There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is a miracle.
- Einstein
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 lies within. A feeling of coming back home. This practice of shifting attention from the mind to the Stillness of the heart brings depth; connecting us with the sacred dimension of our being, and anchoring life in a place of increased Peace, Joy, Love, and Freedom.

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 with Darin and Wendy 

Throughout the season, Darin and Wendy offer mid-week and weekend retreats with 3, 4 and 5 day stays.

Retreats includes

  • Shared, semi private or camping accommodation
  • Delicious vegetarian meals served buffet style
  • Silent morning walk and walking meditation
  • Gentle hatha/slow flow yoga classes with an awareness of the body, breath, energy (chakras) and the Stillness of the heart (suitable for all levels)
  • Evening restorative yoga practice & yoga nidra (the yoga of deep relaxation);
  • Spiritual Heart meditation (talk and practice) based on Ramana Maharshi’s self inquiry technique
  • An infrared saunsa session and the use of Shanti’s amenities - wifi, wellness tea bar, infrared sauna, canoes, kayaks, water trampoline, hammocks, meditation garden, a labyrinth, walking and cycling routes.

    You’ll also have plenty of free time to nurture yourself with a book from our collection, take a walk in nature,  or simply do your own thing. All scheduled activities are optional; it’s your retreat! Some retreats also include a special guest to share inspiring workshops, cooking classes or musical performances.

Please see the Retreat Lineup for a list of retreats, detailed descriptions, schedules, rates and more.

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

Guest Instructor Retreats

There are also retreats held by visiting guest instructors throughout the year. Please contact us to make a booking. Full retreat details about this offering can be found on the Retreat Lineup.


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…