Terms & Conditions 

Terms & Conditions for Hawaii Yoga Retreat at WhaleSpirit Sanctuary 


All prices are per person.  Prices include retreat costs only; they do not include airfare to and from the retreat and ground transportation.  

Deposit ($300.00) & Payment Terms

The following deposit and payment timelines apply:

  • DEPOSIT:  $300 non-refundable deposit per person is required to make a reservation

  • FIRST PAYMENT DUE:  June 4, 2018 (Minimum: 50% remaining amount due)

  • FULL/FINAL PAYMENT DUE: August 4, 2018 (60 days before start of retreat)

  • Refunds will be given of Payments made (less non-refundable $300 deposit) prior to July 4, 2018; see details under "If you cancel the yoga retreat"

  • No refunds will be given after July 4, 2018

Deposit and Payments can be made to either Melissa Okabe or Darlene Kalina Salvador by check or electronic direct deposits to Venmo or Paypal:

  • Melissa Okabe

    • Venmo: @melissa-okabe

    • Checks payable to: Melissa Okabe

  • Darlene Kalina Salvador

    • Paypal: paypal.me/kalinasalvador

    • Venmo: @kalinasalvador

    • Checks payable to: Darlene Kalina Salvador



Kalina Salvador and Melissa Okabe reserve the right to make any changes deemed necessary; including, but not limited to: teacher assignments, advertised excursions/tours, arranged transportation, advertised meals, etc.  Kalina Salvador and Melissa Okabe reserve the right to cancel any retreat prior to departure in the event that there are too few people booked, in which case you will be given a full refund of any and all payments made to Kalina Salvador and/or Melissa Oakbe.  You will not be entitled to claim any additional amounts or seek any compensation for any injury, loss, expenses or damages (either direct or consequential) or for any loss of time or inconvenience which may result from such cancellation (including but not limited to visa, passport and vaccination charges, or departure, gear purchases, airport and airline taxes). 


In the rare case of WhaleSpirti Sanctutary's cancellation,  you will receive a transfer to another retreat led by Kalina Salvador and/or Melissa Okabe, or a full refund of your payment.  Kalina Salvador and Melissa Okabe are not responsible for any expenses or damages incurred as a result of retreat cancellation including preparation costs, airline tickets, travel documents or other expenses.  





Please note that there will be no refunds or discounts for arriving late, leaving early, flight cancellations, travel delays or illness. If you cancel your participation in a retreat for any reason, the cancellation policy below will apply, with no exceptions. We wish we could compensate people for unforeseen circumstances (injury, family emergency, etc), but we have costs already incurred when reserving retreat centers and accommodations. We have designed our cancellation policy to be as compassionate as possible in the case that your plans change. But to protect yourself further, we strongly encourage you to purchase travel insurance. 


  • 120 days (until June 4, 2018) prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: 100% refund of Payment made (less the non-refundable deposit of $300).

  • 91-120 days (until July 4, 2018) prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: 50% refund of Payment made (less the non refundable deposit of $300.

  • 90 days (after July 4th) prior to the start of the yoga retreat, you receive: no refunds will be given.

To cancel, you must send an email stating that you wish to cancel to: kalina247@gmail.com and/or melissa.o.yoga@gmail.com.


Retreat rates are per person. Double rooms require shared occupancy for the specified room rate. If you book a shared room without a specified roommate, we will do our very best to match you with your desired roommate requests (i.e. male vs. female).