(a) Your booking is not considered definite and no contract will exist between you and OM Veda Home until we receive full payment from you.
(b) We share customer details with the hotel's partner when the retreat is located in an hotel which not managed by OM Veda Home.
(c) We do not store credit card details nor do we share customer details with any 3rd parties.
We are accepting payment via PayPal or transfer.
The price is the exact amount to be received by us in Swiss Franc (CHF) 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.
(a) If you have booked a single bed in a shared room, we will ensure that only clients of the same sex will share that room with you.
4. Your Travel Arrangements
All travel arrangements are your responsibility and at you own cost. We shall not be held liable for any consequences arising from delays or cancellations in any of the companies you may have made arrangements with, or for any irregularities in your documentation required for travel. Transfers to/from the retreat are at your own cost, unless otherwise specified.
5. Travel Insurance
(a) We require that your travel insurance covers the activity of this retreat as well as unexpected cancellation, sickness, losses and all the usual risks. You should bring the policy with you in case of an emergency.
6. Your Health
(a) It is your responsibility to let our Yoga Instructors know if you have any injuries and to be mindful at all times of your own body’s capability during the retreat. If you experience any injury or discomfort during any activity during the retreat, then you must desist immediately.
(b) It is also your responsibility to consult a doctor with an understanding of yoga to check that you are sufficiently fit and healthy to undertake yoga classes and other physical activities that you may chose to do whilst on the retreat.
(c) Please advise us of any mental or physical health conditions and dietary requirements before you book. If you have health conditions and dietary requirements that may be affected by the activities offered on our retreats we reserve the right to advise you to desist and in the interests of your wellbeing, or others, we may decline your stay at our retreats. If you do not advise us of your health conditions and dietary requirements we reserve the right to cancel your booking and your payment is forfeit.
(d) Whilst all measures are taken to ensure a high standard of health and safety, we are situated in the countryside where the land is uneven and we shall not be responsible for any injuries caused by uneven terrain.
(e) Women who are 12 to 28 weeks pregnant should provide a letter from their health practitioner specifying that they are fit to travel and able to engage in the activities that we provide. We suggest pregnant women chose a week with a yoga instructor that is specifically trained in yoga for pregnant women with insurance to cover this specialist area. Please contact us in advance to find out which instructors match this requirement. We would prefer pregnant women to have done a little yoga before they arrive.
7. Cancellation by you
(a) You (or any member of your party) may cancel your booking at any time, providing that the cancellation is made by the person submitting the booking form and is notified to us in writing. Cancellation will take effect the day such notification is received by us. As this incurs administrative costs, returned payments are subject to a 50 CHF handling charge and in addition, if such cancellation is made within less than 90 days before the start of the retreat, we will retain 100% of the cost of the retreat. However, if another person can be found to take your place, then we may offer you a 50% refund at our discretion.
(b) Refunds and returned payments are normally settled within 10 working days of the date of cancellation. Otherwise, once a booking has been accepted no payment is refundable unless the course is cancelled. Once the retreat has begun, no refund or part refund or unused portion of the retreat will be repaid in the event of cancellation by you.
(c) Bookings are for the stated period of the retreat. There are no refunds for an unused portion of the retreat. If the reason for cancellation is covered under the terms of your Insurance Policy, you may be able to make a claim on your insurance.
8. Amendments by us
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, 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.
9. Cancellation by us
We reserve the right in any circumstances to cancel a retreat, in which case we will offer a full refund of all monies paid within 10 working days. In particular our retreats require a minimum number of at least 50% of the participants to have booked by 7 days before the start date. If this minimum number is not reached by that date we may cancel and refund the money to you.
10. Our liability to you
(a) We accept responsibility for ensuring that the retreats are supplied as described and that the services we are contractually obliged to provide are to a reasonable standard.
(b) We do not accept any liability for cancellations, delays or changes caused by war, threat of war, terrorist actions or threats, closure of airports, civil strife, industrial action, natural disaster, technical problems to transport, staff cancellations, unforeseen changes in your personal circumstances or other events beyond our control.
(c) We are not liable for any injuries you may incur. Yoga classes are undertaken at your own risk. We are not liable for any medical or psychiatric conditions, which may develop during or subsequent to the retreat. We are not liable for loss of, or damage to, your personal property.
11. Group Bookings
Where a booking is made on behalf of several individuals the booking is conditional on the person(s) paying having authorisation from all the individuals named on the booking form to enter into this contract. The terms of this contract will apply to each member of the group as though they had paid for their own retreat individually and directly to us.
12. No Liability for posessions
(a) It is your responsibility to ensure that your possessions are kept safe at all times. This includes hire cars or other hired equipment.
If you have a problem during your retreat, please inform Ruhi Ahluwalia immediately and she will endeavour to put things right. Please note that we cannot guarantee the proportion of male/female guests in any group, and we cannot be responsible for the individual behaviour of any group member or other guest sharing your accommodation.
14. Legal Disclaimer
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We are confident that you will not find cause for concern during your retreat. If you feel that a complaint is warranted you must raise the issue directly with the site manager. If he/she cannot rectify the matter, you must raise the issue with our Swiss head office. Any retrospective complaint must be made in writing to Ruhi Ahluwalia within 14 days of the end of your retreat. Office postal address: Ruhi Ahluwlia, Chemin de la Forêt, 4B, 1018 Lausanne, Switzerland