Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Yoga Scotland would like to reassure members that we are mindful of the situation with coronavirus.

UPDATE ON YOGA SCOTLAND’S POSITION ON COVID-19

In line with Government advice, Yoga Scotland will cease all on-site training courses with immediate effect.  All remaining On-Going Training Days for teachers and Yoga Days will be rolled over to the 2020-21 Training Programme. 

The advice to Yoga Scotland teachers is to seriously consider cancelling all yoga classes for the time being.

We are continuing to accept applications for courses due to start in September 2020.

The 2020-21 OGT and Yoga Day Programme will be available on the website as soon as it is finalised.

Further updates will be circulated as soon as information is available.

Thanks to all members for their support.

Namaste

 

Insurance information

Well being Insurance has confirmed the following extensions to insurance cover today (19.03.20):

Insurance underwriters have just made the following extensions to insurance cover. If you are planning to live stream yoga classes or pre-record yoga classes for your students, please read the update carefully.

In summary:

(1) Live streaming classes will be covered if the teacher can see the students and vice versa. These will be students known to the teacher including knowledge of students’ pre-existing medical conditions.

(2) Pre-recorded classes will be covered when (a) students have signed a legal disclaimer to state that participation in the class is at their own risk, (b) the online class is via a secure platform that requires a personal password/ID for the student to access the class, (c) students are already registered with the teacher, are known to them, have previously attended at least one class or had an initial assessment with the teacher on a 1:1 basis or small class setting prior to the student participating (d) the class must be suitable for remote teaching and the teacher must proactively discuss and encourage students to practice in a suitable environment, (e) the teacher doesn’t introduce new movements or poses that have not already seen their students practice.

NB This does not apply to student teachers

 

To view and/or download the full Insurance update document please click here.

Thank you for your patience at this evolving & challenging time.