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IS YOUR EVENT SUITABLE FOR ALL LEVELS?

Mahabhuta Yoga Retreat is suitable for all levels of yoga practice. The purpose of the retreat is to find peace at our scenic location, follow guided yoga classes, learn more about yogic philosophy, pranayama, and meditation, and enjoy the community meals with like-minded people. This makes Mahabhuta retreat a well-rounded event which can be enjoyed by practitioners of different levels.


The retreat will be of most educational value to beginner and intermediary practitioners as we will focus on principal yoga philosophy and a more in-depth understanding of pranayama and meditation.

However, advanced practitioners will be as likely to enjoy the refresher course and could provide an invaluable contribution to the group discussions, practicing karma yoga in relation to more junior students. 

WHAT LEVEL OF PHYSICAL FITNESS IS REQUIRED?

Mahabhuta is an active retreat. If you consider yourself an active person - this retreat is for you in all shapes and forms. The retreat might be suitable for people with disabilities in consultation with a physician who could make sure one is in a fit state to join us for an activity holiday. In case of hesitation - get in touch!

HOW DO I REGISTER?

Retreat inquiries and reservations can be done via email, by telephone or with Ao Marama crew. All cabins provided by us are according to availability. However, guests are allowed to indicate their preferences which we will try to accommodate.


Non-confirmed retreat inquiries are not guaranteed reservations and are subject to availability. Guaranteed reservations require an email confirmation with confirmed reservation details received from aomarama.yoga@gmail.com by the guest, as well as the payment confirmation. Please keep the transaction receipt as proof of payment upon check-in.

WHAT IS YOUR REFUND POLICY?

Because Mahabhuta is 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 work together sharing expenses that may arise from unexpected cancellations.


  1. To reserve a spot at the retreat guests will pay the agreed amount in full.

  2. For cancellation requests submitted within 30 days of retreat date, 50% of the total amount will be refunded.

  3. Within 14 days of your retreat: sorry but no refunds given, no exceptions.

  4. Your reservation is transferable at the 10% re-listing fee if you can find another person for your spot.

  5. Due to teacher cancellations or any other situations outside our control, we reserve the right to make any changes to our programme, courses or teachers. Alternative arrangements will be offered or the retreat reservation amount will be refunded, but we do not accept responsibility for any costs incurred, including airfare and travel plans.

  6. In case the number of retreat participants does not reach the required number, Mahabhuta Retreat reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule the retreat. In that case, retreat participants will be informed immediately with an option to reimburse the retreat price or to sign up for a new date of the retreat and use their submitted payment to cover this new retreat.

WHEN IS THE LAST DAY I CAN REGISTER?

Registrations are closed one week prior to the date of the retreat unless last-minute tickets are available due to an unforeseen cancellation. Registrations may be closed earlier if the retreat is at full capacity.

DO YOU PROVIDE WITH HEALTH AND LIABILITY INSURANCE?

  • Mahabhuta Yoga Retreat accepts no liability for loss, damage, injury or illness during the retreat, or for any travel costs to or from the retreat site.

  • If you have any health issues, please consult your doctor to make sure you are in a fit state to join us for your activity holiday.

  • It is the guest’s responsibility to provide the retreat with information regarding food allergies. Mahabhuta Yoga Retreat can provide special menu/make special arrangements at an additional charge.

  • We strongly recommend that you have your own travel insurance to cover any loss or injury, including repatriation if necessary.

  • Passports, visas, and health/medical requirements: you are responsible for ensuring that you have a valid passport and any necessary visas, as well as any necessary or required inoculations or other health requirements.

  • We accept no responsibility for travel tickets such as airfares and buses. This is solely the guest’s responsibility to organise and inform us only of accurate arrival time.

  • We are exempt from fulfilling our contractual obligations for causes that could not be anticipated and/or are beyond our control. That being said, we have integrity and will endeavor to provide you with the services mentioned and hopefully exceed your expectations.

ARE THERE SPECIAL RULES OF BEHAVIOUR GUESTS WILL NEED TO ADHERE TO?

  • Mahabhuta Yoga Retreat guests must be respectful and must not engage in offensive, illegal or immoral acts. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination or sexual harassment. We do not allow substance use, except prescribed medicines, on our premises. Smoking, alcohol consumption or illicit drugs use can be considered such substances.

  • We do not allow loud music and try to maintain a peaceful retreat. However, we have no control over noise outside the retreat area.

  • Should this be a situation or should a guest become a nuisance to the staff at Mahabhuta Yoga Retreat, then we reserve the right to ask a guest to leave our premises or suspend their activities if it is appropriate to do so, without any compensation.

  • To encourage deeper learning and communication, our retreat is also a device/social media free retreat. Guests are strongly encouraged not to use their devices unless for essential communication (i.e. emergency) or to capture memories (i.e. photography) for personal use during breaks from the retreat activities. For the guests’ ease, we can provide an emergency number and a secure device locker for the duration of their stay.

  • We encourage our guests to respect others peace. Quiet curfew is from 10pm to 6am.

WHAT ABOUT MY PRIVACY?

We will not knowingly give your personal information to anybody else (except where required to do so by authorities). We will retain your information and from time to time we may contact you with our promotional and retreat related information, unless opted-out.
We love showing off your smiles to the world. Thus we may use your photographs and recordings when it is related to Ao Marama Mahabhuta Retreat and, for advertising and promotional purposes, without prior consent. In the case where the guest is strongly opposed to a promotional piece, do inform us via email or verbally. All personal and private information will be handled in the most professional and confidential way possible.
Mahabhuta Yoga Retreat retains all copyright license rights and exclusively owns all photographs and material displayed on its website. This information may not be copied or used for any other purpose.

I'M ALL BOOKED! HOW DO I CHECK-IN?

The official start of the retreat is the 1st of August 5pm. Guests can check into their rooms from 2pm on the same day. The official end of the retreat is the 5th of August 2pm. Guests will check out from their rooms during a dedicated check-out break (from 10-12pm) on the same day. The check-out will be followed by a final lecture and a light lunch will be provided.

AND WHAT ABOUT...?

If you have any other questions, get in touch by sending us an email at aomarama.yoga@gmail.com

 

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