COVID-19 Safety Measures for In-Person Retreats


TNI no longer requires proof of COVID vaccination but continues implementing rapid testing, and masking is optional.

Before you arrive


  • Everyone is asked to take a rapid test on the day of the start of the retreat before arriving. If you cannot do it, you will be asked to take one before checking in.
  • We suggest prudent behavior two weeks before the retreat. If you attend crowded events or public transportation, please wear a mask.

How to prepare:

  • Bring some masks (one for every 48 hours or two days of retreat). N-95 masks are recommended, but not required.
  • Bring a backup test. If you don’t take the test before arriving, please bring two tests.
  • Plan how you would get home in the unfortunate event of testing positive. Please inform your Emergency contact.


People showing symptoms of infectious disease, whether COVID or not, should not attend the retreat. We ask you to stay home if you:

  • have COVID symptoms such as fatigue, headache, muscle aches, rhinitis, and sore throat. Other symptoms and signs include fever, chills, cough, shortness of breath, loss of taste and smell, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • have been in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID.

In the case of someone testing positive during the retreat

  • A person testing positive for COVID-19 or showing symptoms of another highly transmissible disease, such as the flu, will be asked to leave the retreat. If they are unable to leave right away, they can stay in isolation and wear a mask until it is possible for them to go safely. If the person cannot organize their own transportation, we will call their Emergency contact. Please inform your contact in advance. 
  • Everyone in the group having any symptoms will be asked to take a test and inform the manager of the result.
  • Others in the group will be encouraged to wear masks.



We understand that this is a sensitive topic. We have developed this policy based on: having experienced the impact of positive cases in retreats, numerous comments and feedback from retreat participants and teachers and by following policies implemented by other centers. 

Thank you for your consideration and collaboration.