Personal Retreat FAQs

Salt Spring Centre of Yoga

Following are some frequently asked questions for Personal Retreats.

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 under Personal Retreats.

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, 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 Getting Here 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 Getting Here page.

Yogini by the sea
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