Group Retreats…
Make the Birla Center YOUR destination!

Do you teach meditation, yoga or tai chi? Are you a group facilitator for a spiritual circle, a support or self-empowerment group?

Have you ever wished you could offer your students or participants a chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and completely immerse themselves in a supportive and nurturing environment to fully benefit from your teaching or mentoring?

A retreat (weekends or week days) at the Birla Vedic Center may well be the answer you have been waiting for. Located in the beautiful country side of the Outaouais region only 75 minutes away from Ottawa and 2hrs away from Montreal, we have a wide range of accommodations that will offer you and your group all the privacy, comfort and quietude needed to make your retreat a favorable environment for growth and change.

Our mission is “To guide and support individuals on their journey towards self-transformation”. To that end, we offer unique services fostering self-awareness and healing through Vedic palmistry and astrology, massage and meditation that can supplement your group’s activities and enhance your stay to make it a deeply rejuvenating experience.

Over the last few years, we have hosted various groups, many of which have become regulars here at the Birla Center! Here are a few:

• Colette Asselin’s “Rest and restore your spirit” retreats geared to caregivers;
• Victoria Lyne’s and Sonia Sharma’s “Women’s Annual Kundalini Yoga Retreat”;
• Louisane Venne’s “Libérez votre karma” annual workshop;
• Tina Kissavos’ “Bootcamp workout” and empowerment weekend getaways for women.
• Sophie Terrasse’s “Les Déesses” (The Goddesses) workshops.

We have been able to adapt to the specific needs of these diverse groups and had the privilege to contribute to the success of their retreats by making our services available to their participants.

To explore how a retreat at the Birla Center can be a beneficial experience for your group and to discuss options, costs and availability, please contact Maxime at 1-866-428-4298 or 1-819-428-4298.

We are here to help.


Upcoming Group Retreats

April 27-28-29, 2018

Qi-gong retreat with Elise Hervatin

Attend a workshop on health and Qi-gong. Connect to the inexhaustible source of life, your breath, through the practise of Qi-gong movements. Connect with the energy of the trees, the water, the sky and the earth during a meditative walk. Reconnect with inner calmness during meditation. Take advantage of your free time to simply be.

All meals (2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 supper) are included, double or single occupancy available. Also included: 90 minutes workshop, 6 hours of teaching and practice of Qi-gong and a total of 2 hours of meditation and meditative walk.

For additional information or to register, please contact Elise Hervatin at 514-445-3320 or


May 4-5-6, 2018

Cleanse and Rejuvenate kundalini yoga retreat for women with Namay Retreats (Victoria Lynes and Sonia Sharma will be your hosts)

Imagine… 3 days of yoga and meditation in a serene waterfront setting. A quiet lakefront walk in the invigorating crisp, fresh air. Spring blossoms. A cozy log cabin with an open fire. Wholesome vegetarian menu inspired from the Ayurvedic tradition. The company of like-minded women. Relaxation and space to breath and be.

All buffet style meals are included along with yoga, meditation classes and workshops. Lots of free time for walking, reading and enjoying the amenities on site. Shared and private accommodations are available.

To find out more or to register, please visit their website: