HATHA YOGA SYDNEY
Summer in Portugal Yoga Retreat
2-9 July 2020
Nature of Trip
This trip is yoga-based, so participants are strongly encouraged to attend the yoga offerings provided and to approach the trip with a spirit of openness and adventure.
The following is included in your Summer in Portugal Yoga Retreat Experience:
Daily classes consist of an early morning, mid-morning yoga class and an afternoon Meditation/Restorative/Yoga Nidra experience. All classes are suitable for students of all levels of experience. On two of the retreat days there will be no midday class as we will have the option of visiting local villages, towns, UNESCO sites.
There will be a varied range of accommodation available. There is a quadruple room (single beds) with en suite, double bedrooms (with 2 single or double bed option) and en suite bathroom, and also a luxurious single (or double) accommodation option with kitchen, relaxation space and bathroom.
Vegetarian breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included in your retreat package. Meals will begin with dinner on Thursday 2 July 2020 and will finish with breakfast on Thursday 9 July 2020.
Participants with food allergies will need to advise Hatha Yoga Sydney on registration so arrangements can be made to accommodate special dietary needs.
Your airport transfers to and from Porto to D’Alijo retreat centre are also included in your retreat package. Arrival into Porto will need to be around midday on Thursday 2 July 2020, arriving no later than 1PM, so the shuttle bus can take us to the retreat centre together. We will be departing the retreat centre after breakfast on Thursday 9 July 2020, around 10am, so please be mindful of not booking any flights before midday, so that there is no one needing to travel separately to the airport to catch flights. Please discuss with me if this is not a viable option and you need to travel earlier. It is a one hour trip to the retreat centre from Porto airport.
– One 1-hour massage
– All yoga props and towels
Retreat Price does NOT include:
Return airfare from Australia to Portugal
Meals in transit or outside of Retreat dates
Health & travel insurance
Extras & Excursions
Booking and Payment
A $900 (non-refundable) deposit is required at the time of registration to secure your place.
The balance of the payment is due on or before 15 May 2020. If the balance is not received by this time, your booking may be forfeited subject to the cancellation policy outlined below.
Refund and Cancellation policy
It is your responsibility to read and understand the Cancellation Policy before making a reservation. Of course, no one registers with the intention of cancelling or postponing their retreat, but unexpected things do happen, so travel cancellation insurance is recommended once you have made your reservation.
If you are no longer able to attend the retreat, the following cancellation policy guidelines will be applied to the Retreat fee by Hatha Yoga Sydney:
• If your position can be filled by another participant before the commencement of the Retreat, the Retreat fee will be refunded, less an administration fee of $200.
• If Hatha Yoga Sydney is unable to fill the position caused by your cancellation:
– the deposit required to place your booking will not be refunded and the remaining portion of the Retreat fee can be credited toward another retreat to take place within an 18-month time frame from the commencement date of the retreat or can be transferred to another participant for them to use on another retreat within the same time frame.
• If you cancel 22 – 60 days before the Retreat start date, 40% of your Retreat fee can be applied to another retreat. You will forfeit 60% of the Retreat fee.
• If you cancel 21 days or within 21 days before the Retreat start date, you will forfeit the Retreat fee.
The cancellation policy for this Retreat is a genuine pre-estimate of my losses based upon the notice period of cancellation, my attempts to find a replacement person and my reasonable costs if Hatha Yoga Sydney is unable to do so.
Hatha Yoga Sydney reserves the right to cancel the Retreat prior to departure. If such cancellation is NOT due to circumstances beyond the control of Hatha Yoga Sydney, you may transfer your full Retreat payment to another retreat, or you may request a refund of payment. However, no compensation or refund will be made if cancellation arises before or during the trip from circumstances beyond our and/or our suppliers’ control (force majeure) such as war, strife, civil disobedience, strikes, terrorist activity, adverse weather conditions, fire, natural disasters, etc., unless Hatha Yoga Sydney is able to recover any related sums.
In the event of cancellation arising from circumstances beyond our control, trip-related sums
recovered by Hatha Yoga Sydney will be distributed equitably to the participants after Hatha Yoga Sydney deducts all out-of- pocket costs and related expenses, constituting a settlement with you.
Hatha Yoga Sydney is not responsible for expenses, including but not limited to lodging, meals and transportation, incurred for delays and/or detainments beyond the trip itinerary as a result of
circumstances beyond our and/or our suppliers’ control as stated above.
It is recommended that participants purchase their own trip/travel cancellation insurance as stated earlier.
If the participant leaves the Retreat prior to its completion, refunds will not be made for the unused portion of the Retreat. There will be no refunds or credit for any excursion, meal, yoga class or other activity that the participant misses or decides not to participate in for any reason.
Each participant is responsible for checking with their current health insurance provider and insuring that they have adequate medical coverage. Participants will be asked to provide a medical history prior to departure from Australia for review, including any current injuries or pre-existing conditions, as well as an emergency contact name and telephone number.
Hatha Yoga Sydney reserves the right to refuse acceptance of your deposit to participate in the Retreat based on the medical information provided. Should this occur, you will be informed and all monies will be refunded in full. Participants must carry their insurance documentation with them at all times during the duration of their stay in Portugal.
Hatha Yoga Sydney will at times be photographing and/or videotaping the Retreat. Hatha Yoga Sydney wishes to use such photographs/videos in its advertising, displays, publicity materials, and publications. Participants are deemed to have consented to Hatha Yoga Sydney and Ondine Savage using such images of you. However, if you prefer not to appear in any of the images/footage, please inform Ondine Savage prior to the commencement of the Retreat.
I agree that Hatha Yoga Sydney and its representatives, except for their gross negligence or willful misconduct, shall not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may be occasioned for any reason to me, including, but not limited to any defect in a vehicle, the acts or default of any company or person engaged in conveying a participant, acts of God, terrorism, acts of war, or detention; delays or expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, civil disturbances, government restrictions or regulations, accidents by aircraft, boat, bicycle or motor vehicle, or in any restaurant or accommodation; failure of any means of transportation to arrive or depart as scheduled or changes in transit, or villa services; missed airline or other transportation connections; or for additional expenses resulting from changes in exchange rates, tariffs, or itinerary.
The participant agrees to assume any risks associated with the Retreat and agrees no liability will be attached to Hatha Yoga Sydney, its employees or agents.
By paying the deposit, the participant releases Hatha Yoga Sydney and its representatives from any such responsibility or liability.
It is therefore suggested participants purchase their own cancellation, property damage (including luggage), and accident insurance.
Acknowledgement & Acceptance
I have read the above Terms and Conditions and understand the information pertaining to the “Summer in Portugal Yoga Retreat”. I am aware I must be covered by my own travel insurance appropriate to the activity in order to participate in this Yoga Retreat and will not hold Hatha Yoga Sydney or Ondine Savage responsible.