Bloom Yoga Victoria
Salt Spring Island Retreat November 2020 SOLD OUT!
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This retreat is now SOLD OUT! Due to needing to keep the number of students low this year all spaces are booked. However we are taking a wait list if anything changes for our current guests. Email Melissa for more information at Thanks!

Join Melissa Krieger and Jenafor Ryane on Salt Spring Island for a cozy three night retreat from Friday, November 6th to Monday, November 9th. 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.

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, 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 practised 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


Check-in Anytime between 2:00 - 4:00
Orientation and Opening Circle 4:30
Gentle Stretch with Melissa 5:15 - 5:45
Dinner 6:30
Bedtime Yoga with Jenafor 8:00 - 9:15


Meditation with Jenafor 8:00 - 8:30
Breakfast 9:00
Free Time
Yoga4Strength with Melissa 11:15 - 12:30
Lunch 12:30
Crafting Afternoon with Renee 2:00
Hatha Yoga with Jenafor 4:30 - 6:00
Dinner 6:30
Free Time


Meditation with Jenafor 7:00 - 7:30
Hatha Flow with Jenafor 7:30 - 8:30
Breakfast 9:00
Farm Tour
Lunch 12:00
Free Time
Flow to Slow Yoga with Melissa 4:30 - 6:00
Dinner 6:30
Free Time


Meditation with Jenafor 7:00 - 7:30
Flow Yoga with Melissa 7:30 - 8:30
Breakfast 9:00
Yin Yoga with Jenafor 10:30 - 11:45
Closing circle 11:45 - 12:00
Lunch 12:30

Melissa's Bio

Melissa Krieger has been teaching yoga full time since 2005 and is so excited to host her eighth 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.


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.




Stowel Lake Farm is famous for their fresh and healthy vegetarian food! Look forward to lovingly prepared meals starting with dinner on Thursday and finishing with lunch on Sunday. Save room for dessert after the dinners, 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.



There are several options for accommodations whether you are coming alone, sharing with a friend or sharing with a new friend.

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

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

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

Shared deluxe is a room for two with your own private bathroom.

Regular private is your own room with a shared bath.

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

Please let us know if you want to room with anyone in particular or are coming with your partner so we can get you in the best room for your needs!


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 closet 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.


$850.00 Shared Yurt
$899.00 Shared Room
$950.00 Shared Deluxe Room
$975.00 Private Yurt
$1,000.00 Private Room
$1,050.00 Private Deluxe Room
** Please note that a tax of 5% will be added to the amount shown above
Pay the full amount now which includes the $250.00 deposit OR pay your $250.00 deposit now and the remaining amount by October 1.

The $250.00 deposit is refundable until October 1, after October 1 the deposit becomes non-refundable.

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Cancellation Policy
Payment and Refund Policy:  Advance $250.00 deposit required to reserve your spot upon registration. If you are paying the deposit only you must pay the remainder of the cost no later than October 1 to hold your spot in the retreat. The retreat is fully refundable until October 1 and a full refund will be issued. For cancellations after October 1 you will receive the balance of your payment minus the $250.00 deposit. If the retreat is cancelled at any point by Bloom Yoga, Stowel Lake Farm and/or due to COVID-19 you will receive a full refund.