A principle we value very deeply is diversely lived experience, which is why we have a passion for travelling the world, absorbing all of its magic and wonder, and growing as people as a result. We believe in this so much, that when we travel the world, we want to take you with us.

In 2013, Kyla and Taylor started by taking a group of adventure seeking yogis on a trip to Costa Rica for Shanti’s first international retreat. Having had such a profound experience, they returned the following year, as well as adding another worldly adventure to the Peruvian Interior, to the Machu Picchu at the heart of the Andes Mountains. Fusing a passion for yoga’s ability to soothe the soul and heal the body, and travel’s power to diversify our perspective and world view, we strive to step foot into the experience of a new culture each time we host a new retreat.

Upcoming Events

Windhorse Farm

November 24-26, 2017

Join Kyla and Taylor at Windhorse Farms for a weekend of yoga, nature, reflection, and community. Spend two nights in the beautiful Juniper Lodge with yogis and friends. Find the perfect setting to come together on common ground and experience the beauty of the South Shore. Retreat includes all meals, accommodations, classes & workshops with Kyla and Taylor, nature walks led by property owners, as well as friendship and good times.

November 24-26 | $325+tax | First come, first serve for bed type. This retreat is non-refundable.


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Nosara, Costa Rica Retreat

April 9th – 15th, 2018

Nosara, Costa Rica is the perfect place to disconnect and immerse yourself in nature, yoga, delicious food, adventure, relaxation, and more!

We hope you will join us on this incredible journey!

Your retreat will begin late afternoon on Monday, April 9th, 2018 and end before lunchtime on Sunday, April 15th, 2018.

Shared Accomodation – $1,639 (includes taxes)

The Resort:

Go where the heart takes you. Find a home in our jungle sanctuary. Nosara B&B Retreat is a unique bed and breakfast and Costa Rica retreats center steps from a pristine and secluded sandy beach. This exquisite jungle location offers an authentic Costa Rican experience for the wandering heart. At Nosara B&B Retreat, our approach is pure and simple, just like the life here. Our charming property and quaint accommodations provide a safe surrounding to unwind and renew. The natural environment of the Costa Rican coast, rich in wildlife and nature, fosters relaxation and personal inquiry. Through friendly service and bilingual communication, we guide our guests towards the community’s leading offerings of nature, relaxation, adventure, and wellness.


This trip is for absolutely everyone- yoga experience or not. We will offer a daily mix of physical yoga classes, meditation, breath work, and workshops around various yoga topics. You can count on lots of Vinyasa (Flow) style to get moving in the morning and some more restorative options in the evening. Whether you are looking to begin the practice and nail down some basics or deepen your practice and learn some new arm balances and inversions, we will make it work for all. Yoga will be guided by Stefanie Winters and Kyla Mackinnon. Both instructors teach full time at Shanti Hot Yoga on Canada’s east coast. You can check out their bios on our Teachers and Staff Page.


Hearty breakfasts and delicious suppers will be provided while you are at the retreat. All food will be vegetarian (mainly vegan) and we can accommodate food allergies if you let us know in advance. Please note that lunch is not included as you will have free time in the afternoon to explore local markets and restaurants around town. Aside from breakfast and supper, additional food and drinks are at your own cost.