Terms & Conditions for a MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat

Please read carefully and print or save a copy of this agreement between you and MiSP for future reference. By applying for the MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat, you are confirming that you fulfil the specific prerequisites and that you agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions:

1. Application

1.1 Applications should be made via our website: www.mindfulnessinschools.org

1.2 Once you have applied, you will receive an automated email confirming that MiSP has received your application.

1.3 A legally binding agreement shall not come into existence until MiSP has offered you a place on the retreat by:

(i) Notifying you by email in an offer letter that you have been accepted on the MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat and;

(ii) Confirming the receipt of payment.

1.4 MiSP reserves the right to reject any MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat applications but will always endeavour to provide an explanation where this occurs.

2. Teachers’ Retreat requirements

2.1 You must meet the specific pre-requisites for the MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat.

2.2 You must be at least 18 years of age to attend the MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat.

2.3 In order to attend the MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat, you must be able to speak and read English to an Upper Intermediate Level, i.e. be able to interact fluently with native speakers, communicate effectively and understand everyday language. You should not require simultaneous translation during any part of the Teachers’ Retreat itself.

2.4 You are expected to participate fully in the MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat and to behave professionally, respectfully and politely throughout. MiSP reserves the right to ask you to leave the MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat if this is not the case.

2.5 If you have any specific needs, please advise us at the earliest possible time by emailing support@mindfulnessinschools.org so that we can contact you to discuss your requirements.

3. Payment

3.1 The total Retreat fee will be displayed on the application form.

3.2 You will be required to pay the full fee to secure your place on the MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat. Payment may be made by PayPal account or by credit/debit card as a guest within PayPal.  We can provide a receipt on request.

3.3 Any payment made to MiSP will be for sterling amount with all currency exchange costs or bank fees borne by the payer.

4. Cancellation, refund and deferral policy

4.1 Should you wish to cancel your place on the MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat, you must inform MiSP of your decision by email to finance@mindfulnessinschools.org as soon as you are able.

4.2 If you cancel your place on the retreat up to 2 weeks prior to the one-day Retreat start date you will be offered:

(i) A full refund of the total fee paid (if applicable)

OR

(ii) A transfer to the next MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat.  A transferred place can only be transferred once and no refund will be possible if the transferred place is subsequently cancelled.

4.3 If you cancel your place on the retreat less than 2 weeks before the one-day Retreat start date, please note that:

(i) A refund will not be given (if applicable)

HOWEVER

(ii) You may transfer the place to the next MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat.  A transferred place can only be transferred once and no refund will be possible if the transferred place is subsequently cancelled.

4.4 Full attendance at the Teachers’ Retreat is required. MiSP will not issue a certificate of attendance if you leave the MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat early.

4.5 MiSP reserves the right to cancel a course up to 30 days prior to the commencement of the course. If MiSP cancels a course you will be offered your choice of a place on another course or a full refund.

4.6 MiSP shall not be liable to refund any other expenses incurred by the participant.

4.7 MiSP shall not be liable to refund fees or any other expenses incurred by the participant should courses be cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control.

5. Data protection

6.1 Personal information collected and/or processed by MiSP will be used for the purposes set out in our Privacy Notice. A copy of our privacy notice can be found on our website. This notice explains what information we collect, why we collect it and what we do with it. We are legally obliged to use your information in line with all applicable laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679.

6. General

7.1 MiSP has the right to update or amend these Terms and Conditions from time to time. These terms and conditions are available on MiSP’s website.

7. Medical Acknowledgment

MiSP’s one-day Teachers’ Retreat is intended as an opportunity to deepen your mindfulness practice, take some time to pause, reflect and nourish yourself, and connect and share learning and ideas with a community of like-minded people.

Like most retreats, the day will include extended periods of guided and non-guided mindfulness practices. As with any mindfulness courses or retreat, it may not be for everyone. In particular, if you have recently experienced trauma or bereavement, or severe physical or mental illness, you should consult with your GP or other medical adviser before undertaking this, or any form of mindfulness training or practice.

For more information, please read the following article by Ruth Baer and Willem Kuyken.

If you wish to discuss any concerns you might have about the MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat in this respect, please contact enquiries@mindfulnessinschools.org

Please confirm that you understand that this course is not a substitute for any medical treatment you might need.

I have read the information above and confirm I understand that this course is not a substitute for any medical treatment I might need. I agree that if I have, or have recently had, symptoms of physical or mental ill-health, it is my responsibility to consult with my doctor and/or other healthcare professionals and follow their advice.

8. Online Commitments

As an online Retreat, it is crucial that you ensure that you attend this session…

  1. In a quiet space where you will not be interrupted, and not sharing a laptop or being in the same room as someone else attending the session (this is to avoid audio feedback issues).
  2. Having checked all technology is working to a quality that allows for full engagement with the taught retreat. It is the individual’s responsibility to ensure that the technical requirements are working in advance of this retreat.
  3. Please note that you are required to have your camera switched on, unless advised otherwise during the sessions.
  4. Using a PC/laptop/Mac with reasonable broadband and a webcam. This session will take place on Zoom. If you have reasonable broadband then it should work, but an exact list of the technical requirements for Zoom can be found on their website if you want to check. You cannot join the retreat using a mobile device or tablet as these may have limited functionality when using Zoom.
  5. Take part in the session as you would if the session was happening with everyone in the same room. This means stepping away from distractions (technology, work commitments etc.), and fully committing to engaging in this Retreat.

N.B. The MiSP one-day Teachers’ Retreat is not suitable for those attending from their workplace. Stepping back from work and other commitments is a crucial aspect of a mindfulness retreat day, allowing you to fully engage with your practice, personal and professional development.

9. Contact us

By email: enquiries@mindfulnessinschools.org

By post: Mindfulness in Schools Project, Bank House, Bank Street, Tonbridge, Kent TN9 1BL

 

Issued by Mindfulness in Schools Project – Last updated 19th March 2021