Take time to connect with your authentic self and truly heal...

Gaia Wellness is now offering Personal Retreats designed to support you on your unique journey to personal freedom. 

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.

Services Available

Energy Healing & Therapeutic Sound, BioTuning, Yoga and Meditation, Guidance Sessions, Healthy Cooking Classes, Relaxation & Reiki Massage, Self-Inquiry Therapy, Connecting to Nature and so much more! 


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!


Typical 5-day Personal Transformation Retreat program includes:

  • Daily morning meditation and breathwork
  • 5 Morning Yoga sessions to further connect with the Whole body. Option to choose from many yoga styles and level of practice.
  • 4 Night-time Yoga Nidra session to promote better sleep
  • 8 Intuitive Counselling sessions that will offer practices and techniques to deepen your connection to your authentic self
  • 3 Energy Healing & Sound Therapy sessions (Reiki or Reiki Massage sessions)
  • Daily Free Time to explore, relax and re-connect with stillness
  • Closing Fire Ceremony
  • 100% vegetarian & vegan food: raw foods, cooked or juice fasting, organic where possible
  • 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, Mindfulness Meditation, Kundalini, Sound Baths (Gong, Crystal Bowls, Drumming, Native Flute, Tuning Forks & more) Chakra Healing & Shamanic Practices.
  • 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 
  • 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!


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 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:


Personal Transformation - Intensive Retreat

Our longer 5 - 14 day Personal Transformation - Intensive program offers more extensive support and mindfulness-based, self-enquiry coaching to assist in healing from Depression, Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, PTSD, Addictions, and Illness all in a safe and supportive retreat environment.

This program will offer intensive support and guidance to assist participants in awakening true healing in a safe and supportive retreat environment.

During this retreat you will:

~ Heal and transform negative patterns and self-defeating behaviours 

~ Identify and transform core-beliefs that are blocking true well-being & happiness

~ Strengthen your relationship with yourSelf by learning to practices that will release self-doubt, judgement and old patterns of negative self-talk

~ Release the grip of resentment through practices designed to support letting go and embodying authentic forgiveness

~ Bring awareness to issues that are affecting your acceptance of your body and your ability to open your heart fully. 

~ Embrace self-care, self-compassion, self-trust, self-acceptance and self-love

~ Experience emotional and energetic healing that will address the roots of unconscious patterns. 

~ Explore body oriented practices and self inquiry techniques designed to support the transformation of negative emotional and mental imprints.

Participants will learn breathing and relaxation techniques to expel built up toxins and negativity; self-compassion and loving kindness meditations to deeply connect to the heart; mindful self-inquiry practices to rediscover the true self, and body-centered practices that honour and nurture the body’s needs.

All participants will also receive support to learn and create intentions and plans to continue the practices after the retreat as you awaken true healing on your path to personal freedom.

Included in this package:

Reiki/Energy Healing, Sound Therapy, Yoga & Mindfulness Sessions, Self-Enquiry Guidance Sessions, Nightly Yoga Nidra & Gong Bath, Shamanic Fire Ceremony for Letting Go and all GWR amenities including daily sauna.

Program Tuition starts at $340/per day

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

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


Mindfully Recovering Retreat - Addiction Retreat

Following the detox of the body with the approval from a qualified physician in a safe and supportive environment. (If neccessary)

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


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


Health & Wellness Retreat

Rejuvenate and revitalize. Integrated healing and support to improve the state of your health through juice cleanse, a 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


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


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


Men's Healing Retreat

Embrace your deepest and truest self with individual and group Guidance Sessions, Energy Healing to help you align with the fullness of your gifts and talents, Gain insight into your relationships and work in daily Mindfulness Sessions, and reconnect with yourself on a deep level in the natural surroundings of Gaia Wellness. Daily Sauna, Sound Baths and Yoga Nidra.

Program tuition starts at $285/per day

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

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


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


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



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

  • Retreat Name Personal Transformation Retreats
  • Type
  • Date Dates Available Year - Round
  • Cost Starting at $220/per night + meals & lodging