Policies

Policies for Journeys That Empower DBA Flesh and Spirit Community
(“Flesh and Spirit” or “F&S”)

 

 

 

 

COVID Policies

F&S strives to create the safest environment possible for all participants. In spite of our protocols, we cannot guarantee that our events will be 100% safe from the spread of infection.
To support your attendance to be as comfortable as possible, we ask everyone attending an event to adhere to the following protocols:

As of June 1, 2022, all participants must meet one of the following conditions to participate in an in-person F&S event at this time:

Be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination including a booster
Have a medical exemption and show proof of medical exemption

If you have not already emailed your vaccination info to F&S, then upon arrival at our venue, you must present your proof of vaccination to Kirk or Donny. Proof of vaccination includes a physical vaccination card, photo of vaccination card, or record of vaccination on a medical app. IF YOU NEGLECT TO PROVIDE PROOF OF VACCINATION AND BOOSTER EITHER AT THE TIME OF THE EVENT OR BEFORE VIA EMAIL YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT OR STAY ON THE PREMISES.

 

Additional In-Person Event COVID Protocols.

Since the virus may be carried asymptomatically and symptoms may appear before receiving a positive test result, we ask you to consider your well-being and the well-being of others by following these steps. This will minimize your risk of contracting the virus, ensure a negative test result upon your arrival at the venue, and will contribute to keeping the larger group safe.

We encourage all participants to practice self-care before and after the event.
We ask participants and staff to take a COVID-19 test 72 hours before arriving at the event. If you test positive, please contact Donny (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as soon as possible.

Please limit social contact for 3-4 days before the event and wear a mask when you are indoors with many people.
Please practice precautionary protocols when traveling, including masking and frequently washing hands.

10-14 days from the start of the event, reduce your contact with large groups and experiences where the virus can be quickly spread.
Please take a home COVID test five (5) and (3) days prior to your event. If you receive a positive test result, please contact the coordinator to discuss moving your registration to a future event.

Plan to wear a mask if you are taking public transport to the venue.

Please note any symptoms you might experience which may indicate you are carrying the virus. Common symptoms include fever or chills, cough or scratchy throat, fatigue, headache, muscle or body aches, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, the new loss of taste or smell, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. If you have symptoms within five days of the start of the event, please take a PCR test. Be aware that a person with COVID symptoms can test negative for up to 5 days before producing a positive test result.

If you are not feeling well, please do not come to the event. Notify Donny (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) as soon as possible. F&S will hold your registration as a credit as per our refund/cancellation policy.


Thank you for adhering to these protocols as we strive to make the safest space possible for our work. We are, as always, available for your feedback, comments, and questions at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

Monkeypox

Flesh and Spirit maintains a standard for all participants to ensure a space that limits all attendees’ exposure to conditions that may be transmitted due to close intimate touch during all in-person events. Although we are unaware of everyone’s health status and needs, we strive to provide an excellent experience with your support.

To help take care of yourself and others, we ask you to consider implementing these protocols for yourself:

The CDC is tracking an outbreak of monkeypox which has spread across several countries that do not normally report monkeypox, including the US. The virus is spread through close, personal, skin-to-skin contact with someone who has monkeypox. According to the CDC, since the monkeypox virus is closely related to the smallpox virus, the smallpox vaccine can protect people from contracting monkeypox. The data suggests that the smallpox vaccine is at least 85% effective in preventing monkeypox.
We recognize many of our events include touch and it is essential to ensure the well-being of all event participants. To minimize your risk of contracting monkeypox, please consider these protocols:

Reduce/limit intimate and sexual contact with others 3 weeks before the event. Monkeypox symptoms usually appear within 3 weeks of exposure to the virus. Perform whole body checks daily if you are engaging in intimate and sexual contact with others.

If you feel you may have been exposed to monkeypox or if you develop symptoms before the event (fever, malaise, headache, muscle aches and backache, swollen lymph nodes, chills, exhaustion, respiratory symptoms, rash, or lesions), please seek medical support and then contact F&S to discuss moving your registration to a future event. Monkeypox can be spread from the time symptoms first appear until the rash has healed, all scabs have fallen off, and a fresh layer of skin has formed. The illness typically lasts 2-4 weeks.

 

 

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

With highly contagious and prevalent STIs, we ask you to monitor your sexual health leading up to the event. If you feel you may be or know you have been exposed to an STI, please get tested to ensure your well-being and the well-being of all event participants. We recommend you reduce or limit sexual contact for up to 7 days before the start of the event.

In-person events often involve intimate touch. If you discover before the event you have an outbreak of a contagious skin disorder (e.g., herpes, crabs, scabies, molluscum, or genital warts) or a condition that is communicable through touch, please contact F&S as soon as possible.

While F&S will continue to monitor the above situations and provide protocols to support the well-being of all attendees, we cannot prevent the spread of any medical conditions. As part of your attendance at this event, you agree to the terms and conditions listed in our various operating policies, including our Participation Agreement and Release Policy. (See below) Please contact F&S if you have any questions.

 

 

Participation Agreement and Release for all Flesh and Spirit Programs

A precondition for participation in all Flesh and Spirit(F&S) events is to read, understand, and agree to the following:
You are over 18 years of age and are freely choosing to attend this Flesh and Spirit event
You are participating in the event at your own risk. You assume all risk for your participation, including but not limited to any harm or injury that arises from or in connection with any pre-existing physical, psychological, emotional conditions that you may have, including but not limited to sexual or other trauma.

You release Journeys that Empower DBA Flesh and Spirit Community, its officers, directors, employees, volunteers, and other agents from any and all claims that may be made by, or on behalf of, you or your estate in relation to any injury, illness, accident, damage or other loss whatsoever that arises from or in connection with your attendance at or participation in the event and/or any follow-up events, whether direct, indirect, consequential or otherwise.

You will respect the choices and boundaries of other participants and team members at all times. You will only engage in consensual touch. You will check in with others if there is any lack of clarity about their boundaries. You will not engage in non-consensual touch, harassment, coercion, or disrespect the choices and boundaries of others.

You understand that you can choose to participate or not in any given activity. You can choose the level of your participation in each exercise. You can expect that your choices will be respected and honored.

You agree to communicate my boundaries clearly. If you feel confused or unclear about your boundaries you will ask for help. You will speak up as soon as possible if you feel my boundaries are not being honored.

You are responsible for your own experience and your own well-being. Like most personal growth events, you may at times experience discomfort including strong emotions and personal challenges. You will take care of your own well-being and ask for support and communicate clearly when needed.

You understand that Flesh and Spirit Events are not therapy. Flesh and Spirit Facilitators are experienced event leaders but are not serving as therapists at F&S events. Team members are event participants who volunteer to assist.

F&S does not assume responsibility for the behavior of participants, except to respond appropriately to problems observed by or reported to our staff.

F&S reserves the right to remove or exclude anyone who does not comply with these agreements and anyone F&S has reason to believe is unwilling or unable to do so. This is for everyone’s safety and well-being.

By registering for any F&S event, you agree to and understand this participation agreement. You agree to release, discharge and hold harmless Journeys That Empower DBA Flesh and Spirit Community, its facilitators, owners, staff, and other parties (each considered one of the “releases” herein), from all liability claims and demands regarding losses, injuries, or any other damages caused or alleged to be caused by the negligence of the “releases”. You further agree that if despite this release you, or anyone on your behalf, makes a claim against any of the releases, you will indemnify, save, and hold harmless each of the releases from any litigation expenses, attorney fees, loss, liability, damage, or cost which any may incur as the result of such claim.

 

 

Policies for In-Person Events

Although participants of events find healing in the programs and practices of events, Flesh and Spirit does not provide mental, physical, medical, or emotional treatment, therapy, or services, nor are participants seeking such professional support encouraged to participate in programming. As such, Flesh and Spirit always encourages individuals who are struggling with clinical issues to seek assistance from a licensed medical or mental health provider.

Flesh and Spirit is responsible for the personal safety of all participants of its programs. To protect all participants, Flesh and Spirit faculty, coordinators, and administrators retain the right at all times to refuse enrollment of anyone. If a person has registered for an event and a determination is made that the individual cannot participate, all registration fees will be refunded, and the registrant will be notified. If a determination is made that an individual cannot participate in an event once the program begins, the participant will be dismissed, all registration fees will be refunded, and the participant will be notified.

The minimum age for participation in Flesh and Spirit Programs is 18 years of age on the day of registration for a program.
Many people find Flesh and Spirit programs to be an experience that honors them in profound and meaningful ways. We create spaces that are respectful and inclusive so participants can feel safe to explore ways to be more at home in their bodies. We begin each program by establishing ground rules for common agreement, which helps ensure the best possible outcomes for every participant. It is important, therefore, that participants show up on time. Those who are late may not be allowed to participate in the event once the space has been formed. This decision is at the discretion of the event hosts.

In today’s world, there are sometimes health risks with public exposure. We ask persons who have any skin disease or other easily communicable disease to postpone their attendance. Flesh and Spirit cannot be held liable for any illnesses incurred during an event. Also, we ask our participants to respect and follow our Covid protocols.

Due to the physical exertion and potential increases in intraocular pressure during some of the event exercises, should one have a history of glaucoma or retinal disease, it is imperative to be cleared by a physician. The event also requires participants to engage in somatic-based practices, such as breathwork, movement, and other activities that require individuals to be able to have the physical ability to engage in moderate physical movement and activity. If a potential registrant anticipates experiencing limitations in movement, breathing, and other practices, they are encouraged to consult with F&S prior to registering for a program.

Should you have any questions about our policies or need to address a personal need, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

Pricing and Payments

Funds for all events are in US dollars. Payments must be made in full prior to the beginning of the event by credit or debit card through our website located at Fleshandspirit.org.
We apologize that we do not accept cash at this time.
For those that have trouble registering for an event, alternative arrangements can sometimes be made. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Cancellation and Refund Policy

 

Refunds:

Once you have paid for an event, your payment is non-refundable.
However, we understand unavoidable circumstances may happen. If you need to postpone, you may transfer all or part of your event fee to another F&S event.

Credits are held for 12 months only from the date of postponement.

Should Flesh and Spirit cancel an event, any payments made can be either refunded in full or credited to another event.
For any situation out of our control such as weather, disasters, pandemics or government forced shutdowns, there will be no refund, but a tuition credit will be held for one year to apply to another Flesh and Spirit event. After one year there will be no further credit or transfer.

 

 

Privacy Policy

Last updated: August 17, 2022

Overview

Flesh and Spirit is committed to the ongoing security of your personal data. The Privacy of collected data is managed through our website provided by Joomla and our payment portal Paypal. This policy outlines the required information to support the safety and privacy of all users that enter data into these platforms.

 

Collection, use, and disclosure of personal information

Joomla and Paypal provide us with the online platforms that support the bookings system for our services to you. Your data may be stored through their data storage, databases, and general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall.
When you register for an event, make a payment or use the subscription or contact page, we request, collect and store any information you enter while using the registration system, or provide us information in any other way. This may include personally identifiable information (including name, email, phone number, password, and communications), payment details (including credit card information), comments, feedback, event attendance, and personal profile information.

By using these systems, you agree to the collection of your personal information and that it will be used for the specific reasons of contacting you about execution and follow-up of the services you have engaged; or to get you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about events and promote events, or as otherwise necessary to contact you. We will contact you via email, telephone, text messages, or postal mail.

At no time is your data used, sold, or provided to any third-party organizations, businesses, or websites. All data collected is for the specific use of providing an effective and efficient service for the offerings within this website.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy anytime, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. Suppose we make material changes to this policy. In that case, we will notify you here that it has been updated so that you know what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances we use and disclose it.

 

Third-parties applications

Your data is not shared with third-party applications outside Joomla and Paypal

 

Contact us

Should you need to contact us with requests for your personal information or to change or delete your data, please contact us via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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