Frequently Asked Questions

The idea of an Origins Retreat is in the name. Our Origin, where we started and where we thrived. However, our Origins are constantly shrouded by the modern world, technology, food, temperature controlled environments, recommended isolation and social media. While we embrace some of these beneficial modern advancements, we also find value in disconnecting while reconnecting to our Origins; in nature, away from constant electronic distractions, in community with other growth minded people. We do this through immersion, the only way to truly understand its importance. These trips are deeply bound in a marriage of the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. One does not flourish without the other.

All of our locations are pre-scouted and typically host retreats regularly. We always make sure the crime is low and we have quick access to medicine and hospitals in case of emergency. We have a great track record in terms of keeping our participants safe. However, always keep your stuff close to you, plan ahead of where you’re going and communicate with us regularly (you will have access to us always during your arrival and departure days). Lastly, make sure to purchase travel insurance, this will make sure you as entirely covered throughout your trip.

We recommend World Nomads insurance.

Flights are too hard for us to budget into the cost since they vary so much, so they are not included. However, some locations we include airport pick up in the cost, it just depends on logistics. Regardless, we will help set up and guide you in arranging all travel plans to arrive to us, where everything is then fully inclusive.

Yes, to use a monthly installment program. Just select the payment plan option. Payment plans are only available 3 months out or more.

Our refund policy goes like this;
Deposits are non-refundable as we use these to reserve your accommodation.
If you chose a payment plan, the first payment counts as a deposit and is non-refundable.
Full payment, minus deposit (or 25% of total cost) is refundable 90 days before trip start date.
No refunds after 90 days before trip start date.

We send out a welcome packet as soon as you make your deposit, first payment or full payment. This includes a packing list, welcome letter with travel instructions, a link to our group WhatsApp for communication with other participants (carpool, travel buddy) and a waiver to sign and return.

We make sure all of our locations serve a whole food diet that is within our parameters of what we think is healthful, while also embracing local cuisine. We earn our feasts evertyday!

As hard as you want them to be. This is your retreat, you get from it what you put into it. All of our movement sessions are based in play and body awareness, so most of the time you don’t even realize you’re working. Regardless, the intensity level is in your hands. Some sessions are slow and focused, some are play based and some are conditioning based and higher intensity. Fun will always the focus though.