we will refund two-thirds of the fees for tuition, accommodation, and meals. No refunds will be given after this point in the course.

If you don’t pass the final exam, you may retake it. If you fail the make-up exam, you may participate in a future HTTC for 50% of the tuition fee.

You can find a detailed explanation of HTTC expectations for students in the Criteria for Certification and Terms of Agreement.

If you have any questions, please contact ttc@hridaya-yoga.com.