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.
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.
TIGMI RETREAT – MARRAKECH, MOROCCO
March 17-24, 2018
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle, TIGMI is located thirty minutes outside of Marrakech, on the outskirts of a traditional berber village, in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Here you will find tranquility, peace and time for yourself to focus on your retreat.
Tigmi is no ordinary hotel. Meandering corridors and courtyard paths lead to twenty-four authentically-furnished, comfortable rooms. You’ll enjoy plunge pools, secret terraces, charming gardens, and a myriad of quiet corners in which to relax, read and recharge.
The joy of the Marrakech region lies in its diversity. You’ll revel in the colourful rush of the city souks, be inspired by the breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains, and moved by the gentle and warm hospitality of the Berber people.
Here is an area influenced by east and west, by Africa and Europe. Marrakech is two pulsating cities in one – where modern culture sits just the other side of 11th Century walls. And all this endearing commotion is surrounded by quiet Berber villages.
Shared Accommodation – $1895
Single Accommodation – $2395
Intimate and quirky in their design, they are decorated with locally woven cushions, covers and wall hangings, and stocked with specially made bath, shower, and body products.
– Open Fireplace in either bedroom or separate sitting room
– Luxurious essential shampoo and body products
– Complimentary mint tea on arrival
– Complimentary bottle of water in room
– Daily turndown service
– In-room safe
– Hair dryer
You will have the choice of shared or single occupancy (depending on availability) when you sign up. Most rooms have 2 twin beds and our advertised price is for a shared room. We are happy to match you up with roommates. Keep in mind, we prefer an intimate experience where participants can enjoy the experience and make lasting friendships. Aside from the instructors, only 20 participants will be able to attend.
Your meals during the retreat are provided. Extra food along with alcoholic beverages can be purchased from the resort for additional charges.
You can expect early morning tea/coffee, full buffet breakfast served outside on the terrace, fresh buffet for lunch served outside on the terrace, and three-course Moroccan dinner served inside by the fireplace. Coffee and Tea will be served at meal times and water is available all day long. Mint tea is particularly popular in Morocco, so make some time to enjoy a cup on the terraces or beside the pool. All food will be vegetarian with vegan options. If you require gluten free and/or have any food allergies, please let us know and we can accommodate.
Your body and mind will feel fresh and rejuvenated with our healthy meals and twice daily yoga!
This retreat 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 Kyla Mackinnon, Taylor Macgillivary and Uriel Macgillivary. Together, they run three studios on Canada’s east coast and lead numerous retreats around the world. Check out their bios HERE (https://www.shantihotyoga.ca/our-teachers-and-staff/)