sign up for a retreat

You can book your retreat by...

(updated terms as of May 13, 2020)

 

1. REGISTER

send an email to Janna van Duijkeren: bookings@oceanandyoga.com

 

with the following information:

- your full name, address & which retreat you'd like to sign up for 

- which room option you prefer (options listed on each retreat page)

- any dietary needs, allergies or food intolerances that you may have

 

2. DEPOSIT PAYMENT

You will receive a confirmation email with instructions to wire your deposit payment of 350-450EUR (depending on retreat and room choice) to the retreat location Olho Branco to confirm your reservation for accommodation & meals (due 6 weeks prior to the start date).

 

3. REMAINING PAYMENT

is only due upon arrival.

 

more info on traveling, arrival/departure & how to get here.

Important information about current status in Portugal, changes to expect in our retreats

and updated booking, deposits & refund terms:

  • Our retreats here in Portugal will recommence as of July 18 in line with current health protection measures recommended and enforced by the Portuguese government. This is possible since we are hosting small groups only and the yoga classes are taking place outside on the (now extended!!) yoga deck and meals are also being served outside. With all the space that we have here, all minimum distance requirements can be met. And of course, we’ll be monitoring the situation and recommendations as they roll in. If needed, we'll adapt or cancel in which case we'll refund your deposit payment.
  • As of now it looks like all surfing courses can take place, even though we may have smaller groups at different time slots. We'll configure our program accordingly.
  • meals: will be served outside with spacious seating options.
  • rooms: we will try to make single rooms available whenever possible if this is important to you. Another option is to camp (in your own tent) for a discounted price.
  • group size: at the moment we can officially host a group of maximum 10 people. 
  • travel: The government is preparing to open Portugal for tourism again by June 1st, so we are optimistic about smooth and easy traveling here. However, we recommend that you either wait with flight bookings until closer to the start of retreat, or to book with travel insurance or check the terms of the airline for vouchers or refunds in case retreat gets canceled. 
  • We have updated our cancelation and refund policies.
    • Deposit payments of 350-450EUR (depending on the retreat and room choice) are only due 6 weeks prior to start of the retreat.
    • Deposits will go directly to the retreat location Olho Branco to cover for your food and accommodation. Ocean & Yoga won’t require any additional deposit from you at this time.
    • In case of unforeseen events on Portugal’s side (such as change in measures that won’t allow for us to host the retreat or boarder closings), we will refund the full deposit until 2 weeks before - for unforeseen changes thereafter, we will be able to pay back the portion for meals, but not for accommodation (which is approx. 50% of your paid deposit).
    • In the event that you can’t come because of changes in your country of origin or last minute flight cancelations, we will refund the portion for meals (about 50% of deposit, even until the day of start of retreat)
    • teachers & retreat content: Since we are working with international teachers, we don't know at this time if all of our teachers will be able to travel to Portugal at the time of the retreat. In the event of canceled flights or closed boarders, we will find an adequate solution and will inform you if the content & program of the retreat might be affected by this. If you don't want to participate under these circumstances, you may cancel and receive a voucher for another retreat with the respective teacher and a refund of the meals portion from the retreat location (your accommodation deposit is non-refundable in this case).

(updated May 13, 2020)

 

contact

 

 

We are looking forward to meeting you!

 

Jana Toepfer

Founder of Ocean & Yoga 

 

feel free to contact me

Email: jana@oceanandyoga.com

Mobile Portugal (& what's app): +351.927 181 448

Mobile Germany: +49.173 60 21 874

 

 

 

 

Janna van Dujkeren 

Retreat Coordinator Ocean & Yoga

 

feel free to contact me

Email: info@oceanandyoga.com

Mobile (& what's app): +31.6 421 528 82

general business terms

payment terms

  • Ocean & Yoga is a free project bringing the wisdom of yoga and yoga teachers together. Your deposit fee of 200EUR (respectively 400EUR if a retreat is guided by 2 teachers) will go directly to the yoga teacher offering the retreat program. This deposit covers all your yoga lessons/workshop content guided by the respective teacher/s and reserves your spot in the program/on the yoga deck. All remaining costs are received by different entities than Ocean & Yoga.
  • A second deposit payment to book your room and board is due directly to the farm Olho Branco (respectively Seminarhaus Stolzenhagen). Wire instructions will be sent via email. If you wish to use paypal there is a +5% paypal fee.
  • The retreat prices listed on our website are calculated including further activities apart from the yoga programme, such as surfing lessons, music/soundhealing sessions, nature reconnection workshops, circus workshops, cooking workshops etc. (depending on retreat). These costs will go directly to the respective workshop teachers and will therefore need to be brought to the retreat in cash so they can be paid directly. We will let you know via email how much the remaining cash payment will be, so that you know how much to bring to cover all remaining extras.
  • Your 3 payments consisting of 1. yoga training fee, 2. room & board fee, and 3. workshop fees will then match the calculated price as listed as "total retreat price" on our website. 
  • not included: flights, travel to location, rental car, insurance
  • Ocean and Yoga is not a travel agancy nor a yoga retreat center and doesn't sell any complete travel packages. All retreats as listed are programs created by skillfull yoga teachers weaving their own teachings with other offerings and activities and offering their work at our location of choice. 

cancelations

  • cancelations 1: the deposit fee to reserve your spot in the program is non-refundable but may be used towards another Ocean & Yoga Retreat within the same year if the cancellation takes place at least 21 days prior to the start of the retreat and if spots are available for upcoming retreats during that same year.
  • cancelations 2: the second deposit to the retreat location is also non-refundable unless the reserved spot can be filled by someone else who will join and pay for the retreat instead of you.
  • cancelations 3: if Ocean & Yoga needs to cancel the retreat due to any unforeseen reasons your deposit(s) will be refunded fully. If you have already booked your flights at this time, Ocean & Yoga is not responsible for any non-cancellable flights, but you would need to have your own travel insurance arranged. 

travel

  • you are responsible to arrange and book your own travel to Aljezur. Closest airports are: Lisbon (3hrs) and Faro (1.5hrs). Check out the how to get here page for further instructions.
  • public transport to Aljezur is possible from both Faro and Lisbon.
  • we recommend that you book a rental car to be flexible during your stay. However, we can help you with a pick up service from Faro or Lagos. Please inquire for pricing.

miscelaneous

  • single or double room choice is based on availability and surcharges apply for single rooms. Discounts may be available for the cabin (if shared by 3), or the mezzanine (if shared by 2). Please check on details page of each individual retreat.
  • early arrivals/extra nights aren't possible unless specifically listed
  • yoga & surf retreats without the surfing lessons - yes, this is possible. Please inquire for price reduction.
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