Located on the beautiful Wolfe Island off the coast of Ontario, Shanti Retreat offers a range of yoga-based weekend retreats and mid-week getaways for yoga practitioners of all abilities and levels. The Retreat has a charming century-old inn which is set on 11 acres of wild and beautiful landscapes and offers comfortable accommodations in the form of waterside cabins with stunning views. In addition to accommodations, guests can savor delicious vegetarian cuisine, sweeping vistas of the St. Lawrence River, and an array of outdoor activities to enjoy. Shanti also functions as a charming bed and breakfast for those looking for a weekend away without yoga. The island reached by the Wolfe Island ferry, which runs daily from Kingston.

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1.Guest Accommodations, Dining & Amenities

Guest Accommodations, Dining & Amenities
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Shanti Retreat Inn offers comfortable and inviting accommodations in the form of waterside cabins with high wooden ceilings, warm, earthy decor, and furnishings with Asian accents, private bathrooms with showers/baths, and beautiful garden or water views. All cabins feature single or double beds with cotton linens and hypoallergenic pillows, private bathrooms with showers/baths, vanities, fresh towels and organic bath products, and spacious sitting areas.

Three delicious yoga-centric vegetarian meals are served every day as part of the retreat package and can be enjoyed in the dining room or on the outdoor patio overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Fresh organic coffee, a variety of herbal, green and black teas, and drinking water are available throughout the day.

Shanti Retreat offers an array of amenities to enhance every stay from delicious three-course vegetarian meals, a wellness tea bar that serves refreshments throughout the day, an infrared sauna in which to relax and rejuvenate and a tranquil meditation garden. There are also canoes and kayaks to use on the river, a water trampoline, and hammocks for lazing in the afternoon, and there are plenty of hiking and biking trails, as well as bicycles that can be rented. There is complimentary wireless Internet around the property.

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2.Plan this Vacation

Plan this Vacation
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Shanti Retreat offers a variety of yoga ranging from Ashtanga, Energy and Chakra, Hatha and Vinyasa to Power and Restorative Yoga. They also offer special Women's Weekends and Meditation Retreats. Each retreat five yoga classes, a silent morning walk, meditation sessions, yoga Nidra, a pampering infrared sauna session, and five delicious buffet vegetarian meals. Wellness options at the Retreat include Thai Massage, Massage, Holistic Body, Mind and Spirit Consultations, Bio-Dialetic Energy work, and Infrared sauna sessions.

Optional activities such as kayaking, canoeing, hiking, biking, and water trampolining are optional, and there are plenty of places to kick back and relax in a hammock with a good book. Shanti Retreat is also available for corporate and team-building events, as well as other special occasions.

Shanti Retreat is situated on Wolfe Island off the coast of Ontario and reached by the Wolfe Island ferry from downtown Kingston. Wolfe Island offers a wealth of things to see and do after the retreat, from beautiful beaches and dense woodlands full of birds to hiking, walking and cycling trails all over the island. The Wolfe Island Corn Maze promises fun for the whole family, and Riverfront Golf Course offers nine holes for beginner and seasoned golfers alike. Other activities and attractions include fishing in the river, wind turbine tours, visiting the Old House Museum on Leander Street, which is the oldest home in Marysville and a host of annual events and festivals that run throughout the year.

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89 Waldo's Lane, Wolfe Island, ON K0H 2Y0, Canada, Phone: 613-777-0247, website

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Shanti Retreat on Wolfe Island, Ontario, Canada