Frequently Asked Questions - Before a retreat

We like to think so! For each event we have an access checklist that we use. This covers some standard things such as a couple of private rooms, a quiet room, single beds available, accessible rooms, accessible toilet and shower, lighting, noise levels etc. We also have a infrared hearing system that can be used by people with and without hearing aids.

If you feel that you’d like to talk to us about any access needs you have, then please do and we can work out if there is anything more that needs to be done to ensure you’re able to come along, feel part of the group and enjoy yourself.

Yes. As a standard we cater for vegetarian, vegan, dairy free, gluten free diets. In the past we have catered for a wide range of different needs outside of these and are very happy to chat to you about what you can and can’t eat. As long as you let us know at least 2 weeks before an event, then we can make sure there is suitable food available for you to eat.

Usually, yes. At most events we run, the accommodation is shared dorms. Often the beds are bunk beds, but there will always be a few single beds available for those who need them. Dorms will vary in size between 2 bed to 10 bed dorms depending on the venue. At some events we can also offer a camping option.

We try to arrange our venues to be as close to public transport as possible. Where we are more than a 15 minute walk away, we can give information for local taxi companies. Before each event we set up a Facebook closed event page, so that people can organise car shares and lifts too. We may be able to offer lifts too. We won’t leave anyone behind and will work with you to make sure you can get to the venue.

No. We make sure that approximately half the spaces available at an event are only open to people who have never been before. This allows more new people to come along and experience TBA and means that there won’t be just one or two people who might feel alone or don’t know what to expect.

Yes you are. We do not stop people bringing alcohol along. We will all have agreed to ground rules and naked etiquette at the beginning of the event and we have our code of conduct. We expect people to be responsible for themselves, respect each other, the venue and the local area and being too drunk is not an excuse to break those.