We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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 25 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, have studied extensively a form of energy and chakra yoga, Agama Yoga, in southern Thailand www.agamayoga.com, as well as the beautiful meditative Heart Yoga of the Hridaya Yoga School, located in Mazunte Mexico, www.hridaya-yoga.com.

For many years there has been a love affair with the Spiritual Heart – Who Am I? –  meditation practice of the great Indian Saint Ramana Maharshi.

During the winter off seasons they have spent time in Thailand, Mexico and now find themselves returning to Mother India. They have been blessed to spend time, both in India and Portugal,  in the presence of the modern day Advaita Vedanta Master Sri Moojibaba, www.mooji.org, marinating in his very direct pointings to the Truth of who we are.

The same attitudes kept in meditation and the practice of Self Inquiry are infused into their hatha yoga practice making it one of Meditation in Motion, Presence through Movement.

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  Presence – peace, joy and freedom – that lies within.

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

Meet the 2017 Shanti Team

…from left to right 
Wendy & Darin – Shanti’s inspiring Co-Creators with their loved one Gypsy!
Landon – Head Chef & Kitchen Manager
Lacey- Shanti Coordinator & Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Jack – Garden Manager & Massage Therapist
Cecily – Assistant Chef
Deena – Summer Head Chef

…missing from photo…
Mike – “All around awesomeness”
Janet – Kitchen assistant serving you early morning breakfast with a smile!
Amy & Alex – Our incredible housekeeping  angels

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 13th season, Shanti has become a popular retreat destination in Ontario. More…

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