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03
June
2013

17th Annual Kayaking Adventure to Woody Island Resort

If you have been following our newsletter or social media presence, you may very well have heard of our 17th Annual Kayaking Trip to Woody Island Resort. We have created an event on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/544305225613462/. You can read a lot about this year’s event by seeing the description on that page. Just as in the past, we will be teaming up with local business, Eastern Edge Outfitters to put together our event. We’re hoping that this year will be even better than last! See below for a couple pictures from last year’s event and one other year.

We also came across some pictures on this page: http://www.kayakers.nf.ca/sea_kayaking/Gallery/misc_kayak.html from a retreat a few years earlier. Have a look!

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21
May
2013

Getting married on Woody Island

Staff gets new credential

Keeping a wedding simple can be a big challenge. If you have ever planned one you surely know that guest lists and budgets can quickly grow out of control. Planning a wedding at Woody Island has always been a little easier. This year it is going to be even more simple than before.

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07
May
2013

Woody Island Resort opens for 2013 season

Season kicks off with yoga retreat

Hi everyone and welcome once again to the Woody Island blog! If you are currently receiving the Woody Island Newsletter, you would have heard last week about our opening date. (If you have not yet signed up for our newsletter, you can do so now by sending us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and asking to be added.) Our first official sail of the 2013 season took place last Friday, May 3rd. For the first time ever, we hosted a yoga retreat on Woody Island. The event hosted by Shakti Yoga of St. John’s and Mount Pearl, was a great success.

Students of Shakti Yoga studio visited Woody Island for a two-night/one-day trip. The visitors used our large common space in the Oceanside Lodge to take part in their classes. Students followed structured classes and also had some time to work on challenging poses on their own, with the calming view of water in the distance, all the while. Spectacular weather even allowed some participants to stretch out on the beaches and banks of Woody Island. When their day was not filled with yoga, visitors had the chance to walk the island to take in the island’s history and nature. Walking visitors spotted an abandoned birds’ nest, an otter slide, and a few bald eagles. One visitor even made a small water gun from the branch of a tree! 

At Woody Island we have a few more events in the works for the coming months. This includes a kayaking event set for late June. Contact us by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or phone ((709) 364-3701 or 1-800-504-1066) for more information on this exciting event.

Keep checking into our blog throughout the spring and summer as we bring you: news, photos, and history concerning Woody Island Resort. Feel free to share your own stories, photos, or blog ideas. We hope our blog has you itching to visit (or revisit) Woody Island in 2013!

Also see the Shakti Yoga studio page at: http://www.shaktiyogastudio.ca/

 photo by Megan Denty Two of the tree housing buildings of Woody Island Resort, The Old Shop Museum, and some other buildings photo by Megan Denty

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