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Retreat Lineup

Namaste! Shanti is currently closed for the winter months. We look forward to welcoming you to Wolfe Island in April. Please see the full Retreat Lineup below, for a complete description of the 2018 offerings.
For any questions, or to make a booking, please contact us by email at info@shantiretreat.ca
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Joy of Being 10 day Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Goa, India with Darin and Wendy 
February 4th – 13th, 2019

The first India retreat was such a Joy – it’s being offered again! Join us as we journey to the mystical land of Goa, India, nestled on the coast of the Arabian Sea. Nurture and nourish your body, mind and soul in a community of kindred spirits, while enjoying sun, sand and sea all in the exotic setting of mother India – the birthplace of yoga… keep reading


2018 RETREATS

Apr 6th to Apr 8th
A Weekend of Flow, Yin & Chant with Lana Sugarman
Join Lana Sugarman for a spring renewal retreat which will nourish mind, body and spirit. Enjoy daily meditation, a morning active yoga practice (Jivamukti Flow), as well as afternoon yin yoga. Saturday evening, Lana will share her passion and gift for kirtan. Guests will have the opportunity to participate in chanting devotional mantras or simply be present to receive. Much like asana practice gets us out of our heads and into the body, kirtan gets us into our voices, and into the body with the vibrations we create. It’s a beautiful thing to let go of feeling self-conscious when singing with others and allow your voice to blend with the group. The weekend also includes ample free time to relax, take a walk in nature or enjoy an infrared sauna session. Please see the More Information document below for rates, schedule and details. Please contact Shanti Retreat to make a booking, or for any questions.
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Apr 13th to Apr 15th
Shanti's Spring Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Wendy & Darin
Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for their first retreat of the 2018 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 more information about this retreat or to make a reservation please see the More Information document below.
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Apr 19th to Apr 22nd
Yoga of the Unseen: Breath, Bandha, and Asana Energetics with Pat Harada Linfoot and YuMee Chung
The influence of yoga reaches far beyond the physical body. It transforms lives from the inside out, making it a radical tool for healing, self-actualization, and social change. Escape to Wolfe Island with Pat and YuMee for a unique four-day yoga retreat that spotlights subtle and profound aspects of yoga that are rarely covered in-depth during led asana classes. Take the time to do a deep dive into traditional subtle-body practices and modern insights into the human nervous system that can catalyze a new relationship to your practice, easing you through ruts and practice plateaus and illuminating the path ahead. Our tools will include dynamic asana, contemplative movement, self-massage, breath-work, sound therapy, visualization, meditation, mantra, and yoga philosophy.
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Apr 27th to Apr 29th
Yin Yoga Retreat with Angela Jervis-Read
Time for some spring cleaning! Join Angela Jervis-Read and 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. Over the weekend we will manipulate the flow of energy through asana, acupressure, pranayama and intention. The spectrum of our emotions also reside in our meridian network. One can expect a shift not only in body but also in one’s emotional landscape. Create space in body, mind and heart and leave this retreat feeling whole again. Please see the More Information document below for rates, schedule and details. Please contact Shanti Retreat to make a booking, or for any questions.
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May 4th to May 6th
Port Perry Flowyoga with Maria Carr
On May 4th, 5th & 6th 2018 you are invited to create space, connect, breathe deeply, deepen your yoga practice and unwind in a secluded yoga retreat near Kingston, Ontario. The guest rooms are located in a century inn and waterside cabins, offering shared accommodation with ensuite bathrooms. Guests can practice yoga and meditation in the 800 square foot outdoor yurt and savour the relaxing and detoxifying effects of the infrared sauna. Connect with nature and hang out in a hammock, spend time under the Balinese hut or choose your favorite spot to retreat along this secluded shoreline. Enjoy delicious vegetarian meals on the beautiful waterfront patio or in the cozy comfort of the indoor dining area. And of course, enjoy the classes and activities we have planned specifically for our weekend retreat.
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May 11th to May 13th
Ayurveda, Yoga & Self Care: A Retreat Weekend with Mona Warner
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 levels of our being so we can be fully present, centered, and engaged in our lives. Our weekend together has many wonderful options for you to enjoy. We will share delicious vegetarian meals prepared with love. There are scheduled classes and activities, as well as free time for you to do what you need for yourself. 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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May 18th to May 21st
Shanti's May Long Weekend Retreat with Wendy & Darin
Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for this May long weekend retreat. Relax, refresh and unwind - 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 meditation, 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. 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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May 24th to May 27th
RENEW • RECONNECT • RETREAT with Nigel Walker + Leah Brathwaite
Join us for an incredible long weekend of yoga, meditation, nourishing food and deep inner transformation.This retreat will help you renew and ignite your innate sense of power and purpose while offering you tools to strengthen and grow that connection as your life evolves. Leave feeling connected, recharged and rejuvenated. See website link below for what's included, rates, registration and more!
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May 31st to Jun 3rd
Holistic Healing Weekend Getaway with Roxanne Joly and Guest Nathalie Chartier
This 4 day retreat will allow you to let go of your busy and often stressful schedules. During this weekend Retreat, Roxanne will share the teachings of Yoga, Tantra, Ayurveda, mantra and meditation as well as guide you through 3 shamanic healing ceremonies. You can also participate in evening and afternoon holistic healing workshops. Retreat includes accommodation, all levels yoga classes with meditation, delicious vegetarian cuisine, an infrared sauna session and free time to enjoy the kayaks, canoes, swimming dock, water trampoline, hang out relaxing in a hammock or enjoy a beautiful walk. Nathalie, founder of Chartier Physiotherapie (chartierphysio.ca) has a wealth of knowledge and Roxanne is excited to have her join the retreat to share more about the body’s inner workings and provide tools to help manage and release stress and add self care to our everyday life. For full details, rates and schedule, please see the more information document below and website link.
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Jun 4th to Jun 6th
Yoga Retreat with Bettina Braj
This is a closed retreat.


Jun 8th to Jun 10th
Ascension Yoga Retreat with Helen Slade and Wineke Engelage
ASCENSION YOGA RETREAT - Ascending Fear & Integrating Love. We are all evolving whether you experience this journey in a spiritually 'conscious-awake' state or 'unconscious/asleep' state. Together we will celebrate and remember that we are divine aspects of the universe. We begin to remember that each soul enters this existence with an essential gift to assist in the evolution of our earth collective. This weekend retreat is designed to awaken your underlying intelligence through natural healing methods. Ascend dense energetic holding patterns by (re)activating our lighter frequencies. These 'lighter' activation techniques are stimulated through sacred practices; fundamentally through healing yoga & meditation, primal movement and healing sound therapy. Please see the website link below for weekend schedule, and rates.
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Jun 11th to Jun 14th
Shanti's June Mid-Week Yoga, Meditation & Culinary Retreat with Darin and Wendy
Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for this 4 day June mid-week retreat along with the option to experience a vegetarian cooking class with Registered Holistic Culinary Nutritionist, Lacey Budge. Summer is almost here, and it's a wonderful time to enjoy all that Shanti has to offer! Hang out in a hammock, enjoy the views from a waterside chair, walk the labyrinth and enjoy the beauty of our natural surroundings. Give yourself the gift of retreating, and the opportunity to anchor in your natural state of Presence. Retreat offerings include gentle hatha, slow flow and restorative yoga, guided meditation, yoga nidra, and delicious, lovingly prepared vegetarian meals. On Tuesday, you can spend the afternoon behind the scenes in the Shanti kitchen and take part in a 3 hour hands on vegetarian cooking class. Prepare a delicious meal with love and consciousness featuring local, seasonal and organic veggies. Please see the More Information document below for rates, schedule and details. If interested, please inquire about camping options. Contact Shanti to make a booking, or for any questions.
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Jun 15th to Jun 17th
Yogini Yoga: Heal + Transform Weekend For Women
Join Megan Campbell & the Yogini Yoga Tribe at the beautiful Shanti Retreat center on Wolfe Island for a weekend of embracing feminine energy, nourishing food, movement medicine, meditation, connection, journaling, and discussion. All levels welcome. See website link below for more info and to register.
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Jun 18th to Jun 20th
Kundalini Yoga & Mala Making Retreat with Lynn Clyde
Join Lynn Clyde (Manmeet Kaur) for a 3-day mid-week kundalini yoga and mala making retreat. This all-levels retreat includes 3 yoga classes, a mala workshop, morning sadhana (yoga/meditation/mantra), gong or crystal bowl baths, a mala meditation, nutritious vegetarian meals and an infrared sauna session. Kundalini yoga incorporates asana (postures), pranayama (breath work), mudra (hand gestures) and mantra. These transformational ancient teachings, kept secret for thousands of years, build physical vitality and increase consciousness. The kriyas work on strengthening the nervous system, balancing the glandular system, purifying the body and calming the mind. Lynn has been practicing Kundalini yoga for over 10 years, and completed her 220 hour KRI Teacher Training with Gurmukh Kaur Khalsa in Rishikesh, India. At this retreat you will create your own one-of- a-kind traditional mala (prayer bead necklace) with 108 semi-precious gemstones, silk cord/tassel and Swarovski crystal guru bead. All materials included in cost of retreat.
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Jun 21st to Jun 24th
Shanti Weekend Retreat with Mark and Sandy
Mark and Sandy have studied, practiced, and taught yoga together for several years. This is their 8th annual retreat! They both believe in creating a comfortable environment where students are encouraged to practice at their own level. They bring a wide variety of experience to this retreat and will accommodate students at all levels of practice.
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Jun 25th to Jun 27th
Yoga for Balanced Living with Abby Blythe
You are your own best healer. Join Abby Blythe, a gifted yoga instructor and yoga therapist, for an introduction to the vast benefits of yoga and how to deepen an existing practice. You will be gently guided through yoga classes to better understand how a daily practice can support proper breathing, healthy digestion,cardiovascular health, increased vitality, regeneration for healthy aging and an overall sense of well being. On Saturday night Abby will share her love of kirtan {call and response chanting}. Guests repeatedly share that it is such a treat to experience and bask in the energy of singing, or just listening to, sacred Indian mantras with Abby. Celebrate the arrival of summer and all nature has to offer! Please see more information below for full details. Contact Shanti Retreat by phone or email to register.
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Jun 29th to Jul 2nd
Shanti's Canada Day Long Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Darin and Wendy
Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for this 4 day Canada Day long weekend retreat. Celebrate the glory of summer here on beautiful Wolfe Island. Retreat offerings include gentle hatha, slow flow and restorative yoga, guided meditation, yoga nidra, and delicious, lovingly prepared vegetarian meals. Enjoy the sun, a dip in the Bay, and cultivating the practice of simply Being. From the Shanti docks we can take in Kingston's fireworks and spend time with kindred spirits around the bonfire (weather permitting)! All activities are optional - it's your Retreat! Please see the More Information document below for rates, schedule and details. There is also a camping option. Contact Shanti Retreat to make a booking, or for any questions.
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Jul 2nd to Jul 4th
Canada Day Mid-Week Retreat with Jaffer
Join Jaffer at Wolfe Islands Shanti Retreat in beautiful Kingston, Ontario. Whether you are tired and wired, lost and searching for connection, need a break from the grind or simply want an affordable vacation - whatever your reason, this retreat will fill you up and leave you recharged and rejuvenated. You may never want to leave! Please see the website link below for more details.
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Jul 5th to Jul 8th
Annual Summer Retreat with dallas delahunt
Join dallas delahunt for her annual 4 day July retreat here at Shanti Retreat Centre. Find yourself nourished through 8 yoga practices, delicious vegetarian cuisine, summer amenities, and water-side accommodation. Shape your own experience by exploring the beauty of Wolfe Island, swimming in the lake, walking the Labyrinth, or spend your time between classes in one of the many hammocks on the property. This retreat is for everybody and every body! Full $600+hst payment is required to secure your spot. Cancellation policy: full refund available if your spot can be filled, or $500 if not. No refunds or transfers after June 15th, 2018. Email dallas.delahunt@gmail.com and register today.
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Jul 9th to Jul 12th
Restorative Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Leslie Buback
Join Leslie for her fourth annual mid-week retreat at Shanti! Leslie's renowned retreats are designed to inspire and deeply nourish you physically and emotionally. Come get away this summer to completely de-stress with restorative yoga; to a place of beauty and serenity where you have the space and time to turn your attention inward, to be gently and expertly guided in developing your yoga and mediation practice. Leslie's retreats are for everyone at any level, and include yoga, meditation and pranayama practices, inspiring and practical lectures and workshops on yoga philosophy and restorative yoga, as well as her signature small group restorative yoga with massage classes. Book early to avoid disappointment - Leslie's retreats fill up quickly!
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Jul 13th to Jul 15th
Prana Shanti Teacher Training
This is a closed retreat.


Jul 16th to Jul 19th
Relax, Rejuvenate, Revive
Join long-time teaching partners Kellie Dearman and Brendon Abram for some deep rest and restoration during this 4-day Monday-Thursday mid-summer yoga retreat. There is always magic at Shanti, and even more magic when you commit to four days of deepening your yoga practice, learning or developing your meditation skills, and just taking enough to to really settle into your spiritual and self-care practices. This retreat is appropriate for all ages and skill levels, but particularly for those who enjoy slow, mindful movement….and for anyone ready to commit to extra down-time, at one of the world’s most glorious yoga retreats. Reiki master Alex McLeish will also be with us for optional reiki sessions during this retreat. When it’s time to head home, you’ll leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and restored!
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Jul 19th to Jul 22nd
Mid- Summer Vitalizing Retreat with Andrea Robertson
Everybody needs a little time away. Escape daily routines and other 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 Vitalize Yoga Retreat July 19th-22nd 2018 for the perfect combination of relaxation, restoring and energizing weekend.
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Jul 23rd to Jul 26th
Awakening Devotion & Heart Wisdom: Kirtan, Yoga & Inspired Teachings with Brenda McMorrow
Join Brenda McMorrow for a very special mid-week retreat sharing nourishing practices that encourage our true beings to shine! We will deepen into what we truly are beyond our everyday thoughts and ideas through: guided meditations; reflective dyad self-inquiry exercises; healing mantra practices and joyful Kirtan (call and response) singing; body and soul awakening Yoga asana; and enlivening group sharing and teachings inspired by the Bhakti (Devotion) and Jnana (Wisdom) Yoga traditions. Through this unique blend of experiences you will be supported in resting back and awakening into your heart- the place where deep peace, wisdom and true Being reside. Please see more information document for schedule, rates, and what's included. Contact Shanti Retreat by phone or email to register.
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Jul 27th to Jul 29th
Closed Retreat


Jul 30th to Aug 1st
Honouring the Self: A Yoga, Meditation and Self-Care Retreat
What fills your cup? What feeds your soul? What makes you smile? We live in a culture where we are constantly on the go and so much is demanded from us. What if we were to slow down, breathe and check in? What if we valued taking care of ourselves as much as we do others? Join Stella Artuso, Yoga & Meditation teacher, on a journey of self-discovery and self-care. You will be guided through mindful yoga practices, meditations aligned with daily affirmations, reflective journaling sessions, mauna (silence), a nature walk and other self-care rituals leaving you feeling centered, intune and replenished. Additionally, an inspiring workshop will be led by Lacey Budge, a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and Yoga Instructor, exploring simple and nourishing holistic self-care practices to balance all layers of your being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. This is Stella’s second offering at Shanti Retreat. It is the ideal sanctuary for this gift to yourself; offering a naturally serene space for relaxation, rejuvenation, and soul­ nourishing vegetarian meals. "Your self-love is a medicine for the earth" Yung Pueblo
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Aug 2nd to Aug 6th
Shanti’s 5 Day August Long Weekend Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Darin & Wendy
Join Darin and Wendy for five delicious days on Wolfe Island in the energy field of a retreat! Enjoy the beauty and wonderment of Shanti and its spectacular setting in August. Immerse yourself in five days filled with yoga, meditation, delicious vegetarian cuisine, connecting with kindred spirits, and plenty of free time to spend savoring the beauty and Presence that surrounds us, and that which lies within. Retreat offerings include gentle hatha, slow flow and restorative yoga, guided meditation, and yoga nidra. On Saturday evening, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy a special kirtan (devotional call and response chanting) and crystal bowl sound bath offered by Francoise Shantdeep Roy. Her gentle presence, and soulful chants draw participants into an experience of allowing the soul to radiate its natural joy and divinity. On Sunday afternoon, join Lacey Budge for a moving meditation practice that will enliven your spirit and invite you to dance in freedom. Please see the More Information document below for rates, schedule and details. Contact Shanti Retreat to make a booking, or for any questions. We look forward to welcoming you and sharing this unique offering together.
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Aug 9th to Aug 12th
Summer Retreat: Nourish & Ritualize with Kathryn Flynn
Join Kathryn Anne Flynn for a retreat to nourish + ritualize your self-care routine, helping you create space for wellness and restoration. It's an all-levels yoga experience that combines all-levels yoga, with slower flows, gentle, yin and restorative yoga practices, gorgeous hyper-local meals that are lovingly prepared, treats, and a healing atmosphere. We’re going to create a special time together; you’ll leave feeling fresh and rested. Download the more information document to see the details, or visit Kathryn’s website link below.
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Aug 13th to Aug 16th
Mid-Week Retreat with Octopus Garden


Aug 17th to Aug 19th
Soothe The Soul Retreat with Sabrina & Barb
SOOTHE YOUR SOUL. Join Sabrina & Barb at Shanti Retreat on Wolfe Island August 17 - 19, 2018. A weekend to nourish with yoga, meditation, delicious whole foods and so much more. Discover the power to heal, grow and de-stress to soothe the soul. Sabrina is a certified Holistic and Culinary Nutritionist, Yoga Instructor and Reiki II practitioner. Barb is a certified Holistic and Culinary Nutritionist, Yoga Instructor and Naturopathic Medical Intern. 'SOOTHE YOUR SOUL' Weekend Includes: 5 amazing yoga classes (all levels), 1 essential oils class, 1 nutrition class, 5 vegetarian meals (2 dinners, 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 brunch) morning coffee, all day tea bar, and full use of the facility (including yoga spaces, common areas and amenities: canoe, kayaks, water trampoline, swimming dock, wifi, meditation garden, labyrinth, bonfire and infra-red sauna). See Website link for rates, schedule and to register.
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Aug 20th to Aug 23rd
Shanti's 4 Day Silent Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Darin & Wendy
Give yourself the gift of retreating in silence and join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for 4 days of diving within. This offering is an opportunity to go beyond the mental chatter of the mind and connect with the Stillness – the Presence – that lies at the level of our Spiritual Heart. Silent Retreats are a beautiful practice of mental hygiene; cleansing the subconscious mind. The practice of shifting attention from the mind to the Stillness of the heart brings depth - connecting us with the sacred dimension of our being, and anchoring life in a place of increased peace, joy, love, and Freedom. Disconnect from the “busyness” of life. Relax, reflect and unfold waterside while enjoying the peace and tranquility of the countryside and Shanti's country inn. Retreat offerings include gentle hatha, slow flow, restorative, and laughter yoga, yoga nidra, guided meditation, morning walks, inspiring talks, and delicious, lovingly prepared vegetarian meals. Please see the More Information document below for rates, schedule and details. A camping option is also available. Contact Shanti to make a booking, or for any questions.
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Aug 24th to Aug 26th
Kundalini Yoga Retreat with Devinder Kaur
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Aug 27th to Aug 30th
Savour the End of Summer: A Yoga and Writing Retreat
Do you need time this summer to unwind, relax, play in the outdoors, but still feeling the call to begin anchoring and grounding for the fall? Join Joshua Lewis and Trevor Corkum for an end of summer retreat. In this four day mid-week retreat, we'll engage in anchoring yoga practise, outdoor meditation and mindfulness activity, and structured writing time to fully absorb summer's gifts and prepare you for the transition into fall. Whether you are curious about writing, love to journal, have been working on a secret memoir, or have a specific fiction, poetry, or other project in mind, complement your writing practise with some embodied bodywork, yoga and meditation. Writing activities will include responding to writing prompts and the opportunity to complete a short piece through the week. No prior writing experience necessary, and there's no need to share your work if your prefer to simply indulge in some quiet writing time. Take the time to connect with your deepest self in community with others, and with the opportunity to connect with your body. Bonus: if you're missing out on a summer cottage experience, take full advantage of Shanti's gorgeous waterfront retreat: swim, sunbathe, canoe and kayak to your heart's content.
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Aug 31st to Sep 3rd
Shanti’s Labour Day Long Weekend & Conscious Cooking Retreat with Darin,Wendy & Lacey
Savor the last long weekend of summer. Swim, hang in a hammock, sit waterside, star gaze, and enjoy the aliveness of nature at Shanti. Simply Be. Nurture and nourish your body, mind and spirit with gentle hatha, slow flow and restorative yoga, guided meditation, yoga nidra, and delicious, lovingly prepared vegetarian meals. Registered Holistic Nutritionist Lacey Budge will also share two workshops on Conscious Cooking and shed light on how you can take your yoga practice off the mat, and into your kitchen! She will also discuss the importance of eating local, seasonal, organic, whole foods. Please see the More Information document below for rates, schedule and details. If interested, camping is also available. This retreat offers a 3 or 4 day option. Contact Shanti to make a booking, or for any questions.
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Sep 4th to Sep 6th
Deeply Radiant Retreat : Ultra Wellness from the Inside Out with Stefani Chan-Wright
Radiance is a state of being that encompasses mind, body and heart. In this three day, mid-week retreat, Stefani will guide you into exploring how to deeply nourish yourself with daily Yoga, Meditation, Ayurveda and Herbs & Nutrition. Discover what it means to feel deeply radiant from the inside out and leave feeling rejuvenated and equipped with practical tools on how to nurture yourself on a daily basis.  There will also be plenty of free time to enjoy the radiance of nature and September's beauty on Wolfe Island. Sit waterside and savor the warmth of summer's end, maybe even enjoy a swim in Brown’s Bay or take one of Shanti's kayaks or the canoe out for a ride. All scheduled activities are optional - it's your retreat! Please see more information below for full details (please note rates are incorrectly noted - revised rates are $375 plus HST for shared accommodation and $425 plus HST for semi-private rooms). Contact Shanti Retreat by phone or email to reserve your space!
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Sep 7th to Sep 9th
Tools for Transformation Retreat with Swami Matananda
In this first-time retreat at Shanti Retreat, Swami Matananda of Yasodhara Ashram in Kootenay Lake, BC, invites you to learn yogic tools and practices to support lasting change in your life. Take steps to transforming challenges and patterns and become who you really are. Bring your values and ideals to life – and know the joy of discovering your own answers within. This spacious retreat introduces tools such as Hidden Language Hatha Yoga, meditations, reflection and journaling, mantra, relaxation and the exploration of symbolism in your life. Developed by Swami Sivananda Radha, Hidden Language Hatha Yoga takes the practice of Hatha Yoga far beyond a series of physical exercises. It is a gentle and meditative style of Hatha that respects the body as a spiritual tool. By working with metaphor, symbolism, imagery and visualization, the ‘hidden’ messages of each asana are revealed, reflecting exactly where you are, like a clear mirror. Please see more information document below for full details. To register , contact Shanti Retreat by phone or email.
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Sep 10th to Sep 12th
Yoga & Mindfulness Mid-Week Retreat with Liz and Roland
A cleansing blend of yoga, meditation and joyful self-discovery. Liz and Roland will lead varied all-levels meditation and asana practices, skillfully guiding you towards both physical challenges and deep relaxation. Through practices of movement and of stillness, this retreat offers a spaciousness in which to consider how you are living and how you want to move forward. Located at the Shanti Retreat on beautiful Wolfe Island, with ideal conditions for appreciation of nature and enjoyment of wholesome food. Please see more information below for full details, and visit website to register.
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Sep 13th to Sep 16th
Sacred Relationships Retreat {level 1} with Tiffany & Kristof
Join us for a retreat of exploration and an introduction into Tantra, Partner Yoga and Compassionate Communication, as we explore ways to maintain, Improve and re-ignite connection, communication and sexual intimacy. We will offer various techniques, exercises and a wealth of comprehensive information drawing from the teachings of Yoga, Meditation, Tantra, Compassionate Communication, Modern Sexology, Ayurveda and our own relationship! This will be a retreat filled with explorations, play and transformation in the way in which you view sexuality, partnership and love. 4 Day Retreat includes accommodation, vegetarian meals, use of Shanti's amenities, as well as the full retreat program with Tiff and Kristof. Please see more information document below for full details. Contact Shanti Retreat by phone or email to register. Want to join us for a 7 day Sacred Relationships Immersion Retreat combining Level 1 & 2? More details below.
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Sep 14th to Sep 21st
Unveiling Presence 8 day yoga and meditation retreat in Odemira, Portugal with Darin and Wendy
THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL! Stay tuned for more information about the September 2019 Portugal offering. See website link below for full details.
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Sep 17th to Sep 19th
Sacred Relationships Retreat {level 2} with Tiffany & Kristof
Join us for this time for level 2 as we dive deeper into the exploration into Tantra, Partner Yoga and Compassionate Communication, as we explore ways to maintain, improve and re-ignite connection, communication and sexual intimacy. We will offer various techniques, exercises and a wealth of comprehensive information drawing from the teachings of Yoga, Meditation, Tantra, Compassionate Communication, Modern Sexology, Ayurveda and our own relationship! This will be a weekend filled with explorations, play and transformation in the way in which you view sexuality, partnership and love. Level 2 requirement is that you have attended the level 1 retreat, or other tantric workshops. There is also the option to join in for level 1 and 2 for a seven day immersion. Please see more information document for full details. Contact Shanti retreat by phone or email to register.
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Sep 20th to Sep 23rd
Annual Recharge & Restore Fall Retreat with David Good
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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Sep 24th to Sep 26th
Mid-Week Autumn Retreat with dallas
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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Sep 27th to Sep 30th
Autumn Yoga Retreat for Women - Body, Mind, Spirit...Aligned with Anne Stubbs
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. Thai yoga massage available for additional fees (booked on-site). 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. Registration for this retreat will open in the Spring of 2018; more details to come.
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Oct 1st to Oct 3rd
Yoga Retreat with Lisa and Carolyn from Gananoque


Oct 5th to Oct 7th
Shanti's Thanksgiving Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Darin and Wendy
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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Oct 8th to Oct 10th
Yoga Retreat with Jaffer
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Oct 12th to Oct 14th
Yoga & Inner Practices Retreat with Debra Black
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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Oct 15th to Oct 17th
Restorative Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Leslie Buback
Join Leslie at Shanti for a mid-week retreat at the peak of fall's splendour! Leslie's renowned retreats are designed to inspire and deeply nourish you physically and emotionally. Come get away this fall to completely de-stress with restorative yoga; to a place of beauty and serenity where you have the space and time to turn your attention inward, to be gently and expertly guided in developing your yoga and mediation practice. Leslie's retreats are for everyone at any level, and include yoga, meditation and pranayama practices, inspiring and practical lectures and workshops on yoga philosophy and restorative yoga, as well as her signature small group restorative yoga with massage classes. Book early to avoid disappointment - Leslie's retreats fill up quickly!
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Oct 18th to Oct 21st
AWAKEN & RESTORE Women's Retreat: yoga, movement & 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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Oct 22nd to Oct 24th
Mid-Week Fall Retreat with Annie Bray


Oct 26th to Oct 28th
Relax, Rejuvenate Retreat with Kellie Dearman


Nov 2nd to Nov 4th
Magical Women's Retreat: Chakra Yoga, Mystical Dance &Tantric Wisdom with Monika Nataraj
Rejuvenate and renew in sisterhood. This special gathering 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. Savor the 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 womb practices of the jade egg, yin/yang balancing and compassionate self care. Monika has shared women’s sacred practices in over 24 countries around the globe since 2005, and leads teacher trainings. Awaken the goddess within - your feminine self! 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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Nov 9th to Nov 11th
Rest & Reconnect: A weekend of Restorative Yoga with Joshua Lewis
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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Nov 16th to Nov 18th
Relax, Refresh, & Unwind Yoga Retreat with Hali Schwartz
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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Nov 23rd to Nov 25th
Fall Restoring Yoga Retreat with Andrea Robertson
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2019 RETREATS

Feb 4th to Feb 13th
Joy of Being 10 day Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Goa, India with Darin and Wendy
The first retreat was such a Joy that it's being offered again! Join us on a journey to the mystical land of Goa, India, nestled on the coast of the Arabian Sea. Nurture and nourish your body, mind and soul in a community of kindred spirits, while enjoying sun, sand and sea all in the exotic setting of India – the birthplace of yoga. Wendy and Darin, co-creators of Shanti Retreat, will draw upon many years of study and practice to provide insight into the world of yoga and meditation. Twice daily yoga classes will take place in the serene yoga spaces surrounded by rice and buffalo fields. Off the mat enjoy a stroll on one of the many nearby white sand beaches lined with coconut palms or peruse wares from Tibetan and Kashmiri traders at the famous Anjuna market. Your home away from home will be the idyllic Samata Retreat Center. At the heart of the property is a 150 year old mango tree. Surrounding the tree are lush gardens filled with birdsong, occasional monkey visits, and fly-by’s of the giant hornbill. During the afternoon free time, cool off in the beautiful teardrop shaped pool or enjoy a massage at Samata Spa, included in your retreat package. For any questions or to register, please email Lacey. More information coming soon!
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