- Waiver, T&C's and Policies -
TERMS OF SERVICE
It is your responsibility to fully understand the terms and conditions for this training. Please read carefully what is and is not included in your training package and view all encompassing on the website. Should you have questions regarding the terms and conditions, we are available to chat and would be happy to clarify any areas, in advance of signing a contract with us.
PAYMENT TERMS & CANCELLATIONS
All prices are per person. Prices include tuition, three meals per day and accommodation costs only; they do not include airfare to and from the training or ground transportation to and from the resort. Resort gratuities are not included in training price.
Retreat Payment & Deposit
Payments can be made by credit card, pay pal, cash, check, interac e-transfer in Canada, or bank transfer.
Once your non-refundable deposit of 20% of the training cost is made, the remaining balance will then be due no later than 40 days before the training begins. Participants will receive a reminder email one week prior to their due date for the remainder of the payment to be made and again on the day the payment is due. If full payment is not received 39 days before the training start, we reserve the right to cancel your reservation and fill your spot. We will make every effort to avoid this situation by contacting you prior to and on the day of the balance due date.
Strict Cancellation Policy
If you wish to cancel your training, you must notify us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. There are absolutely no refunds on deposits. There are also no refunds on final balances paid 40 days before the training start date. Exceptions to our cancellation policy cannot be made for ANY reason, including weather, terrorism, civil unrest, Zika virus, health changes, personal emergencies or otherwise. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early. Acquiring basic trip insurance will protect you for the full amount paid due to cancellation reasons covered by the policy, such as severe weather or illness, and we strongly encourage recommend getting this to protect yourself further.
To be crystal clear, there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason more than 40 days before the beginning of the retreat, we can not refund your deposit, but we can refund whatever portion of the remaining 80% that you have paid. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving resorts.
Reservations cannot be transferred from one retreat to another.
We reserve the right to make any changes deemed necessary; including, but not limited to: advertised excursions, arranged transportation, advertised meals, etc. We are not responsible for any expenses or damages incurred as a result of training cancellation including preparation costs, airline tickets, travel documents or other expenses. You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damages (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from a training cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes). In the unlikely event that we must cancel a training due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund; it will be depending on receiving a refund from the venue/tour operator we work with. To cover these risks, again, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.
It’s not difficult for tourists to enter Panama, especially those coming on flights from North America or Australia. All foreign nationals need a passport that is valid for at least six months from the date of entry. Tourists must also be able to prove that they have at least US$500—a bank statement, travelers checks, or a credit card usually works. Finally, all travelers entering Panama must have a return or onward ticket out of the country. Citizens of the following countries only need a passport to enter Panama: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Singapore, Taiwan, and the United States. It is important to note, however, that this list can change. Check with your home embassy for the current requirements before traveling.
Purchasing travel insurance
The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase cancelation/interruption insurance. Travel Insurance can protect you in case:
• You cancel your participation in the yoga retreat
• The training is cancelled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip
• Lost baggage or personal items
• Medical expenses and the cost of repatriation should you become ill or injured
Training rates are per person and accommodation is based on double occupancy. If you book a shared room without specified roommate(s), which most of you will, we will do our very best to match you with a well-suited roommate.
Assumption of Risk
I acknowledge that I have voluntarily enrolled to participate in this training. In consideration of feelvana allowing me to participate, I agree to this release of claims, waiver of liability and assumption of risks. On behalf of myself, my heirs, executors, successors, administrators and any other person who may have an interest at common law or by operation of statute, I hereby waive any and all claims I or such parties may have now or in the future. I release from liability feelvana and any teachers, employees, guides, agents or representatives (“the releasees”) for any personal injury, death, property damage or loss or any nature suffered by me as a result of participation in any activity on the retreat. I release from liability feelvana for any cause whatsoever including those arising out of, or in any way connected to or occasioned by the negligence of the releasees.
PHYSICAL TRAINING RELEASE OF LIABILITY
Express Assumption of Risk
I, the undersigned, am aware that there are significant risks involved in physical training, including but not limited to, the physical training inherent to all yoga exercise activities, and that my participation in any such physical training program carries with it the potential for death, injury, and/or property damage. The risks include, but are not limited to, falls which can result in serious injury or death; injury or death due to negligence on the part of myself, my training partner, or other people around me; injury or death due to improper use or failure of equipment; strains and sprains; those risks caused by terrain, facilities, temperature, weather, condition of athletes, equipment, vehicular traffic, actions of other people including, but not limited to, participants, volunteers, spectators, coaches, and trainers and lack of hydration. These risks are not only inherent to physical training and athletics, but are also present for volunteers and spectators. I am aware that any of these above mentioned risks may result in serious injury or death to myself and or my partner(s). I willingly assume full responsibility for the risks that I am exposing myself to and accept full responsibility for any injury or death that may result from participating, volunteering or watching in any physical training, including this yoga program. I realize that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness by the persons or entities being released, from dangerous or defective equipment or property owned, maintained or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault. I acknowledge that I have no physical impairments, injuries, or illnesses that will endanger me or others.
I acknowledge that I am willingly participating in these activities and that I have assumed all risks as described above. In consideration for my being allowed to participate in the activities offered, I, the undersigned hereby release feelvana, their principals, teachers, agents, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions or rights of action, which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with my participation in this activity, including those allegedly attributed to the negligent acts or omissions of the above mentioned parties. This agreement shall be binding upon me, my successors, representatives, heirs, executors, assigns, or transferees. If any portion of this agreement is held invalid, I agree that the remainder of the agreement shall remain in full legal force and effect. If I am signing on behalf of a minor child, I also give full permission for any person connected with the hosting organization to administer first aid deemed necessary, and in case of serious illness or injury, I give permission to call for medical and or surgical care for the child and to transport the child to a medical facility deemed necessary for the well being of the child.
Indemnification: The participant recognizes that there is risk involved in the types of activities offered. Therefore the participant accepts financial responsibility for any injury that the participant may cause either to him/herself or to any other participant due to his/her negligence. Should the above mentioned parties, or anyone acting on their behalf, be required to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to reimburse them for such fees and costs. I further agree to indemnify and hold harmless feelvana and the hosting organization, their principals, agents, employees, and volunteers from liability for the injury or death of any person(s) and damage to property that may result from my negligent or intentional act or omission while participating in activities offered. This includes but is not limited to parks, recreational areas, playgrounds, areas adjacent to main building, and/or any area selected for training.
Permission for Capture and Use
Media is defined as photography, video, written or verbal testimonial, or any other form of capturing likeness. For valuable consideration received, I grant to The Distikrt YTT the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission concerning any captured media that she/he has taken or may take of me or in which I may be included with others, to use, reuse, publish, and republish in whole or in part, individually or in connection with other material, in any and all publishing platforms now or hereafter known, including the Internet, and for any purpose whatsoever, specifically including illustration, promotion, art, editorial, advertising, and trade, without restriction as to alteration; and to use my name in connection with any use if she/he so chooses. I release and discharge feelvana from any and all claims and demands that may arise out of or in connection with the use of the media, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or violation of any right of publicity or privacy. This authorization and release shall also inure to the benefit of the heirs, legal representatives, licensees, and assigns of Photographer, Videographer, Interviewer, Editor, as well as the person(s) for whom he/she captured the media. I am a legally competent adult and have the right to contract in my own name. I have read this document and fully understand its contents. This release shall be binding upon me and my heirs, legal representatives, and assigns.
Release and Waiver of Liability
I hereby agree that I, my assignees, heirs, distributers, guardians, and legal representatives will not make a claim against, sue or attach the property of feelvana, their affiliates, teachers, employees, agents or volunteers or any of their affiliated organizations for injury or damage resulting from acts, howsoever caused, by any employee, agent, or contractor, or any of their affiliated organizations, as a result of my participation in feelvana trainings. I hereby release feelvana, and any of their agents or affiliated organizations from all actions, claims or demands that I, my assigns, heirs, distributers, guardians, and legal representatives now have or may hereafter have for injury, damage, or death resulting from my participation in feelvana trainings.
I am medically, physically, emotionally and in all respects fit and able to participate in feelvana training.
I agree I will be fully and financially responsible for my own physical condition and well-being during the retreat and will follow the safety precautions and instructions prescribed by feelvana.
I acknowledge that feelvana may make suggestions from time to time that are intended to help me and my well-being. However I take ultimate responsibility for my choices and realize that feelvana is not licensed medical provider and that I must consult my doctor.
If I experience pain or discomfort during the training, I will modify feelvana's instruction to suit my individual needs. I will not hold feelvana responsible for any pain or discomfort I experience during or after the training. I understand that the activities offered on this training are not a substitute for medical care. I understand that feelvana is not qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat physical or mental illness.
By agreeing to the terms outlined here and elsewhere on the feelvana website I hereby release and discharge my rights and claims for damages or liabilities that may occur as a result of participation on a feelvana training.