We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Walking meditation in the labyrinth
Be in the Now...
The Yoga Yurt...
Up, up and away...
Waterside stillness...

About Retreats

Regularly scheduled retreats offered by Wendy and Darin provide guests with an opportunity to go beyond the mental chatter of the mind and connect with the Stillness – Presence that exists at the level of the spiritual heart. A feeling of coming back home. This practice of shifting attention from the mind to the Stillness of the heart brings a depth to our being; connecting us with our sacred dimension and anchoring life in a place of increased Peace, Joy and Love.

Disconnect from the “busyness” of life and give yourself the gift of a retreat at Shanti. Relax, reflect and unfold waterside while enjoying the peace and tranquility of the countryside and our country inn. Find your sacred space.

Shanti Yoga Retreats

Retreat includes 5 yoga classes, meditation, a silent morning walk, yoga nidra, an infra red sauna session, and 5 sumptuous buffet vegetarian meals. You’ll also have plenty of free time to nurture yourself with a book from our collection, take a walk in nature, enjoy Shanti’s amenities or simply do your own thing. All scheduled activities are optional; it’s your retreat! Shanti’s amenities include wifi, wellness tea bar, infrared sauna, canoes, kayaks, water trampoline, hammocks, meditation garden, a labyrinth, walking and cycling routes. Please see the more information documents on the Retreat Lineup for rates.
The gentle hatha/slow flow yoga classes offered have an awareness of the body, breath, energy (chakras) and the Stillness of the heart center. Suitable for all levels. The Spiritual Heart meditation offerings are based on Ramana Maharshi’s self inquiry technique.

Listen to a 30 minute guided spiritual heart meditation with Wendy.


Retreat Weekend Schedule

Arrival time is any time after 2pm
5:00pm – yoga class
7:00pm – evening meal
8:15pm – gathering & Shanti Spiritual Cinema
7:30am – self-serve breakfast

8:15 am – silent morning walk
9:00am – yoga class
12:00pm – lunch
….leisure time!
3:30pm – meditation
4:30pm – yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:15pm – restorative yoga & Yoga Nidra
Light breakfast is available (fruit, trail mix, oatmeal)
8:00am – walking meditation
8:45am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
12 pm – check out of rooms.
Departure time is any time before 2pm

Guest Instructor Retreats
There are also retreats held by visiting guest instructors throughout the year. Please contact them directly according to their listing on the Retreat Lineup page.

Group Rentals/Guest Instructors
Shanti is available for groups/guest instructors who wish to organize their own mid-week, weekend, or weeklong retreat. It’s the perfect venue for yoga and meditation retreats, healers, artists, musicians, support groups, as well as corporate events.

For more information, please see the Group Rental Page.

About Us

Enjoy the tranquil 11 acre property where our spacious century inn and cabins are situated on 1000 feet of private shoreline. Now in its 12th season, Shanti has become a popular retreat destination in Ontario. More…