Our Rationale

We work hard to create great retreats and workshops; to be fair with our hotels, staff, and other suppliers; and to provide excellent service to our participants. Our deposit, cancellation, and supplement policies are designed to accommodate everyone’s needs: our suppliers’ our participants’, and ours. Please click to read the information on travel insurance (and why we highly recommend you get it). Thank you in advance for understanding.

Deposits & Payments

Registering for a retreat or workshop requires a $900 deposit payable by check, or credit card via Paypal, Quickpay, or other safe money transfer service, or bank transfer. For most retreats, the remaining amount due must be paid by check or bank transfer 90 days prior to the start of the retreat, unless otherwise noted on your specific retreat’s booking information.

If you wish to pay the remaining balance by credit card there will be a 3% fee applied to cover the costs.

Please note we reserve the right to treat your reservation as canceled if your final payment is not made when due.

If you sign up for a trip 90 days or less before the departure date, the entire trip price is due – payable by check, bank transfer, or credit card with 3% additional charge applied.

All Retreats and Workshops Cancellation Policy

Deposits are refundable if retreat/workshop sells out and you/we find someone to take your spot, a refund will be given (less a $150 administration fee.) 

Deposits are transferable to another attendee, minus a $150 re-booking fee.

All fees paid (minus deposit) are refundable up to 90 days before start of event,  IF the retreat sells out AND we/you find someone to take your spot.

We are sorry, but injury or illness are not exceptions to the above terms. This is why we highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance. (please see below for more information.)

If you pre-registered to hold your space, your balance must be paid in full 90 days before start of your retreat, or by the date specified on your retreat page, if different. All registrations received within 90 days of retreat start must be paid in full at the time of registration.

Please do not ask us to make exceptions. We make decisions based on you signing up in the first place: we assign guides and other supporting staff, we reserve vehicles, hotel room, and pre-pay activities, most (or all) of which costs are not refundable to us. Our retreats are often full and a cancellation often means we have lost the opportunity to give your spot to someone else. Remember you have the option to get travel insurance and if you choose not to purchase this, you are taking a risk. We reserve the right to cancel a retreat/workshop but in this case you will receive a full refund.

It is highly recommended that you purchase travel insurance to protect your investment and your health and well-being. We recommend that you purchase your trip insurance when you book your retreat or enroll in your course. Read more about travel insurance.

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Event Cancellation: In the unlikely event the program is canceled, all payments will be refunded. Personal expenses including travel expenditures will not be reimbursed, and are considered each individual's own liability.  In the highly unlikely case of event cancellation, a refund of all payments received by Julia Ingersoll shall constitute full and final settlement.