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Retreat Lineup

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2014 RETREATS

Jul 25th to Jul 27th
Enliven Your Spirit: Weekend of Body and Balance with Andrea Robertson
A 3~day Yoga retreat leaving you feeling re-energized! Take a break from your norm and enjoy a mid summer escape with Ottawa senior Yoga Teacher and Trainer, Andrea Robertson. An active few days of Yoga, Outdoor Bootcamps, Swimming, Water-Trampolining, Canoeing, Massage, Biking, Kayaking, Healthy Vegetarian Meals with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beauty of Wolfe Island!
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Jul 29th to Jul 31st
Midweek Yoga Retreat for Rejuvenation
Join Kellie Dearman and Brendon Abram for a midweek yoga break at Shanti! Yoga classes will be gentle to intermediate and beginners are welcome. We will also practice mediation and relaxation techniques. When not practicing yoga, take plenty of time to rest, relax and enjoy the sun and water! To reserve, please contact Kellie at info@awareyoga.com
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Aug 1st to Aug 4th
August Long Weekend Shanti Yoga Retreat with Wendy & Darin and Special Guest Matthew Remski
This Retreat has the option of either a 3 day (ending on the 3rd) or 4 day (ending on the 4th) stay. Savour the beauty of summer and join us for a weekend of yoga, meditation, sun, swimming, star gazing and delicious local, seasonal, vegetarian fare. Matthew Remski will also offer an Introductory Workshop on Ayurveda. Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.
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Aug 8th to Aug 10th
Stretch, Heal Grow Retreat with Jasmin Fiore
Stretch Heal Grow - A yoga and wellness retreat for young women with breast cancer. Cost to attend supplemented. Please email Jasmin for more details.
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Aug 14th to Aug 17th
Yoga for Round Bodies Retreat with Tiina Veer
A yoga retreat especially for plus-size women. Relaxing, rejuvenating, healing. Lighthearted, body-positive, fun! Join Tiina for this unique retreat where we explore yoga practices adapted specifically for the round body. Tiina’s casual style and non-dogmatic approach to teaching set the perfect stage for permission to be oneself. All levels welcome (including total newbie). A weekend intended for restoration and self-care, with plenty of free time to enjoy the many boons that Shanti Retreat and Wolfe Island have to offer. Join us for this special weekend sanctuary!
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Aug 18th to Aug 22nd
5-Day Powerful Women Retreat with Donna Davis
When our lives are busy all sorts of self-care practices can go out the window, that’s when we know it’s time to take a break. Take 5 days to reconnect with YourSelf. During this 5 Day Retreat you’ll take time to eat well, move your body with yoga, hiking or running, find quite time, and each evening we will have fun creating goals/visions and tools to support your healthy and happy life. Included are twice daily vinyasa yoga classes designed to detoxify and rejuvenate, daily meditation, nutritious vegan and raw meals to nourish your body, a food demonstration, accommodation, daily workshops to create self-care rituals and lots of down time so you can take advantage of the beautiful Shanti Retreat property and amenities. All inclusive Price: $695 for shared room (3 or 4 beds), $745 for semi-private. See the website link below for itinerary, more information, and to register.
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Aug 18th to Aug 22nd
The Powerful Woman Yoga Teacher Training with Donna Davis and Caroline Elson
Join Donna Davis and Caroline Elson from the Elation Centre Yoga Studio in this inaugural training. The Retreat + Fall Immersion Training at Elation Centre, is uniquely offered for Women Only, it is held over 7 weekends (Sept-Dec) and kicks off with a one Sunday afternoon in Ottawa + a 5-Day Immersion Retreat just outside of Kingston, Ontario at Shanti Retreat. If you are ready to step up and share all that yoga has given to you, to be fearless and commit to your practice, and to be open to the many gifts of Yoga, then the Powerful Woman Elation Yoga Teacher Training is for you! During kick off retreat week we will focus on the deeper understanding of postures, meditation, yogic philosophy and lifestyle. We begin each day with morning meditation and yoga, outside if possible, and we continue through the day with lectures, yoga practice and time for reflections, along with evening workshops. Our final evening together will include a ceremony to honour our personal growth and celebrate our time together. [limited to 10 participants]
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Aug 22nd to Aug 24th
Summer Blissalicious Retreat with Zak & Josie
Whether you're looking to renew your life, be one with nature or indulge into your soul, this retreat is for you! Join Zak and Josie as you embark on a Bliss-A-licious experience! Josie will guide you through qi gong and yoga classes, each class using varying styles with flavorful intentions. Zak will continue to guide you through deep yet blissful meditation sessions to help you embrace your true spirit. These meditation sessions will leave you feeling rejuvenated, grounded, yet lighter as you let go of thoughts and beliefs that do not serve your highest good. Retreat includes daily yoga, Qi Gong, and meditation; percussion performance, accommodation, meals, and the use of Shanti's amenities. See website for more details!
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Aug 29th to Aug 31st
Labour Day Long Weekend Retreat - Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Manu
Shanti welcomes back a very gifted yoga teacher, Manu Mougenot. This weekend will nourish your body, mind and spirit with 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. The weekend has the option of either a 3 or 4 day stay and allows for plenty of time to enjoy the beauty of the summer season; hang-out in a hammock, relax waterside, swim in Brown's Bay, canoe or kayak. All scheduled activities are optional. The weekend is suitable for all levels.
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Sep 5th to Sep 7th
Silent Spiritual Heart Meditation and 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 12th to Sep 14th
A Women's Weekend of Yoga, Tantric Teachings and Mystical Dance with Monika Nataraj
Dive deep into your feminine essence through an inspired weekend of chakra yoga, tantric practices for women and creative dance to awaken you inner goddess. Monika returns for her 6th consecutive season at Shanti Retreat to offer these transformational techniques. This women's gathering is always full of fun, rejuvenation, magic and sisterhood. There is also the option to extend your experience until Monday the 15th. Retreat includes accommodation, meals, yoga, workshops and the use of Shanti's amenities.
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Sep 19th to Sep 21st
Recharge and Restore Fall Yoga Retreat with David Good
Join us for this special fall retreat to get reconnected with your true self. Surround yourself with nature on Wolfe Island and get ready to leave the stresses of city life behind, recharge and restore yourself.You don’t have to be flexible to do yoga, you just have to be willing to shake the dust off and see what happens. You will discover yoga is actually fun, inclusive, and accessible to every level, as a result you might discover a new way of thinking about your life. Retreat includes daily yoga and meditation with David (morning flow, afternoon Hatha and evening restorative), 5 delicious meals, accommodation and use of Shanti's amenities.See you on the mat. - David
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Sep 25th to Sep 28th
Radiant Joy Yoga Retreat with Jacquelyn O'Brien
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Oct 3rd to Oct 5th
Relax, Refresh and Unwind - A Weekend of Restorative Yoga with Hali Schwartz
Nurture your body with a weekend of restorative hatha yoga with a highly gifted and fun loving instructor, Hali Schwartz. Restorative hatha yoga is very conducive to allowing a sense of peace and ease to unfold in your being. The teachings Hali will share with you 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. Rate: $350pp for 3 or 4 share and $375pp for 2 share. Please add 13% HST.
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Oct 10th to Oct 12th
Shanti Yoga Retreat Thanksgiving Weekend with Darin and Wendy
Join us for an autumn retreat on Wolfe Island. Savour the beauty of the 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 evening gatherings to contemplate Gratitude. What are we grateful for 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".
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Oct 17th to Oct 19th
Yoga Retreat with Kellie & Brendon
Join Kellie Dearman and Brendon Abram for a weekend of yoga, relaxation and restoration! We invite new and practiced students to attend this glorious Fall getaway. Yoga classes will range from gentle to slightly challenging, but all students will be encouraged to work to their own ability, learning to be aware of their own strengths and weaknesses, 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. Please see more info doc for all the details.
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Oct 24th to Oct 26th
Autumn Retreat with Dallas from Studio 330
So nice she's doing it twice: join dallas for studio330's second Shanti retreat of 2014 on Wolfe Island this October. The autumn colours will be crimson and vibrant, and the crisp air always smells of possibility and change. It's a magical time to be at Shanti, where you'll partake in yoga classes that give you the perfect, well-rounded practice - dallas will deliver a strengthening flow and wind it down with decadent deep holds and restorative postures until you're in Savasana with the breeze off the lake flowing over you. Classes are followed by lush vegetarian meals - it's a wonderful time to eat local when harvest is robust! Register: Cost is $400 (HST) included. Pre-registration is required. Connect with dallas at info@studio330.ca. A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot in this retreat. final payment is due October 10th, 2014. After October 14th there are no refunds or credits granted for cancellations.
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Oct 24th to Oct 26th
Meet the Goddess within with Latika Pierrette Claude
Enjoy a week-end practice of Yin and Yang yoga and reconnect with your body in a gentle fashion. Then, let the Goddess of Yoga unlock the potential of your feminine, Shakti, energy: both men and women can benefit from the healing and empowering Goddess’ energy. Find the Goddess alive within you and petition one of her many forms for inspiration and guidance. Latika will help you unlock the mysterious powers and qualities of these forms. Discover which one you resonate with. Take home strength and inspiration for potential life changes. Cost of the retreat$335.00 or $360.00 + HST. To reserve please contact Latika at latikayoga@hotmail.com
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Oct 31st to Nov 2nd
Yoga for Self Healing with Abby
You are your own best healer. In this weekend retreat, Yoga teacher and Yoga Therapist Abby Blythe will guide you through an exploration of your perfect, wonderful body (and help you change your attitude to make you see it as such!) You will learn how your yoga practice can help you to create: Proper Breathing; Healthy Digestion; Cardiovascular Health; Increased Vitality; and Regeneration for Healthy Aging. Come discover the therapeutic benefits of yoga and how to make it part of your daily life.
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Nov 7th to Nov 9th
“MoonDance Retreat – Yoga, Expressive Arts and Journey Dance” with Nicole and Diane
This November, create more magic in your life. Dance, create, practise yoga, and celebrate the full moon. Release the old, and allow your radiant beauty and joy to shine through. Imagine a weekend of respect, friendship, validation and fun experienced through Expressive Arts, JourneyDance tm and Hatha Yoga. Make space to connect to your divine feminine, and to take care of yourself before the winter holidays! Come celebrate the magic of life in a supportive and nurturing environment.
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Nov 14th to Nov 16th
Restorative Yoga Retreat with Danika: Balancing the elements within
The holistic principles of yoga, ayurveda, and astrology teach that the universe and each of us – is composed of five subtle elements: earth, water, fire, air, and space. Understanding these elements and their interactions helps us regain and maintain health, balance, and vitality. In this rejuvenating and restorative yoga retreat, we explore and experience the joy of these subtle energies within us. Through asana, meditation, and discussion, we restore ourselves with a focus on breath awareness, easy movement, and gentle postures supported by props (blocks, blankets, and bolsters), which encourage opening and release. Retreat includes: four restorative yoga classes, five wholesome and delicious meals, accommodation, time to reflect, connect and enjoy Shanti’s amenities. Shared rate: $350 + HST; semi-private rate $375+ HST
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Nov 21st to Nov 23rd
Shanti Yoga Retreat with Darin and Wendy
Join Darin and Wendy for their last retreat of the 2014 season. Give yourself the gift of going within; curl up fireside with a cup of herbal tea and an inspiring book. Be nurtured and nourished with yoga, meditation, invigorating silent morning walks, evening gatherings and delicious, seasonal vegetarian cuisine.
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Nov 28th to Nov 30th
Fall Restorative Yoga Retreat with Andrea Robertson
Join Andrea Robertson at Shanti Retreat on Wolfe Island to enjoy one of the last weekends of the fall season before the craze of the Holiday Season. Give yourself the gift of nurture. Come to deepen your practice, give yourself time to connect within. Curl up by the fire inside Shanti with a cup of herbal tea and an inspiring book. Get nourished with yoga, meditation, pranayama, a thai massage, an infrared sauna session, and seasonal vegetarian cuisine. Retreat includes Accommodation (2 nights), Vegetarian meals, Yoga Classes & Meditation, Outdoor Fitness Session, Wellness Workshop, Infrared Sauna session. Shared rate: $425; semi-private $475.
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2015 RETREATS

May 8th to May 10th
Mother's Day Weekend Yoga Retreat with Mona Warner
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May 15th to May 18th
May Long Weekend Yoga Retreat with Darin, Wendy and Special Guest
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May 29th to May 31st
Yoga Retreat with Ichih Wang
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Jun 5th to Jun 7th
Yogini Yoga- Heal & Transform with Megan Campbell
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Jun 11th to Jun 14th
ParaYoga Retreat with Loren Crawford
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Jun 26th to Jun 30th
Hoop Yoga & Dance Movement Retreat
The Thrive festival presents Hoop Yoga & Dance Movement Retreat with Shakti Sunfire and Jocelyn Gordon.
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Jun 30th to Jul 2nd
Mid-Week Canada Day Retreat with Darin & Wendy
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Jul 2nd to Jul 5th
Yoga Retreat with Dallas
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Jul 17th to Jul 19th
Shanti Yoga Retreat with Darin & Wendy & Conscious Cooking with RHN Lacey
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Jul 31st to Aug 3rd
2nd Annual Wolfe Island Bhakti & Yoga Celebration
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Oct 9th to Oct 11th
Thanksgiving Yoga Retreat with Darin & Wendy
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Nov 6th to Nov 8th
Yogini Yoga- Heal & Transform with Megan Campbell
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