Faqs & Policies

Therapies & Classes

Payment

We accept cash or e-transfer.

Massage Etiquette

We ask that you arrive clean, on time, and that you respect your therapist's boundaries.  If you are satisfied with your treatment,  you can opt to tip your therapist.  

Cancellation Policy for Therapies

We understand that life happens, however, we ask you to be courteous.  Please give us 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment.  We will not penalize you if you miss your appointment, however, if it becomes habitual we will ask you to pay for your appointment in advance. 

Attire

For therapies, please consider the fact that you will have oil applied to your body.  Most of the oil will be absorbed, however, we don't recommend that you wear your finest clothes as there might be a residue.  For yoga & energy gatherings, wear comfortable, stretchy, modest clothing.  We focus on the health and spiritual benefits of yoga and are not concerned with labels. :)

Nutritional Consultations

Please bring a full list of any medications you are taking--pharmaceutical and natural--as well as a food diary.  Please contact us for instructions. 

Retreats

Wifi

Wifi is available throughout the retreat property, however we invite you to disconnect to gain the full benefit of our retreat offerings.  There is free time each day to check in with family and friends. 

Getting Here

Your destination is the Ottawa International Airport (YOW).  If you provide us with your arrival time in advance we will provide you with complimentary pick up.

If you are arriving by car, we will provide you with our exact address at the time of registration. 

Animal Policy

To accommodate all retreat participants' health concerns we have an animal free centre.

Payment & Cancellation Policy

We require your 50% non-refundable deposit upon booking.  We accept e-transfer or cash.  

The balance owing is due 14 days before arrival.   As we do not wish to create any uncomfortable situations, please ensure you are certain about your travel plans prior to confirming attendance.  Due to the nature and costs of operating our centre we cannot issue refunds.  If you find it absolutely impossible to attend, we will issue you a nonrefundable credit toward a future Journey Within stay or program. Credit may be applied to any program or stay for one year following the date of issue.

Nonrefundable credits are not issued if you arrive late, or leave early. 

To foster an intimate gathering we limit retreats to a maximum of 6 participants.  Please book asap to avoid disappointment.

Check in/Check out times​

Please check with us for check in times as each program is different. 

 

What to Bring

Bedding and towels are supplied.  We recommend that you bring flip flops, indoor slippers--as we are shoe-free indoors, comfortable footwear for walking, a hat if you need shelter from the sun, sunscreen, a yoga mat, water bottle and any supplements or medicine you may need.  As we are in Canada, seasonal changes will require an adjustment to your clothing needs.  We recommend that you check the Weather Network app to be well-informed. 

Meals

We provide our guests with a plant-based, whole foods menu.  Our food is dairy, egg, meat, gluten, and peanut free.  We use local, organic produce as much as possible. 

Accommodations

We host our retreats on a beautifully landscaped, private property.  Individual rooms are tastefully decorated and immaculately cleaned. To accommodate the healing process, guests are not expected to share a room unless they request to do so.  Shared accommodations will be discounted. Please contact if you wish to share a room.

To foster an intimate gathering we limit retreats to a maximum of 6 participants.  Please book asap to avoid disappointment.

Yoga

We believe that yoga is much more than simply asana.  We live by the yogic teachings and run our centre accordingly.  We are open to everyone.  What this means is that everyone is welcome here regardless of race, religion, or gender identification.  We expect all participants to be kind, open and respectful of one another.  Asana and meditation are offered daily and are beneficial to all regardless of experience.

Free Time

Yes, while the focus of the retreat will be providing you with the tools you need in your life to thrive, we realize that we are minutes away from our nation's beautiful capital!  You will have free time each afternoon before dinner as well as free time after 8 pm each evening. Guests can opt to add a couple of extra days to their stay to explore the surrounding area, please contact us for pricing.

Emotional Release

You are in a safe space.  Our retreats encourage release as bodywork, yoga and journaling tend to release our blocked emotions that we have stored in our muscles.  Everyone coming to our retreats is coming for the same reason. You are in a judgment-free zone. 

Customized Private Retreats

If life is weighing you down and you need a few days to retreat and retreat we can help.  While we offer the finest in body therapies, we are so much more than a spa.  We offer life coaching, natural therapies, yoga, meditation, spiritual & holistic teachings as well as certifications in numerous holistic modalities. We can accommodate you whether you wish to come on your own or create a retreat for  your group.  Please contact us to create your dream retreat.

Alcohol, Smoking & Vaping

We are a health oriented retreat.  We ask that you do not smoke on the property and alcohol is not permitted. We recognize that many  guests are now being prescribed medical marijuana.  We honour your choice to use natural medications, but ask you to be sensitive to others staying on the property by not smoking indoors and away from common areas outside.  

Toiletries

Shampoo, conditioner, soap, and shower gel are provided. Any other personal care products are the guest's responsibility. 

Holistic Training Programs

Myomassology, AromaMyology, & Aromatherapy students

Registration & Deposit

Class size is limited to six students.  Registration is confirmed upon receipt of payment. 

$500.00 nonrefundable deposit secures your space in class.

Payment & Cancellation Policy 

Please note as we limit class size to six students we do not issue refunds on deposits as you are committing to taking a seat in class.  

If you find it absolutely impossible to attend and have paid your Myomassology, AromaMyology or Aromatherapy tuition in full, but the program has not yet begun, we will issue you a refund for the full tuition less the $500 deposit if notice is given in writing at least 10 days before class is scheduled to begin.  A nonrefundable credit--towards a future Journey Within program or stay which must be used within one year from date of issue--will be issued if you give us notice between 9 days and one day before class start up.  

 

No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.  We do not  issue refunds or credits if you do not complete the program of study once it has begun.

Payment plans are available upon request for our Myomassology, AromaMyology and Aromatherapy programs.  Diplomas are issued once case studies have been completed, examinations successfully passed and tuition has been paid in full. 

Textbooks, a pair of Journey Within scrubs, instruction and ongoing support are included in our all-inclusive price.  

Payment plans are available upon request for our Myomassology, AromaMyology and Aromatherapy programs.  Diplomas are issued once case studies have been completed, examinations successfully passed and tuition has been paid in full. 

Items to bring to class & Expectations

Notebook, pen, pencil, two double-sized FLAT sheets, a pillowcase and a blanket for your use while you are receiving treatments. You should also bring a water bottle as well as snacks and lunch as you will be burning calories! 

 

Students are expected to practice good hygiene, have short, trimmed nails, hair tied back and to be respectful of the instructor, classmates and the property.  You are also expected to have completed case studies each month as learning is always built upon the previous month's teachings. 

Holistic Modality Workshops

Registration & Payment

Full payment at time of registration. 

Payment & Cancellation Policy

 A nonrefundable credit will be issued if you give us notice that you are unable to attend at least 72 hours prior to class start time.  The nonrefundable credit towards a future Journey Within program or stay must be used within one year from date of issue. 

No refunds or credits will be issued if you cancel less than 72 hours prior to the scheduled class time; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.  We do not  issue refunds or credits if you do not complete the program of study once it has begun.

 Certificates are issued once case studies have been completed, examinations successfully passed and tuition has been paid in full. 

Textbooks and/or manuals, instruction and ongoing support are included in our all-inclusive costs.  

Items to bring to class & Expectations

Notebook, pen, pencil, two double-sized FLAT sheets, a pillowcase and a blanket for your use while you are receiving treatments. You should also bring a water bottle as well as snacks and lunch as you will be burning calories! 

 

Students are expected to practice good hygiene, have short, trimmed nails, hair tied back and to be respectful of the instructor, classmates and the property. 

We look forward to sharing our space with you on your journey

Namaste