SECTION 1 – THESE TERMS
1.1. These terms apply if you make a booking to attend one of Emma Bowman’s Retreats. In this document Emma Bowman and any company or service provided is also referred to as ‘we’, ‘us’ and ‘our’.
1.2. If anything in this document differs from what you have been told by Our People, this document will take precedence.
1.3. By placing your booking or purchasing any service from Emma Bowman via this website or sites owned by Emma Bowman, our Retreats either online, in studio, by email or by telephone you accept and agree to abide by these terms and conditions.
1.5. We have not waived your rights if we do not enforce any right contained in these terms during a particular time frame.
1.6. We may update these terms and conditions from time to time. The most up to date version of these terms will always apply. Copies of the current version of these terms are available on our website.
If we make any changes, we will provide 14 days notice by:
(a) putting a notification on our website; or
(b) contacting you online or via email.
SECTION 2 – TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
2.1. Emma Bowman Retreats include the accommodation, Classes, meals and activities which are specified as included in your booking.
2.2. Emma Bowman Retreats does not include insurance, taxes, airport transfer, air fares or other travel costs outside of the specified inclusions. It is your responsibility to:
(a) make arrangements and pay for travel to and from our Retreat locations;
(b) ensure that you have a valid passport, visa and re-entry permits which meet the requirements of the immigration and other government authorities in the Retreat locations (‘Travel Documents’).
2.3. By making a Retreat booking with us you warrant that you have all Travel Documents required to attend the Retreat.
2.4. Any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of Travel Documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities will be your sole responsibility.
2.5. We strongly recommend that you take out appropriate travel, cancellation and medical insurance for the duration of the trip.
2.6. You must familiarise yourself with any health requirements and recommended precautions relevant to your travel to our Retreats and ensure that you carry all necessary vaccination documentation. You should consult with your local doctor, travel medical service or specialist vaccination clinic before commencing your travel to our Retreat and advise of any physical activity that may impact your health. DFAT also provides general destination heath advice on its website smarttraveller.gov.au.
SECTION 3 – YOUR AGE AND HEALTHYOUR AGE AND HEALTH
3.1. You must be aged 18 years or over to participate in our Retreats.
3.2. Upon each booking of a Retreat, and each time you attend one of our Retreats and participate in Retreat Classes, you warrant that:
(a) you are in good medical and physical condition; and
(b) there is no reason, medical or otherwise, why you should not participate in the Classes.
3.3. We reserve the right to refuse you from participation in a Retreat or from parts of a Retreat or Retreat Classes, whether you have paid in advance for the Retreat, or not, if we:
(a) perceive a reasonable risk of injury to you or any other person due to your participation; or
(b) perceive that you have an infection, contagious illness, physical ailment or open cut or sore; or
(c) determine that your behaviour is disruptive to other students and the overall Retreat experience.
3.4. By participating in any Retreat and each Retreat Class you agree to the following:
(a) you will comply with all directions and policies connected to your participation;
(b) you acknowledge that any type of exercise involves risk of injury which may result in death or serious disability;
(c) despite such risk you agree that you participate entirely at your own risk of injury or bodily harm to yourself and others;
(d) you release us and all of Our People and any other persons involved in your participation in any Classes or retreat activities from any action, claim, suit or demand for compensation whether for damage to property or personal injury arising from your participation both during or after as a result of your participation both in the location of the retreat and at that of your home country;
(e) you understand that these terms are contractual and may be relied upon in any proceedings by or involving you and your heirs, executors and assigns;
(f) to the fullest extent permitted by law, we make no warranties about the goods or services we supply. Where you have the benefit of guarantees that cannot by law be excluded or varied, our liability for breach of any such guarantee is limited (at our option) to:
(i) repair or replacement of goods;
(ii) re-supply of services;
(iii) payment of the cost of same.
(g) Our People:
(i) are not medically trained;
(ii) are not qualified to assess if you are in good physical condition;
(iii) are not qualified to assess if you are physically capable of yoga, cold ice therapy, weight or cardio training or other active or passive exercise without risking your health, safety or comfort.
3.5. We strongly suggest you seek medical advice before participating in our Retreats and that a valid Doctors Clearance certificate may be requested for your ongoing participation in the retreat.
3.6. If you require medication you are responsible for bringing, maintaining and using these as per the advice of your medical practitioner or chemist.
3.7 In attending you are in agreement that your image, photographic, video, written reviews or comments may be published by Emma Bowman on various social media and/or websites.
SECTION 4 – LIABILITY
To the maximum extent permitted by law, neither we nor any of our related bodies corporate, directors, employees or agents accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third party providers over whom we have no direct control, force majeure or any other event which is beyond our control or which is not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part.
SECTION 5 – FEES
5.1. Our current price for our Retreats are available on our website. Retreat costs do not include airfares or other travel costs, insurance or taxes.
5.2. To secure your spot on our Retreat, a $1500 AUD deposit is payable 90 days prior to the start of the retreat.
5.3. The remaining balance owing must be paid no later than 60 days prior to the start date of the Retreat, or we reserve the right to cancel your spot at the Retreat and retain the deposit.
5.4. If you book 60 days or less prior to the start of the Retreat, you must pay the full amount at the time of booking.
5.5. Payment of deposit and payment of final balance owing is to be paid via bank transfer or online Stripe through this website.
5.6. Retreat prices are subject to availability and we reserve the right to change our retreat prices and/or itineraries, at any time prior to booking.
5.7. Retreat payments are non-refundable in any circumstances except for those listed below.
5.8. Transfer of bookings to other persons or dates for our Retreats are not permitted.
SECTION 6 – GUEST CANCELLATION POLICY
6.1. We do not offer refunds outside of those dates listed below.
6.2. You acknowledge and agree that:
(a) your $1500 deposit is non-refundable in all circumstances within 90 days of the start of the retreat;
(b) if you cancel less than 90 days prior to the Retreat, you will forfeit 50% of all payments made towards the Retreat.
(c) if you cancel less than 60 days prior to the Retreat, the full amount you have paid (if applicable) will not be refunded to you.
6.3. Exceptions to our policy cannot be made for any reason, this is why it is imperative that you arrange travel insurance. Please make sure that natural disasters and personal injuries are covered. We do not offer credit for arriving late or leaving early.
6.4. All cancellations must be made in writing via email to email@example.com.
SECTION 7 – EMMA BOWMAN CANCELLATION POLICY
7.1. We may cancel the retreat if a minimum quota of attendees has not been booked 90 days prior to the start of the retreat.
7.2. We are not responsible for any expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled Retreat, such as airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with preparation for your trip. It is imperative that you arrange travel insurance.
7.3. We are not liable for any failures beyond our control. This covers natural disasters, war, ‘acts of God’, closure of airports, civil strife, accidents or failure to perform by third parties, including suppliers and subcontractors that cause a delay or cancellation of Retreat or it’s services.
SECTION 8 – GOVERNING LAW
These terms are governed by the laws of Australia and you irrevocably and unconditionally submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Australia.
SECTION 9 – DEFINITIONS
Classes means all classes (including Yoga, Boxing, Aerial Yoga, Hypopressives, Meditation, Weight and cardio training, Swimming or water sport), workshops and sessions (whether group or individual) with Our People or our providers.
Facilities means the premises in which the Retreat is located as well as all its contents.
Our People means any staff or contractors of the Host hotel or Emma Bowman Retreats.
Personal Information means any information capable of identifying an individual including name, address, phone number and email address. By agreeing to these Terms and Conditions you are also agreeing for your image, photography, videography, social media and reviews to be used in marketing material for and at Emma Bowman Retreats.
Retreat means the Yoga, Boxing & Fitness retreats organised by Us at various locations from time to time which may include Yoga, Pilates, meditation and related activities, as well as inside and outside gym activities, accommodation and meals. Individual retreat activities, itineraries, fees and payment arrangements, and availability will be in accordance with individual retreat descriptions posted on our website, and may be subject to change.