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Shanti’s 2019 season will begin at the end of April with Darin and Wendy’s first retreat, April 26th-28th. We look forward to another blessed and grace filled season of inspiring offerings on Wolfe Island!


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September 2018

Annual Recharge & Restore Fall Retreat with David Good

September 20, 2018 - September 23, 2018

1 SPACE IN SHARED ACCOMMODATION + 2 TENTING SPACES AVAILABLE. Four days of yoga, meditation, relaxation and self-discovery. Join David Good for his 5th annual fall retreat to get reconnected with your true self. Come surround yourself with nature on Wolfe Island and leave life in the city behind for a long weekend. Discover how self-compassion, awareness and loving kindness can help us become more fully present in our lives. Take this time to recharge and restore yourself. Retreat begins Thursday and includes accommodation, delicious meals, an infrared sauna session, use of Shanti’s amenities, morning meditation and yoga sessions with David – morning hatha flow, afternoon yoga, evening restorative and a satsang too. This retreat has a 3 day option too for those who can only arrive Friday.

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Mid-Week Autumn Retreat with dallas

September 24, 2018 - September 26, 2018

We carve out time together to escape from our regular week-day schedule and head into the healing space of Shanti Retreat Centre on Wolfe Island for dallas delahunt’s mid-week Autumn Retreat. Enjoy the beauty of Brown’s Bay right outside your window, indulge in delicious vegetarian meals, activating and soothing yoga practices, cozy company, and ease your way into dreamland after a session in Shanti’s infrared sauna. This retreat is not to be missed! Full payment of $450 + hst is required to secure your spot. Cancellation policy: full refund available if your spot can be filled, or $350 if not. No refunds or transfers after September 3rd, 2018. Email dallas.delahunt@gmail.com and register today.

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Autumn Yoga Retreat for Women – Body, Mind, Spirit…Aligned with Anne Stubbs

September 27, 2018 - September 30, 2018

THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL. In our busy lives, it is not uncommon to feel off balance or fragmented. How do you come back to your “centre”? How do you return to wholeness? Join Yoga and Meditation teacher, Anne Stubbs, for her fourth retreat at Shanti, where she will guide you in a “holistic re-alignment” of body, mind, heart, and spirit. Drawing from the wisdom of yoga, Ayurveda, mantra, meditative and contemplative practices, nature activities, and sharing of feminine energy, we will discover how to return to a more harmonious balanced state and learn ways to sustain it. Periods of silence will be woven throughout the weekend to enhance our self-study. Our 3-night/4-day weekend at Shanti Retreat includes morning meditations, daily yoga classes, evening programs, group and solitary activities, free time, all meals, and shared accommodations. Each guest is entitled to one complimentary use of the infra-red sauna. This retreat is suitable for women who have had some experience with yoga, although modifications will be given to suit all levels. For more info, please contact Anne at the email below.

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October 2018

Nourishing Yoga Retreat with Lisa and Carolyn

October 1, 2018 - October 3, 2018

Join Lisa and Carolyn for their 3rd yoga retreat at Shanti. During this two night magical Island getaway, you will be guided through 5 yoga classes focused on breath, grounding, detoxifying, digesting, restoration and meditation. All classes are suitable for all levels. The retreat also include 2 workshops: Registered Holistic Nutritonist Devon Cosgrove on the importance of foundation nutrition for balanced mood and vitality.; Therese Conway of Canyon Sound on the use of flower essences. Outside of class retreat and spend time on the lakeside hammocks, in the infrared sauna, walk the labyrinth, canoe, enjoying gourmet vegetarian meals prepared by the amazing Shanti staff. This retreat is yours, so feel free to join us in whatever classes or workshops that call you, otherwise retreat and replenish however you see fit.

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Shanti’s Thanksgiving Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Darin and Wendy

October 5, 2018 - October 7, 2018

TWO SPOTS IN A SEMI-PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE. Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for an autumn retreat on Wolfe Island. Savor the beauty of the fall colours, the moon lit nights, and the flocks of migratory Canada Geese gathering in Brown’s Bay. In the spirit of Thanksgiving we will take time throughout this weekend of yoga, meditation, silent morning walks and informal gatherings to cultivate an attitude of gratitude that is a 365 day practice. What are we grateful for, and what role does gratitude play in our lives? The invitation in this retreat is to take time and connect with nature, kindred Beings, and Self – your Divine Essence. Please see the More Information document below for rates, schedule and details. Please contact Shanti to make a booking, or for any questions.

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Relax & Restore Retreat with Jaffer and Justin

October 8, 2018 - October 10, 2018

Come relax and get grounded with a restful and restorative post thanksgiving retreat at the charming and tranquil Shanti Retreat Centre. This retreat will be rooted in attuning with the fall season – slowing down, connecting to nature and getting real cozy. Gentle flow practices, restorative yoga, Yoga Nidra and meditation practices will embrace you along with lake views, fire side hangouts, delicious food and healing sauna sessions. Please contact Jaffer at the email below to register, and see website link for full details.

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Yoga & Inner Practices Retreat with Debra Black

October 12, 2018 - October 14, 2018

Join Debra on a weekend designed to bring a sense of equanimity or balance to your life — exploring yin yoga, yang yoga, restorative yoga and walking and seated meditation. Participants will work with – loving kindness and compassion practices, breath work and visualizations during asana practice and meditation. In each class students will be able to rest, restore and find their ground – physically, mentally and spiritually. The yin/yang yoga classes will be designed to balance the Qi, or life force, in students that according to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Daoism flows within all of our bodies in a series of meridians. Both the asana practices and the meditation practices will give students an opportunity to work with their feelings and thoughts and cultivate moment-to-moment awareness as well as hone their ability to be mindful and balance their Qi. Debra will also introduce to students the Four Foundations of Mindfulness –Buddhist tools for meditation. After a weekend of meditation, yin/yang yoga and restorative yoga participants will head home feeling spacious, open, aware and ready to return to their every day life. Please see more information document below for full details. Contact Debra Black at the email below to register.

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AWAKEN & RESTORE Women’s Retreat: yoga, nature & self care with Lacey Budge

October 18, 2018 - October 21, 2018

AWAKEN & RESTORE Women’s Retreat: yoga, nature & self care with Lacey Budge
Self Care is Self Love. Join Lacey Budge, Shanti Retreat’s Coordinator, for an inspiring four day women’s retreat to Awaken & Restore heart and spirit. Savour the beauty of fall on Wolfe Island with a weekend retreat of meditation, restorative and flow yoga, sacred movement, self care practices, countryside walks, soul nourishing vegetarian cuisine, inspiring gatherings and an evening bonfire. This offering also includes a special Cacao Ceremony where you will enjoy a delicious superfood chocolate elixir, followed by a guided movement practice that will open the heart and invite you to reconnect with beauty, freedom and infinite joy. Immerse yourself in a natural setting with time outdoors walking the labyrinth, cycling, reading in a hammock waterside, or cuddle up fireside in the lounge with a journal and herbal tea. Connect with nature, Self, and sisterhood. All scheduled activities are optional – it’s your retreat!  Please see the more information document below for details. Contact Shanti Retreat by email or phone to register.

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Mid-Week Fall Restorative Retreat with Annie Bray

October 22, 2018 - October 24, 2018

1 Spot available. Widening Circles: Deep healing through movement, meditation and community. Join Annie Bray for her 2nd annual fall women’s retreat at Shanti. Experience yoga and meditation, supportive community circles, delicious food and plenty of time to rest and explore the land and water. We will nourish both connection and solitude while holding space for the fullness of our experience. Annie’s 18 years of teaching yoga and meditation, her work as a massage therapist and her many years of community engagement come together in her approach to group facilitation. Join me for a deep dive into connection. Please visit the link for more information or contact Annie directly with any questions.

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Relax, Rejuvenate Retreat with Kellie Dearman

October 26, 2018 - October 28, 2018

THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL.

5 Day Ayurvedic Yoga Teacher Training with Mona L. Warner

October 29, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Join Mona Warner, author of “Ayurvedic Yoga -3 Approaches to Teaching Ayurvedic Yoga” for a long weekend training to dive deeper into your understanding of Ayurveda, and how to incorporate Ayurveda into your yoga classes. This training covers ‘Guna Yoga’ – how to teach to the qualities of nature. Guna Yoga is the foundation for understanding and incorporating all other Ayurvedic concepts into your yoga classes.Training includes semi private or shared accommodation, vegetarian meals served buffet style, all classes, trainings and workshops with Mona, as well as use of Shanti’s amenities. Pre-requisite: completion of a 200-hour level Yoga Teacher Training Program. Visit website link below for full details, and see the more information document for the 5 day schedule. Please contact Shanti Retreat to register.

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November 2018

Magical Women’s Retreat: Chakra Yoga, Mystical Dance &Tantric Wisdom with Monika Nataraj

November 2, 2018 - November 4, 2018

A FEW SPOTS IN SEMI-PRIVATE AND SHARED ACCOMMODATION LEFT. Savour the opportunity to refresh  and renew this fall on Wolfe Island. This special weekend offering is brought back by popular demand for its 10th season! Discover the secrets of subtle energy and your own boundless feminine potential in a sacred circle of women. Give yourself the gift of time and take in the serenity and beauty of autumn during this weekend retreat filled with chakra yoga, movement medicine, evening gatherings, and a special cacao ceremony. Monika will introduce tantric teachings for women including practices of the jade egg, yin/yang balancing and compassionate self care. All scheduled activities are optional – it’s your retreat! Monika has been offering women’s retreats and teacher training around the globe since 2005.  Awaken, nurture and embrace the goddess within! Please see the More Information document below for rates, schedule and details. Contact Shanti Retreat to make a booking, or for any questions.

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Rest & Reconnect: A weekend of Restorative Yoga with Joshua Lewis

November 9, 2018 - November 11, 2018

THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL We welcome back Joshua Lewis for his 4th annual fall retreat – the ideal antidote for the busy and often stressful lives we lead. The greatest gift you can give yourself is the opportunity to switch from a state of “doing” to a state of simply “being.” Through the therapeutic practices of Yin, Gentle Hatha, and Restorative Yoga, our overall intention this weekend is to support the entire organism through rest. We will yield the body with the assistance of multiple props and the luxury of time. This practice of global release is passive and nourishing, calming the nervous system and promoting deep healing. Lovingly come back to yourself through a process of replenishment and rejuvenation. Weekend retreat includes accommodation, vegetarian meals, yoga with Joshua and use of Shanti’s amenities, include an infrared sauna session. Please see more information document (coming soon) for full details. Contact Shanti Retreat by phone or email to register!

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Relax, Refresh, & Unwind Yoga Retreat with Hali Schwartz

November 16, 2018 - November 18, 2018

2 Spots in a semi-private cabin available. Nurture your body with a weekend of restorative & gentle hatha yoga with a highly gifted and fun loving instructor, Hali Schwartz. Restorative & hatha yoga are conducive to allowing a sense of peace and ease to unfold in your being. A weekend retreat suitable for all levels, especially anyone looking to relax, de-stress, and unwind. During the evening gathering, Hali will share teachings which reflect her deep passion and understanding of yoga philosophy. This unique weekend retreat will offer you the opportunity to gain greater insight into yoga while providing plenty of free time to enjoy Shanti’s grounds and amenities. Please see the more information document below and contact Shanti Retreat to register by phone or email.

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Fall Restoring Yoga Retreat with Andrea Robertson

November 23, 2018 - November 25, 2018

THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL. Join Andrea for a weekend to nourish and revitalize the spirit before the craze of the holidays. This retreat will be an all-levels yoga experience combining slow hatha flows, restorative, yin with some journalling, delicious meals and healing space. This weekend will leave you feeling rested and rejuvenated.

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February 2019

Joy of Being 10 day Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Goa, India with Darin and Wendy

February 4 - February 13

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April 2019

Shanti’s Spring Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Darin and Wendy

April 26 - April 28

THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL AND BEING WAIT LISTED. Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for the first retreat of the season and celebrate the arrival of spring here on Wolfe Island. Relax, recharge and restore – move into Stillness. Retreat offerings include gentle hatha, slow flow and restorative yoga, guided meditation, yoga nidra and delicious, lovingly prepared vegetarian meals. All scheduled activities are optional – it’s your retreat! As we leave winter behind and welcome the coming of spring, enjoy the beauty of Shanti’s natural setting and savour natures reflection of the Presence that lies within. Enjoy sharing space with kindred spirits and take time to connect with Self – your Divine Essence. For rates and more information please see the website link below. Retreat schedule can be found on the more information document.  

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May 2019

Spring Detox Yin Yoga Retreat with Angela Jervis Read

May 3 - May 5

3 Spaces available in shared accommodation. Time for some Spring cleaning! Take a few days this season to clean your house – your spirit house, that is. The practice of yin yoga is a Divine way to influence the meridians that carry Qi to and from your organ matrix. Qi that has become stagnant, scattered and sluggish over the winter months can be refreshed and revitalized through the deep meditative holds that define yin yoga. Our disposition is a mirror of how our energy flows  – one can expect a shift not only in body but also in one’s emotional landscape. Over the weekend we will manipulate the flow of energy through asana (yoga postures), pranayama (breathing techniques) and meditation. Create space in body, mind and heart and leave this retreat feeling whole again. Please see website link for more details and contact Shanti Retreat by phone or email to register.

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Ayurveda, Yoga & Self Care Weekend for Women with Mona Warner

May 10 - May 12

3 spaces in shared accommodation available. It is so important in our busy lives to take time to care for ourselves on the levels of body, energy, emotions, mind and spirit. Yoga & Ayurveda provide us with many wonderful tools to do just this — nourish all our levels of being so we can be fully present, centred, and engaged in our lives. Our weekend has many wonderful options for you to enjoy. We will share delicious vegetarian meals prepared with love. There are scheduled yoga classes and activities, as well as free time for you to do what you need for yourself. Please know that all scheduled activities are optional, and you are encouraged to tune into your inner teacher and follow your needs. Please see website link or more information document for full details and contact Shanti Retreat by phone or email to register.

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Shanti’s May Long Weekend Retreat with Darin and Wendy

May 17 - May 19

This Retreat is now full, please contact us to be wait listed. Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for this May long weekend retreat. Relax, refresh, unwind and restore – anchor in Presence, your natural state. Spring is a glorious time at Shanti; the grass is green, the birds are singing and the bay is full of wildlife. Everything is so Alive! Retreat offerings include gentle hatha, slow flow and restorative yoga, guided silent sittings, yoga nidra, and delicious, lovingly prepared vegetarian meals. All scheduled activities are optional – it’s your retreat! Take time to connect with kindred Beings, mother earth, and with your radiant Heart. For rates and more information please see the website link below. Retreat schedule can be found on the more information document.  

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The Art of Peering Inward: A Yin Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Joshua Lewis

May 24 - May 26

This Retreat is now full, please contact us to be wait listed. “Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power. If you realize that you have enough, you are truly rich.” Tao Te Ching | The practices offered during this spring retreat are specifically designed to serve your unique process of self-study and self-realization through a deepening capacity for awareness, discernment and self-acceptance. This retreat is suitable for all levels and includes four yin yoga and meditation classes, a yoga nidra session, an evening gathering, five wholesome and delicious meals, accommodation, time to reflect, connect and enjoy Shanti’s amenities. These teachings and the community of others will further serve as a platform for you to simultaneously activate your innate ability to do this courageous work with utmost patience, compassion, loving-kindness and of course, a whole lot of laughter. Lovingly come back to yourself – replenish and rejuvenate – through the gift of a personal retreat. Please see website link for more details and contact Shanti Retreat by phone or email to register.

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Nurtured by Nature Yoga Retreat with David Good

May 31 - June 2

This retreat is now full, let us know if you would like to be on a wait list. Escape your everyday routine and let nature bathe your soul. Three days of yoga, meditation, relaxation and self-care. Join David Good for for an early summer retreat; take your shoes off and walk in the grass. Surround yourself with nature on Wolfe Island and leave your city life behind. Take this time to recharge and restore yourself. Enjoy the kayaks or canoe, go for a hike or lay in the hammocks on the beautiful property. The retreat includes accommodation, delicious meals, an infrared sauna session, use of Shanti’s amenities, morning meditation and yoga sessions with David – morning Hatha flow, afternoon yoga and pilates, evening restorative and a bonfire too. Please see website link for more details and contact Shanti Retreat by phone or email to register.

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June 2019

Holistic Healing Weekend Getaway with Roxanne Joly

June 6 - June 9

 1 semi-private (2 share) room available for this retreat. Looking for an opportunity to get away and let go of your busy, stressful schedule? This retreat is for you! Roxanne has been teaching yoga and leading trainings and personal development workshops in Ottawa for over 17 years. Her holistic approach ensures that her classes, in which she shares the teachings of Tantra, Ayurveda, mantra and meditation, are accessible to all levels. Roxanne is on a healing  journey herself and is excited to share yogic and Shamanic wisdom in her teachings. Not only will you experience yoga classes but Shamanic healing ceremonies also.Nature is so powerfully healing and Roxanne is excited for her fifth annual weekend escape at Shanti, to help guests relax, renew, and take advantage of the wealth of wisdom to be offered! Please see the website link below for more information including weekend schedule and rates.

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