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Cancellation Policy

In the event of your cancellation

  • 60+ days prior to the retreat date (December 5, 2023, or earlier): Entire payment will be refunded, less the non-refundable deposits.
  • 30-59 days prior to the retreat date (December 6, 2023 – January 6, 2024): Payments are not refundable, but are transferable (less the non-refundable deposits) to a future Sevanti Adventures retreat within 2 years.
  • 0-29 days prior to the retreat date (after January 6, 2024): All payments are not refundable and not transferable.

In the event of cancellation by Sevanti Adventures

  • In the event of cancellation by Sevanti Adventures, you will be refunded your entire payment
  • Please confirm that the retreat has reached minimum capacity before purchasing your airline tickets, if required.
  • Finalization/cancellation of retreat may occur up to 30 days prior to retreat.

Yoga, Treatments, and Other Activities Waiver

Participants agree that they are solely responsible for their own health and safety at all times during the Journey to India Retreat, which includes both the Sacred Sap Retreat in south India and the Post Retreat Tour in north India. Neither the facilitators nor James Bailey, Sevanti Adventures, Sevanti Institute, Reliable Vacation Ltd, Somatheeram Group, their employees, nor any of James Bailey’s guest teachers or assistants, shall be held liable for any injury related to this Retreat. Participants agree to assume all risks associated with the program in any and all ways. Furthermore, participants agree to inform the appropriate person(s) of any movements, or activities that they feel may cause pain or injury and will not perform any activity or movement, or engage in any treatment which they feel is likely to cause them to injure. Participants will inform the teachers, therapists, practitioners, and/or assistants of any limitations or medical conditions that may affect their practice. Participants agree to treat their bodies with patience, compassion, and respect during their practice.

Participants understand they can stop and rest anytime. The participant’s signature indicates that they release James Bailey, his assistants, Sevanti Adventures, Sevanti Institute, guest teachers, Somatheeram Ayurveda Village, and their employees, and Reliable Vacation Ltd from all liability for any injuries sustained as a result of their participation.

Retreat Participant Agreement

Release/Responsibility

Participants, by signing this agreement, agree that the Retreat Organizers (James Bailey and Sevanti Adventures), Sevanti Institute, Reliable Vacation Ltd, guest teachers, and AyurSoma Ayurveda Royal Retreat and their respective representatives, will not be held liable for any injury, damage, loss, delay or irregularity that may be occasioned for any reason, including, but not limited to any defect in a vehicle, the acts or default of any company or person engaged in conveying a participant, acts of God, terrorism, acts of war, or detention; delays or expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force of nature, civil disturbance, government restrictions or regulations, accidents by aircraft, boat, rowboat, train, bus, motor vehicle of kind, auto rickshaw or bicycle rickshaw, or in any restaurant, place of visit or accommodation; failure of any means of transportation to arrive or depart as scheduled or changes to transit; missed airline or other transportation connections; or additional expenses resulting from changes in exchange rates, tariffs, or itinerary.

Participants agree to assume all risks associated with the Retreat and agree that no liability will attach to the Retreat Organizer and Retreat Center, their employees or agents, or to any member of the trip in respect of death, personal injury, illness or delay of the passenger, or for any loss of or damage to the property (including luggage) of the participant during the course of the Retreat, howsoever caused. By signing this Retreat Participation Agreement, the participant releases the Retreat Organizer as well as the Retreat Center and their representatives from any such responsibility or liability, except as hereinabove set forth. The liability of common carriers is generally limited and, therefore, it is suggested that participants purchase their own cancellation, property damage (including luggage), and accident insurance. For the benefit of everyone on your trip, the Retreat Organizer reserves the right to accept or reject any trip participant at any time without liability, and in the event it determines, in its sole and exclusive discretion, that a participant is disruptive to the harmony of the Retreat, it may without any obligation to pay a refund or any other amount whatsoever, expel such participant from the Retreat. The Retreat Organizer will have no responsibility or liability for any participant who leaves the Retreat prior to its conclusion or for any activity undertaken by any participant that is not included in the Retreat Itinerary.

Participants (guests and assistants) agree that they will not create a competing group India tour business that copies the business plan and itinerary, or similar itinerary, of the Sevanti Adventures Journey to India Retreat. Participants may return to locations on the itinerary as not-for-profit individual tourists on vacation, but they may not create their own for-profit group tour business and recreate the same or similar itinerary.  Such activity will be treated as a violation of this agreement, and a violation of Sevanti Adventures’ intellectual property and proprietary tour itinerary rights. It’s also bad karma.

Lodging

Double and single accommodations are available. If you are traveling with a friend or partner, we will assign you together as roommates. In the event you are traveling alone, best efforts will be made to find a compatible roommate of the same age, gender, and geographic origin.

Conduct

It is Sevanti Adventures’ responsibility to ensure that all participants have a safe and positive travel experience. Guests are expected to behave in an orderly and socially acceptable manner during the event. Sevanti Adventures and its organizers reserve the right to remove any guest from the event if they behave in a manner unreasonable or disruptive towards the well being of other guests, Sevanti Adventures staff, the staff of our partner venues, or any person related or unrelated to the implementation of the event.

Sacred Sap Retreat

Package Includes

  • 5 days, 5 nights at AyurSoma Ayurveda Royal Retreat
  • Lodging: double occupancy in a Palace Deluxe room, with ocean view + AC
  • Meals: 3 vegetarian, Ayurvedic, south Indian cuisine meals daily
  • Daily yoga and meditation sessions with guest teachers
  • Lectures on Ayurveda, Indian and Kerala culture, Hinduism, yoga, and yoga philosophy
  • Ayurvedic consultations and treatments (additional treatments at the participant’s expense, arranged directly with the resort)
  • Half-day tour of the Kerala Backwaters by boat
  • Special Sunset Ganesh Puja at Shiva Temple: Throw and crack coconuts for removal of spiritual obstacles
  • Half-day tour to Attukal Bhadra Kali Temple to make offerings to goddess Kali Ma
  • Evening entertainment: classical Indian music and dance overlooking the Arabian Sea
  • Complimentary transfer to/from Trivandrum International Airport and Somatheeram Ayurveda Resort

Post Retreat Tour

Package Includes

  • Offered to Kerala Sacred Sap Retreat participants only
  • Includes India domestic flights: from TRV-VNS and VNS-KTM (international airfare not included)
  • 7 days, 6 nights tour of Varanasi and Kathmandu Valley
  • Lodging: 5-star accommodations in Varanasi, Kathmandu, and Nagarkot
  • Meals: Daily breakfast buffet only (lunch and dinner not included)
  • Guided tour of the Varanasi and Kathmandu Valley sites
  • Luxury bus transport in Varanasi and Kathmandu Valley to sacred sites
  • Entrance tickets to all historical sites that require admission tickets
  • Free WiFi in hotel rooms
  • Farewell lunch in Kathmandu

Not Included

  • International airfare to/from India & Nepal
  • Passports and/or visas
  • Additional Ayurvedic treatments beyond those included in the retreat package
  • Tips at AyurSoma Ayurveda Royal Retreat (Ayurvedic treatment therapists, housekeeping, restaurant staff)
  • Tips for Kuldeep and Ritu Singh (recommended amount: $100)
  • Lunch and dinners on the Post Retreat Tour
  • Food or drink not included in the package (non-buffet orders, room service, etc)
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Overweight baggage charges
  • Hotel incidentals
  • Shopping
  • Any items of personal nature or any other expenses other than those expressly described in the brochure and package listings above