I am based in the UK/EIRE and I have the yoga and meditation insurance as a part of my membership with Yoga Alliance Professionals.
What am I insured to teach under this policy
The insurance policy included in your Yoga Alliance Professionals membership covers you to teach all the techniques included in your qualifications relating to Yoga and/or Meditation. This includes Hatha Yoga, Ashtanga, Pregnancy Yoga, Kids and Teen Yoga etc.
If you teach Acro Yoga, Aerial Yoga and YogaLates you will need to upgrade to the therapies policy (please see below).
Please note you are not insured to teach techniques that were obtained solely by an online or distance learning course.
Do you practice or teach techniques other than Yoga and Meditation?
Members can upgrade to include multi-therapies/additional practices in their insurance cover. We have a list of accepted therapies. If you choose to upgrade to the therapies option we will need to see a copy of your qualifications before we can upgrade your cover. Please call 0131 659 9922 if you have any further questions.
Teaching a pregnancy class?
When teaching a pregnancy class we recommend you complete a pregnancy teacher training course prior to running classes. Alternatively if your yoga training included modalities of pregnancy Yoga this will be covered by the policy to practice these techniques.
Teaching Under the age of 16?
When teaching a children’s class we recommend you complete a pregnancy teacher training course prior to running classes. Alternatively if your yoga training included modalities of children’s yoga this will be covered by the policy to practice these techniques.
If teaching students under the age of 16 it is recommended to have the relevant DBS checks in place and to follow the conditions in the policy wording regarding parental consent and record keeping. Please see the Zurich Professional, Public and Products Liability policy wording for full information on this.
There is an extension in Zurich Professional, Public and Products Liability policy wording (page 24 section 2) that states Good Samaritan Acts & First Aid are covered in the event of an emergency situation.
How long should I keep records of personal information?
If you currently have a Balens Health Professionals Policy as part of your YAP membership it is a condition of your Insurance Policy to take and retain client records.
The policy wording notes: The records shall be kept for at least 7 years following the last occasion on which treatment was given. In the case of treatment to minors, it is advisable that records should be kept for at least 7 years after they reach the age of majority. Please refer to the Zurich Professional, Public and Products Liability policy wording for full information on this.
For the purpose of insurance only Yoga Alliance Professionals is an Introducer Appointed Representative of Balens Limited, Bridge House, Portland Road, Malvern, Worcestershire, WRI4 2TA who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.