The 2018 Mind Body Melanin Attendee Policy & Travel Waiver

Updated: August 2018

General Terms & Conditions

Please read the Terms and Conditions of Mind Body Melanin Co. carefully before submitting your deposit for the Mind Body Melanin Wellness Retreat. By signing this contract, you agree to the following terms and conditions.


The Mind Body Melanin Wellness Retreat is created for and intended for women of color. Retreat content and discussion topics are primarily tailored for women of color who identify as Black or Latina. Mind Body Melanin does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.


The individual is solely responsible for arranging and paying for their own travel, specifically including all airfares or other transport costs to and from the host location as well as any local transport costs. It is the responsibility of the attendee to carry all necessary documents when traveling. While Mind Body Melanin may advise the attendee on required travel documentation, Mind Body Melanin is not responsible for any supporting documents necessary for the attendee's travel needs or other purposes.


Personal travel Insurance is not provided by Mind Body Melanin for individual travelers. You will be responsible for all incidents. It is recommended to have travel insurance on any trips.

Cost and payment

Total cost of MBM Retreat (not including airfare or travel to/from retreat center) can range between $642 USD - $930 USD dependent on room accommodation selection .

The payable amount is established in accordance with prices of The Art of Living Retreat Center and including any activities and necessities for the retreat.

Payments. All payments are made through The Art of Living Retreat Center payment portal. In the event the retreat is cancelled (by Mind Body Melanin) for any unforeseen reason, payments made will be refunded in full to participants within 10 days of notification. 

1. Please note retreat packages includes tuition, room and board.
2. Shared rooms reflect per person rate.  
3. Please select the appropriate accommodation type.
4. A 30% non-refundable deposit is due at time of registration. Balance due will be on September 11, 2018

Cancellation Policy. Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to fourteen days before your program. Fourteen days prior to or less than the commencement date of the retreat cancellations are non-refundable. 

Roommate Policy.

If attendee purchases shared rooming accommodations (double or triple) and a roommate preference is not selected, attendee agrees to an assigned roommate selection with another retreat attendee.

Refunds are available (less a $50 processing fee) up to fourteen days before your program. Fourteen days prior to or less than the commencement date of the retreat cancellations are non-refundable.

Personal Risks

The attendee acknowledges and accepts the responsibilities and risks associated with their agreement to travel to and temporarily live in the retreat center. Therefore, Mind Body Melanin is not liable, to the maximum extent of the law, for any loss or harm the attendee or associates may suffer, including but not limited to loss caused directly or indirectly by:

Personal injury;
Emotional injury;
Illness or disease;
Damage to or loss of property; Natural disasters;

Hostage situations; or War or terrorism. Indemnity

The attendee agrees to indemnify Mind Body Melanin against any and all liability which the company incurs arising directly or indirectly out of, or in connection (in any way) with, the attendee's travel to, the retreat center.

Privacy Policy

Mind Body Melanin reserves the right to use feedback and images provided by attendees for website materials such as testimonials. Those who choose to access the retreat site from other locations do so on their own initiative and are responsible to the extent local law is applicable. Mind Body Melanin reserves the right to refuse acceptance to any application. Mind Body Melanin reserves the right to change these Terms and Conditions or the services it offers from time to time.

Mind Body Melanin and the attendee also agree to the conditions laid out in the Privacy Policy on our website

Retreat Center Terms and Conditions

Alcohol, Drugs and Meat Strictly Prohibited

Please honor the Rules and Regulations of The Art of Living Retreat Center facilities. The Property is intended to be free of any alcohol products, alcoholic beverages, or Containers. Alcohol is not allowed or permitted anywhere on the retreat facility grounds.

Drugs and marijuana are not permitted (prescription drugs accepted). Smoking is also not permitted. In addition, no meat, meat products or meat derivatives shall be at any time served, eaten, or otherwise utilized anywhere on the Property. The Art of Living Retreat Center reserves the right in its sole and absolute discretion to require that the event end immediately and the guests be removed from the Facilities. Those persons resisting such requirements will be re-moved as trespassers by law enforcement and all costs associated with such a disturbance will become the responsibility of the Host.

Room Accommodations

Each room accommodation is for double bed, hotel style room only. You will be required to have 1 roommate. There is a 2 person max. for each room assigned. All roommate assignments will be finalized by August 31, 2017. Beds, blankets, mattress, and linens are not to be removed from any of the rooms. A $100 charge will be added to the Host’s invoice for each incident. Blankets may not be used for sun bathing.

(a) No burning of candles or incense in bedrooms.

(b) Nothing is to be placed on heaters in rooms (oils, incense, etc.).

No Pets Allowed

No person shall bring pets on Retreat Center Property, with the exception of Service Dogs, which must be registered at Owner’s office.


Travel Liability Waiver Assumption of Risk and Release of Liability

Trip destination and dates of travel: The Art of Living Retreat located in Boone, NC from October 11 - 14th 2018.

I am participating in the named Mind Body Melanin sponsored trip, and hereby release and waive Mind Body Melanin from and against any and all claims, for bodily injury demands or causes of action of any type whatsoever, including property damage or personal injury, damages, losses and expenses, including but not limited to attorney's’ fees, arising out of or in any way related to participation in this trip with which I will be involved.

I am aware that there are possible risks and dangers associated with my participation. I assume full responsibility for any injuries or damages I may sustain as a result of my participation, including travel to or from the trip destination. In addition, I assume liability for and agree to indemnify and to hold the company harmless for all claims or damages caused, in whole or in part, by me and any negligent, intentional, or other act or omission on my part.

By checking ‘Yes, I agree’ on the retreat registration form you are acknowledging that you have read and understood this retreat attendee policy and the travel waiver to attend the 2018 Mind Body Melanin Wellness Retreat and you fully agree and understand all terms and conditions.