FAQs + COVID Policies

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*updated 7.5.22

COVID Regulations

On all retreats until the COVID crisis is fully contained globally we will operate under the following procedures*:


  • All guests must show proof of a full vaccination series (including at least one booster shot) 
  • All guests must show proof of a negative COVID test (PCR) taken within 72 hours of the start of the retreat
  • Mandatory mask use while in shared transportation vehicles if required by local regulations
  • *Some countries may have additional entry requirements or regulations that we will follow which may be in addition to the above list.
  • We highly recommend you buy reputable travel insurance to cover any potential costs for delayed or cancelled journeys due to health reasons
  • Please note that as of June 12, 2022- the U.S. government no longer requires a rapid test to be taken before returning to the States. Should this policy ever be put back into place, guests will need to pay for their return testing.
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Cancellation Policy

Above Yoga Retreats is a small business and therefore we request that if you need to cancel your booking, please contact us via email, as soon as possible to discuss. Our cancellation policy helps to cover our large financial investment with the retreat properties and other local providers, which are non-refundable upon securing dates for retreats. 


If you cancel in writing 90 days or more before travel:  Above Yoga will hold the full amount paid on your behalf and reserve it as a credit for your use towards a future retreat within 18 months of your originally scheduled retreat dates. 


If you cancel in writing 45 - 89 days before travel: Above Yoga will allow you to apply 50% of the total retreat cost to a future retreat within 18 months your originally scheduled retreat dates, however all other payments made will be lost.


Any cancellation less than 45 days ahead of the start of the retreat will lose ALL value paid. 


*After 2 or more cancellations on the same initial booking, you will be charged a $125 admin fee for each additional rebooking.


If Above Yoga determines the trip needs to be postponed for any reason, you will have also have the option to move your money to any other retreat within 18 months of your original trip dates. 


Please note that deposits are non-refundable except in extreme circumstances or where its explicitly stated otherwise. If you anticipate you will need a refund for any reason instead of a future credit, Above Yoga recommends trip insurance to cover this need. Please check with your airline for their policies before booking or cancelling any retreat-related flights.


General Retreat FAQs

No, there is no "good" at yoga anyway! Yoga is a personal practice. All yoga classes (and all activities) on the retreat are completely optional. You may participate in as much, or as little as you'd like. All yoga classes and meditation practices will be accessible for beginners, or those "out of practice"  - especially our slower evening classes. Our morning flow classes will be beginner-friendly, but also offer up challenges for more advanced practitioners.  All that's required to participate in yoga classes on our retreats is an open mind and a willingness to show up.

Everyone! On previous Above Yoga retreats, we have had guests ranging from 22 - 72 years of age. Often we have lots of solo travelers as well as friends, family member and partners who choose to travel together. All are welcome and will be embraced in the inclusive environment of these retreats. We are proud to be an LGBTQ+ friendly business and an ally to all. Please note: In order to maintain a peaceful, safe and responsible group environment, Above Yoga retreats are adults-only. All guests must be 21 or older by the travel dates. However we will consider guests between the ages of 18 and 21 on a case-by-case basis, but only if they are traveling with a parent or other close relative. 

A month prior to the retreat, you will be sent a full itinerary and recommended packing list; but mostly comfortable clothes, some good books and a journal to jot down life-changing thoughts! In most cases the on-site yoga studio is fully stocked with mats and props, but feel free to bring your own mat or mat towel if you prefer.

Yes! If you signed up for an international retreat and you don't already have a passport, please apply at least 4-6 months prior to our trip. Visit the travel.state.gov website to get started. If you already have one, please make sure the expiration date is more than 6 months after our return date. Passport processing times are extended due to COVID. If you are a U.S. citizen, you will not need a visa for destinations in Morocco, Europe and Central America, but you will for most retreats to Asia. Above Yoga will provide more instructions for getting a visa if needed. If you are not U.S. citizen, your requirements may be different and we are happy to assist you in the visa process. 

Above Yoga has partnered with a travel agency and they are well briefed on the suggested airports and arrival and departure windows for all retreats. The process to book with them is listed in your welcome email you received upon booking your retreat. If you choose to book your own flights, Above Yoga always suggests booking directly with the airlines. If you land on the dates and time frames specified in your welcome documents, you will be picked up from the airport and brought to the retreat villa or hotel, which is included with the cost of your retreat booking. If you choose to travel on different dates than the group, or land at a different airport, you are responsible for your own transportation to the retreat center. You can choose to fly home when the retreat concludes; or choose to explore more on your own. However, those staying beyond the retreat dates are responsible for their own ground transportation arrangements to return home.

You have the option to pay in full during check out while booking. If you choose to pay the 20% deposit, then your remaining cost will be due between 90-120 days before the retreat starts. If you'd like to pay in smaller increments over time, you can always pay down your remainder at your discretion, in any increments, in your customer portal. 

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Past Participant Status

We are extremely lucky to have many guests return to Above Yoga retreats year after year. We offer up discounts as a thank you for that loyalty. 


   - 1st Retreat: Welcome to the Family! - BRONZE

   - 2nd + 3rd Retreats: $75 off - SILVER

   - 4th + 5th Retreats: $150 off - GOLD

   - 6th + 7th Retreats: $200 off - PLATINUM

   - 8th + 9th Retreat: $250 off -  DIAMOND

   - 10th+ Retreat: $300 off - LIFETIME VIP STATUS


Return guest? Please ask for your personalized voucher code BEFORE you book! Please note that these discounts cannot be combined with any other offer.