General Conditions of Reservation

These conditions are valid for the 2023 Enchanted Circle Retreat

Information The Enchanted Circle Retreat

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 feel fragile and intend to see a doctor for various reasons, we recommend that you consult before participating in the retreat. The retreat is not designed to deal with states of being that need to be accompanied by therapy or medical treatment.

The retreat facilitators will guide you in a caring and gentle way throughout the week, but it is you who will choose your level of commitment and decide 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

Your registration for the retreat implies a commitment to be present for the entire duration of the retreat. Arrival at the retreat is at 2:30pm on the first day. The retreat ends at 2pm on the last day. Breaking this commitment would greatly diminish the value of what the retreat can bring, so it is essential to do your best to overcome any event or circumstance that might prevent you from meeting this commitment.

Commitment to the retreat value 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 retreat implies a commitment to respect this framework of values by accepting all people on the retreat without discrimination based on colour, nationality, language, age, religion, socio-economic status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

The retreat is bilingual in French and English, so come with the knowledge that many 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 😉

Reservation of a place for the 2023 retreat

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.

The number of remaining places displayed on the website www.lecercleenchante.com is automatically updated as registrations are received. If several people register at the same time, it is possible that the place you saw vacant is no longer vacant when you fill in your registration form. In this case, you will be able to choose another rate among the remaining places or to be on the waiting list if one of the registered participants withdraws.

Payment

You pay your registration online when you book your place. You can choose to pay in one or more instalments. No registration will be considered valid without full payment of the retreat fee in advance of the retreat.

A very limited number of places are available for cash payment. The conditions remain the same: no registration will be considered valid without full payment of the retreat fee in advance of the retreat. The way in which the cash payment is made is to be determined between the participant and the enchanted circle.

Cancellation by the participant

Once your registration is confirmed, you agree to attend the retreat. In case of cancellation on your part, the Enchanted Circle automatically keeps 100€ for administration costs. If a person on the waiting list accepts to take your place, you will be refunded 100% – the 100€ administration fee. If no substitute is found to take your place, your refund will vary according to the number of days remaining before the course starts:

Number of calendar days’ notice prior to the start of the retreat% of repayment
28 days or more80% – 100€ administration fee
Between 21 and 27 days50% – 100€ administration fee
Between14 and 20 days30% – 100€ administration fee
Less than 14 days prior to the start of the retreat0%

These reimbursement rates are applied in order to compensate for the economic disadvantage suffered by Le Cercle Enchanté.

Cancellation by the Enchanted Circle

In the event that the Enchanted Circle is forced to cancel the retreat, participants will be offered an alternative date or a full refund of the registration fee if the proposed date is not convenient for participants. The Enchanted Circle will not accept any responsibility for the cost of transportation tickets or lodging.

Image rights

During the retreat, we will take photos and videos. These will be shared with the participants and will be partly published on the internet in order to share some aspects of the Enchanted Circle activity. Your participation in the retreat implies your agreement to have your image publicly displayed.