Registration, Cancellation, Refunds

Our programs are customized and arranged far in advance of the actual program.  The cancellation and refund policy is in place because we must confirm arrangements with many people and this often requires that we make non-refundable deposits to secure reservations.   Thank you for understanding.

Registration Fees, Cancellation and Refund Policy

All registration deposits and final payments due shall be transacted by PayPal. We are in Oaxaca, Mexico, most of the year, so this is the only way we can accept funds.

A deposit is required (including supplemental and optional fees) to reserve your space in a program.  Check the deposit and balance due information in each program description.

The final payment for the balance due shall be made by PayPal 60 days before the program starts or as specified in the program description, whichever date comes first.  Deposits and final payments may be made by PayPal only.  We will send you a reminder and an itemized invoice by email.  You let us know which online payment vehicle you prefer.

* In some circumstances, we can accept a personal check. Please enquire.

If cancellation is necessary, please notify us in writing by email.   If you cancel before the cut-off, we will refund 50% of your deposit.  After that, no refunds are possible.  However, we will make every possible effort to fill your reserved space if we have a waiting list.  You are always welcome to send a substitute. 

We require that you take out trip cancellation, baggage, emergency evacuation and medical insurance before you begin your trip, since unforeseen circumstances are possible.

To register or for questions, contact:

This workshop is produced by Norma Schafer, Oaxaca Cultural Navigator LLC.  For more information, see:


18 responses to “Registration, Cancellation, Refunds

  1. Norma,,

    I am an artist living in San Miguel and am interested in your
    January tour. Ironically I met Patrice in Puerto Escondido 20 years ago and have not seen her since we had dinner in nyc years later.

    I would be happy to share a room…

    Best. Bobbi Van

  2. Hello Norma, I am a sculptor – mostly figures – assembled from ceramic, fiber and found objects and also paper mache . I am also a pre-Kindergarten – grade eight art educator. In January I’ll be applying for a teacher’s grant to go on a learning and travel adventure in Oaxaca this summer. I would love to know if you are offering anything- or can suggest a lead for me. Perhaps workshop or classes with an artist or a museum. I only speak a little Spanish Thank you so much.

    • Hi, Nancy. We can organize a 3-day natural dye workshop and a 4-day weaving workshop for you. You can also register for a one-day natural dye study tour to meet weavers. Please see the right column of the website for program details. You may also want to contact the Museo Textil de Oaxaca for their class schedule. Arquetopia offers residencies for artists in Oaxaca, too. Let me know if you would like one of our weaving or dye workshops. We schedule them to meet your travel needs. Thank you, Norma

  3. Hello Norma,

    I would like to register for a 3 day Natural Dye Class on June 19-22. Please send the registration form to me.

  4. Hi Norma! I wondering if you offered a program for beginning oil painting? I am planning on being in Mexico this summer for about 1-2 months depending on the classes available. Thank you for your time I hope to hear from you soon!

  5. Hello Norma,
    I’m writing to find out more about space for a single traveler in a single room for the rebozo tour. I will be in Guatemala before this trip starts and this tour may fit into my schedule perfectly.
    I have been following you online for awhile and have hoped to participate in one of your workshops or tours.
    Also, I have a sneaking suspicion that you and I were guests at the same time at El Diablo y La Sandia a few years ago. I was not sure so I decided not to say anything!
    Thank you for your help.
    Best wishes,
    Britt Martinez

  6. please add me to your mailing list

  7. I’m interested in your February 12-19: Oaxaca Art + Archeology Study Tour with Penland School of Crafts. Please let me know how I may registered .
    Regards, Terri

  8. I’d like to register for the felt fashion workshop in January 2015. Please let me know how to do that. I’m not sure at this point about the optional stays. Can I make a decision about those later? Thanks, Sue

  9. 2 people for Penland trip plus chiapus

  10. Penland trip and extra trip – want to register and may I send a check to avoid the extra fees.

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