Salt Spring Island Retreat April 7th - 11th, 2022
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This retreat is now full and taking names for the waitlist! Please scroll down and add your name to show interest - we are considering adding another retreat in May to accommodate more people and that will help us decide. The button to add yourself to the waitlist is under the Cost section.

Join Melissa Krieger and Jenafor Ryane on Salt Spring Island for a four night/five day retreat from Thursday, April 7th to Monday the 11th. You'll be pampered with a variety of yoga classes, 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 is for you or not please contact Melissa directly.

Please note you will be required to be double vaccinated and show proof to attend this retreat. All of us teachers are double vaccinated as well!

Stowel Lake Farm

Stowel Lake Farm is a wellness centre, working farm and community on 120 acres on Salt Spring Island. It's a five minute drive from the Fulford Ferry terminal (ferry to/from Victoria), a thirty minute drive from the Long Harbour Terminal (ferry to/from Vancouver) and a 25 minute drive from the Vesuvius Terminal (ferry to/from Crofton) It's a 20 minute drive to Ganges (main hub of Salt Spring)

Stowel Lake Farm



The Yoga

You'll get to experience several styles of yoga - hatha, flow, hatha flow, Yoga4Strength, restorative and yin. Plus you'll be guided through some mindfulness activities - yoga nidra, meditation and pranayama.

It's ok if you are newer to yoga or haven't practiced with Melissa or Jenafor before, they will take care of you and find the options you need!

Our practice space is gorgeous and filled with natural light. Its 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 yoga props so we can really sink into our restorative poses.

Practice Space



Event Schedule

This is a tentative schedule of the weekend and subject to change

Thursday

Check-in 3:00 - 5:00
Orientation 5:45
Dinner 6:00
Opening Circle and Yoga 7:30




Friday

Meditation with Jenafor 8:00
Breakfast 8:30
Yoga 10:30
Lunch 12:30
Crafting Afternoon with Renée Sala 2:00
Yoga 4:30
Dinner  6:00




Saturday

Meditation with Jenafor 8:00
Breakfast 8:30
Yoga 10:30
Lunch 12:30
Free time for Salt Spring Market
Dinner 6:00
Yoga  7:30




Sunday

Meditation with Jenafor 8:00
Breakfast 8:30
Yoga 10:30
Lunch 12:30
Farm Tour 2:00
Dinner  6:00



Monday

Meditation with Jenafor 8:00
Breakfast 8:30
Yoga 10:30
Closing Circle 11:45
Lunch 12:30
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Melissa's Bio

Melissa Krieger has been teaching yoga full time since 2005 and is so excited to host her ninth weekend retreat with 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



Jenafor's Bio

Jenafor Ryane is delighted to be co-teaching at Melissa's weekend retreat at Stowel Lake Farm again! Having experienced first hand the calming and nourishing impact of yoga and related self-care practices within her own mind and body, Jenafor is inspired to share the benefits of yoga with others and has been teaching since 2011.

Click here to learn more about Jenafor and here to see her You Tube channel and get a feel for her teaching style.

Jen

Jen


Food

Stowel Lake Farm is famous for their fresh and healthy vegetarian food! Look forward to lovingly prepared meals starting with dinner on Friday and finishing with lunch on Monday. Save room for dessert after dinner, this reTREAT is delicious!

Much of the food is from Salt Spring or as local as possible (with much of the produce grown on the farm!) and mostly organic. Gluten free, dairy free and vegan diets can be easily accommodated but keto or paleo diets cannot. Please let us know of any allergies upon registration.

Food



Accommodations

There are several options for accommodations whether you are coming alone or sharing with a friend*

Shared yurt is a cozy yurt built for two with two beds and a shared bathroom.

Shared room is a room for two with two beds and a shared bathroom.

Shared deluxe room is a room for two with two beds and private bath

Private yurt is a whole yurt just for you and a shared bathroom.

Private room is your own room with a shared bath.

Private deluxe room is a private room with a shared bath in the newest building on the property.

*If you are coming with someone you both need to sign up*

Accommodations



How To Get There

Please take a close look at the BC Ferries schedule to plan your trip to and from Victoria to Salt Spring (Fulford Harbour, five minutes drive away from the retreat centre). To be on time for the orientation on Friday at 4:30 you will have to catch the 3:00 ferry at the very latest. There is also a 9am, 11am and 1pm ferry if you want to come over early to explore Salt Spring. The ferry from Victoria to Salt Spring takes 35 minutes.

There are also ferries to Salt Spring from the mainland in Vancouver and from Crofton on Vancouver Island.

The closest airport is Victoria International.

There is also the option to take the float plane to Salt Spring from Vancouver.

On Monday 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.

Cost

$1,175.00 Shared Yurt
$1,225.00 Shared Room
$1,275.00 Shared Deluxe Room
$1,300.00 Private Yurt
$1,325.00 Private Room
$1,375.00 Private Deluxe Room
** Please note that a GST tax of 5% will be added to the amount shown above
There will be a $350.00 non refundable deposit needed to secure your spot upon registration. The remainder of the balance will be due in two equal payments - the first on Monday, February 7 and the second on Monday, February 7. We encourage you to pay by e transfer, cash or cheque. If you pay via Paypal there will be a $10 service charge added to each transaction (deposit, first payment, second payment). If you don't have a Canadian bank account you will need to pay via PayPal.
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Cancellation Policy
Payment and Refund Policy:  A deposit of $350.00 is required to reserve your spot upon registration. The second and third payments will be two equal payments on February 7 and March 7 with a GST tax of 5% added to the total cost. For cancellations before March 7 you will receive the balance of your payment minus the $350.00 deposit For cancellations after March 7 you will not receive a refund. If the retreat is cancelled at any point by Bloom Yoga you will receive a full refund.