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2015 RETREATS

Jul 10th to Jul 12th
PranaShanti Retreat & Teacher Training Weekend
Join Kathryn Flynn from PranaShanti Yoga Centre in Ottawa for a weekend of practice, discussion, relaxation, and self-care. The first weekend of PranaShanti's summer yoga teacher training program, the retreat is also open to other guests who desire the opportunity to practice all-levels classes in the tranquil Shanti Retreat setting. Retreat includes accommodation, four yoga practices, five vegetarian meals and workshops/activities/discussions that retreat guests can optionally join. Down time will be yours to shape with swimming, exploring the island, or reading in one of Shanti's well-appointed hammocks. For details, visit www.pranashanti.com
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Jul 13th to Jul 15th
Mid-Week Summer Retreat with Darin, Wendy & Reiki Master Brett Bevell
Join Wendy and Darin, co-creators of Shanti, for a mid-week retreat offering of yoga, meditation and energy healing. Savor the beauty of all that summer has to offer at Shanti - swimming, sunbathing, kayaking, and hanging out in a hammock - while also enjoying the scheduled activities of this retreat. Please see the more info document below for full retreat details and a description of special guest Brett Bevell's Energy sessions.
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Jul 17th to Jul 19th
Shanti Yoga Retreat with Darin, Wendy & Conscious Cooking with RHN Lacey Budge
*THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL* Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for a summer retreat of yoga, meditation, silent morning walks and time to simply "be" with the beauty of Wolfe Island. This retreat will also include an introduction to conscious cooking. Shanti’s on site Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Lacey, will shed light on the importance of eating local, organic and seasonally prepared meals. Her workshop will also look at the connection between our thoughts, attitudes and emotions surrounding food - with body, mind and spirit. For more details about this retreat please click on the more information icon.
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Jul 20th to Jul 22nd
Restorative Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Leslie Buback
Restore your mind, body and spirit on our mid-summer, mid-week retreat. Indulge in gentle and restorative yoga, meditation and pranayama, in a place just far enough away from it all to feel you've escaped and found time to devote to just you. Come on Monday, and stay for 2 or 3 nights. Enjoy lovingly-prepared vegetarian meals each day, charming accommodations, an infrared sauna, and all the beauty and amenities Shanti Retreat Centre has to offer. We will be hosting organized activities including Flow and Gentle Hatha yoga classes, meditation and pranayama (breath) workshops, a yoga philosophy talk, and small-group personalized restorative yoga classes. Our all-inclusive price includes all meals, accommodation, classes and workshops. No prior yoga experience is necessary, and all activities are optional so you can choose how best to pamper yourself here. Experience deep emotional and physical release as you immerse yourself in yoga, meditation and nutrition, away from it all amid the calm, secluded beauty of Wolfe Island."
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Jul 23rd to Jul 26th
Summer Vitalize Yoga Retreat with Andrea Robertson
Everybody needs a little time away. Escape daily routines and outer demands and encounter the joys of yoga, outdoor fitness and the beautiful surroundings of Shanti Retreat and Wolfe Island. Join Andrea Robertson, founder of Body and Balance for her annual mid-summer escape retreat with the perfect combination of relaxation, restoring and energizing weekend. Your Retreat Includes: 2 or 3 night option at Shanti Retreat with shared or semi-private rooms, Organic Vegetarian Meals with coffee and teas, Morning and Evening Yoga Classes, Morning Outdoor Fitness Classes, One Complimentary Infrared Sauna session, Use of Water Trampoline, Kayaks and Canoe’s. Please see website link to register and for more details.
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Jul 27th to Jul 30th
WordWorks summer workshop with Pete Bowers


Jul 31st to Aug 3rd
2nd Annual Wolfe Island Bhakti & Yoga Celebration
Come together and celebrate! Four days of summer filled with yoga, kirtan, music, workshops, dance, and delicious seasonal cuisine. This year's lineup features local, national and international artists: Brenda McMorrow, Adam Bauer, Abby Blythe and The Bhakti Connection. Please see the website link below for full retreat details.
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Aug 6th to Aug 10th
5 Day Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with David Robson
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Aug 11th to Aug 13th
Mid-Week Retreat for Relaxation, Restoration and Rejuvenation
Take a break midweek and join teaching partners Kellie Dearman and Brendon Abram at Shanti! We invite new and practiced students to enjoy yoga, the sun and the water at this glorious island getaway! Yoga classes will range from very gentle to slightly challenging, and all students will be encouraged to work to their own ability, learning to be aware of their own personal boundaries, as well as to be mindful of their emotional well-being. Discussions will focus on the connection between mind and body as we explore our physical practice, and the deeper connection between mind and spirit.
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Aug 13th to Aug 16th
Yoga for Round Bodies Retreat with Tiina Veer
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Aug 16th to Aug 18th
Mid-Week Retreat exclusively for yoga teachers with dallas from Studio 330
Wouldn't it be awesome to go to a class with seasoned yogis - where everyone just gets it? Where the level of teaching, practice, and discussion is focused on living the yoga path as a teacher? To make this blissful fantasy a reality, dallas from studio330 is hosting a retreat..just for yoga teachers. Retreat prices range from $350-$375, and include accommodations, meals, classes, and workshops. Hosted at dallas' favorite retreat spot - Shanti Retreat on picturesque Wolfe Island - settled right on the water in a peaceful atmosphere. Come and be a student... as a teacher!
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Aug 18th to Aug 20th
Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) & Yoga Summer Retreat
*THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL. Have you been wondering about the new yoga and SUP combo trend? Join us at Shanti Retreat and try your hand (and your core) at Stand-up Paddleboarding and Yoga. Combine the peacefulness of floating on water, with the meditative nature of yoga during this mid-week retreat. Retreat includes 3 day board rental, introductory course, 2 morning SUP YOGA FLOW classes with Holly B, 2 Restorative Yoga practices, guided meditation, shared accommodation, 5 delicious meals, an infrared sauna session, and use of Shanti's amenities. Space is limited.
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Aug 21st to Aug 23rd
Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Darin and Wendy
Summer lovin having some fun! Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for an opportunity to nurture and nourish one's self. Retreat offerings include gentle hatha, slow flow and restorative yoga, guided meditation, yoga nidra and delicious, lovingly prepared vegetarian meals. For more details about retreats with Darin and Wendy please see the About Retreats page of the website (under the Retreats icon). Rate for shared accommodation (3 or 4 share) is $350 plus HST. Rate for semi-private (2 share) is $375 plus HST.
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Aug 24th to Aug 27th
Powerful Women Yoga & Detox Retreat with Donna Davis
This 3-night, 4-day wellness retreat will assist you in creating daily habits that build and maintain your vitality. Through the practice of Vinyasa and Yin yoga, plus daily meditation and healing vegan meals, you will cleanse, reboot and refresh body, mind and soul. You will emerge from your 4 days with renewed energy and piece of mind as well as personal self-care strategies to allowing you to maintain your vibrancy well past the end of your reTREAT experience. Retreat includes accommodation, yoga, meals, an infrared sauna session, use of Shanti's amenities and workshops with Donna Davis on the power of a plant based diet. See website for schedule, rates and to register.
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Aug 28th to Aug 30th
Sacred Relationships Retreat
Join two very gifted instructors, Tiffany & Kristof, for an introduction to Tantra, Partner Yoga and Compassionate Communication. They will offer various techniques, exercises and a wealth of information drawing from the teachings of Yoga, Meditation, Tantra, Compassionate Communication, Modern Sexology, Ayurveda and their own relationship! This fun-filled weekend will help you transform the way in which you view sexuality, partnership and love. It will enhance all the relationships in your life - with your children, co-workers, family, and Self. This weekend is suitable for both singles and couples, and there will be absolutely no nudity or explicit exercises.
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Sep 4th to Sep 6th
Labor Day Weekend Yoga Nidra Retreat with Manu
Shanti is pleased to welcome back, for the seventh season, gifted yoga teacher Manu Mougenot. You won't want to miss this wonderful opportunity to retreat with him while savoring the last long weekend of summer - swim, hang out in a hammock, sit waterside, and enjoy the aliveness of nature. There is the option of either a 2 or 3 night retreat stay. Nurture and nourish your body, mind and spirit with gentle Energy yoga and teachings on Yoga Nidra. Yoga Nidra is most commonly practiced as a technique for deep relaxation and rejuvenation, and enables one to deeply reconnect with themselves. In addition, you will learn how to increase your awareness in your dreams, and life in general. This weekend is suitable for all levels. Please see more info doc for all details.
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Sep 11th to Sep 13th
Silent heart meditation & gentle yoga retreat with Manu
Give yourself the gift of retreating within as well as time to savor the beauty and wonderment of the nature that surrounds us here at Shanti. Join devoted practitioner and gifted facilitator Manu, who will be offering another inspiring, silent meditation and yoga retreat again this season. Manu will share simple but powerful tools to begin or deepen your meditation practice. A regular meditation practice can help you navigate life with greater joy, lightness and ease. The weekend will also be infused with gentle and restorative energy yoga classes. This retreat has a 3 or 6 day option. Please click on the more information document for complete details. We look forward to sharing this unique retreat experience with you.
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Sep 17th to Sep 20th
Recharge & Restore: Fall Yoga Retreat with David Good
Join us for this special fall retreat to get reconnected with your true self. We all live on a sliding scale with fear and heart at either end. This scale changes every day, every minute and every second. The changes come from how we react to life around. 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 of the witness and learn to react less. Recharge and restore yourself. Retreat begins Thursday and includes accommodation, delicious meals, an infrared sauna session, use of amenities, morning meditation; pranayama and yoga sessions with David. The morning practice includes a vigorous hatha flow to forge new pathways and the afternoons practice will be more therapeutic to recharge your body. Each evening we will wrap up with a blissful candlelit restorative yoga experience. There are even a few surprises up our yoga sleeves. Please see more info doc below for all details.
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Sep 25th to Sep 27th
Bask in Happiness - Blissalicious Yoga and Meditation Retreat
Join Zak and Josie for a WELL-DESERVED DOSE of HAPPINESS, as we guide you through FLAVORFUL yoga classes and SATISFYING meditations, that will keep you feeling as though you are WALKING ON SUNSHINE! We will teach you to ENLIVEN your SPIRIT and RELAX your SOUL, FULLY ALIGN yourself with the RHYTHM and ELEMENTS of NATURE to assist in AWAKENING and SUSTAINING HAPPINESS inside of you! Come PLAY, DANCE and LAUGH as you NOURISH your SOUL and EMBRACE the HEALING properties of the WIND, SUN, EARTH, WATER & FIRE! We will IMPLEMENT each ELEMENT into your weekend with SURPRISING, COLORFUL and DELIGHTFUL ways that will leave you in AWE, feeling PEACEFUL, ABUNDANT, JOYFUL & HAPPY! See website link for what's included, rates, schedule and to read about the facilitators.
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Oct 1st to Oct 4th
ENLIGHTENED BEING – AWAKENED DOING: AN AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT FOR WOMEN with ANNE STUBBS, E-RYT
We all want to BE happier, BE healthier, BE stress-free..Join Yoga and Meditation Teacher, Anne Stubbs (Daya Anandi), for an extended weekend of BEING just that.Through yoga asanas, pranayama, mantra, meditation, connection with nature, and contemplative activities, we will “enlighten” ourselves in ways that encourage growth and transformation. Experience the practice of “Mauna” (silence) during the evenings, early mornings, and for one full day—a powerful way of BEING with oneself and others. Dance, sing, and laugh with an optional Bollywood class! In a nurturing supportive environment, let go and just BE so that all you DO during this weekend will be with less stress and more awareness, more presence, and more joy. Early bird price $529 to Jul. 15; regular rate $579 after Jul. 15 (fees include taxes). Cancellation policy applies. Please see more info doc below.
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Oct 9th to Oct 11th
Thanksgiving Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Darin & Wendy
Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for an autumn retreat on Wolfe Island. Savor the beauty of fall colors, 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 contemplate Gratitude and encourage a 365 day practice. What are we grateful for and what role does gratitude play in our lives? What are our daily Joys? In the words of Sara Ban Breathnack "All we have is all we need. All we need is the awareness of how blessed we really are". For more details about retreats with Darin and Wendy please see the About Retreats page of the website (under the Retreats icon). Rate for shared accommodation (3 or 4 share) is $350 plus HST. Rate for semi-private (2 share) is $375 plus HST.
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Oct 16th to Oct 18th
Fall Retreat with Nicky Poole: The Elements in Vinyasa
Drawing on the complementary teachings of Ayurveda and the creative vinyasa movements of Prana Flow Yoga (created by Shiva Rea) we will enjoy embodying the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space this weekend. Each of the five practices, will show us how we are simply a reflection of the natural cycles and elements around us. Explore Earthy restorative practices, Fluid and Vibrant solar vinyasa practices, and moments of spaciousness with breath work and meditation. There will be ample free time to enjoy long walks in the peak beauty of fall foliage, sauna, nourishing food, community and creative expression. This weekend will count towards 15 hours of the 200 Hour 889 Yoga Living Yoga Program and can be enjoyed as a stand alone weekend of movement, experimentation and self reflection. Nicky Poole is a highly sought after teacher trainer, with well over a decade of teaching experience and study around the world. Registered as an E-RYT500 with the yoga alliance, she anchors the asana and teaching practice portion of Toronto's 889 Yoga Living Yoga Program.
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Oct 23rd to Oct 25th
Shakti Spirit® Women's Weekend with Monika Nataraj
For the 7th consecutive season, Shanti welcomes back Monika Nataraj for this special gathering of women in celebration of our boundless feminine potential! Discover the secrets of tantra in a sacred circle of women on picturesque Wolfe Island. Rejuvenate, Refresh, and Renew. This unique weekend offering includes chakra yoga, mystical dance, women's Tantric teachings, an introduction to jade egg practices (a Taoist practice which triggers deep healing and an opening of the feminine creative center) accommodation, vegetarian meals, and use of Shanti's amenities. Please see the more info icon below for full details.
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Oct 30th to Nov 1st
Yoga for Self Healing with Abby Blythe
You are your own best healer. Join Abby Blythe, yoga instructor and yoga therapist, for an introduction to the therapeutic benefits of yoga and learn how to make it a part of your everyday life. By understanding some basic concepts and tools from Yoga we can empower ourselves to be our own best healers. The body is a beautifully designed instrument that under the right conditions has the capability to fight disease, regenerate itself and remain strong and vital for decades upon decades. Abby will guide you through an exploration of your perfect, wonderful body (and help you change your attitude to make you see it as such!) Retreat includes twice daily yoga, evening programs, accommodation, meals, infrared sauna session and use of Shanti's facilities.
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Nov 2nd to Nov 9th
Journey Into The Heart in the Heart of Italy: Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Darin & Wendy
A magical autumn retreat awaits you, just off of the beaten tourist track, in the heart of the stunning Sabina hills near Rome. Travelers have described this area as one of the best kept secrets of Italy! Immerse yourself in real Italian life and culture. Relax and unwind in one of two lovingly restored 17th century stone buildings set amidst the rolling Italian countryside, surrounded by olive groves and fruit trees. Give yourself the opportunity to disconnect from your daily routine and allow yourself to just be! Retreat includes 7 nights accommodation, local-seasonal-vegetarian meals, morning meditation, twice daily yoga (hatha, restorative, slow flow, and yoga nidra), silent morning walks in nature, countryside hikes, and of course wine! Your Body, Mind and Soul will be nurtured. Our journey to Italy also offers the opportunity to enjoy and explore the ancient city of Rome and the hilltop medieval town of Casperia. In honor of the olive harvest season, food and olive oil expert, Johnny Madge, will guide us through beautiful olive groves. His tour will be followed by an olive oil tasting and an evening of slow food and wine. A small group size of 12 will provide each guest with personal attention. Join us for scheduled activities or just do your own thing. It’s your retreat!
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Nov 6th to Nov 8th
The EmpowerFlow Vinyasa Retreat with Megan Campbell
Tap into your inner power! Megan Campbell for an invigorating, energizing, warming weekend of Rasa Vinyasa sadhana’s which will be infused with deep self-inquiry, breathing, mantra, mudra sweet meditations. Up your practice and your life by adding the healing benefits and sheer pleasure of coming into your power and knowing and embodying the essence, or flavors of life, known as Rasa, which are crucial to our overall health and wellbeing.Open to men or women with previous yoga experience and desire to go deeper in to the practice and embodiment. Registration opens Aug.1st, 2015. Find out more and register at www.megancampbell.ca
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Nov 13th to Nov 15th
Retreat for Relaxation and Restoration
Join teaching partners Kellie Dearman and Brendon Abram for a weekend of yoga, relaxation and restoration! We invite new and practiced students to attend this late Fall getaway at Shanti. Yoga classes will range from very gentle to slightly challenging, and all students will be encouraged to work to their own ability, learning to be aware of their own personal boundaries, as well as to be mindful of their emotional well-being. Discussions will focus on restorative yoga practices and meditation techniques designed to deepen peace of mind.
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Nov 20th to Nov 22nd
Rest & Reconnect: A weekend of Restorative Yoga with Joshua Lewis
This fall retreat is 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”. The intention of the therapeutic and restorative yoga classes offered 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. This retreat is suitable for all levels and includes four restorative yoga classes, evening gathering, five wholesome and delicious meals, accommodation, time to reflect, connect and enjoy Shanti’s amenities. Lovingly come back to yourself through a process of replenishment and rejuvenation.
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Nov 27th to Nov 29th
Fall Restorative Yoga Retreat with Andrea Robertson
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