Payment Policy and Ts & Cs


Yinstinct Yoga with Niamh

Payment Policy, Ts & Cs 2021

Student/client information and consent.

Thank you for choosing to include sessions with me as part of your self-care. My approach to my work is from a standpoint of compassion and individual needs, where I stress that not all the elements of a Yoga practice are suitable for all bodies. I work with an awareness of up-to-date research in the science of stretch and exercise, so that some of my teaching is not as Traditional as other Yoga teachers you may have attended.

Please note that my training is as a teacher of Yoga and a Thai Massage Therapist, and as such, I do not diagnose or prescribe on a medical level. If you have a medical condition, I do not advise that you discontinue treatment, as my work is intended to be in harmony with whatever other supports you need to stay safe and well. Your self-care is your responsibility, and I ask you to be mindful of pain sensations, which should never be ignored. Please tell me if you experience adverse reactions, even if you think they may be a “necessary evil” as part of your progress to better mobility.


Your contact details, and any other details you share are kept on my password-protected device. They will not be shared (except with any co-facilitator) unless by prior agreement in a group for the purposes of cross-party discussion.

Teacher Training GDPR

As a student of my training course, you consent to your contact details (name, email and phone number) being passed onto my partners, Yoga Alliance Professionals, so they can contact you directly and invite you to register as a Trainee and Teacher. You have the option of opting out of this registration process.

Co-facilitated workshops with Petra Fulham

The first two paragraphs above, and the GDPR are part of the Ts & Cs for these events.

In addition, these workshops are intended for educational and information purposes, and are not intended to replace medical care that you may be receiving, or need to receive in the future. Petra may discuss generic use of supplements, but these workshops cannot convey any personal supplementation advice. For such advice you should attend your healthcare provider.

For private clients, if you need to cancel an appointment, I require 24 hours notice or I may charge in full, or in part, for the missed session. If you are late for a session, I will do my best to accommodate you, but may need to finish at the allotted time.

Online payment policy

Payment must be made in advance of being joined to online classes or trainings. Cancellation policy is as per below. If there are technical issues from my end, I will aim to resolve within a few days, and if they can’t be resolved, I will supply you with an alternative to the equivalent value.

Weekly in-studio classes (suspended)

Drop-in rate is €14

When you purchase a course (usually 12-15 weeks) that course must be used within the stated weeks of that term. Missed classes cannot be brought over into subsequent terms. I cannot retrospectively refund missed classes. Payment can be made in instalments, one on or before the first week, the second no later than one month after.

if you must miss your weekly class, you are welcome to make it up by coming to any other class within that term, but not after your course fee has elapsed.

Even though most people pay for a specific day, the reality is that all classes are open to you. With the assumption that you will regularly attend on the same day each week, this payment structure essentially allows you access to a choice of 5 classes per week.

You can purchase a full course, or a full course minus two weeks max, at the discounted rate (ie instead of 8 weeks @ €100, you could purchase 6 weeks €80. Thereafter you are advised to do drop-in, as the complexity of keeping track of who has paid for and attended what classes gets confusing for all.

As always, you can attend any class during the term to make up for classes missed (for example, if you pay for 8 Wednesdays and miss one on week 3, you can come at another time during that week, or come twice on week 5, or 8 etc). I will do my best to keep track of your attendance, but you are trusted to be chiefly in charge of monitoring and honouring that yourself.


Please talk to me! Because, of course, in cases of serious illness, hospitalisation, bereavement, or the like, I will be my squidgy self, and look after you as best I can!


Half day workshops: 50% deposit is payable in advance, by PayPal, bank transfer, or cash secures your place. Full amount payable 7 days in advance.

Cancellation Policy: At least 10 days notice: 100% refund

At least 7 days notice: 50% refund

Thereafter, no refund*

Full day workshops: 50% deposit secures your place. Full amount payable 7 days in advance.

Cancellation policy: At least 14 days notice: 100% refund

At least 7 days notice: 50% refund

Thereafter, no refund*

My Retreats: 50% Deposit secures your place, balance payable 2 weeks before retreat.

Cancellation Policy: One month’s notice: 100% refund

14 days notice: 25% refund

Thereafter, no refund*

Burren Yoga Centre retreats are subject to their own Ts & Cs

Teacher Training:  Payment or 50% deposit required to secure your place. Balance payable 1 month before training begins.

Cancellation policy: Up to one month’s notice, 100% refund.

Up to 2 weeks notice 50% refund.

If the course is being run in studio and there is a recurrence of restrictions that leads to studios having to close again, the course will be run on the same dates but online.

Thereafter, no refund.*


One off event or talk:

Full payment to be made 2 weeks in advance. Cancellation policy: Up to one week’s notice 50% refund.

Thereafter, no refund.

Regular Classes:

Payment two weeks in advance of first class if company is paying.

If individual company members paying, payment should be made 1 week in advance.

If you cancel a class with less than 48 hours notice, you are liable to pay in full.


If I have a waiting list and can fill your place, your payment is ALWAYS transferable to a subsequent event.