terms and conditions
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Our policies are flexible, please contact us if you have any questions or uncertainties regarding the following.
Sri Lanka, travel and Covid-19
Sri Lanka has ended all restrictions to entry in reference to Covid 19, and with a highly vaccinated population, there is nothing stopping your visit!
If you have any more questions, please feel free to contact us.
Deposit and refund policy for retreats and yoga teacher training
Upon application, we have a non-refundable, but transferable deposit that will be required to hold your space. You are free to adjust the date as many times as needed within reason. Please note date changes are limited to more than 60 days before the training starts.
- Yoga Retreat €300 deposit
- Yoga Teacher Training €400 deposit
- Stay with us 30% deposit
Full payment for events: yoga retreats & yoga teacher training
Full payment is due a minimum of 45 days prior to that date. If you apply less than 45 days prior to the commencement date, specific arrangements will be made to have the full fee paid prior to the start of the training.
If the balance of the course fee is not received by the notified due date, your place may be offered to someone on the waiting list, and you will forfeit the deposit paid. The price is the exact amount to be received by us, irrespective of fluctuations in currency and irrespective of any third-party transfer charges. If you choose to pay by electronic transfer, please instruct your bank to charge all costs to you in order to avoid a shortfall in the amount that we receive.
Full payment for hotel stays can be done in cash or via credit card on site.
Refund and canceling policy for retreat, trainings and stay
If such cancellation is made 45 days or less before the start of the event or your stay, we will retain the full amount. However, if another person/retreat host can be found to take your place, then we may offer you a 50% refund at our discretion.
Once the event has begun, no refund or part refund, or unused portion of the event will be repaid in the event of cancellation by you. Bookings are for the stated period of the event. There are no refunds for any unused portion of an event.
In the unlikely circumstance that Lanka Yoga has to cancel the training or retreat, we will refund the full amount paid up to that date.
Lanka Yoga will NOT refund any other costs including but not limited to costs associated with flights, transfers or transfer flights, or any other costs that may have been incurred.
Students need to purchase Travel Insurance to cover any situation that may arise, such as illness, change of ticket dates, family emergency, acts of God, war, closure of airports, etc.
NOTE: In the instance that refunds are required, Lanka Yoga requests that you must contact your Travel Insurance Company in the first instance, to claim what is available. We will then pay any remaining refund amount in accordance with our policy above.
In the event that the training needs to be postponed due to restrictions or outcomes of Covid-19, your place will be secured at a future training of your choosing. Your deposit will not be refundable but rather transferable in this situation.
Lanka Yoga does not accept any responsibility or liability for cancellations, delays, changes, or losses caused by further acts of God, war, the threat of war, closure of airports, civil strife, natural disasters, accidents, or any other events beyond our control. The same waiving of all liabilities also applies to students’ injuries, illnesses, medical or psychiatric conditions.
Venue Hire terms and conditions
Payment: To secure your booking, we require a non-refundable deposit of 30% of the total amount upon acceptance of this contract. The remaining balance is due 60 days before the start of the hire. Payment for additional guests is payable at the start of the event.
Cancellation and Change of Dates: If you need to cancel your event, unfortunately, we’ll have to keep the deposit. But if you need to change the dates, we’ll do our best to work with you and find a new date that works for everyone.
Minimum Hire and Additional Guests: The minimum hire is for 10 guests (plus two hosts staying for free). Additional guests will be charged at the agreed rate per person per night.
Liability and Insurance: We trust that you’ll take care of our space, but please note that the client is responsible for any damage to the venue or its contents. The client should also obtain travel insurance coverage for the event.
Governing Law: Your contract is governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Sri Lanka, and any legal action arising from this contract shall be brought in the courts of Sri Lanka.
If you have a medical condition, serious or otherwise, you MUST inform Lanka Yoga at the time of booking and provide a letter from your GP confirming that it is safe for you to attend a yoga teacher training or retreat with our advertised diet, yoga classes & and other physical activities that we arrange at your request (e.g. hiking, surfing etc.). In the interests of your wellbeing we may decline your stay at the retreat.
If an emergency arises we will do everything in our power to assist you but Lanka Yoga is not responsible for the outcome of any such emergency.
Pregnancy: Unless you have been a regular yoga practitioner for several years it is not advisable to practice yoga during the first trimester, particularly if there is any history of miscarriage. During the remainder of pregnancy it is more suitable to attend pregnancy yoga classes. However, if you have been a regular yoga practitioner for several years and your internal muscles are used to yoga postures and if you have a letter from your doctor stating that it is safe for you to engage in the activities that we provide, then you can attend an Lanka Yoga teacher training or retreat during your second and third trimester. Guidance from our yoga teacher must be observed.
Amendments by Lanka Yoga
Occasionally, changes may have to be made (e.g., yoga teacher, class times or other arrangements), which we reserve the right to do at any time. If your accommodation has to be changed for any reason, we will do our utmost to provide accommodation of a similar rating. If a significant change becomes necessary, we will inform you as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. Please note, promotions run on retreats on some occasions. Any promotions and discounts offered on retreats at a later date than your booking will not be applicable to the price you have agreed to pay.
The information contained in this Site is for general guidance on matters of interest only. Given the changing nature of laws, rules and regulations, and the inherent hazards of electronic communication, there may be delays, omissions or inaccuracies in information contained in this Site. Accordingly, the information on this Site is provided with the understanding that the authors and publishers are not herein engaged in rendering professional advice and services. As such, it should not be used as a substitute for consultation with professionals or other competent advisers. Before making any decision or taking any action, you should consult someone at Lanka Yoga. While we have made every attempt to ensure that the information contained in this Site has been obtained from reliable sources, Lanka Yoga is not responsible for any errors or omissions, or for the results obtained from the use of this information. All information in this Site is provided “as is”, with no guarantee of completeness, accuracy, timeliness or of the results obtained from the use of this information, and without warranty of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to warranties of performance, merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. In no event will Lanka Yoga, its related partnerships or corporations, or the partners, agents or employees thereof be liable to you or anyone else for any decision made or action taken in reliance on the information in this Site or for any consequential, special or similar damages, even if advised of the possibility of such damages. Certain links in this Site connect to other Web Sites maintained by third parties over whom Lanka Yoga has no control. Lanka Yoga makes no representations as to the accuracy or any other aspect of information contained in other Web Sites.
Your privacy is important to us. It is Lanka Yoga’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, https://lankayoga.lk/, and other sites we own and operate.
We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it by fair and lawful means, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.
We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.
We don’t share any personally identifying information publicly or with third parties, except when required by law.
Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites, and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies.
You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.
Your continued use of our website will be regarded as an acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information. If you have any questions about how we handle user data and personal information, feel free to contact us.
If you have any questions about our Terms and Conditions please contact us at: [email protected]
This policy is effective as of January 2023