Experience Gate of Life Wellness and Healing Arts

Restore Balance in Your Life

Have you ever gone on holiday to relax but found yourself even more wound up than when you left home? You’re not alone.

At Cabot Shores, guests can enjoy a variety of options focused on Wellness and the Healing Arts. Morning meditation, Qi Gong, the Barrel Sauna, Japanese Ofuro soaking tubs, Individual & group acupuncture, yoga, outdoor adventures and delicious food with local ingredients, and live music  are just some of the ways we can help you unwind and rejuvenate.

The Fall Wellness- Retreat-Nurture Meets Nature and Adventure-- is happening November 25-27th.

Qi Gong & Morning Meditation

Complimentary but must be booked the prior evening

Based on Chinese Medicine, Qi Gong is a series of gentle exercises that aid in the movement of human life energy known as Qi. The aim of these exercises is to limber up the joints, open up the breathing, focus the mind, stimulate circulation, and increase a sense of well-being.

Meditation is an ancient practice for letting go of habitual thinking. In the gaps between thoughts, a sense of awareness develops, allowing for a fuller and richer experience of one’s mind.

During these brief morning sessions, you will be guided through a mindfulness and awareness meditation practice. The sessions are open to beginners as well as more advanced students. A great way to start the day!

We offer complimentary 30-minute Qi Gong and Meditation sessions at 9:30am, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, in our beautiful Studio Loft upstairs in the Event Space Building. Please reserve your spot with the front desk staff on the prior evening.

Barrel Sauna

$35/session for up to 3 guests; $50/session for 4 or more guests

Our beautiful new Barrel Sauna will relax you, helping you to release muscle tension and toxins while also lowering blood pressure and aiding circulation. Breathe in the wonderful cedar scent as you look out toward Church Pond.

Book your 45-minute sauna session at least an hour in advance with our Front Desk staff and they’ll have it ready for you when requested.

Hot Tubs

$55/evening for 2 guests; $75/evening for 3 or more guests

No matter the weather, our tubs help you relax as you soak in hot water while surrounded by nature's beauty. Watch the stars from your private Japanese cedar soaking tub or your private traditional soft hot tub. Please book you hot tub with Front Desk staff at least 24 hours before your arrival by calling 902-929-2584 or by booking directly online.

Five Element Acupuncture


Five Element Acupuncture is an ancient form of acupuncture that works by treating a person at the levels of body, mind, and heart or spirit. By placing very fine, sterile needles into points in different parts of the body, a person’s Qi, or life-force energy, is stimulated and encouraged to move in its proper fashion, thereby encouraging the healing process.

Conditions that respond well to acupuncture include GI and circulatory disorders, headaches, women’s health issues, allergies, muscle and joint pain, stress-related illnesses, and many others.

Please book your appointment 24 hours in advance with our Front Desk staff.

Cape Breton Rated Top 10 Romantic Places in Canada

"Possibly the most romantic aspect of vacationing on Cape Breton Island is the fact that things move slowly there. You can live in your hotel room for days without missing your laptop. You can take a snowshoeing trip to areas with no cell-phone service and never miss that annoying buzz that comes every five minutes. In Cape Breton it’s all about you, your partner and breathtaking landscapes. Visiting Cape Breton takes relaxation to new levels, which means you have nothing but time to devote to the one you love the most."

~ Concierge to Canada vacay.ca

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"Perfect for Healing the Soul"

Barb's Qi-gong sessions in the morning were fantastic, and her acupuncture treatments at the healing arts Center were just what I needed. This place is not a destination, but rather an experience.

~Trip Advisor member , Charlottetown

Group Acupuncture

"With Barbara, I received sessions of acupuncture in the group setting that focused on obsessive behavior. During the second session, I had a revelation that will change my thinking about my eating habits forever."

~ DM, mother and massage therapist

"Treated Like a Queen"

Wake up in the morning to a stunning sunrise. Join the meditation, or sign up for acupuncture. The private hot tub was the next beautiful thing in the evening just before settling down. I will go there again that's for sure.

~Evav, New Rose

"Relax and Unplug"

We had the pleasure of experiencing acupuncture from Barbara and we highly recommend her services. She was so helpful in explaining the process. We took our time walking around the property and were taken away by the beautiful landscape. It was the perfect spot to nurture ourselves before we started a busy summer.

~Rae M., Trip Advisor member

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