Teacher Training/Workshops
Tuition & Refund Policy

GYS limits our class size to small groups, usually between 4 and 10, believing this enhances the experience and training benefits for students and teachers.  A cancellation may affect the continuity of training causing a cessation of an entire program.  We believe our refund policy follows a spirit of fairness for all concerned. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Tuition/Course Fee

Some programs require an application fee (deposit) or the full course fee/tuition paid by an interest free specified deadline to hold a registration.

This is a shared commitment between the Student and GYS regarding the training program. An early accepted registration guarantees the Student’s enrollment and provided the threshold minimum number of students is reached by the registration deadline, ensures the training proceeds as scheduled.

For RYT programs, tuition may be paid to GYS either in a lump sum or on a pre-defined payment schedule. As training progresses, from time to time, GYS will apply tuition funds held on behalf of the Student towards the cost of providing training, whether attended by the Student or not (unless missed training is pre-approved). Tuition must be current at all times; any default in payment will result in training suspension and/or program termination.

The course fee includes pre-scheduled in-person classroom and possibly some virtual (live) training, GYS printed manual, required text (if applicable), mentoring throughout the course duration and, for RYT programs, the practicum series evaluations. Props are not included within the course fee. Note:  GST is applicable to all fees.

Refund Policy

In the event a student is not accepted into training or the GYS program does not commence as scheduled, the Student will receive 100% of their application fee and 100% of any prepaid course fee/tuition. Should a Student submit written notice of cancellation at least thirty (30) days prior to the program start date, GYS will refund 100% of the application fee and 100% of any prepaid course fee/tuition.  Should a Student submit written notice of cancellation within thirty (30) days but prior to the start date, 0% of the application fee and 100% of any prepaid course fee/tuition will be refunded.

Withdrawal Fee

In the event a notice of cancellation is received on or after the program's start, 0% of the application fee is refundable and a withdrawal fee applied:

  • for programs less than four (4) weeks in duration, the entire course fee/tuition is forfeited.

  • for programs over four (4) weeks in duration, the equivalent of four (4) weeks training will be withheld from the course fee/tuition held by GYS, with the balance, if any, refunded.

In the event a Student needs to withdraw from an ongoing program due to illness, accident, or other circumstances that make it impractical for the Student to complete the course, GYS will provide a reasonable and fair refund of any course fees/tuition. The application fee is non-refundable.

In the event the Student would like to extend their RYT program training or transfer to a subsequent training, see the RYT Training & Attendance Policy for options. Fees may apply.

Refunds will be processed within 30 days of notice.