Rock Barra Retreat

Diverse workshops, yoga and more

Rock Barra Retreat will host a slate workshops this summer and fall. Their co-op is growing, and every year they offer more events at their remote location in Eastern PEI. 

Rock Barra Retreat

The Retreat will offer a wide array of workshops throughout the summer and into the fall, welcoming the return of some perennial favourites like Irene Novaczk’s identifying sea plants and Teresa Doyle’s singing workshop. New offerings include nature photography with Isobel Fitzpatrick and a Plein Air painting day hosted by Betty Jenkins. 

There will also be a diverse schedule of healing arts workshops. Cree elder and art therapist Louisa Lamothe, and teacher and artist Hailey Hennessey, will share a weekend workshop exploring the four sacred elements in relation to art therapy. Brittany Talarico will be sharing a gentle hatha yoga class every Wednesday evening from 6–7 pm starting July 26, and seasoned workshop facilitators Yvette Doucette, Emily Doyle, Abi Totty and Katlin Doyle will offer two weekend women’s retreats, both in July and September. 

The co-op will also be offering mini retreats to six artists. Under the banner The Waters and the Wild, the co-op is partnering with this town is small for two week-long artist residencies in September and hosting a two-day climate change festival in August. Visit for all the details.