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.

July 16, 2017 (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Foraging For Edible Wild Plants with Shallöm Tarzan

A look into the fascinating world of wild, edible, and medicinal herbs. An adventure to discover the importance of the generous vegetation around us. Shallöm Tarzan is a naturalist, teacher of western wild herbalism and alternative living with nature, an eco-friendly artist, and musician. Cost: $30. Contact:

July 22, 2017 (1:00 pm to 6:00 pm)

Painting Nature From a New Perspective with Brenda Jones

Enhance your powers of observation with acrylics. Brenda Jones is an illustrator and artist working in acrylics and watercolour with 30 years experience. Cost: $50. Contact

July 28 (6:00 pm) to July 30 (4:00 pm), 2017

The Awakening Heart Playshop

The Awakening Heart Playshop with Debbie Leger and co-hosted by Kazzrie Jaxen will show you how to activate the physical body to the new heart frequency. No prerequisite or knowledge in energy healing needed. All are welcome. The Awakened Heart energy assists in shifting your vibrational frequency allowing you the space for clearing trapped emotional patterns. The weekend runs from 6:00 pm on Friday until 4:00 pm on Sunday. Cost: $150. Contact

August 4 to August 6, 2017

The Yoga of Sound with Teresa Doyle

In this fun and lively workshop, Teresa will be focusing on solid vocal technique and introducing singing as a healing modality to reduce stress. Teresa will introduce exercises that singers can use to develop their pitch, resonance and delivery. She will share healing voice exercises that are simple to learn, fun to sing, and reduce stress. Teresa will lead us in songs, gentle movement, free improvisation and chanting, moving our brain from a stressful state to a more relaxed and peaceful one. Cost: $175. Contact

August 11 to August 13, 2017

The Heart Circle with Katlin and Emily Doyle

A weekend of retreat into the heart through ceremony, earth connection, meditation, cacao, and sharing. Enjoy the healing power of gathering together in circle as we honor our true selves in sacred space. Cost: $177. Contact and

August 20, 2017 (1:00 pm to 4:00 pm)

Circle Dancing with Andrée Ostiguy

Using inspiring music from many world cultures, we will dance both old and modern dances as an expression of communal celebration, unity and spiritual attunement. All are welcome! No dance experience is required as each dance is taught before it is danced. Andrée Ostiguy has led dance circles for over 20 years both in Ontario, New Brunswick, at retreats, conferences, dance camps, weddings, small groups, and community celebrations. She is inspired by the thought that we are teaching our hearts to dance together, to come into rhythm with the universal dance. Cost: $25. Contact

September 1 to September 3, 2017

Maritime Yoga College Training

Join Brenda Feuerstein and guests for a deeper study into the Sanskrit language, mantra, sound meditation and more. We will learn through art, movement, and supportive group exercises. For more information and costs contact


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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Concerts and workshops sponsored in part by the Government of Prince Edward Island.