About UsThe Yoga Garden Retreat surrounds you in sacred space while experiencing yoga and other specially chosen workshops and retreats. Only 45 minutes north of Ottawa, there is plenty of room for exploration on the retreat’s 70 acre property. Mixed forest surrounds the semi-private lake and beautiful gardens including a spiral walking meditation garden and zen garden.
Robert Hay founded the Rama Lotus Yoga Centre in 1993. Rama Lotus was one of the first multi-style yoga schools in North America (Ashtanga, Bikram, Hatha, Kundalini, Prenatal) and was the first yoga centre in Ottawa to offer regular professional teacher training certifications. Robert continued to innovate and began designing a vision for a peaceful retreat center in the country specially designed for yoga retreats. In the Summer of 2015, he opened the Yoga Garden Retreat and continues to maintain integrity of the system of yoga and is steadfast in his commitment to serving and being a leader in the Ottawa/Gatineau area.