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Reviewed 28 November 2016

This was my first yoga retreat and my expectations were blown away. Darin and Wendy are so incredibly kind and welcoming. The staff are all very warm and helpful. The property is beautiful and peaceful. It appeared there were many outdoor activities to do in the warmer months, but being chilly out it was so lovely to bundle up and...

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Wendy M, Owner at Shanti Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for your heartfelt review. Such a pleasure to have Andrea and all of her guests here this past weekend. Looking forward to welcoming you back. Namaste...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I attended my first yoga retreat here with some trepidation. I felt that melt away as I approached the property. A playful and peaceful energy seemed to be strategically placed throughout . The garden buddhas, the labyrinth, the swings and hammocks all beckoning for some attention. The food was wonderful and the people were open and warm. Such a beautiful...

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Wendy M, Manager at Shanti Retreat, responded to this review

Namaste, and thank you for coming to enjoy and share this beautiful space! We look forward to having you back here. Take care, be well, ciao!

Reviewed 24 September 2016

Attended an energy healing/easy and restorative yoga retreat mid-week end of August. It was ideal! There was great flexibility in the classes to allow all levels of yogis to participate and fully engage. Wendy and Darin are wonderful and enthusiastic yoga leaders! To top it all off, the grounds and lodge inspire joyful tranquility.

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 15 September 2016

I am still vibrating with love after the wonderful week spent at Shanti in silent retreat…. I am so appreciative for the nourishing environment provided, from the energy of the property, to the little hugs I felt on the inside with their nourishing food, to the attention to detail that shows love everywhere. I have travelled the world, for business...

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Wendy M, Manager at Shanti Retreat, responded to this review

Super lovely to have your presence here. Manu is a a beautiful facilitator and we are glad you got the chance to spend retreat with him here. We look forward to welcoming you back for more any time. Be well, & namaste.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 September 2016

I stayed with a couple of my friends for the Labor Day weekend at Shanti retreat. This is an oasis and starts from the moment you arrive. Despite arriving really late, Wendy, the hostess, cheerfully whipped up a quick delicious dinner. We felt at home right away. The ambience is beautiful. The river and the surroundings almost seem surreal and...

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Reviewed 2 September 2016

I stayed as a bed and breakfast guest for couple of nights and it was nothing short of fantastic. I had experienced two highly stressful weeks prior to my visit and I left feeling like a new person -- relaxed and refreshed. The Inn has been renovated and its has a wonderfully relaxing feel to it. As I entered the...

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Wendy M, Manager at Shanti Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you for coming to enjoy the sweetness of Shanti! You are more than welcome back any time for some rest and relaxation. Namaste, and we hope to see you again soon. Be well.

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Wow!! What. Place!, My daughter and I decided to partake in a yoga retreat this year. The Shanti was an excellent choice. So relaxing. Beautiful surroundings, excellent organic food, pleasant staff. Well worth the money. So relaxing. We stayed in the main building. Nothing fancy and I would have enjoyed air conditioning. Eating a delicious meal on their patio over...

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Wendy M, Manager at Shanti Retreat, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you so much for coming to spend time to relax here at Shanti. We look forward to welcoming you back to Wolfe Island any time. Omm Shanti Shanti.

Reviewed 1 August 2016

Shanti is the sort of retreat where great memories are made. The atmosphere at the lodge is welcoming and truly amazing if you are looking for great energy and a peaceful get away from the city. The yoga and meditation classes are enriching and will leave you so relaxed people back on the mainland will notice. The food is always...

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Cobourg, Canada
Reviewed 15 July 2016

I had a wonderful time at the retreat - everything was absolutely perfect. That is until I got home and opened my wallet to find the two one hundred dollar bills missing. I notified the owners and they assured me in 13 seasons, they have never had a report of theft and I should let them "know if the money...

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Tranquilityom, Owner at Shanti Retreat, responded to this review

We're very happy to hear that you had such a wonderful stay. As mentioned in our earlier email correspondence, we're very sorry to hear about your situation. It's a very unusual occurrence for us. In our thirteen years of operating Shanti we've never had a report of anything being lost or stolen. We stated that "it may turn up where...

Ottawa, ON
Reviewed 7 July 2016

I was bold enough to decline my husband's gateway travel invitation to Cuba to follow my heart's desire for Shanti Retreat. I have been wanted to go for such a while...My husband played along and we stayed in one of their large and comfortable outdoor full equipped tent (which was our first ever experience).The calm and peaceful atmosphere and beauty...

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Wendy M, Manager at Shanti Retreat, responded to this review

Thank you so much Kathleen & Rod! So beautiful to have you here at Shanti and we are so happy you enjoyed the yurt tent! We hope to welcome you back then soon! Keep well.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Disconnect from the busyness of life and give yourself the gift of a weekend yoga retreat on Wolfe Island, near Kingston, 2 hours from Ottawa and 3 hours from Toronto. Our spacious century inn is situated directly on the water. We invite you to take a dip in the bay or choose your favourite spot to retreat along 1000 feet of private shoreline and take in the spectacular sunsets. Delicious vegetarian meals will excite and delight your taste buds. ... more   less 

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Address: 89 Waldo Way Lane, Ontario K0H 2Y0, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Wolfe Island
Number of rooms: 9
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“Take an insect-repellant”
 of 5 bubbles Jay323443, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Reserve well in advance and plan your trip around the retreat's availability. Its well worth it!”
 of 5 bubbles IlovekingstonON, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bring a fan for hot summer nights.”
 of 5 bubbles JanisOntario, 11 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Location of your room isn't all that important as it is not where you spend most of your time. That said, the lake view rooms are perfect.”
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