ABOUT THE RETREATS - Travel Well Yoga Retreats
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ABOUT THE RETREATS

faqs & details

Our retreats are designed to renew your body and spirit.

Most people are too busy to go on a yearlong journey of self- discovery as Elizabeth Gilbert wrote about in her now famous book Eat, Pray, Love. And yet a well-orchestrated yoga retreat is a vacation-length sample of self-discovery; giving women and men the opportunity to renew their mind and body experience. In addition, Travel Well Yoga retreats designs their retreats around experincing the unique culture and originality of each location we visit with added emphasis on experineces that cater to the wellness aficianado. For example, we look for amazing foods that the locals cherish and visit sacred places to see the best of our beautiful world. Paired with a chance to renew your practice, both yogis and those new to yoga enjoy the benefits of these retreats.

 

Although both yoga and meditation will be a part of the curriculum, you don’t need to have experience with either to participate. There will be options for both the beginner and those who are more experienced. Experienced teachers and guides will gently lead you throughout your stay.

 

We look forward to answering any questions about planning and packing to help you prepare your trip. Upon receipt of deposit, you will receive a packing list and soon thereafter a detailed agenda. We will update you via email as to “what to prepare for” prior to your arrival so we can take weather into account. All of your check in and check out details will be shared in depth on your specific retreat agenda.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if your retreat is right for me?

Our retreats are small groups often composed of people looking for an opportunity to connect with other like-minded individuals.  There is also time to get away and each retreat offers both shared and private accommodation options.  There is often a schedule as we are an active retreat designed to experience the surroundings but it offers opportunities to wander and truly immerse yourself as well. We are not a coach bus tour company and prefer very authentic experiences that may take you off the beaten path to see the best of the destinations we travel to. Each retreat page highlights some of our favorite programming to determine if the retreat is right for you.

Can I bring my daughter on a retreat?

We love that you are asking.  Yes!  There isnt actually an age requirement but the retreats are wonderful for the teen age range and up.  It wouldn’t be as enjoyable for younger children and parents would lose some of the benefits of re-discovering yourself if it was necessary to care for younger children. Trust us that your time spent away from your young ones will be in an effort to be the best you can be when your return for them.

Are your retreats for men and women?

Yes! The one exception is our yoga retreat on Madeline Island which is for women only.

Are flights or ferries included in the retreat price?

The retreat price does not include flights, ferrys, or other travel expenses unless otherwise specified.  We will assist in the process if you wish but the travel arrangements are up to you.

How physically active are your retreats?

Our retreats are very active. There is yoga class every morning to begin the day.  You do not have to attend any or all of the classes but we base our retreats on the concept that yoga makes you feel better and therefore enjoy the other components of your vacation. Outside of that we encompass the best of the place we are traveling to in our programming. In most locations that means a lot of walking and exploring. We assist with transfers to and from the airport to our villas or accommodation destination but at times you will also need to carry and manage your own luggage.

What’s included with my retreat?

Each retreat page lists specifically what is included.

How do I sign up for a retreat?

A deposit of $500 is required to save your space and can be made on this website through Paypal.  We can make other arrangements to accept checks if your prefer.  When you make a deposit please specify which retreat your are signing up for and if you prefer a private or shared room.

Please be sure to read our cancellation policy  regarding deposits, payments, and refunds.

Can I get special meals for my dietary restrictions?

Almost always. We love to accommodate as we understand that wellness means fresh, local, organic whenever possible and allergy free.  We will ask you for your specific requirements and always work with the restaurnats to accommodate your needs. They may be the need to be flexible once in a while but we manage allergies and concerns with care.

What if my retreat is cancelled?

We reserve the right to cancel retreats that don’t book due to insufficient interest. In this case the entire balance will be refunded. Travel Well Yoga Retreats is not liable for additional travel expenses occurred in the case of a canceled retreat. We will notify you if the retreat will be canceled.

Should I purchase trip cancellation insurance?

Yes, yes and yes. Travel insurance can be purchased through your travel agent or you can visit www.insuremytrip.com for additional information. This applies in all situations, whether it’s caused by your own fault, medical emergencies, or acts of God.

What will the meals be like on my tour?

We find the best food on these retreats. We strive to eat like a local and experince the amazing opportunities for fresh and local. On Madeline Island you will eat fresh salads, fresh caught fish, veggies and wild rice specialties. In Croatia, fresh seafood and Dalmatia inspired meals are on the menu and in Tuscany we make our own pasta and visit wineries with cheese and olive oil tastings. Alcohol is optional and available at meals group meals, at your own expense.

How do I pay?

You reserve your space with your $500 deposit right here on this website. We’ll be in touch within 48 hours to get your specific travel requests. Your remaining balance is due 60 days before your retreat. No bookings can be held without a deposit. We can take a check or send a PayPal invoice but credit card balances are subject to a 3% processing fee.

Our Cancellation Policy

Please understand that like all other vacation and retreats businesses we must implement a cancellation policy to insure adequate reservation booking. We understand that unexpected events occur and for that reason strongly encourage retreaters to purchase travel insurance.

  • If you must cancel the $500 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • If you cancel within 60 days of the first day of your retreat we will refund the entire balance minus the $500.00 deposit.
  • If you cancel within 30 days prior the first day of the retreat we will refund you 50% of your purchase minus the deposit.
  • If you cancel within 15 days of your retreats, you will forfeit your entire balance; no exceptions.
  • There will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late or leaving early.
  • There are no exceptions to the above cancellation policies including personal injuries or weather.
  • If a retreat is canceled by Madeline Island Yoga Retreats, all deposits and full payments to date will be refunded in full which constitutes settlement fees.
  • Madeline Island Yoga Retreats will not be held responsible for any additional travel expenses incurred in preparation for canceled retreats including airline tickets, travel delays, flight cancellations, inclement weather, acts of God, or illness.
  • All guests must sign the “Release of Liability and Assumption of Risk” forms prior to arrival. If this form is not signed prior arrival you will not be allowed to participate in the retreat and no refund will be made.
  • Travel insurance can be purchased through your travel agent or you can visit www.insuremytrip.com for additional information. This applies in all situations, whether it’s caused by your own fault, medical emergencies, or acts of God.

Reservations

A deposit of $500 is required to hold your reservation. The balance is due and must be received by Madeline Island Yoga Retreats 60 days prior to your retreat.

Prices do not include airfare or other travel costs in association with transport to and from the island. We encourage and will assist you in travel situations if you do not have a travel companion but ultimately travel is your responsibility. You do not need to have your flight booked in order to put a deposit down. However, please confirm availability for a particular week prior to booking your flights. Room selections are available on a first come first serve basis so the earliest bookings will receive the rooms with the private patio and whirlpools. Our accommodations are primarily with a full amenities stay.

After full payment is received we will send you a packet of information outlining what to bring and additional information to prepare you for your vacation.

Retreat prices do not include:

  • Airfare, Ferry fees, and other travel related expenses
  • Trip insurance
  • Optional outings and activities
  • Alcoholic beverages

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