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Retreat Lineup

For information about Shanti Yoga Retreat Weekends please contact us by phone or email.  For retreats hosted by guest instructors please contact them directly using the contact information listed below.

 

2014 RETREATS

Oct 31st to Nov 2nd
Yoga for Self Healing with Abby
You are your own best healer. In this 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!) In Abby's gentle hatha yoga classes 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. There will also be plenty of free time to relax, refresh, and unwind in the comforts of Shanti. Suitable for those new to yoga as well as more experienced practitioners.
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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
Give yourself the gift of a weekend retreat and join Darin and Wendy for their last retreat of the 2014 season. Savor the beauty and stillness of late fall on Wolfe Island. Allow yourself to go within and curl up fireside with a cup of herbal tea and an inspiring book. Be nurtured and nourished with yoga (gentle hatha and slow flow), guided meditation, invigorating silent morning walks, infrared sauna, evening gatherings and delicious, seasonal vegetarian cuisine. Suitable for all levels. Please see the more info doc below for full details.
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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

Apr 10th to Apr 12th
Spring Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Darin & Wendy
Join Darin and Wendy for their first retreat of 2015 and celebrate the arrival of spring. Relax, recharge and restore with gentle hatha and restorative yoga, guided meditation, yoga nidra and delicious vegetarian meals prepared with Love. As we leave winter behind and welcome the coming of spring enjoy the beauty of Shanti's natural surroundings and become aware, as the following Zen Proverb suggests, that Nature can teach us how to be still; "Sitting quietly, Doing nothing, Spring comes, And the grass grows by itself". For more details about weekend retreats with Darin and Wendy please see the About Retreats page of the website (under the Retreat icon).
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Apr 17th to Apr 19th
A Spring Renewal Yoga Retreat of Flow, Yin, and Chant with Lana Sugarman
Join Lana Sugarman for a a spring renewal retreat which will nourish mind, body and spirit. Enjoy meditation, a morning active yoga practice (Jivamukti style), as well as an afternoon yin yoga practice. 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 info doc for rates, schedule and details.
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May 1st to May 3rd
Port Perry Flowyoga retreat with Maria Carr
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May 8th to May 10th
A women's weekend of self-care: Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat with Mona Warner
Join Mona for a weekend of Self-Care using the tools of Yoga & Ayurveda. It is so important in our busy lives to take time to care for ourselves on the levels of body, energy, emotions, mind and spirit. Yoga & Ayurveda provide us with many wonderful tools to do just this – nourish all our levels of being so we can be fully present, centered, and engaged in our lives. Weekend includes twice daily yoga, evening Ayurvedic practices, yoga nidra, silent morning walks, 5 vegetarian meals, accommodation, free time and use of Shanti's amenities. Semi-private $375 + hst; shared $350+hst.
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May 15th to May 18th
May Long Weekend Shanti Yoga Retreat with Darin, Wendy and optional cooking classes with Lacey
Enjoy the beauty and aliveness of Shanti in May; the birds are singing, the grass and leaves are a vibrant green, and the bay is full of wildlife. Give yourself the gift of nurturing and nourishing your body, mind and soul with gentle hatha and restorative yoga, guided meditation, silent morning walks, yoga nidra, delicious and lovingly prepared vegetarian meals, along with time spent savoring the beauty of outdoors. This weekend also offers optional vegetarian cooking classes with RHN Lacey Budge. Please see the more information doc below for a more detailed retreat outline.
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May 29th to May 31st
Relaxing Weekend Yoga Retreat with Ichih Wang
Congratulations on your decision of a lifetime. Attending a yoga retreat is an opportunity to connect with self, relax and recharge in an environment which is designed for you to let go with ease and take in the beauty of the surreoundings.3-Day Retreat Package Includes: Accommodation at Shanti Yoga Retreat, 5 Delicious meals (Friday arrival after 4pm to Sunday departure 12pm), 2 yoga classes daily (all-level hatha, yin & meditation), 1 Infrared Sauna Session, Use of kayaks and canoes, Afternoons free to explore: bike, swim, walk, sauna, massage.
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Jun 5th to Jun 7th
Annual Yogini Yoga ~ Heal & Transform ME~Treat ~ with Megan Campbell
Join Megan Campbell & the Yogini Yoga Tribe for a weekend of embracing feminine energy, nourishing Yoga sadhana’s, meditation, connection, journaling, and discussion. As urban women we wear many hats such as mothers, daughters, partners, bosses, co-workers, and in a world rich with technology we find ourselves always on and unable to connect to the feminine aspects of our lives.This mini ME-treat is a way for householder Yogini’s to take time 'off', replenish, connect, cocoon, nourish and practice Yoga together. Open exclusively for women, any age or level of practice is welcome. Registration opens March 1st, 2015. Find out more and register at www.megancampbell.ca
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Jun 11th to Jun 14th
Yoga Retreat with Loren Crawford- The Three Rivers - Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda
Loren Crawford Yoga offers participants an exploration of the Three Rivers of the ParaYoga system - Yoga, Tantra and Ayurveda. These relate to the mind, energy/life force, and the physical body. In this extended weekend - Thursday evening through Sunday noon - you will delve into ParaYoga classes, layering on the wisdom of tantra and determine what practices serve your unique constitutional needs. You’ll leave with a framework, and the desire, for your personal practice. Rate includes accommodation, meals, twice daily yoga, morning meditation, an infrared sauna session, and use of Shanti's amenities. Visit website for more details.
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Jun 14th to Jun 19th
6 Day Yin Yoga Teacher Training with Sundara Yoga Studio
Yin Yoga has become a very popular practice in recent days. It's accessible to most bodies, provides a platform to learn meditation (even to the busiest of minds) and sets the stage for students to let go of mature holding patterns. It is a wonderful way to balance out a more dynamic practice like vinyasa or running. Joint health, mental and emotional balance flow out of this energetic restructuring practice. Training includes Yin Yoga Certification Course manual, five nights accommodation, 3 vegetarian meals a day and access to all Shanti amenities. The Yin Yoga training can be done as a stand alone module or as part of the 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training Program. Requirements: 200 hour yoga certification. Please see website link below for rates and to register.
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Jun 19th to Jun 21st
Yoga Retreat with Mark and Sandy
Join Mark and Sandy for a fun and enlightening yoga experience! Mark and Sandy feature traditional Ashtanga, Power Flow, and Restorative to create a sense of practice, meditation, and play. Along with healthy and energizing meals, and beautiful yoga practitioners from all over Ontario, you will have the opportunity to heal, convalesce, and restore for the weekend. Rate includes accommodation, 5 sumptuous vegetarian meals, twice daily yoga, an infrared sauna session and use of Shanti's amenities. For more information, please contact Sandy at the email address below.
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Jun 26th to Jun 30th
SUMMER THRIVE on the Island with Jocelyn Gordon and Jennifer Kavanagh
Summer THRIVE on the Island retreat will offer Hoopdance, HoopYogini, ThetaHealing, Bhakti Boogie, Hot Stone Healing Yoga & Healing Arts Workshops.
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Jun 30th to Jul 2nd
Mid-Week Canada Day Retreat with Darin & Wendy
Summer is here, and a glorious time to enjoy all that Shanti has to offer; hang out in a hammock, swim in the bay, lounge on the water trampoline, enjoy the views from a waterside Muskoka chair, or take a walk in nature. Scheduled retreat offerings - gentle hatha and restorative yoga, guided meditation, silent morning walks and yoga nidra will allow for deep relaxation and restoration. Delicious, and lovingly prepared seasonal vegetarian meals will nourish your body, mind and soul. Please see the more information doc below for a more detailed outline of this retreat offering.
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Jul 2nd to Jul 5th
Yoga Retreat with Dallas
Every summer Dallas hosts a weekend of yoga, delicious organic food, relaxation, and island life at Wolfe Island's Shanti Yoga Retreat. From July 2-5th, 2015, indulge in a serene setting that includes twice daily yoga classes, a seasonal vegetarian menu, and accommodation. Optional workshops on restorative yoga and inversions are included! Enjoy Shanti's summer amenities - docks for swimming, canoes, kayaks, water trampoline and walking trails. You shape your experience, so feel free to go for a run on the island, read a book in a hammock, or enjoy a thai yoga massage. 3 night stay double accommodations $550; triple/quadruple $500; 2 night stay double $425; triple/quadruple $400.
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Jul 10th to Jul 12th
PranaShanti Teacher Training Weekend


Jul 13th to Jul 15th
Mid-Week Summer Retreat with Darin, Wendy & Reiki Master Brett Bevell
Join us 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
Along with our regular Shanti Retreat program of yoga, meditation, silent morning walks and time to simply "be" with the beauty of summer on Wolfe Island, this retreat will also include an introduction to conscious cooking. Shanti’s on site Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Lacey, will teach you what you need to know about becoming a conscious cook in your own kitchen. She 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. Guests of this weekend can also attend a food demo about integrating raw foods, super foods and transitioning to a plant based diet. Please see the more info doc below for full retreat schedule and details.
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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 29th
Yin Yoga Retreat with Tracey Soghrati
Join Tracey for 3 days of self-exploration through the practice of yin yoga. Tracey’s signature style is to weave concepts from yoga psychology, traditional Chinese medicine and yoga philosophy throughout the physical practice. Yin Yoga is incredibly effective at facilitating relaxation of the nervous system, as well as relieving the body of long held tension and pain. During the retreat, we will examine all that we are – both light and dark, and practice accepting everything that we find. The retreat includes accommodation, meals, group satsang, 4 yoga classes and yoga nidra as well as use of Shanti's amenities. Open to everyone!
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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. 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 with Kellie & Brendon
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Aug 16th to Aug 18th
Mid-Week Retreat 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
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 28th to Aug 30th
Sacred Relationships Retreat
How do we bring sacredness and sexuality together as one? How do we remember that coming together with another is a true art of love? How do we awaken to the depths of our being through union with another being? Join Tiffany & Kristof for this weekend of exploration and 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 weekend filled with explorations, play and transformation in the way in which you view sexuality, partnership and love. This is the perfect gift to yourself and to that special someone in your life and will deeply transform how you engage in all relationships in your life - with your children, co-workers, family, Self...
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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
Fall Yoga Retreat with David Good
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Oct 9th to Oct 11th
Thanksgiving Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Darin & Wendy
Join us 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 weekend retreats with Darin and Wendy please see the About Retreats page of the website (under the Retreat icon).
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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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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
Yoga Retreat with Kellie & Brendon
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Nov 20th to Nov 22nd
Restorative yoga, ayurveda & astrology with Danika
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Nov 27th to Nov 29th
Fall Shanti Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Darin & Wendy
Join Darin and Wendy for the last retreat of 2015. As winter draws near we can take this opportunity to really become aware of the changes in nature here on the Island. Inspired by our surroundings, give yourself the gift of going within - curling up fireside with a cup of herbal tea and a book. Be nurtured and nourished with gentle hatha and restorative yoga, meditation, yoga nidra, invigorating silent morning walks, and delicious, seasonal vegetarian cuisine. For more details about weekend retreats with Darin and Wendy please see the About Retreats page of the website (under the Retreat icon).
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