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 Getaway. We are also available for Corporate Wellness Retreats. 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.
Wendy and Darin

NOW FEATURING… Fall Retreats at Shanti!

Thanksgiving Yoga and Meditation Retreat
October 7-10, 2016

Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for an autumn retreat on Wolfe Island. Savor the beauty of fall colors, and the flocks of migratory Canada Geese gathering in Brown’s Bay. In the spirit of Thanksgiving we will take time throughout this weekend of yoga, meditation, silent morning walks and informal gatherings to contemplate Gratitude and encourage a 365 day practice. See here for more information.

Relax, Refresh and Unwind: A Weekend of Restorative Yoga with Hali Schwartz
November 4-6, 2016
Nurture your body with a weekend of restorative hatha yoga with a highly gifted and fun loving instructor, Hali Schwartz. Restorative hatha yoga is very conducive to allowing a sense of peace and ease to unfold in your being. A weekend retreat suitable for all levels, especially anyone looking to relax, de-stress, and unwind. During the evening gathering, Hali will share teachings which reflect her deep passion and understanding of yoga. This unique weekend retreat will offer you the opportunity to gain greater insight into yoga while providing plenty of free time to enjoy Shanti’s grounds and amenities. See here for more information.

Magical Women’s Retreat: Tantra, Chakra Yoga, and Mystical Dance with Monika Nataraj
November 18-20, 2016
Rejuvenate, renew and share in the magic. This special gathering is brought back by popular demand for its 8th season! Discover the secrets of tantra and your own boundless feminine potential in a sacred circle of women on picturesque Wolfe Island. Savour the beauty of autumn during this weekend retreat filled with chakra yoga, sacred movement, evening gatherings, and tantric teachings for women including an introduction to the practices of the jade egg. Monika has shared tantric teachings with women in over 20 countries around the globe since 2005. Awaken the goddess within – your feminine self! See here for more information.

See here for more of our retreat offerings.


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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 13th season, Shanti has become a popular retreat destination in Ontario. More…