A Weekend of Bhakti! Chant & Yoga Retreat – May 20-23, 2011, Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, Ontario

A Weekend of Bhakti! Chant and Yoga Retreat

with Brenda and Yoga Instructors/Hosts Wendy & Darin Madore

at Shanti Retreat, Wolfe Island, ON (Kingston area)

Brenda McMorrow, Wendy and Darin Madore

A beautiful way to spend the Victoria Day Long weekend (2 evening or 3 evening as well as non-residential options available)

This heart-opening retreat will explore the sacred, healing sounds of ancient mantra and the joyous singing of Kirtan (a practice of devotional or Bhakti Yoga). Designed for those who would love to experience and learn more about the practice of Kirtan, we warmly welcome beginners and those looking to deepen their current chanting practice.

Shanti Retreat Waterfront

The weekend will consist of daily yoga classes, led by Wendy and Darin, meditation, in-depth afternoon chant workshops and special evening Kirtan concerts led by Brenda McMorrow and friends. Delicious vegetarian meals will be served and there will be free time to relax and enjoy the beautiful waterfront setting of Shanti. Yoga and meditation classes will be suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.

All scheduled activities are completely optional.

Devotional Chant artist, Brenda McMorrow travels worldwide sharing her special approach to the joyous, ancient practice of Kirtan. Brenda has a diverse musical career spanning 20 years, and a deep devotion to the unveiling and celebration of our true beings through the power of sound. She is a featured artist on the White Swan Records roster, a Colorado label well known for its high-profile yoga-inspired artists like Deva Premal and has been invited to Bhakti festivals and events in the U.S., Canada, Italy and Germany as part of her 2011 tour schedule. Brenda calls beautiful Guelph, Ontario home.

Main Yoga/Kirtan room at Shanti

Weekend Schedule


Arrival anytime after 2pm

5-6:30pm – hatha yoga

6:45pm – dinner

8:15pm – Kirtan


Early morning tea, coffee, fruit and trail mix available

8:30-10:30 am – yoga and meditation

10:45am – brunch


1pm-4:30pm – Chant Workshop (followed by light snacks)

6:30pm – dinner

8pm – Kirtan


Early morning tea, coffee, fruit, and trail mix available

7:30am – silent walk

8:30-10:30am yoga

10:45am – brunch

Noon-3:30pm – Chant Workshop (followed by light snacks)

Optional three night stay option (Sunday evening)

6:30pm – dinner

8pm – Mantra Meditation with Brenda


Early morning tea, coffee, fruit, and trail mix available

8:30-10:30 – yoga with live music

10:45 – brunch

Early afternoon departure

Retreat Rate

– All inclusive 2 night option (Fri.- Sun. afternoon) – $300.00 plus HST ($39) $339.00 pp

– All inclusive 3 night option (Fri. – Mon.) – $400.00 plus HST ($52) $452.00 pp

Non-Residential Rate

– Saturday and Sunday afternoon Chant workshops only – $100.00 plus HST ($13) $113.00 for both sessions

– Saturday afternoon Chant workshop, dinner, and evening Kirtan plus Sunday afternoon Chant workshop – $150.00 plus HST ($19.50) $169.50 pp

To register, please contact Wendy or Darin by telephone or e-mail: info@shantiretreat.ca (613) 385-9912

Live Kirtan with Brenda McMorrow, Allison and Rob Menegoni