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.

June 16 to 18, 2023

Reigniting the Sacred Masculine with Stu Murray and Riley Smith 

A weekend of authentic connection, self exploration, inner healing and brotherly support through movement, breathwork and ceremony.

Contact: | Price: $222.00

July 6 to 9, 2023

Threads of Devotion with Abi Totty, Emily Doyle, Yvette Doucette and Katlin Doyle

We welcome you to join us for 3 nights and 4 days exploring the wild, ancient and powerful threads of your innate wisdom, magic and medicine. A gathering of women who are aching to be woven back into their essence, stitched deeper into their remembrance, and rooted into connection. Held on the island’s northeast shore at Rock Barra Artist Retreat, we are invited into the mists of wonder that this land brings forth.

Contact: | Price: $444.00

July 14 to 16, 2023

Earth Mama’s Elemental Immersion with Louisa Lamothe and Hailey Hennessey

We invite you to immerse yourself in the innate healing energies of self. Join Cree Elder and Art Therapist Louisa Lamothe and Teacher and Artist Hailey Hennessey as they guide you on a prolific, immersive journey into the 4 sacred elements of water, air, fire and earth. Through the expression of art, you will explore these elements and the medicine they have to offer you. Your mental, physical, emotional and spiritual abundance will be nourished with gentle and calming practices. Dive deeper into the medicine of art and allow yourself to express and integrate the lessons that lay within. Your life is your medicine.

Contact: & | Price: $260.00

July 22, 2023 (5:00 pm to 10:00 pm)

An Evening of Song & Dance with Jont and Katlin

Join Jont and Katlin for their first time sharing this musical offering at the potent and sacred Rock Barra Artist Retreat. This evening will weave together Jont’s incredible and revered “Gentle Warrior Ceremony”—an intimate event of song, story, and reflection. Jont invites us deeper than a traditional concert, into a more intentional, communal, connected listening experience. Katlin brings her sacred threads of ecstatic dance, medicine song, and cacao to the space to co-create cathartic, joyful, and deep heart connections.

Regular Ticket: $25.00 (includes show and cacao)
Expanded Ticket: $40.00 (includes overnight camping with an integration morning practice guided by Jont and Katlin — *limited space*)

Every Wednesday from July 26 to August 30, 2023 (6:00 pm to 7:00 pm)

Gentle Hatha Yoga Flow with Brittany Talarico

Ease into your heart and body with this 1-hour gentle hatha yoga flow. This class combines pranayama (breathwork), traditional yoga postures, and will close with a restorative Savasana massage. Classes begin July 26, are open to all levels, and are weather permitted. Drop-ins are welcomed.

Contact: & follow @littlerockshop_pei | Price: $10.00 per class

July 28 (7:00 pm) to 30 (noon), 2023

Yoga of Sound: A Singing Retreat with Teresa Doyle

Join Teresa for a weekend of exploring ancient sanskrit mantras and wisdom songs from around the planet.

Contact: or 902-969-0367 | Price: $175.00 (deposit $100.00)

August 6, 2023 (2:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Photography Workshop: Wildlife & Landscape with Isobel Fitzpatrick

Join Isobel Fitzpatrick for a fun workshop for beginner nature photographers or those that wish to refresh their skills. We will focus on the basics and explore ways to get the most out of your camera or cell phone. Isobel considers herself an amateur photographer, but her work is much admired by her Eastern P.E.I. neighbors. We love her seascapes, and her fox and bird photos.

Contact: | Price: $25.00

August 11  to 13, 2023

Holotropic Breathwork with Riley Smith and Nicole Ferris

Holotropic Breathwork is a powerful experiential process where participants are guided by emotionally evocative music and their own breath into an expanded state of awareness that offers infinite potential for self exploration and healing. This experience is held in a safe and supportive setting and encourages breathers to engage with their inner healer to experience and process whatever content is pertinent for them in their current life experience. This workshop is open to women and men of all ages seeking clarity, healing and consciousness exploration. The breathwork experience will be a one day event with the option to spend the evening for a limited number of participants.

Contact: for info and pricing.

August 16, 2023 (11:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Plein Air: Painting Outdoors hosted by Betty Jenkins

Bring your own watercolor supplies and join Betty Jenkins in a day of plein air painting. Experience a direct creative approach and interpret the beauty of cliffs, sky and sea. A donation to Rock Barra would be welcome.

Contact: | Price: By donation.

August 20 to 21, 2023

Songs for a Small Planet Gathering

A weekend featuring workshops, art projects, music, and a songwriting circle celebrating climate activism and environmental sustainability. All events are free except the Sunday night songwriting circle ($20.00).

Contact: | Price: See description.

August 27, 2023 (11:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Identifying, Harvesting & Cooking Sea Plants with Irene Novaczek

Includes local seaplant identification; beach ramble to find and identify seaplants; harvesting tips; nutritional benefits and cooking with seaweeds (snacks and lunch!); use of medicinal seaplants.

Contact: | Price: $50.00

September 18 to 24, 2023

This Town is Small Artist Residency

Coming Soon.


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.