Your own self-realization is the greatest service you can render the world.
- Ramana Maharshi

Your Hosts

You will be welcomed at Shanti by your hosts Wendy and Darin. They have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years. Their desire to explore this ancient philosophy has taken them on many journeys around the globe. Both are trained in classical Hatha yoga, in the Sivananda tradition, and have studied extensively a form of energy and chakra yoga, Agama Yoga, in southern Thailand

Their daily Spiritual Heart (Hridaya) meditation practice follows Ramana Maharshi’s Self Inquiry method.  During the winter season they take the opportunity to deepen their practice by participating in silent meditation retreats in Mazunte, Mexico at the Hridaya Yoga Center The same attitudes kept in meditation are infused into their hatha yoga practice making it one of Stillness in action.

The teachings of the contemporary spiritual master Eckhart Tolle, and the Self Inquiry techniques of Sri Moojibaba ( are also very present in their hearts.

Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. Darin and Wendy’s vision is to offer Shanti as an oasis of peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect with kindred spirits and nature.  As well, Shanti’s nurturing and stimulating atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gifts of yoga and mediation bringing the possibilities for transformation and growth, and ultimately a connection with that deeper dimension of Stillness – peace, joy and freedom that lies within.

With gratitude, Darin and Wendy look forward to welcoming you to Shanti.

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 12th season, Shanti has become a popular retreat destination in Ontario. More…