Personal Retreats

Personal Retreats are not available from August 11 – August 24, due to our Yoga Teacher Training program

 

The Centre offers the possibility of short-stay personal retreats to enable guests to pursue their individual practice of yoga in a peaceful and beautiful environment shared with a small spiritual community.

Join a practicing yoga community and get away from your typical routine. Engage with a community practicing the principles of yoga and selfless service as much as you wish. Develop your own schedule based on the daily classes that can include yoga asana, philosophy, kirtan or other offerings. Enjoy delicious, primarily organic vegetarian meals with the community using seasonal produce from our extensive gardens. Spend your time in quiet contemplation, walking in nature, reading and other activities. Deepen your relaxation and sense of well-being by treating yourself to an Ayurvedic or bodywork session at the Chikitsa Shala Wellness Centre. Return home feeling rested, well-nourished and spiritually rejuvenated. Please keep in mind that the Centre is not a resort but a practicing yoga community.

Fees

Rates are per person per night and include accommodations, all vegetarian meals, access to the self-serve tea bar, and includes all scheduled yoga classes.

Personal Retreat Rates (Taxes will be added)
Accommodations Type Per Person, Per Night
Camping** $94
Shared* w/ Shared Bath $145
Shared* w/ Ensuite $163
Private w/ Shared Bath $168
Private w/ Ensuite $182

*Shared rates will apply only if you are registering with a friend or relative who will be sharing your room during your personal retreat or extended stay.
** Camping is available May 1 – September 30 only. Campers are asked to bring their own tents, sleeping bags, pillows, linens and towels.

Wellness Centre Treatments (Additional Cost)
If you would like to book an Ayurvedic or bodywork session, please call us at least 48 hours in advance at 250-931-2792 or email wellness@saltspringcentre.com.

Kindly note, all reservation requests submitted via e-mail, online registration form or telephone are not confirmed until all fees are paid in full. Please ensure confirmation before making travel arrangements.

Please keep in mind that the Centre is not a hotel or a resort but a working yoga community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in Personal Retreats?
Personal Retreat fees include accommodations (either in-house or camping), meals, access to the self-serve tea bar. All scheduled yoga classes are also included in the fees listed.

What time is check in & check out?
Your room will be ready after 3pm on your arrival date. If you’d like to arrive as early in the afternoon, please inquire with the office. Check out is 11:00am on your departure date.

What is your cancellation policy?
Please read the Cancellation Policy.

When are Personal Retreats available?
Personal Retreat time is available when the centre is not hosting other large retreats or rentals. Please email us at programs@saltspringcentre.com, or call us at 250-537-2326 to find out about availability for your preferred dates.

What are the camping facilities like?
Camping is available from May to September. We offer unmarked tenting campsites in a quiet forest setting or in the sunny open meadows. All have access to hot outdoor showers and outhouses; however, there is no electrical hook‐ups. Campers are asked to bring their own tents, sleeping bags, pillows, linens and towels. Please note: there are no open fires, kerosene lamps or candles allowed on the land.

What are the rooms like?
The rooms are cozy with comfortable beds and linens. Private rooms have 1 twin bed; shared rooms have 2-3 twin beds, depending on the room. Rooms have nightstands, bedside lamps and dressers (alarm clocks are not provided). All rooms, except our one room with an ensuite, have shared washrooms.

What is provided at the Centre?
Yoga mats and props are provided (If you prefer to bring your own yoga mat we welcome you to do so).
In-house guests: all linens and towels are provided and there is shampoo, conditioner and body wash in the washrooms for your use.

What should I bring?
Please bring personal toiletries, comfortable clothing, and an alarm clock. We do not wear outdoor shoes inside, so feel free to bring slippers. A water bottle is also a good idea.
Campers are asked to bring their own tents, sleeping bags, pillows, linens and towels.

Can I pay for shared accommodation if I am coming on my own?
Shared accommodation rates for Personal Retreats are available to those booking with a friend/family member.

How do I get to the Centre?
We have posted directions on our contact page.

How long will it take to get there?
From Vancouver allow four to five hours (door to door) by ferry and car or transit; 25 minutes airtime by floatplane plus ten minutes by car/taxi. From Victoria, allow a comfortable two hours door to door by ferry and car. We have posted more details on our contact page.

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