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Retreat Lineup

Retreat with Shanti to International Destinations…

Journey into the Heart, in the Heart of Italy – October 22-29, 2016
 

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

Aug 26th to Aug 28th
Yoga Retreat with Jackie Quinnell
THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL.
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Aug 28th to Sep 1st
Late August Mid-Week Getaway
This package is perfect for anyone looking to get away for some rest and relaxation. Enjoy the benefits of morning meditation, yoga, delicious vegetarian cuisine, infrared sauna, Shanti’s amenities and beautiful natural surroundings. Join us at Shanti for a minimum of 2, 3 or 4 nights. Please see website link for schedule, rates and more details.
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Aug 29th
Wrist Mala Bracelet Workshop with Devani Jewels
Create your own one-of-a-kind hand knotted wrist mala (bracelet) with 27 gorgeous semi-precious gemstones, pure silk cord/tassel and Swarovski crystal guru bead. Many gemstones and tassel colors to choose from. Join Kingston's Lynn Clyde of Devani Jewels at Shanti Retreat here on Wolfe Island for this beautiful afternoon workshop. 12:30pm ferry to Wolfe Island, 1:00-2:00pm Workshop, 2:30pm ferry to Kingston. $35+HST per person.
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Sep 2nd to Sep 5th
Labour Day Long Weekend Yoga Nidra Retreat with Manu
Shanti is pleased to welcome back, for the 8th 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. Please contact Shanti Retreat to make a booking, or for any questions.
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Sep 6th to Sep 8th
Labour Day Mid-Week Getaway
This package is perfect for anyone looking to get away for some rest and relaxation. Enjoy the benefits of morning meditation, yoga, delicious vegetarian cuisine, infrared sauna, Shanti’s amenities and beautiful natural surroundings. Join us at Shanti for this 2 night getaway. Please see website link for schedule, rates and more details.
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Sep 9th to Sep 11th
Silent Heart Meditation & Gentle Yoga Retreat with Manu
This retreat has a 3 or 6 day option; ending on the 11th for 3 days, and on the 14th for 6 days. 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. Please click on the more information document for complete details. We look forward to sharing this unique retreat experience with you. Please contact Shanti Retreat to make a booking, or for any questions.
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Sep 15th to Sep 18th
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, and morning meditation; pranayama and yoga sessions with David - moring hatha flow and afternoon therapeutic/ restorative yoga. Friday start is optional. See more info doc below for rates, schedule and more details.
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Sep 18th to Sep 21st
Fall Mid-Week Getaway
This package is perfect for anyone looking to get away for some rest and relaxation. Enjoy the benefits of morning meditation, yoga, delicious vegetarian cuisine, infrared sauna, Shanti’s amenities and beautiful natural surroundings. Join us at Shanti for 2 or 3 nights. Please see website link for schedule, rates and more details.
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Sep 22nd to Sep 25th
AN AUTUMN YOGA RETREAT FOR WOMEN with ANNE STUBBS
THIS RETREAT IS NOW FULL. E.L.E.V.A.T.E. – An Autumn Yoga Retreat for Women with Anne Stubbs, E-RYT Join Anne (Daya Anandi) for an extended weekend (Thu – Sun) of yoga, meditation, and contemplative activities to help re-awaken your Spirit and re-connect with your true Self. The theme for the weekend is ELEVATE – Enliven/Learn/Empower/Vitalize/Awaken/Transform/Enjoy. Together we will explore mind/body practices that seek to clear away negativity, calm the mind and balance the nervous system, release energetic blockages, and uplift the Spirit in a supportive and nurturing environment of like-minded women. As you experience various guided and independent practices, look deep within and notice what resonates with your soul. Learn what works (and doesn’t work) for your unique self. Armed with these “tools for the soul”, you will leave empowered and “elevated”! See more info doc for full details or email Anne at yogaimby@gmail.com – EARLY BIRD RATE AVAILABLE UNTIL JUN. 30.
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Sep 26th to Sep 28th
Retreat and Replenish with Lisa, Carolyn and Shannon
Join us for a mid-week getaway where you will be guided through five yoga classes focusing on energizing, detox and digestion flows, and an evening of restoration. As we come upon the Fall Equinox, one of two times a year when the sun shines directly on the equator, it's a great time to sent intent, sow the seeds if you will, for the upcoming year. Our first afternoon together together we will uncover our personal intent using Points of You coaching to reveal "the thing, the plan, the journey." You can carry this personal intent through your practice, journal your discoveries, and fine tune your plan. Outside of class, retreat and spend some time on the lakeside hammocks, in the infrared sauna, enjoying gourmet vegetarian meals prepared by the amazing Shanti stauff (all included in the rate) and get creative in our optional meditation bracelet workshop. Relax, release, get inspired.
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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. 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 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 9th to Oct 12th
Thanksgiving Mid-Week Getaway
This package is perfect for anyone looking to get away for some rest and relaxation. Enjoy the benefits of morning meditation, yoga, delicious vegetarian cuisine, infrared sauna, Shanti’s amenities and beautiful natural surroundings. Join us at Shanti for 2 or 3 nights. Please see website link for schedule, rates and more details.
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Oct 13th to Oct 16th
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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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 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
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
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
New Moon Movement Medicine
Movement medicine, free dance, open dance, conscious dance, ecstatic dance, trance dance: all terms pointing to the same thing. As we have evolved, a lot of us have lost touch with what it means to move freely through our lives – physically, and as a result, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Movement medicine is a form of active meditation and devotion where music, movement and breath are used together to shift brain wave patterns from the day-to-day cognitive beta state (alert, awake, “normal” consciousness), to the more meditative, receptive, intuitive and insightful alpha state. On Sunday October 30th, back by popular demand, Shanti Retreat's Weekend Retreat Coordinator by day and conscious dancer by night, Andrew Burrows will be guiding you through a medicinal movement experience. In this session, you will begin in meditation with the sacred and organic medicine of ceremonial cacao all the way from Guatemala in the form of a hot beverage. As the accompanied music begins to pick up, you will be gently guided to deepen the breath and allow for small, micro movements in the body, preparing and awakening, inviting the body along for a journey of free and spontaneous movement. With the gentle guidance of cacao, you will soon become attuned to your body’s impulses, and will quickly feel compelled to move in accordance with the wisdom of your spirit-body. In time, as the practice comes to a close, you will make your way back into a meditation, preparing for the process of relaxation, integration and surrender. High vibes! 7:00pm ferry to Wolfe Island, 8:00-10:00pm Movement, 10:30pm ferry to Kingston. $20-30 sliding scale after the session. To reserve your spot, e-mail info@shantiretreat.ca
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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 11th to Nov 13th
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. 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 14th to Nov 17th
November Mid-Week Getaway
This package is perfect for anyone looking to get away for some rest and relaxation. Enjoy the benefits of morning meditation, yoga, delicious vegetarian cuisine, infrared sauna, Shanti’s amenities and beautiful natural surroundings. Join us at Shanti for 2 or 3 nights. Please see website link for schedule, rates and more details.
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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
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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 the Shanti Retreat on beautiful Wolfe Island, this retreat offers ideal conditions for appreciation of nature and enjoyment of wholesome food.
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