Terms & Conditions
The programs, classes, and retreats offered by The Northern Gateway (“TNG” hereinafter) are intensive journeys of learning and transformation. In order to receive the full benefit of the programs, classes, and retreats, students must be committed to their journey. The following policies are intended to assist with a successful experience.
We ask that participants attending any of our offerings do so strictly for educational reasons and not to seek healing of any kind. Persons with health or psychiatric problems may find some programs physically and mentally trying and risky. We recommend that in case of doubt, a physician or mental health professional be consulted. TNG reserves the right to accept or reject any person as a participant at any time, and to make changes in the schedule/itinerary whenever deemed necessary for the comfort, convenience, and safety of our participants, and to cancel a program at any time.
The work we do is guided by spirit and held in a sacred container. It is with integrity we share the stories, the knowledge and hold the sacred space. We help people heal, unfurl the riddles of life, learn to read the runes, expand their knowledge of the lands, the history of our ancestors, and aid in guiding you to what lies behind the veil. We honour each and everyone, their stories, trials and joys. It is expected that you show up with the same integrity.
The content that we teach in all our classes, in readings, and during retreats is lead by spirit, to guide you and the others participating. Confidences are shared in these spaces. Hearts are opened and trust is created. These classes are confidential, to be kept in the circle around the fire. Content is not to be shared, recorded or dispersed to others. If you learn something from us and others, and share beyond the circle, we ask that you honour these teachings by honouring your teachers and spirit. This is the way we weave this container, our Wyrd and our Orlog.
By participating in TNG, you declare that all content will be held in confidence, with honour and in the highest regard for spirit, and your brothers, sisters and spirit.
Registration: Registration will be considered complete upon the payment of your deposit. Payments are agreed to upon registration, if applicable. Based on space available, TNG will endeavor to facilitate student bookings at later dates. In the remote circumstance that minimum class or event sizes are not reached, such event will be rescheduled and all associated deposits or additional payments will remain in good standing.
Registration for any tier of TNG Memberships (Mead Horn, Chalice or Grail) is processed through our course platform. Payments are made via a monthly subscription, which can be managed in your settings in the said platform, which is known as Ruzuku.
Special Offers and Discounts:
TNG will occasionally offer promotional or short-term specials. Any such offering is time-sensitive and may only be applied during the limited time period associated with the offering. If discounted classes are not completed, or payment terms are not met, all discounts become void and the full price charged, subject to additional fees, if any.
If a student needs to withdraw from a class, the student must send a written withdrawal letter to email@example.com at least 15 days before the course commencement date. The student may receive a refund of the cost of the class minus any associated deposit (if applicable), and fees, but only to the extent that all funds have been paid to and received by TNG. All deposits are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received 14 days or less prior to the scheduled class. The student has one-year to apply their payment to a future course, based on the class format.
ALL TNG CLASSES - Online
There is no cancellation fee for cancellations received 15 days or more before the class starts. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received 14 days or less prior to the scheduled class. If the student wishes to apply their payment to a future course within a year, that is their option. Notice of cancellation must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org: Subject: Class Cancellation. ***THERE ARE NO REFUNDS FOR SELF-DIRECTED COURSES.
We will update this section, once we have a greater understanding of how the world will reopen. Until then, all classes/retreats will be held online.
***When considering any event that requires travel, we strongly recommend purchasing travel insurance in order to protect yourself in case extenuating circumstances force you to cancel your trip.***
Cancellations: Retreat specific, to be updated soon.
Although The Northern Gateway will do everything possible to hold programs, classes, and retreats as scheduled, cancellations may occur for reasons beyond the control of The Northern Gateway. Such cancellations may be the result of acts of God or force majeure (including, but not limited to, earthquakes, volcanoes, severe storms, floods, etc.), political machinations (including, but not limited to, war, closure of borders, etc.), terrorism or threats of terrorist activities, or acts of other third-parties (including, but not limited to, the canceling of reservations by conference centers, hotels, etc.) If a program, course, or expedition is cancelled for reasons indicated in this paragraph, or for any other reason beyond the control of The Northern Gateway, then the participant will be given a credit to attend a future class, program, or retreat of the same nature as the cancelled event for a period of two years. No refunds will be issued for cancellations beyond the control of The Northern Gateway.
WHETHER THE CANCELLATION OF A CLASS, COURSE, PROGRAM OR RETREAT IS DUE TO A REQUEST BY THE STUDENT, OR IS INITIATED BY THE NORTHERN GATEWAY ANY REASON, IN NO EVENT WILL THE NORTHERN GATEWAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PERSONAL EXPENSES INCURRED IN PREPARATION FOR, OR IN RELATION TO THE CANCELLED EVENT. SUCH PERSONAL EXPENSES MAY INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, TRAVEL EXPENSES, CHILD CARE EXPENSES, OR ANY OTHER EXPENSE INCURRED BY THE STUDENT. THE STUDENT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT ANY REFUND IDENTIFIED IN THESE POLICIES IS SOLELY FOR MONIES THAT HAVE BEEN PAID DIRECTLY TO AND RECEIVED BY THE NORTHERN GATEWAY AS AN EXPENSE FOR THE SUBJECT EVENT, AND THE STUDENT HOLDS THE NORTHERN GATEWAY HARMLESS FOR ANY OTHER MONIES THAT THE STUDENT MAY PAY TO THIRD PARTIES IN PREPARATION FOR OR IN RELATION TO ANY PROGRAM, CLASS, EXPEDITION OR RETREAT.
All Private Consultation fees are due prior to the scheduled appointment and are non-refundable.
Appointments that are canceled 48 hours or more prior to the appointment time may be rescheduled to a future date at no additional cost. Cancellation fee for no-shows is 100% of fees paid.
Notice of cancellation must be sent to email@example.com.
Consultations are by appointment only and are not designed to respond to immediate or urgent situations.
Please note that sessions are limited to the practice of shamanic energy medicine and not intended to diagnose or treat medical or psychological conditions, nor to provide medical advice, or serve as a substitute for medical or professional care. Psychological issues and medical conditions should be addressed directly by, and under the care of, your personal physician.
PROPRIETARY INFORMATION POLICY
This policy is to ensure that the healing practices, exercises, materials and terms presented to students in any program are utilized appropriately. In order to enroll in any program or course, students agree to the restrictions on the use of information presented by TNG CREED and the following: Students and graduates must observe the following guidelines for using and sharing this work:
Students and graduates of TNG may not advertise or present themselves in any way that implies that they are a branch or authorized representative of The Northern Gateway.
Runic students are encouraged to dive deeply into their studies and readings for at least six months before teaching or representing themselves as a rune reader.
Northern Shamanic students are encouraged to work with their medicine for one year post program, before opening the doorways and doing medicine for others. TNG does not offer any certification programs. These are gifts from spirit, and are not owned by anyone. When teaching others, one should always acknowledge their teachers. Materials shared within your program
Our teaching is an oral tradition and students are encouraged to take notes. However, any materials handed out during any of TNG classes are for the students’ personal use only. Students may not provide materials to any other individuals, including clients or family members unless authorized by The Northern Gateway via written permission.
Graduates of the Northern Shamanic Program are encouraged to step full into their shamanic path, but are not authorized by The Northern Gateway to teach or train others in TNG Northern Shamanic healing methods and techniques.
If a Teacher or graduate wishes to give an informational talk or seminar about The Northern Gateway, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain guidelines and materials available for such events.
The online platform videos and class materials are the property of The Northern Gateway and may not be downloaded, copied, or reproduced in any way.
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