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Retreat Lineup

Retreat with Shanti to International Destinations…

Moving into Being - A 10 Day Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Goa, India – February 3-12, 2017
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2016 RETREATS

Sep 29th to Oct 2nd
Yoga Retreat with Octopus Garden Holistic Yoga Centre
Acclaimed teachers Pat Harada Linfoot and Lisa Messina will lead four days of immersive contemplative practice—including twice-daily asana practice, guided meditations, restorative yoga, and teachings in yoga philosophy and ethics—with the aim of nurturing your personal journey towards self-activation and greater aliveness. Retreats are an opportunity to connect on a deeper level with the spiritual work that forms the bedrock of a complete yoga practice. Pat and Lisa create a sacred space that prioritizes self-care, mindful self-inquiry, and communion with the natural world. A schedule of intensive yoga practice combined with delicious, healthy meals, supportive community, and opportunities for outdoor exploration will steer body, mind, and spirit toward meaningful shifts in purpose and perspective.
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Oct 4th
Reconnect to Your Rhythm
Join Martha Deeks and Tessa Bernier of Moksha Yoga Kingston and treat yourself to an evening of yoga, a delicious vegetarian dinner, a bonfire, and good company! Martha is offering an inspiring practice of precise yoga adapted to your own level, and Tessa is offering gentle hands on adjustments. This class will be focused on connecting to the space between effort and ease so that you leave feeling balanced and grounded. Beginning with a guided meditation moving into a slow flow this class will help to wake up your physical body, settle your busy brain, and balance your nervous system. After the summer social season, this is the perfect time of year to draw in an give yourself a little more attention than usual. $70+HST includes yoga, dinner, and full use of Shanti's amenities.
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Oct 6th
6 Week Movement Flow #2: Tandava de Tanden/Hara (7-9pm)
This here is a 6 week exploration of movement. Each session we will be diving deeper into different limbs all pointing the profound correlation between movement, music, and embodied freedom of expression. Every session aims to provide a framework in which the method being studied can be examined, practiced, and used as a launch pad for personal expression and self discovery. In the 2nd chapter of this 6 week movement series, we will be exploring Tandava, also known as Tāṇḍavam or Tāṇḍava nṛtya, which is the divine dance performed by the Hindu god, Shiva. His dance is described as a "vigorous dance" that is the source of the cycle of creation, preservation and dissolution. Further, the tanden, also known as the hara, is the Japanese word for the abdomen or a "soft belly." Many Eastern therapies explicitly focus on the hara in their work, and it is said that a tight or contracted hara is the sign of one not allowing Life to pour through you. When we resist life, we tighten up, sometimes unconsciously. In this 2nd chapter, we will allow ourselves to be danced by Life herself. Let's celebrate! See www.subtlesubstance.tumblr.com for more details.
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Oct 7th to Oct 10th
Thanksgiving Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Darin & Wendy
Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for an autumn retreat on Wolfe Island. Savor the beauty of fall colors, and the flocks of migratory Canada Geese gathering in Brown's Bay. In the spirit of Thanksgiving we will take time throughout this weekend of yoga, meditation, silent morning walks and informal gatherings to contemplate Gratitude and encourage a 365 day practice. What are we grateful for and what role does gratitude play in our lives? What are our daily Joys? In the words of Sara Ban Breathnack "All we have is all we need. All we need is the awareness of how blessed we really are". Please see the more information document below for all details.
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Oct 13th to Oct 16th
Sacred Relationships Retreat
ONLY OFFSITE ACCOMMODATION AVAILABLE. 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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Oct 17th to Oct 19th
Mid-Week Fall Retreat with Nicky Poole: The Elements in Vinyasa
Drawing on the complementary teachings of Ayurveda and the creative vinyasa movements of Prana Flow Yoga (created by Shiva Rea) we will enjoy embodying the elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air and Space this weekend. Each of the five practices, will show us how we are simply a reflection of the natural cycles and elements around us. Explore Earthy restorative practices, Fluid and Vibrant solar vinyasa practices, and moments of spaciousness with breath work and meditation. There will be ample free time to enjoy long walks in the peak beauty of fall foliage, sauna, nourishing food, community and creative expression. This weekend will count towards 15 hours of the 200 Hour 889 Yoga Living Yoga Program and can be enjoyed as a stand alone weekend of movement, experimentation and self reflection. Nicky Poole is a highly sought after teacher trainer, with well over a decade of teaching experience and study around the world. Registered as an E-RYT500 with the yoga alliance, she anchors the asana and teaching practice portion of Toronto's 889 Yoga Living Yoga Program.
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Oct 20th
6 Week Movement Flow #3: Continuum Movement (7-9pm)
This here is a 6 week exploration of movement. Each session we will be diving deeper into different limbs all pointing the profound correlation between movement, music, and embodied freedom of expression. Every session aims to provide a framework in which the method being studied can be examined, practiced, and used as a launch pad for personal expression and self discovery. Continuum Movement is a "dynamic inquiry into what it is to be a human being." Founded by Emilie Conrad, Continuum provides a method to consciously explore ourselves as an unfolding biological and planetary process. Water, and the fact that the body is mostly composed of it, is considered of great importance. Central goals of Continuum are health and wellness, as well as how to free oneself from cultural and mechanistic constraints of modern society. Movement is something we are, not something we do ... All fluid activities are in resonance. They mutualize and inform each other. The fluid inside this biosphere called Earth and the fluids of our bodies are in constant rapport." Let's dive! See www.subtlesubstance.tumblr.com for more details.
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Oct 21st to Oct 23rd
Body + Bliss Retreat with Megan Campbell + Tiffani Harris
Join Megan Campbell & Tiffani Harris for a weekend of yoga, meditation, connection, community, rest and rejuvination. A beautifully nourishing weekend for your body, mind, and Soul! See link for more information.
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Oct 22nd to Oct 29th
Italy Retreat: 8 Day Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Darin and Wendy
This Retreat is Now Full. Journey into the heart....in the heart of Italy. A magical autumn retreat awaits you, just off of the beaten tourist track, in the heart of the stunning Sabina hills near Rome. Travelers have described this area as one of the best kept secrets of Italy! Immerse yourself in real Italian life and culture as you relax and unwind in one of two lovingly restored 17th century stone buildings set amidst the rolling Italian countryside, surrounded by olive groves and fruit trees. Give yourself the opportunity to disconnect from your daily routine. Your Body, Mind and Soul will be nurtured and nourished. Retreat includes 7 nights accommodation at In Sabina Retreat Center, morning meditation, twice daily yoga (Hatha, Flow, Restorative or Nidra), inspiring yogic teachings, delicious organic cuisine, use of amenities, a countryside hike, Italian inspired cooking class, excursion day to Rome & an unforgettable olive tour followed by an evening of local food, wine tasting and oil pairing! A small group size will provide each guest with personal attention. Join us for scheduled activities or just do your own thing. It’s your retreat. Please email all inquiries to Lacey, Shanti's International retreat coordinator. Her email contact as well as all details about the retreat can be found by clicking on the more information document below.
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Oct 28th to Oct 30th
Yoga Retreat with Kellie and Brendon
THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL. Take a break midweek and join teaching partners Kellie Dearman and Brendon Abram at Shanti, Ontario’s premier yoga retreat. Shanti is located on Wolfe Island, just a short ferry trip from downtown Kingston. We invite new and practiced students to enjoy yoga, the sun and the water at this glorious island getaway!
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Oct 30th
6 Week Movement Flow #4: New Moon Movement Medicine & Cacao Ceremony (7-9pm)
This here is a 6 week exploration of movement. Each session we will be diving deeper into different limbs all pointing the profound correlation between movement, music, and embodied freedom of expression. Every session aims to provide a framework in which the method being studied can be examined, practiced, and used as a launch pad for personal expression and self discovery. In the 4th chapter of this 6 week movement series, we will embrace the new moon whole heartedly and dance our intentions into reality. The new moon is the perfect time to plant seeds for the future. Different than a robust and extroverted full moon, the new moon is an introspective and thoughtful time to reflect upon what is no longer serving us in our lives, to create doorways for that which we desire to come through. We will invite in the sacred medicine of cacao from South America in the form of a warm beverage to greater allow for all doubts, rigidity and dis-ease of the past to melt away, creating more space for trust, faith, and love within. Come with fresh intentions and leave all worries behind you. See www.subtlesubstance.tumblr.com
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Nov 3rd
6 Week Movement Flow #5: Tai Chi & Qi Gong (7-9pm)
This here is a 6 week exploration of movement. Each session we will be diving deeper into different limbs all pointing the profound correlation between movement, music, and embodied freedom of expression. Every session aims to provide a framework in which the method being studied can be examined, practiced, and used as a launch pad for personal expression and self discovery. In the 5th chapter of this 6 week movement series, we will be shaking it up, moving it around, breathing with it, and slowing it right down. We will be getting in touch with our life force, or our "chi/qi," and tuning into the subtle energy that is our own existence. Tai Chi is slow, rhythmic and meditative movements that are designed to help allow for the presence of peace and calm and mind and body. It is an ancient Chinese martial art that descends from Qi Gong, an ancient Chinese discipline with roots in Chinese medicine. Qigong is a discipline that involves focused intention, breath and movement to create a natural balance of energy. "Qi" means "universal life force energy," while "gong" means "accomplishment or skill cultivated through practice." Together, it creates a system practiced for health, healing, and increasing one's vitality. Let's be well. See www.subtlesubstance.tumblr.com for more details.
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Nov 4th to Nov 6th
Relax, Refresh and Unwind - A Weekend of Restorative Yoga with Hali Schwartz
Nurture your body with a weekend of restorative hatha yoga with a highly gifted and fun loving instructor, Hali Schwartz. Restorative hatha yoga is very conducive to allowing a sense of peace and ease to unfold in your being. 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. 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 more information document below for all details.
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Nov 10th
6 Week Movement Flow #6: To Be Announced (7-9pm)
This here is a 6 week exploration of movement. Each session we will be diving deeper into different limbs all pointing the profound correlation between movement, music, and embodied freedom of expression. Every session aims to provide a framework in which the method being studied can be examined, practiced, and used as a launch pad for personal expression and self discovery. You are in for a surprise for the 6th and final chapter of this 6 week movement series... Stay tuned in... See www.subtlesubstance.tumblr.com
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Nov 11th to Nov 13th
Rest & Reconnect: A weekend of Restorative Yoga with Joshua Lewis
THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL. We welcome back Joshua Lewis for a 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. This retreat is suitable for all levels and includes four restorative yoga classes, an evening yoga nidra session, five wholesome and delicious meals, accommodation, time to reflect, connect and enjoy Shanti’s amenities. Lovingly come back to yourself through a process of replenishment and rejuvenation. Please contact Shanti Retreat to make a booking, or for any questions
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Nov 18th to Nov 20th
Magical Women's Retreat: Tantra, chakra yoga, and mystical dance with Monika Nataraj
Rejuvenate, renew and share in the magic. This special gathering is brought back by popular demand for its 8th season! Discover the secrets of tantra and your own boundless feminine potential in a sacred circle of women on picturesque Wolfe Island. Savour the beauty of autumn during this weekend retreat filled with chakra yoga, sacred movement, evening gatherings, and tantric teachings for women including an introduction to the practices of the jade egg. Monika has shared tantric teachings with women in over 20 countries around the globe since 2005. Awaken the goddess within - your feminine self! See the more information document for all details including rates and schedule.
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Nov 25th to Nov 27th
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. This weekend is all about restoration: restoration of ourselves through the practice of yoga and meditation, and restoration by connecting with nature and nurture as a necessary source of grounding, inspiration and health. 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 massage, an infrared sauna session, and seasonal vegetarian cuisine. You will gain some valuable space for yourself and return home with peace of mind, a relaxed body & a fresh perspective.
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2017 RETREATS

Feb 3rd to Feb 12th
10 Day Yoga & Meditation Retreat in India with Wendy and Darin - Moving into Being
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 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. Please email all inquiries to Lacey, Shanti's International retreat coordinator. Her email contact as well as all details about the retreat can be found by clicking on the more information document below. Early Bird Rate Available until September 3, 2016.
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Apr 7th to Apr 9th
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 meditation, a morning active yoga practice (Jivamukti Flow), 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 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 14th to Apr 17th
Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Darin & Wendy
Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for their first retreat of the 2017 season. Celebrate Easter and the arrival of spring. 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 surroundings and become aware how nature can teach us to be still. For more information about this retreat or to make your reservation, see the More Information document below.
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Apr 21st to Apr 23rd
Fusion Wellness
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Apr 27th to Apr 30th
YIN YOGA – Spring Detox 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 devine 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 5th to May 7th
Port Perry Flowyoga with Maria Carr
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May 12th to May 14th
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 19th to May 22nd
May Long Weekend Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Darin, Wendy and Special Guest Abby Blythe
Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for this May long weekend retreat. Relax, recharge and restore - move into Stillness. 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. Saturday evening, bask in the beautiful sounds and devotional chants of our dear friend, Abby Blythe, and drop into the heart. All scheduled activities are optional – it’s your retreat! Take time to connect with kindred spirits, the beauty of nature that surrounds us, and with 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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May 25th to May 28th
Nigel Walker
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May 29th to May 31st
Andrew Burrows
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Jun 12th to Jun 14th
June Mid-Week Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Darin, Wendy and Special Guest Rosemary Ratkaj
Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for this June mid-week retreat. 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. Along with regularly scheduled activities of yoga and meditation, on Saturday, guests have the option to attend Rosemary Ratkaj’s Zentangle workshop. The Zentangle Method is the perfect complement to your spiritual journey. Pick up a pen and enjoy this beautiful process of creation and cultivate curiosity in your life. All materials provided. Let’s get creative! Please see the More Information document below for rates (there is an additional fee for the Zentangle workshop), schedule and details. Please contact Shanti Retreat to make a booking, or for any questions.
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Jun 15th to Jun 18th
Megan Campbell
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Jun 22nd to Jun 25th
Mark and Sandy
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Jun 26th to Jun 28th
Summer Sacred Relationships Retreat
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Jun 29th to Jul 2nd
Canada Day Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Darin, Wendy and Special Guest RHN Lacey Budge
Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for this Canada Day long weekend retreat. Summer is here, and it's a glorious season to be on Wolfe Island. Along with regularly scheduled activities of yoga and meditation, Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Lacey Budge, will be sharing two Conscious Cooking offerings with a focus on re-discovering optimum digestion. There will also be fireworks, sparklers and a bonfire with marshmallows this weekend. Enjoy the sun, a dip in the Bay, some gentle flow, hatha and restorative yoga, and the practice of simply being. All activities are optional - it's your Retreat! 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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Jul 6th to Jul 9th
Annual Summer Retreat with dallas delahunt
Every summer dallas hosts a weekend of yoga, delicious organic food, relaxation, and island life at Wolfe Island's Shanti Yoga Retreat. Join her July 6 – 9th, 2017, indulge in a serene setting that includes 8 yoga classes, a seasonal vegetarian menu, and accommodation. Enjoy Shanti's summer amenities - docks for swimming, canoes, kayaks, water trampoline, walk their new labyrinth and walking trails. You shape your experience, so feel free to go for a run on the island, read a book in a hammock, enjoy their infrared sauna, and a little retail therapy in their gift boutique. All this for $550+HST. Full payment is required to secure your spot. Cancellation policy: Full refund available if your spot can be filled, or $450 if not. No refunds or transfers after June 28th, 2017. Email dallas.delahunt@gmail.com to register today. This retreat is for everybody and every body.
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Jul 14th to Jul 16th
Devinder Kaur
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Jul 17th to Jul 20th
Kellie Dearman
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Jul 24th to Jul 26th
July Mid-Week Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Darin, Wendy and Special Guest Lynn Clyde
Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for this summer retreat. Hang out in a hammock, swim in the bay, walk the labyrinth, and enjoy the beauty that surrounds us. Take time to connect with nature, kindred spirits and Self. Along with regularly scheduled activities of yoga and meditation, on Saturday, guests have the option to attend Lynn Clyde’s wrist mala workshop. Learn how to make your own hand knotted wrist mala and infuse it with an intention. Come cultivate presence, patience, and compassion. Please see the More Information document below for rates (there is an additional fee for the mala workshop), schedule and details. Contact Shanti Retreat to make a booking, or for any questions.
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Jul 31st to Aug 3rd
Silence of the Heart: a 4 Day Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreat with Nicholas Currie
The unique meditation and yoga techniques practiced during this retreat are an inspired integration of traditions from both East and West. This retreat will provide participants with the opportunity to engage in deep Self-Enquiry, using methods focusing upon stilling the mind, and centering in the Heart in order to reveal one's true nature. Practical approaches and attitudes will also be shared to inspire participants to live their lives in deeper trust and surrender, letting go of the streams of stress and anxiety which too often crowd one's daily experience. This silent retreat is ideal for those just beginning to explore the path of meditation/yoga and deeper enquiry as well as for those wishing to deepen their practice of meditation and delve deeper into their true essence. Don’t miss this beautiful heart opening and mind-stilling retreat! 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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Aug 4th to Aug 7th
August Long Weekend Bhakti & Yoga Celebration 2017
Join us on Wolfe Island for our 4th annual celebration of Bhakti; the yoga of love and devotion! Enjoy the beauty and wonderment of Shanti and its spectacular setting in August. Immerse yourself in four days filled with yoga, meditation, kirtan, delicious vegetarian cuisine, and plenty of free time to spend savoring the beauty that surrounds us and that which lies within. This year's artist lineup features Brenda McMorrow, Lana Sugarman, Narada Wise, and we welcome for the first time Swaha. 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 10th to Aug 14th
Annual 5 Day Ashtanga Retreat with David Robson
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Aug 18th to Aug 20th
Sabrina & Stephanie
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Aug 21st to Aug 23rd
August Mid-Week Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Darin, Wendy and Special Guest Stefani Chan-Wright
Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for this mid-week retreat. Come and connect with nature, kindred spirits and Self. Enjoy all that Shanti has to offer in summer - hang out in a hammock, swim in the bay, savor stillness from a waterside chair, and perhaps take a meditative walk in the labyrinth. Along with regularly scheduled activities of yoga and meditation, on Saturday, guests have the option to attend Stefani Chan-Wright’s workshops: Radiant Health from the Inside Out and Radiant Health from the Outside In. Come and learn how to achieve optimal health. All scheduled activities are optional - it's your Retreat! 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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Aug 25th to Aug 27th
Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat with Liz Huntly & Roland Jensch
A cleansing weekend 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 weekend offers a spaciousness in which to consider how you are living and how you want to move forward. Located at Shanti Retreat on beautiful Wolfe Island, this retreat offers ideal conditions for appreciation of nature and enjoyment of wholesome food.
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Aug 28th to Aug 31st
Mark and Shareen
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Sep 1st to Sep 4th
Labour Day Long Weekend Yoga Nidra Retreat with Manu
We are delighted to welcome back, for the 9th season, gifted teacher, facilitator and dear friend Manu Akshobhia. You won't want to miss this wonderful opportunity to retreat with him while savoring the last long weekend of summer. Swim, hang in a hammock, sit waterside and enjoy the aliveness of nature. 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. You will leave this retreat feeling rejuvenated, well rested and inspired! 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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Sep 5th to Sep 7th
Antoaneta Gotea
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Sep 8th to Sep 10th
Silent Heart Meditation & Gentle Yoga Retreat with Manu
There is a 3 or 6 day option for this retreat. This unique offering is a wonderful opportunity to retreat with Manu Akshobhia, a very gifted teacher and facilitator. The popularity of his retreats brings him back to Shanti for the 9th season in a row. Give yourself the gift of retreating within as well as time to soak in the beauty and wonderment of the nature that surrounds us here at Shanti. Manu will offer a truly inspiring silent meditation and yoga retreat. He will share simple but powerful tools to begin or help deepen your meditation practice. A regular meditation practice can help to navigate life with greater joy, lightness and ease. The retreat will also be infused with gentle and restorative energy yoga classes and yoga nidra. Come to Wolfe Island and savour the silence, serenity, and stillness. 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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Sep 14th to Sep 17th
Recharge & Restore: Fall Yoga Retreat with David Good
4 days of yoga, meditation, relaxation and self-discovery. Join us for this special 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. 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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Sep 21st to Sep 24th
Autumn Yoga Retreat for Women with Anne Stubbs
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Sep 29th to Oct 1st
Fall Sacred Relationships Retreat
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Oct 6th to Oct 9th
Thanksgiving Yoga and Meditation Retreat with Darin & Wendy
Join Darin and Wendy, co-creators of Shanti, for an autumn retreat on Wolfe Island. Savor the beauty of fall colours, 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.” 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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Oct 13th to Oct 15th
Debra Black
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Nov 2nd to Nov 5th
Fall Retreat with dallas delahunt
This weekend there are two retreat offerings at Shanti. This retreat is not to be missed. Enjoy a cozy fall weekend with a cup of hot coco curled up by the wood stove, practice yoga in the Green Tara Room overlooking Brown's Bay, indulge in delicious vegetarian meals and ease your way into dreamland after a session in Shanti's infrared sauna. This is dallas' most intimate retreat with space for only 14 yogis. All this for $525+HST. Full payment is required to secure your spot. Cancellation policy: Full refund available if your spot can be filled, or $425 if not. No refunds or transfers after October 25th, 2017. Email dallas.delahunt@gmail.com to register today. This retreat is for everybody and every body.
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Nov 3rd to Nov 5th
Yoga for Balanced Living with Abby Blythe
You are your own best healer. Join our dear friend Abby Blythe, a gifted yoga instructor and yoga therapist, for an introduction to the benefits of yoga. You will be gently guided through yoga classes with Abby to better understand how a daily practice can support proper breathing, healthy digestion, cardiovascular health, increased vitality, and regeneration for healthy aging. 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 10th to Nov 12th
Rest & Reconnect: A weekend of Restorative Yoga with Joshua Lewis
We welcome back Joshua Lewis for a 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. 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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