Firstly, thank you for choosing to walk your path with us. Our Ashram is made by, and made for, seekers like you who want to learn, practice and share authentic forms of Yoga, Ayurveda, and are also bound together for our love for Mother Nature.

Why Non-refundable Deposit?

Due to limited accommodation and the number of spots in each retreat, it is not practical for us to block a spot, without a deposit of $300 USD as a guarantee from you. We hire teachers and make practical arrangements depending on the number of participants. We need to know the exact number of participants for each retreats in advance to be able to prepare well and to receive you here without any last minute worries.

Please note the deposit payment is part of total payments, it will be automatically deducted from your final invoice.

How to Pay the Deposit?

After completing the Registration Form from our Online Bookings Page, you will be forwarded to our Payments page, where you can pay online with your credit/debit card. For some countries, it might be possible to pay even with alternative payments and bank options, depends on the payment gateway. After completing the payment, you will receive a receipt of your payment automatically and a link to pay the balance payments online through credit/debit card.

Application without a deposit

Without deposit, your application is not forwarded for review and approval process nor can we block a spot in our online reservation software.

Review of your application

All online applications will be reviewed by our teachers, to make sure that the course/retreat you are applying for is right for you. We look at your age, health, medical history (if any), past experience in Yoga etc. Only in some rare cases, if we feel your physical fitness or health conditions may not be suitable, we will phone you to discuss with you.

If an application is rejected (only in rare cases) the deposit will be refunded within 24 hours to the same Credit/Debit card.

Transfer Policy

Yes, it is possible to transfer your application and non-refundable deposit to any future course (not necessarily the same retreat/program you are applying for) or to any of your friends/family, with the following conditions:

1) Transfer request needs to be made at least six weeks before retreat start date. So that we will have enough time to find a replacement.

2) Your future retreat should be within one year from the date/month of retreat you have paid for. Example: if you book for a retreat starting in January 2016, you can transfer to any course till in January 2017.

Without Transfer intimation within six weeks prior to the start date, the non-refundable deposit will be forfeited automatically. The forfeited deposits go to our Trust account as a donation, which will be used for charitable activities like free medical camps, supporting the education of orphans and training locals into organic farm, etc.

Refund Policy

The deposit payment of $300 US Dollar is non-refundable under any circumstances, as this goes toward administrative costs.

For all other payments, except $300 USD we will refund your money as follows:
100% refund, if you cancel six weeks before the retreat start date.
75% refund if you cancel 15 days before the retreat start date.
If you have to leave the retreat after start date, there will be no refunds.

Full (Balance) Payment

When you complete the deposit payment, you will receive the invoice showing your balance payment, after deducting the deposit payment, which is part of the total payments. If you want to pay the balance in advance, please email our office.  Then we will send an invoice with link for online payment with your credit/debit cards.

You can pay the balance payments anytime before retreat start date.
You will have to complete the retreat payment within three days from retreat start date.

How To Pay?

Online Payments: We accept online payments through Credit/Debit Cards from our website 24×7. Please note there would be an extra charge of 4% processing fees, charged by RetreatGuru payment gateway for International card processing. All fees for payment processing or currency exchange fees charged payment gateways or banks are not included in the total cost and you will be charged in addition to what you pay us.

Credit/Debit Cards after arriving at the location: 
We accept Visa and Master Cards (both Credit/Debit cards) – with an extra charge of 5% that will be charged by our banks for processing an International Credit/Debit Cards + commission of a third party agent, that we use to process all our card transactions.

If you like to use this option, please update your card company you will be travelling and using your card abroad. Without this notice, your card might be blocked to make any payments from most of Asian countries. Also please make sure about any extra charges from your credit/debit card company for international payments.

It is also possible to get Indian Rupees for your own personal use, out of your Credit/Debit Cards, if you don’t mind paying 5% extra charges.

Cash Payments:
We accept cash in any major currencies such as USD/GBP/AUD/EUR. For other currencies, please email us in advance to be sure.
However, please note that Indian Banks/Foreign Exchange places don’t accept any soiled or dirty notes. Also the smaller bills in the denomination of 1, 5, 10, 20 are not accepted generally. If accepted, there would be 1% fee on the exchange rate.
Older US Dollars, without security strip in the middle are not accepted or there can be extra 1% fee for accepting them. 

Money Exchange
We recommend all participants to bring at least $300 US Dollars worth of cash to exchange into local currency, to pay at the airport, taxis, day-trips, smaller shopping in the town, as many places in India don’t have credit card machines.
A local money exchange agent come to our retreat location once a week to exchange money for our clients.

Bank Transfers
Sorry, we don’t accept any international bank transfers for several practical reasons, all paperwork and compliance with governments. The amount of time, fees deducted from each payment is unknown, until the payment reaches our accounts. Otherwise, bank transfers are not considered professional/business by many banks and government agencies, who put us under extra scrutiny and paper work to prove who sent the money and for what purpose etc.

For any questions, please feel free to email us: info@ayuryoga-ashram.com