Group doing workshop exercises at Rock Barra Retreat

Summer Workshops

Each summer we are proud to offer a wide variety of workshops at Rock Barra Retreat. Participants are reminded to bring a brown bag lunch to all events and don’t forget to bring a bathing suit.

Rock Barra Artists Retreat will be following provincial guidelines for COVID-19. We regret that we cannot offer concerts this summer but look forward to performances again in 2022.

July 9 to 11, 2021

Men’s Group with Riley Thomson Smith

Join us at the beautiful Rock Barra Artist Retreat for a weekend of internal and external building. The practice of Breathwork invites us to go deep inside, to begin healing those aspects of ourselves that remain mostly elusive in our daily lives. Working as a team to create something beautiful is a healing experience all on its own. Over the weekend we will spend time working with our hands, lumber and tools to construct an elevated yoga platform for future retreats.

Energy exchange: $200. To register contact Riley at

July 17, 2021 (11:00 am to 2:00 pm)

Wild Medicinal Herb Walk with Shallom Tarzan

Discover a deeper understanding of the Island’s wild, edible and medicinal plants.

Price: $40. Contact Shallom at 902-388-6309 or email

July 18, 2021 (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Way of Tea with Emily Doyle

Join Emily for a silent tea ceremony and the art of Cha Dao where we sit for many bowls of the plant camellia sinensis and share reflections and/or questions afterwards. The only thing you need to bring is a cushion to sit on.

Cost: $25. Contact: for registration.

July 24 to 25, 2021

The Nature of Beauty Rituals with Katlin Doyle

Through ancient beauty rituals, deep self-care practices, nutrient-dense delicious food, sacred sisterhood, and a weekend spent in the wild nature- we will rejuvenate from the inside out, and the outside in. We will show up in our naturalness, and come to realize (if we have not already) that society’s standards of ‘beauty’ are not congruent with the natural world. A weekend to reconnect with our bodies, with nature as teacher and healer, and to rest into deep renewal.

Cost: $165. Event for female-identifying persons. Contact to register or for more information.

July 30 (7:00 pm) to August 1 (noon), 2021

Yoga of Sound with Teresa Doyle

Join Teresa for a weekend of exploring ancient Sanskrit mantras and wisdom songs from around the planet. No singing experience required. Workshop begins on Friday evening at 7:00 and ends at noon on Sunday, August 1.

Cost: $175. To register contact or 902-969-0367.

August 13 to 15, 2021

Recovery Retreat with Kele Redmond

Unplug into Mother Nature’s Rhythms and the Principles of 12 Step Recovery at this wondrous, peer-led, shorefront retreat space. For men and women in recovery of addictive behaviour seeking freedom and inner connection.

Cost: $65 – sponsorships available. Contact: Kele Redmond at 902-393-0367.

August 15, 2021 (2:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

Making Pottery with Island Clay with Dylan Tierney 

Participants will learn about the different ways local clay can be used in pottery making. This includes forming and hand-building, as well as how it can be used to decorate both earthenware and stoneware pottery. Participants have the option to have their work glazed, fired, and sent to them at a later date (at no extra charge). All relevant information will be provided, which makes this a great workshop for beginners looking to take home their own special piece of the island.

Cost: $60 ($30 for children). Contact:

August 20 to 22, 2021

Creative Writing with Yvette Doucette

For full information and to register email:

August 29, 2021 (11:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Identifying, Harvesting & Cooking Sea Plants with Irene Novaczek

Local seaplant identification including: beach ramble to find seaplants; harvesting tips; nutritional benefits and cooking with seaweeds (snacks and lunch); and use of medicinal seaplants.

Cost: $50. To register, contact Dr Irene Novaczek ( / 902-964-2781).

September 5, 2021 (10:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Listening to the Flow: A Day of Embodied Practice with Monica Lacey and Devon Ross

A nourishing day of connecting with ourselves and the living world via movement and listening practices led by Devon Ross and Monica Lacey. All welcome, no experience needed.

Cost: 80$ (half price for BIPOC participants). Contact: to register or for more information.

September 10 to 12, 2021

Feeling and Finding Your Flow with Yvette Doucette and Abi Totty

Come and join us for a weekend of sistership, heart-centered connection, and healing arts. Together we will create spirit art in the form of written word and imagery. This is our 4th women’s Rock Barra Retreat, spaces fill very quickly. Meals provided except potluck picnic on Saturday.

Cost: $275 pp (Camping on site). Covid protocols followed. Booking requires $75 deposit.

Contact: Yvette Doucette at


Take highway #16 east from St Peter’s. When you enter the district of Rock Barra watch for Big Pond road on the left. Go down Big Pond Road for a kilometer. The Road turns sharply to the left. Do not go left. Continue straight and take the second driveway on the left #211. If you are traveling from Souris take the Souris Line Road to hwy #16, turn right, travel two kilometers and watch for the Big Pond Road going down to the shore.

For questions and additional information, email or text (902) 969-0367.

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Core programming funded in part by Innovation PEI and generous private donations.