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Bhakti and Yoga May Long Weekend Celebration 2016 featuring Brenda McMorrow, Adam Bauer and Lana Sugarman

Come celebrate the call of the heart at Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island for an unforgettable, heart-centered May Long Weekend 2016. A 4 day celebration dedicated to music, chanting, yoga, dancing, meditation, inspiring workshops, delicious vegetarian meals, community, devotion, friends, laughter and Love! Spend free time immersing yourself in nature, lounging with a book, enjoying an infrared sauna session, connecting with kindred spirits or simply relaxing waterside.  Each year, over 50 souls gather to celebrate and raise consciousness! Experience Spring’s aliveness: the birds are singing, the grass and leaves are a vibrant green, and the bay is full of wildlife.  Choose from 3 or 4 day retreat packages, offsite accommodation or Day Passes. Please see below for rates, accommodation options, schedule, artist bios and more.

All Inclusive 4 day Retreat Rates (Friday – Monday)

Semi-private accommodation (2/room)             $625

Shared accommodation (3-4/room)                    $600

Shanti Tenting/yurt                                                 $575

includes yurt style tent with 4 inch foam mattress, pillow, towel and washroom/shower facilities

Personal tent                                                             $550

Bring your own tent and towel. Washroom/shower facilities provided.

Rates are per person and include 3 night accommodation, 6 delicious buffet style meals, 2 afternoon snacks, daily morning meditation & yoga with Darin and Wendy, over 12 hours of kirtan with Brenda McMorrow, Adam Bauer, Lana Sugarman, + inspiring workshop with Brenda, Saturday afternoon movement class, an infrared sauna session, and use of Shanti’s amenities. Please add hst to all rates.


Interested in the 3 day package (Friday-Sunday)?

The 3 day package includes everything listed above from 2pm arrival on Friday until 2 pm departure on Sunday. Please deduct $150+ hst per person from above rate.

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Saturday Day Pass                               $125

Day pass is valid from 10 am – 10pm Saturday and includes meals, afternoon kirtan with Lana Sugarman, movement class, plus evening kirtan with Brenda McMorrow, and use of Shanti’s amenities. Afternoon Yoga is not included, unless space is available. Class is $15 + hst. Rate is indicated per person; please add hst.

 Sunday Day Pass                                  $125

Day Pass is valid from 10am – 10pm Sunday and includes meals, 2 hour workshop with Brenda Mcmorrow, afternoon kirtan with Lana Sugarman, evening kirtan with Adam Bauer, and use of Shanti’s amenities. Yoga is not included. Rate is indicated per person; please add hst.

Shanti’s amenities include use of infrared sauna, canoes, kayaks, water trampoline, swimming dock, labyrinth, meditation garden, slack line, hula hoops, wellness tea bar & wifi.

 

Off site Accommodation

4 day Retreat (Friday – Monday)    $505

3 day Retreat (Friday – Sunday)      $395

Rate is indicated per person and includes meals, morning meditation, afternoon and evening kirtan with Adam Bauer, Brenda McMorrow, Lana Sugarman, Saturday afternoon movement class, and use of Shanti’s amenities. Yoga is not included in this rate, but may be added based on space and availability for $15/class.

Here is a list of our preferred locations for offsite bookings.

Blue Horizon B&B (waterside farmhouse, 15 minute drive from Shanti) http://www.bbcanada.com/3549.html

Dreamcatcher’s Inn (Marysville, 5 minute drive from Shanti) http://www.dreamcatchers-inn.com/

General Wolfe hotel (Marysville, 5 minute drive from Shanti) http://www.generalwolfehotel.com/

SCHEDULE

Friday
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Arrival after 2 pm… Ensure to line up early for the ferry during this holiday weekend!

4:30 pm Yoga with Darin (yurt)

6:30 pm Buffet Dinner

8:00 pm Kirtan with Adam Bauer

 

Saturday

 Morning snack available upon rising (tea, fruit, oatmeal, trail mix)

8:00 am   Meditation at the Timor hut with Darin (30 minutes)

8:45 am Yoga with Wendy (yurt – 90 minutes)
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10:30 am Shanti’s Signature Brunch

12 – 2:00 pm Kirtan with Lana Sugarman

 

2:30 pm Afternoon Snack & Free Time for enjoying the outdoors, reading in the lounge, taking an infra red sauna, using the yurt for personal practice, connecting with kindred spirits or just relaxing!

 

4:30-6:00 pm Movement Medicine with Andrew

6:30 pm Delicious Dinner

8:00 pm Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow

10 pm Bhakti Bon Fire

Bring out your personal instrument fireside and take your turn leading a chant.

Sunday
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Light morning snack available upon rising

8:00 am Meditation at the hut with Wendy

8:45 am Yoga with Darin (yurt – 90 minutes)

10:30 am Shanti’s Signature Brunch

12- 2pm Kirtan with Lana Sugarman

12pm Room Check Out for 3 day guests. Please enjoy the property and program until 2pm.

 2:30 pm Afternoon Snack & Free Time

4-6 pm Workshop with Brenda McMorrow (Green Tara Room)

6:30 pm Local, Seasonal Dinner

8pm Kirtan with Adam Bauer

10 pm Bhakti Bon Fire

Bring out your personal instrument fireside and take your turn leading a chant.

Monday

Light morning snack available upon rising

 8:15 – 9:15 Morning yoga with Wendy

9:30 – 10:30 am Closing kirtan with all artists

10:45 am Final Brunch

12 pm Check Out of Rooms. Please feel free to enjoy the property until 2pm.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Brenda McMorrow

Devotional Chant Artist Brenda McMorrow travels worldwide sharing her deep devotion to the celebration of our true beings through the joyous Bhakti Yoga practice of Kirtan. Brenda is invited to share her music at events across North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. With 3 celebrated devotional chant albums, Brenda is a featured artist on the White Swan Records roster, a Colorado label well known for it’s high-profile yoga-inspired artists like Deva Premal. She has accompanied Grammy award winning cellist David Darling and esteemed Kirtan musicians Jai Uttal, Wah!, David Newman, Dave Stringer and more.  www.brendamcmorrow.com
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 “Brenda McMorrow has a gift. When she sings, Maharaji (Neem Karoli Baba) is there” – Ram Dass

 “…Brenda McMorrow has forged her own unique and welcoming style of mantra music, blending elements of acoustic folk, world rhythms, with a sweetly introspective singer-songwriter’s sensibility.  Her new album, Igniting the Beauty, blends inspired reinterpretations of some of her best repertoire material with meditative new compositions that explore gorgeous vistas of dreamlike melodies” – Yoga Journal

Adam Bauer 

Adam played bass for years supporting artists like Krishna Das and Shyamdas, among many others. Now accompanying himself on harmonium singing his own original kirtan compositions, he is emerging as a compelling and deeply soulful kirtan wala in his own right. His critically-acclaimed first solo record, Shyam Lila, debuted on Mantralogy Records in April 2014, and is available at http://merchnow.com/products/175204/  and http://iamadambauer.com/shyam-lila/
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Additionally, Adam has a unique online store, Dharma Boutique, filled with sacred and sensual treasures collected on his travels in India. www.dharmaboutique.com

Lana Sugarman

 Lana merges her love for Sanskrit and song with the practice of kirtan (call and response chanting). You can find her creating good vibrations at studios throughout Toronto, sharing the magic of mantras. She has had the opportunity to sing and play with David Newman, Brenda McMorrow, Mike Cohen, Swaha, Jim Gelcer, Lea Longo, and John William Bauld. In August, 2013, Lana released her first album of mantra/kirtan music, Invocation. http://lanayoga.ca/
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To reserve your space, please contact us at 613-777-0247 or info@shantiretreat.ca


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