Bush to Beach Retreat
Booking Terms and Conditions

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By registering for this retreat, you agree to the booking terms and conditions and code of conduct as follows:

  • The rules and safety measures at each accommodation venue must be observed at all times. If you cause any property damage, you will be liable for costs incurred. 

  • If van hire has been organised on your behalf, you agree to observe your van's rules and safety measures as per instructions given to you by the van hirer. If you cause any damage to the vehicle, you will be liable for any costs incurred (not covered by the insurance) and any applicable insurance excess. 

  • If your transport option for the retreat is your own vehicle, you must have fully comprehensive insurance and roadside assistance, and you may be asked to provide proof of this when booking.

  • Travel insurance is recommended for your own protection. 

  • There are areas we travel to on the retreat where phone reception is limited and non-existent. If you don't have a two-way radio in your vehicle, a booster device or satellite phone is recommended. These can be rented or purchased. Michelle can provide you with recommendations.

  • You are responsible for your own COVID-19 protective action, e.g. vaccination mandates, social distancing, hand sanitiser, mask-wearing, checking in, tracking and tracing, quarantine regulations. Please check all restrictions, mandates and regulations before departure. 

  • All retreat and program materials are not to be copied, shared or distributed (including meditation recordings).

  • There are no warranties, guarantees or promises of any kind with respect to this retreat and the activities.

  • You acknowledge that all activities may carry inherent dangers, such as the risk of illness, bodily injury, disability, or death. By participating in these activities, you understand and agree that you have freely chosen to assume these risks.

 

 

Inclusions:

  • Van hire - if you have selected this package, including insurance and roadside assistance. All vans are hired with selected providers through Camplify. Bonds are required for the insurance excess and are payable by the retreat attendee.

  • Accommodation:

    • Unpowered or powered sites for those with vans

    • Safari tents or cabins for those who have paid for the upgrade package or BYO car package (at the discretion of Meditation Sunshine Coast, using selected providers).

  • Activities – lavender farm visit (Moogerah), walking and hiking (Moogerah Gorge, Girraween, Donnellys Castle, Carnarvon Lower Gorge, Roma Gardens), journal making workshop (Moogerah), winery tour (Stanthorpe), cheese factory tasting (Stanthorpe), Big Rig Show (Roma), 45-minute massage (Carnarvon), self-care workshop, drum-making workshop (Gin Gin), labyrinth walk (Bargara).

  • Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners Package – 5 x face to face sessions, online program, meditation library

 

Exclusions:

  • Food and meals (including lunch on the winery tour, optional dinner in Biloela and optional lunch at Gin Gin)

  • Petrol

  • Lady Musgrave tour (from 1770)

 

Cancellation policy:

  • The $500 deposit paid to secure your place is NON REFUNDABLE.

  • Your balance for the retreat needs to be paid in full a month prior to departure. 

  • If you cancel 30 days or more before departure, all monies paid less your $500 deposit will be refunded. 

  • If you cancel between 14 and 30 days before departure, you will forfeit all monies paid unless a replacement can be found for your spot. If a replacement is found, you will receive a refund less the $500 deposit. 

  • If you cancel within 14 days prior to departure, you will forfeit all monies paid. 

  • Requests to transfer to another retreat will be on a case-by-case basis.

  • Any refunds processed will incur a $100 admin fee.

  • You will not receive a discount or be refunded for any activities you choose not to do or that get cancelled due to circumstances beyond the control of Michelle Eckles and Meditation Sunshine Coast.

  • If Meditation Sunshine Coast cancels the retreat due to the lack of minimum numbers required, you may choose between a refund or rescheduling to another date. 

 

Code of Conduct:

For the safety, comfort and enjoyment of all participants and to maximise the benefits of this retreat, please observe the following:

  • Any type of harassment, verbal or physical abuse, will not be tolerated, including slander, racial or prejudicial comments (participant will be asked to leave the retreat).

  • Illegal substances are not permitted. Alcohol is allowed during allocated free time and the winery tour. However, any intoxicated persons will be asked to leave an activity.

  • Personal space and privacy are to be respected at all times, as well as the opinions, thoughts and feelings of other participants.

  • Refrain from talking or distracting other students during a meditation (there will be time for sharing/feedback afterwards). Persistent disruptive behaviour will be addressed.

  • Reserve the need to judge, react or try to fix yourself or anyone else - choose instead to listen mindfully, creating a confidential, trusting and open space for sharing.

  • Solicitation or promotion of businesses, products or services is not permitted (unless asked).

  • Turn your mobile phones off (or leave them secured in your van) during the workshops, meditations and hikes to avoid distractions and interruptions.

  • It is likely that your photograph may be taken as a part of this retreat, and this content may be visible to people outside of the retreat. Please advise Michelle ASAP if you do not wish to have your photo taken or published. 

  • This is a retreat for women only, and the activities and accommodation are only for participants who have paid for one of the packages to be part of the group. Please leave your husband or boyfriend at home and disable your online dating profile notifications! 

  • Your retreat leader (Michelle Eckles) will be available from 8.00am to 8.00pm daily – please respect her privacy and need for downtime outside of these hours (unless there's an emergency) to give you the best experience.

 

 

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