Mar 172014


When: April 15th-June 17th Tuesday’s 5:30-6:30 pm
Where: Meet in front of Parliament Hill at Centennial Flame
What: a weekly mix of running drills, stair climbs, squats, sprints, upper body and core strengthening exercises.
Cost: 10 sessions for $100, pay in advance HERE:
Drop ins welcome $15
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Jan 062014

vishvketuVishva’s coming to Ottawa!!!
Journey to the Heart of Akhanda Yoga Workshop
Glebe Community Centre … 175 Third Ave, Ottawa, ON, K1S 2K2 … 613 564-1058

Scotton Hall
Sunday May 18th, 2:30-5:30pm

Join Yogi Vishvketu for a 3-hour workshop in down-town Ottawa, geared towards teachers and advanced practitioners.

The session will begin with a 15-minute mantra session and time to re-connect with friends, colleagues and Vishva ji. Then we will move smoothly into a one-hour uplifting, inspirational asana-pranayama flow. After a short break, we will continue with one-hour of pramayama: practice, theory and teaching tips. We’ll conclude with visualization and meditation and a closing ritual.

2:30-2:45 – Opening mantra session
2:45-3:45 – Akhanda Asana-pranayama flow
3:45-4:00 – Short break
4:00-5:00 – Pranayama session
5:00-5:30 – Meditation and closing ritual

Price is $60 … click HERE to pay using PayPal.
Save $10 if paid by Mar 1st.

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 Posted by at 9:14 pm
Nov 292013

A Mother’s Day weekend to celebrate the beauty and strength of women! Invite your sisters, mothers, daughters or friends for this empowering and enriching retreat! Join Andrea Robertson, RYT 200 and Personal Trainer for a fun, life-changing weekend that includes accommodations, outstanding meals, 4 yoga classes( Hatha, Restorative, Yin and Gentle Yoga Classes), meditation, outdoor fitness session, , sauna and more!

Location: Shanti Retreat Centre Wolfe Island, Ontario

Dates: May 9-11, 2014 (2 nights)

Time: Arrive Friday May 9th after 2 pm


  • Semi-Private Room (2 people sharing) $475 each including tax
  • Shared Room (3-4 people sharing a Room or Cabin) $425 each

Click HERE to register/pay using PayPal

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Retreat May-2014

Eating for Beauty” with Registered Holistic Nutritionist Lacey Budge

Bio … Lacey Budge – R.H.N. , Yoga Teacher

Lacey Budge strives to live her life by the message “Be the change you wish to see in the world!”She keeps a positive attitude and outlook on life, practices and teaches yoga and meditation and follows a whole food, plant based diet. Her lifestyle supports her love for the environment and her own overall health and well-being. As a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (R.H.N), she understands the interrelationship of the mind-body-spirit and its connection with our mother earth. She enjoys working with her clients to develop individualized wellness programs through the use of natural, whole, nutrient-dense foods; menu plans, supplementation and lifestyle modifications (exercise, yoga, stress management). She strongly believes that with holistic nutrition, we can get to the root of the imbalance and learn how to make changes that last.

Lacey has volunteered in various retreats and ashrams across Canada, namely in the kitchen and gardens. She is inspired by the healing power of whole foods and is passionate about local, seasonal and sustainable food initiatives. While she loves to be in the kitchen, she is equally passionate about the production point of view. This is demonstrated by her involvement as a public speaker and workshop leader on the benefits (environmental and health) of local food production and sustainable agriculture as well as her role in planning a community garden.

It was her path of Seva, selfless service, that led her to Shanti Retreat on Wolfe Island. Lacey is currently the manager at Shanti, as well as part of the wellness team as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist and a 200 hour Certified Yoga Instructor. Lacey began her career as an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT), yet the universe has led her to be educating about everything that inspires her – the connection between health, food, environment and personal empowerment.

 Posted by at 7:00 am
Nov 272013
Yoga Teacher Retreat and Training June 1-4th 2014 with Ame Wren at Shanti Retreat

AmeWrenJoin Senior Teacher Ame Wren for three days of exploration into Teaching, Practice, Purpose and Potential.

Each day will consist of a two-hour morning practice with a focus on intelligent and informed sequencing, potent adjustments and intentional alignment instruction. At the end of each practice, Ame will open the floor to discussion about the development of the class, why each pose/assist was taught when and how to up and down-level the class to suit the needs of particular students. In the afternoon, Ame will be offering workshops on a variety of topics including: composing an intelligently themed sequence, creating a structural blueprint for vinyasa classes and adjusting/cuing in a way that aids your sequence and generates clarity. Ame will detail the benefits of “postural” sequencing systematically opening the body towards a pivotal pose or set of poses. She will also discuss the benefits of teaching a specific structure that you develop over time, and how structure actually allows for more freedom in teaching and studentship. Other topics for discussion will include families of sequential postures, complimentary and counter postures, the energetic waves of postures, suitable variations to meet the needs of your student body and how to incorporate more than just Asana into your classes.

This training is well suited to currently working teachers with basic anatomy knowledge. Any and all questions are welcome.

This 3 day Yoga Teacher Retreat and Training at the Shanti Retreat on Wolfe Island includes:

  • Accommodations
  • Nutrition Vegetarian Meals per day, plus fruit and nuts to snack on in between meals.
  • Unlimited Coffee and Tea throughout the day
  • 3 days of Yoga Workshops, Training and Yoga practice with Ame Wren + Training Manual
  • Complimentary Infrared Sauna session
  • Use of Kayaks, Canoes, Water Trampoline
  • Optional 90 minutes Thai Massage during retreat (additional cost of $95 plus tax)
Pay in FULL …
  • $899ea including tax for Semi Private room (shared with 2 people)
  • $799ea including tax for Shared Cabins or Room (shared with 3-4 people)

Space is limited, Deposit $400 to reserve your spot!

Click HERE to make payment/register using PayPal


 Posted by at 7:03 pm
Nov 272013

A 3~day Yoga retreat leaving you feeling re-energized! Take a break from your norm and enjoy a mid summer escape with Ottawa senior Yoga Teacher and Trainer, Andrea Robertson.  An active few days of Yoga, Outdoor Bootcamps, Swimming, Water-Trampolining, Canoeing, Massage, Biking, Kayaking, Healthy Vegetarian Meals with plenty of time to unwind and enjoy the beauty of Wolfe Island!

Location: Shanti Retreat Centre Wolfe Island, Ontario

Dates: July 24-27, 2014 (Thurs-Sun) OR July 25-27, 2014 (Fri-Sun)

Time: Arrive Thursday, July 24th after 2 pm (OR Friday, July 25 after 2pm)


  • 3 night option Semi-Private 2 people sharing $595ea (Arrive Thursday July 24th after 2 pm)
  • 2 night option Semi Private $475ea (Arrive Friday July 25th after 2 pm)
  • 3 night option Shared Room 3-4 people sharing a room or Cabin $545ea (Arrive Thursday July 24th after 2 pm)
  • 2 night option Shared $425ea (Arrive Friday July 25th after 2 pm)


  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Morning and Evening Yoga
  • Morning Outdoor Bootcamps
  • Use of Canoe, Kayaks, Water Trampoline, Infrared Sauna

*if you enjoy cycling, bring your bike and take a tour of the island.

Additional Cost:

  • 90 min Thai Massage ($95)

shanti tentTent Option …

  • 3 nights (July 24th-27th) $395ea
  • 2 nights (July 25th-27th) $275ea

*tent not included.

Click HERE to register/pay using PayPal

*Camping during July 24th retreat is available. Please email for more details

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 Posted by at 8:30 am
Nov 082013
WHEN:  September 13th -20th, 2014
WHATSpend 7 days enjoying the beautiful green landscape of Ireland in the South West CorkThe retreat accommodations is a stunning 11 bedroom House, a unique retreat location on 40 acres of woodland and its own golf course, right on the waterfront, overlooking Glengarriff Harbour and Garnish Island Flowers Ireland. The house includes a sauna and games room.

Room Options available:

  • Shared Room – One person sharing a room with single beds (3-4 people)
  • Double Room – Two people in a private room sharing a bed
  • Private Room – One person in a single Room with bed


Pay in Full by May 1st (March 1st until May 1st) … EARLY BIRD … SAVE $100 … click HERE

Shared Room $1,599.99 CDN each
Double Room $1,799.99 CDN each
Private Room $2,099.99 CDN each

After May 1st … Regular Price … Click HERE!

Shared Room $1,699.99 CDN each
Double Room $1,899.99 CDN each
Private Room $2,199.99 CDN each

*A $500 non refundable deposit is required to reserve a spot, full payment is due by August 15th, 2014/

Retreat Price Includes:
    • 7 nights accommodation at a beautiful newly renovated Irish Manor Home overlooking the water
    • Ireland 2014 Menu7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 6 Dinners, all Organic, Local and Seasonal Vegetarian/Vegan/Gluten Free Meals prepared and made with love by Ottawa Based Natural Food Chef, Amy Longard.
*Plan to be in Cork City by 12 pm Sept 13th. Transportation to Retreat House in Glengarriff leaves at 1pm. Retreat ends Sept 20th 11am with transportation back to Cork City from Glengarriff.
Additional Costs:



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