Terms of Sale
Digital and Subscription Products
All digital product sales are final and non-refundable.
Registered Prenatal Yoga School (85hr)
A non-refundable $500 deposit fee is applicable to all registrants. (Includes payments made in full, partial, and scholarships.) This fee may be used toward a future PYTT when clearly communicated to reserve your spot for a future PYTT.
I understand there are times where a student may miss a class due to a variety of reasons, unfortunately there are no refunds for a missed class/day. This is a small cohort program where consistent attendance is highly valuable; not only for the individual, but for the sake of the entire group. If it is absolutely necessary to miss a portion of the program it is the student's responsibility to make up missed hours in one of two ways:
1. Attend a future RPYS with BH. Trainings are typically offered at least once per calendar year. Often, if someone missed a weekend, they would then make up the same weekend in a future training. (i.e. miss second weekend, then makeup in a future second weekend.) This is pending proactive communication with Elise Bowerman; and there is space to drop in.
2. One-on-one private hours with Elise. Hours will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time via Zoom or in-person; pending Yoga Alliance requirements. An additional fee per hour will be billed due to make-up hours outside of program timeframe.
Understand if you miss a guest speaker day, you likely have forfeited the entire opportunity. Guest speakers attend at the discretion of their schedule; and therefore, cannot guarantee what weekend may work best for them each training period.
Events / Classes / Workshops
I understand there are times where someone may miss an event due to a variety of reasons. Unfortunately there are no refunds, transfers, or credits for a missed event. There are no makeup events. I am reserving a spot just for you!
I present evidence-based facts and facilitate discussion so that you may advocate and make medical decisions for yourself and child/ren. I do not drive clients or their baby(ies) in my car UNLESS it is an emergency. I do not and am not qualified to perform any medical procedures including but not limited to cervical checks, blood pressure checks, fetal heart rate monitoring, delivering/catching the baby, etc. I am NOT and do NOT replace a health care provider (Midwife or OB/GYN). I do not under any circumstances attend “free (unassisted)” births. I adhere carefully to the parameters of my scope for the safety and security of myself, you, your partner, and your baby(ies).
Classes are purchased as a set of defined dates; make-up classes are not available. No refunds provided.
I understand there are times where a student may miss a class due to a variety of reasons, unfortunately there are no refunds for a missed class. There are no makeup classes.
While I am your primary teacher, there will be substitute teachers on occasion. If there is ever a concern about a sub, please contact me directly with your concern.
As Michigan's leading (and Metro Detroit's only) Registered Prenatal Yoga School, at times there will be yoga teachers in training observing and co-teaching classes with me. Everyone has practiced and mentored with me, and this is the final chapter of their education to become a certified prenatal and postnatal yoga teacher.
Weather, Building Conditions, or Government Orders
Weather, building concerns, and government ordered restrictions may arise from time to time where we are unable to meet in person. When this happens the same class will be offered at the same scheduled time via Zoom meeting. (Details will be emailed the day of.)
I am eternally grateful for the popularity of the classes. Due to popularity pre-registration is required. I am reserving a spot just for you! As such, there are no refunds or credits offered.**
** If you are unable to complete a session due to a medical reason that will persist for the remainder of this session please provide a doctor’s note with medical reason and you may be eligible for a refund for the remainder of the session once a doctor's note is received.
Observations and co-teachers
Birth Humanity is a continuing education provider and Registered Prenatal Yoga School through Yoga Alliance. As such, Elise may have yoga teachers observing her *live* classes as part of their requirements for certification.
Birth Humanity is the only RPYS in southeast Michigan, which presents limited opportunity for yoga teachers to build their dexterity at supporting fertility, pregnancy, postpartum, and menopauses phases of life. Observations and co-teaching with a mentor are essential components to improving facilitation competence.
Each observer or co-teacher is working with Elise privately and Elise will be in the room. They are observing Elise; not the participants... participants are perfect just the way they are.
Review your specific appointment for guidelines regarding cancellations and reschedules. Typically, six-hours prior to appointment to reschedule is necessary.
All gift certificate purchases are final, non-refundable, and non-transferable.
- Thank you for your kind attention.
Terms, Conditions, and Liability Waiver
(This is for all classes, workshops, teacher trainings, and appointments with Birth Humanity, LLC. Doula services agreement is sent individually.)
I hereby accept this waiver and release of liability of Elise Bowerman, LLC, also known as Birth Humanity, (hereinafter “PROGRAM”), as a condition of participation in yoga classes, training and other related activities in the PROGRAM. I agree to this release of claims and waiver of liability and assume full responsibility for any injury, damage or loss, which may result from participation in classes at any facility where instruction is provided.
I understand that yoga may involve a high level of physical and emotional exertion, and as such, participation in yoga classes involves inherent risks and may result in accident or injury. If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will listen to my body at all times, and make the necessary adjustments to suit my body’s needs.
I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician/my child’s physician prior to and regarding participation in any physical activity, if I feel it is necessary. I represent and warrant that I am/my child is physically fit and able to participate and have no medical conditions that would be exacerbated by the practice of yoga. If I choose to engage in any yoga practice without consulting a physician, I take full responsibility of my body and/or future injuries that may occur from yoga. Should my/my child’s medical condition at any time change in any way which would prevent safe participation in any of the yoga classes I choose to attend (with or without my child), I agree to immediately discontinue attending classes and to consult with my physician/my child’s physician about continuing or resuming participation in the practice of yoga.
I acknowledge it is my responsibility to inform the teacher of any medical changes which may occur to myself, fetus, baby or babies. I understand that none of the instructors in the PROGRAM will suggest medical advice or treatment to any participants, as only licensed professionals are qualified to give medical advice. I have been advised and understand that yoga classes may include postures and cardiovascular activity that can be categorized at different levels from beginner through advanced, and I understand that I am responsible for all of my actions in class and determining the level of exertion that is appropriate for me/my child.
I hereby waive and release any and all claims or actions I may now or in the future have and release from all liability and agree not to sue Birth Humanity, LLC, it’s members, officers, employees, agents, or instructors (including independent contractors), including their respective heirs, successors, assigns, and facility lease and owners (collectively, the “Released Parties”), for any damages, costs of losses of any kind whatsoever, including, but not limited to, damages, costs or losses from emotional or personal injury, death, or property damage incurred or suffered by me, as a result of my attendance at yoga classes or use of any other goods or services provided by the PROGRAM, or any act of omission including negligence or breach of any statutory or other duty of care on the part of any of the Release Parties, arising out of or related to attendance at and participation in yoga classes or use of any other goods or services provided by the PROGRAM. I further agree to comply with any and all policies in effect from time to time governing my conduct and behavior in yoga classes at the locations and further agree that the PROGRAM reserves the right to refuse service to any person who does not comply with any such policies, whether or not such policies are written or oral.
I understand that yoga and all activities and instruction provided by the PRORGRAM includes, but is not limited to, physical movements, stretching, breathing exercises, strengthening exercises, meditation techniques, and hands-on physical adjustments for the purpose of improving alignment or understanding of movement; and that I/my child may decline any of these options.
I give the PROGRAM permission to take instructional and promotional pictures and videos of myself/my child during class time. I give permission to the PROGRAM to use photos/videos of myself/my child in promotional materials, on the website, in social media supporting the community aspect of this practice.
Your privacy is of utmost importance. No images of you will be taken without your prior knowledge.
I have had sufficient time to review and seek explanation of this release. I have carefully read it and fully understand it. I voluntarily enter into this release.