Bloom Yoga Victoria
In Bloom Salt Spring Island Retreat - April 21st - 23rd
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Stowel Lake Farm

Join Melissa on Salt Spring Island for a relaxing yoga retreat from Friday, April 21st to Sunday the 23rd! You'll be pampered with six yoga classes, six gourmet vegetarian meals and lots of free time to chill out at the beautiful Stowel Lake Farm. If you're needing time away to restore and rejuvenate this weekend is for you!

This retreat is meant to be a fun time away to recharge, eat great food, do lots of yoga and relax. There will be lots of unstructured time. In terms of yoga retreats this may be considered 'light' rather than 'serious'. If you are unsure whether this retreat if for you or not please contact Melissa directly.

Gatehouse

Stowel Lake Farm is a wellness centre, working farm and community on 118 acres on Salt Spring Island. It's a five minute drive from the Fulford Ferry terminal (ferry to Victoria) and a thirty minute drive from the Long Harbour Terminal (ferry to Vancouver) and a 20 minute drive to Ganges (main hub of Salt Spring)

Stowel Lake Farm



The Yoga

The focus of this retreat is to relax and restore and the yoga will follow that theme. There will be six mixed levels yoga classes over the weekend. It's ok if you are new to yoga or haven't practised with Melissa before, she will take care of you and find the options you need!

Our practice space is and gorgeous and filled with natural light. It's large windows allow panoramic views of the trees. The building is so beautiful - it's warm and bright and was hand crafted by local woodworkers. Not to mention it's stocked with bolsters so we can really sink into our restorative poses!

Practice Space



The Food

The caterers at the farm are famous for their fresh and healthy vegetarian food! Look forward to six lovingly prepared meals starting with dinner on Friday and finishing with lunch on Sunday. Save room for dessert after the dinners, this reTREAT will be delicious!

Food



Accommodations

There are several options available for students who want shared rooms (with one to three roommates) but only a few private rooms. The rooms range from conventional rooms to heated yurts and are scattered around the property. All bathrooms are shared. Please let Melissa know if you want to room with anyone in particular or are coming with your partner so she can get you in the best room for you!

Accommodations



About Melissa

Melissa has been teaching yoga full time for 11 years and is so excited to host her second weekend retreat at Stowel Lake Farm! Melissa firmly believes in the importance of self care, which is taking time out for yourself to rest, restore and relax. 

If you aren't familiar with Melissa click here to get to her bio and click here to see a few of her videos to get a feel for her teaching style and personality.

Melissa



The Schedule

This is a peek at the how the weekend will unfold:

Friday

Check-inAnytime between 3:00 - 4:00
Orientation4:15
Flow Yoga4:45 - 6:00
Dinner6:30
Bedtime Yoga with Yoga Nidra8:00 - 9:00


Saturday

Breakfast9:00
Farm Tour9:45 - 10:45
Flow Yoga11:15 - 12:15 
Lunch12:45

Free time until pre-dinner yoga! Stay at the farm and relax
or explore the famous Salt Spring market, it's your day!

Relaxation Yoga5:00-6:00
Dinner6:30

After dinner it's open, feel free to relax and chat by the indoor fire in the Barn
or retreat to your room

Sunday

Sunrise Yoga (optional if you would like to sleep in!)7:30 - 8:30
Breakfast9:00
Flow Yoga11:00 - 12:15
Lunch12:30
CheckoutAfter lunch

Please take a close look at the BC Ferries schedule to plan your trip to to Salt Spring. 

To make it for the beginning of the retreat at 4:15 on Friday you will have to catch the 3:00 ferry from Victoria (Swartz Bay) at the very latest or take an earlier ferry. The ferry from Victoria to Salt Spring (Fulford Harbour) takes 35 minutes. There are also ferries to from Vancouver to Salt Spring (Long Harbour) but they take three hours and are far less frequent. If you are travelling from Vancouver you will need to catch a morning ferry to get to the retreat on time.

On Sunday when we finish lunch you should be able to catch the 1:50 ferry back to Victoria but if you miss it you can catch the 3:50. 

Other options for getting to and from Vancouver to Salt Spring include the float plane! Check Salt Spring Air for the flight information.

Cost

$525 shared room + gst
$575 private room + gst
Please note there is a non-refundable deposit of $250 + gst on all reservations for the retreat.
How to pay?
  • Pay the full amount now ($250 non-refundable deposit + the remainder of the cost) online or by cheque, cash or e-transfer.
  • Pay the non-refundable deposit now ($250) and pay the remainder by March 31 online or by cheque, cash or e-transfer.
Please register online by clicking the button below, even if you intend to pay via another method.
Please select one of the following options:
Full Payment - Shared Accommodations - $525
Full Payment - Private Accommodations - $575
Deposit - $250   (Non-refundable)
You can pay the $250 non-refundable deposit now and the
remainder of the cost no later than March 31 to hold your space.
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Payment and Refund Policy:  Advance $250 non-refundable deposit required to reserve your spot. If you are paying the non-refundable deposit only, you must pay the remainder of the cost no later than March 31 to hold your spot in the retreat. For cancellations before April 7 a refund is issued minus the $250 deposit. After April 7 no refunds issued.
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