F.A.Q.

General Info:

Can I see a retreat schedule?

Our retreat schedules can change depending on the season and the type of retreat we are having. At your orientation, when we learn your personal preferences and intended involvement, we create a final guideline.

For a brief outline see “What to expect on your retreat” Click Here

 

How do I register?

We ask that you choose which room you’d prefer and complete the secure guest registration form online. This will give us health and personal preference information that is destroyed once you leave. It is completely confidential and will not be shared with anyone. We’ll let you know the final price (ie if you are qualify for a group or early booking discount) including gst.

 

 

Cost

How much does the retreat cost?

The cost of the retreat is dependent on which room you choose and the duration of the retreat. It may be possible to add a day or two before or after the retreat and have a B&B option. Please ask us and we will do our best to accommodate you at our space or help find an alternate solution.

 

How do I pay?

To confirm your reservation, you can pay via cheque, email money transfer (if you bank with CIBC, RBC, TD, BMO or Scotia) or we’ll send you a Paypal.com payment request via email.

Paypal.com is a secure and safe online payment service. When you receive the email fill out your payment information through your Paypal, bank or visa account.

Cheques are payable to:

M. Davis & Associates Capital Inc.
419-1917 West 4th Ave.
Vancouver, BC
V6H 1M7 Canada

If you use online banking, click on the link that allows you to send payments via email money transfer. Generally, you’ll follow your bank’s prompts and supply a password that we’ll input on our end. Send us an email with that password answer and we will then send a receipt for the amount received.

 

Can I use my credit card over the phone?

Unfortunately, we are not set up to receive credit card payments over the phone. However you are welcome to use your credit card through Paypal.com.

 

How much is the deposit?

To confirm your registration one month or more in advance, we require a 50% deposit (made within 10 days). If you are booking one month ahead or less, full payment is required.

 

What kinds of discounts can I get?

– Early bird special: pay in full, one month or more prior to receive a 10% discount

– Groups of 3 or more: 15% discount

– Groups paid in full, one month prior (or more) to the retreat: receive a 20% discount.

 

 

Yoga + Meditation

Do you need any experience?

No, you do not need to have had any previous experience with yoga or meditation to attend our retreats. Our guests come from a wide array of backgrounds and modifications are encouraged.

 

Do we need to bring a yoga mat?

Blankets and mats are provided so you do not need to bring a yoga mat unless you’d prefer your own.

 

Is this a religion?

No, not a religion but there are spiritual elements to it. All religions, faiths and philosophies are respected here as it is our view that we are all “flowers of the same garden”. On Sundays we extend the opportunity to share something from your spiritual practice with the group.

 

 

Accommodation

What is the accommodation like?

We have several rooms to choose from. To see pictures and rates (before the early bird discount) go to:

http://paradisefound.ca/category/scheduled-yoga-retreats/

 

Is the accommodation included in the price?

Yes the accommodation is included in the price.

 

How do  I extend my stay with a B&B option?

Please contact us to check availability.

B&B rates per day with retreat add on:

Queen $110 single occupancy – $175 double occupancy

Double $100 single occupancy – $160 double occupancy

Twin $85 single occupancy –  $135 double occupancy

 

 

 

Meals

What are the meals like?

You are provided with breakfast, lunch and dinner while you are our guest at Paradise Found Cottage. The meals are healthy vegetarian dishes completely satisfying and rewarding. (Note: on the cleanse retreats you are provided with cleansing teas, nutritional shakes and other detoxifying nummies)

 

Can you cater to special diets ie Vegans?

Yes, as long as you let us know of any specific food requirements before hand* we will do our best to cater to your needs. *Please note: Any dietary requests must be made no ;later than 4 days before the retreat so that we might accommmodate your needs.

 

 

Excursions

What type of excursions/activities are there?

Excursions and activities change with the season and the type of retreat you are attending. Therefore what is finalized at the start of the retreat can differ. Here is a basic outline of what is offered:

-Early Morning Sadhana (yoga and meditation)

-Afternoon/early evening Kundalini Yoga classes

-SSI excursion : SSI Saturday Market, Hike, Artist Studio Tour

-Spa session (Acupuncture, Jit Shin Do, Oil Massage, Reflexology)

-Meditations

-Informative talks and creative play supplies

-Lots of free time to read, relax, swim or row in the lake, hot tub

-Walk the labyrinth

 

 

Getting there

Which is the closest airport?

Victoria (YYJ) is the closest airport and it would be best to catch the ferry if you arrive via YYJ. However, if you arrive earlier, you can visit our Capitol and catch a float plane from the harbour. These seaplanes depart from Vancouver, Victoria and Seattle and land in down town Ganges on Salt Spring Island. From YVR (Vancouver), the float plane connection is by far the quickest, easiest, not to mention the most scenic way to get to us. From Seattle, you definately save border crossing times in the hours.

Seaplane web sites:

www.kenmoreair.com (from Seattle)

www.harbour-air.com

www.seairseaplanes.com

www.saltspringair.com

 

How else can I get to you?

From Victoria International Airport it is a 15 minute taxi ride to Swartz Bay. From there you take the ferry to Fulford Harbor (approx. 35 minutes).

Coming from Vancouver you can catch a ferry from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal (outside of Vancouver), and you will transfer in Swartz Bay to arrive in Fulford Harbor on Salt Spring.

BC Ferries: www.bcferries.com

 

Do I need to bring my own vehicle?

We provide on-island transport and will pick you up when you arrive on Salt Spring, so please let us know when and where you will be arriving. If you want to bring your own vehicle you are welcome to, but it is unnecessary.