Booking Terms and Conditions

The Wondering Light Retreat is sold subject to the following conditions:

Booking and Payment

Places are allocated and guaranteed only upon receipt of a non-refundable deposit.  The remaining balance owing must be paid by 1 March 2019. If we do not receive your payment by the due date, the booking shall be cancelled and the deposit forfeited.


We reserve the right to alter or cancel the retreat at any time for reasons including, but not limited to, adverse weather, instructor illness, logistical problems such as strikes, wars, acts of God, or any other circumstances, which may make operation of the retreat inadvisable. In the event that the retreat is cancelled prior to the start date of the trip all payments received shall be refunded in full.  Regretfully, if the retreat needs to be curtailed for any reason whatsoever after the start date, no refunds shall be applicable.

We reserve the right to cancel the retreat if an insufficient number of participants are registered 14 days prior to commencement of the retreat. In the event that the retreat is cancelled due to insufficient enrolment, all payments received shall be refunded.

Neither The Wondering Light Retreat, nor any instructor shall be responsible for any expenses or damages incurred by participants as a consequence of cancellation for any reason whatsoever, including but not limited to costs non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, visa fees, insurance, equipment, lost income, or any other loss or expenses.

Retreat Cost

The Retreat Cost includes your transfers between Goa airport and the venue, accommodation, soft drinks and and meals which will be taken off-site in local restaurants, your mentoring and optional portfolio review. No alcoholic beverages are included in the price.

All other expenses are the responsibility of the participants.

For the avoidance of doubt, airfares, airport taxes, visas, pre and post retreat accommodation, entrance fees or items of a personal nature are not included in the Retreat Cost.


The Retreat Cost also excludes any insurance coverage for trip cancellation or interruption, travel accident, travel delay, baggage delay or baggage theft, emergency medical evacuation, medical or hospitalisation expenses. Notwithstanding, we recommend you obtain insurance coverage for these items as applicable to your individual situation.

Participant Responsibility

We reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any participant in the workshop should such person's actions impede the operation of the workshop or the rights or welfare or enjoyment of any other participant or staff.  No refunds shall be applicable in such circumstances.

In the event of medical emergency and/or repatriation from the retreat by whatever means, the responsibility of such costs will be borne by the participant.

Every participant voluntarily assumes all risks and will hold The Wondering Light Retreat and all instructors harmless from any and all liability, actions, causes of action, claims, debts, and demands which arise in connection with the retreat. The terms hereof shall serve as a release and assumption of risk for your heirs, administrators, and executors, including any minors accompanying you.

Limitation of Liability

We aim to provide every participant with a safe, comfortable, educational and enjoyable experience during the retreat. As there are always certain risks and dangers associated with photography, the outdoors and travel, we accept no responsibility or liability for injury, death, illness, accident, losses or additional expenses associated with participation in the Retreat. Nor do we accept responsibility for damage to equipment, property or digital data loss.

We shall have no liability for any damages, losses, or expenses of whatever cause or nature, including those resulting directly or indirectly from acts of God, detention, annoyance, weather, quarantines, strikes, civil disturbance, theft or criminal activity of any kind, government regulations, etc., over which we have no control.

We shall have no responsibility for additional expenses due to unforeseen delays caused by weather, theft or criminal activity of any kind, political disputes, acts of terrorism, strikes, sickness, failure of flights or other transportation to arrive or depart on time, and other causes beyond our control. We are not responsible for additional accommodation not specified in the Retreat Itineraries which may be required en route, prior to or following a trip, caused by airline scheduling or schedule changes, or by individual participant’s travel arrangements or by any other factor. We cannot assume any responsibility for loss or damage to baggage or personal property.

In no event shall we have any liability for incidental or consequential damages, however characterised.

We reserve the right to substitute hotels, venues and facilities, and to alter the itinerary when deemed necessary or advisable.

We reserve the right to take photographic or video records of any photography workshop, and may use any such records for promotional and/or commercial purposes.


The retreat schedule and plans are tentative and made in the interest of optimising photographic opportunities. We reserve the right to change, at our exclusive discretion, schedules, speakers, plans and itineraries, depending on weather, health or safety considerations, or any other factors related or not related to the photographic opportunities.

All participants acknowledge that outdoor photography is subject to many variables including but not limited to environmental conditions that cannot be guaranteed.


Payment of your deposit represents your acceptance of all terms and conditions outlined anywhere on this website.