Event Info

Get ready to Touch&Play!

Location

Touch&Play Montreal is taking place on the gorgeous land of Kio-o retreat center. The center is located in the heart of a 125-acre estate in the beautiful mountains of the Laurentians, about 100 km from Montreal, in Ste-Lucie-des-Laurentides.

 1905, Chemin du Rang 6                       Ste-Lucie-des-Laurentides, QC            J0T 2J0

Food

You will be fed 3 delicious, vegetarian meals each full day, including dinner the day of arrival, and breakfast the day of departure. Along with the calm and beauty of nature, the excellence of meals is the central element of Ki-O’s reputation, the one guests name first when it comes to commenting on their stay.

The head chef, Melissa Reid, uses her talents to develop varied menus based on vegetable protein and fresh vegetables, from as many local sources as possible. People with allergies or intolerances should mention this when booking or upon arrival. 

Lodging

You have the option: camping or shared rooms/dorms. Find out more on the Registration Page.

The retreat center also offers:

  • 2.5 kilometers of hiking trails 
  • Small swimmable private lake
  • Lighted walkpath around the lake
  • Campfire site 
  • Two large fields for outdoor activities
  • Canoes and dock
  • Suspended chairs
  • 8 picnic tables with umbrella



 

What to expect

This is an exploratory festival based on the exploration of our edges. You are invited to come having prepared clear intentions of what it is you may be hoping to gain, be made more aware of, let go of…

Setting clear boundaries with any partners, whether they be at the festival or not may help in allowing you more freedom in your explorations.

 Expect to learn more about yourself and others.

 Expect to be immersed into community, an instant tribe, navigating the positives and negatives that come with that.

 We are on a private terrain and the space will be devoted to organizers and participants of the festival as well as Kio-o staff.  There will be nudity and the possibility of consensual sexual, sensual, sensational public encounters.

Expect to learn more about creating safe, fun, nourishing, clear containers to hold your explorations and add to all your relationships, regardless of their form.

 Come with an open heart and mind, ready to explore, expand and play!

Our common agreement / Safety & Respect / Terms & Conditions

Thank you for taking the time to read through this thoroughly.

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

 All participant needs to be present at 6pm on the day the festival begins, when we will create our collective safe container.  Nobody will be able to join the festival after, and no refund will be given.

The Touch&Play Montreal team will strive to ensure that everyone can participate in the activities that interest them in a safe and collaborative manner.

When you register, we cannot, however, guarantee a space in each desired workshop or activity or even to the festival itself.  Because we are limited in the amount of people who can participate in each workshop and the event in its totality, it is possible that not everyone will have a chance to join or have their desired intensive.  We also cannot guarantee that any workshop will be available to you.

Thus, teachers and organizers retain the right to make decisions as to how many and which participants may join each class, in any given event.

Touch&Play tries to provide a safe learning environment for all the participants.  It is designed for adults, and we emphasize the importance of consideration and responsibility for yourself at all times, both physically and emotionally.  This includes adequate self-assessment as to your readiness for such an event.

As an intensive event working with the body, intellect, emotions and sexuality we recognize that some people may find aspects of the program challenging or moving. To create a respectful, relaxed and safe atmosphere during the whole event, everyone is invited, to not only assure their own health, safety and happiness but also to be aware of their impact on the joy and security of others. It is our aim that as a group everyone at the festival and experiment is able to live and share a full and rewarding experience.

PHOTO/VIDEO POLICY:

Because of the unique atmosphere at Touch&Play Project events and the subjects that are addressed, we ask you to moderate your photography and video recording. Please only take images of the surroundings, yourself and those that have given you explicit permission to be included. There may be official event photographers and/or film-makers for documentation purposes and participants will be invited to indicate if they prefer not to be included in any of the material that is taken. We will publish any photos and videos for review by the participants during which any person may request the removal of material in which they appear.

All material (audio-visual or other) recorded during a Touch&Play Project event falls under the following creative commons license: Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. Material may be published on the internet and could be used in the promotion of future events. The Touch&Play organizers can in no case be held liable for damages resulting from the recording and or publishing of audio-visual material relating to the event.

REFUND POLICY

We want you to join us at the T&P Montréal festival!  However, if something unplanned happens unexpectedly and you have to cancel, here is our refund / cancellation policy:

  • The deposit of $250 is non-refundable.
  • 100% refund (minus non-refundable deposit), if you cancel up to 10 days before the festival (on or before July 21st, 2018)
  • No refund are given if you cancel within 10 days before the festival (on or after July 21th, 2018), or if you do not show up, or if you leave the event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend the event and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
  • During the Festival, we the organizers prioritize the right to protect the safety of all participants and staff.   Anyone who compromises that safety will be asked to leave with no refunds given.

 *** Please note that you are not fully registered until we receive your $250 deposit.***

The balance of your ticket is to be paid in full by July 31st, 2018.

RISK LIABILITY

Participation in the event and attendance at the event location is at your own risk. If you plan to teach/present/facilitate or otherwise share your knowledge at the event you fully accept the responsibility that this brings and accept any liability claims that may result from this. The organizers are not liable for any physical, emotional or material damages or injuries caused to your property, yourself or others. We do not take responsibility for any loss of property while attending.

 

DISCRETIONARY RIGHTS OF THE ORGANIZERS

During the Festival, we the organizers prioritize the right to protect the safety of all participants and staff.  Anyone who compromises that safety may be asked to leave with no refunds given. Organizers reserve the right to refuse entry to anyone.

The Touch&Play Montréal Team