Workshop Policies

MBWP Workshop Payment, Refund, and Participation Policies

Payment Method

Payments for MBWP events are processed using PayPal, which accepts debit as well as most major credit cards.

Non-Refundable Deposit

A non-refundable deposit of $75 is due at registration. This deposit will be applied toward the full cost of tuition. Any remaining workshop tuition is due at least 45 days prior to the event.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

MBWP does not offer discounts or refunds for late arrivals or early departures, personal emergencies, flight delays or cancellations, weather-related emergencies, or other unforeseen circumstances. We recommend purchasing travel protection insurance through a qualified agent in order to mitigate these costs. In the event that MBWP cancels a workshop, you will receive a 100% refund on all tuition funds received to date. We cannot, however, reimburse you for any other costs (e.g. airfare, travel costs, travel insurance, room and board, etc.) incurred in preparation for our workshops. Please note that there will be no exceptions made to this policy.

Refunds for Cancellations

The $75 workshop deposit is non-refundable under any circumstance. Cancellations received prior to workshop events will be refunded at the following rates:

  • 60 days or more prior to the event, full refund minus deposit
  • 30-59 days prior to the event, full refund minus $100 cancellation fee and deposit
  • 0-29 days prior to the event, no refund

Please submit all cancellation requests through email at admin2@mb-wp.org. 

Photo and Video Release

I understand that participation in this workshop grants MBWP permission to use and/or take photographs or videos of me for the purposes of growing awareness around mindfulness in arts and education. Videos and/or photos may be used by MBWP for promotional and training materials and other media which may be electronically displayed via the internet, in educational settings, or other public facing outlets. I certify that I am at least 18 years old. I release and discharge MBWP, its employees, and other agents from any and all claims, causes of action, liabilities and damages based upon or arising out of any use of my name, voice, image likeness, or appearance in accordance with this release, including without limitation, any and all claims that I have or may have for defamation, invasion of privacy or violation of the right of publicity or notoriety.

Registration for any MBWP workshop or events constitutes agreement to this policy.

 

 

The initial stages of MBWP are focused on developing physiological regulation and embodied grounding as a means of aiding meditative practice and artistic expression. Working with our breath and bodies helps to calm our nervous system, facilitating our ability to anchor our awareness in the present moment.

During the middle stages of the curriculum, concentration and awareness are cultivated through mindful and deliberate exploration of our senses, emotions, and patterns of thought, leading to greater clarity, stability, and equanimity.

As we non-judgmentally examine our habitual ways of feeling, thinking, and acting, we gain insight into how our perceptions color reality, giving us the opportunity to let go of unfruitful ways of experiencing and responding to ourselves and others. We then work on reframing our experiences such that they are aligned with our personal values.

During the final stages of MBWP training, after reducing our reactivity through mindful awareness, we develop the capacity to act intentionally in the world, using our experiences, aspirations, values, and ethics as a compass for wise and compassionate action.

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