Terms & conditions and privacy policy

Terms & conditionsPrivacy policy






Terms & Conditions

By signing up for & attending one of our 5Rhythms classes or workshops, you accept the following terms & conditions.

Attendance at your own risk

All participants attend our 5Rhythms classes and workshops fully at their own risk. We recommend taking your own insurance to cover for possible injuries. Each person is also fully responsible for their own material belongings (clothing, glasses, etc).

5Rhythms is not therapy and does not replace therapy with a licensed therapist. Each person attending a class or workshop is expected to be able to support themselves through possible emotional processes that may arise.

By using this website you also agree to respect the copyrights of this website and all its content.



Karoliina Valontaival (VAT number FI27978535), later “webshop”, sells tickets to 5Rhythms dance classes and workshops as well as gift cards through the webshop. Tickets are available for purchase for both individuals and companies from all countries. All prices are stated inclusive of VAT. We reserve the right to make changes to these terms and conditions, prices as well as the courses we offer (timetables, venue, and teacher).

Contact details of the webshop:

Email: karoliina (at) valontaival (dot) com
Telephone: +358 50 567 3720
Postal address: Orioninkatu 13-15 C31, 00550 Helsinki, Finland


You can register and pay for a course either via the shop page or through the events calendar and event page of the course you wish to attend. Choose the ticket type you prefer and add it to your shopping cart. You may register for several different events at once, or buy several tickets for the same event; however if registering attendees other than yourself, give their names and email addresses in the “additional info” field during checkout. You confirm your place in the course by completing your purchase through the checkout page. All registrations are binding. By registering for the course you accept the terms & conditions, prices and terms of cancellation. You will receive an order confirmation by email. Please check your spam box and any email filters if you do not receive your confirmation. If you signed up for a workshop, you will receive a welcome letter about one week before the start of the workshop.


Bambora PayForm

Bambora PayForm (Paybyway Oy, business-id FI24865594) is the payment facilitator of the online shop. The Paybyway Oy is a payment facilitator authorized by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Finland. The payment process is conducted in the online service of the Bambora. Bambora or Paybyway Oy is shown as the payment received in the bank account listing and in the invoice. Paying with Bambora is safe. All information is exchanged through secured connections.

The trade happens between the online customer and the online shop. The online shop is responsible for all obligations related to the trade.

Read more about Bambora: https://www.bambora.com

Other payment facilitators / payment options:

  • Checkout Oy (Finnish internet banks, all major credit and debit cards)
  • Stripe (credit and debit cards)
  • Bank transfers



With Bambora PayForm you can pay your order by an internet banking account, a wallet, a payment card (credit/debit), an invoice or a partial payment. The following methods of payment are supported: Osuuspankki, Nordea, Danske Bank, Oma Säästöpankki, Säästöpankki, Aktia, Paikallisosuuspankit, S-Pankki, Handelsbanken, Ålandsbanken, MobilePay, Visa-, Visa Debit-, Visa Electron- and MasterCard- and Debit MasterCard payment cards.

MobilePay: You can pay with your MobilePay wallet if you have allowed online payments in the settings of the MobilePay application. Payment via MobilePay takes place directly from the payment card linked to MobilePay. If charging the payment from the linked card fails, MobilePay can not be used in the online shop.

Contact Bambora PayForm

Bambora PayForm, Paybyway Oy (business-id FI24865594)
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +358 29 300 5050 (workdays 9-16)
Address: Laserkatu 6, 53850 Lappeenranta, Finland



When you have registered and paid for your course, your place has been confirmed. A warm welcome to join us in the dance!

The venue and timetables of each course is outlined in the event page. We will do our utmost to stick to them, but unfortunately sometimes (rarely) it happens that we must make changes. We reserve the right to make amendments to the course venue, timetables, and teacher if it is absolutely necessary, and we will inform all participants as soon as we can.

If you are a student or you are unemployed and you bought a discounted ticket for a weekly class, please show your student / unemployed ID at the door upon arrival.

If you made your order less than 12 h before the start of the course, please show your payment receipt at the door.

Class cards for weekly classes: you will receive your class card at the door when you arrive for your first class. Keep your card safe – we will not replace or refund lost cards.



See below for terms of cancellation.

Terms of cancellation

Weekly classes

Single class payments: A single class ticket is valid for 1 month from the purchase date. No refunds, transfers, or exchanges are possible. Please show your receipt of payment at the door, as well as your student ID or unemployment certificate if you are eligible for the discounted price.

Class cards: You will receive your class card at the door by showing your payment receipt. Class cards may be used for classes on both Tuesdays and Thursdays. Each class card is for personal use only. The class card is non-refundable, non-transferable and non-exchangeable. It is valid for one term (spring term until the end of june and autumn term until the end of december). In force majeure cases like injury or illness, we may upon agreement extend the duration of the class card (but this must be discussed before the expiry date of the card and you must also show a doctor’s certificate/note). Keep your card safe – we will not replace or refund lost cards.

Weekend workshops

Registrations are binding. We charge a cancellation fee and the amount depends on how long before the workshop you cancel your place. 

  • Please make your cancellation in writing by emailing Karoliina: karoliina (at) valontaival (dot) com. In the subject of your email, please mention the name of the workshop as well as “cancellation” to make it easier for Karoliina to find your email.
  • Please give us all the necessary bank account details for the refund (IBAN & BIC for EU residents)

If you cancel your place:

  • OPTION 1: get a partial refund (see below)
  • OPTION 2: have someone fill in for you

OPTION 1: Cancelling and getting a refund

  • At the latest by 3 weeks before the workshop: we charge a 50€ cancellation fee and the rest of the payment will be refunded into the account you specify
  • At the latest by 2 weeks before the workshop: we will charge 50% of the workshop price and refund the rest into your account
  • Less than 2 weeks before the workshop: no refunds given. Exception: in the force majeure cases of injury or illness (whereby we will charge a 50€ cancellation fee and refund the rest of the course price if you cancel at the latest 24 h before the workshop starts. We will need a doctor’s note)

OPTION 2: Naming a replacement

  • YES it is possible to have someone fill in for you. Please tell us their name (by 1 day before the workshop begins) and you can sort out the payment for the workshop between the two of you. We will not charge a fee for this, nor will we refund money.


NOTE! If changes are made to the course (venue, timetables, teacher), we will endeavour to notify participants via email as soon as possible. If the course has to be cancelled by either the teacher or the producer, participants will receive a full refund (except for any additional payment type fees incurred at checkout).


Workshops (longer than 3 days), retreats and other special courses
  • Please refer to the event page for relevant terms of cancellation




Privacy policy

Your privacy is very important to us and we will do our utmost to uphold security on this site (and offline) to protect your personal information

What am I giving permission to?

By using Karoliina Valontaival’s website you are giving permission to gathering your personal information and using it as outlined below. If you have any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, the website, or your user experience regarding the website, please contact us through the contact form.

Who is collecting my information?

The following privacy policy is for the website www.valontaival.com. The website also uses third-party applications (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Google, Paypal) for sharing content on social media as well as for logging in (to avoid having to have a new set of login information, i.e. password and username, users may opt to login via a selected social media network). All of these third-party sites have their own privacy policies which may differ from ours and we take no responsibility for third-party privacy policies. Please refer to the respective website of each provider for their privacy policy statement. All payments in the online shop go through Checkout, a payment service gateway. Checkout also has its own privacy policy.


Eija Malla Karoliina Valontaival (tmi)
EU VAT registration number: FI27978535
Website: www.valontaival.com

What information is collected and what it’s used for

We will ask for some personal information, including:

a) name
b) email address
c) postal address
d) phone number

We will ask for this information in our contact form, email opt-in form, and online shop.

Use of personal information:

We will use the above personal information to:

a) reserve a place for you in the class or workshop that you registered for

b) for communications: to contact you about your purchase; send you information about the course, workshop, or class of your choice; to inform about any changes or cancellations

c) if you signed up for the email list, we will send you information about upcoming events, offers and discounts, news, and other information and inspiration we believe to be relevant to the content and interesting to you

My account:

When you create an account for this website, you can sign in and view your personal information as well as see your purchase history.

Email list:

We will send you information about upcoming events, offers and discounts, news, and other information and inspiration we believe to be relevant to the content and interesting to you.

We have two email lists (and both are available in both Finnish and English):

  • monthly newsletter (1 email per month)
  • offers, discounts, announcements (0-2 emails per month)

You may change your subscription options or unsubscribe at any time.

The monthly newsletter includes upcoming events (and how to sign up) and inspiring content to juice up your dance and life.

The announcements email list is for special offers, discounts, to remind you of an early bird deadline or promote events. We will not spam you and we will keep email communications to a minimum.

You may register for the email list:

  • separately through an opt-in form
  • in our online shop: when registering for a class or workshop online
  • in class: you may give your email address to us at the door to be added to our email list

You may unsubscribe from the list at any time using the unsubscribe links provided.

Our newsletter service is provided by MailChimp, a third party service. Your details will not be given to or used by MailChimp or anyone else, or for anything else than what you signed up for.


We will not give, rent, or sell your personal details to anyone else. Ever.

We have a SSL-certificate and other security measures in place to ensure a high degree of security and privacy, both for your personal information and for the website in general. We do everything we can to also protect any personal information that may be stored offline. However nothing on the internet is 100% secure, and while we do our best to avoid security breaches, we do not take responsibility for hacks and other security issues or attacks.

Responsibility of the user in upholding the security of the website and their personal information:
  • we require strong passwords
  • don’t give your login information to anyone else
  • change your password from time to time. Keep it secret. Keep it safe.

This website contains links to other third-party websites. We are not responsible for these third-party websites nor their privacy policies.


When you visit this website, cookies may be saved onto your computer. A cookie is a small file that is used for technical purposes to facilitate the use of this website. We use cookies to collect user statistics and to save any settings you may have when you visit this website. Unless otherwise mentioned, we will never use cookies to collect personal data. If you do not accept the use of cookies, you may disable them from your browser, but in this case we then cannot guarantee the full working of this website.

Social media and third party services

We use third party applications and services on this website to:

  • enable you to share content across social media platforms
  • invite friends to our events
  • use the social login option (i.e. use your login details for a specific social media platform to create an account with us)

All of these third party applications have their own privacy policies and ways of collecting personal information, which are not governed by this privacy policy statement.

Online shop:

The payment gateway for our online shop is Checkout. They too have their own privacy policy.

Links to third party websites:

This website may include links to third-party websites. These websites are not within our jurisdiction nor covered by this privacy policy. Please refer to the privacy policy of the respective service before sending any personal information.

Trademarks, logos and copyrights

Logos and trademarks:

A trademark is a word, logo, slogan, color, or shape through which a product or service can be identified and differentiated.

This website uses both Karoliina Valontaival’s own logos and trademarks as well as those of 5Rhythms Global (5rhythms®, Waves, Heartbeat, Cycles, Mirrors, 5Rhythms Sweat). All of these logos and trademarks are the valuable and important property of their respective businesses.

Karoliina Valontaival has a license to use the 5Rhythms® logos and trademarks. She has been trained as a 5Rhythms® Spaceholder and is now in the teacher training.

Unless otherwise specified on this website, all logos, product names, and trademarks are owned by either Karoliina Valontaival or 5Rhythms Global and protected by international law. None of these can be used without the prior consent in writing from the party in question.

Website copyrights and photos:

The copyrights of this website, including all content (documents, text, images, graphics, audiovisuals, and other elements) are the property of Karoliina Valontaival and protected by Finnish and international copyright law. All rights reserved.

The website may have photos and other content (such as music) that are under third-party copyrights.

The website or any part of it (excluding the exception below) may not be reproduced, copied, borrowed, saved, altered or in any other way used for commercial purposes without prior written consent from Karoliina Valontaival. You may not make any changes to this website.

For personal, non-commercial use only: you may read, print, and share content published on this website on the following terms:  you do not alter the content, you state the source of what you share. Do not copy the content of your website and present it as your own. Use the information or content in a way that upholds the integrity and reputation of both the 5Rhythms trademark and Karoliina Valontaival’s work.

For journalists and press releases and other public documents (like news articles): you may use the information and content on this website, provided you mention the source. You may not alter the content. Use the information or content in a way that upholds the integrity and reputation of both the 5Rhythms trademark and Karoliina Valontaival’s work.


We use music in classes, workshops and events and we may also share these on online services such as Mixcloud or Spotify.

Music is such an essential part of the work that we believe we must also protect the copyrights of the artist whose work we use. Karoliina Valontaival has all the appropriate licenses with the local Finnish music copyrights agency, Teosto, for both recording music and playing music publicly. We only play legally-sourced music.


The information contained in this website is for general information purposes only. The information is provided by www.valontaival.com and while we endeavour to keep the information up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the website or the information, products, services, or related graphics contained on the website for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk.

In no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with, the use of this website.

Through this website you are able to link to other websites which are not under the control of www.valontaival.com. We have no control over the nature, content and availability of those sites. The inclusion of any links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorse the views expressed within them.

Every effort is made to keep the website up and running smoothly. However, Karoliina Valontaival takes no responsibility for, and will not be liable for, the website being temporarily unavailable due to technical issues beyond our control nor for any security breaches or attacks (though we do our utmost to prevent them). We reserve the right to modify the website and this privacy policy at any time.

Participating at your own risk:

By participating in classes, courses, or workshops, you agree to attend at your own risk both physically and emotionally and take out your own insurance to cover physical injury or accidents. We are not responsible for any illnesses, physical injuries, or emotional upheavals resulting in the need for psychotherapy. Despite the healing power of the services provided by Karoliina Valontaival, they are not therapy nor do they replace counseling or therapy with a licensed therapist. While dancing, you may also awaken difficult emotions or memories, and going through these is your responsibility and needs to happen with a therapist. You are responsible for your own physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellbeing both during the course, class, or workshop and after it. Attending courses, classes, workshops requires a capacity and ability to meet and process any emotions, memories, or somatic sensations that may arise.

Changes to this privacy policy:

All significant changes to our privacy policy and terms of use in using your personal information will be updated on this page and we will notify you via email.

Privacy policy created on June 7 2017
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