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May Celebrations 2012 FAQs
 

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Which is the nearest airport?
The Pierre Eliot Trudeau Airport (YUL) in Montreal is the closest airport. The airport is 2 hours from the International Art of Living Centre. The International Art of Living Centre will provide transportation for arriving course participants from the Pierre Eliot Trudeau Airport in Montreal. The course participants must register for transportation with the International Art of Living centre. The registration form for airport shuttle has been provided on Transportation.

 

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How far is the International Art of Living Centre from Montreal?
The International Art of Living Centre is situated two hours (160 km/93 miles) east of Montreal, near the village of Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc in the pristine Quebec countryside. Plan your trip to ensure that your transportation to and from the Centre is as smooth as possible. Driving directions from neighboring Canadian and US cities can be found below.

 

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How will I reach the venue?
For course participants who have booked accommodation through the Centre, shuttle service will be provided daily to and from the hotel. Because of sheer volume, if you have arranged your own accommodation, you will also need to arrange your own transportation including Guruji's Birthday Celebration Day. Parking is available on the Centre grounds.

 

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What are the directions to the International Art of Living Centre?
Directions from Montreal
Directions from Quebec
Directions from Ottawa
Directions from Toronto
Directions from New York

 

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When will the course finish?
Most courses finish by 12pm on the last day. Please refer to the specific course listing and description for more information.

 

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Are families registering for courses eligible for a family discount?
Yes.

 

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What constitutes a family for purposes of eligibility for the family discount?
A parent or parents registered for course(s) bringing a child or children registered for the Angels, Art Excel or Yes! course(s).

 

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Are families eligible for early registration discount as well as the family discount?
No, only one discount applies per person and/or family.

 

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What is the family discount rate?
20%.

 

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Do discounts (early registrations or family) apply when course participants arrange their own accommodation?
Discounts apply only when the International Art of Living Centre arranges the accommodation for course participants.

 

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What is the cancellation and refund policy?
If you have registered for a course but cannot attend, your written, or emailed, cancellation must be received by the following dates, depending on the starting date of your course:

April 28th – for courses beginning May 5th
May 1st – for courses beginning May 9th

There is a 10% cancellation fee when notification is received by the above dates. After these dates, no refunds can be issued. Refunds of course fees that include hotel accommodation are subject to the respective hotel’s cancellation policy and cannot be guaranteed in full.

 

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When will I get a confirmation for the course I have registered?
An email will be sent within 2 business days confirming that we have received your registration.

 

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Will I get a refund if my visa application or request is denied or not received in time?
All of the following criteria must be satisfied to receive a refund:
1) You must apply for a VISITOR visa; and
2) You must submit an appropriate and complete visa application within a reasonable period of time for it to be approved; and
3) Your written cancellation stating that your visa was either denied or not yet approved must be received at least one week before your course begins. Documentation, such as a letter from the Canadian consulate, may be requested.

 

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I have food allergies, whom should I contact?
The centre prepares separate food for people with allergies and children. You can send your allergy details to may2012.info@artofliving.ca.

 

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What should I pack?
Bring along a watch and an alarm clock to make the most out of the course. You may want to bring walking shoes/boots and a coat to stroll on our trails. You may want to pack a small flashlight. You will need slippers to walk inside the main building. Bringing a sweater, shawl and any other effects to settle comfortably in the meditation hall is a must. There are a limited number of yoga mats and back jacks available. Back jacks and yoga mats can be purchased in the Divine Shop. Bring a water bottle. We will not have plastic water bottles available. You can purchase a metal water bottle in the Divine Shop. For those staying at the Centre, please bring: bath towels, and biodegradable soap and shampoo to care for our pristine nature.

Weather: Spring is beautiful at the Centre but it can be cool and wet so please prepare for rain and dress appropriately.

Please go to this site for a weather forecast:
Weather forecast

 

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How long do I have to stay if I have registered for Seva?
For those who would like to register for Seva, you should either plan to arrive by May 3rd and stay until May 14th or arrive no later than May 5th and stay until May 16th.

 

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Can people choose roommates?
Following are the requirements:

  • People on silence courses cannot be housed with people who are not on silence courses.
  • All the people have to be registered for their respective courses before the request is made.
  • Send an email to may2012.housing@artofliving.ca with your names, gender and course you have registered for.
  • Men will be housed with men and women with women except if you are a family.

  • We will do our best to accommodate your request but we cannot guarantee it.

 

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Can I get Ayurvedic treatments?
Yes, you can book for treatments and we accept cheques, Mastercard and Visa. Click on the Sri Sri Ayurveda tab for more information.

 

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Will you have any snacks to buy?
Yes, we have Rawsome foods where you can buy juices, ice creams, almonds and other snacks. We accept only cash or cheques.

 

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Will you have books, tapes and gifts available?
Yes, you can buy gifts, books, knowledge tapes at our Divine Shop.

 









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