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Nova Scotia Wellness Retreats on Cape Breton Island

When we evaluate the trials and tribulations of our modern-day lifestyles, it doesn’t take long to realize why so many people feel bogged down. It’s no secret that life can be overwhelming, considering all our responsibilities at work and home. Also, winter is almost over, and people need a way to revitalize their minds, body, and spirit. Many studies support the idea that tranquillity and nature are natural remedies for the restlessness we sometimes feel. And Cabot Shores on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, has everything you need for a refreshing wellness retreat to activate your senses and help you relax.

Wilderness Wellness Retreats Nova Scotia

Amid the lush forest on Cape Breton Island, Cabot Shores provides a calm environment featuring unique lodging options, including yurts and geodesic domes. But the most appealing factor to those seeking a wellness retreat in Nova Scotia is the impressive variety of healing practices and outdoor adventures. Here are some ways that we provide an uplifting and holistic experience.

Complimentary Morning Meditation and Qi Gong

Photo of Three Women Practicing Yoga During a Retreat in Nova Scotia.As you may know, Qi Gong is a series of calming exercises that help energize your entire body through specific movements. Its purpose is to loosen your joints, allow for effective breathing, and help you focus your mind while stimulating circulation. We also offer mediation to help you release habitual thoughts and develop self-awareness. Both of these practices are excellent ways to begin your day.

Barrel Sauna Sessions and Hot Tubs

Barrel sauna sessions offer a soothing way to release muscle tension and toxins. They also help lower your blood pressure and assist with circulation. As you gaze into the distance, the smell of cedar is also a nice addition to the experience. Like a barrel sauna session, soaking in a hot tub can help ease muscle pain. Besides being in the water, the main difference is that you can witness the beauty of nature around you.

Five Element Acupuncture 

Holistic practitioners have used the ancient form of acupuncture known as Five Element Acupuncture for centuries. This works by treating various levels of your mind, body, spirit, and heart by placing thin, sterile needles into specific points throughout your body. Not only does this help accelerate the healing process, but it can also assist in rectifying gastrointestinal and circulatory disorders.

Spending Time with Nature

A woman becomes emancipated by fresh air provided by the forest during a wellness retreat on Cape Breton Island.Wellness retreats in Nova Scotia aren’t only about Eastern medicinal practices. One passive feature that will help alleviate stress and increase vitality is simply spending time with nature. It’s easy to take the natural world for granted when we’re so fixated on deadlines, schedules, and other obligations. Still, one of the best ways to quiet your thoughts and live in the moment is to immerse yourself in nature’s bounty. From hiking on the various on and offsite trails to canoeing along Church Pond, there are many ways for you to get in touch with the great outdoors.

Unique Cape Breton Lodging and Wellness Retreats

Eagle Dome with Hot Tub below.Relaxation is critical for self-care, but it’s not always easy. However, you have the perfect recipe for a successful wellness retreat in Nova Scotia when you combine mindful meditation practices, rustic yet elegant accommodations, and Cape Breton Island’s pristine wilderness. At Cabot Shores, we’re proud to offer an environment conducive to stress relief and a healthy lifestyle. With that, we invite you to experience our offerings, let go of your worry, and put your wellness at the forefront of your next wilderness adventure.
To find out more or to make reservations, please visit us online or call 866-929-2584 today.



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Based on 290 reviews
Seahorselife Shannon (Seahorselife_Canada)
Seahorselife Shannon (Seahorselife_Canada)
October 17, 2023.
My boyfriend and I came here on a whim for lunch while in the area. What a pleasant surprise! Loved the unique atmosphere and amazing, friendly people. Could have very well have been the best salmon I have ever eaten. Everything was cooked to perfection. Fresh and tasty. Hats off to the chef. We also had the mussels... huge portion and delicious. We took a walk about the property, one of a kind cabins/domes to stay in.. most of which, if not all had their own hot tub. Even a sauna by the water. We would definitely highly recommend eating here at the bistro even if you are not staying over night. Everyone is lovely.. they even offered to email us the salmon recipe because we loved it so much. My only suggestion to owners would be to get better signage on the roadway, so visitors can find you easier. We passed the place twice before actually finding it. I think if there were two more signs a little up the rd on either side, more people may be able to come visit this hidden little gem. Thanks so much for a great lunch and top-notch service.
Jasmine Rahmel
Jasmine Rahmel
October 17, 2023.
Loved the location and the amenities. What a unique resort. The upgrade to the chalet was wonderful. Above and beyond.
Malcolm
Malcolm
October 16, 2023.
Stayed at Cabot shores from October 7th-13th was an unforgettable experience. Stayed in a yurt and very spacious and comfortable. The location along the sea was gorgeous and could hop over to the beach whenever. Kayaked two of those days and could see beaver domes while doing so. Would highly try the food as well very accommodating to all dietary requirements. Recommend the chickpea massala very nice meal! Friendly staff and good accommodation. 5/5
Vishnu Vardhana
Vishnu Vardhana
October 15, 2023.
Amazing experience in the yurt and dome. Friendly staff and beautiful views!
Trevor B
Trevor B
September 13, 2023.
Stopped for lunch and ordered the spaghetti bolognese. Very hearty and lots of meat. A nice satisfying meal. One surprise was to see a mandatory 10% gratuity when paying the bill. Who does this for a party of less than 5?

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Based on 51 reviews
Lukas
Lukas
September 21, 2022.
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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.
Nicole
Nicole
August 22, 2022.
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Amazing adventure! Lots of fun sleeping underneath the stars!
Ryan
Ryan
August 14, 2022.
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Relaxing
Nigel
Nigel
July 25, 2022.
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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.
Anooj
Anooj
October 25, 2021.
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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!
Redwan
Redwan
October 17, 2021.
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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.
Brooke
Brooke
October 1, 2021.
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Beautiful, quaint place to stay! So unique and off grid. We loved staying at the dome!
Madison
Madison
September 9, 2021.
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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.

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