LEGAL DISCLAIMER FOR SHAKTI DANCE TEACHER TRAINING LEVEL 1
Shakti Dance Academy and its agents do not accept any responsibility for injuries suffered during any Shakti Dance® Training program or while practicing the techniques of Shakti Dance®, live or online. Every participant must be fully aware of the risks and hazards involved and their own personal physical limitations and, if necessary, are responsible for seeking a doctor’s advice prior to participation. If there are any medical reasons preventing a student from full participation in the training program or any other event, this will be communicated to the organizer.
Shakti Dance Academy and its agents assume no responsibility for any losses or damages during any Shakti Dance® Training program.
Not all exercise is suitable for everyone and this or any exercise program could result in injury. Consult your doctor before embarking on this or any exercise program. To reduce the risk injury, never force or strain. We encourage you to always take care when determining your ability to do the exercises offered in this video, particularly if you have a specific injury or condition. If you feel pain, discomfort or dizziness, do not continue. The instruction herein is not a substitute for medical attention, examination, diagnosis or treatment. Also, there are certain limitations for women who are pregnant or menstruating. The creators, producers, participants and distributors of this program disclaim any liability or loss arising out of, or in connection with the services or exercise and advice herein.
if it is not possible to carry out some modules in live presence due to a national lockdown, or even regional lockdowns that prevent most of the members of the program from participating in live format, the planned live modules will also take place online, without this giving the right to a partial reimbursement of the cost of the training. If it is not possible to conduct the module scheduled for DATE OF THE MODULE in person, these training days will take place online.
General Rule for Missed Training Days during the Level 1 Teacher Training Program
General rule for missed training days during Shakti Dance Teacher Training Level 1:
The missed days must be recuperated in another teacher training or by purchasing the video recording of
that Teacher Training Day. This will then be submitted as an extra certification requirement.
In order to be admitted to the final practical exam, participants can miss a total of only 4 training days.
Otherwise they will not have the necessary experience. These will need to be recuperated as above.
Certificates will not be issued until all modules have been recouped – even if the exam has been passed.
Regulation for Recuperating Missed Training Days
A participant is entitled to attend any missed modules at any future Shakti Dance® Level 1 Teacher
Training, providing they can follow the language (or provided translation) in which it is taught.
A student, having paid the full costs to their original Shakti Dance® Level 1 Teacher Training Program,
may then recuperate up to 6 days of missed modules at another training:
Live Presential Participation in Yoga Center – contributing only €25 per day to the host training
program to cover organisation and seminar-room rental costs,
Online Participation via the Shakti Dance Academy, through Zoom – contributing €33,33 + VAT per
If available in the student’s language, through a Video Recording from the Shakti Dance Academy
(available for 14 days) + homework – contributing €41,67 + VAT per day.
If the student needs to recuperate more than 6 days in a different training, then they will need to pay the
full daily tuition costs of the of host training program to that host program for all the days they attend
that exceed 6 days.
Any further travel or accommodation costs will also need to be paid for by the participant.
Generally, the Shakti Dance® Level 1 Teacher Training and certification should be completed within six
months after the practical exam of the original training.
However, participants may ask in writing for an extension of time to the Affiliate/Organiser of their
original training and the SD Academy Administrator. This time period can be extended for as long as is
necessary, but the Academy does not take responsibility for following up on the student’s progress.
If the agreed extended time limit is exceeded without further written notification on the part of the
student, then the student will no longer be eligible for certification.
Admission to the Practical Exam
To be admitted to the final practical exam, participants can miss a total of only 6 training days. Otherwise, they will not have the necessary experience. These will need to be recuperated as above. Certificates will not be issued until all training days have been attended and all requisites completed, even if the exam has passed.
Generally, Shakti Dance® Level 1 Teacher Training and Certification must be completed within six months of the original training practice exam.
However, participants can request in writing an extension of time from the Affiliate of their original Training Program and from the Shakti Dance Academy Administrator. This period can be extended for as long as necessary, but the Shakti Dance Academy does not take responsibility for following the student’s progress.
If the agreed time limit is exceeded without further written notification by the student, the student will no longer be entitled to certification.
Temporary Teaching Permit
Trainees that wish to practice teaching Shakti Dance® before receiving Level 1 Shakti Dance®
certification may apply to their Lead Trainer, Program Organizer or Academy Administrator for a
temporary teaching permit. In general, trainees may teach Shakti Dance on a non-professional basis
during the training.
After the practical exam and before receiving certification, students may be given
temporary permission to teach professionally – for no more than six months. If the student has not
certified by then, they no longer have permission to teach Shakti Dance®, until certification is acquired.
The Shakti Dance® trademark and/or logo must always be used in any publicity.
The Tuition Fee for this Training Program includes a subscription for an initial 18-month Membership to
the Shakti Dance® Academy.
All Participants of this Training Program become Trainee Members of the
Shakti Dance® Academy for the duration of the Training or up to 12-months after the subscription.
All Academic Members of the Academy are eligible to access the Reserved Area of the Shakti Dance®
Academy website. After this initial subscription, Academic Membership will be renewed on a yearly basis.
Qualified Shakti Dance® Teachers that are members of the Shakti Dance® Academy will be listed in, and
p r o m o t e d t h r o u g h t h e “ T e a c h e r s ’ D i r e c t o r y ” o f t h e S h a k t i D a n c e w e b s i t e
They will also be eligible to access the Reserved Area of the Shakti
Dance® Academy website.
Certified Shakti Dance® Teachers who enrol as Members of the Shakti Dance® Academy may be granted
authorization to access and to use the Academy’s promotional material.
Trademarks and Copyrights
“Shakti Dance®” is a registered international trademark of Sara Olivier, the founding creator of the
Shakti Dance® Discipline, and the Shakti Dance® Endowment Ltd.
Shakti Dance Academy LLP, through its London administrative office, has the exclusive right and
responsibilities to promote and protect the Shakti Dance® trademark and copyrights. The right to use
and promote the Shakti Dance® Discipline with the Shakti Dance® trademark, is granted to certified
Shakti Dance® Teachers, certified Shakti Dance® Trainers and Shakti Dance® Training Organizers as
per the Guidelines.
Use of Shakti Dance® Trademark
Use of Shakti Dance® Trademark:
The right to teach and create publicity under the trademarked name Shakti Dance® is acquired by
gaining validated certification as a Shakti Dance® Level 1 Teacher and by signing and abiding by the
Shakti Dance® Teacher’s Code of Ethics.
A Shakti Dance® Teacher, with validated certification, who upholds the Teacher’s Code of Ethics,
automatically gains the right to teach and share with students, under the name of Shakti Dance® –
through direct “real-life” contact only – the knowledge, skills, techniques and copyrighted Shakti Dance
Method© acquired in the Shakti Dance® Teacher Training Program, through which that Teacher has
To share such Shakti Dance® teachings through audio-visual media, e.g. online or indirect audio-visual
(pre-recorded) teaching, a teacher needs to be authorized by, gain approval and copyright agreement for
their productions from Shakti Dance® Academy. The collection of these Teachers’ royalties will be used
to promote charitable causes.
The Training Materials and the Shakti Dance Method® are protected by copyright in the name of Sara
Include Training Manuals and Teaching Videos provided for the Shakti Dance® Teacher Training
A printed copy of the Shakti Dance Level 1 Teacher Training Manual© is included in the Tuition Fee for
the Shakti Dance Level 1 Teacher Training Program. The content of the Training Manual is for personal
usage and study only, and is subject to copyright laws. Any reproduction, publishing, hiring or lending in
whole or any part is strictly prohibited.
The Level 1 Trainee’s Academy Membership grants access to a selection of resources and Training
Materials, in the form of extra documents and non-commercial Shakti Dance Level 1 Teacher Training
Videos©, via online streaming in the Reserved Area of the Academy website for Level 1 Trainees.
Teacher Training Videos© provided on the Reserved Areas are for personal usage and study only, and
are subject to copyright laws. Any reproduction, publishing, hiring, lending or performance in whole or
any part is strictly prohibited.
If the Academy Level 1 Trainee Membership fee has not already been included, then it must be added to
the Training Program Tuition Fee in order to access the necessary online Training Materials.
Tuition payment for the Shakti Dance Level 1 Teacher Training Program does not grant the right to
record and/or own audio-video of any of the intellectual property of the training content shared during
the program. No videos should be taken of the Training Program Content by the Trainees during any
Teacher Training Programs, without express permission of the Shakti Dance Academy.
Methods: The Shakti Dance® Method includes the modalities of form and content of the practice of
Shakti Dance®, including each unique phase and their specific 8-Phase combination in a Practice
Session, as well as Shakti Dance® Teaching Methods. These Methods are sovereign, copyrighted
intellectual property. They can only be taught under the auspices of the Shakti Dance Academy.
Publicity: Every type of marketing, promotion or publicity must carry the Shakti Dance® trademark as per the guidelines.
Audio-Video: All Shakti Dance audio, videos or broadcasting must be approved and authorized by the
Shakti Dance Academy before publication. They must be produced according to the guidelines and
always carry ® or TM and Copyright information.
Specializations: The practice of Shakti Dance® embraces a wide spectrum of themes. Certified Shakti
Dance® Teachers with special skills are encouraged to collaborate with Shakti Dance Academy, and,
with the Academy’s authorization, to extend and deepen the Academy’s Curricula.
In this way, specific branches of Shakti Dance® with Specialized Shakti Dance® Training Programs may be co-developed.
Any professional or commercial use of Shakti Dance® methods or techniques, in whole or part by
certified Shakti Dance® Teachers, in any context – including in conjunction with other disciplines, or in
specialized modalities – should be recognized and accredited, carrying the Shakti Dance® trademark in
all forms of promotion or publicity.
Production of Shakti Dance Videos
a. Approved Promotional Videos of Shakti Dance®
A Certified Shakti Dance® Teacher, has the right to create and publish Approved Promotional Videos of Shakti Dance® to promote their Shakti Dance® courses, workshops, intensives, authorized trainings and initiatives. Approval for the publication of Promotional Videos must be granted by the Shakti Dance® Academy, by fulfilling the Academy’s requisites and standards, before freely publishing and distributing a Promotional Video of Shakti Dance®.
Promotional Shakti Dance® Videos must only show short excerpts of exercises. They should not clearly demonstrate whole exercises or sequences of exercises or movement choreographies as practiced in the discipline of Shakti Dance®.
b. Approved Teaching Videos of Shakti Dance®.
Advanced Certified Shakti Dance® Teachers & Trainers, authorized by Shakti Dance® Academy have the right to create Approved Teaching Videos of Shakti Dance®. Requisites are given, and approval granted with copyright agreement, to such Authorized Teachers by the Shakti Dance® Academy. Teaching videos are only to be distributed in accordance with terms agreed with Shakti Dance® Academy.
Definition of Teaching Videos: These consist of the clear demonstration of specific Exercises, Exercise Sequences, or Movement Choreographies pertaining to any of the Phases of Shakti Dance®. The demonstration of the above elements are done in such a way that the general public are able to follow and acquire the content of the video, experiencing the effects of the given Shakti Exercises or Sequence of Exercises.
c. Celestial Communications and/or Mantric Choreographies
A Certified Shakti Dance Teacher, has the permission to create Celestial Communications and/or Mantric Choreographies according to the Shakti Dance® Method©, providing that credit is given to the Shakti Dance® Method©. These may be published privately to a limited audience (e.g Facebook Friends only).
Only those Celestial Communications and/or Mantric Choreographies, created according to the Shakti Dance® Method© that have been approved by the Shakti Dance® Academy can be publicly published. Approval is granted when the requisites and standards issued by the Shakti Dance® Academy for the filming of such Movement Meditation Choreographies have been met.
No Celestial Communications and/or Mantric Choreographies created by Sara Avtar Olivier or any other Certified Shakti Dance Teacher should be videoed or published without the express permission of their creator.
is kept private and is not shared with anyone, except parties who assist the Academy in operating its
website, conducting its business, or serving its users, so long as those parties agree to keep this
Shakti Dance Academy and its agents do not accept any responsibility for injuries suffered during any
Shakti Dance® Training program or while practicing the techniques of Shakti Dance®. Every participant
must be fully aware of the risks and hazards involved and their own personal physical limitations and, if
necessary, are responsible for seeking a doctor’s advice prior to participation. If there are any medical
reasons preventing a student from full participation in the training program, this will be communicated to
Shakti Dance Academy and its agents assume no responsibility for any losses or damages during any
Shakti Dance® Training program.
Non Discrimination Principle
Shakti Dance Academy makes no discrimination on the basis of race, gender, nationality, religious
denomination, age, sexual orientation or social class.
These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English Law. The parties irrevocably
agree that the Courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute which may arise
out of, or under or in connection with the Contract of these Terms and Conditions, rules or regulations, or
which may arise through the legal relationship established between the parties and for those purposes.
All such disputes shall be irrevocably submitted to the jurisdiction of the English Courts.