It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint Exupery


Retreat from the Ordinary (July, 2016) in ReFined Kingston

“If you’re still undecided, consider this: yoga retreats are located in some of the world’s most beautiful locations. Whether you want to perfect your eagle pose on the idyllic beaches of Thailand, or master your half moon pose on a mountaintop in the Himalayas, there are endless locales to choose from. Want to stay close to home? You’re in luck. There are a number of wonderful, well-respected retreats only a short drive away from the Limestone City, including Shanti Retreat on Wolfe Island and the Heartwood Retreat in Prince Edward County.”

5 Canadian Yoga Retreats to Try Now (September, 2015) in Elle Canada (Online)

“Shanti Retreat: If you’re not up for a full-on vacation, Shanti Retreat, located on 11-acres on picturesque Wolfe Island near Kingston, ON, also offers one-day getaways.”

Yoga Retreats: Reconnect with Mind, Body, and Spirit (August, 2015) in Wander Magazine

Wendy and Darin, co-owners of Shanti Retreat on
Wolfe Island, Ontario, give this advice: “Come with
an open mind and heart. Give yourself the gift of a
retreat weekend getaway. Your body, mind and soul
will be nurtured and nourished. Lovingly prepared
meals, yoga, meditation, spending time in nature,
and connecting with kindred spirits are all part of the
experience. All scheduled activities are optional; be
guided from within, it’s your retreat!”


22 Best Yoga & Wellness Retreats Around the World (July 21, 2015) in Vacation Idea Dream Vacation Magazine



Book a Trip to Bliss: 5 Fave Yoga Retreats Worldwide  (February/March, 2015) in Sweat Equity Magazine

Sweat Equity is the ONLY Canadian publication dedicated to yoga, fitness, lifestyle, food and YOU- the teachers, trainers, gyms, studios, restaurants and fitness lovers that make our community tick.

Montreal Natural Living: Communing with Mother Earth: Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island (October 2013)


Click here to view the PDF version of  the October edition Montreal Natural October 2013 Issue #1

Cover Story: A glimpse Inside Shanti Retreat p. 14 – 15/19

Naturally Delicious Recipes: Shanti Coconut Squash Soup  p.20 & Shanti Maple Pecan Granola p.21







Kingstonist: Shanti Retreat is Wolfe Islands best kept secret

(October 2013)








Kingston this Week: Tastes and Aromas of Shanti Retreat

(September 2013)


Canada’s Top 10 Yoga Retreats

Shanti is featured on World Travel Guide as one of the top 10 retreat centers in Canada.


For many, getting in touch with their true nature is best assisted within nature. Far from the madding crowd,Shanti Yoga Retreat is situated amidst trees and hugging the coastline on Wolfe Island. Just three hours from Toronto, it is far from the busyness of the city on an 11-acre property in Prince Edward County. Guests can enjoy the waterside location at weekend retreats that offer yoga classes, yoga theory, afternoon meditations, evening satsang, vegetarian meals, and the space and time to enjoy nature. For those who simply need time alone for reflection, they are invited to come and just be, as programs are optional.

Themed retreats also occur throughout the year, such as Yoga for Runners, Yoga and Chi Gong, and Kripalu Yoga. And Thai yoga massage is available for an additional fee with any stay at Shanti Yoga Retreat.

 Best Yoga Retreats and Eco Travel by Yogi

Read about a guests personal experience at Shanti

“I had the pleasure of visiting Shanti Yoga Retreat this spring, located on beautiful Wolfe Island, near Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Before even reaching Shanti the busyness of life began to melt away as I boarded the scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway.
I began my stay relaxing by the waterside and enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the countryside at this lovely country inn…” keep reading

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 15th season, Shanti has become a popular retreat destination in Ontario. More…