I had the honour of experiencing Shanti Retreat this summer for a lovely yoga workshop with Dallas. Only a few hours drive from Ottawa, but it feels like you’ve gone on a magical getaway. Every detail is yogi-tastic. From the gorgeous docks, shala, sunrise & sunset views over the water, the rooms. the walking paths, the quiet spaces (tree swing, hammock, etc), the water toys (kayaks, etc), the decor, and last but definitely not least … the FOOD!!! The meals were OMazing!! What binds all of this together is the incredible team of humans working at the retreat centre. I immediately knew I wanted to host my own retreat here, and so it will be. Can’t wait to secure a spot on the schedule as soon as space opens up!! This is one very special place. An oasis. A getaway. A MEtreat. A hOMe away from home. xo Kate D
Once again, an amazing weekend at Shanti! The Sacred Relationships retreat with Kristoff and Tiffany was relaxing, thought provoking, and inspiring to say the least. They provided a beautiful, caring environment that allowed for open and honest discussion, personal exploration, and of course some laughter. A wonderful retreat for both men and women, individuals and couples – simply anyone looking to improve the quality of their relationship with oneself and others. As well, a big thank you to the wonderful Shanti team who are always so warm and welcoming. I look forward to relaxing and learning at another retreat (or two) next summer! -Michelle C, Sacred Relationships
I wasn’t sure what to expect from this retreat but it was something I had wanted to do for several years regardless of the uncertainty. The people were very welcoming and attentive. Being a bit of a beginner to a regular meditation practice I still felt very comfortable among seasoned and newer practitioners like myself. The food was unbelievable! In fact, since the retreat I’ve switched to a vegetarian diet having been inspired by just how delicious the chefs were able to make the daily dishes. Inspiring and enlightening on so many levels! I intend to come back for a longer retreat next year. - Craig, silent meditation retreat
Thanks for providing a welcoming and peaceful environment for the retreat led by Ken and Lesli last weekend. What a delight for us to be at Shanti again. You have created a magnificent oasis for rest, retreat, renewal, practice and healing. I can guess at the amount of creativity, effort, investment, wisdom and good humour that you have devoted to realizing and maintaining this vision. We owe you a huge debt of gratitude.
- Michael Cooke
Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed the retreat last weekend. Your place is a little slice of heaven on earth. The retreat was outstanding and everyone was friendly. The food was excellent!!! I will definitely be returning at some point but our group will be bigger for sure!
- Patricia Cino
I wanted to extend a huge wave of gratitude to you and your outstanding team! Our weekend was so amazing! You and Darin have the most outstanding art of teaching Yoga, meditation and just being. I really feel the need to extend my sincere thankfulness to you both.
- Carole’Anne Sluchinski
Thank you so much for the lovely weekend. I feel so blessed to have people like you that have devoted their lives to teaching yoga and meditation practices. I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend and hope to be back for future retreats.
- Marion Hanover
Thank you for making our first retreat something special. The yoga, the meditation, the food, all were great. Our group was very supportive.
- Edward Wayne Fowler
Delicious food, amazing practice space, and a peaceful setting. Thank you so much for another incredible retreat!
- Katie T.
What a wonderful weekend with Mona! Wendy, Darin & Lacey thank you so much for such an incredible weekend. My heart is full with so much new information, new inspiration and new connections I’ve made (and my belly is full with delicious food!). I can’t wait to visit again.
Namaste. – Jennifer L.
Thank you Shanti for a truly wonderful place to call home this past weekend…Exceptional:) Will be back again…
Namaste. – Dean J.
I just got back from the most peaceful Easter weekend at Shanti retreat. The accommodations are super-cozy, the people are wonderful, and the food is delicious. I’ll be back again for sure. Who’s coming with me?
- Erin L.
This has been one of the most amazing weekends of my life! Thank you to Wendy, Darin, Lacey, Mona for making us so welcome. I am thrilled to have made some new friends and I’ve learned so much. And a BIG thanks to Mike for changing my flat tire too!
- Susan M.
I had a wonderful experience at Shanti and the retreat with Marla Ericksen. The location is beautiful, a very peaceful energy and the staff are great. The food was to die for. Thank you all very much.
- Lisa V.