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Policies

The Body Electric School Privacy Policy

We do not sell, rent or trade any personally identifiable information you provide when using The Body Electric websites.

If The Body Electric School is ever sold or all or substantially all of the assets relating to the company are transferred to another entity, we will transfer the information you have provided to the acquiring entity in order to ensure continuity of service and information regarding future events with the caveat that contact information will otherwise remain confidential and not be sold, traded or rented.

We recognize and welcome our obligation to comply with the law and this policy is subject to that obligation. We will, therefore, disclose personally identifiable information in response to a request from law enforcement officials or as otherwise required by law, or if we believe it is necessary to protect someone’s safety. If we decide to materially change this privacy policy, we will prominently post those changes on this page.

We suggest that when creating an account username, a name that is unique and not linked to your given name be selected. This will insure additional privacy.

 

Workshop Participation

The minimum age for participation in The Body Electric School workshops and intensive programs is 18 years.

Many people find Body Electric programs to be an experience that honors them in profound and meaningful ways. We create containers that are respectful and inclusive so participants can feel safe to explore ways to be more at home in their erotic bodies. We begin each program by establishing ground rules for common agreement, which helps insure the best possible outcomes for every participant.  It is important, therefore, that participants show up on time.  Those who are late may not be allowed to participate in the workshop once the container has been formed.  This decision is at the discretion of the faculty.

In today’s world, there are sometimes health risks with public exposure.  We ask persons who have any skin disease or other easily communicable disease to postpone their attendance.  At this time, we are also faced with the risk of meningitis in New York and Los Angeles which can be transmitted simply by a cough.  Participants in these cities are advised to consult with their physicians or public health departments regarding the advisability of the meningitis vaccine.  The Body Electric School cannot be held liable for any illnesses incurred during a workshop.

In addition, due to the physical exertion and potential increases in intraocular pressure during some of the workshop exercises, should one have a history of glaucoma or retinal disease, it is imperative to be cleared by a physician.

 

Pricing & Payments

Funds for all workshops, unless noted, are in US dollars.  Payments can be cash, check or credit cards American Express, Discover, MasterCard or VISA.

Credit cards held outside the US cannot be processed via the existing system. For those who live outside the US, we will be happy to invoice via PayPal.

Workshops held in Canada may be paid via PayPal invoice in Canadian currency.

For those wishing to pay in installments, PayPal also offers the option of 6-month payments for US citizens with prior approval.  Follow these instructions:

1. Log into your PayPal account.
2. Click Take more time to pay near the top of the page.
3. Click Apply and follow the prompted instructions.

Finally, scholarships are also available via online application. See here for more information.

Pricing shown on website takes precedence over printed material.

Discounts on programs are often available and are described for each workshop.  See workshop description for further information. If you are in need of special assistance, please discuss your situation with the workshop coordinator. Occasionally there are small stipends available to offset the cost.

Deposits are accepted to hold a place: $100 for weekend workshops and $300 for programs of 5-7 days.

Full payment is due two weeks prior to the workshop.

 

Referral Credits

A credit of $50 (100 NIS in Israel) will be issued to any Body Electric alumnus referring a new person to a Body Electric entry-level workshop (Celebrating the Body Erotic or Tantra workshop) when the referral is noted at the time of registration and the individual has completed the workshop. An unlimited number of credits is possible and are valid for two years.

 

Refund Policy

We understand that situations may change once you register for a workshop. Please carefully read our refund policy so we can clarify in advance any questions as there are no exceptions to the policy.

Cancellations prior to two (2) weeks in advance will receive a full refund minus a $75 processing fee. Alternatively, paid fees can be credited to a future workshop within one year. If you transfer to another workshop within the year and cancel, do not attend, or leave early there is no further refund, credit nor transfer.

Cancellations less than two (2) weeks in advance will receive no refund. However, credit transfers may be made at the discretion of The Body Electric School management for extenuating circumstances and are good for one year.

Should an individual leave a workshop or does not attend, there will be no refund. Credit transfers may be made at the discretion of The Body Electric School management for extenuating circumstances.

Should The Body Electric School cancel a workshop, any payments made will be refunded in full or credited to another workshop at the discretion of the registrant.

For any situation out of our control such as weather, retreat center closings or disasters, there will be no refund but a tuition credit will be held for one year to apply to another Body Electric workshop. After one year there will be no further credit or transfer.

The Body Electric School is not responsible for any travel costs such as transportation and non-workshop lodging that may result from cancellations. You may wish to consider travel insurance. If you are traveling to a Body Electric School workshop or intensive program and need to purchase a non-refundable ticket, please bear this in mind and reach out to the coordinator should you want to check the status.

 

Workshop Registrations & Cancellations

Given these difficult economic times, from time to time we find it necessary to cancel some programs due to low registrations. We make this determination two weeks prior and base it on two factors: quality and quantity. Therefore we implore you to register early and as soon as you are committed to attending. If registrants wait until two weeks or less prior to the workshop, it may be too late.

In terms of quality, we will not operate a workshop or intensive program if there are too few participants because much of the experience comes from the group dynamic.  In the case of mixed gender programs, we may also cancel if gender balance is radically skewed and will have an effect on the workshop.

In terms of quantity, we price our programs based on a minimum number of participants.  If the number of registered participants is low, we evaluate our costs (principally venue rental and faculty airfare), and make a judgment accordingly.   If we can operate a workshop, we will – sometimes even at a financial loss – if the quality factor is still viable.

 

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