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June 7-9 The Nature of Yoga Retreat

June 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - June 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm

$355 – $575
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Join Robin and Blaine for a nature inspired yoga retreat at Cabot Shores, on the world famous Cabot Trail

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Discover your connection with nature



Yoga Retreat @ Cabot Shores Wilderness Retreat, 7-9 Jun 2019

Join Robin and Blaine for a weekend retreat to connect with nature and how this relates to your yoga practice.

Enjoy a weekend of yoga, hiking on the beautiful Cabot Trail, relaxing hot tub & sauna sessions, and delicious food.

Meals will be vegan and hand prepared with love. Allergies and restrictions can be accommodated.

Fees include: 6 meals, 2 nights accommodations and all activities as identified below.

All participants will receive a “new to you book” covering a mindfulness or yoga topic as a small gift.

Please bring your yoga mat and any props, journal and pen. Appropriate weather clothing is recommended as the hike/walk takes place rain or shine.

Per person Prices (all taxes & fees already included):

Chalet (5 spots available):

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Shared Accommodations in Chalet (twin bed) 3 spots – $445.00 (Click to reserve now. $250 deposit required)

Shared Accommodations in Chalet (queen bed) 1 spot – $465.00 (Click to reserve now. $250 deposit required)

Private room in chalet (double bed) 1 spot- $550.00 single occupancy or $440 each for a couple Sold Out

Mongolian Yurt (6 spots available):

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Shared Accommodations in large Yurt (Double bed) 4 spots – $425.00 (Click to reserve now. $250 deposit required)

Shared Accommodations in large Yurt (twin bed) 2 spots – $415.00 (Click to reserve now. $250 deposit required)


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Private accommodations in small Yurt (Double bed) limited spots -$575.00 or $450 each if couple (Click to reserve now. $250 deposit required) – 1 left



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Camping (bring own tent) – $355.00 (Click to reserve now. $250 deposit required)

Tentative Schedule of Events:


4 pm: Check in
6:30-7:30pm: Supper, meet and great
7:30-9:00pm: Opening invocation, relaxation class
9:00-10:00pm: Hot tub or use of Sauna


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sunrise-7:30am: Hot tub/Sauna

7:30-8:30am: Morning Flow Yoga
8:30-9:30am: Breakfast
9:30-10:15am: Meditation and Qi Gong
10:30-11:00am: Depart (carpools) for outing
11:00am -2:30pm: Gentle Hike/Nature walk with picnic lunch and mindfulness practice. Option for visit to Periwinkle Café and Groovy Goat Farm and Soap Company in Ingonish on return
2:30-4:30pm: Free Time at Wilderness Lodge:
Options: explore the grounds, read, hot tub, sauna, use of kayak, canoes, paddleboards (included in retreat fee). Acupuncture Appoint (Barbara) *extra cost
4:30-5:30pm: Workshop (Ayurveda, Daoist Concepts of nature
6:00-7:00pm: Supper
7:30-8:30pm: Gentle relaxing yoga practice infused with Thai Yoga assists
8:30-10:00pm: Bonfire, Hot Tub/ Sauna


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sunrise-8:00am: Hot tub, Sauna
8:00-9:00am: Yin Yoga
9:00-10:00am: Breakfast
10:00-10:45am: Meditation and Qi Gong
11:00am-Noon: Workshop (Behind The Asana, Robin), closing invocation
Noon-1:00pm: Check out, Lunch
1:00pm: Depart for hike/walk


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Meet the Instructors:

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Robin Thompson

Robin brings over 500 hours of certified yoga teacher training, Thai Yoga Massage and thousands of hours of teaching over the last 8 years from Halifax, and India. She is a part of Halifax’s On The Mat yoga studio where she teaches classes and workshops. Beyond the Mat, Robin’s boundless enthusiasm and caring approach to life frequently takes her to India where she immerses herself in the culture, run a children’s charity and share these experiences while co-leading authentic India retreats.

Robin grew up in a temperate rainforest on B.C’s West Coast, experiencing some of the most beautiful nature in the world. Being an environmentalist led to her BA in Environmental Studies and Resource Geography from UVic. This respect for and understanding of the Earth brought her to yoga, and exploring the interconnectedness between the two.


Blaine Carter

Blaine is a 200hr Registered Yoga Teacher who has been teaching since 2014. He is trained in Vinyasa and Yin styles of Hatha yoga. He currently teaches throughout the Halifax area at Clarity Garden Wellness Clinic, the Shanti Yoga studios and HRM Recreation. Through travel to India and a mix of online and in person workshops, he continues to delve deeper into the roots and history of yoga. Blaine has a warm personality and a wealth and depth of knowledge.
He is from Nova Scotia and enjoys promoting activities that highlight the amazing variety of natural experiences here. He is a supporter of the Nova Scotia Nature Trust in their efforts to preserve our ecosystems for future generations. Blaine has been leading retreats, teaching yoga, doing hikes and teaching Standup Paddle Board skills at Cabot Shores since 2015.


Robin and Blaine have yoga’d together in India, fundraised together in Halifax, and are super excited to work together in offering you this weekend in exploring “the Nature of Yoga” and share the amazing vibrations of Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort.


We hope you can join us!


Questions? Email [email protected]

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations are required 28 days in advance or initial deposit is retained with the option to apply it to another reservation in the next 12 months. A $50 fee will be charged for cancellations made with 28 days advanced notice. Cancellation on your day of arrival, leaving before reservation has expired or arriving late will result in the entire fee being forfeited.

Based on 248 reviews
Sandy Soule
Sandy Soule
February 21, 2023.
Stayed in the Blue Cabin -- cozy but adequate for our family. Dinner was surprisingly delicious, including tasty fresh salad with beets and whipped feta, perfect mussels, and delicious salmon and steak. Friendly staff and excellent guitar music (live). Tasty buffet breakfast included frittata, homemade yogurt and jam, home-baked bread and more. In short, the food and live music were outstanding, the accommodations just adequate.
Gabrielle Ventura
Gabrielle Ventura
February 19, 2023.
If only I could rate them more than 5 starts, I really would.. This is our 2nd time in Cabot Trail and we will definitely be staying here again when we visit Cape Breton this fall! The Yurts we’ve stayed in were always so clean and beautiful. The owner, Paul, accommodated us so kindly with all our needs and more. It felt like we were just visiting a relatives home lol. The staff, most especially Katie, were so patient and helpful to us. Everyone here just goes above and beyond for their customers! I would recommend this to anyone who plans to visit Cape Breton. BONUS: THEY’RE OPEN ALL YEAR ROUND! ANOTHER BONUS: THEY HAVE THE BEST CHOCOLATE MOUSSE CAKE (Made by Paul’s wife)!!!!
Lisa-Steven Sisson-Gledhill (HillSun)
Lisa-Steven Sisson-Gledhill (HillSun)
December 31, 2022.
Wish we could give more stars 🌟 Service was top notch! Everyone was friendly, accommodating and informed about local interests. Food was mouth watering- recommend the seafood and homemade yogurt. Waves each morning were breath taking...highly recommend asking to do local hikes. Kids enjoyed games, sauna, hot tub and rooms felt very spacious. Will definitely return!
Clare Waque
Clare Waque
December 16, 2022.
I attended a wilderness healing retreat and that experience completely changed my life. The low reviews are not a far representation of the authentic and high value experience being offered.
Annshani Fernando
Annshani Fernando
December 15, 2022.
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful resort and would recommend it to nature lovers. Big shoutout to Paul and his family for going the extra mile to make us feel comfortable.
Varuna Indraratne
Varuna Indraratne
December 12, 2022.
We spent three nights attending a relative’s wedding in early September at this wonderful resort conveniently located right on the world-famous Cabot Trail. We stayed in one of the main lodge rooms which had spectacular views of the Atlantic Ocean from the window. The resort has a vast property overlooking beach that also includes an apple orchard and organic vegetable garden leading to the shores of the Atlantic. The amazing staff led by the owners Paul and Barbara are very hospitable, friendly and helpful. The food at the wedding reception prepared by the in-house team was so delicious. There are also plenty of options for breakfast and lunch nearby serving a variety of cuisines with Cape Breton flair and friendliness. We highly recommend the Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort for anyone planning a visit to Cape Breton Island!!!
Uthpala M
Uthpala M
December 11, 2022.
We had our wedding at this beautiful venue in September, 2022. Our experience was amazing. Paul, Barbara, and the crew was super helpful from the planning stage all the way until we checked out after the event. The location of this property is unbeatable. We had our wedding ceremony in between two chalets - Red and Blue - overseeing the Atlantic Ocean. We booked three chalets and rooms at the main lodge for our guests and some of the guests rented yurts. The crew at Cabot Shores organized a bon-fire on the night before the wedding and organized a cookout with brick-oven pizzas that was out of this world! The food for the wedding was prepared by the chef of Cabot Shores - Ron - and it was superb. Paul and Barbara also organized local musicians for the event and Flo and her group was fantastic! We have nothing bad to say and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of the staff and the natural beauty of the location. We highly recommend this lovely place to anyone planning their wedding or vacation.
Ruwanthika Premalal
Ruwanthika Premalal
December 11, 2022.
We stayed for 3 days at this amazing resort during the end of summer 2022. A great resort with many activities and you can easily access the Cabot shore trail. There are many close by boutique restaurants too for breakfast, brunch or lunch. But you definitely need to try resort's food too which might come from there organic garden to your plate. Their wood fired pizza is so good. During the last day at our stay, we had a wedding of one of our close friends, at the resort. The food was so delicious. The staff was really helpful. I love their compost bin, vegetable beds and mushroom garden too. They have so many isolated yurts which is really great for star gazing and to see the milky way. The little ferry at the river is such a great way to reach the private beach of the Atlantic ocean. We are visiting again, hopefully next year!
Jangchub Zangmo
Jangchub Zangmo
November 29, 2022.
a wonderful place to get out into nature and meet like minded people

Based on 50 reviews
September 21, 2022.
Very nice people and a place full of joy ! Stayed 2 nights in the „Eagle dome“ which was really comfy and clean! Had really delicous dinner at the main lodge where paul played some music just for us and had nice conversations whith him and the other staffmembers. Also booked the hot tub at our dome for our last night from where we had a great view on the campfire. Lovely place where you see how much effort they put in every detail.
August 22, 2022.
Amazing adventure! Lots of fun sleeping underneath the stars!
August 14, 2022.
July 25, 2022.
Beautiful place and very friendly staff. Perfect location if you’re travelling along the Cabot Trail, I highly recommend checking this place out! Would definitely stay here again. Thanks for a fantastic experience.
October 25, 2021.
This was our first time staying in the Eagle Dome and we absolutely fell in love with this beautiful place. Super clean place to stay!
October 17, 2021.
Very nice place to spend a couple of nights in the nature! My wife and I enjoyed our stay. It might be a good idea to install a heater in the dome as it can get chilly at night.
October 1, 2021.
Beautiful, quaint place to stay! So unique and off grid. We loved staying at the dome!
September 9, 2021.
We had a great stay in the Eagle Dome! We loved watching the sunset and sunrise, and being able to hear the waves from the ocean. Next time we would stay a few more days and prepare a bit better - we weren’t packed for off grid but we made it work. Outhouse was a few steps away, shower and toilet a short walk. We didn’t get the hot tub or use the sauna/other amenities but would certainly consider it next time.
August 16, 2021.
This place is absolutely beautiful! We loved our stay here. I highly recommend it. All the staff are very friendly. The dome was such a unique experience looking at the stars and watching the sun rise. The beach is beautiful and there’s a little swimming spot 2 minutes down the road that we really enjoyed 🙂


June 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
June 9, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
$355 – $575
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Cabot Shores
Blaine Carter
Robin Thompson


Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort
30 Buchanan Drive
Indian Brook, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0 Canada
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