Terms and Conditions for Retreats 

1 (a) The term ‘Nurturing Birth’ or ‘us’ or ‘we’ refers to the owner of the company. The term ‘you’ or 'I' refers to the doula or guest or user or viewer of our website and/or services. The terms 'retreat' or 'workshop' or 'holiday' refers to all aspects of the services on offer, to include, but not be limited to, classes, accommodation and activities. 

2 Booking procedure

(a) On making a booking with us, each person accepts the terms of these booking conditions.

(b) Payment is by PayPal or bank transfer on completion of the booking form. Your place is not confirmed until full payment has been received.

(c) As per Trading Standards, a full refund is available 14 days from receipt of initial payment.

(d) Beyond 14 days you may request a refund if the retreat is fully booked and someone else can fill your space. A refund in this case will be minus an admin fee of £20 to cover costs.

(e) We reserve the right to reduce the price of the retreat or run special offers at any time. Once you have made your booking and paid your deposit these price changes will not apply to you.

(f) Optional accommodation, trips or treatments booked locally are not our responsibility and are at your own risk and cost.

3 Cancellation policy

(a) Once the retreat has commenced, no refund or part refund or unused portion of your retreat will be repaid in the event of cancellation by you.

(b) In the unlikely event that the retreat is cancelled by either party, there will be no refund or compensation available from us for your travel costs or other associated costs.

(c) We reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel the retreat, in which case we will offer a refund in full of all monies paid.

(d) In some circumstances it may be possible to transfer your booking to another retreat or service.

4 Changes to retreat

(a) It is unlikely that we will have to make any changes to your retreat, but arrangements are made many months in advance and changes may have to be made. We reserve the right to, within reason, change any information advertised at any time, to include, but not be limited to, dates, times, timetable, location, accommodation, contributors and prices. We will advise you of any changes at the earliest possible date.

5 Surcharges

(a) Unless stated otherwise, transportation costs to include, but not be limited to, flights, transfers and taxis, are not included in the price of the retreat. Prices of these are shown as an estimate only and we will not be liable for any differences to what was originally estimated.

6 Insurance and health

(a) It is the guest's responsibility to inform the teacher/facilitators of any injury/medical conditions when booking and before the start of every session. It is advisable that you consult a doctor or physician before attending the retreat to ensure you are sufficiently fit and healthy to undertake any movement classes/yoga, breathwork and any other activity that has been arranged.

(b) If you experience any injury or discomfort during any activity organised for you, you must stop immediately and advise the teacher(s) accordingly.

(c) Full travel insurance in a mandatory requirement for retreats held outside your home country. We hold no responsibility for illness, injury, death or loss or damage to personal belongings at any time (as per the liability waiver in section 7), nor will any compensation be issued in such case.

(d) We reserve the right to stop your participation in any activity, at any time, if we conclude that you are physically, mentally or emotionally unable to do so.

7 Liability waiver

(a) It is an essential requirement of anyone attending a retreat and/or classes with Nurturing Birth to accept and abide by the following release of liability:

'I understand that, while the utmost care is taken, neither the individual teachers, Nurturing Birth, nor the venue will be liable for any damage or injury resulting from my practice or use of the retreat centre, nor any loss or damage to personal belongings. I understand that classes may be physically strenuous and I voluntarily participate in them with the knowledge that there is risk of personal injury, property loss or death. I recognise that it is my responsibility to notify the teacher of any illness or injury before the start of every movement/yoga/breathwork session and I will not perform any posture to the extent of strain or pain. I agree that neither I, my heirs, assigns or legal representatives will sue or make any other claims of any kind whatsoever against Nurturing Birth, its teachers or its members for any injury, property loss, or wrongful death, whether caused by negligence or otherwise.'

(b) The release of liability statement applies to the duration of the retreat and every movement, yoga session, breathwork or activity you participate in, whether in a group or private setting. If this statement is not accepted, your booking will be terminated and any monies paid in advance will not be refunded.

8 Alcohol / drugs policy

(a) Guests should not practise yoga or any activities under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both, and doing so will result in immediate dismissal from the session, retreat, or both, with no refund being issued.

9 Right to refuse

(a) We reserve the right to dismiss or refuse entry to any session or the retreat at any time at the teacher's discretion with no refund being issued, in the event of breach of any of these terms and conditions, or disruptive behaviour.

10 Privacy policy

(a) In any contact you make with us, we will use your details to inform you of important updates and special offers. You can unsubscribe to this service at any time by selecting the unsubscribe button at the bottom of the email. We will not pass on your information to any third party or outside organisation, without your permission. We respect your privacy.

11 Passport and visa requirements

(a) If attending retreats outside of your home country you are responsible for ensuring that you have a valid passport with sufficient expiry date remaining and any necessary visas or required vaccinations or other health requirements. 

12 Complaints 

(a) If you have a problem during your retreat, please inform a member of our team immediately, who will endeavour to put things right. If your complaint cannot be resolved locally, you must advise us in writing on your return. Please note that we cannot be responsible for the individual behaviour of any group member or other guest on your retreat.