Policies and Etiquette
Learners are encouraged to register online to reserve their spot, as our space is limited and a minimum learner pre-registration is required one-week in advance for us to host each event. Drop-ins are permitted (while space lasts), however we encourage learners check our website on the event date to ensure the event is still taking place or hasn't sold out.
Learners are welcomed to register directly on our website (pay by card, PayPal, cash/cheque), by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling/texting 604-557-8038 (cash/cheque payment only).
Cheque payments are to be made out to "Trinity Memorial United Church" with SPA and the event title in the notes.
Cancellations & No-Shows:
Cancellations made 10 days or more in advance of the event date, are eligible for a 100% refund to the learner's original payment method. Cancellations made within 3 - 9 days are eligible to receive a digital SPA Gift Certificate in the full amount of the event ticket. Cancellations made within 48 hours of the event are eligible to receive a digital SPA Gift Certificate valued at 50% of the event ticket.
If you are canceling due to illness, we appreciate you staying home to keep our program leaders and other learners safe. For last minute, notified event cancellations related to illness or medical emergency, learner's are eligible to receive a digital SPA Gift Certificate in the full amount of their event ticket.
To cancel an event ticket, please email the SPA Events Coordinator at email@example.com or call 604-557-8038.
If a learner is a no-show to the event without notifying SPA, they are not eligible for a refund of any amount. If a learner is a no-show and have not yet paid (selected 'Cash on Delivery/COD' during online registration or registered via email/phone), they will receive a warning email. If this occurs a second time, said learner will be required to pay upon booking for SPA event tickets moving forward.
Kindly note that no external food is permitted at SPA events, unless otherwise specified. Learners are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle with them - cold, filtered drinking water carafes are onsite.
By attending this event, learners consent to them and their guests (if applicable) potentially having their photo taken. The photos may be shared on the website and/or social media accounts for Spiritual Path to Awakening, the program leader, and/or any event partners.
Phone are permitted at SPA events, however we kindly request learners silence them. If a learner need to take a quick call, we kindly request they leave the event space. Posting photos from the event on social? Tag SPA!
For in person events, we kindly request that learners arrive 10 minutes ahead of the event start time to park, check in, and settle in. The venue doors will be unlocked 15 minutes ahead of the event start time and locked 15 minutes following the start of the event. Learners are required to arrive within this 30 minute window to be permitted entry into the event.
For in-person yoga/meditation events, learners are to kindly bring their own mat and towel. For learners new to yoga or are unable to bring a mat, SPA does have a limited quantity onsite that can be borrowed.
Thank you for your help ensuring our holistic wellness events run smoothly!
LIVE VIRTUAL EVENTS
Spiritual Path to Awakening (SPA) is proud to offer our holistic wellness events in a digital setting.
SPA virtual events are offered through ZOOM. For an optimized ZOOM experience, it is recommended learners attend on a computer, laptop, or tablet, however the link will allow learners to join via a smartphone. We also recommend learners ensure their ZOOM is up-to-date: a step-by-step tutorial on how to update to the latest version can be found on the ZOOM Website.
Learners are admitted into virtual events at the posted event start time. We recommend signing onto ZOOM and activating the link 5-minutes ahead of the event start time to confirm your tech is working properly.
We invite learners to set up their learning environment to be moved, inspired, and creatively activated. Find a comfortable space and consider our suggestions:
- Clear, cleanse and calm your space (suggested: sound or smoke cleanse, clear away distractions, light a candle, quiet your technology, and/or get comfortable with a blanket, warm socks, cozy clothing)
- Pen/paper within reach to capture thoughts, feelings, and notes from the event
- Pour a beverage, light a candle, and get ready to be immersed!
This is a space for sharing: SPA encourages learners of our virtual events to connect in the ZOOM space about the offering’s content and their own personal goals. Please share with each other rather than advise, using "I" statements and not making assumptions about others' experiences. Share your pronouns in your name (if you're comfortable) and always respect others'. If prompted, recommend additional resources to one another and help each other with patience and compassion. Please be kind and gentle to yourself and to each other. Please communicate with respect and consideration. Practice step back, step forward mindfulness: if you are someone who always shares, perhaps let others do so. ZOOM links however are not for sharing! Please do not share the ZOOM links, passcodes, or recordings with anyone else.
This is a safe space: All enrolled learners of SPA virtual events are welcome. This is an inclusive space for all learners: abuse and intolerance of any kind are not permitted. If learners perpetrate abuse, racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, ableism, fatphobia, and/or participate in any form of bullying or harassment, they will be removed. What is shared in the offering is confidential between learners and SPA. By participating, learners acknowledge that all course materials and learner communications are strictly confidential.