Programs & Retreats
We offer a variety of retreats and programs for individuals, families and groups. Come for a day or a week. Take home a lasting sense of tranquility. Eat delicious, freshly prepared food, wander the forest trails of our extensive grounds, enjoy a treatment at our on-site Wellness Centre, join our community events, or enjoy a good book and tranquility.
Each July and August the Salt Spring Centre offers a 200 hour yoga teacher training program where students are able to live on site or commute. The students practice Asana, Shat Karma, Pranayama, Mudras and Bandhas, Dhyana, Pratyahara, mantra yoga and hand mudras. The program includes theory classes which provide a comprehensive explanation of classical eight-limbed ashtanga yoga and hatha yoga systems. Learn more >>>
The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga has many public offerings, which you are welcome to attend. All of these public offerings are free of charge. However, donations are always welcomed and appreciated as the Centre is a non-for-profit organization. Learn more >>>
Take some personal time for yourself to rejuvenate and recharge at the Centre. Our yoga getaway is the perfect way to relax the mind and body. The getaway includes two nights accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals and a variety of yoga classes to suit all levels in the morning and afternoon. Learn more >>>
Personal Retreats are available April 1 through October 31, 2019.
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. Learn more >>>
Are you interested in becoming part of a spiritual community and deepening your understanding and practice of yoga? If so, our upcoming Residential Karma Yoga Program may be for you! We will start accepting applications early in January for our April 2018 intake. The program will run in 10 week sessions. Learn more >>>
Our August Annual Community Yoga Retreat is an ideal opportunity for those new to yoga as well as those who wish to rekindle their personal practice. The classes provide focus on the teachings of classical ashtanga yoga. The retreat is open to all ages, families are welcome. Learn more >>>
Yoga teachers are invited to join Chetna Tracy Boyd in September for an experiential workshop on Yoga for Cancer. This workshop is approved for continuing education credits through Yoga Alliance and is approved for 17 elective credits towards Mount Madonna Center’s YTT 500 hr training. Learn More >>>
Have you been practising yoga for many years but feel that little progress has been made? Or, are you relatively new to yoga and feel confused about its complexity and its dense overlay of Indian culture with animal deities and Sanskrit chants? Do you believe that success in yoga can only be achieved through many lifetimes of purification, austerity, meditation and virtuous behavior? How can the task be so tedious, so complicated and lengthy when all we seek is the simple reality of who we truly are? Learn More >>>
Join us in November for our Going Deeper Meditation Retreat – an intensive, small group experience devoted to a deeper level of meditation practice for people who have some knowledge of meditation and yoga. This silent retreat utilizes a darkened, “cave-like” setting, a light diet, meditation, asana, mantra, and more to encourage inward reflection and support of Sadhana. Learn more >>>