Happiness and Yoga Retreat Canada

Join Om West owners Antoine and Pamela for an immersion at the International Art of Living Centre in Canada. Dive into the practices of yoga and meditation while reconnecting with nature. This retreat focuses on mindfulness, breathing techniques (pranayama), and on the powerful practice of Sudarshan Kriya. Learn how to implement the art of relaxing and happiness into your daily life.

Meet the instructors

Antoine & Pamela
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  • Outdoor activities
  • Daily yoga classes
  • 2 kirtan or satsangs
  • Daily Happiness Program sessions
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Daily healthy meals

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: French, English
Airport transfer available:
Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (US$38 per person)
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  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden

During the retreat, you will stay in a private room or a shared room at the International Yoga Retreat Centre in Canada.



  • 14:00 Departure from Montreal
  • 16:00 Suggested arrival time and check-in
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Meet and greet


  • 07:00 Yoga
  • 08:15 Breakfast
  • 09:15 Happiness program (Day 1)
  • 12:45 Lunch
  • 14:15 Hiking in a national park (or skating in winter)
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Kirtan or satsang


  • 07:00 Yoga
  • 08:15 Breakfast
  • 09:15 Happiness program (Day 2)
  • 12:45 Lunch
  • 14:15 Guided tour
  • 15:30 Outdoor forest trails or Ayurvedic massages (not included)
  • 18:15 Dinner
  • 19:30 Kirtan or satsang


  • 07:00 Yoga
  • 08:15 Breakfast
  • 09:15 Happiness program (Day 3)
  • 12:45 Lunch
  • 14:00 Departure
  • 16:00 Arrival in Montreal

Included excursions

There will be outdoor activities such as skating (winter retreats) and hiking (summer and fall retreats) on both Saturday and Sunday.


Antoine Tinawi
Schools and Studios Advisory Group Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500 (Ashtanga Yoga)
Antoine Tinawi is a true multi talent. He is one of the rare yoga teachers to be certified in three of the most honored lineages of yoga: Art of Living, Ashtanga and Sivananda, he worked together with renowned spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and is the co-owner of the Om West studio. Antoine is a Yoga Alliance E-RYT500; the highest designation for yoga teachers and has served on their Schools and Studios Advisory Group. He is also a Registered Massage Therapist (RMQ) trained in over a dozen techniques and a Certified Ayurvedic Therapist (ANQ).
Pamela Gooria
Pamela is the co-owner of Om West and a yoga teacher with the Art of Living Foundation, who gives workshops to individuals, institutions, and companies. Her teachings are based on the ancient traditions of yoga and meditation that she received under the guidance of world renowned spiritual master Sri Sri Ravi Shankar. She is also certified in Ashtanga yoga and in Sivananda yoga. Pamela specializes in Hatha yoga, Prenatal yoga, Chair yoga, and Kids yoga. Pamela is also the founder of McGill University's first yoga club, providing students with yoga and stress reduction techniques.

Retreat location

The retreat location is the International Art of Living Centre in Quebec, Canada. This yoga retreat center is in the municipality of Saint-Mathieu-du-Parc, QC.

Nearby places

  • Trois-Rivières - 45 minutes
  • Montreal - 2 hours
  • Québec City - 2 hours

Unique features


  • Kayaking
  • Spa
  • Swimming


  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • River
  • Yoga studio


  • Free parking
  • Free Wi-Fi

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The retreat provides you daily delicious vegetarian meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Vegan or gluten-free options are available.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There is a variety of nature activities offered at the International Yoga Retreat Centre such as forest trails along the many lakes on the property. An excusrsion to go skating at Domaine de la forêt perdue will also be organized for the guests. The surrounding is stunning and definitely a place to refill your energies in the pure nature.

Aside from these outdoor activities, you may opt to experience some Ayurvedic spa treatments to relax and unwind. Additional spa treatments can be booked upon request and additional costs.

Spa treatments

Ayurvedic massages are available on location at the Center's Ayurvedic Wellness Spa.

What's included

  • 2 musical kirtans or satsangs
  • 3-day happiness program
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • 3 yoga classes
  • 9 meals

What's not included

  • Entrance fees of 20 CAD per car (which comes out to about 5 CAD per person) at the National Park
  • Optional round-trip shuttle to and from Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) (90 CAD)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request at 100 CAD round trip and leaves from Montreal airport at 1:30 p.m. on October 6 and goes directly to the retreat center. It is a 2-hour drive from the airport.

Shuttle fees are payable in cash upon arrival at the retreat center.

Airport: Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport Airport transfer available: Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (US$38 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 7 days before the arrival date.
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Arrival: Wednesday December 26, 2018
Departure: Saturday December 29, 2018

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