Registration, Cancellation & Lodging Policies 

Cancellation & Refund Policy

If you realize you will be unable to attend a workshop, please contact our office as soon as possible, as we often have a waiting list. 

If you cancel more than 14 days before the date of a webinar or workshop (or more than 30 days for a retreat), your deposit or tuition are refundable, less a $50 administration fee. Or you can choose to have the deposit or tuition applied as a credit toward any Birthing From Within workshop within two years.

If you cancel less than 14 days before the webinar or workshop date (or less than 30 days for any retreat), your deposit or tuition is not refundable. You will be issued a credit for your balance, less a $50 administrative fee; this credit may be applied to another Birthing From Within workshop within two years. 

Once the webinar, workshop, or retreat begins,                                                          no refunds or credits will be given.

If Birthing From Within needs to cancel a workshop or retreat, you will be refunded the full amount paid. However, we cannot be held liable for any fees you might incur for airline ticket cancellations, so please make sure to purchase travel insurance if you are flying to attend one of our workshops.  

Midwives and Doulas On Call

Plan carefully. Register for your workshop or retreat only if you have arranged back-up for clients who are due around the time of the event. You won't want to miss any part of your nurturing workshop/retreat, and unfortunately, your tuition, room, and board will not be refunded or transferred to a future workshop or retreat (because BFW is charged by the retreat center for your room and meals months in advance, whether you come or not).

This is the old wording:

If you are a doula or a midwife, we ask that you please only register for a specific workshop if you do not have any women who are due around the time of the event, or at least make sure to have a back-up doula or midwife who can substitute you if need be. It is not fair for other participants for us to make exceptions in these situations, so make sure to register ONLY if the dates of the workshop are going to work for you.

If you cancel at any time on a residential workshop (Retreat), your room and board fees cannot be refunded or transferred to another Birthing From Within workshop (because we are charged by the retreat center for your room and meals months in advance, whether you come or not).

Returned Check Fee Policy

We charge You will be charged a $25 fee for every check received as "insufficient funds."

Children
Due to the contemplative nature of our workshops and retreats, babies and children will not be allowed in the workshop room during sessions. Birthing From Within does not provide childcare, but you can bring a child-minder. You may visit with or nurse your child during scheduled morning and afternoon breaks and during lunch and dinner. 

Special information about Retreats Lodging and Catered Meals

Here at Birthing From Within® to find reasonably priced, comfortable lodging and nutritious food that will satisfy most membwe do our best ers of a large group. However, we cannot accommodate every special need. We will reserve your standard room and meals, but we are not a travel agency and cannot reserve cars or shuttles, make alternate lodging arrangements, or plan off-site activities for you or your families.

If you have special dietary or lodging needs, please let our office know well in advance of the workshop. In some cases, we may be able to accommodate you. If we cannot accomodate your request, you must arrange for your own accommodations and/or your meals off-site. 

Birthing From Within does not arrange family accommodations.