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FAQs

What are the event dates for the coming year?

We are currently in the planning stages of the 2018 season. You can find events and time frames under Upcoming. If you’d like to be the first to hear when new events become open for registration, you can submit your email address on our homepage to be added to our mailing list.

What are the ‘Escapes’ and what can I expect?

The Escapes we offer are all-inclusive, bespoke travel experiences designed for yogis, aesthetes, creatives, and foodies in some of the most beautiful locations in Italy. Our goal is to create community through a new breed of shared travel and to provide our guests with an experience of luxury, authenticity and adventure, that leaves them both exhilarated and rejuvenated. We make each event unique through careful research into restaurants serving seasonal, local food made from scratch, and seeking out the most inspiring vistas, cultures, and accommodation in Italy.

At each Escape we will guide you in through daily yoga sessions, and other traditions such as Astrology workshops. We also collaborate with life coaches who provide carefully curated workshops on areas of your life that you want to transform. Additionally, we offer Italian cooking lessons, wine tastings, and other culinary experiences such as truffle hunting. There will be a planned culinary experience for each day – from street food to fine dining – and we devise an itinerary for unique exploration of the area. Specific activities will be noted in the description for your particular Escape.

How long are the Escapes?

Our shorter Escapes are 4 day/3 night getaways in which guests stay in one location and time is devoted to exploring the immediate local area. Typically, they cost around €1800 depending on room choice, and are routinely paid in two deposits.

The longer Escapes we offer are more intimate and luxurious, usually lasting for a minimum of 8 days/7 nights, with guests sometimes staying in more than one location.

What’s included in the price?

Every Escape is all-inclusive except for airfare, which you must arrange separately. All expenses are paid in advance. While you’re with us, every meal, activity, transportation, and accommodation is taken care of, and we supply you with a curated collection of experiences, inspired by the region of Italy you’re in. All excursions covered by us are listed on your final itinerary. We will plan every detail; all our guests need to do is arrive and experience it with us.

While meals include wine, and there will be inclusive spa and shopping trips, guests will be responsible for any extra alcohol, beauty treatments and therapies, or personal shopping they might want.

Who comes to our Escapes?

Everyone! Men, women, couples, friends, and singles are all welcome on our Escapes. People from all walks of life, all nationalities, and all ages. A highlight of joining us on these Escapes is the diversity of creative, like-minded people who can come together over a love of travel, food, yoga, and slow living.

Do I need to have good yoga practice?

Not at all. Each yoga class will be designed to allow a different range of ability. There will be plenty of modifications to poses offered for beginner yogis, and options to challenge more seasoned practitioners.

I have a dietary restriction. Will there be something for me to eat?

The food we serve varies between locations, and while we cater for vegetarians, specific allergies, and some medical conditions, if you are severely limited and your diet is highly specific and restricted, these may not be the retreats for you. Due to the Italian food culture being such an integral part of our Escapes, we allow the country and region dictate the food we serve. However, if you have dietary restrictions or are vegan and would very much like to attend, we are able to create a special menu for you at an additional surcharge.

Do you accept cancellations or offer refunds?

Unfortunately, due to the logistics and upfront costs involved in these events, we have a strict no-refund and no-cancellation policy, regardless of circumstance. If you need to cancel you can find a replacement for your spot. If you are able to find a replacement, you will be refunded in full minus a service charge of €200, but only in the event that a replacement is found. We strongly recommend that you invest in travel insurance, and to be certain that you are able to make the trip before you book it.

My question isn’t answered here! How can I get in touch?

If you have any more questions, you can get in touch with us directly by emailing ciao@lavitainequilibrio.com.

E: ciao@lavitainequilibrio.com
T: +44 7967 997453

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CANCELLATION POLICY

Please note that because La Vita in Equilibrio Yoga Escapes and Retreats are limited to a small number of attendees, to allow for a more personable, intimate experience, our cancellation policy is in place to help guests and us alike to work together sharing expenses that may arise from unexpected cancellations.


Hold deposit is non-refundable.

Hold deposit (minus $200 Euros service fee) is transferable to another attendee.

Full balance due 42 days before start date of retreat.

No Cancellation requests other than transferring to another participate found by the original participant.

No one books a retreat with the intention of cancelling it, but unexpected events do occur, so please consider purchasing travel insurance (see below) and that 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 for failure to attend or failure to complete the escape/retreat, or for arriving late or leaving early.

We recommend that you purchase your own travel insurance. We encourage you to purchase trip cancellation insurance in order that your trip fees will be covered should you or your family have a medical problem prior to your trip or while on the trip. Trip insurance should also be purchased to cover medical expenses in the event you have an accident while on the escape/retreat. Most travel insurance must be purchased within 14 days of making your reservation.

We reserve the right to cancel retreats with inadequate participant interest, in which case all money paid to LA VITA IN EQUILIBRIO Yoga Escapes/ Retreats will be refunded.

Notification of cancellation will occur at least 1 month prior to retreat start date. LA VITA IN EQUILIBRIO Yoga Escapes/ Retreats cannot be held responsible for any personal expenses, such as airline tickets due to changes in itineraries or retreat cancellations.

DISCLAIMER

LA VITA IN EQUILIBRIO Yoga Escapes/ Retreats and all persons involved in retreats (herein after referred to as “AGENTS”) act only in capacity as AGENTS for the participant in all matters connected with travel, sightseeing journeys and transportation, and as AGENTS hold themselves free of responsibility for any damage occasioned by any cause.

AGENTS will not be responsible for any damages or expenses or inconveniences caused by late departures or change of schedule, strikes or to their conditions, nor will be responsible for loss or damage to baggage or any of the participant’s belongings.

All prices quoted are correct at time of printing, include the cost of operation of the journeys, and are subject to currency changes. AGENTS shall not be responsible for personal injury, death, accident, delay, loss, damage, irregularity or property damage as a result of force majeure or for any other losses or damages incurred by any person or journey participants caused by any delay or change of itinerary or arising out of any act, including, but not limited to, any act of negligence, any person acting for or on behalf of AGENTS for transportation, accommodation or sightseeing provider or any other person or entity rendering any of these services or accommodations being offered in connection with this journey.

This agreement supersedes all previous oral or written communications, representations, or agreements between the parties. Participants assume the risk involved when participating in yoga, foreign travel, and any and all activities and/or pursuits voluntarily undertaken while participating in the retreat.

Participants agree that any and all disputes between Participants and LA VITA IN EQUILIBRIO Yoga Escapes/ Retreats shall be governed by UK law.

Participants agree to mediate any and all disputes prior to the institution of any litigation. In the event of any litigation between the Parties to this agreement involving their respective rights or obligations, such litigation shall take place in the United Kingdom and the prevailing party shall be entitled to recovery of reasonable solicitors fees and court costs of litigation.

In regard to the stay during the yoga escape/retreat, AGENTS will provide safe, careful instruction and safe premises, but ask that each participant to take personal responsibility for their own self-care and (in the unlikely case) for any injuries incurred during retreat.

Modifications are given to students with specific needs. If participants are unsure of their physical ability due to previous injuries, they should seek the advice of a healthcare practitioner beforehand.

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