DDP YOGA Instructor Agreement


DDP YOGA / DDPY Instructor Agreement


The following terms and conditions apply to any individual who has applied and qualified as a DDPY / DDP YOGA Certified Instructor (“Instructor”). Hereafter referred to as DDPY Instructor or Instructor.


Violation of these terms and/or trademark may result in the termination of one’s certification and/or legal action.


Now therefore, in consideration of the foregoing premises and the mutual promises hereinafter set forth, the parties agree as follows: 

Terms & Conditions

1. You, acknowledge and agree that DDP YOGA, Inc, also known DDPY, DDP Training Group LLC and any related entities (collectively DDP YOGA) is and at all times will be the sole owner of all trademarks, trade names, trade sayings, logos, and any proprietary information used in conjunction with the DDP YOGA fitness program and its related products, services, and images (the ‘DDP YOGA IP’). The DDP YOGA IP includes, but is not limited to, the IP listed on the attachment, Exhibit A.

2. DDPY Instructors’ Code of Ethics

DDPY Instructors have the unique opportunity of representing DDP YOGA, our vision, our products and services in the community at large. For this reason, we expect that DDPY Instructors will uphold the standards of DDP YOGA and that each Instructor will serve as an ambassador of our mission and the DDP YOGA brand.

  • As a DDPY Instructor, I will conduct myself ethically, with integrity and at the highest professional level.
  • I will not dilute, damage, communicate negatively or diminish the reputation of DDP YOGA or other DDPY Instructors.
  • I will not engage in any deceptive, unlawful, or unethical practices or otherwise promote any other conduct which may be detrimental to or reflect poorly on myself, my fellow DDPY Instructors or DDP YOGA.
  • I will only teach DDPY classes that are in accordance with my DDPY certification level. Current instructor level certifications, training documents and video are listed at DDPYOGAcertification.com. Any teaching that deviates from what is listed on this website must first have prior written consent from DDP YOGA


  1. At Instructors own expense, instructors will obtain and keep current, CPR/First Aid certification, while teaching DDPY. A copy of this certification must be sent to DDP YOGA annually.


  1. At Instructors own expense, instructors must carry general liability insurance and keep insurance current, while teaching DDPY. A copy of insurance must be sent to DDP YOGA annually.


  1. Only current, certified DDPY Instructors, in good standing, may list their DDPY Level 1 or 2 Certificate on social media, stationary, websites, business cards, and other materials as follows: DDP YOGA or DDPY Level 1 Instructor.


  1. You must not sell, distribute, copy, alter or otherwise reproduce any Instructor resources or any other recordings, literature, or material provided to you by DDP YOGA. You must not use any Instructor resources or any other recordings, literature or materials provided by DDP YOGA for any purpose other than conducting DDPY classes in accordance with this agreement.


  1. Trademark Notice and Usage: Your own company name(s) may not include DDP, DDP YOGA, DDPY or any variation in the title. It is ok to say your company offers DDP YOGA / DDPY classes.


  1. Instructors are prohibited from registering domains that contain DDP, DDPY YOGA or DDPY including and typo variations of DDPYOGA or DDPY.


  1. Instructors must follow the editorial guidelines of each search engine they use in connection with DDP Yoga.


  1. Absolutely no DDP YOGA or DDPY logos are to be used, without DDP YOGA’s prior written consent, to manufacture and sell products such as clothing or other merchandise.


  1. Instructors may only teach live virtual (via online streaming) DDPY classes on a DDP YOGA owned platform (web, mobile app or otherwise), and may not teach DDPY on any platform (website, mobile app or otherwise) that DDP YOGA deems a competitor.  


  1. Instructors are strictly prohibited from distributing any pre-recorded DDPY workouts for profit or otherwise. This applies to physical copies as well as on any digital platform.


  1. Instructors may not use trademarked recognizable as DDP YOGA / DDPY specific movements, positions, nomenclature, or otherwise under the guise of another workout name or as generic “Yoga’” class.


  1. When using email marketing, Instructors must maintain compliance with the “can spam” act. Instructors who operate editorial publications must also comply with rules from the FTC when they are endorsing or recommending DDPY. Disclosure is required if the website is a compensated affiliate.


  1. If you, Instructor, has successfully completed the DDPY Level 1 Certification and remains in compliance with the terms and conditions of this agreement and any applicable laws, rules and regulations Instructor may (a) name Instructor’s class “DDPY LEVEL 1”, (b) call himself or herself a DDPY Level 1 Instructor and (c) use the words “DDPY LEVEL 1” on class schedules.


  1. Instructors are prohibited from directly competing with DDP YOGA on specific media properties, keywords, and paid searches. The list of restricted terms includes all forms and combinations of DDP YOGA, typos of and variations of DDP YOGA that include ‘.com’ or typos of that such as; DDP, DDP YOGA, DDPYOGA, DDPY, DIAMOND DALLAS PAGE, DALLAS PAGE, DDP. Restricted keywords are subject to change.

    Instructors are prohibited from (a) promoting any offer that has not been explicitly authorized by DDP YOGA, (b) using certain words such as “sale”, “discount”, “xx% off”, “official”, or “free” and (c) copying any DDP YOGA landing website page.

    20. Instructor shall not include any inappropriate content on any website, social media platforms or emails. DDP YOGA reserves the right to require that the Instructor remove any such content from it’s website in DDP YOGA’s sole and absolute discretion.


  1. Instructor shall clearly identify the owner of any website or social media site that it operates, not DDP YOGA.


  1. Instructors acknowledge and agree that they are not employees or joint venturers of DDP YOGA and operate as independent contractors. Instructors are licensees of certain DDP YOGA IP.


  1. DDP YOGA / DDPY certified training centers will be subject to a brand licensing fee.


  1. Instructors are prohibited from issuing press releases, regarding DDP YOGA / DDPY without prior written consent from DDP YOGA.


  1. DDP YOGA shall have the right to immediately terminate this agreement upon written notice to the Instructor in the event of a breach of any of the provisions hereof by Instructor or upon Instructor taking any illegal action or other conduct deemed by DDP YOGA to be detrimental to the DDP YOGA brand.


  1. Upon termination of this agreement, Instructor shall immediately stop conducting DDP YOGA / DDPY classes and cease using all DDP YOGA resources.


  1. Instructor shall not commit any act or fail to act, or otherwise, do anything, which may be reasonably considered under applicable community standards, (i) to be immoral, deceptive, scandalous, or obscene; or (ii) to materially injure, tarnish, damage or negatively affect the reputation and goodwill associated with DDP YOGA.


  1. DDP YOGA reserves the right to update or amend these terms and conditions from time to time. Such amendments will be posted at http://www.ddpyogacertification.com/ddp-yoga-level1-instructor-agreement/. Instructors shall review the terms and conditions from time to time so that they are aware of any changes.


By signing this agreement, I agree to be legally bound to its terms and conditions.



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