Summer’s coming fast but that doesn’t mean you’re running out of options for BC yoga retreats! Here in BC, we’re blessed to have some of the world’s best and most beautiful retreat locations and top yoga teachers, which means we don’t really need to go very far for a world class yoga getaway! Here are six of the best BC yoga retreats we’d vouch for – to suit every budget.
Yoga & Nature Immersion Retreat to Hollyhock on Cortes Island
Hollyhock has a world-renowned reputation as being one of the most idyllic BC yoga retreats locations. Hollyhock offers yoga retreats, alongside many other spiritual and personal development retreats, with world renowned yoga teachers including our fav Fiji McAlpine, who is offering this Yoga + Nature Immersion retreat with DoYogaWithMe.com founder, David Procyshyn.
Cost: For 6 Days. $575 + accomodations, which range depending on the accommodations you book at Hollyhock. Cheap tenting options are available.
Nectar Yoga BnB Retreat on Bowen Island
Just a short ferry from Horseshoe Bay, Nectar Yoga offers Vancouverites a quick escape from city life. You can opt to do a self guided yoga retreat with resident teacher, Amrita Clark or choose one of the packaged retreats offered on their website. Bonus, they’ve just expanded their popular center, so there’s an even better chance you’ll get a reservation, and enjoy their quaint accommodations, daily yoga, meditation, + nourishing hand-delivered breakfasts. Click to learn more.
Cost: For 2 Nights, starting at $330 for two nights. Breakfasts included.
9 Day Iyengar BC Yoga Retreat to Haida Gwaii with Louie Ettling
For more than 17 years, Vancouver-based Iyengar teacher Louie Ettling has been offering a summer retreat to Haida Gwaii. Held in beautiful Tlell, this retreat is appropriate for all levels. Off-islanders should definitely give yourselves extra time to soak in the magic of Haida Gwaii, as this part of the universe offers a rich landscape and history well worth exploring. To register, connect with Louie directly via the email found in the link above.
Cost: For 9 days, $1650 for off-islanders; $700 for Islanders. This includes accommodations, yoga, and three meals per day.
Restorative Vancouver Island Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Carolyn Anne Budgell
This BC yoga retreat to the Swanwick Centre near Victoria is perfect for those seeking to go deeper in their meditation practice and experience a few days of restorative yoga. Led by popular YYoga-trained instructor Carolyn Anne Budgell, you can expect daily restorative & hatha yoga, seated & walking meditations, journaling and periods of noble silence. Wholesome vegetarian meals will be served to feed your body while your mind will be fed with daily lectures related to un-learning conditioned beliefs with gentleness. Learn more here.
Cost: For 4 days, prices start at $650 for a shared room. This includes all meals and accommodations. Two scholarships ($325) are available via application to Carolyn.
Salt Spring Island Centre’s Personal Yoga Retreats
The Salt Spring Centre of Yoga is esteemed as one of BC’s oldest and most respected yoga facilities. A personal yoga retreat to the Salt Spring Centre includes a two night stay in their turn-of-the-century cozy farmhouse, daily yoga classes, community connection, and delicious vegetarian meals prepared for you each day, from their farm. Yoga classes are led by teachers who’ve completed their teacher training at the Centre or at their sister facility, Mount Madonna. You can enhance your retreat by opting for one of the Ayurveda and bodywork sessions available at their Wellness Centre or take time outdoors, hiking or exploring the island. Definitely check out Salt Spring’s famous outdoor Saturday market while you’re there!
Cost: For a 2 Night stay, prices range from $375 – 575 depending on the accommodations chosen.
Lake Cowichan Camping + Yoga Retreat with Fiji McAlpine
Along the Cowichan River is a beautiful sacred land where internationally-loved teacher Fiji McAlpine will offer her annual ReWYLDing Retreat for Women August 16-18th. This is camping, so it’s a more rustic experience but designed to be deeply nourishing for your sould. You can expect Yoga, hiking, 5 Element Meditations, Sacred Circles and a beautiful setting to connect with your Wild and Sacred Self and with other like-minded women. Co-hosted by facilitator, Jeanine Smithson, this is one of the most affordable yet awesome, retreats, I’ve come across.
Cost: For 2 nights/3 days, the early bird price is $249 if you book by May 1st. You bring your own accommodations and food.
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We’re here to support your journey from the head to the heart. Looking for something more spiritual or meditative? Here are the Top 10 Places for a Spiritual and Meditation Retreats in BC and here is a list where you’ll find Top Yoga Retreats Across North America. Not sure how to actually make a decision? We’ve written this great post about How to Choose a Wellness Getaway that aligns.