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Q. Is there wifi.
A. Yes, wifi is available everywhere on the property. However, we do invite you to disconnect. If you need to connect, please do so discreetly.

Q. When does the ferry leave for Wolfe Island?
A. free car/passenger ferry departs hourly from Kingston. See here for the schedule.

Q. I don’t have personal transportation. What are my options?
A. Kingston is serviced by Via Rail and Megabus. Click on Find Us  under the the Contact and Location icon for more details about transport to Shanti.  Please call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up.

Q. I have allergies. Are there any animals living indoors at Shanti?
A. Our cats live in our private residence, separate from all guest accommodation. A small dog, Gypsy, is now part of the Shanti family. She lives in an area separate from guests but spends some time with us fireside in the main inn lounge.

Q. Can I bring my pet to Shanti?
A. Although we are animal lovers we are unable to accommodate pets.

Q. When is check in and check out time?
A. Check in is any time after 2pm, and check out (of rooms) is by 12pm with departure by 2pm.

Q. Is there anything I need to bring?
A. Bedding and towels are supplied. We recommend you bring indoor shoes, a flashlight, a hair dryer (if needed), an umbrella, a water bottle, your own yoga mat if you prefer (we have many mats available), your own pillow – if you can’t sleep without it, and in the warmer months remember to bring your bathing suit, an extra towel and water shoes. If you want to go for a bike ride, bring your bicycle, otherwise bikes are available for rent on the island.

Q. Can you accommodate special diets?
A. Shanti can accommodate a vegan, gluten free and dairy free diet. As our kitchen team is very small we are no longer able to accommodate specific dietary requests and food allergies, including nuts. Please do let us know in advance if you need a simple meal prepared for you (a whole grain and steamed vegetables). Of course, if you do have a severe, life threatening reaction to specific foods or nuts then it is absolutely necessary to inform Shanti ahead of time (2 weeks prior to retreat start date).

Q. Can you describe the accommodation?
A. We offer semi-private (2 persons sharing), and shared (3-4 persons sharing) accommodation all with there own bathrooms. Retreat rates are indicated according to choice of accommodation. We accommodate room requests based on availability.

Q. Are couples provided private accommodation?
A. Yes, always.

Q. Are private rooms available for a single person?
A. Space permitting we are occasionally able to offer private rooms with a single supplement charge of $75+HST per person per day.

Q. Is Shanti open year round?
A. Shanti is open from the end of April until mid November.  Please click on the retreat lineup icon of the website for upcoming retreats.

Q. Is the Retreat Center heated?
A. Yes, all buildings are fully winterized and heated.

Q. Is there air-conditioning at Shanti?
A. Air conditioning is available in the Main Inn (main floor and Inn rooms), as well as the yoga yurt. The cabins (generally cooler than the room in the Main Inn) do not have A/C but do have fans.

Q. Are Shanti Gift Certificates available?
A. Yes, Shanti Gift Certificates make the perfect gift for someone special. Gift certificates are available in any dollar amount and have no expiry date.

Q. Is there anything I can purchase at Shanti?
A. Yes, there is a retail space carrying some of our favorite books, CD’s, jewelry, clothing items, healthy snacks and more. We accept cash, credit and debit, but not American Express.

Q. Is the yoga taught suitable for beginners?
A. Yes, most retreats are suitable for all levels.

Q. How far in advance should I book a retreat?
A. If there is a particular retreat date that you are interested in, we recommend that you book as soon as possible to confirm your space.

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Enjoy the tranquil 11 acre property where our spacious century inn and cabins are situated on 1000 feet of private shoreline. Now in its 15th season, Shanti has become a popular retreat destination in Ontario. More…