Join us on a journey to the mystical land of Goa, India, nestled on the coast of the Arabian Sea. Nurture and nourish your body, mind and soul in a community of kindred spirits, while enjoying sun, sand and sea all in the exotic setting of India – the birthplace of yoga. Wendy and Darin, co-creators of Shanti Retreat in Canada, will draw upon many years of study and practice to provide insight into the world of yoga and meditation. Twice daily yoga classes will take place in the serene yoga spaces surrounded by rice and buffalo fields. Off the mat enjoy a stroll on one of the many nearby white sand beaches lined with coconut palms or peruse wares from Tibetan and Kashmiri traders at the famous Anjuna market. Your home away from home will be the idyllic Samata Retreat Center. At the heart of the property is a 150 year old mango tree. Surrounding the tree are lush gardens filled with birdsong, occasional monkey visits, and fly-by’s of the giant hornbill. During the afternoon free time, cool off in the beautiful teardrop shaped pool or enjoy a massage at Samata Spa, included in your retreat package. For any questions or to register, please email Lacey.
Darin and Wendy are incredibly grateful to have discovered yoga more than 25 years ago at the University of Toronto. This ancient philosophy became a full-time passion in 2003 when they co-created Shanti; a place for kindred spirits to experience the gifts of yoga together. Their journey has led them to explore yoga’s physical, energetic, emotional and spiritual dimensions by drawing upon the Agama, Hridaya and Sivanada yoga traditions. A joyful enthusiasm to share yoga with others is a result of their own direct experience of the healing power of yoga in all aspects of life. They are deeply inspired to “pay it forward” by passing on the pointings they have been blessed to receive from both past and present day masters.