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- 30 hr Prenatal Yoga Intensive
- Shanti Vision 200hr Yoga Teacher Training
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- Rest and Reconnect: Weekend Retreat - Wolfe Island
- SAVOUR THE END OF SUMMER: Yoga and Writing Retreat
- Time to Awaken: An Urban Yoga and Writing Retreat
- Yoga Teacher Training
- Chakra Balancing
SAVOUR THE END OF SUMMER: Yoga and Writing Retreat
Looking for a sweet combination of relaxation and grounding as summer winds down?
Unwind into the final days of August with vigour and play—while heeding the call to anchor in and cultivate reflective practices to support you as the seasons shift and the autumn ‘new year’ arrives.
Join yoga teacher Joshua Lewis and author Trevor Corkum for a sumptuous four-day mid-week retreat. Together, we’ll engage in nourishing yoga practice, outdoor meditation and mindfulness activities, and structured writing time to help you tap into your innate creative spirit.
Daily meditation and yoga will be led by Joshua Lewis in his signature all-levels accessible and inclusive style. Long-time practitioners, as well as those with little or no experience, will find Joshua’s embodied and inspired teaching methodology to be approachable and profoundly impactful – calming and soothing for the body, mind and the heart. Classes will be offered in the Hatha tradition weaving a creative mixture of dynamic slow flow sequences with therapeutic modalities such as yin, self-massage ball rolling and guided meditation and visualization (yoga nidra).
Writing practice will be guided by Trevor Corkum, a widely published and awarded author whose specialized offerings focus on life writing and storytelling. Whether you are curious about writing, love to journal, have been working on a secret memoir, or have a specific fiction, poetry, or other projects in mind, this retreat will give you ample space to commit time, energy and focus to your writing practice. Guided activities will include responding to writing prompts, interactive storytelling activities, and the opportunity to complete a short piece through the week. No prior writing experience is necessary, and there will be no expectation that you share your work if you prefer to simply indulge in some quiet writing time. All writing activities are optional.
An essential element supporting these personal adventures is the shared experience of connecting with your deepest self while in the community of others doing the same. Everything about the Shanti experience is intentionally designed to drop you in to the sweetest and most sublime state—from the idyllic lakeside locale and private seclusion of Wolfe Island to the vibrantly fresh and flavourful meals, not to mention the various waterfront activities at your disposal (swim, sunbathe, canoe and kayak to your heart’s content!)—this retreat promises to be a time for self-care, renewal and enlivenment.
This is a time for YOU. A time to call in what you most need.
We promise you will be well taken care of and supported along the way.
So before the busyness of fall arrives, step outside of your every day and take advantage of the summer cottage experience that you have been longing for. We can’t wait to share it with you.
Included in the Retreat:
3 nights accommodation at Shanti Retreat Centre:
Full access to the Shanti Grounds and Amenities: private waterfront, docks and Balinese hut, hammocks, canoes and kayaks, walking and cycling routes, meditation labyrinth, wellness tea bar
Sumptuous, healthy, locally-sourced vegetarian meals lovingly made by Shanti’s expert culinary team
Daily guided meditation and all-levels inclusive yoga practice with Joshua Lewis
Creative Intention Setting and Reflective Writing Sessions with author Trevor Corkum
1 Infrared sauna session
Evening star-gazing and bonfire communing with tasty chai
Unlimited unwinding and relaxation
*You’ll have plenty of free time—lazy afternoons to nurture yourself with a book, take a walk in nature, explore the surrounding local amenities or simply do your own thing. All scheduled activities are optional – you are welcome to do as much or as little as you desire.