Terms and Conditions

Arrival and Departure
Our retreat package does not include the cost of air travel. You are solely responsible for any changes that may occur to your travel arrangements including any flight delays and cancellations.
The price of your retreat package includes transport from the airport to Melati Cottages. If you plan to stay in a hotel before or after the retreat and need to be transported to a hotel, there may be an additional transport fee depending on the location.

Retreat Venues
The bookings are made in good faith and may be subject to change. We cannot accept any responsibility for action taken by the management of the retreat locations. However, reasonable endeavour will be made to offer alternative accommodation, in the unlikely event that this should occur.
You will be responsible for any damages to accommodation or property caused by you.

Whilst we make every endeavour to ensure that your stay at our retreats is safe, no responsibility will be taken for any injuries or losses incurred during the retreat, nor whilst in transit to or from the retreat. In agreeing to these terms and conditions you assume all risks and dangers and all responsibility for any losses and/or damages.

Medication and Medical Issues
It is your responsibility to inform us of any medical issues or medical history that could affect your experience at the retreat.
You are required to see your doctor for advice on travel to Bali regarding vaccinations and other health precautions.
Our retreats are not suitable for those overcoming addictions to alcohol or drugs.

Travel Insurance
It is essential that you take out your own travel insurance which must include coverage for cancellations, interruptions to flight plans, acts of God etc. It is your responsibility to ensure that you choose an insurance policy which covers you for any unexpected events.
Sonja Varendorff and Leila Davis are not responsible for expenses incurred by you for any cancelled trips, such as airline tickets, or for costs incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations or illness.
If you become unwell we will direct you to the nearest doctor or hospital.

You must hold a current passport with at least 6 months validity from the date of entry. Most likely you will be asked to leave your passport with the accommodation staff at Melati Cottages. This is the usual practice that is required for such venues in Bali

Cancellations & Refunds
We are holding a place for you at Melati Cottages and so we need to make your deposit non-refundable. Balance is due two months prior to start date of the retreat.
Once you have paid your balance if you have reason to withdraw from the retreat we hope that you may be able to find someone to take your place. In this instance you would need to recoup your money from them.
In the event that you are unable to find someone to take your place we will refund 60% of the balance ($600) if you notify us within one month of the retreat start date.
If, after this you find that you are unable to attend, we will refund you 40% of your balance payment ($400)
We reserve the right to cancel your place in a retreat before or after the retreat start date if the following occurs: Violence/ extreme anger/ damage to property/ use of illicit drugs/ abuse of alcohol or any mind/behaviour altering substance/ disrespect to any staff member/ failed payment/ not providing us with accurate information about your personal or medical situation/ anything else we deem to be extreme, unlawful or damaging circumstances.
If your participation in the retreat is cancelled due to misconduct, no refund will be offered. If a participant chooses to vacate or cancel a retreat setting prior to the end of a retreat, they do so of their own free will and no refund will be offered.

In the unlikely event of the retreat leaders being unable to run the retreat due to illness or unexpected circumstances, we will endeavour to find a replacement leader or if necessary cancel the retreat. In such circumstances we would refund your full payment. We (Sonja Varendorff or Leila Davis) will, however have no responsibility for your airfares or any other cost incurred by you.

Liability Statement
In consideration of the services of Sonja Varendorff and Leila Davis I agree that by my participation in these activities, I hereby assume all risks and dangers and all responsibility for any losses and/or damages. I have read this waiver and release and by booking my place at the retreat with a deposit, I agree that it is my intention to exempt and release Sonja Varendorff and Leila Davis from any liability for personal injury, property damage or wrongful death caused by negligence or any other cause. I fully understand the terms of this release and waiver, and by paying my retreat fees I agree freely and voluntarily.