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The Emotional Body as a Gateway to Metamorphosis

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Every midwife knows

that not until a mother’s womb

softens from the pain of labour

will a way unfold

and the infant find that opening to be born.

Oh friend!

There is treasure in your heart,

it is heavy with child.

Listen.

All the awakened ones,

like trusted midwives are saying,

welcome this pain.

It opens the dark passage of Grace.

Rumi

I am inviting you this day to begin a process of feeling and engaging with your emotional pain, instead of resisting it…so that you no longer turn your back to the doors that open you up to more joy, love, balance, power, peace and passion and the changes you need to make to BE in alignment your essential authentic self.

How do you know if you are resisting your emotional pain?

  • When “stuff” comes up, you feel isolated, too “sensitive” and like something is wrong with you
  • The areas of your life where you are “stuck” don’t ever REALLY change
  • You become stressed when feeling low, look for a meaning to your pain and excessively analyse it
  • You think witnessing your pain and healing it are the same thing
  • Once you feel emotional pain you enter a downward spiral and/or depressive vortex
  • You think you can get “rid” of feelings without purging them…yeah right! E’motion’s are energy in motion…they need breath sound and movement or they are held in our nervous system and we get sick or stuck. Trust me, Ive had enough sickness in my life and enough organs removed to get this one.
  • You are addicted to temporary alleviators of pain; external medicines, drugs, facebook, food, socialising, keeping busy with work and/or play
  • You constantly search for outside validation and approval and are concerned with what other people think
  • You prefer the heights to the depths, and constantly chase the heights

Any of this sound familiar?  Then please read on.

Pain and pleasure are always going to be in the flow of life, so if we resist pain and attach to pleasure or some ideal version of ourselves, we resist life and cannot come to a place of balance with it. We can only try to control it, which NEVER works. Today I want to offer some support and guidance to anyone who resists their emotional pain and then finds themselves blocked in their life force energy and flow.

Next time you hit the pain body consider actually working toward transforming your emotional state by coming down into your body instead of up into consciousness. It seems safe up there, above the illusion, the matrix, witnessing the pain body or trying to track it, analyse it, without actually engaging it. This is what I would refer to as spiritual bypass rather than deep, embodied work. if we don’t let our shit go, out the body and purge it out of the nervous system, our lives become constipated…and those shifts we would like to see in our lives, never happen.

So how do we do this?  How do we release pain out of the body so something new can take root?

1.  Identify your feelings, validate them instead of resisting them (fair enough Im feeling this way), then FEEL THEM ALL THE WAY by expressing them and releasing them.

How often in life do you stuff down negative emotions or feelings about something going on in your present life or about something that has happened in the past by either going into spiritual bypass, finding an external blame, distracting yourself, turning to addictions, going “up” into the heights to avoid the depths, or keeping busy.  It’s such a common human pattern to keep emotions trapped in our nervous system.  We do it because we are conditioned to do it, and we do it to protect ourselves.  You’ve done it, I’ve done it, our parents have done it, people do it on a daily basis.

The challenge is…

As we continue to stuff things down in our lives, it accumulates and causes more and more problems for us.  We continue to have money problems because we don’t want to address the emotional body which is guess what?  In the same charka as our material abundance – sacral chakra. The sacral chakra is our Center of balance.  It is about Vitality, Fluidity, Flow, Health, Wealth, a strong, relaxed body, harmonious relationships and ACCEPTANCE OF OUR EMOTIONAL BODY.

Emotions need to be released.  Emotion, or energy in motion, needs to flow through us.  I’m not gonna lie… to truly feel and release emotions takes courage and discipline because from such an early age we are taught to shhhhhhhhh…..to not throw tantrums….to stop crying.  Our parents either rush to fix us, shove something in our mouths (dummy or food) or basically just find a way to get us to shut the hell up!  The child who has an emotional release and has the response of those around him being one of non acceptance will grow up to believe that his emotions, particularly anger, should never be released. He may believe that he is never supposed to ever feel anger and will then start altering his behavior to keep his anger hidden. This is just one example of how we alter our behavior in direct response of how our emotions were responded to as we grew up.  And why?  Because our emotional body confronts our parents emotional body!  Which they do not want to look at.  We are raised in a world that has taught us that to feel any pain is somehow not “acceptable” which creates a society that seeks to detach from the symptoms felt and find “instant” relief. This pushes the emotions deeper into body and results in anxiety, stress, and many diseases.

When it comes to expressing and releasing, the importance of feeling and really connecting to what’s going on is critically important.  It’s all too easy to go into emotional release without any real presence, just going through the motions of beating some pillows, screaming and while you can certainly benefit from that since just expressing itself calms the body and nervous system, if you take the time to really breathe into your body, to stay relatively centered and grounded (healthy masculine) your going to feel even better.

Try it now, even just for a minute or two.  Pick a challenge you’re facing.  Identify what you feel exactly.  An emotion, not the story, evaluation or mind construct – JUST THE FEELING.  Anger, rage, sadness, grief, shock etc.

Now try one or more of the following EXPRESS AND RELEASE techniques:

1. Hand Scream (screaming into your hand.  Great for frustration)

2. Pillow Scream (screaming into a pillow.  Great for frustration, anger, resentment)

3. Power Stomping (standing and reaching to the sky while stomping feet into the earth.  This is awesome when you want to get into your power, especially out in nature)

4. Wailing/Grief Ritual (arms back, open chest, cry, wail.  This is when you feel like you are on the cross, why me, cant take anymore, sadness, grief, betrayal, stab in the heart, Im taking on someones pain or a collective pain)

5. Pillow Pounding  (when you are angry try bringing your lower arms onto a pillow in upward forward open motion.  Punching the fuck out of a pillow in a controlled way in other words)

6. Pelvic Thrusting with Pillow (Thrust your groin into a pillow as though you are “entering” the pillow – great for sexual frustration and claiming power back)

7. Tantrum (lay on the floor and throw a tantrum.  Great when you are not getting what you want)

8. Shaking (shock trauma negative energy being thrown at you)

9. Dancing (awesome for everything – imagine you are a hollow bamboo and let the music move you)1.

In order to heal we must release our emotion, for emotion was never designed to be anchored within the body, it was designed to FLOW and move. It is conditioning that tells us to not express, even though releasing is a cleansing and clearing higher frequency. As the frequencies are released and the emotions are experienced then clarity can begin to unfold.  As this happens and you find some relief from the story and stress, continue to pay attention to your emotional experience.  Now its time to bring the witness and chill, but stay centred in the heart and in the body.  We’re a “head-centric” society, trying to think our way out of our challenges, our grief, our fears, our stress – when we bring the body in, through this physical express and release process, when we take the time to FEEL the emotions, that’s when we can see dramatic change happen in our lives.

Whilst I am suggesting you acknowledge and validate the emotions, I am NOT suggesting you relive the trauma of the experience itself. By acknowledging the emotion, validating it, FEELing it and responding to the emotion itself we can begin to release it and heal from it.

2.  Make a choice to change what you don’t like – and stop hurting yourself!  

I know from my own experience that living a lie is the worst kind of hell there is, for you and for others.  Telling yourself you can keep working through this, when clearly it isn’t frigin working!

Get real with what you want and what you don’t want and have the courage to let go of what is no longer serving you or what is no longer in alignment with who you are. Knowing which changes are best for you comes, always, from feeling your feelings.  Some feelings are expansive and some are contractive and while the contractive ones have their gifts and call us deep into the centre of our bodies and souls to feel, they are also there to speak to us.  If a certain person or situation or place keeps creating lots of contraction and not a lot of expansion, you can keep doing the “work”, keep expressing and releasing, witnessing, coming back to love but if you are doing this all the time, the question must be asked:  Is the “work” now to make an empowered choice and let this person/situation go?  This takes enormous courage, much more courage than to hold on to what is familiar.

It is only when we let go of what no longer serves however, that we can truly make room for what does. In other words, If you want to get out of hell, try honesty and see how your life begins to rewire itself in your favour.   For instance, “Fuck Ive been expressing and releasing grief and rage over this dude for years now…hmmmm maybe time to make an empowered choice?”  One of the most hurtful acts you can do to yourself is continually ignoring and putting off dealing with the things in your life that cause you pain, misery and suffering. Some of us are in so much pain and struggle that we’ve learned to cope with it by telling ourselves we just need to keep working on ourselves, by pretending that it doesn’t even exist or that we are ok with it.  By getting real with our emotional bodies, we soon see, no we are fucking not ok with it!!!  I just pounded a pillow and grieved for over an hour…again!…thats the fourth time this week!! It gets you very real…much more real than the witnessing process or disappearing into the heights.  Of course everything is perfect there.  But we live here, in our bodies!!!!  Give the body some respect.  Give the emotions some respect.  They have powerful messages for you if you FEEL them.

It’s up to YOU to change. And to fully commit to that process.  Nobody can do the work FOR you. Not me.  Not God. Not drugs.  Not Facebook.  Not another Healer, book, you tube flick, baby, partner, circle, workshop.  You have to WANT your suffering to end badly enough to let go of what no longer serves.

3.  Accept that change brings discomfort, and resolve to truly just allow that change to bring its own forms of discomfort.

I can assure you, wholeheartedly, that much of the pain you currently live with will dissipate. You simply need to resolve to accept the discomfort that change brings by staying commited to your own evolution. By expecting, accepting and embracing the discomfort of change, for it brings with it gifts that you deserve.  The butterfly cannot emerge from the chrysalis without some discomfort…but when it does emerge….ahhhh what power and beauty in her flight!  Be ok with the cocoon.  By being ok with the uncomfortable, you set yourself FREE.  We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely do admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.

4.  Embrace being alone.  Once you embrace solitude, you dont “need” anyone but you can certainly enjoy them…much much more.

I’m not saying you need to go meditate and abandon society, what Im saying is that once you learn to enjoy your alone time,  you also feel the benefits that come with it.  You get more time to recharge, restore, reflect, know your own emotions, express and release without projection, learn what you love to do and….you will be far more productive without any distraction.  My most creative moments are always when I am alone.  Lately, Im so inspired by all the goodness my relationship is giving me, and so inspired by feeling this magical force of true love, that when I am alone I can let the creative juices flow from that inspiration. Taking time to be alone (which can also happen in togetherness but thats another blog) means you become more independent, you learn to be still and silent and you become powerful in all areas of your life.   Embracing solitude does not mean distracting yourself with technology and addictions.  Embracing solitude means truly being with yourself and listening to your body, your wisdom, your intuition and your heart.  And perhaps learning new things  that you enjoy and that life your vibration, like an instrument.  Last night I experienced how we can really drop into our body whilst playing an instrument..and then feel so cleansed! I was playing my beloved’s Yidaki (which is very similar to a didge) that I borrowed from him and I could feel so much emotion being poured into it.  At one point I just let go of the mind completely and I was releasing through sound so much energy from my body.  The vibrations of it pulsed up and down my spine and into the room, the magic of creating music and sound delicately spinning open my heart, the spirit of the instrument dancing with my soul…the whole playing led me on inner journey of discovery.  Wow!  Play music, pick up an instrument, sing, dance…feel the incredible healing power of sound move through your body.  It helps you to feel (great to play music while you express and release by the way), it helps to calm you, boost your energy and SO much more..!! It can even help regenerate nerves and pathways in your brain.  Just laying down and listening to high vibration sound can feel so good and make a difference.

5.  Allow love in as your new medicine – it i the most powerful medicine there is!!!

When its true love, the lovers smile is medicine.  The lovers touch is medicine.  The lovers words are medicine.  The lovers advice is medicine.  The lovers song is medicine…and when you make love….ahhhhhhh, mmmmmm,  you breathe, sound, move…FEEL everything including contraction, including expansion, including pleasure and bliss… and you HEAL.  If that is not your experience then maybe its time to ask yourself, why not?

Sometimes, another persons energy feels like excess baggage that constantly leaves you feeling drained.  This is not the love I am referring to.  This is co-dependency and more like one of those situations I was referring to in point 2.

What I am referring to is a love that eases the load.  That is mutually supportive.  That inspires new possibilities.  That makes your heart open and sing.  Even if your mind has forgotten, a love like this is always remembered in the heart for it is true union.  It is the love nourish you.  It is the love that when brought to the bedroom, makes sex and spiritual practice the same thing.  The body is temple that when used to penetrate or receive penetration with loving presence, transforms emotional energies.  Love and sex heal the body.  Look at anyone after they have made love to a man or woman they adore and who adores them.  We look brighter, we have more spring in our stride, our skin glows and for women, our breasts and faces become filled with some kind of magical youthful voluptuous spirit.  If there was more loving, conscious, joy filled sex in the world, there would be a lot less war and a lot more love!!!!!

In closing, I will say this.  It is difficult to keep facing, feeling, expressing and releasing the stored-up pain that we all carry. It takes courage to let go of relationships situations that no longer serve.  It initiates a true Inner Warrior to keep being real and authentic and in our bodies.  But always remember the butterfly.  Always remember that being in the chrysalis, being with the uncomfortability and the pain/struggle, is a core part of emerging and flying in the world….a core part of truly loving yourself and receiving love – unconditionally! Just as you would never abandon a suffering or frightened child- neither must you turn away from the pain inside you.  Metamorphosis is the butterfly emerging from the dark moist cocoon!!!

Spread your wings and fly!!!!

Best wishes on the magical journey flying Home.

Namaste

Dakini Chantelle

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You can do this via email training@embodiedawakeningacademy.com

Dispute Resolution

If you or we have any concerns arising out of these terms or your participation in one of our trainings, we agree that we shall communicate with the intention of making a genuine effort to seek a win/win solution and resolve any dispute by negotiation and discussion.

Please send an email to training@embodiedawakeningacademy.com to begin the process.

If we are unable to resolve a dispute by negotiation and discussion within 14 days, we agree to proceed to mediation with the assistance of an independent accredited mediator, seeking online dispute resolution or mediation by telephone. 

 The mediator is to be appointed by agreement between us or, failing agreement within 21 days of the negotiation period ending, the person initiating the dispute will seek the appointment of a dispute resolution professional.

 We agree to share all the costs of mediation equally between us.

We agree that neither of us will commence legal action until, in the opinion of the independent mediator, the potential for negotiation and mediation have been exhausted, except where urgent interlocutory relief such as an injunction is required.

Mutual Non-disparagement

Everyone participating in our Training or using our services undertakes that they will not publicly or privately disparage us or anyone associated with us, and will act in good faith to refrain from any conduct or communication which might reasonably be expected to interfere with our business or personal interests. We make a reciprocal promise to you.

 Any negative public discussion or comments made about us will be considered defamatory, negative, or otherwise damaging, and will be the subject of compensation in any mediation or litigation claim.

Prior Medical Condition Responsibility And Waiver

Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and training support staff are there to support you and provide you with a premium Training experience. Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and support staff are not to be relied on in place of your current health care professional or medical doctor while participating in the Training.

On choosing to enrol in a Training you assume personal responsibility to manage your current physical or mental health condition while engaging in the Training. Full disclosure of your current medical situation including but not limited to all relevant treatments and medications to Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and support staff prior to the Training and any changes occurring during the Training period must be communicated.

Revisions And Errata

The materials appearing on the Academy’s website and learning platforms may include technical, typographical, or photographic errors. The Academy does not warrant that any of the materials on its web site are accurate, complete, or current. The Academy may make changes to the materials contained on its web site at any time without notice. The Academy does not, however, make any commitment to update the materials.

Right To Make Changes

The Academy may revise these Terms and Conditions at any time without notice. By using this website and/or learning platform, you are agreeing to be bound by the then current version of these Terms and Conditions.

Governing Law

Any claim relating to the Academy’s website shall be governed by the laws of the Academy Owner’s home jurisdiction without regard to its conflict of law provisions.

Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy governs the manner in which the Academy collects, uses, maintains and discloses information collected from users (each, a “Student”) of the Academy. This Privacy Policy applies to the Academy and all Courses offered by the Academy.

Personal identification information:

We may collect personal identification information from Students in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, when Students enroll in the Academy or a Course within the Academy, subscribe to a newsletter, and in connection with other activities, services, features, or resources we make available in our Academy. Students may visit the Academy anonymously. We will collect personal identification information from Students only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Students can refuse to supply personal identification information but doing so may prevent them from engaging in certain Academy related activities.

How we use collected information:

The Academy may collect and use Students’ personal identification information for the following purposes:

  • To improve customer service. Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To personalize user experience. We may use information in the aggregate to understand how our Students as a group use the services and resources provided in our Academy.

To send periodic emails.  We may use Student email addresses to send Students information and updates pertaining to their order. Student email addresses may also be used to respond to Student inquiries, questions, or other requests

Sharing your personal information:

We do not sell, trade, or rent Student personal identification information to others.

Third party websites:

Student may find advertising or other content in our Academy that link to the websites and services of our partners, suppliers, advertisers, sponsors, licensors and other third parties. We do not control the content or links that appear on these websites and are not responsible for the practices employed by websites linked to or from our Academy. In addition, these websites or services, including their content and links, may be constantly changing. These websites and services may have their own privacy policies and customer service policies. Browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites which have a link to our Student, is subject to that website’s own terms and policies.

Changes to this Privacy Policy:

The Academy has the discretion to update this Privacy Policy at any time. We encourage Students to frequently check this page for any changes. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this Privacy Policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

Your acceptance of these terms:

By enrolling in the Academy, you signify your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this Privacy Policy, please do not enrol in the Academy. Your continued enrolment in the Academy following the posting of changes to this Privacy Policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Tantra Practitioner Training Payment Plan Terms, Conditions & Schedule

By agreeing to the Payment Plan Terms, Conditions and Schedule, you are agreeing to pay the training fee in 4 equal instalments (your total fee amount divided by 4).

The first payment acts as a deposit that secures your place in the training, and the following 3 payments occur every 3 months from the date of payment, for a total of 9 months.

PAYMENT SCHEDULE
Payment #1 (deposit payment): This payment will be charged immediately on purchase, any time prior to the program commencing to secure the client’s place in the program.  Program commences on 1st March.  
Payment #2: Three months days from initial payment date
Payment #3: Six months days from initial payment date
Payment #4: Nine months days from initial payment date

The following terms and conditions apply to this purchase:

‘The Owing Party’ refers to the client purchasing the training.

‘The Owed Party’ refers to Embodied Awakening Academy LLC.

1. Reasonable Belief

The Owing Party reasonably believes it can pay the Owed Party without further interruption.

2. Method of Payment

Payments shall be made to the Owed Party via automatic debit from the card that the Owing Party provides details for at the time of initial purchase via the Embodied Awakening Academy website.

It is the Owing Party’s responsibility to ensure that they have sufficient funds available in anticipation of each future charge. If they need to change their card details, it is their responsibility to contact the Embodied Awakening Academy at least seven (7) days before a payment is due.

3. No Refund Policy

This deposit and the payment plan is non-refundable. If you change your mind or withdraw for any reason, you are still obliged to continue to meet your payments, meaning you must complete your payment plan in full and you will not be given a refund of any kind.

4. Remaining Payments, Failures & Notifications

Remaining payments will be automatically deducted from the Owing Party’s credit card details, as entered at deposit purchase. Whilst the Owing Party cannot cancel or delete their credit card details as it is linked to their subscription, they can add an alternate payment method (i.e., update credit card details) in the payment system via their user dashboard.

In the event that the Owing Party fails to make any payments in accordance with the Payment Plan by the due date, the payment system will retry the payment five times, at the following intervals:

  • 12 hours after initial failure
  • 1 day after initial failure
  • 2 days after initial failure
  • 4 days after initial failure
  • 7 days after initial failure

After all attempts have been exhausted, the Order Status will change from pending to cancelled, and the Payment Plan/Subscription Status will change from pending to on-hold.  The Owing Parties’ access to the online training will then be paused indefinitely.

In the event that the Owing Party anticipates that they cannot make a payment by a payment due date, it is their responsibility to contact the Owed Party. These payment terms are absolute and final, however we also take a compassionate approach, so if there is a legitimate emergency requiring you to renegotiate a payment due date, please contact our team and this will be assessed on a case-by-case basis (training@embodiedawakeningacademy.com).

5. No Modification Unless in Writing

No modification of this Agreement shall be valid unless in writing and agreed upon by both Parties. 

TERMS & CONDITIONS

GENERAL WAIVER

This Event (workshop/course/retreat) is for educational purposes only. The Embodied Awakening Academy (EAA) and our subsidiaries, owners, principals, directors, executives, employees, staff, or agents are not mental health professionals, licensed medical practitioners, doctors, therapists, psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists, or other professionally licensed health care providers or professionals. The material related to the Event will not treat or diagnose any disease, illness, or ailment and if you should experience any such issues you should seek the advice and examination of your registered physician or practitioner as determined by your own judgement.

You understand the educational materials related to the Event is not a substitute for health care or medical advice of any kind. You understand and agree that you are fully responsible for your mental well-being, including your mental and physical choices and decisions.

You agree to seek medical advice as determined by your own judgement before taking any action in connection to the information provided or discontinuing use of any medications as prescribed by your medical practitioner. We shall in no event be held liable to any party for any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental or other consequential damages arising directly or indirectly from any use of this material.

You acknowledge that during this Event you participate voluntarily in any and all activities arranged by the organisers, and insofar as legally permissible, surrender your right to any cause of action against Embodied Awakening Academy arising from any loss or damage to person, financial loss or property that occurs during the Event.

LIMIT OF LIABILITY

Embodied Awakening Academy does not accept any liability of whatever nature, whether in contract, tort or otherwise, for the acts, omissions or default, whether negligent or otherwise, of third-party providers over whom Embodied Awakening Academy has no direct control. Under circumstances where liability cannot be excluded, such liability is limited to the value of the purchased travel arrangements. Embodied Awakening Academy does not accept any liability in contract, tort or otherwise for any injury, damage, loss (including consequential loss), delay, additional expense or inconvenience caused directly or indirectly by force majeure or any other event which is beyond our control and which is not preventable by reasonable diligence on our part.

CANCELLATION POLICY

1) COVID-19

With regards to Covid-19, if you are unable to travel due to government enforced travel restrictions, border closures or quarantine enforcement, we will happily allow you to transfer your ticket to another of our events (within a year) or use the credit for online courses, which will incur a $120 USD administration fee. If you choose to cancel your ticket, then you forfeit your deposit amount.

  1.  10 days or more prior to event start date: full transfer of ticket price to another EAA event within 12 months of retreat start date
  2.  under 10 days out from event start date: you will forfeit your deposit and the rest of your ticket amount paid will be transferred to another event of your choosing, within 12 months of retreat start date

2) IF EMBODIED AWAKENING ACADEMY (EAA) CANCELS AN EVENT:

While we will endeavour to never cancel an event, if Embodied Awakening Academy cancels an event, or changes a scheduled event date, due to circumstances within our direct control, then you are entitled to:

  • A transfer of your full event payment amount, as credit towards either a scheduled or a future event within three (3) years of the original event date, subject to availability of tickets. Or,
  • You may request a full refund of the ticket amount received into our account, minus any transfer fees.  While we will try to minimize transfers fees to the best of our ability, refund transfer fees will be borne by the customer where applicable

3) IF EAA IS FORCED TO CANCEL AN EVENT DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES OUTSIDE OF OUR CONTROL:

While we will endeavour to never cancel an event, if Embodied Awakening Academy is forced to cancel or change a scheduled event date due, for any reasons or circumstance outside of our control, including but not limited to: acts of God (e.g. volcanic eruption, extreme weather events, viral pandemic), war, terrorism, change of laws and regulations, political and/or social unrest, then you are entitled to:
  • A transfer of your full event payment amount (minus a $80 USD administration fee) will be transferred as credit towards either a scheduled or a future event within three (3) years of the original event date, subject to availability of tickets. Or,
  • You may request a refund of your applicable payment/s, minus the non-refundable deposit, without exception. Full price tickets include the non-refundable deposit as outlined in the event description.  The non-refundable deposit is retained to pay for non-retrievable costs to which Embodied Awakening Academy has committed in anticipation of your event.

In all cases, Embodied Awakening Academy is not responsible for your expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled event such as other accommodation, airline tickets, loss of work, and/or other costs associated with your attendance.

The responsibility to recover the non-refundable deposit from your insurance company is entirely yours, and we strongly suggest obtaining comprehensive travel insurance that includes event cancellation upon purchasing tickets to this event.

Tickets that are transferred to a future event are subject to the Terms & Conditions outlined in the new event that is being attended, once registration is complete.  Until then, the current event terms and conditions remain applicable.

4) If a participant decides to cancel their attendance at an EAA event, for any reason whatsoever

RESIDENTIAL RETREAT: Deposits are strictly non-refundable.  Full price tickets include the non-refundable deposit as outlined in the retreat description.

If forty-five (45) days or more prior to the event start date you are unable to attend the event, for whatever reason, you may receive a refund of the amount paid to date, minus the non-refundable deposit, provided you notify the Embodied Awakening Academy (info@embodiedawakeningacademy.com) at least forty-five (45) days prior to the start of the event date.

If under forty-five (45) days out from the event start date you are unable to attend the event, for whatever reason, you will forfeit your deposit and any funds already paid and are NOT eligible for a transfer of enrolment to another event or product.  Non-arrival will also incur the full amount of the booking.

We are financially responsible for our events, so we ask you to respect that we cannot make any exceptions to this agreement.

PAYMENT PLANS

Once a payment plan is entered into, the amount owing is to be paid in full by the date specified by the Event Manger (via email and ticket invoice).  If part way through your payment plan, or at the end of the payment plan, you cannot make the event, the EMBODIED AWAKENING ACADEMY CANCELLATION POLICY is applicable.

REFUSAL OF ENTRY

Embodied Awakening Academy reserve the right to refuse a ticket holder admission to the event or to evict that person from the event if the person is intoxicated, disruptive, aggressive, offensive, harassing and/or threatening any staff or other participants.

PASSPORT & VISA

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have valid passports, visas and re-entry permits which meet the requirements of immigration and other authorities. Any fines, penalties, payments or expenditures incurred as a result of such documents not meeting the requirements of those authorities is your sole responsibility.

All travellers must have a valid passport for international travel and many countries require at least 6 months validity from the date of return.

TRANSPORT TO AND FROM EVENT

Transport to and from the event is your responsibility to organise and pay, and to ensure that you arrive before the event starts, and that you have sufficient time to get to the airport after the event closes.  Event start and finish times are given in the event description.

INSURANCE

Personal Travel and Health Insurance is advised and is your responsibility to ensure that you purchase suitable comprehensive travel/holiday and protection insurance with a reputable insurance company, that is suitable to your needs to cover any unforeseen circumstances of your non-travel to or attendance of the event in case interstate or overseas travel is required.

THIRD PARTIES

Embodied Awakening Academy holds no responsibility for the actions or omissions of third parties or independent contractors, including in the event that they modify the nature of a service on an Event as compared with the advertised nature of the service.

PRIOR MEDICAL CONDITION RESPONSIBILITY AND WAIVER

Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and event support staff are there to support you and provide you with a premium event experience. Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and support staff are not to be relied on in place of your current health care professional or medical doctor while attending the event.

On choosing to attend an event you assume personal responsibility to manage your current physical or mental health condition while attending the event. Full disclosure of your current medical situation including but not limited to all relevant treatments and medications to Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and support staff prior to the event and any changes occurring during the event period must be communicated. While during the event, if you require emergency medical attention in relation to your current medical condition Embodied Awakening Academy, its trainers and support staff will work with you to facilitate and locate a suitable health care professional.

If you’re situation requires consistent medical or health care support, please arrange this prior to arrival with a local health care professional to support you while attending the event, or choose to attend the event with your chosen health care professional from country of origin.

PHOTOGRAPHY

Note: If you do not wish to be personally filmed or photographed during the event you must communicate this to the trainers on arrival and we will refrain from using any identifiable images or videos of your person on our media platforms and digital content.

I hereby grant to Embodied Awakening Academy the absolute and irrevocable right and unrestricted permission to use photographic portraits / images / videos in which I feature that are taken during the course of the Event to use / republish / copyright, etc. for commercial use in association with Embodied Awakening Academy business.  I hereby release and discharge Embodied Awakening Academy from any and all claims and demands arising out of or in connection with the use of the photographs and video footage, including without limitation any and all claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

EVENT CONDITIONS

  • I understand that this Event is about exploring and expanding my consciousness. I understand that my participation is voluntary, and I am able to not partake in any exercises that are contrary to my values and beliefs. It is my responsibility to choose not to participate.
  • I agree that any of the teachers, session givers, organisers, support team and fellow participants are not responsible for any physical or mental issues that may arise from my participation
  • I will wholly and truthfully declare all of my current and previous health conditions before arriving to the event and am registering into this event as someone who is mentally, emotionally & physically fit to participate (all this information will be held in utmost privacy and will not be disclosed to anybody outside of Embodied Awakening Academy Support Staff as required)
  • I understand that if I purchase an Under 21’s ticket (if applicable), I may be asked to provide evidence of my age such as a driver’s licence or passport
  • I understand that throughout this Event I may undergo activities that impact me emotionally, mentally and physically and it is my responsibility to seek adequate care and support should I need it
  • I understand if I need support beyond the Facilitators and Support Team to contact a Crisis Care Centre such as Lifeline on 13 11 14 and seek adequate help and support from a trained professional.
  • I will not take drugs during this event (prescription okay)
  • I understand the Event Outline, as described in the Event Description, may differ depending on what Participants need, as a whole, as Embodied Awakening Academy values intuition above all modalities.