Cost Per Person

The Program Includes
All lectures, a welcome reception and dinner, five buffet lunches, refreshments, and roundtrip shuttle service from hotels in Ascona to Eranos for five days (you are unable to walk or drive and park at Eranos).  

The Program Does Not Include
Air travel and ground transportation to and from Ascona, Switzerland, travel insurance, hotel accommodations, some meals, and items of a personal nature.

We anticipate this program to fill quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible. Space will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis and limited to 40 participants. See Important  Information for details. Please read all of the fine print before you register.

To register, click on the REGISTER button, complete the form and submit payment. You may pay by credit card securely online or by sending a check payable to Toni D’Anca to 1015 Orilla del Mar #3, Santa Barbara, CA 93103. A $600 deposit is due with your registration (or the full amount of $1,800 if you wish). The balance of $1,200 is due no later than June 1, 2018.

We reserve the right to cancel a reservation if full payment is not received by this date, as we anticipate a wait list and have overseas commitments to finalize. You will be sent a confirmation packet via email within two weeks of registration with detailed information to help you plan your trip, including accommodations and travel.  

If you are registering for two people, please use two separate registration forms. If you are registering for yourself and anticipate having someone attend with you, be sure they register now before the program fills and closes or they will be put on a waitlist. We must have formal registration forms and deposits from both participants.

Cancellation and Refund
Registrations are not transferrable. All cancellations must be made in writing and received by June 1, 2018 for a full refund, less a $200 processing fee. Cancellations received from this date to June 22 will receive a full refund less a $500 processing fee. There is NO REFUND for cancellations received after this date.

In the event that the program is sold out with a waitlist and we are able to transfer your registration to someone on the waitlist, we will issue you a refund less the processing fee. If you leave the program for any reason, there is NO REFUND for unused services. If the program is cancelled or postponed by us, due to enrollment level or other unforeseeable circumstances, all fees will be refunded in full. If the program is cancelled or postponed, we assume no responsibility for participant’s cancelled air tickets or other prepaid transportation arrangements.

Important Health Note
Since the terrain at Eranos is quite challenging and provides substantial obstacles for anyone with physical disabilities, we ask that you carefully consider your abilities in order to enjoy the program to the fullest. As a participant you must be able to traverse uneven terrain, climb steps, and get on and off the shuttle on your own. Additionally and unfortunately, Eranos is not wheelchair accessible. We regret that we cannot provide individual assistance. We reserve the right to remove at any time anyone whose physical condition, in our opinion, compromises the operation of the program or detracts from your enjoyment or safety, or that of other participants. In that event, we assume no financial responsibility for any unused portion of the program. The ‘signed’ registration form is also a release of liability required for all participants.

Travel and Insurance
You have a few options to travel to Ascona if you are flying in. Detailed information will be sent with your confirmation materials.

  • Fly into Zürich (ZRH), drive 3 hours to Ascona or take the train to the Locarno Train Station; bus or taxi to Ascona
  • Fly into Lugano (LUG), drive 45 minutes to Ascona or take a shuttle to the Lugano Train Station; train to the Locarno Train Station; bus or taxi to Ascona
  • Fly into Milano-Malpensa, Italy (MXP), drive 2 hours to Ascona or take a the train to the Locarno Train Station; bus or taxi to Ascona

We highly recommend travel insurance that covers the costs of emergency medical, medical evacuation, trip cancellation/
interruption, and cancel for any reason. More information will be sent with your confirmation materials.

In order to offer accommodations that fit a variety of budgets, we have reserved single and double rooms at several hotels, all of which are near one another along the lake in Ascona. Rates for single rooms range from 125-250 Swiss Francs and rates for double rooms range from 160-450 Swiss Francs per night. Rates include breakfast and most taxes. (1 SFr/CHF is currently approximately equal to 1 US Dollar). We are happy to connect people who are looking to share accommodations. Complete information on the hotels will be sent with your confirmation materials.

By registering for this program, participants specifically waive any and all claims of action against Eranos, Richard Tarnas, Assisi Institute, and Toni D’Anca for damages, loss, injury, accident, delay, or death incurred by any person in connection with the program. Neither will we be responsible for any injury, death, loss, accident, delay, or irregularity through neglect or default of any company or person engaged in carrying out the purposes for which tickets, vouchers, or coupons are issued, or monies collected. No responsibility is accepted for losses or expenses due to sickness, weather, strikes, wars and/or other causes. In the event it becomes necessary or advisable for any reason whatsoever to alter the itinerary or arrangements, including faculty and/or hotel substitutions, such alterations may be made without penalty. Baggage and personal effects are at all times the sole responsibility of the participant. We reserve the right to decline to accept a participant or, as stated above, to remove a person from the program if it is determined to be in the best interest of the health, safety, and general well-being of the group. We will make every effort to operate our program as planned, but reserve the right to make schedule changes as necessary.