What can I expect on an OMNoire retreat?
You can expect daily yoga and meditation sessions, group discussions, camaraderie, and adventure!
Do I need yoga experience?
We welcome yogis of all levels, from absolute beginners to advanced practioners. This retreat will offer an opportunity for growth and new experience no matter how much time you have spent on your mat. Regardless, we hope you keep an open mind and trying out something new to you during your time there.
What food can I expect?
We strive to provide healthy meals for all our retreats, keeping in line with the needs of our wellness community. Your packages will include almost all of the meals during your trip, as described in the trip description. Please let us know as soon as you sign up for our retreat if you have any special needs; food allergies or other allergies, or any other special needs or conditions, dietary or medical.
What should I bring?
Please see trip description for additional items, but for our summer retreats you should generally bring: sunscreen, bug repellent, comfortable clothes and shoes, sunglasses, swimsuits, reading materials, a journal, reusable water bottle, and a little sense of adventure!
How much free time will we have?
Our retreats will always include a healthy balance between group activities and solo free time to relax, read a book, take a walk, party at night, etc. The days that we have outings planned we will go lighter on the yoga/fitness sessions. We have built in leisure time for participants to go off on their own or simply stay near the hotel/resort.
Please refer to the package page for each retreat to see what's included in your package price.
If you choose to go on any additional excursions outside of your package, you will be responsible for the costs but we will definitely help you arrange reservations and transportation.
If I am a solo traveler but do not mind sharing a room or suite with another guest, what should I do?
If you would like to share a room or suite, but need to be matched with another guest, you can put your deposit in for the room of your choice, and at check out select “YES to being matched with another solo traveler." Next step, join our Facebook community @omnoire where we'll connect solo travelers to get to know each other leading up to the retreat. As a solo traveler, your payments will remain the same, as will your suite mate's whomever you are matched up with.
When will I receive trip details?
Upon registration, you will receive a welcome message with general trip information. If you opted for an installment plan, we will also send reminders 30 days prior to payment date. As the date of the trip approaches you will receive emails on specifics relevant to your trip.
When should I book?
You should book as soon as you're able to because rooms are limited. To secure your booking, we require a non-refundable deposit which will vary per retreat. Please refer to each retreat for specific deposit amounts and refund policies.
Do I need to book my own flight?
You are responsible for booking your own flight to and from our retreat aport. Visit the Travel/Accommodations page for the retreat for suggested airlines to book based on your geographical location. We always suggest booking your airfare to arrive as early in the day as possible so you have the day to get settled and relax before our retreat officially begins.
How do I get from the airport to the resort?
If applicable, we will provide ground transportation to and from hotel/resort for our attendees. Please refer to each retreat page for more information.
Can I make changes to my reservation?
Please contact us directly if you have a special request for your reservation. We will do our best to accommodate.
Can I arrive early and stay late?
You are more than welcome to book your travel to arrive early and/or late for any of our retreats. If you choose to do so, you will be responsible for the cost of your room at the hotel/resort as well as arranging transportation to/from the airport if they are out of our specific travel dates. We will do our best to work with the hotel/resort to give you the same rate that our group will receive for the retreat. Contact us prior to booking your airfare so we can confirm the rate of your room.
Is my trip package refundable?
Deposits are non-refundable. Please refer to each retreat page for refund policies.
Should I get travel insurance?
Travel insurance is not mandatory however we highly recommend you do purchase it. If you choose to do so, we suggest that you add “cancel for any reason” to your policy.
Although normal trip cancellation will cover you for illness or injury, or for a travel companions illness, injury or death, it is limited to these. With “cancel for any reason” you will receive a percentage (usually 75%-100%) of all pre-paid costs. With this coverage if something comes up, a wedding, a new job opportunity, etc. or if OMNOIRE has to cancel due to weather, staff injury or illness or other unforeseen reasons, you will be covered. *This option needs to be purchased within 15 days of your trip deposit.
We suggest this policy from Travel Guard or similar:
Travel Guard – Gold(Protect Assist) w/ Cancel for any reason http://www.travelguard.com/
What is the currency and where do I get it? How much cash will I need?
For international destinations, please refer to the retreat page for information on the country's currency.
Do you have discounts available?
Yes! We do offer a 5% discount for our retreats if paid in full at time of booking.
*If you have any further questions not addressed above, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org