General Conditions of Reservation

These conditions apply to the Enchanted Circle 2024 retreat and festival.

Information on the Enchanted Circle

The Enchanted Circle is a project that explores voice, body and connection in musical and a cappella improvisation. Sharing music and living together are at the heart of the experience. For the pleasure of getting together and the joy of creating together. And to offer oneself a time of connection within an ephemeral collective.

The experience of the enchanted circle can be intense on many levels: with oneself, with others and with the whole. During the week we are immersed in a bustling collective context and pedagogical proposals that can invite introspection, connection to one’s emotions and sometimes to one’s traumas or fears. This week of retreat can be transfomative for some people. Depending on what you want to experience, this kind of experience may be welcome or it may be complicated. It is important that you determine for yourself whether you are ready to dive in. Come to the retreat with the understanding that you may experience a multitude of emotions or physical reactions. You are responsible for your own well-being and comfort <3

If you are currently under the care of a doctor or other health professional, if you have suicidal tendencies or if you are feeling vulnerable and intend to see a doctor for various reasons, we recommend that you seek medical advice before taking part in the retreat or festival. These events are not designed to deal with states of being that need to be accompanied as part of a therapy or medical treatment.

The facilitatorswill guide you gently and kindly throughout the week, but it’s you who chooses your level of commitment and decides how far to explore certain proposals. A framework for caring for your body and soul will also be set up to allow you to be supported in your personal journey during the week. But, again, it is you who will know best how to take care of yourself!

Presence commitment

By registering for the retreat or festival, you agree to be present for the entire duration of the event. Arrival is at 2.30pm on the first day. Departure is at 2pm on the last day. Breaking this commitment would greatly diminish the value of what the event can bring, which is why it is essential to do your utmost to overcome any event or circumstance that might prevent you from honouring this commitment.

Commitment to the values framework

The Enchanted Circle is based on a commitment to being socially and environmentally responsible. We believe that the exploration of the voice, the body and connection can be facilitated by the creation of a value framework .

As a cultural association, The Enchanted Circle works for social equity, gender equality, environmental preservation, interculturality and non-discrimination.

Your participation in The Enchanted Circle events implies a commitment to respect this framework of values by accepting all people without discrimination based on skin colour, nationality, language, age, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

As the events are bilingual French-English, you should also be aware that several languages will be spoken around you during the week. Some activities will be in French only, some in English only and some in French-English. If you don’t speak either language, there may be times when you simply have to follow the flow without relying on an verbal understanding of what is happening. Come with this in mind.
In the same way, we invite you to take care of the relationships with people who do not speak your language. If you share a common language, it is immediately easier to connect with that person if you change the language of communication 😉

Reserving a spot for 2024

The reservation of your place is effective from the reception of your registration form and your payment in full. No reservation will be taken into account before we receive these elements. An exchange of emails or messages does not constitute a reservation.

Payment

You pay for your registration online by bank transfer or credit card, depending on the event you are registering for. You can choose to pay in one or more instalments. No booking will be considered valid without full payment in advance of the event.

A very limited number of places are available for cash payment. A non-refundable deposit of €100 is required by bank transfer. Cash payment is then made on site on the day of arrival at the event.

Cancellation by the participant

Once your booking has been confirmed, you agree to attend the event. If you cancel, The Enchanted Circle automatically keeps a €75 non-refundable deposit. If someone on the waiting list agrees to take your place, you will receive a 100% refund – the €75 deposit. If no replacement is found to take your place, your refund will vary according to the number of days remaining before the start of the event:

Number of calendar days’ notice prior to the start of the retreat% of repayment
28 days or more80% – 75€ deposit
Between 21 and 27 days50% – 75€ deposit
Between14 and 20 days30% – 75€ deposit
Less than 14 days prior to the start of the retreat0%

These reimbursement rates are applied for the purpose of repairing the economic loss suffered by The Enchanted Circle.

Cancellation by the Enchanted Circle

In the event that The Enchanted Circle has to cancel an event, participants will be offered an alternative date or a full refund of registration fees if the proposed date is not convenient for the participants. Under no circumstances will The Enchanted Circle accept responsibility for costs incurred for transport tickets or accommodation.

Image rights

During the events, we will be taking photos and videos. These media will be shared with participants and in part will be published on the Internet in order to share certain aspects of the Enchanted Circle’s activities. Your participation in The Enchanted Circle events implies your agreement to your image being published.