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Gaia Wellness is now offering personal retreats designed to support you on your unique journey to personal freedom.
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.
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 looking 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, snowshoes
- Ice-skating on the lake & sledding
- 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!
- 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 ($)
- Energy Healing and Sound Therapy to clear any blockages that may be in the way and restore natural balance ($) (Extra sessions above what is listed as included in the retreat)
- Bodywork available including Reiki, Reiki Massage, Relaxation Massage, RMT Massage. ($) (Extra sessions above what is listed as included in the retreat)
- Transportation to and from the retreat ($)
- 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.
Starts at $320/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.
Starts at $265/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.
Starts at $220/per night
Gaia Wellness Grieving and Loss Retreat
Emotional counselling to grieve and to heal a core sense of separation. Body/energy work sessions. Yoga and mindfulness practices.
Optional sessions with a Medium are available. ($)
Starts at $285/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.
Starts at Single $285/per night
Couple $540/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.
Starts at $220 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
Starts at $220 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.
Starts at $325 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)
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