Terms & Conditions for Italy Retreat 2017


Booking and Payment

Your booking is complete upon receipt of full payment to The Bernie Prior Foudation (BPF) and receipt of your accommodation confirmation via Agenzia L’Animale. 



In the event of cancellation by the participant the following refund fees apply:

• 2 weeks or less before start of the retreat, 0% refund

• 2 to 4 weeks before start of the retreat, 25% refund

• 4 to 8 weeks before start of the retreat, 50% refund

• More than 8 weeks start of the retreat, 75% refund

Once the retreat has commenced no refunds will be given.

In the event of cancellation of the Retreat by the BPF, a full refund or alternative dates for a retreat will be offered.

In the event of cancellation of the Retreat by the BPF, the BPF will not be liable for any travel expense or losses as a result of this cancellation. Participants are advised to have fully comprehensive travel insurance to cover all losses resultant from such an event due to cancellation by the BPF.


Travel & Insurance

The participant is responsible for all travel arrangements and costs to/from the retreat venue.

The cost of the Retreat does not include travel or personal insurance. The BPF recommends that participants purchase a comprehensive travel insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal luggage, money and public liability before travel.

The BPF accepts no responsibility or liability for any loss, personal injury/death, or damage to personal belongings and property whatsoever.


Medical Conditions & Release

The participant agrees to advise the BPF of any physical, mental or emotional condition/s that could impact his/her participation in this retreat, e.g. injuries, chronic conditions, recent medical or surgical procedures, any medication/s taken and the ailment/s the medicines are addressing.

The participant agrees to inform the BPF of any pre diagnosed psychiatric conditions and prescribed medications. The participant agrees to continue all prescribed medications prior to and during attendance at retreats held by the BPF.


Right to Promotional Photograph and Video

The participant understands that The BPF reserves the right to take photographs, film and audio recordings on retreat and agrees that photographs, video and audio recordings can be used for promotional and teaching purposes.  The BPF will treat all materials deemed personal or sensitive with respect, care and sensitivity.

The participant may advise the BPF prior to the retreat if they object to their image or voice being recorded. However the BPF reserves the right to make the final decision on the use of all retreat images or sound recordings.



The participant agrees to comply with decisions of the BPF in relation to his/her retreat attendance. On occasion the BPF has to act in the interest of a participant’s health and safety and the wellbeing of the entire retreat group.

In the event that a participant’s behaviour is not compatible with the general enjoyment and well-being of the group at large, The BPF reserves the right to prohibit the participant from continuing the retreat.

In such a case, The BPF will not be liable for any refund, compensation to the participant or for any additional costs incurred by the participant.