To a mind that is still, the whole world surrenders.
- Lao Tzu

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 sanctuary.

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 Weekend or Mid-Week Yoga Retreat.  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 and nourish yourself by pausing from the ebb and flow of daily life.

No car, no problem – walking on the ferry is an option. Arrange with us, in advance, to have a complimentary pick up from the Island’s village of Marysville. Click here for alternative travel options.

We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti.
Darin, Wendy and the Shanti Team

Some of our upcoming retreat offerings …

Shanti’s May Long Weekend Retreat with Wendy & Darin from May 18-21st

Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for this May long weekend retreat. Relax, refresh and unwind – anchor in Presence, your natural state of being. Come savor  the glory of Shanti in spring – the grass is green, the birds are singing and the bay is full of wildlife.

Shanti’s June Mid-Week Yoga, Meditation & Culinary Retreat with Darin, Wendy and Lacey from June 11-14th

This mid week retreat includes gentle hatha, slow flow and restorative yoga, guided meditation, yoga nidra, and delicious, lovingly prepared vegetarian meals. An optional vegetarian cooking class is also being offered by Lacey – come and discover some of Shanti’s kitchen secrets!

Yoga for Balanced Living with Abby Blythe from June 25-27th

You are your own best healer. Join Abby, a gifted yoga instructor and yoga therapist, for her annual retreat at Shanti. In this offering she will share the vast benefits of yoga, how to deepen an existing practice, and guest will also be treated to an evening kirtan performance.




About Us

Enjoy the tranquil 11 acre property where our spacious century inn and cabins are situated on 1000 feet of private shoreline. Now in its 14th season, Shanti has become a popular retreat destination in Ontario. More…