Retreat and Training Refund Policy: We understand that these are trying and uncertain times. We are wholeheartedly here to support your growth and transformation on a deep and personal level and do not want to jeopardize your search for being a force for positive change within yourself, your family, and your community.

Although we do not offer any refunds for any reason, if you are unable to attend your yoga teacher training program, yoga retreat or Gaia Gourmet Culinary Training, you can transfer any payments made directly to us up until 30 days before your start date to a future retreat or training in any of our locations (depending on availability). The new training must be within 18 months of your original training start date. You may have to pay any increase in price, should our advertised prices be different at the time of the re-scheduling. You will not be eligible to apply for any early-bird rate should you need to change dates into the future. All locations have different room options, you may not be able to receive the same room accommodations with a transfer request, nor are there any partial refunds if your room option price has lowered due to the transfer.  We hope you will join us to cultivate optimal health and wellness. Namaste.

Note: Should Lakshmi Rising, Gaia Gourmet, and/or Stay Well Lifestyle LLC feel the need to change retreat venues, for any reason whatsoever, in order to protect the interest of the training, students, and/or faculty, they may do so without notice.

The Impossibility of Performance – Force Majeure

I agree that Lakshmi Rising, Gaia Gourmet, Stay Well Lifestyle LLC and their agents, will not be liable should my attendance to a training or retreat be hindered in the event of Acts of God; such as, but not limited to: fires; volcanoes; adverse weather conditions such as earthquakes, tidal waves, and floods; strikes or blockades; government orders; global pandemics; airport closures; flight cancelations; or other circumstances beyond our control.

Shop Refund Policy: Lakshmi Rising is not responsible for any refunds or returns on sales made by our Shop partners. Please contact the partner directly.


Please note that our Yoga Teacher Trainings are PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT INTENSIVES designed to teach you how to teach the practices of yoga. You will spend a lot of time in meditation, in movement, in silence, in lecture, in nature, with others in community, and with the eight limbs of yoga through an inclusive and classical tantrik lens. You will be invited to use these tools as support through any emotional and mental discomfort that may surface as you explore internal landscapes. It may be challenging at times. We have witnessed and guided hundreds of students through this beautiful process. The system works. Inspiring results come from the energy one invests.

This is a professional training and NOT a personal therapy intensive or detoxification program (from recreational or pharmaceutical drugs). While we are committed to introducing authentic yoga and self-study techniques, this program should not be taken as a personal therapeutic intensive if you are expecting or in need of professional psychological or medical support.

Our faculty and staff are not trained psychiatrists and do not carry clinical backgrounds in PTSD, addiction, sexual abuse counseling, or other mental health concerns. If you have a history of PTSD or extreme drug use, it is important that you arrive to our program in a stable state with the intention of using the practices of yoga for self -regulation and personal spiritual growth. If you are seeking more personalized therapeutic support, we advise you to make that therapy your priority before attending an intensive yoga teacher training immersion.


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