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That special place you’ve been searching for.

To make your next retreat remarkable you need a unique and truly special place to host it: a sacred spot where people are inspired to slow down, connect, and be fully in the moment.

We’re glad you’ve found us.

Since 1981, the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga has been serving as precisely that one-of-a-kind place teachers and retreat leaders are searching for.

An inspired place that a variety of groups — from immersive yoga and meditation retreats and teacher trainings to wellness retreats — return to, year after year…

to be surrounded by nature…nourished by good food…and supported by caring Centre staff while deep in study, practice, or play.

We hope you and your group will be next to join them.

“Thank you so much for all you did to make the 24th Annual Iyengar Yoga Retreat great again this year. Many say they will be back next year, if not before!”

~ Karyn Woodland, Iyengar Yoga Centre of Victoria

Group Venues and Rates

Are you hosting a large yoga teacher training? An intimate wellness retreat? An educational course? Retreats come in all shapes and sizes. And thankfully, so do our group venues.

If you’re in need of a group venue during your retreat, choose from one of the following three options based on your budget and group size:

Satsang Room at The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga
The Yurt at The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga
Garden House at The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga
Shared room at The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga

Accomodations

When planning a retreat, it’s great to have options. You need to be able to accommodate your participants’ different sleeping preferences and their individual budgets.

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga can accommodate 24 guests in a variety of charming single, double and triple rooms with shared bathrooms.

We also offer developed campsites in a quiet forest setting or in the sunny open meadows. All have access to hot showers and outhouses. During the warmer months, our campgrounds can accommodate 50+ people.

Rates change based on length of stay and availability. Please contact us for more details.

Making nourishing food at The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga

Meal Rates

There’s nothing retreat goers appreciate quite so much as nutritious and delicious food served with love.

If there’s one thing our guests always comment on it’s the wonderful food — much of which is sourced directly from our own organic farm and garden.

All our meals are high quality lacto-vegetarian, fresh and lovingly prepared by our karma yogis. The Centre can also provide dairy-free, gluten free and vegan options upon request.

Breakfast: $15
Lunch: $23
Dinner: $25

Our self-serve tea bar is included with all retreat rentals.

Sauna at night

Sauna

Looking for a therapeutic place to kick your feet up after a long day of study and practice? Or that Nordic hot-cold experience?

Our wood-burning sauna accommodates 6 to 8 people comfortably, and there are cold showers right outside for the more adventurous.

Retreats booked for 4 nights or more come with complimentary access to our sauna for one 2-hour session.

For retreats longer than 9 nights, you receive two complimentary 2-hour saunas,

For more than 15 nights, you receive three complimentary 2-hour saunas.

You can add a 2-hour sauna session to your event for $100.

The Something Extras

Centre Offerings – during your retreat you and your retreat participants have access to our weekly offerings of Satsang and kirtan, free of charge.

Promotion – once you’ve booked, you have the option to promote your retreat to our community on the “external rentals and programs” portion of our website.

Centre Guidelines

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga’s Guidelines apply to all events that take place on the land.

Click here to learn more.

Included in Venue Booking

Yoga props including mats, foam blocks, blankets, belts, and bolsters are available to use during your stay. Included in the rental price.

Residential Rental Minimums

For residential retreats (those staying overnight), we require a minimum two-night stay.

During our peak season (April to September) a minimum of $6,000 per booking is required (average of 17 guests at a shared accommodation rate and our most popular venue rental).

During our off-peak season (October to April) a minimum of $5,000 per booking is required (average of 14 guests at the shared accommodation rate and our most popular venue rental).

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy details are included in the rental contract.

Due to COVID-19, the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga has updated its cancellation policies to account for potential travel restrictions or lockdowns. Please inquire for more information.

“Thanks again for providing a reasonably priced, relaxing and serene place for our group to have a retreat. The food was fantastic and the staff and volunteers were friendly and helpful.”

~ Salt Spring Community Services Society

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