The Retreat Centre: Transforming society by transforming the individual

We Believe

Living is an art that is learned and developed.

Today, we live in an environment that can easily lead us astray and leave us feeling overwhelmed by the stress of everyday life.

With an ever more demanding professional life and sometimes tumultuous relationships, we all need a moment of serenity and a period of calm to help us rest our spirit and approach life in a purposeful way.

Who we Are

Since 1981, we have been teaching breathing and meditation techniques around the globe. Present in 155 countries, the Foundation has reached over 370 million individuals.

The International Art of Living Centre Canada is a wellness and educational centre that offers relaxing retreats, stays, courses and training programs. It serves as a peaceful oasis to anyone looking to reconnect with nature and with themselves.

Learn the art of living in happiness and peace

Acquire the tools needed to overcome the stress and anxiety of everyday life

HAPPINESS RETREAT

HAPPINESS RETREAT

Learn how to achieve and maintain happiness

MEDITATION RETREAT

MEDITATION RETREAT

Discover simple and effective meditation techniques

SILENCE RETREAT

SILENCE RETREAT

Control the silence, as well as the calm and comfort it provides

YOGA RETREAT

YOGA RETREAT

Discover the benefits of yoga, the science of physical, mental and spiritual balance

Visit Our Ayurvedic Center

Visit Our Ayurvedic Center

Take advantage of the benefits of Ayurvedic treatments and massages by visiting the Ayurvedic center of the Art of Living foundation. A unique experience awaits you.

You can also take part in our training workshops, offered by our Ayurveda specialists. Ayurveda is the oldest natural and holistic health system in the world.

Visit the Organic Gardens

Visit the Organic Gardens

Our certified organic garden is cultivated according to ancestral methods and our harvesting is carried out by hand without the use of mechanical tools.
When visiting our garden:

Located in an enchanting setting in the heart of one of the most beautiful forests of the Mauricie region, the International Art of Living Center – Canada is one of the four major international places of contemplation of the Art of Living Foundation, which has been actively working towards creating a world without stress and without violence since 1981.

Plan your stay today in this haven of peace and serenity that will allow you to recharge your batteries and regain energy and enthusiasm.

Come and stay for a few days while enjoying our accommodation options or invite your friends and loved ones to a peaceful gathering in a magical setting.

Are you interested in our activities?

Would you like to support our mission and this space of balance and peace?

Find out about our various volunteer work opportunities or contribute to the continuation of our activities by making a donation.

Don’t hesitate to visit our shop and immerse yourself in the world of the Vedas and India.

For any questions about the activities of the Art of Living foundation, contact us today!

Center Tour with Gurudev

On the occasion of Guru Purnima, Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is visiting the center this year from July 15 – 21, 2019. Watch this short video that was taken when Gurudev visited the center in 2017.