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Retreat Lineup

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2014 RETREATS

Apr 18th to Apr 20th
Easter Getaway - A Weekend of Restoration & Yoga Nidra with Mona Warner
Join Mona Warner for a weekend of deep healing and conscious restoration of the body-mind, through the ancient tantric meditation practice of Yoga Nidra ~ also known as the "sleep of integration." Most of us are busy, tense, or both. We live in a world that is moving faster and faster... A world that is asking more from us on so many levels. All of the demands create a dispersion of energy (busy) and as a result our bodies accrue tension on the physical, mental and emotional levels. Yoga Nidra is a practice that helps us refill our energetic well in a gentle, mindful and restorative way. This enables us to heal ourselves from the inside out as we release the accumulated tensions from our being. All we need to do is get comfortable and listen to the guided meditation – it really is that simple! Retreat includes 2 morning hatha yoga classes and 2 evening restorative yoga/yoga nidra classes, 5 delicious meals, infrared sauna session. Rate: Shared accommodation $350 + HST; Semi-private accommodation $375 + HST
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Apr 22nd
Celebrate Earth Day at Shanti Retreat
Join us for an evening of dining and candle light yoga in celebration of Earth Day. Connect with the 4 elements during our 4 course “EARTH-AIR-WATER-FIRE” vegetarian buffet which includes soup, salad, main course and dessert served with coffee and tea. Afterward, relax and unwind with a candle light yoga class in the yurt which will leave you feeling grounded, balanced and connected. Arrival is after 4pm, 6:00 dinner, 8:00 yoga, 9:30 pm ferry departure. Rate: $55 + HST.
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Apr 25th to Apr 28th
Relax and Restore: Slow Yoga and Qigong with Kripalu Teachers Ken Nelson and Lesli Lang
This retreat has the option of a 3 or 4 day stay. Ken Nelson, PhD, is dedicated to transforming the ways we serve and lead through yoga-inspired experiential learning. A leader in mind-body practices, he teaches the healing arts of yoga, meditation, and bodywork. Lesli Lang has a background in theater and performing arts, and two decades of experience assisting Fortune 500 executives to communicate their message more effectively. Drawing on a lifetime of yoga, self-inquiry, and meditation, she enjoys supporting people in their quest for authenticity, freedom, and full expression. Lesli leads workshops and retreats worldwide. Please see more information document below for all details.
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May 2nd to May 4th
Port Perry Flowyoga Retreat with Maria Carr
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May 9th to May 11th
Women's Wellness Retreat with Andrea Robertson
A Mother’s Day weekend to celebrate the beauty and strength of women! Invite your sisters, mothers, daughters or friends for this empowering and enriching retreat! Join Andrea Robertson, RYT 200 and Personal Trainer for a fun, life-changing weekend that includes accommodations, outstanding meals, 4 yoga classes, meditation, outdoor fitness session, Women's Wellness Workshop, sauna and more!
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May 11th
Celebrate Mother's Day at Shanti
Join us for a Mother’s Day Getaway on beautiful Wolfe Island! Spend quality time with friends and family relaxing waterside, taking in the view of the St-Lawrence River from our lounge, going for a walk or bike ride, enjoying the infra-red sauna, taking an afternoon yoga class and savoring a 4 course vegetarian dinner buffet highlighting the flavors of spring. Buffet includes soup, salad, main course and dessert served with coffee and tea. Arrival is any time after 2 pm, yoga 4:30, dinner 6:30, departure 8 or 9 pm ferry. Rate is $55 + HST. Infra red sauna is $15/session for 2-3 people.
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May 16th to May 19th
1st Annual Wolfe Island Yoga & Bhakti Festival
Come together this May long weekend and celebrate the call of the heart at the 1st annual Wolfe Island Yoga & Bhakti Festival featuring David Newman (Durga Das), Brenda McMorrow, Adam Bauer, John de Kadt, Lea Longo and Lana Sugarman. All inclusive package includes accommodation, yoga, delicious vegetarian meals, Kirtan performances & workshop with David Newman - "Self Love, Self Inquiry, Self Less", as well as the use of Shanti’s amenities. Please see "more information" for accommodation options, rates, artist bios and weekend schedule.
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May 22nd to May 25th
Spirit Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Marla Ericksen
Seducing Spirit Yoga and Meditation retreat. Seduce your spirit through silence with Marla Ericksen. Marla is always thinking of ways to stretch and strengthen your body, calm your mind and open your heart! There are many opportunities to support your quests at living a more vital, healthy and inspired life. Includes 3 nights accommodations, scrumptious meals, yoga, meditation, infrared sauna session, and rest. All-inclusive package.Rate: $549+HST
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May 30th to Jun 1st
Yoga Retreat with Ichih Wang
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Jun 1st to Jun 4th
3-day Advanced Teacher Training with Ame Wren
A unique retreat specifically for Yoga Teacher's, leaving you rejuvenated, full of new knowledge and ready to teach! Join senior teacher Ame Wren for three days of exploration into teaching, practice, purpose and potential. Each day will consist of a two-hour morning practice with a focus on intelligent and informed sequencing, potent adjustments and intentional alignment instruction. At the end of each practice, Ame will open the floor to discussion about the development of the class, why each pose/assist was taught when and how to up and down-level the class to suit the needs of particular students. In the afternoon Ame will be offering workshops on a variety of topics including: composing an intelligently themed sequence, creating a structural blueprint for vinyasa classes and adjusting/cueing in a way that aids your sequence and generates clarity. Ame will detail the benefits of “postural” sequencing: systematically opening the body towards a pivotal pose or set of poses. She will also discuss the benefits of teaching a specific structure that you develop over time, and how structure actually allows for more freedom in teaching and studentship. Other topics for discussion will include families of sequential postures, complimentary and counter postures, the energetic waves of postures, suitable variations to meet the needs of your student body and how to incorporate more than just asana into your classes. This training is well suited to currently working teachers, or recent graduates from 200 hour YTT. Please come with basic anatomy knowledge, any and all questions and an open mind. For more information on this retreat click on the website icon. To learn more about Ame Wren, visit her website www.amewren.com
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Jun 6th to Jun 8th
Yogini Yoga: Heal & Transform with Megan Campbell
Join Megan and special guests for a weekend focused on empowering, healing, and transformation of your Self through Yoga, meditation, nutrition, journaling and of course discussion.
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Jun 12th to Jun 15th
Awareness, Recognition and Change: A ParaYoga Retreat with Loren Crawford
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Jun 19th to Jun 22nd
Sunshine Yoga Retreat with Tamika & Carolyn
Join us as we connect with the energy of the summer sun and feel it charge our bodies, minds and hearts. Translated from Latin, Solstice means “Sun Stands Still”. For several days before and after summer solstice, the sun’s noontime elevation is so high that it appears to stand still in the sky. Our weekend celebrates this transitional time of year with the practice of yoga, meditation, relaxation and connection to the fire energy in our own nature. Package Includes: 3 nights Accommodation (twin-share and 4-share), 6 delicious Vegetarian meals, 6 all-levels Cross-disciplinary yoga classes, Mudra and Meditation classes, Silent morning walks on scenic paths, Plenty of free time for rest, swimming, reading, connecting or exploring area attractions. Rate $555+ HST
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Jun 27th to Jun 29th
Yoga Retreat with Mark & Sandy
Join Mark and Sandy for a weekend getaway. Retreat includes accommodation, all vegetarian meals, 4 led classes, and infrared sauna session and use of Shanti's amenities (canoe, kayak, swimming). Rate: $500 private, $450 semi-private, $425 shared room. All prices included HST.
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Jun 30th to Jul 2nd
Canada Day Mid-Week Summer Retreat with Darin and Wendy & optional Vegetarian Cooking Class
Join Darin and Wendy for this mid-week summer getaway and enjoy the beauty of the season; hang-out in a hammock, lounge waterside in a Muskoka chair, go for a dip in beautiful Brown's Bay and play on the water trampoline. This retreat includes the regular Shanti Yoga Retreat offerings; yoga, meditation, silent morning walks, informal evening gatherings and delicious local, seasonal vegetarian food. Guest can also choose to take part in a 3 hour vegetarian cooking class with Shanti's R.H.N, Lacey Budge. Learn the secrets behind the Shanti cookbook and delicious cuisine!
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Jul 4th to Jul 6th
Yoga Retreat with Dallas
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Jul 6th to Jul 11th
5 Day Mid-Week Akhanda (Holistic) Yoga Retreat
Enjoy 5 nights/days at beautiful Shanti Retreat enjoying holistic yoga classes and intimate teachings with Yogi Vishvketu. You will learn and share in the company of fellow yogis/inis with space also for summer fun, quiet reflection and diverse practices including: asana, pranayama, mantra, meditation, relaxation and silence. There will be two holistic yoga classes a day, a mid-day lecture, three evening programs and access to Shanti's amenities, including the Infrared sauna. Rate: $750 + HST (per person for shared accommodation in a room with 3 or 4 beds; $775 + HST (per person for a semi-private room for 2).
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Jul 11th to Jul 13th
Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Paula Marin
Join Paula this summer for a 3 day yoga and meditation retreat. Weekend includes restorative, ashtanga and vinyasa yoga, meditation, delicious local and seasonal vegetarian cuisine, full moon gathering, Chaga mushroom tea time, free time for swimming, hammocks, canoeing, walking, etc. For rates and accommodation styles please see the more information poster or contact Paula by email.
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Jul 18th to Jul 20th
Shanti Yoga Retreat & Conscious Cooking with Darin, Wendy and Lacey
This summer retreat will offer the program of a regularly scheduled Shanti Yoga Retreat and also include a workshop on Conscious Cooking with Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Lacey Budge. Lacey will teach you what you need to know about becoming a conscious cook in your own kitchen. Guests of this weekend can attend an afternoon food demo and learn more about integrating raw foods, sprouting and the benefits of superfoods. Lacey will also offer an evening workshop which will include topics such as food combining, the ultimate pantry, incorporating whole foods, gluten free alternatives, transitioning to a plant based diet and much more.
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Jul 21st to Jul 24th
WordWorks Literacy Course with Pete Bowers
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Jul 25th to Jul 27th
Enliven Your Spirit: Weekend of Body and Balance with Andrea Robertson
A 3 or 4 day retreat leaving you feeling enlivened! Take a break from your norm and enjoy a summer retreat joining Andrea Robertson, 200 RYT and Personal Trainer for an active few days of Yoga, Outdoor Bootcamps, Swimming, Water-Trampolining, Canoeing, Kayaking, healthy healing food, accommodations and more!! Please visit website for accommodation styles, rates and to register.
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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 Sep 1st
Labour Day Long Weekend Retreat - Yoga and Yoga Nidra with Manu
Shanti is pleased to welcome back, for the 6th season, dedicated practitioner and gifted yoga teacher Manu Mougenot. You won't want to miss this wonderful opportunity to retreat with him. The weekend has the option of either a 3 or 4 day stay. Nurture and 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. In addition, you will learn how to increase your awareness in your dreams and life in general. The weekend is suitable for all levels.
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Sep 5th to Sep 7th
Silent Heart Meditation and Gentle Yoga Retreat with Manu
Shanti is once again delighted to welcome back dear friend, and gifted guest instructor, Manu, for an exceptional retreat offering. 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
Women's Retreat - A Weekend of Yoga, Tantric Teachings and Mystical Dance with Monika Nataraj
Dive deep into your feminine 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
I am delighted to once again have the opportunity to host a weekend retreat at the lovely Shanti Retreat center. It is with great excitement that I will be offering a weekend of restorative hatha yoga and teachings on yoga philosophy. Throughout the retreat we will have a chance to see how these two supposedly divergent aspects of yoga are really one and the same. While restorative hatha yoga uses our connection to the physical system to achieve that sense of peace and ease that we all require, the yoga scriptures show us that peace is already our inner nature and what we have to practice is the remembrance of it. This unique weekend retreat will offer all participants the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of yoga while allowing ample time to relax, refresh and unwind. 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
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Oct 24th to Oct 26th
Meet the Goddess within you with Latika Pierrette Claude
Come and explore the very rich world of the Hindu female deities with lectures, yoga classes and meditation. Find which deity you would like to identify with, which one fulfils your heart’s longing or which is the one you would like to petition for help. Latika will be your guide through it all: the Yin and Yang yoga connecting you in a gentle fashion with your body, the meditation with your mind and the lectures with these mysterious deities/guides. 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 even a basic yoga practice can help you to create: Proper Breathing; Healthy Digestion; Cardiovascular Health; Increased Vitality; and Regeneration for Healthy Aging.
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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
Available for Group Rental


2015 RETREATS

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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