Meditation School Handbook

Breathing Deeply Meditation School Handbook

As a community, we seek to create an environment that respects the diverse nature of all within it. We recognize that in order to have a meditation community that works for all members each member must be solely responsible for their own well being. We seek to uplift the entire community by joining together in practice, while maintaining proper boundaries, and giving each other enough space to move within and evolve at their own pace. We also understand that while teachers/mentors can play a critical role in helping students with their personal practice, in the end, we are all responsible for our own evolution.

By becoming part of the Breathing Deeply Meditation Community I understand and agree to the above and to:

Respecting the needs of my fellow seekers at all times including the need for silence and space.

Contributing to a positive atmosphere that supports all within it
Respecting the decisions that teachers and leaders make in terms of the community guidelines.

Being responsible for my physical and mental health and if needed seeking appropriate treatment for any conditions which may hinder my own or the community’s well being.

Honoring my commitments to the school and fellow students.
Never sharing other people’s experiences outside the community
The Meditation Program Code of Conduct, Policies, and Guidelines:

Code of Conduct

Breathing Deeply expects the following of faculty, students, and community in the virtual and residential classroom, training sessions, retreats, and program settings:

Communicate, behave, and listen in a courteous, respectful, compassionate and honest manner.
Be considerate of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of others.

Know Thyself: When we begin the study of yoga there is an inherent understanding that an individual knows, first and foremost, how to be responsible to and for oneself. Only do things that are appropriate for one’s own body and mental capabilities. This includes communicating your own needs clearly, so appropriate support can be offered/provided.

Honor confidentiality. Anything shared in the room, stays in the room.

Honor your energy. It is okay to be alone or as inward as one wishes.

Honor your resistance; it is the opening for new growth and awareness. Look for subtle changes, not dramatic shifts.
Take responsibility for your own experience. Students are not caregivers, parents, or therapists for each other.

Support each other. Commit to using “I” statements when sharing together.

Ask questions along the way.

Keep proper boundaries with self and others, give others the space they need to be by themselves.

Refrain from sexual or sexualized behavior, including showing interest in others.

Mindful speech is expected at all times: Refrain from any behavior or speech that could be characterized as aggressive towards others or oneself. Refrain from speech that could cause harm to others, including characterizing, criticizing, or judging others or any speech that might create discontent and discord within the community.

Our students come from many different backgrounds. In order to be consistent with the approach endorsed by Breathing Deeply, please refrain from doing other practices while attending a live or residential retreat.

Compliance and Accountability of Our Code of Conduct

Breathing Deeply expects all those in our community including faculty, staff, and students, to comply with the Code of Conduct. It is required to take responsibility for one’s own actions. Those that do not adhere to this Code, will be held accountable by Breathing Deeply. Any violation of school policies may result in permanent dismissal from school with no refunds.

 

Payment Policy

  • Students agree to pay the total stated tuition and fees for the program they register for

  • Payment of all monies due shall be a condition of continuing enrollment.

  • If a student registers for a Meditation Program tuition payment plan option, they are bound and agree to pay for the entire cost of this plan and will be billed monthly via PayPal.

  • Breathing Deeply Meditation Program tuition is non-refundable and students are responsible for the entire cost of the payment plan selected whether or not they complete the program.

  • A $49 late fee will be charged for late monthly payments (payment plans only)

  • Retreat payments are due at the time of each retreat registration.

  • All fees are billed through PayPal.

  • If enrolled in the Meditation Mentor Certification, upon satisfactory completion of all requirements and when all financial obligations to Breathing Deeply have been met, students will be awarded a Certification of Completion for the Breathing Deeply Meditation Mentor Certification.

Refund Policy

  • Students agree to pay the total stated tuition and fees for the program they register for

  • Payment of all monies due shall be a condition of continuing enrollment.

  • If a student registers for a Meditation Program tuition payment plan option, they are bound and agree to pay for the entire cost of this plan and will be billed monthly via PayPal.

  • Breathing Deeply Meditation Program tuition is non-refundable and students are responsible for the entire cost of the payment plan selected whether or not they complete the program.

  • A $49 late fee will be charged for late monthly payments (payment plans only)

  • Retreat payments are due at the time of each retreat registration.

  • All fees are billed through PayPal.

  • If enrolled in the Meditation Mentor Certification, upon satisfactory completion of all requirements and when all financial obligations to Breathing Deeply have been met, students will be awarded a Certification of Completion for the Breathing Deeply Meditation Mentor Certification.

Postponement and/or Cancellation of Courses and Retreats

Courses and retreats may be canceled if minimum enrollment is not received two weeks prior to the course date. If a course is canceled by Breathing Deeply, refunds will be given in full within thirty (30) days of a canceled course. If a student cancels participation in a course, the refund will be determined by the refund policy.

Retreat Policies & Guidelines

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