Falcon Yoga Policies

Disclaimer • Schedules, teachers and prices of classes, passes, memberships and/or products are subject to change without notice. Please always check our website for our most current offers. Privacy Policy • Your privacy is very important to us. Any personal information you choose to give us will only be used to help us provide you with the highest quality services, products, and support. • We will never share your personal or financial information with any other party. • We do not share bank or credit card information with any outside parties. Cancellations and Refunds • Prepaid classes and absence from classes are non-refundable. • Class Passes are non refundable, non extendable, non sharable, and non transferable to other persons. They are subject to limits of time. Always check your expiration date before and after your purchase. Gift Cards Refunds • Gift Cards are not refundable and non returnable. If purchased for a specific pass, they can not be used as cash. AutoPay Cancellation • Automatic payments are not refundable after having been processed unless a mistake on our part took place. Memberships are non-transferable to another person. Workshop Cancellations and Refunds • Workshop cancellations require a 48 hour email notice before the workshop takes place. Cancellation requests with less than 48 hours notice will not be honored unless we can fill your space. All refunds will incur a 20% administration fee, or you can get a full refund credited to your account (can be used toward any purchase). • Workshop cancellation requests must be requested by email to: Denisewidner@gmail.com • Absence to a workshop or event is non refundable. • Workshops and events could occasionally be canceled by the Falcon Yoga. If your event is canceled you will be notified by email, and you will receive a full refund or full credit toward your account if you choose. Private Instruction Cancellations and Refunds • Full payment will be charged if you cancel a private session with less than 24 hour notice. • If you are late for a private class the class will end at the original time. • If you are more than 15 minutes late for a private class it is at the instructor’s discretion whether to hold an abbreviated class or not. • If we receive your cancellation request less than 7 days before the commencement of the event, or on the day of, or after the commencement of the event, a refund or credit will not be possible under any circumstances. • Requests must be sent by email to denisewidner@gmail.com. • Studio Maximum Capacity: Falcon Yoga’s primary space is small, there is a limit to how many bodies can comfortably fit per class. Once this number of people are registered for class, we would ask that remaining students return to take a different class. • Registering online is recommended to save a spot in class, but if you register online and come to class after class has started and the class is already full, we will kindly ask that you return to another class. Latecomers To allow everyone to reap the benefits of Yoga, the Doors are locked a few minutes before class starts. Being late can disrupt the whole class. So please try to arrive at least 10 minutes before class begins; 15 minutes if it’s your first class. Enter the yoga room silently. Many students use the time before and after class for quiet meditation. Lost Items • Falcon Yoga will not be responsible for lost or stolen items under any circumstances. • Please refrain from bringing valuables into the studio. • The studio provides a Lost and Found box for items students may leave behind. On the first day of each month these items, including yoga mats, will be removed and donated or disposed of. Inclement Weather Cancellations • In an effort to keep everyone safe during inclement weather we will need to cancel classes from time to time. • If School District 49 is closed, day classes will be cancelled. Evening classes will be held as scheduled unless we notify you otherwise via Facebook or email. If School District 49 has a one or two-hour delay, Falcon Yoga will open at noon. CLOSINGS Closed on All Major Holidays • For updates on “special” holiday class schedule please check our online schedule. Thank you for honoring our studio policies ! Namaste

HOT YOGA Disclaimer – Contraindications and The ‘Do’s and ‘Don’ts’

In all situations, hydration is a requirement for Hot Yoga. Drinking lots of water both before and after class is a must, or it could result in fainting and medical complications including overheating! It is not recommended that you drink water for the first 15 minutes of class. Do not apply body lotion to your body prior to class.

In the rare event that you experience pain and/or discomfort, immediately discontinue class.

Medications

Individuals who are using prescription drugs should seek the advice of their Doctor or a pharmacist for possible changes in the drugs’ effects when the body is exposed to high levels of heat and/or elevated body temperature. Diuretics, barbiturates, and beta-blockers may impair the body’s natural heat loss mechanisms. Some over-the-counter drugs such as antihistamines may also cause the body to be more prone to heat stroke.

Children

The core body temperature of children rises much faster than adults. This occurs due to a higher metabolic rate per body mass, limited circulatory adaptation to increased cardiac demands, and the inability to regulate body temperature by sweating. Consult with a child’s Doctor before coming to class. The child’s parent or guardian must also do the class and take full responsibility for the child should any health problem occur.

The Elderly

The ability to maintain core body temperature decreases with age. This is primarily due to circulatory conditions and decreased sweat gland function. The body must be able to activate its natural cooling processes in order to maintain core body temperature.

Cardiovascular Conditions

Individuals with cardiovascular conditions or problems (hypertension, hypotension, congestive heart failure, or impaired coronary circulation) or those who are taking medications which might affect blood pressure should exercise extreme caution when exposed to prolonged heat. Heat stress increases cardiac output and blood flow due to the body’s effort to transfer internal body heat to the outside environment via the skin (perspiration) and respiratory system. This takes place primarily due to major changes in the heart rate, which has the potential to increase by 30 beats per minute for each degree of increase in core body temperature.

Alcohol / Alcohol Abuse

Contrary to popular belief, it is not advisable to attempt to “sweat out” a hangover. Alcohol intoxication decreases a person’s judgment. Therefore this person may not realize it when the body has a negative reaction to high heat. Alcohol also increases the heart rate, which may be further increased by heat stress.

Chronic Conditions/Diseases

Associated with the Reduced Ability to Perspire Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, central nervous system tumours, and diabetes with neuropathy are conditions that are associated with impaired sweating.

Other Conditions

Hot Yoga should be avoided by anyone who is predisposed to bleeding, Haemophiliacs.

An individual that has a fever should not come to class

Insensitivity to Heat: An individual that has insensitivity to heat should not use a sauna.

Pregnant women

You should consult a Doctor before starting Hot Yoga because fetal damage can occur with a certain elevated body temperature. The first trimester should be treated very carefully as maximal stretching of ligaments and tendons can mean you are partial to overstretching.

Menstruation

Heating of the lower back area of women during the menstrual period may temporarily increase their menstrual flow. Some women endure this process to gain the pain relief commonly associated with their cycle, whereas others simply choose to avoid Hot Yoga at that time of the month, it is a personal choice. Inversions should not be practiced during these weeks as blood flow is reversed unnaturally.

Joint Injury

If you have a recent acute joint injury, it should not be heated for the first 48 hours after an injury or until the hot and swollen symptoms subside. If you have a joint or joints that are chronically hot and swollen, these joints may respond poorly to vigorous heating of any kind.

Enclosed Infections

Vigorous heating is strictly contraindicated in cases of enclosed infections, be they dental, in joints, or in any other tissues.

Implants

Metal pins, rods, artificial joints, or any other surgical implants generally reflect far infrared waves and thus are not heated by this system. Nevertheless, you should consult your surgeon prior to practicing infrared heat. Discontinue if you experience pain near any such implants. Silicone does absorb far infrared energy. Implanted silicone or silicone prostheses for nose or ear replacement may be warmed by the far infrared waves. Since silicone melts at over 200°C (392°F), it should not be adversely affected by the usage of an infrared sauna. It is still advised that you check with your surgeon and possibly a representative from the implant manufacturer to be certain.

Post Class Advice

You might feel euphoric after class and full of life! Great news, don’t be concerned this may last for several hours afterwards!

Like any exercise, different muscles that have been neglected and suddenly re-used may experience discomfort. View this as a positive sign that every muscles is awakening to the joy of your yoga practice!

You may experience sickness, headaches or light headedness after class, overnight or into the next day. You could be dehydrated and need lots of water onboard! Always ensure relaxing breathing throughout the sequence to optimise oxygenation of the body.

You may look red or blotchy or have hot flushes. All of these are common signs of flushing out toxins. Make sure you wash thoroughly after class.

Terms & Conditions

It is assumed that when starting any Hot Yoga class, you have taken responsibility for these essential Terms & Conditions and contraindications prior to class. Failure to do so, or failure to discuss with your Doctor is wholly your liability to participate and not the liability of the Falcon Yoga, It’s Teachers, or it’s affliates.

 

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