Mood Wellness & Real Happiness for Whole-BE-ing Workshop

During this workshop participants will be guided to explore FUNdamental principles and guidelines that work to help us enhance our moods, offering a path to healing our anxiety and depression.
Join special guest Jo-Ann D’Alfonso with the assistance of Billie Hillis as she teaches participants how to gain self-awareness and self-knowledge through understanding and experiencing Yoga as a therapeutic tool that can be used to help you find balance in your moods. You will learn mood assessment techniques from a yogic perspective and how to understand the different emotional types of moods. This will help you to look at what is blocking your way in the process of the REAL change you want to make in your life! 

You will leave this workshop better able to:

  1. Fully understand the cycle of awareness for embodied healing
  2. Understand, with confidence, the uplifting practices that will lighten the feelings of depression 
  3. Understand, with confidence, the calming practices that will lessen feelings of anxiety
  4. Learn how a regular practice of Self-Awakening Yoga can help to balance the brain’s hemispheres
  5. Create a unique journey to freedom from moods that block you from wellness and happiness

Jo-Ann and Billie will provide a compassionate and safe space that allows you to establish a sense of ease and trust with the group. We will work together to find awareness, calm and compassion in the experience of anxiety & depression and we will begin allowing in true feelings of connection and wholeness. 
This workshop will show you a path to relief from the suffering of depression and anxiety, a path that will enhance your Whole-BEing. 

8:00 - 9:00 An optional, energizing yoga class suitable for all levels
9:30-12:30 Programming in the Yoga Studio
12:30-2:00 Delicious & healthy vegetarian lunch 
2:00- 5:00 Programming in the Yoga Studio


Join us Saturday April 28th for this workshop in the beautiful Main Lodge of Gaia Wellness Retreat where you will be treated to an optional early morning yoga session, a delicious and healthy vegetarian/vegan lunch, and use of the sauna & property until 8pm…

$175 + Tax /Person -  Registration for the workshop includes optional morning yoga session, vegetarian/vegan lunch & use of GWR property and amenities (including Sauna) until 8pm.

We will be accepting sliding scale payments for this retreat. Please contact us directly to discuss :)

For Workshop Practitioners:

Register for this workshop and stay with us, creating your own  personal retreat. You will receive 25% OFF when you reserve your accommodations in our B&B. 

$243.75 + Tax 

Regular Price: $325 (Save $81.25)

One night stay in a semi-private winterized cabin , tickets to the workshop, all meals, snacks and use of the sauna and snowshoes included

Meet your Teachers:
As a Yoga Educator/Therapist and Yoga Coach, Jo-Ann D’Alfonso has been a leader in the wellness and lifestyle sectors for over 30 years. Jo-Ann is certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher and Nosara Yoga Institute Educator, registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and certified in Positive Psychology for WholeBeing. 

Jo-Ann’s sensitive approach is rooted in deep respect for the intelligence of the body-mind connection and the human capacity for inner guidance. Jo-Ann brings to all of her work an energetic and uplifting style, personal conviction, passion, and easy way of communicating with students and clients. She has studied and has been inspired by esteemed teachers, including Don (Brahmanand) Stapleton and Amba, Jody Myer, Doug Keller, Todd Norian, Jnani Chapman, Yoganand Michael Carroll, Amy Weintraub, Shiva Rae, Shahar Rabi and Tal Ben-Shahar psychologist teacher from Harvard university who has created the most popular course in Harvard's history in Positive Psychology for WholeBeing. For more information and all Jo-Ann credentials in her studies please visit: 

Billie Hillis (Jugat Joti Kaur) is a Certified Yoga Instructor, trained in Kundalini Yoga, Hatha and Yin Yoga as well as Yoga for Addictions. She is passionate about Yoga, Mindfulness & Energy Healing and is a certified Reiki Therapist and Meditation Coach. As the Founder & Director of Gaia Wellness Retreat, Billie has a vision to create an environment that can support and inspire guests on their journey towards personal freedom. 

Billie is known for her authentic, non-judgmental teaching style and compassion-centered philosophy. Availing herself to continuous philosophical education from various spiritual disciplines, Billie weaves thought-provoking meditations throughout her classes, applying ancient wisdom to our contemporary western world in a useful and understandable way. She encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self, citing the interconnectedness to each other, to the world and to the universe at large.

The Location:
Gaia Wellness Retreat is a 55 acre oasis, hidden in the natural beauty of the Gatineau Hills. GWR has been created to provide a tranquil escape into nature for people to take time away for themselves, to connect authentically with others and to just escape the everyday and have some fun! When you allow yourself time to retreat, you give yourself the gifts of time and space

  • Retreat Name Mood Wellness & Real Happiness for Whole-BE-ing Workshop
  • Type
  • Date Saturday April 28, 2018
  • Cost $175