Shanti, is a Sanskrit word that means peace. A sanctuary where guests can pause, reflect, and connect in community with kindred spirits.
Shanti’s nurturing atmosphere provides guests with the inspiration to delve deeper into the gift of yoga and the possibilities for transformation and growth.
Savour the opportunity to pause from the ebb and flow of daily life.
RETREAT INCLUDES: Daily yoga practice, Ayurveda workshop,guided silent morning walks, afternoon meditation, local organic vegetarian meals, great swimming, fun on the water tramp, use of canoe and kayaks, detoxifying infra-red sauna, and waterside bonfire.
As well,Matthew Remski will offer an Introductory Workshop on Ayurveda. Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life. It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.
All activities are optional of course…it’s your retreat. You may choose to just hang out in a hammock or find your sacred space along 1000 feet of private shoreline.
Retreat Weekend Schedule
Friday: Arrival time is any time after 2pm 5:00pm – 6:30pm Yoga class 7:00pm - Evening meal 8:15pm - Satsang (informal gathering) & evening meditation
Saturday: 7 – 8am – Breakfast 8am - Silent morning walk 9 am – Yoga class 12pm - Lunch Free time 3:30pm – 5:30pm –Introduction to Ayurveda Workshop 6:00pm – Evening meal 8:00pm – Restorative Yoga
Sunday: Light breakfast (fruit, trail mix, oatmeal) 7:30am – Silent morning walk 8:30am – Yoga class 10:45am – brunch Departure is any time before 2pm 4:30pm Yoga 6:30 pm Dinner 8:15 Shanti Spiritual Cinema
Monday 8:30 am yoga class 10:45 am Brunch Departure is any time before 2pm
Each room has shared accommodation with their own washroom facilities. Couples are guaranteed private rooms with a King size bed.
INSTRUCTORS: Wendy and Darin have been studying, practicing and living yoga for more than 20 years. Darin and Wendy will introduce you to a meditative, hatha yoga practice that deals with energy and chakra awareness (Agama Yoga).
They have taught yoga for many years in Thailand at Agama Yoga, in Kobe, Japan, as well as facilitated many retreats over the past 10 years at Shanti.
Rates for 3 day retreat 3 or 4 share $350pp plus HST 2 share $375pp plus HST
Rates for 4 day retreat 3 or 4 share $475pp plus HST 2 share $500pp plus HST
GETTING TO SHANTI No car? No problem. We are conveniently serviced by Via Rail and Megabus.
Call us in advance to arrange a complimentary pick up on the island to Shanti Retreat.
It’s a scenic 20 minute free car ferry ride to this island getaway. We look forward to welcoming you to Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, in the Thousand Islands!
Namaste Wendy and Darin