How do I make a trip/retreat booking?
You may reserve your space on a retreat by placing a deposit on our secure reservations system at exoticyogaretreats.com. If you have limited computer access or would rather register by phone, you may call us at +1 (970) 924-0253.
Do you accept payment in installments?
An initial deposit will hold your space on the retreat. The remaining balance is due 90 days before the start of the retreat. After you make your initial deposit, we will send you a link to pay your balance. You may pay the remaining balance down in any increments on any installment schedule that you like, so long as the balance is paid 90 days before the start of the trip.
What are your cancellation terms?
If you cancel your retreat:
90 days or more prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive 100% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat within 12 months.
31-90 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: 50% credit of the cost of the full retreat toward another Exotic Yoga Retreat within 12 months, and will forfeit the remainder.
0-30 days prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive no refunds or credits.
To officially cancel, you must send an email to Exotic Yoga Retreats stating that you wish to cancel.
If we cancel the retreat:
We have never had to cancel a retreat; however, if we do cancel a trip due too few participants, we will refund to you all deposits and payments you have paid. We cannot, however, compensate you for airfare or travel costs incurred. In the unlikely event that Exotic Yoga Retreats must cancel a yoga retreat due to weather, natural disaster or political upheaval, we cannot guarantee a refund; it will depend on Exotic Yoga Retreats receiving a refund from the venue or tour operator we work with. To cover these risks, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.
What is travel insurance?
The best way to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstance is to purchase trip insurance. Good coverage can protect you if:
you cancel your participation in the yoga retreat
the retreat is canceled due to weather, natural disaster, or not enough participants to run the trip
your luggage is lost or delayed
you become ill or injured and need medical care or repatriation
Do you provide travel insurance?
We do not provide travel insurance, though we strongly recommend all of our guests purchase it to protect themselves. Your current insurance provider may offer travel insurance and be able to bundle it with your other coverage. Another solid option is Allianz Global Assistance, one of the most reputable travel insurance providers available.
I need to cancel my booking, now what?
To officially cancel, you must send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org stating that you wish to cancel. Based on the amount of notice you have given us, (see cancellation policy above) we will issue you a credit for the appropriate amount to be used on a future retreat within 12 months. If the circumstances of your cancellation are covered under the travel insurance policy you purchased, you should file a claim with your insurance provider.
There is a destination I would LOVE to see you organise a retreat in, how can I inform your team?
We welcome your input! We are always updating our portfolio of locations to stay fresh and visit the most exotic places. You can email your destination or venue idea to email@example.com. We will pass it along to our partnership team for review. You might even see it in next year's retreats!
What if I get injured on your retreat/holiday trip?
We take great care in designing our trips. We selected the highest quality venues and providers so that you will not be placed at risk. In the unlikely event of injury or illness, our Exotic Yoga Retreats team will reach your emergency contact if necessary. Your travel insurance provider will also be able to provide guidance on where to receive medical care if required. Exotic Yoga Retreats is not liable for any injuries incurred whist on a retreat or holiday.
Are flights included in the trip prices?
Our Exotic Yoga Retreats guests come from all over the world, so flights are not included in the cost of the retreat. However, should a short flight between locations on one retreat be scheduled in the middle of a trip, that flight will be included, as all intraretreat transport is included in the price.
Do you organise visas/permits for your clients?
Exotic Yoga Retreats will work with you to arrange any visas or permits that are required for your retreat. We will call out clearly in the "What's Included" section of each retreat whether visas are covered in the retreat costs.
I'm not very 'good' or 'experienced' at yoga, are these trips/retreats for me?
Our retreats are for yogis (and aspiring yogis) of all levels- from advanced to those who have never tried yoga before. Our instructors will expertly modify each class to ensure that it works for everyone. And, you can join us and do as much, or as little, yoga as you would like!
I have a spouse/partner/friend you is not keen on yoga, but wants to travel on a retreat/trip with me. Is this OK?
We welcome spouses, partners and friends along with you on retreat. Everyone who attends our retreats is welcome to do as much, or as little, yoga as they would like, with no pressure.
Can I bring my children on retreat?
Our retreat guests are adults enjoying a sumptuous holiday away from the stresses of life. Occasionally, mature and calm teens may find that they wish to enjoy a relaxing yoga holiday with a parent and be a good fit with our experience. Reach out to the Exotic Yoga Retreats team if you are interested in bringing a guest under the age of 18; we will work with you to see if this may be a good fit.
I am very experienced in my yoga practice, will I find these retreats/holiday packages fulfilling in terms of yoga level?
We plan our retreats so that all yogis can have a great experience. Our instructors will work with you to understand your unique needs and wishes, and tailor classes appropriately. It is worth noting that our retreats often go beyond yoga, and include cultural immersion, culinary experiences, and optional outdoor activities. All of these are yours to take advantage of to the extent you'd like . For those who want to go deep into yoga, you can also check out our "Deepen Your Practice" retreats which are focused on yoga practice.