Terms & Conditions for MiSP Residential Retreats

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

1. Application

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

1.2 Once you have applied, you will receive an automated email confirming that MiSP has received your application and strictly subject to meeting the Retreat prerequisites, you will be sent an offer letter and an invoice.

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 retreat and;

(ii) Confirming the receipt of payment in cleared funds from yourself or your employer, if applicable.

1.4 MiSP reserves the right to reject any Retreat applications but will always endeavor to provide an explanation where this occurs.

2. Retreat requirements

2.1 You must meet the specific pre-requisites for the Retreat.

2.2 You must be at least 18 years of age to attend the Retreat.

2.3 In order to attend the 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 Retreat itself.

2.4 If you are resident outside the European Union (EU) you must ensure that you have a valid visa and can comply with all immigration requirements before booking a place. Any travel costs and other expenses are entirely the applicant’s responsibility.

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

2.6 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 and the invoice. Details of how to pay will be displayed on the invoice.

3.2 You will be required to pay a non-refundable deposit of £100 + VAT to secure your place on the Retreat and the balance + VAT will need to be settled within 3 months of the Retreat start date. If you book a place less than 3 months before the Retreat start date, full payment of the total fee +VAT will be required on receipt of invoice. Payment may be made by BACs transfer or cheque.

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

4. Joining Instructions

4.1 Joining instructions will be sent out by email prior to commencement of the Retreat.

4.2 Please contact support@mindfulnessinschools.org if you have any queries arising on receipt of the joining instructions.

5. Cancellation, refund and deferral policy

5.1 Should you wish to cancel your place on the MiSP Retreat, you must inform MiSP of your decision by email to finance@mindfulnessinschools.org as soon as you are able.

5.2 If you cancel your place on the course up to 3 months prior to the Retreat you will lose the non-refundable deposit.

5.3 If you cancel your place on the course within 3 months of the Retreat start date, no refund will be possible unless MiSP is able to fill your place. If your place can be filled, you will be refunded the total fee paid less the non-refundable deposit of £100 + VAT.

5.4 Full attendance at the Retreat is required. MiSP will not issue a certificate of attendance if you leave the Retreat early.

5.5 MiSP reserves the right to cancel the Retreat up to 3 months before. If MiSP cancels the Retreat you will be given a full refund of all monies paid.

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

5.7 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

7.2 By attending the MiSP Retreat you agree to allow MiSP use of photographic images taken during the Retreat which may include you in publications, press articles, promotional material and on the website. If you wish to opt out of this, you can do so by emailing support@mindfulnessinschools.org

8. Medical Acknowledgment

MiSP’s Retreat for Educators 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 days are full and long, with extended periods of guided and non-guided mindfulness practices. As with any mindfulness course 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 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.

As with other retreats, and to enable you to be refreshed and ready for long days of practice, the Retreat include an alcohol- and smoking-free environment.

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 5th February 2020