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September 30 - October 7, 2017

Retreat Price, Per Person

Double (shared bath)  $2400
Double (private bath)  $2515
Single (shared bath)*  $2700
Deluxe Single (private bath)*  $3125
*limited availability

Payment Schedule

- $500 deposit to reserve space
- Balance due ASAP / by July 1, 2017

Step 1 — Complete the Registration Form below. (Be certain to click the "SUBMIT" button at the form's end.)

Step 2 — Choose the occupancy you prefer and select an option from the appropriate drop-down menu to submit payment — either the initial deposit ($500), 50% of the total cost, or full payment. If you choose to pay a deposit, you will receive an invoice for the balance, due ASAP / by July 1 at the latest.

Step 3 — Stay tuned for follow-up materials, which will be emailed to you shortly.

Please contact Michael at if you have any questions or need help with the registration process.

Retreat Registration Form

Name *
Birthdate *
Select your preferred rooming situation. Please note: - there are a limited number of single and deluxe single spaces; - if you select a double room, you will have a roommate; - if you're traveling with a friend or partner, be sure to note his/her in the field immediately below.
If you would like to room with a specific person on the retreat, please name him/her here:
Billing Address *
Billing Address
Terms & Conditions *
In checking this box I acknowledge that I have read and understand "What's Included" and "What's Not Included" in the per person cost of the retreat, as well as the Cancellation Policy.
Double (shared bath)

Double (private bath)

Single (shared bath)

Deluxe Single (private bath)

The fine print...

What’s Included:
  - 7 nights' accommodation at villa, linens and towels
  - 3 vegetarian meals daily, except one lunch and one dinner out
  - Local wine at dinner (1/2 bottle per person, per night)
  - Unlimited fruit, water, and herbal tea throughout the day. (Tea and coffee-making facilities are available in each house.)
  - All group transportation, including one transfer from Lucca to villa (9/30), and back to Lucca (10/7)
  - Daily yoga practice and use of yoga room, yoga mats, blocks, blankets, belts, and bolsters, plus additional yoga mats for use outdoors
  - Use of outdoor salt-water pool and common areas
  - Planned activities (including day trip to Cinque Terre, tour of Lucca, cooking class, and winery visit), entrance fees, and local guides
  - Wi-fi
  - Use of laundry facilities in each house (€ 3 per load)

What’s Not Included:
  - Airfare from/to your home city
  - Ground transportation to/from arrival airport to Lucca, and transfers from/to Lucca outside the one scheduled pick-up on arrival day and drop-off on departure day*
  - One lunch, one dinner, and any other additional meals
  - Supplemental activities (i.e. massages, shopping, opera, etc.) and transportation outside planned group activities
  - Short-term traveler's insurance
  - Other travel-related expenses
  - Teacher/guide gratuities
* Transfer from arrival airport can be arranged and provided for an additional fee

Cancellation Policy
Should circumstances arise that result in your canceling your reservation, Ananda Expeditions, Ltd. will refund payment less a cancellation fee as follows (computed based on date of receipt of written cancellation):

  Days Prior to Trip:
More than 120 days
91 – 120 days
46 – 90 days
45 days or less

Cancellation Fee:
  $100 admin fee
  100% of deposit
0% of trip cost
  100% of trip cost

Ananda Expeditions, Ltd. reserves the right to cancel any trip prior to departure in the event that cancellation is deemed necessary or wise. Such conditions might include, but are not limited to, insufficient participant registration or other logistical challenges that would negatively affect trip operation. The refund of all payments received shall release Ananda Expeditions, Ltd. from any further liability. Ananda Expeditions, Ltd. is not responsible for non-recoverable expenses incurred by clients in preparation for a cancelled trip, including airfare.