T&C’s for Retreats

hOHM Yoga & Wellness Sanctuary

TERMS & CONDITIONS FOR CLASSES, WORKSHOPS, RETREATS & TTC’S:

  1. Please check carefully all the details of your booking before you make payment, after this we cannot accept responsibility for incorrect details.
  2. Your Yoga holidays or Retreat place is secured and reserved by paying a minimum of 30% non-refundable deposit .The balance payment is due no later than 4 weeks before the day you are due to arrive. There will be no reminder email sent. If we do not receive your balance payment, your place can be given to another guest.
  3. Last Minute bookings and any discounted amounts must be paid for “in full” at the time or booking.
  4. We accept payment by EFT or cash. Please ensure that we receive the full amount for your holiday.
  5. Please make sure you have been checked by a doctor so that you are aware of health issues.

 

Cancellation Policy
If you wish to cancel your retreat you must notify HOHM Yoga in writing by contacting hello@hohm.yoga. Should you cancel your retreat within 2 months of the retreat date, You will lbe charge a 30% handling fee. We can offer you a voucher to the maximum value of 70% total retreat price If cancelled 2 months or less, we will only be able to refund you IF we can fill up your space. If the space was not filled, you will not be refunded. You may transfer your retreat into another person’s name. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early.

Assumption of Risk
I acknowledge that I have voluntarily enrolled to participate in a retreat run by HOHM Yoga & Wellness Sanctuary and Mantis & Moon Backpacker’s Lodge. (Here forth referred to as HOHM) In consideration of  HOHM Yoga allowing me to participate in HOHM retreats, 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 HOHM and any 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 HOHM for any cause whatsoever including those arising out of, or in any way connected to or occasioned by the negligence of the releasees.

The terrain, natural areas and the ocean are subject to natural forces which result in obstacles and hazards. In some instances activities that contain water can be cold and/or turbulent and extended immersion can be life threatening. Risks can include but are not limited to:

 

  1. i) Isolation: HOHM retreats may be in wilderness and natural areas which may not be regularly patrolled, communication may be difficult and rescue and medical treatment may not be available for hours.

 

  1. ii) Animals: HOHM retreats may include hiking in natural areas which may result in encounters with wild animals and insects which may injure or kill. There are also dogs on the Mantis & Moon premesis.

iii) Weather: conditions vary from retreat to retreat and may include but rapid and/or extreme changes presenting significant challenges.

  1. iv) Environmental Risks and Hazards: varying from retreat to retreat and may include but are not limited to: rapidly moving, deep or cold water; insects, snakes and predators, including large animals; falling and rolling rock; lightning, flash floods and unpredictable forces of nature, including weather which may change to extreme conditions without warning. Possible injuries and illnesses include hypothermia, frostbite, high altitude illnesses, sunburn, heatstroke, dehydration and other mild or serious conditions.
  2. v) Activities: varying from retreat to retreat and may include but are not limited to: hiking, backpacking and climbing in a wide variety of environments including on rock, snow and ice; bicycling on trails and roads with a wide range of surface conditions and traffic volume; rock climbing, climbing on climbing apparatus and ropes courses, using zip-wires and rope swings; white-water rafting, river kayaking, paddle boarding, sea-kayaking and canoeing; swimming, snorkeling and surfing; fishing.

    Throughout the retreat, participants are responsible for their own safety.

I acknowledge the enjoyment and challenge I receive from the activities of this HOHM retreat and the wilderness and natural outdoor experience, its isolation and the opportunity to experience wildlife and nature in a natural surrounding and state, and emotional experiences resulting from personal growth exploration, this is my reason for participating in HOHM retreats, and I voluntarily assume all risks associated with these activities and freely waive any and all legal rights that I may have against the releasees.

 

Physical Training Release of Liability
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 HOHM, their principals, 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 Yoga Activist 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 any area selected for training. I promise that I have disclosed to HOHM Yoga teacher’s in writing any health issues, ailments or concerns before the commence of the retreat.

 

Food Allergies and Allergies Notification, Acknowledgement, and Release of Liability
An environment free of allergens, including but not limited to food allergens, CANNOT be guaranteed on a HOHM retreat. Therefore, the released parties cannot guarantee that any particular food product is free of all traces of any particular allergen, that consumption of a food product will not result in some form of allergic reaction, or that the participant will not come into contact with any allergens while in attendance on HOHM retreats. The undersigned acknowledges and agrees that i) she/he is aware of such risks and that participation in the event will expose the participant to food, activities and persons that may result in exposure to allergens and injury and, in that regard and assuming such risks, the undersigned hereby fully releases and discharges the Released Parties from any and all liability and/or responsibility to the participant, the undersigned, or any third party for death and/or injuries to the participant, and/or any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, or any damages that arise out of or relate to participant’s participation in BYR retreats and/or exposure to food allergens.

 

MEDIA- 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 HOHM 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 HOHM 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.

 

I agree to credit HOHM Yoga & Wellness Sanctuary when ever I share/ post/ use any photos on

social media with photos that have been taken within Mantis & Moon Backpacker’s Lodge Premesis. I understand that HOHM Yoga does not agree to students using any photos taken within the grounds or studio for use  in any advertising/ media releases  that is not HOHM/Mantis & Moon related, and I will request permission before hand.

 

WAIVER- Release and Waiver of Liability

I am medically, physically, emotionally and in all respects fit and able to participate in HOHM retreats.

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 HOHM.

I acknowledge that HOHM Yoga 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 HOHM Yoga is not a licensed medical provider and that I must consult my doctor.

If I experience pain or discomfort during the retreat, I will notify the instructors immediately. I will modify HOHM Yoga’s instruction to suit my individual needs. I will not hold HOHM Yoga responsible for any pain or discomfort I experience during or after the retreat. I understand that the activities offered on this retreat are not a substitute for medical care. I understand that HOHM Yoga is not qualified to perform spinal or skeletal adjustments, diagnose, prescribe, or treat physical or mental illness.

For the benefit of everyone on your HOHM Yoga retreat, HOHM YOga reserves the right to accept or reject any participant at any time without liability, and in the event it determines, in its sole and exclusive discretion, that a participant is disruptive to the harmony of the retreat, it may without any obligation to pay a refund or any other amount whatsoever, expel such participant from the retreat. HOHM Yoga will carry no responsibility or liability for any participant who leaves the retreat prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by any participant which is not included on the retreat itinerary.

By agreeing to the terms outlined above, I hereby release and discharge my rights and claims for damages or liabilities that may occur as a result of participation on a HOHM Yoga retreat.

 

By filling in & signing the registration form and/ or check in sheet, I hereby  state that I have read all of the above and agree to all the above terms & conditions.