School Policies 

All deposits are non-refundable but may be deferred for-up-to-a-year, IF the participant requests it in writing or by phone at least 7 days before the program start date. See withdrawal notification procedure below. Deposits may be used toward another course. 

Tuition Balances
Full tuition is due for each course 15 days before the start date of that course unless prior arrangements have been made with our business office (see payment plan options below).

Students in training may re-attend an intensive for 50% of the full tuition cost. Graduates can attend for free, as long as they don’t disturb the class.

Withdrawal Notification Requirement
Course withdrawals must be made either in writing (via email or letter) or by phone directly with Circle Yoga Shala. See refund policy below for financial details.


Requests for deferral to a later course must be made in writing (via email or letter) or by phone directly to Circle Yoga Shala. If the request is made within 7 days of the program starts, the course deposit may be applied toward another course for up to one year. A one-time $50 deferral fee will be charged to the student. To apply the deposit to a future course, the future course must begin within one year of the start date of the original course date.

Refund policy for tuition (excludes the non-refundable deposit):
If withdrawal occurs:

Tuition is refundable at 100% if the request is made 15 days before the program starts. From 14 days to 7 days, 50% is refundable. From 6 days – No refund.  Refunds will be issued by check within one month after the request is received in writing or by phone directly with Circle Yoga Shala.

Course “No Shows”
If you do not attend the program for which you are expected and do not give 7 days notice in writing or by phone directly with Circle Yoga Shala, your deposit AND any tuition paid for that course will be forfeited and will not be refundable.

Re-enrollment after Course Incompletion
If you do not complete a course but wish to re-enroll in the future, you will need to complete another application form. Before your application for re-enrollment can be accepted you must have met all previous financial obligations. At that time, we will consider credit for money paid and work completed.

The window for re-enrollment after a course ends is the following for our various programs:

  • YTT200 - two (2) years 
  • YTT300 - two (2) years
  • YT - four (4) years

If re-enrollment is requested after the identified period above, students must reapply, pay application fee, deposit and full tuition.

Cancellation Policy
In the unlikely event of a course cancellation due to low enrollment or other unforeseen circumstances, Circle Yoga Shala reserves the right to cancel a course up to seven (7) business days prior to the start date of the course.

Returned/Late Payment Fees
A $30 fee will be charged for all returned checks. A $20 late fee will be charged for payments received after the due date.

Tuition does not cover:

  • Travel
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Books (Required for some courses.)