Policies

Body Electric is committed to creating a safe and consensual container. Our policies detail these commitments.

Covid Policies

In the summer of 2021, Body Electric made the bold and important choice to resume in-person events. With that decision came the responsibility of taking precautions to ensure that our events would be as safe as possible. We reached out to the community for input through a survey and responded accordingly. At that time, we required all participants be vaccinated but did require proof of having had a third or booster shot.
Since then, the pandemic has shifted, and new information has become available. In response, we invited new input from the community. Based on that input and on CDC guidelines we are now offering our events with the following protocols:
Effective through May 31, 2022, we will continue to require all participants, faculty, and staff to be fully vaccinated and require proof of vaccination when they register for an in-person workshop.
As of June 1, 2022, all participants, faculty, and staff must meet one of the following conditions to participate in an in-person Body Electric workshop at this time:

  1. Be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination (boosters remain optional)
  2. Have a medical exemption and show proof of medical exemption
  3. Have had a prior covid infection (any variant) and show proof of the prior covid infection (e.g., positive PCR test result, signed letter from a physician)
In addition to one of these requirements, we will continue to require rapid antigen testing prior to our events. (These new protocols do not apply to Dear Love of Comrades in July 2022, which is in the final stage of registration).
If any retreat facility we are renting to host an event has more stringent requirements, we will be obliged to adhere to those requirements. If a retreat facility does not meet our requirements, we will need to reconsider using that facility or negotiate so we can maintain the integrity of our protocols.
This is a small shift in policy but one which reflects our commitment to inclusion and to staying current. As time goes on and the pandemic continues to change, we will continue reviewing our policy to ensure it follows the latest information.
Additional Covid Policies
Upon arrival at the workshop venue, you must present your proof of vaccination to a workshop staff member. Proof of vaccination includes a physical vaccination card, photo of vaccination card, or record of vaccination on a medical app. IF YOU NEGLECT TO BRING PROOF OF VACCINATION TO THE VENUE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE EVENT OR STAY ON THE PREMISES.
To ensure the safety of everyone, we are requiring all participants to take a rapid Covid test upon arrival at the venue. All participants are asked to either:
Purchase a Rapid Binax Covid Kit prior to arriving at the venue. You can find them online or at a local CVS or Walmart. Upon arrival, we will administer your rapid test before entering the workshop space. (This test kit has two tests and we recommend that you take a rapid test before traveling to the workshop to avoid unnecessary travel if you have contracted Covid).
If you cannot find a rapid test in your area, we will have some available for a charge of $15.
Thank you for adhering to these protocols as we strive to make the safest container possible for our work. We deeply appreciate the complexity and sensitivity of this decision. We are, as always, available for your feedback, comments, and questions at admin@bodyelectric.org.

Policies for In-Person Workshops

Although participants of workshops find healing in the programs and practices of workshops, the Body Electric School 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, the Body Electric School always encourages individuals who are struggling with clinical issues to seek assistance from a licensed medical or mental health provider.
The Body Electric School is responsible for the personal safety of all participants of its programs. To protect all participants, Body Electric School faculty, coordinators, and administrators retain the right at all times to refuse enrollment of anyone. If a person has registered for a workshop 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 a workshop 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 The Body Electric School workshops and intensive programs is 18 years of age on the day of registration for a program.
Many people find Body Electric programs to be an experience that honors them in profound and meaningful ways. We create containers that are respectful and inclusive so participants can feel safe to explore ways to be more at home in their erotic 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 workshop once the container has been formed. This decision is at the discretion of the faculty.
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. The Body Electric School cannot be held liable for any illnesses incurred during a workshop. 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 workshop exercises, should one have a history of glaucoma or retinal disease, it is imperative to be cleared by a physician. The workshop 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 the local coordinator prior to registering for a program.
Body Jewelry
In this age of assorted body jewelry, it is incumbent upon the individual to protect themselves and the equipment used in Body Electric workshops (specifically massage tables usually borrowed for our workshops). Please take care and help us to protect our equipment by removing your body jewelry prior to the workshop. If it is not removable, it is up to the individual to protect the equipment. Any damage to equipment will be the responsibility of the individual to repair or replace.

Policies for Virtual Participation

Body Electric promotes a meaningful and engaging community environment.
By participating in an online gathering / workshop or meeting, you agree to support the safety and transparency of all concerned. In order to ensure this, we ask that you:
  • Connecting on Time. Each gathering host will admit people approximately 5 minutes prior and up to 3 minutes after the scheduled start time. If you are late, you may not be admitted to the gathering.
  • Actively Participate. For the safety of all participants, we must consider such issues as cyberstalking and zoom bombing. To alleviate these matters, we reserve the right to request participants to identify themselves if requested by activating their camera and/or audio. Please connect with BE prior to 3 hours before the scheduled start time should this be a concern for you.
  • Be Respectful. As an organization, we endeavor to sustain an environment where all participants feel welcome. All of our gatherings are non-bias, non-discriminatory, non-political, and non-religious environments. Please respect this during all gatherings and workshops. Participants not abiding by this may be removed from the gathering at our discretion.
  • Private Chat and Breakout Rooms. All participants are to follow the respect protocols listed above while using private chat and in breakout rooms.
  • Nudity. For virtual gatherings or events that are open to the public and/or free, participants are welcome to be shirtless and visible from the chest up. For paid workshops and events, the level of nudity acceptable will be set by the facilitator to reflect the content and context of the workshop/event. We ask that everyone respects these boundaries.
Body Electric reserves the right to remove any participant breaching the above Policy at our discretion.
Should you have any questions about our policy or need to address a personal need, please email admin@bodyelectric.org.

Pricing & Payments

Funds for all workshops, unless noted, are in US dollars. Payments can be cash, check, or credit cards American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA.
In most instances, fees for programs held outside of the United States are paid directly to the local coordinator or through Paypal. Please contact the coordinator for more details.
Scholarships are also available via online application. Visit the Scholarships page on our website for more information.
Discounts on programs are sometimes available and are described for each workshop. See workshop description for further information. You may also join our Membership Program to receive discounts on workshops.
For an In-person workshop, full payment is due two weeks prior to the workshop unless otherwise stated on the event description. For online events, full payment is due prior to receiving event connection details.

Cancellation & Refund Policy

We understand that situations may change once you register for a workshop. Please carefully read our refund policy so we can clarify in advance any questions as there are no exceptions to the policy.
For In-Person Workshops
Cancellations prior to two (2) weeks in advance will receive a full refund minus a $75 processing fee. Alternatively, paid fees can be credited to a future workshop. If you cannot attend the workshop and neglect to communicate the cancellation within two weeks of the workshop starting, or attend the workshop and leave early there is no further refund, credit or transfer.
Cancellations less than two (2) weeks in advance will receive no refund. However, The Body Electric School will hold your registration as a credit for a future workshop.
Should The Body Electric School cancel a workshop, any payments made will be refunded in full or credited to another workshop at the discretion of the registrant.
The Body Electric School is not responsible for any travel costs such as transportation and non-workshop lodging that may result from cancellations. You may wish to consider travel insurance. If you are traveling to a Body Electric School workshop or intensive program and need to purchase a non-refundable ticket, please bear this in mind and reach out to the coordinator should you want to check the status.
For any situation out of our control such as weather, retreat center closings or 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 Body Electric workshop. After one year there will be no further credit or transfer.
For Online / Virtual Workshops
If canceling your online registration prior to 24 hours before the scheduled event start time, you will receive a refund less a $20 administration fee.
If you cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled start time, you will not receive a refund. If you fail to attend the workshop or first workshop in a series, you will not receive a refund. Credit transfers may be made at the discretion of The Body Electric School management for extenuating circumstances less a $20 administration fee. Body Electric takes no responsibility for technical difficulties or misread/misunderstood information based on time zones as non-attendance.
Should The Body Electric School cancel a workshop, any payments made will be refunded in full or credited to another workshop at the discretion of the registrant.
For any situation out of our control such as weather, retreat center closings or 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 Body Electric workshop. After one year there will be no further credit or transfer.
For Online / Virtual Workshops
Though rare, we occasionally decide to cancel a workshop due to low registration. We make this determination two weeks prior to the workshop. Therefore, please register as soon as you are committed to attending so we can confirm that the workshop will run.

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