Cancellation by Traveler:
If you wish to cancel your booking, you may do so any time up to (and including) 91 days before the trip. In this case, you will receive all amounts paid except for the initial deposit of $750 which is non-refundable. If you cancel your booking at 90 days or less than the scheduled trip start date (or if you fail to show up, or if you leave a trip prior to its completion for any reason, unless planned and agreed upon in advance), then you will not be entitled to any refund.
Cancellation by Namastacey Yoga, LLC:
We reserve the right to cancel any trip or any portion of any trip at any time up to (and including) the 91st day before the scheduled trip start date. In this event, the client will receive a complete refund of all monies paid. In addition, we reserve the right to cancel any trip at any time if, due to natural disaster, political instability or other disruptions and/or events beyond our control (“force majeure events”), the operation of the trip would be unsafe or otherwise unviable. In the event a trip is cancelled due to a force majeure event, the client will receive a refund equal to the monies paid to Namastacey Yoga, LLC less any costs incurred by to Namastacey Yoga, LLC which are not recoverable.
Itineraries and Inclusions
See specific retreat for itinerary and what is and is not included in the cost of the retreat. Itineraries are general plans and are subject to change.
Travel Insurance is strongly recommended.
Assumption of Risk
We are dedicated to providing a safe environment for all participants on our trip. However, you must take responsibility for your own behavior and safety. Furthermore, you understand and assume the risks and hazards inherent in travel and in yoga. These risks and hazards may include, without limitation, delays, injury, illness, death or other unanticipated events, and may be caused by force majeure events, the negligence of our leaders and guides or other persons (including third party operators), the intentional and/or criminal conduct of others or other circumstances. Certain locations are remote and require additional travel time away from city centers and towns; as such, medical attention may not always be readily available or may be of inferior quality compared to what is available at home. Also, you may be visiting places where the political, cultural and geographical environment is very different from where you live, and in some cases, these differences may present increased risks and/or challenges. Certain locations will require third-party waivers to be signed.
The assumption of risk also includes the likely presence of the virus that causes COVID-19, including variants (collectively “COVID-19”). COVID-19 infection rates may be higher and vaccination rates may be lower in trip destinations than your home state or country. Furthermore, the sophistication of available treatments, doctors and hospitals for the treatment of COVID-19 may be impaired. Laws, regulations, customs and policies related to COVID-19 in the destinations where you will travel may be different from your home country.
We use reasonably available information from the U.S. government, applicable foreign governments and reports from our contacts in planning each trip itinerary, and assessing the viability of each trip itinerary as the start date approaches. Some services provided in connection with the trip, including lodging, transportation, food service and local tours and activities are obtained from independent suppliers over whom we have no control. It is your responsibility to acquaint yourself with all available and relevant travel information for your destination and the nature of your itinerary. You acknowledge and agree that your decision to travel is made after having considered this information, and you expressly assume the personal risks involved with such travel.
Limitation of Liability and Release
You acknowledge and agree that Namastacey Yoga, LLC and its affiliates, subsidiaries, members, employees, successors and assigns (collectively, the “NY Parties”) shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, consequential or incidental damage, liability, injury, loss, cost or expense you may incur (including any claim relating to personal injury, illness, death, property damage or loss, delay or other inconvenience) arising out of or by reason of (i) the acts or omissions of any Third Party Operator or (ii) the negligence of any of the NY Parties or (iii) any acts or omissions of any other parties or (iv) force majeure events.
You release the NY Parties from any and all claims, liabilities, losses, expenses, damages, demands, actions, causes of action, lawsuits or sums of money of any kind arising out of, by reason of, resulting from and/or related to any trip you may book and/or participate in; and you understand and acknowledge that you are fully responsible for and expressly assume any and all risks, whether known or unknown, in connection therewith.
I understand that yoga includes physical movements as well as an opportunity for relaxation, stress release, relief of muscular tension, and movement re-education. As is the case with any physical activity, the risk of injury, even serious or disabling, is always present and cannot be entirely eliminated. If I experience any pain or discomfort, I will listen to my body, discontinue the activity, and ask for support from the instructor. I assume full responsibility for any and all damages that may occur through participation in this activity.
Any personal information that we collect about you may be used for any purpose associated with the operation of a trip or to send you marketing material in relation to our events and special offers. The information may be disclosed to our agents, service providers or other suppliers to enable us to operate the trip.
You agree that any dispute relating to your booking, the Traveler Terms & Conditions, the Agreement or any other issues relating to your trip (including any claim you may wish to assert relating to or arising out of your trip) shall be referred to confidential and binding arbitration in Long Beach, California, by arbitrator(s) and pursuant to rules of arbitration subject to the mutual agreement of the parties. If the parties cannot agree on the arbitrator(s) and/or the rules of arbitration, arbitration may be compelled by petition to any court of competent jurisdiction in Sonoma County, California. Any arbitration award shall be rendered in writing and may be entered and shall be fully enforceable as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. The parties expressly waive their right to trial, including trial by jury. Each party shall bear its own attorneys’ fees and costs.
This Agreement (including all bookings and the Traveler Terms & Conditions) shall be governed by the laws of the State of California applicable to contracts entered into and to be wholly performed therein (without giving effect to any conflict of laws principles under California law).
By booking a trip with Namastacey Yoga, LLC, you acknowledge that you have read and understand the Terms & Conditions outlined above, and agree to be bound by those Terms & Conditions.