Welcome to paradise


Shanti Retreat Centre

A beautiful getaway in the heart of Ontario, Shanti Retreat is located on Wolfe Island, near Kingston, the gateway to the Thousand Islands.

Over the last 15 years, Wendy and Darin (along with an incredible team of inspiring yogis) have turned what was once a hunting and fishing lodge into one of the most sought out and perennially booked yoga retreat centres in the province. Shanti’s main lodge, cozy cabins and yoga yurt sit on an 11 acre property surrounded by gardens, green space and natural beauty—the sweeping views of the St. Lawrence are sure to soothe your soul, especially when accompanied by a sunrise meditation on the dock, sitting under the century-old weeping willows, or while taking in a stunning sunset from the outdoor dining patio.

Wolfe Island is a cycling and runner’s paradise with ample trails, and for those looking to feel the sand between their toes, Big Sandy Bay, a beautiful secluded beach is a short 15-minute car ride away.

Shanti offers a range of additional wellness options including massage, thai-yoga massage and reiki treatments. Further information about Shanti’s amenities can be found here.

*Although we highly encourage you to disconnect from your devices as much as possible during the retreat, wi-fi is available for those who require it.


Shanti is located on Wolfe Island, a scenic 20 minute (free!) ferry ride from downtown Kingston—an easy breezy drive from Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal.

No car, no problem! If you’re taking the train or bus to Kingston, you can easily walk onto the ferry and with prior arrangement, one of the Shanti team will be happy to pick you up from the Island’s village of Marysville.

If you are looking to carpool, we are happy to help connect folks.  Please let us know if you will be driving and whether you are open to sharing the ride with another participant.

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