Yoga Getaways – Schedule

Salt Spring Centre of Yoga

Wondering exactly what you’ll be doing during your time at the Centre? Here’s a detailed schedule followed by an overview of the weekend.

2 – 6 pm Check-In
2 – 4:30 pm Wellness Treatments Available
4:45 – 6:20 pm Yoga Asana Class
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 – 8:15 pm Orientation
8:15 – 8:45 pm Guided Relaxation
8:45 – 9:45 pm Sauna*
7 am Wakeup & Tea
7:30 – 8:30 am Pranayama (Breathwork) & Meditation
8:30 am Chai Tea & Fruit
8:50 – 10:20 am Yoga Asana Class
10:30 am Brunch & Free Time
11:00 – 4:30 pm Wellness Treatments Available
11:00 – 12:00 pm Jai Store Open
2 pm Snack
4:45 – 6:20 pm Yoga Asana Class
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 – 9 pm Evening Program
8:00 – 9:45 pm Sauna*
7 am Wakeup & Tea
7:30 – 8:30 am Pranayama (Breathwork) & Meditation
8:30 – 8:50 am Chai Tea & Fruit
8:50 – 10:20 am Yoga Asana Class
10:30 am Brunch
11:30 – 12 pm Closing Circle
12 – 1 pm Jai Store Open

*The sauna is weather dependent and is not available during hot or dry periods due to fire hazards.

Friday afternoon/evening

Check in, have a cup of tea and make yourself at home. For early arrivals, optional treatments from the Chikitsa Shala Wellness Centre are available and a great way to leave the week behind. Then begin in the late afternoon with a yoga class (level 1 or 2) before dinner. After a delicious meal and evening orientation, unwind with a guided relaxation before settling into bed.


Saturday morning starts gently with classical breathing practices (pranayama) and guided meditation; then choose the yoga asana class that suits you:

Level 1

Slow moving, basic postures with an emphasis on alignment and breath while building concentration, strength and softness. Some flow as well as sustained postures with modifications to support individual needs. This class is also suitable for those with reduced mobility, anyone new to yoga and those wanting a gentler class. Emphasis and style of class will vary with each instructor.

Level 2

For those who are comfortable in basic postures and want more of a challenge. Class includes some vinyasa flow as well as sustained postures including inversions and hand balances. Modifications are provided as well as more challenging options to support a range of capabilities. Emphasis and style will vary with each instructor, who will be open to posture suggestions.

Spend the early afternoon outdoors, hiking or exploring the Ganges shops and art galleries, and the famous Saturday craft and farmers’ market. Alternatively you can stay at the Centre, relax in the library, read by the fire or pond, or stroll through the gardens and grounds. In addition, you could choose a treatment at our Chikitsa Shala Wellness Centre.

Late in the afternoon return for a the class that works for you – either restorative yoga* OR a mixed levels class, followed by dinner and a casual evening with homemade dessert and tea and an optional evening program.

* Restorative yoga is a very nurturing, relaxing form of yoga. All poses are done in a reclining position, using soft supports such as bolsters, blankets, cushions to create the classical actions of the pose, reaping the benefits with minimal metabolic effort. A quieting and mindfulness practice that supports physical and mental rejuvenation and reduces stress.


After your Sunday morning yoga, brunch, and farewells, you’ll head for home refreshed, renewed and ready for the next challenge life brings you.

Schedule for Bodywork Treatments

For those who would like to book a treatment with Chikitsa Shala Wellness Centre, possible free times for a treatment are as follows:

Friday from 2:00 – 4:30 pm
Saturday from 11:00 – 4:30 pm

Treatments are also available during any of the scheduled program and class times. We recommend you book treatments two weeks in advance of your stay due to availability. Reservations can be made by calling us at 250-537-2326.

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