Retreats in 2022: Risk Management & Expecting the Unexpected

January 21, 2022
Jen Corley
2 min read

Planning a retreat can be an intimidating process, even for seasoned retreat leaders; however, the COVID pandemic has introduced an entirely new set of considerations in terms of risk management.

This underscores the importance of the less “exciting” parts of the process, including:

  • Ensuring sufficient insurance coverage for both yourself/your business and for your vendors/partners
  • Minimizing your legal liability with well-structured contracts, robust retreat T&Cs, and appropriate participant communications
  • Safeguarding your retreats’ profitability with a secure, disclosive payment & registration process that reduces the probability of disputed payments

Join us, and participate in the discussion about how we can protect our retreat offerings against the unique set of challenges facing our industry as global travel returns.

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Guest Speakers

Christina Papavlasopoulos | Contracts

Christina is co-founder of Myths + Muses, a boutique destination specialist helping retreat leaders create unique and profitable experiences in Greece. Myths + Muses incorporates Greece’s natural beauty, ancient traditions, mythology, wellness practices, and unique experiences to leverage the transformation of your purposeful retreats.

Chad Stouffer | Law

Chad is a socially conscious lawyer with over 10 years of experience in business, intellectual property, and contract law. As a lead attorney with the heart-leading law firm, Conscious Counsel, Chad works hand-in-hand with entrepreneurs and small business owners in the wellness industry to help them navigate legal issues and stay fully protected under the law.

Joe Fagan | Insurance 

Joe Fagan is a licensed property and casualty agent and the Director of Strategic Partnerships for beYogi, an affiliate of AJ Gallagher and provider of affordable, all-inclusive liability insurance to yoga teachers. Through its affiliates, Gallagher supports yoga teachers as well as fitness instructors and massage, occupational, & physical therapists. Joe’s passion is collaboration and his mission is to foster long-term business relationships designed to ignite growth for all involved.

Dulce Santoyo | Payments

Dulce is an Account Executive with WeTravel, a booking and registration platform for retreat leaders and other operators in the multi-day travel space. She works directly with wellness & travel professionals, helping them use technology to support their operations and advising them on best practices related to online payments.