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Gaia Wellness Personal Transformation Retreats

During a Personal Retreat you will be provided with your own private cabin  nestled in the trees or room in the main lodge, 3 delicious vegetarian meals per day and daily yoga and meditation sessions offered to support your practice and deepen your connection. Personal retreats can be transformative and life-changing-- a chance to re-connect with who we really are, and surrender our old ideas of who we thought we were. A spiritual retreat (silence is an option) can lead to awakening awareness and can inspire an inner journey of self-discovery and self-realization--a deep spiritual renewal that rejuvenates your spirit. A personal retreat allows you the freedom to follow your heart's intuitive way, reconnect with your authentic self, and live simply in joyful presence. Our dedicated team will work with you to design a program that best supports your desired path. This will include personalized counselling sessions as well as a personalized menu if required.
We support your personal growth and healing in a small group settings as well as private sessions. We recommend to choose a retreat according to your needs and intention.


Retreat options:

Retreats are tailored to the individual and start with a basic phone/email consultation to determine needs and intentions and create the best healing experience possible for you!

Meal Plan A) Organic Rejuvenating Gourmet Diet: your choice of a mix of raw and cooked foods. Vegan, gluten free are included.

Meal Plan B) Juice Cleanse – 100% organic liquid diet including juices, soups, super food smoothies; we use locally grown produce whenever possible ($)

Meal Plan C) Combination of Juice and Food Cleanse – 1 meal daily and the liquid diet for the rest of the day or  half juice / half food (for example 3 days juice / 3 days food) ($)($)

 

Typical 5-day Personal Transformation Retreat program includes:

  • Morning meditation and mindful movement with options of: Yoga, Mindfulness Walks, Kundalini Meditation or other
  • 4 Night-time Yoga Nidra session to promote better sleep
  • 5 Morning Restorative Yin Yoga sessions to ease aches and pains and further connect with the Whole body.
  • 3 Intuitive Counselling sessions that will offer practices and techniques to deepen your connection to your authentic self
  • 1 Bodywork/Energy work sessions (Reiki or Reiki Massage sessions)
  • 100% organic vegetarian & vegan food: raw foods, cooked or juice fasting.
  • Delicious, healthy foods, veggie and fruit juices—mostly local and organic, this retreat is known by previous attendees as a foodies retreat.
  • Accommodations and use of all amenities: wood-burning sauna, kayaks, canoe and life jackets etc., library, screened-in hammocks, snowshoes, nature hikes. Commune with nature in all its forms—lake, river, plants and birds. Accommodations are rustic, but clean and comfortable, designed in cedar cabins each with a screened in porch.  Enjoy the serenity of living in a magical forest with amazing views and natural meditative sounds, a few minutes walk to our sandy beach. Reservations are based on first come first serve bases – to get a better room reserve your space early. This is a small, intimate retreat and the space is limited.  
  • Safe drinking water from the Wakefield Spring

 

Personal Transformation Retreats
What can be Included:

  • Meditation instruction: both silent and guided drawn from a variety of traditions and spiritual teachers including Vipassana, Insight Meditation, Shivananda, Kundalini, Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Shakti Gawain.
  • Intuitive Counselling to help you connect more deeply with your own inherent wisdom,
  • Breath-work Sessions: Experience profound transformation through conscious, connected breathing; release of negative core beliefs and patterns
  • Spiritual Life Coaching and Counselling
  • Detoxification in the wood-burning sauna with windows into the forest
  • Quiet time & Silence in nature
  • Daily exercise—yoga, kundalini meditation, hiking, walking/running, swimming, forest therapy walks
  • Amazing hiking trails
  • Private accommodation
  • Freshly prepared, delicious vegetarian meals and snacks
  • 55 acres of nature to explore
  • Private and beautiful waterfront
  • Use of canoes and kayaks
  • Natural wood burning sauna
  • Hammocks, screened in porches, and 3 fire pits
  • Yoga classes, including morning & night sessions
  • Guided practices and journaling prompts
  • Meditate to the sound of the birdsong.
  • And much more!

 

Additional Options:

  • Compassionate Communication through DYAD Therapy
  • Yoga Therapy ($)
  • Local AA Meetings
  • Nutritional Consultation ($) (Included in Health & Wellness Retreat)
  • Vegetarian/Vegan cooking lessons ($) (Included in Health & Wellness Retreat)
  • Very Special Diet ($)
  • Energy Healing to clear any blockages that may be in the way and restore natural balance ($) (Extra sessions above what is listed as included in the retreat)
  • Bodywork available including Reiki, Reiki Massage, Relaxation Massage. ($) (Extra sessions above what is listed as included in the retreat)
  • Transportation to and from the retreat ($)

 

Benefits:

  • Stress Reduction & Relaxation
  • Peace of Mind
  • Rejuvenation of Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reconnection with Nature
  • Healing Grief & Loss
  • Increase Health & Energy
  • Weight Loss
  • Freedom from Addictions; holistic support on recovery path
  • Transform Depression & Anxiety
  • Empower your Life Purpose & Vision
  • Heal Relationship patterns
  • Learn to be Present and experience Stillness

These are some of the benefits that our clients have experienced in the past from this work. We cannot guarantee these results. Each person must take 100% responsibility for their own healing to receive full benefits.
Our retreats are designed to promote spiritual growth and transformation of old patterns.  We recommend at least a 5 day retreat to give you the best results. The retreats are limited to a small number of participants (1-6 people at a time), so you can enjoy the silence and serenity of this magical place, as well as the peace and presence of your being.

We have many personal retreat options to choose from – you can choose one or a combination of programs below:

 

Gaia Wellness Personal Transformation Retreats

Our longer 5 - 14 day Personal Transformation programs offer more extensive support and counselling to assist in healing Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Addiction Recovery, all in a safe and supportive retreat environment.

Healing and transforming negative patterns and self-defeating behaviors resulting from childhood trauma, abuse, accidents, surgeries and other traumatic life events. We offer emotional healing addressing the roots of unconscious patterns. Body oriented practices, self and spiritual inquiry designed to support the transformation of the emotional and mental imprints.

This program integrates many mindfulness practices. In addition to everything that this program offers, you will also receive more personal attention and care. Breath-work/Counselling/Spiritual Life Coaching/Compassionate Communication sessions and Body/Energy Work sessions. You will learn breathing and relaxation techniques to expel built up toxins and negativity; meditation, mindfulness and inquiry practices to rediscover your true self, and release the illusion of separation to live in joy and peace in the present moment. You will also get support to learn and create intentions and plans to continue your individual practices after the retreat on your own at home.

Program tuition starts at $320/per day

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $140/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $110/per night

 

Gaia Wellness Juice Fast, Cleanse and Detox Retreat

Includes daily , 3 green vegetable juices, option of protein shake/citrus juice, cleansing spice and herbal teas, optional hot or raw soup, option of fresh fruits, option for juice cleanse preparation class. Breathwork (70% toxins gets released through breath), Body/energy work sessions. Yoga and mindfulness practices.

Program tuition starts at $265/per day

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $140/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $110/per night

 

Gaia Wellness Health & Wellness Retreat

Rejuvenate and revitalize. Integrated healing and support to improve the state of your health through juice cleanse, nutritional consultation, food preparation classes. Emotional support to reverse effects of negative, subconscious patterns in creating the state of dis-ease. Alternative prevention and healing practices. Body/energy work sessions. Yoga and mindfulness practices.

Program tuition starts at $220/per day

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $140/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $110/per night

 

Gaia Wellness Grieving and Loss Retreat

Emotional counselling to grieve and to heal a core sense of separation. Body/energy work sessions. Yoga and mindfulness practices.

Optional sessions with a Medium are available. ($)

Program tuition starts at $285/per day

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $140/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $110/per night

 

Gaia Wellness Relationships Retreat (Single or for Couples)

Learn and practice compassionate communication skills, transform negative reaction patterns, heal passive/aggressive behaviours, process and heal emotional issues, learn basic Compassionate Communication practices. Body/energy work sessions. Yoga and mindfulness practices.

Program tuition starts at     Single $285/per day
                                          Couple $440/per day

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $180/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $150/per night

 

Gaia Wellness Silent Self Enquiry Retreat

Individual and group meditation sessions for all levels – beginners to advanced; silent and guided meditations, self-inquiry, scheduled silent times (half a day or longer), group and personal sessions, conscious movement meditations and mindfulness practices like Yoga, and meditative walks.

Program tuition starts at $220/ per day

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $140/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $110/per night

 

Gaia Wellness Spiritual Growth/Awakening Retreat

Sitting and walking meditation (silent and guided), self-inquiry, mindfulness practices, Vipassana, integrative awakening, Breath-work/Spiritual Life Coaching sessions. Longer periods of silence

Program tuition starts at $220/ per day

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $140/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $110/per night

 

Gaia Wellness Mindfully Recovering Retreat

Detox the body with approval from a qualified physician in the safe and supportive environment of a private room in the lodge. (We support the use of medical cannabis for detoxification)
Healing Energy/Body work, Self-Compassion and Spiritual Life Coaching sessions, Mindfulness based addiction recovery practices, Yoga, meditative walks as well as more personal care and attention. We will also provide a personalized diet to support strengthening and nurturing the body back to ideal health and wellness.

Program tuition starts at $325 /per day

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $140/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $110/per night

 

Shamanic Activation Retreats 

Through this activation journey you will discover the voice, the wisdom within to connect with the vision of your soul. During this retreat, you will peel layers of distortions and projections that have been accumulated since your incarnation on this plane so you can take action from a space of clarity and conviction.  You will step forward into a space with tools that will assist you in the self-mastery process, fully activated, as a creator of your life.

White owl carries an inter-tribal altar, meaning that we offer many medicines and traditions within our ceremonies. Music, movement, flowers, sacred herbs, the medicine wheel, animal totems, the elements, and many other medicines are called upon to create a sacred space for healing and connection. In addition to these medicines, you may feel called to working with one of the following plant or animal medicines: Kambo, Sananga, Rapé, Cacao.

Program tuition starts at $300/ per day

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $140/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $110/per night

 

Kambo Ceremony 

The use of Kambo differs amongst tribes but the main indigenous uses revolve around lifting Panema – an indigenous name for dark or negative energy and for Hunting Magic – they believe it their speed and energy during hunting and that it makes the hunter invisible by temporarily eliminating their human odour. There are many ways they use it medicinally too, including: malaria, snake bites, fevers, infections, fertility problems, to cleanse, detox and strengthen the mind and body, to increase energy and stamina and to reduce pain.

Outside of the forest, Kambo has been the subject of nearly three decades of medical research. As with venoms from snakes and scorpions, researchers believe that Kambo will open up a new world of treatments for Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Chronic Pain, Cancer, HIV, Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s, Depression, Vascular problems, Hepatitis, Diabetes, Rheumatism, Arthritis, Addictions and much, much more. Their work consists of attempting to identify, isolate and reproduce the incredible and unique chemical cocktail that Kambo is. It contains dozens of Peptides (short chains of amino acids), some of them bioactive which means they have an affinity and selectivity for binding with receptor sites in humans (A receptor is like a lock that, when opened with the right key—the bioactive peptide—triggers specific chemical reactions in the body). The peptide families represented in Kambo include bradykinins (phyllokinin), tachykinins (phyllomedusin), caerulein, sauvagine, tryptophyllins, dermorphins, deltorphins and bombesins. Recent studies have shown that Kambo contains multiple antimicrobial peptides effective against drug resistant strains of bacteria, fungi, protozoa, parasites and virus, providing opportunities for the development of new and more efficient nanotechnological-based therapies for treating infectious diseases. Several years of ongoing research by the University of Paris have shown Kambo to be super effective at killing cancer cells and Queens University in Belfast recently won a prestigious award for their ground breaking work with cancer and frog secretions.

Kambo is one of the strongest natural anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, antimicrobial and anesthetic substances found in the world and one of the strongest, natural ways to strengthen the immune system. It also detoxes the liver and the intestines so it’s a powerful cleanser. Immediate and short term effects include enhanced mood, alertness, clarity, focus, energy and increased resistance to stress, tiredness, hunger and thirst. The mind becomes still, you feel lighter and everything becomes easier to manage. In the longer term, Kambo empowers the immune system, rousing the body’s defence systems to their natural functions so that existing health problems are improved or resolved and future ones are less likely to occur. In spiritual terms, Kambo works in a mystical fashion as a light that opens the way, helping us to overcome obstacles and release blockages on an emotional level. It clears our energy field and realigns the chakras enabling us to break negative habits and live and think more naturally.

Despite the billions of pounds/euros and dollars being poured into researching and developing mainstream synthetic medication from Phyllomedusa Bicolour frog secretions, no one has yet managed to reproduce the original! Kambo in its original, natural form is a holistic treatment that works on the mind, body, energy and spirit at all levels in ways that we don’t completely understand yet. The native peoples of the Amazon are quite right to use the word ‘magic’ when describing this substance.

Program tuition starts at $200/ per day

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $140/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $110/per night

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Guided Shamanic Meditation 

Shamanic meditations work to restore harmony, equilibrium and wholeness on all levels of being through a guided journey of connection with nature, the elements, plants spirits, animal totems, spirit guides, the spirit world, the subconscious, dreaming, and much more. Meditations may be indoors or outdoors at the individual’s request. Musical instruments and medicines may be used upon request (herbs, rapé, sananga, etc.).

Program tuition starts at $90

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $140/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $110/per night

 

Soul Embodiment Activation 

Our body is a community- a collective of physical, cosmic, and elemental aspects. Through shamanic yoga, we bring conscious awareness to all aspects, to integrate our totality into our physical body and to invoke power states of consciousness.

Program tuition starts at $115

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $140/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $110/per night

 

Manifestation Prayer

A guided manifestation ritual to anchor your vision into your physical reality.

Program tuition starts at $90

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $140/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $110/per night

 

Luminous Body Clearing & Blessing

The moment we incarnated on this plane, we came in the world as an empty luminous vessel- our natural state. As we walk our life path, our journey, we lose this natural state of luminosity and we unconsciously hold on to energies that have been projected and imposed upon us by external forces and environments that do no belong to us. Through a luminous body clearing we go through layers of your blueprint to restore your natural luminous nature, to experience life from a place of love rather than fear.

Program tuition starts at $130

Meals & Private Cabin/Room = $140/per night

Meals & Shared Cabin/Room = $110/per night

 

Dates are available upon request, please contact us for more details

Located at Gaia Wellness Retreat (50 mins from downtown Ottawa, 20 mins north of Wakefield, QC)

Please contact us to register info@gaiawellnessretreat.com