MindfulnessUK Terms and Conditions

MindfulnessUK Events are very popular and there are a limited number of spaces for anything that we offer.

We recommend you take out your own insurance in case you have to cancel through illness or unforeseen circumstances. This includes issues related to Covid 19.

If you have to cancel, let us know as soon as possible: cancellation charges are dependent on how far we know in advance of the course.


All Events (Excluding Teacher Training and Retreats- see further below)

We require full payment for any of our Events no later than 4 weeks before the start date to confirm your place. Your place will be lost if you fail to make payment within the timescale.

Cancellations and Postponement

You must cancel a booking no later than 4 weeks before the course, workshop, or other Event for which you have been booked to qualify for a refund.

If you cancel with less than 4 weeks’ notice, your payment will not be refunded.

If you decide to postpone your attendance on the Event, we reserve the right to charge a £20 administration fee.

Teacher Training and Retreats


Once applicants are accepted to Teacher Training or Retreat Events, they will receive an acceptance letter with joining instructions. Please be aware that paying by instalments incurs an additional charge due to additional administration and bank charge fees.

Cancellations and Changes

Cancellation date Result
More than 4 months before a course Any fees paid are refundable, less transfer and bank charges
Between 4 and 2 months Loss of 30% cost of whole teacher training programme/retreat. It is however transferrable to another date, if available.
Between 2 months and 4 weeks Loss of 50% cost of whole teacher training programme/ retreat, plus transfer and bank charges.
Less than 4 weeks before Loss of 100% cost of whole teacher training programme/retreat.

In circumstances where the student wishes to leave a course to which they have committed and enrolled and which has started, if they have agreed to pay by instalments no refund will be issued and the second and third instalments will remain due and be collected on the pre-advised dates.

Deferring from the course/ retreat

A deferral is when a candidate (Learner) is unable to complete the course/ retreat they have already started, yet, due unforeseen circumstances, need to pause their studies and wish continue at a later date. Deferrals need to be requested by students ASAP; a maximum of one week after missing a teaching session, by emailing info@mindfulnessuk.com with a clear reason given. After which learners must meet with a tutor within 4 weeks to identify and agree an individual plan for continuing with a clear timeline.

Deferrals to other courses are dependent on availability and there will be a deferral fee of £80 charged.

Please note that if students taking the Integrating Mindfulness and Compassion in Professional Practice Qualification defer, they must complete the course within one year or will be charged an additional registration fee.

Administration charges

Should you require additional input from anyone from the MindfulnessUK team, we reserve the right to charge a minimum of £50 to cover this additional work. Please be aware that the CPCAB awarding body charges MindfulnessUK a fee for any additional administration for students, over and above the usual course administration, and these charges will be passed on to you should the changes be instigated by you.

If we have to cancel

In the very unlikely event that we have to cancel your booking, your fee will be refunded in full. Every endeavour will be made to inform you of this at the earliest possible opportunity.

 Covid 19

If MindfulnessUK or Sharpham Trust is forced to close  due to Government rules, then a full refund will be offered. If the participant wants to cancel because of Covid 19, the cancellation terms above will apply.

MindfulnessUK and The Sharpham Trust can accept no further liability for cancellations beyond the fee refund. 

Alumni Terms & Conditions

We may change our terms at any time in which case the amended Terms will be posted on our website and will apply from the date we post them.

Membership is for one year from the date of payment. You have the right to cancel your membership within 14 days. Cancellation must be given in writing. We will refund your payment in full if cancellation is within 14 days. The 10% discount is valid on all courses and retreats. The 10% discount is for members use only. Any downloaded materials are copyrighted and cannot be used as your own. All insurance agreements are with the named Insurance company only. MindfulnessUK will not be liable for any disputes with the named Insurance company. Use of the MindfulnessUK logo is for members professional marketing and promotion only. We use, store and process information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy. By using our website, you consent to our use, storage, and processing of your information in accordance with that statement.