Old Cancellation Policy
This policy is in place for all bookings made prior to April 2021
This Cancellation Policy applies to all booking made on our own “Burren Yoga Retreat” website. If you booked via some other website, then the retreat fee is non-refundable.
We do not offer refunds for any reason.
If we have to cancel the retreat due to Covid restrictions or any other reason, you may use your deposit or any payment already made, on another of our retreats in the next year.
If you leave a retreat early for whatever reason, we do not offer partial refunds, and no refund or credit is due.
If you cancel for whatever reason and we offer you a credit note to be used on a retreat here in the future, that credit note is not a refund.
|Cancellation days||Amount card debited|
|More than 28 days||1/4 of retreat fee|
|Between 28 days & 14 days||1/2 of retreat fee|
|Between 14 days & 48 hours||3/4 of retreat fee|
|Less than 48 hours||85% of retreat fee|
|Don’t turn up||100% of retreat fee|
|Any cancellation fee or course fee not paid by start of retreat||100% of retreat fee|
Cancellation days are calculated as the number of days before the start date of the retreat on the day you cancel.
Please note that if you have paid by Paypal or bank transfer that there is a further fee of €50 which is detailed at
Other methods of payment
The cancellation policy applies to all reasons for cancellation, no matter how valid your reason for not attending the retreat.
We try to facilitate you if you are ill by transferring your booking which is detailed in the next section below.
If the cancellation fee is not paid before the start date of the retreat for whatever reason, the cancellation fee then becomes 100% of the course fee.
All cancellations by email or phone answering service only come into effect when the centre contacts you to acknowledge they have received your cancellation.
If you notify us of a cancellation by leaving a message on our phone answering service or by email and we don’t acknowledge you within 24 hours, then please know that we have not received your notification and you should contact us in person by phone.
All cancellation fees must be paid at the time you make your cancellation.
All booking fees or admin charges are non-refundable.
Covid 19 Cancellations
Local Lock-down affecting your ability to travel
If the Government impose a local lock-down which affects your ability to travel or attend the retreat, it is your responsibility to inform us as soon as possible if this lock-down affects your booking.
If you inform us within a few days of the travel restrictions being put in place (or extended) that you will be unable to travel due to the local lock-down and your address is within one of these counties, then you may transfer your booking to any other retreat on our website if there are places.
Or if you let us know at least 2 weeks before the start of your retreat date and your address is within one of these counties, then you may transfer your booking to any other retreat on our website if there are places.
There will be no transfer fee or cancellation fee to do this in these 2 cases.
If you do not inform us within 3 days of the travel restrictions being put in place, (and the local lock-down has been in place at least 7 days before your retreat start date) then you are liable for the full cancellation fee.
If you do not inform us at least 5 days before your retreat start date (and the local lock-down has been in place at least 7 days before your retreat start date) then you are liable for the full cancellation fee.
Countrywide Lock-down affecting your ability to travel
If the Government impose a countrywide lock-down which affects your ability to travel or attend the retreat, and do not permit travel or do not permit the retreat to go ahead, then there is no cancellation fee and you may transfer your booking to any other retreat on our website if there are places. There will be no transfer fee or cancellation fee to do this.
If you catch Covid 19 virus
If sadly you cannot attend due to you catching the Covid-19 virus, you may transfer your booking to another retreat within the next 12 months provided you send us a doctor’s cert to that effect. All payments are held over to be used on that new retreat.
If you do not provide a doctor’s cert stating that you have Covid 19 virus at the time of cancellation, then the full cancellation fee is charged when you cancel.
Transferring a booking instead of cancelling
Please note that it is not always possible to transfer your booking if the retreat you are booked on is less than 28 days away, especially within the last 3 days before the retreat start date.
If the retreat you are booked on is more than 28 days away, you may change your dates to another retreat that is currently listed on the website.
If you transfer your booking more than 28 days before the retreat start date, there is no charge to do this.
However you pay the new retreat fee at the time of your transfer and the new retreat fee is fully non-refundable and it is not possible to transfer that booking a second time.
If your retreat is less than 28 days away, please contact Dave and he will decide on a case by case basis whether it would be possible to transfer your booking. In such cases when the retreat is less than 28 days away, and if Dave is able to transfer your booking, the transfer booking fee is half of the normal cancellation fee at that time.
If this is possible, the new retreat fee is paid at the time of the transfer, and the new retreat fee is fully non-refundable and it is not possible to transfer that booking a second time.
The unlikely event that we had to cancel a retreat
If something happens that is beyond our control, and in the unlikely event that we have to cancel a retreat (outside the Government preventing the retreat to go ahead as a result of Covid measures), we will fully refund any deposit or retreat fee that you have paid already. For a cancellation due to Government Covid restrictions, you may transfer your booking to any other retreat on the website.
If you are booking flights to come here, we advise you to take out insurance when buying your tickets, to cover any such unlikely event, or any other event where you would have to cancel yourself.
Flexibility and Fairness of the cancellation policy
We try to be as fair and as flexible with our cancellation policy as we can.
We have compared our policy with other retreats centres, and the majority of centres require you to pay a deposit of 50% of the retreat fee at the time you signup for a retreat. Most of these non-refundable deposits are non transferable to another retreat. Cancellation for any reason involves losing your non refundable deposit.
Furthermore most other retreat centres impose a 100% cancellation policy if you cancel less that 28 days before the course start date.
Few if any offer an exception where you can transfer your booking to another retreat.
We hope that nobody has to cancel their booking on one of our retreats, and that our flexible policy will help you find an alternative retreat if an unavoidable situation arises for you.