Terms & Conditions
Please read these fully before paying a deposit and/or booking any retreat with us. We like everyone karma clean, and we believe the best way to do this is by being clear from the beginning. Namaste!
Please note that because Niyama Yoga Retreats are limited to a number of attendees to allow for a more personable experience, our cancellation policy is in place to help guests and us alike work together sharing expenses that may arise from unexpected cancellations.
Event deposits are NON-REFUNDABLE. Deposits (minus $100 USD relisting fee) are transferable to another attendee found and assigned by the original attendee.
Final Balance is due 90 days (3 months/12 weeks) prior to retreat departure date unless noted
Prior to 90 Days of Retreat departure date a refund in the amount of 50% will be issued if you need to cancel the trip
After 90 Days prior to retreat departure date no refunds will be issued
60 days prior to retreat departure date you can transfer 50% of total retreat cost to another future retreat with Niyama Yoga to be used in the next 12 months
After 60 days prior to retreat departure date no transfers nor refunds will be issued
No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur, so please consider purchasing travel insurance (www.allianztravelinsurance.com). It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policies. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat, or for arriving late or leaving early.
We recommend that you purchase your own travel insurance. We encourage you to purchase trip cancellation insurance in order that your trip fees will be covered should you or your family have a medical problem prior to your trip or while on the trip. Trip insurance should also be purchased to cover medical expenses in the event you have an accident while on the retreat. Most travel insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation. We also recommend purchasing Covid related travel insurance.
Although in over ten years of operation, this has never happened, we do reserve the right to cancel retreats with inadequate participant interest, in which case all money paid to Niyama Yoga Retreats will be refunded. Notification of cancellation for this reason will occur at least 1 month prior to retreat start date. Niyama Yoga Retreats cannot be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.
Travel Insurance Link: www.allianztravelinsurance.com/
COVID TRAVEL UPDATE
Please note that if the retreat has to be postponed based on border closures then a credit for a guests’ hold deposit will be issued to be used for the postponement date. If the retreat happens as scheduled, but a guest decides not to attend based on any other reason than a country's border closure, then the regular cancellation policy (stated above) will be maintained.
If travel around the world is still being disrupted as the retreat nears, the final balance due date will be postponed until a final decision is made at the 1-month mark before the start date.
COVID-19 / Infectious Disease
Amidst the current developments surrounding communicable diseases, you acknowledge that on arrival to a Niyama Yoga Retreats event you are affirming that you are healthy and that you do not present an increased risk due to COVID-19 or other infectious diseases.
All participants must test negative within 72 hours of retreat and show proof of negative test results on arrival. If you are suffering from symptoms of a communicable disease or are unsure of your health, please consult with your doctor and we urge you not to attend the retreat.
If for some reason you or someone else should contract Covid 19 while on retreat. Niyama Yoga Retreats and all persons involved in retreats (hereinafter referred to as "AGENTS") will not be held responsible for any medical/travel expenses or inconveniences caused by early departures, interruption of retreat, change of schedule early termination.
Niyama Yoga Retreats and all persons involved in retreats (hereinafter referred to as "AGENTS") act only in capacity as AGENTS for the participant in all matters connected with travel, sight-seeing journeys and transportation, and as AGENTS hold themselves free of responsibility for any damage occasioned by any cause. AGENTS will not be responsible for any damages or expenses or inconveniences caused by late departures or change of schedule, strikes or to their conditions, nor will be responsible for loss or damage to baggage or any of the participant's belongings. All prices quoted are correct at time of printing, include the cost of operation of the journeys, and are subject to currency changes.
AGENTS shall not be responsible for personal injury, death, accident, delay, loss, damage, irregularity or property damage as a result of force majeure or for any other losses or damages incurred by any person or journey participants caused by any delay or change of itinerary or arising out of any act, including, but not limited to, any act of negligence, any person acting for or on behalf of AGENTS for transportation, accommodation or sight-seeing provider or any other person or entity rendering any of these services or accommodations being offered in connection with this journey. This agreement supersedes all previous oral or written communications, representations, or agreements between the parties.
Participants assume the risk involved when participating in yoga, foreign travel, and any and all activities and/or pursuits voluntarily undertaken while participating in the retreat. Participants agree that any and all disputes between Participants and Niyama Yoga Retreats shall be governed by New Jersey law. Participants agree to mediate any and all disputes prior to the institution of any litigation. In the event of any litigation between the Parties to this agreement involving their respective rights or obligations, such litigation shall take place in Roseland, New Jersey and the prevailing party shall be entitled to recovery of reasonable attorney's fees and court costs of litigation. In regard to the stay during the yoga retreat, AGENTS will provide safe, careful instruction and safe premises, but ask that each participant take personal responsibility for their own self-care and (in the unlikely case) for any injuries incurred during retreat. Modifications are given to students with specific needs. If participants are unsure of their physical ability due to previous injuries, they should seek the advice of a healthcare practitioner beforehand.
AFFIRMATION OF HEALTH
By booking a Niyama Yoga Retreat and by participating in any activities there in, you affirm that you have sought medical advice or else are certain that your health and fitness levels are sufficient to participate in advanced level yoga. meditation and hiking, including in heated conditions.
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