"Shamrock" cabin, one of three we stay in.
Come explore the Killarney landscapes that inspired the Group of Seven with their wild beauty, and recalibrate your inner compass on a retreat to Ontario’s hidden gem.
This is more than your average yoga retreat, but there's no need to be a seasoned adventurer or yoga pro here! We've taken care of all the logistics and are happy to have beginners and experienced participants alike.
These retreats are perfect if you’re looking to spend some quality time surrounded by nature, and want to upgrade your self-care practice with good food, meaningful connections, and empowering workshops.
NOTE: If COVID cancels the retreat, full refunds will be given, no problem!
In accordance with the provincial requirements set by the Travel Industry Council of Ontario (TICO), I have partnered with TICO registered agent Linda Toth-Winterkorn (#2569684) to handle payment logistics.
Once you've submitted your registration form to me, Linda will be in touch to set up payment.
Shebahonaning means “canoe passage” in Anishinaabemowin, and refers to the sheltered channel created by George Island at the town of Killarney. (The name Shebahonaning was arbitrarily changed to “Killarney” by the Canadian postal service in the 1850s.)
Many Indigenous peoples in this region descend from Anishinaabe ancestors who have been residents and caretakers of the land for thousands of years. These ancestors include people from the Ojibwe (Chippewa), the Odawa (Ottawa), the Algonquin, and the Potawatomi. Many Métis families have also called Killarney home since the early 1800’s.
I would like to acknowledge that our retreats take place on the traditional and ancestral lands of these peoples, currently including the Wikwemikong Anishinabek, the Anishinabek of Whitefish River, the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek, the Sagamok Anishnawbek, and the Mississauga First Nations of Blind River.
The land is affected by the Robinson-Huron treaty of 1850, and Killarney Provincial Park was formed with help of the Ontario Society of Artists in 1964.
While I don’t want this to be a guilt-trip, I do ask everyone to consider the Indigenous peoples who were forcefully removed from these lands and prevented from practicing traditional ways of connection, healing, and self-sustenance.
During these retreats we are indulging in the privileges provided to us by colonial rule in Canada, and I hope you will choose to take up the responsibility of reconciliation with me.
No, as the Avalon is not that big and usually books up far in advance! Each cabin holds 4 people. There are private spaces in each cabin to change though!
Our cabins are the closest to the bathrooms, about 20 meters away. They're in a building with 5 rooms that have hot showers, flush toilets, and sinks. It's just the right amount of rustic!
Not many at the Avalon itself, sometimes more along certain portions of the hike. As such, it's always a good idea to bring some bug spray if you're someone who tends to get eaten.
I'm a very small operation and I want to keep these retreats affordable, so that means I don't have a lot of wiggle room!
If someone books a spot that means I pay for the supplies and accommodations for that person. If I turn someone else away and then the person who booked cancels, I can be left in a tight spot!
In Ontario, anyone providing accommodations or transportation must be registered with the Travel Insurance Council of Ontario (TICO). As I am not a travel agent and therefore cannot register with them myself, I am required by law to work with a registered agent.