Salt Spring Island:


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2019 dates to be announced

Unplug, recharge, and connect. Spend four nights on an oceanfront country estate, and engage the best version of yourself.

This unique retreat will be held in a beautiful heritage house with an intimate group, led by Penny Smith, with offerings from Alison DuRussel and chef Kristin Price.

Journey into wellness on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia, for an exceptional integrative experience that will invigorate and nourish your mind, body, and soul. Immerse yourself in mindfulness, self-reflection and discovery, physical movement, and experience personal and spiritual growth. Connect with like-minded humans in rustic natural settings. Have fun and indulge in nourishing whole-foods prepared by a holistic chef.


Retreat package includes:

  • Accommodation

  • 3 freshly-prepared farm-to-table meals daily

  • All snacks and drinks

  • Raw cooking class

  • Daily fitness, yoga, mindfulness and meditation

  • Healing singing bowls

  • One-to-one personal coaching

  • Conscious group conversations and experiential workshops

  • Excursions and evening activities

  • And plenty of time for rest and relaxation


Activities will include a Saturday trip to the Salt Spring Farmer's Market, a beautiful guided scenic hike, a sunset kayak trip to Chocolate Island with BEACHSIDE Kayak, a wine night and bonfire with live music.

Massage and Reiki will be available for an additional cost; signup will be available upon arrival. 

The retreat package does not include:

  • Transportation 

  • Travel insurance 

  • Massage therapy services

Transportation from the ferry to the estate will be available if you are not driving yourself.  


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Frequently Asked Questions - Includes information about attending a Wellthy Retreat, and about yoga, meditation, and fitness offerings.


Accommodations & Amenities

Heritage House on Salt Spring Island

Watch the seaplanes land and sailboats pass by as you experience this private oceanfront estate. Gorgeous sweeping views of Ganges Harbour are visible from nearly all rooms of this one of a kind heritage retreat. Built in 1906 this property was the first private school on the Gulf Islands and was later a creamery and then the private retreat of a technology billionaire and his family, during which time the property was greatly restored.

The estate is 4 acres with plenty of mindful exploring, to do in the magic of the garden, creek or nature trail. There is 300 feet of private beach front to enjoy. Various flowers are all over the park-like gardens and landscaped terraces. 

Each bedroom in the unique vintage character estate house offers a warm feeling of being home. The master suite hones ensuite bathroom while shared bathrooms throughout rest of home.

Salt Spring Island

Salt Spring Island is a magical spot located between Vancouver Island and the British Columbia Mainland in the Salish Sea alongside its neighbouring islands of Galiano and Pender. Artists, yogi's, healers, farmers, chefs, foodies, romantics, writers, retirees and dreamers have been drawn to its shores and have recognized it as one of the world’s best places to visit, work and play. It is easier to get to then most people think.  Salt Spring is a nature lovers’ paradise.  From leisurely walks along pristine beaches to challenging uphill hikes, the vistas, flora and fauna are always inspiring. Surrounded by miles and miles of the mainly sheltered waterways of the Pacific Ocean’s Salish Sea, this Gulf Island archipelago offers countless opportunities to explore the marine world. Read more about Salt Spring Island.

Read more about Salt Spring Island.


Salt Spring Island Wellthy Retreat Collaborators:

Alison DuRussel, RMT, RYT, Reiki Master and Sound Healer

A gifted healer and yoga teacher with specialties in Yin and Yoga Nidra Alison brings
a beautiful energy to her work.  She incorporates sound therapy with the magical healing sounds of crystal singing bowls to provide a nourishing and whole body sensory experience to her teaching.  

“Through teaching yoga I provide guidance and techniques to help people quiet their mind, relax the body and shift brain states. I connect them to the peace, stillness and wisdom within.”

Her offerings during the Salt Spring Island Retreat will include Rest and Restore Yoga, Yoga Nidra, singing bowls, and massage therapy or reiki by scheduled appointment.


Kristin Price, Holistic Chef

Kristin Price is a champion for human beings getting to be human. In all of her work, she contributes to creating a world where holistic health and wellness allows people to find connection, presence, and joy in their lives. A nutritional consultant and healthy foods chef, Kristin creates food experiences for people that ground, nourish and connect people with their food and their body. Kristin works with both individuals and organizations seeking to make lives and food products healthier.

“My food creations are the silent backbone to your retreat; the food nourishes you at a deep level and invites you in to the gathering space. Meal times are you time to pause, reflect, take a deep breath and ground in you - whether that be in conversation with another or silent time with yourself. I've sourced local, fresh ingredients that don't need a lot of fanfare: they speak for themselves with explosions of flavour you can't help but savour. As you move through your transformation in the retreat, the foods will mimic your experience: healthy comfort food after emotional work, and vibrant, exciting flavours full of optimism for when you are. I look forward to nourishing you.”


RETREAT PACKAGE PRICING - All rates include tax & are per person in Canadian dollars.

Oceanview Master Suite (queen bed in main plus adjacent bedroom in the suite with 2 beds; ensuite bathroom to be shared), Triple Occupancy*: $1,550

Queen Bed, Single occupancy: $1,550

Queen Bed, Double occupancy: $1,450 

Double Bed, Single Occupancy: $1,450

*Single or Double Occupancy available for Master Suite; double occupancy available for Queen Room. Please contact for details.

Master Suite includes ensuite bathroom; all other rooms use shared bathroom. 

Master Suite will be shared by 3 or 4 people traveling together, or with 3 individual bookings we will group individuals together to share the spacious suite.

5% Canadian GST Tax included in the rate

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Photo courtesy of    Salt Spring Market

Photo courtesy of Salt Spring Market

Photo courtesy of    Salt Spring Market

Photo courtesy of Salt Spring Market

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Photo courtesy of    Salt Spring Market

Photo courtesy of Salt Spring Market

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