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4 Days Seed of Change Yoga Retreat in Salt Spring Island

Stowel Lake Farm, 190 Reynolds Road, Salt Spring Island V8K 1Y2

Yoga Retreat in Canada

Everyone knows that change is inevitable, but how can you create the right conditions to nurture and foster healthy shifts in your life? Following the death and decay of winter, spring brings a new cycle of change and growth; a time for planting seeds. The element of spring is wood while representing a tree or a sprout bursting out of the earth to explore new opportunities and possibilities. Come set powerful intentions, embrace new experiences, and manifest fresh ideas in the perfect setting for spring planting!

Meet the instructors

Susan & Nicola
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  • Daily yoga classes
  • Pranayama practice
  • Chanting and noble silence
  • Partner / Acroyoga and Thai massage
  • 3 organic vegetarian meals daily
  • 3 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

4 days with instruction
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Stowel Lake Farm is an established organic farm located in the south end of Salt Spring Island. The facilities are beautiful and comfortable. The accommodation on Stowel Lake Farm is comfortable and charming. Most of the rooms sleep two people with a few that sleep three people.

The Gatehouse, the yoga and meditation space, has large windows that allow panoramic views of their stunning farm and the natural environment. The building itself is warm and light and beautifully handcrafted by local woodworkers. They enjoy the privacy of the farm with exclusive use for their participants during your stay.

Standard accommodation is shared, funky boutique-rustic (a luxury in nature). Private rooms are available at an additional cost. Please send Unity Retreats an inquiry for more information.


At Stowel Lake Farm you will practice together to birth your ideas through a Seed Planting Ceremony, Taoist Astrology, Unity Partner / AcroYoga and Partners Thai Massage.


  • 15:00 - 17:35 Depart from Tsawwassen ferry terminal and arrive at Fulford Harbour, SSI
  • 19:00 - 20:30 Welcome Dinner at The Barn, house rules, and itinerary
  • 21:00 - 22:30 Foot reflexology and Yin yoga with Sue


  • 07:30 - 08:00 Meditation - self-guided (optional)
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast in Noble Silence
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Hatha yoga with Nicola "Prepare the Soil: Hip Openers and Twists"
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Circle: Introductions, icebreaker, Seeds of Change Step 1, journalling
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Organic vegetarian lunch
  • 13:00 - 15:00 Free time / farm stroll / massages
  • 15:00 - 17:00 Unity Partner yoga with Sue / Nicola "Plant the Seed: Adjustments, Hands-on Assistance, and Counterbalances"
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Shower / dinner prep / free time / farm stroll
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Organic vegetarian dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Yin yoga and pranayama with Sue


  • 07:30 - 08:00 Meditation - self-guided (optional)
  • 08:00 - 09:30 Breakfast with Noble Silence
  • 09:30 - 11:00 Hatha yoga with Sue "Breakthrough: Backbends and Inversions"
  • 11:00 - 12:00 Circle: Step 2: Intention setting and soil prep (outside)
  • 12:00 - 13:00 Organic vegetarian lunch
  • 13:00 - 14:15 Herb walk with Jasmyn Clift
  • 14:15 - 17:00 Salt Spring Island Market in Ganges / free time / ruckle walk / lake swim
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Thai massage with Sue and Nicola "Growth and Support: Therapeutic Flying and Thai Massage"
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Organic vegetarian dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Circle: Step 3: Mandala drawing
  • 21:00 - 22:30 Ecstatic dance party!


  • 07:30 - 08:00 Meditation - self-guided (optional)
  • 08:00 - 09:15 Breakfast with Noble Silence
  • 09:45 - 11:00 Vinyasa yoga with Nicola "Surrender to the Flow"
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Circle: Step 4: Seed Ceremony, Mandala sharing, intention recap, feedback
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Organic vegetarian lunch
  • 14:00 - 14:45 Pack, cheese farm, stroll, massages
  • 14:45 Sharp! Leave for the ferry (enjoy stores and café at the harbor)
  • 15:50 Ferry departs Saltspring to Tsawwassen (Vancouver)


Susan Horning

Nicola Bennett

Retreat location

The retreat will take place in Salt Spring Island, Canada.

Unique features


  • Massage


  • Lake
  • Restaurant


  • Local market

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The staff at Stowel Lake work with several experienced and talented caterers to provide delicious and healthy meals for retreats. The emphasis is fresh, organic and locally produced food infused with love. Vegetables grown on the farm are used whenever possible. Haidee Hart is their regular chef, and she provides nothing but the finest.

The Barn

The Barn, a post and beam structure, was built in the early 1970s using Douglas fir trees from the property. It was first used as a sheep barn and housed over 100 ewes (the sheep have left). Each spring the lambs would leap with joy in and out of the back of the Barn. During these years the upstairs of the Barn was full of hay and several well-used barn swings!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 8 blissful yoga classes
  • Hatha, Vinyasa, and nightly Yin
  • Partner / Acro-yoga and Thai massage
  • Five elements astrology
  • Mandala creation and interpretation
  • Seed Planting Ceremony
  • Meditation and noble silence
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 organic vegetarian meals per day

What's not included

  • Transportation to or from location

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

You can book your flight to arrive at Victoria International Airport (YYJ). Airport transfers are not included but feel free to send an inquiry to Unity Retreats for more information on how to get to the venue.

Arrival by ferry/boat

If you are taking your vehicle, please book Sue in Hippie Vanferry in advance to ensure you have space (see below for sailing times). If you are taking a car, please inform Unity Retreats if you’d like to carpool with other students. If you want to park and walk on, Unity Retreats is happy to pick you up from the ferry to drive you to the farm!

Note: If you are unable to make the 15:00 ferry, you are welcome to jump on the 17:00 and meet the group after dinner at the farm. However, Unity Retreats strongly encourages that all participants arrive early for the 14:00 or 15:00 sailings from Tsawwassen to make a smooth connection to Salt Spring Island.

  • Getting there Thursday: The group departs at 14:00 or 15:00 sailing from Tsawwassen, arrives at Swartz Bay at 16:35 then departs from Swartz Bay at 17:00, arrives at Fulford Harbour on 17:35.
  • Getting away Sunday: The group departs from Fulford Harbour at 15:50, arrives at Swartz Bay at 16:25 then departs from Swartz Bay at 17:00 to arrive at Tsawwassen at 18:35.

Please note there is another sailing from the other side of the island (30 minutes drive from the farm) leaving Long Harbour at 14:55 direct to Vancouver (no transfer).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 35% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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