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Instructors & Retreats

Retreat Spotlight: Yoga for Balanced Living with Abby Blythe… You are your own best healer!

November 3rd – 5th, 2017
Join Abby Blythe, a gifted yoga instructor and yoga therapist, for an introduction to the vast benefits of yoga and how to deepen an existing practice.

 

You will be gently guided through yoga classes to better understand how a daily practice can support proper breathing, healthy digestion, cardiovascular health, increased vitality, regeneration for healthy aging and an overall sense of well being.

This fall retreat is also a beautiful time to spend enjoying time fireside, savoring the crispness of fall nature walks, and honoring the opportunity to go within – a gift to Self.

On Saturday night Abby will share her love of kirtan. Guests repeatedly share that it is such a treat to experience and bask in the energy of singing, or just listening to, sacred Indian mantras with Abby.

Retreat Includes

2 Nights Accommodation at Shanti Retreat, 5 Vegetarian Meals, 4 Yoga Classes with Abby (Suitable For All Levels), 1 Workshop, 1 Film Screening (Related to Yoga Therapy), 1 Infrared Sauna Session, and Use of Shanti’s Amenities (Wellness Tea Bar, WiFi, Labyrinth, Hammocks, Canoes and Kayaks, and Walking and Cycling Routes).

See full retreat schedule here.

About Abby

Abby is a Certified Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist. Since the age of 13, Abby has been studying yoga, and began teaching yoga full time since first traveling to India in 2008. After spending nearly 5 years living in Thailand studying Yoga with her teacher Swami Vivekenanda Saraswati, she has returned to her home in the Haliburton Highlands, and has since founded Light Hatch Yoga Studio. Abby’s grounded teaching style finds its roots in her deep knowledge and understanding of the yogic practices, and is highlighted by her joy of teaching, lightness of heart and even the odd song or two. She enjoys meeting her students where they are at and tailors her classes to the individuals present. Additionally, she is a life-long lover of music and finds particular inspiration in singing the sacred mantras of India; a practice known as “Kirtan.” A professionally trained singer since the age of 10, blending the joy of singing with the aspiration of her yoga practice has been one of her most profound discoveries yet.

Retreat Rates 

$370 + hst for shared accommodation & $400 + hst for semi private accommodation

Contact Shanti Retreat to register at info@shantiretreat.ca


Date Added: September 3, 2017 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Instructors & Retreats,Living with Yoga



Retreat Spotlight: Silent Heart Meditation & Gentle Yoga Retreat with Manu

September 8th – 10th (3 day silent retreat) or September 8th – 13th (6 day silent retreat)

Come to Wolfe Island and savour the silence, serenity, and stillness.

“It was a truly wonderful experience for me, and I am so happy that I was able to stay for the 6 days. I found that Manu’s approach to both introduce and enhance meditation practices for the retreat participants truly supported our collective energies. Of course, the beautiful natural surroundings and wonderful food at Shanti also made the retreat unforgettable. As someone relatively new to meditation, I was also much encouraged by your words and feel more confident that “slowly, slowly,” I will feel and understand more about how the mind works, helping me to go deeper in my own practice.” ~ Carolyn

This unique offering is a wonderful opportunity to retreat with Manu Akshobhia, a very gifted teacher and facilitator. The popularity of his retreats brings him back to Shanti for the 9th consecutive season offering a 3 or 6 day silent retreat.

Give yourself the gift of going within as well as time to soak in the beauty and wonderment of the nature that surrounds us here at Shanti.

Manu will offer a truly inspiring silent meditation and yoga retreat. He will share simple but powerful tools to begin or help deepen your meditation practice. A regular meditation practice can help to navigate life with greater joy, lightness and ease.

The retreat will also be infused with gentle and restorative energy yoga classes and yoga nidra.

About Manu 

Manu Akshobhia (Emmanuel) has been studying and practicing Indian and Tibetan yogic teachings for more than twenty years. Some of the main influences on his path are Agama, Hridaya yoga and the Path of the Heart of Prem Baba (Awaken Love). He has been teaching workshops, intensives and retreats around the world since 2000. The main thread that has guided Manu through this quest of life is the work on purifying and harmonizing the Heart, and how to open deeply to spirituality and at the same time become a better human being. Manu has a wealth of information to share and inspire you on your journey.

 

 

 

 

The Importance of Silence 

Mauna (silence) is a very important part of this retreat. We will start after the evening talk on the first day and go until the end of the last session on either Sunday or Wednesday. A lot of energy and ego goes into our speech, and to refrain from it is a great support for meditation and improving the process of self-discovery. We keep silent during the retreat in order to quiet our mind and maintain a serene, peaceful environment for everyone. This can be difficult at times, but most people find it a powerful and wonderful experience. You will find that you begin to cherish this silence and will learn how to be comfortable with it. Training ourselves to walk, move, and perform daily activities quietly leads to a calm and graceful experience. Maintaining silence is a way of developing self-discipline and a deeper, more compassionate understanding for all things.

For More Information, Schedule and Rates


Date Added: August 13, 2017 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Instructors & Retreats,Living with Yoga,Shanti's Retreat Offerings



Retreat Spotlight: …Awaken the Power of Compassion Within : Living with an open heart can be a daily reality…

Goddess Tara Retreat with Antoaneta Groeta 

Monday August 21st – Wednesday 23rd, 2017  

Attune with the energy of the heart and invite in the healing power of truth, love, kindness and compassion.

This transformative 3-day Tara Retreat includes:  

Presentation of Goddess Tara • Hatha Yoga Practice (Heart Opening) • “Heart Breathing” Methods • Tara Mantra Chanting • Tara Mantra Japa • AUM Chanting • Tara Visualization Practice • Blowing Upon the Embers of the Heart • Awakening Compassion Meditation (Metta meditation)

Antoaneta will guide you through a variety  simple and effective empowering practices to awaken the power of compassion within yourself {and toward others!).

              

Plus, enjoy all Shanti has to offer during the summer months like swimming in the St- Lawrence River, canoeing, kayaking, jumping on the water trampoline, reading lakeside under the warm sun, taking a nap in a hammock, cycling around the island, or driving out to Big Sandy Bay beach.

Antoaneta Gotea is a senior yoga teacher and the co-founder of Hridaya Yoga. During the last 20 years she has led meditation retreats, yoga courses and workshops on Tantra, Mystical Relationships and the Divine Feminine in Europe, Asia and North America. She spends many months of the year serving, teaching and practicing at the Hridaya Yoga headquarter in Mazunte, Oaxaca in Mexico. She is skilled at holding the space for sacredness and transformation. She creates an intimate atmosphere in which participants feel comfortable going deeper into themselves.

          

 

Click here for weekend schedule, rates, registration and more information


Date Added: May 21, 2017 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Instructors & Retreats,Living with Yoga



2013

March 14-17 Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Marla Ericksen

March 29- 31 Easter Weekend Shanti Yoga Retreat with Wendy & Darin

April 5-7 Spring Retreat With Mona Warner

April 11-14 Enlivening Detox Retreat with Andrea Robertson

April 19-21 Shanti Yoga Retreat & Conscious Eating with R.H.N Lacey Budge

April 22 Earth Day Celebration at Shanti

April 26-27 Kripalu Yoga Retreat with Ken Nelson and Leslie Lang

May 3-5 Port Perry YogaFlow Retreat with Maria Carr

May 10-12 Yin & Flow Yoga  Retreat with Ichih Wang

May 17-20 May Long Weekend Shanti Yoga Retreat with Special Guest David Hickey

May 24-25 Ashtanga  & Hatha Yoga Retreat with Mark & Sandy

May 31- June 2 Sun Moon Fire Yoga Retreat with Loren Crawford & Roxanne Joly

June 7-8 Power Yoga Canada Teacher’s Summit

June 14-16 Weekend Revolution with Pino from Power Yoga Canada

21-23 Yogini Yoga: Heal and Transform with Megan Campbell

June 28- July 1st Shanti Yoga Retreat & Conscious Cooking with R.H.N Lacey Budge

July 5-7 Yoga Retreat with Dallas Delahunt

July 11-14th Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with David Robson

July 19-21st Vida Yoga Retreat with Paula

July 26-28th Stretch, Heal, Grow Retreat with Jasmin Fiore

July 30-August 1 Rejuvenating Mid-Week Retreat with Andrea Robertson

August 2-5th Shanti Retreat Weekend and special performances with Brenda Mcmorrow, Kirtan artist

August 9-11th Yoga Retreat with Kellie Dearman

August 16-18th Yoga for Round Bodies with Tiina Veer

August 22-26th Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with David Robson

August 30- September 1st Evolution of consciousness with Manu Mougenot

September 6-11th Hridaya Silent Meditaiton Retreat with Many Mougenot

September 13-15th Women’s Tantra Retreat with Monika Nataraj

September 20-22 Sun/Moon Yoga Retreat with Hali Schwartz

September 27-27 Discovering your unique self with Judy & Terry Green

October 4-6 Expressive Arts and Moon Dance Retreat with Diane and Nicole

October 11-13  Thanksgiving weekend Shanti Retreat with Wendy and Darin

October 18-20 Yoga, Meditation and Raw Food Retreat

October A Weekend of Connection with Dawn Pittens

November 1-3 Restorative yoga, Ayurveda and Astrology with Danika

November 8-10 Fall Bliss Retreat with Andrea Robertson

November 15-17 Fall Shanti Retreat with Wendy and Darin

November 22-24 Yoga & Restoration with Kellie and Brendan


Date Added: July 7, 2013 | Comments (0) | Filed under: Instructors & Retreats



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