RETREATS & EVENTS
This human experience is endlessly fascinating when we give ourselves the space + permission time to explore.
I strive to create retreat containers that assist to rattle our perspectives, shake up beliefs, and meet ourselves again…. freshly + sweetly.
I would love to support in cultivating that space for you.
What if I’m not very good at yoga or a complete beginner?
- Fear not my dear! This is my most asked question and actually the majority of the attendants are closer to the opening of their yoga journey …. though it is designed for all levels.
- My aim when offering a retreat is to create a space to deepen your practice, to dive into your inner emotional landscape, and to support you in discovering the unique expression of your own practice …so you can take it home with you!
- And yoga is so much more about the postures! I strive in my retreats to offer the opportunity for a holistic immersion experience in all of the aspects of yoga…the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual.
What if I’m not very flexible?
- While it is a common misconception that you must be ultra flexible in order to be a yogi, flexibility is absolutely not a prerequisite. My retreats are not focused on achieving fancy postures or doing the splits. While we will dive into daily asana classes(all-level), my main goal during retreat is for your to explore the nature/ culture we are in, create meaningful connections with other participants and to develop a stronger, more loving relationship with ourselves.
- But back to the asanas (postures)…Myself and the other teachers are here to support and assist you at whatever stage you are at – in your physical as well as emotional wellbeing. So forget the wild poses you see in the media – where you are is a perfect place to start!
What will the yoga be like?
- There will be 1-2 physical classes a day depending on the schedule of our other adventures. Morning classes are are typically more movement based, while in the evening we invite more cooling aspects in. No retreat is ever the same in the offerings, but you can expect both movement and relaxation. What stays consistent is that everything is encouraged but optional! Part of the practice of yoga is learning to create a close relationship with ourselves – listening to when we need to go a bit further and when we need to take a step back.
What is the schedule like?
- Please refer to the individual retreat website for a more detailed layout of your journey but I strive to create a balanced mix of cultural explorations, yoga/meditation workshops, and lounge time! Everything is encouraged but optional …listen to you!
What will the food be like? (I have allergies)
- All the food served on our retreats is colorful, plant-based, vegetarian/vegan, and as local + organic as possible. Please let me know dietary requests and we can usually cater for most requests.
Is there an age limit for your retreats?
- Nope! There is no age limit !. What I hope is that you are an easy going + curious individual who is open to connecting!
- Tribe ages span from teens to 60s! There is such beauty in spaces where we learn from each other across generations (and not enough of them!) So please come and feel welcome to share + absorb from each other.
What if I come by myself?
- I am continuously blown away how a group of strangers can come together and so quickly drop into family- and actually most of our guests come by themselves! People come from all over the world with diverse ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. While so many things are seemingly different, the bond created over exploration, connection, and yoga is incredibly beautiful. I absolutely love when I see people who met on retreat connecting somewhere in the world years later! Many an incredible bond has been forged (and even some love stories!) Come by yourself + leave with a tribe!
What’s included/not included?
- Included in your retreat: Daily yoga/meditation, all workshops + classes, group excursions, a plant-based cuisine and all group transport once you have arrived to the initial meeting location.
- Not included in your retreat: Airfare, traveler’s insurance (recommended), cost of tourist visa on arrival (if retreating out of the country), juices/smoothies, airport pickup (transport can be arranged at cost of taxi only), airport drop-off, independent ground transportation (motorbike, scooter, bicycle, rental), additional activities, lessons, tours, excursions (there will be some free time) and massages/souvenirs.
What do I need to bring?
- Each retreat location will differ slightly, however, here is a general list of essential items to bring: a yoga mat, comfortable clothing for yoga practice (clothing that you can layer are great for all weather conditions!), a blanket/shawl, sandals, walking shoes, journal, a good book, headphones, toiletries, earplugs, bathing suit, playfulness, and curiosity!
Do you offer a payment plan?
- I am happy to work with you in creating a payment plan to make the journey more supportive for you. Please inquire to discuss payment plan options.
90 days from start of program – 50% of your total payment in
45 days from start of program – final balance due
If you pay through US bank transfer on WeTravel there is no charge. To use CC it is 2.9% for Visa, MC, and Discover or 3.9% for AMEX.
When should I book my flight?
- Please do not book your flight until your registration is completed and secured through our website. Once you have received an email confirmation you are safe to book your flight!
What if I need to cancel?
- Your deposit is non-refundable and is due upon registration. You may receive a 50% refund of retreat total (minus deposit) if canceled three months in advance. After the three month mark, payments are non-refundable. Travel insurance is highly recommended! No one plans on having to cancel an epic journey but life happens and insurance can help recoup cost for the retreat and your flight. Don’t always play it safe, but in this case, DO! We Travel offers a wonderful travel insurance but please do look around as well.
Are gratuities included?
- Gratuities and tips are not included during your retreat. If you’d like to support staff members and drivers you may do so at your own discretion. Staff members and drivers work hard to make your experience pleasant so tips are always appreciated.
Do I need immunizations/vaccines and a visa to travel?
- Please contact your nearest travel clinic for the latest requirements in the location you are visiting. This pertains to all out-of-country retreats! It is your responsibility as a traveler to obtain all required immunizations/vaccines and travel documents (including visas) before arriving to the retreat!
Please do not hesitate to ask about anything that comes up…I’m here in full support for you to expand!
If you must cancel your reservation, please remember that your deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable.
- More than 90 days out > the deposit is kept + additional payments returned.
- 30-90 out > 50% of trip price is returnable. The other 50% is forfeited.
- 30 days out > 100 % of the trip is forfeited.
- We highly recommend that you purchase travel insurance as soon as you book an international retreat! (Repeat: get travel insurance. See below.)
- It is your responsibility to read and understand our cancellation policies. Exceptions cannot be made for any reason, including weather, injury/illness, or personal emergencies. No refunds or credits will be given for failure to attend or failure to complete the retreat, or for arriving late or leaving early.
- We HIGHLY RECOMMEND purchasing your own travel/trip cancellation insurance so your trip fees will be covered in case you have to cancel your retreat. We never forsee unfortunate events occurring but they do. I don’t always preach to play it safe but in this case….YES!! (one of our guests had to cancel last minute due to sickness + through her travel insurance, she was able to get reimbursed for not only the trip but her travel expenses as well!)
- You can usually add insurance to your airfare when booking flights, ask your credit card company about trip insurance.
- You can also purchase insurance on our payment site, WeTravel, or also check out Global Nomads.
- They can also assist with any aspect of travel planning.
- CCY Retreats reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of CCY Retreats (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or insufficient sign-ups) we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund.
We HIGHLY recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance.
Companies like TRAVEL GUARD or WORLD NOMADS offer policies that insure your investment in case you need to cancel (including “cancel for any reason” coverages), coverages for expenses incurred due to weather & travel delays, personal property loss and emergency travel medical. Please review policies carefully to choose the coverage you need.
Notes on COVID-19
We are of course staying up to date regarding the pandemic and taking all necessary precautions. In the event we need to reschedule this retreat, you can choose to have your deposit moved to the rescheduled dates OR apply your deposit to any upcoming retreat with Cole in 2021 0r 2022. We want to make this experience as relaxed as possible for you and are happy to offer flexibility with refunds due to COVID-19.