We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  • Waterside stillness...

  • Up, up and away...

  • The Yoga Yurt...

  • Connecting...

  • Opening the heart...

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 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 heart helps to anchor one’s 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!
The gentle hatha/slow flow yoga classes offered have an awareness of the breath, energy, chakras and the heart center. Suitable for all levels. The spiritual heart meditation offering is 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 & yoga nidra
Saturday:7:00am – self-serve breakfast
8:00am – silent morning walk
8:45am – yoga class
12:00pm – lunch
….leisure time!
3:30pm – meditation
4:30pm – yoga class
6:30pm – evening meal
8:00pm – restorative yoga
Sunday:7:00am -light breakfast (fruit, trail mix, oatmeal)
8:00am – walking meditation
8:45am – yoga class
10:45am – brunch
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 Calendar 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. Please contact us for more information and availability.

For more information, please see the group rental package.

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 tenth season, Shanti has become a popular retreat destination in Ontario. More…