I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was service. I acted and behold, service was joy.
- R Tagore

Retreat to an Island Getaway! Wendy and Darin invite you to relax, rejuvenate and unwind at Shanti Retreat  located on beautiful Wolfe Island, near Kingston, the gateway to the Thousand Islands. To reach us, board the Wolfe Island Ferry conveniently located in the heart of downtown Kingston. It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.

The spacious century inn and cabins are located on a tranquil 11 acre property. There are sweeping views of the St. Lawrence and memorable sunsets from the outdoor dining patio.

Join us for either a Yoga Retreat Weekend, or a Mid-week Wellness Getaway. Delicious vegetarian meals are lovingly prepared in the Shanti kitchen.

Wolfe Island is an amazing place of natural beauty. By day, enjoy the country fresh air and commune with mother earth as you explore the island. It’s a cycling and runner’s paradise and there’s also Big Sandy Bay, a beautiful secluded sand beach, only 15 minutes away by car. On clear evenings don’t miss the opportunity to pause at the wonder of the country sky and stargaze. Savor the opportunity to nurture yourself by pausing from the ebb and flow of daily life.

No car, no problem. Call us to arrange a complimentary pick up once you’re on the island. Click here for alternative travel options. We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti. Namaste, Wendy and Darin

Stay Tuned In For…

Spring Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Darin & Wendy April 8th-10th, 2016
Join us for our first retreat of the 2016 and celebrate the arrival of spring. Relax, recharge restore, and enjoy gentle hatha, slow flow and restorative yoga, guided meditation, yoga nidra and delicious, lovingly prepared vegetarian meals. As we leave winter behind and welcome the coming of spring enjoy the beauty of Shanti’s natural surroundings and become aware how nature can teach us to be still; “Sitting quietly, Doing nothing, Spring comes, And the grass grows by itself” (Zen Proverb).

May Long Weekend Yoga & Bhakti Celebreation featuring Brenda McMorrow, Adam Bauer and Lana Sugarman May 20th  - 23rd, 2016

Come together this spring, and celebrate! Enjoy the beauty and aliveness of Shanti in May; the birds are singing, the grass and leaves are a vibrant green, and the bay is full of wildlife. Four days filled with yoga, kirtan, music, workshops, dance, delicious vegetarian cuisine, along with free time to spend savoring the beauty of outdoors.

For more information about Shanti’s 2016 retreat offerings please click on the Retreat Lineup icon.


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Shanti at Home is suitable for anyone who loves good food. Surprise family and friends with easy to follow vegetarian recipes that are innovative, nutritious, and did we say delicious?
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Enjoy the tranquil 11 acre property where our spacious century inn and cabins are situated on 1000 feet of private shoreline. Now in its 12th season, Shanti has become a popular retreat destination in Ontario. More…