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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 retreat rental space
The Garden House yoga retreat rental space
Pond Dome summer retreat rental space at the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga
Shared guest room at The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga for programs, accommodations, and rentals.

Accommodations

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 22 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.

Meal Options

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

Centre-catered Meals

If there’s one thing our guests always comment on it’s the wonderful food. All our meals are high quality lacto-vegetarian, fresh and lovingly prepared by our karma yogis.

Choose from our standard menu with add-on options.

The Centre can also provide dairy-free, gluten free and vegan options upon request.

NEW: Centre-prepared meals are only available on a limited number of weekends for the 2023 and 2024 rental seasons. For those weekends that Salt Spring Centre of Yoga kitchen staff are not available, the Kitchen will be available to rent so you can self-cater your retreat.

Self-catered Meals

On weekends when our Kitchen staff are unavailable, our Kitchen will be available for rental so that you may bring your own chef or cook and catering staff.

Our professional kitchen has everything a talented cook will need to prepare delicious meals that align with the Centre’s sattvic dietary guidelines.

For more information, please submit a rental inquiry.

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.

You can add a 2-hour sauna session to your event for $150.

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 have booked, we will add your retreat to our web events calendar as an external program.

Renter Guidelines

The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga’s Renter 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- or three-night stay – depending on whether or not our Kitchen Team will be providing Centre-catered meals during your retreat.

Please submit a Rental Inquiry Form for additional details.

Cancellation Policy

The cancellation policy details are included in the rental contract.

For more information, please submit a Rental Inquiry.

“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

Sample Retreat Costs

3-night Centre-Catered Retreat

Sample costs for a three-night rental with Centre-catered meals for 17 participants

ItemPrice (CAD)Description
Program House rental for 3 nights$5,100Includes guest rooms and shared spaces
Breakfasts (Centre-catered)$1,0203 breakfasts @ $20 for 17 guests
Lunches (Centre-catered)$1,2753 lunches @ $25 for 17 guests
Dinners (centre-catered)$1,5303 dinners at $30 for 17 guests
Satsang Room (yoga space)$690$230 for 3 days
Centre fee$510$10 per person for 17 guests
Total*$10,125 + taxes

*Optional add-on:

  • Garden House guest rooms (additional 6 to 8 guests) – $700 per night**
  • Garden House yoga studio space (subject to availability) – $140 per night

**Does not included extra meal costs for additional guests

3-night Self-Catered Retreat

Sample costs for a three-night rental with self-catering meals for maximum 17 participants. Note: Does not include the costs of food or caterer.

ItemPrice (CAD)Description
Program House rental for 3 nights$5,100$1,700 x 3 nights. Includes guest rooms and shared spaces
Satsang Room (yoga space)$690$230 for 3 days
Kitchen / Dining Room Rental$480$160 x 3 days
Total*$6,270

*Optional add-on:

  • Garden House guest rooms (additional 6 to 8 guests) – $700 per night
  • Garden House yoga studio space (subject to availability) – $140 per night

Book your next retreat with us.

Due to high demand, the Salt Spring Centre of Yoga has opened additional rental weekends for 2024!

Rental Weekends:

Full-Service, Centre-Catered Meals

  • April 25 – 28, 2024
  • May 9 – 12, 2024 (max 17 people + camping)
  • November 28 – December 1, 2024

Rental Weekends:
Self-Catered Meals

  • June 27 – 30, 2024
  • July 26 – 28, 2024
  • August 10 – 12, 2024
  • August 29 – September 2, 2024
  • September 20 – 23, 2024
  • October 10 – 14, 2024
  • October 24 – 28, 2024 (tentative)
  • October 31 – November 4, 2024
  • November 14 – 17, 2024
Salt Spring Centre of Yoga in spring