Gramarye is moving towards a donation system so that people pay what they can afford and what they think the retreat is worth.
This is a risky thing to do at a time when there has been no income since March, and none foreseen for a while. There are no wealthy patrons or endowments, yet it feels like the right thing to do.
It could either be faith in the abundance of the universe or it could be complete folly. If the latter, then hopefully it is divine folly - a type of kenosis perhaps.
For now a contribution that just covers costs and bills will be suggested. No wages or unforeseens or maintenance.
This will be trialed for six months, or until it becomes financially unviable whichever is sooner, and then reviewed.
Apologies that this is a bit sparce but it is still being worked through. Prices for workshops, classes etc will be added soon.
One person in a shared room £60 inclusive of all meals per night.
NB Because of Covid, sharing is only possible between couples or those already in a group. It is entirely at your own risk.
Sole occupancy £75 - 95 per night. Depending on room size and if you want the whole house to yourself.
Rent of the two main rooms £75 per day – this is because if the main retreat room and dining room are rented by a group for the day, no-one else can use the house.
One to one spiritual guidance – 1 hour by donation. Usual donations for spiritual guidance start at £30 but anything you can afford is fine.
Group themed retreats will cost more as the whole house is taken up. If Melanie is leading they can start at £175 per person sharing a room for a weekend and £255 sole occupancy.
If you can afford it and you have benefited from your retreat and can pay above this, then your generosity would be very welcome.
If prices are to be reduced in this way, then the payments and cancellations policy will have to be a bit more strictly adhered to.
Payments and Cancellations
A non refundable deposit of between £50 and £75 per person, depending on type and length of retreat, is taken at the time of booking to secure your place. The full amount becomes due 4 weeks before the retreat starts.
If you cancel your retreat 4 weeks or more before it is due to start, you may have a full refund less the deposit. If you do so within 2 weeks, you may have a 50 % refund, less the deposit. There are no refunds if you cancel within a week of the start of the retreat, except in exceptional circumstances where a discretionary partial refund may be given.