Services Available at Gaia Wellness Retreat
Gaia Wellness Retreat is dedicated to and passionate about helping our clients to reach their fullest potential and discover their truest Self.
Our services available include RMT Massage (Swedish and Sacred Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage, Cranisacral, SomatoEmotional Release), Integrated Energy Healing & Reiki, Therapeutic Sound, BioTuning, Yoga and Meditation, Spritual Therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Authentic Movement/Expressive Arts Therapy, Psychological Services, Couples & Sex Therapy, Nutrition Counselling, Ayurveda & Healthy Cooking Classes, Relaxation & Reiki Massage, Compassionate-Inquiry Therapy, Nature Therapy, Dog Therapy and so much more!
Listed below are some of the ways you can benefit from all we have to offer here at Gaia Wellness Retreat. These services can be added to a Retreat or can be arranged seperately.
Some services are now being offered at our Barrhaven location! Please contact us for more details or visit http://www.gaiawellnessretreatbarrhaven.com
Spiritual Therapy - $108/hr (Skype Video Call Available)
During these sessions Billie, Destini or Natalie can share her knowledge and experience with you to assist you on your journey within. These sessions are an opportunity for you:
~To discuss questions you may have about the practice of yoga and or meditation
~To discuss areas of your practice or your life where you feel stuck
~Identify and re-write core beliefs that are no longer serving you
~Receive guidance on how to connect with your authentic self and discover your purpose
~Participate in Dyad communication and self inquiry to investigate life's bigger questions
~Develop new habits of self-compassion and letting go
~Cultivate a relationship with your truth
~Create a personal practice to support your path to personal freedom
Spiritual Therapy with Billie can also include:
~Beyond Addictions - A Yogic Path to Addiction Recovery, Buddhist Psychology, Compassionate Inquiry Therapy, Core Beliefs Regeneration Therapy, Reiki & Integrative Energy Healing, Therapeutic Sound & BioTuning, Kundalini & Insight Meditation.
Spiritual Therapy with Destini can include:
~Transpersonal Psychology, Buddhism, Native American and Earth-based teachings, Shamanism, Energy as Medicine, Yoga and Meditation, Kundalini Energy, Mysticism and a deepening Spirituality
Spiritual Therapy with Natalie can include:
~ Indigenous Culture, New Age Religions, Self-Awareness, Human Dynamics, Life Skills & Counsel for Individuals, Couples, Families, Public Groups and Corporate
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Compassionate Inquiry Therapy - $108/hr (Also available at GWR Barrhaven)
Reiki & Energy Healing Sessions - $95/hr (Also available at GWR Barrhaven)
Billie & Christa are Certified Reiki Therapists and Integrated Energy Healers who works with your energy to help speed healing, reduce pain, and decrease other symptoms you may be experiencing.
Energy Healing is a safe method of spiritual or energy healing. Virtually all illnesses and conditions can be improved using Energy Healing and it’s a wonderful complement to western medical treatments because it has no side effects and promotes a happy, positive mindset which is essential to healing.The pollutants that interfere with life force energy are emotions like anger, jealousy, feelings of unworthiness, depression, guilt, insecurity or resentment.
The body a combination of the physical body and the thinking/spiritual being. Together, that makes up “you.” Reiki works holistically to allow the real you – without the physical and emotional pollutants – to shine through.
Reiki with Tara & Severine - Sliding Scale $40-$80
PEMF + Reiki + Sound Healing Sessions - $125/hr (Also available at GWR Barrhaven)
Pulsed ElectroMagnetic Field Therapy, commonly known as PEMF is a form of energy medicine. PEMF therapy, modeled after the earth’s own electromagnetic pulse, introduces a low frequency pulsed electro-magnetic field that recharges the cells of the body. This allows the cells to float freely, increasing their effective functioning surface area and consequently enhancing circulation, oxygenation and hydration. At the same time cellular ability to absorb nutrients and remove toxins from the body is greatly increased. With all these beneficial effects
What to expect on your visit:
All PEMF treatments are administered with you being fully clothed, removing all metals such as jewelry, watch, cell phone, iPod (any electronic devices), coins etc, wallet containing bank cards. Keep magnetic cards (e.g. credit cards) at a distance of at least 50 cm from the applicator when the system is active, to avoid damage of the data on the magnetic strip.
Although there are no absolute contraindications or side effects, PEMF Sessions are available to anybody, of any age, except for those persons who have/are:
Pacemaker, defibrillator or implanted chip
PEMF Sessions last 60 during which time you will also receive hands on Reiki Healing and Sound Therapy. During the session, you may feel a certain sensation of warmth, which is however, normal and is not a contra indication.
The system creates invisible Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Fields (PEMF) causing living cells to realign themselves in ways that restore and sustain health and well-being.
Before each treatment, we recommend drinking a glass of water, which has been shown to enhance the benefits. You might even notice that you are thirsty after the treatment and need to use the bathroom. This is a direct effect of detoxification since the body excretes waste materials.
Each person responds to PEMF in their own unique way depending on age, diet, lifestyle, general health, cultural background, and many more unknown factors.
To book a session at GWR Wakefield QC:
Contact Clare at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 613-894-4242
Sessions are also available in GWR Barrhaven ON:
Contact Billie at email@example.com or call 613-203-4641
BioTuning Session - $95/hr (Also available at GWR Barrhaven)
Biofield Tuning (also known as "Sound Balancing") is a sound therapy method that works with the power of sound and the human biofield to help alleviate conditions such as pain, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, emotional overwhelm, digestive issues, adrenal fatigue and more.
In a BioTuning session Billie will use the frequencies associated with the major energy centers of the body (chakras) to tune the body. Billie uses solar harmonic or solfeggio chords to tune the energy centers that are out of alignment. At the end, she will strike the frequency of the chakra again. When the pitch is perfect, the energy center is aligned. The tuning process takes more or less time depending on how much tuning is needed for the individual client. The affect of a BioTuning Session on the client is similar to a deep relaxation massage. One exits the session feeling deeply relaxed with a great sense of well being. This is a great way to reduce pain and inflammation or to reduce toxic stress.
Reiki Massage Treatment - $125/hr (Also available at GWR Barrhaven)
Combine the healing power of Reiki Therapy with a gentle and soothing relaxation massage.
Relaxation Massage - $95/hr (Also available at GWR Barrhaven)
This traditional form of massage relaxes the body, soothes aching muscles, and improves muscle tone and flexibility. Begin your session with an aroma inhalation of sweet tranquility aromatherapy blends to ease the mind and spirit. Your skilled service provider will then release the tension with soothing massage motions over the entire body. This treatment creates a feeling of deep relaxation and overall inner well being
Therapeutic Sound Session - $95/hr (Also available at GWR Barrhaven)
Sound Therapy is a deeply relaxing and harmonising experience, recommended for many types of physical ailments and emotional or psychological issues. A typical session lasts around 60 minutes. Sound Healing instruments are used, some of which are applied to the physical body, others played around the body in the subtle energy fields and energy centres (chakras).
Clients experience very deep relaxation, a profound sense of inner harmony and most clients report relief from chronic pain and stress. Billie uses Tuning Forks, Singing Bowls (both Tibetan and Quartz Crystal singing bowls), Drumming, Gong Baths other Sacred Sound Instruments. Instruments are either played close to the body, or placed directly in contact with the body. Tuning Forks can be used on reflex points, meridian points, as well as over and around the chakras.
Energy Healing & Therapeutic Sound Session - $110/hr (Also available at GWR Barrhaven)
During this treatment Billie will intuitively connect with the energy in the aura and chakra system and will fine-tune the chakras through Reiki and Sound Therapy. Effective for treating emotional, mental as well as physical complaints. Client's report experiencing a sense of calm, deep shifts in their energy and significant pain relief.
Sound Bath - $85/hr (Also available at GWR Barrhaven)
A sound bath is a musical journey with therapeutic healing power.
The body’s absorption of harmonic frequencies is similar to the nourishment it receives from food. Sound is not just heard with the ears; it is felt with every sense and absorbed on physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual levels.
During a sound bath, singing bowls, gongs, bells, chimes, and other musical instruments nurture us with powerful, positive vibrations.
Harmonic resonance has a profound effect on the cells, organs, tissues, as well as the circulatory, metabolic and endocrine systems. Sound bathing vitalizes these systems with sound's medicinal nutrients
Nutrition Counselling - $110/hr
Working with a Nutritionist can help you improve your relationship with food and achieve your best health through a non-diet approach.
With a nutritionist you can learn:
- what food and drinks you need to be healthy
- how your body uses vitamins and minerals, and why they are important
- how your body uses the nutrients in the food
- how your eating habits can be linked to your emotions
- how to plan and prepare appropriate meals and snacks
- how to recognize fears you have about certain food groups
- how even “feared” foods are important for your body to stay healthy
Private Personal or Group Yoga Sessions - $108/hr (Also available at GWR Barrhaven)
New to yoga? Feeling intimidated at the thought of attending group classes? Looking for more one-on-one attention, hands-on alignment adjustments and want to take your practice deeper? Private Yoga Sessions might be perfect for you! Private Yoga Sessions offer you an amazing opportunity to get one-on-one guidance and attention to deepen your understanding of the poses with proper alignment for your body
Private sessions can be offered in studio or in the comfort of your own home.
Gaia Wellness Retreat can also design a Private Group Yoga experience with family, friends or co-workers. We customize your class experience to meet your needs whether it is a group of friends looking to unwind or a group of co-workers that would like to de-stress or any group just looking to explore yoga. No matter the age, flexibility or yoga experience of your group, we can put together a wonderful class for you!
Vegetarian Cooking Class with John Armstrong - $95/hr
If you have visited us then you have experienced first hand the magic that happens in our Vegetarian Kitchen and if you haven't visited us we encourage you to come and experience for yourself the super tasty and healthy meals being created here. Private or Group Vegetarian Cooking Classes with John tare now being offered in our modern kitchen with a view of the lake from all the windows.
Private or Group Forrest Therapy Walks - Please contact us for detailed pricing
Forest Therapy is a research-based framework for supporting healing and wellness through immersion in forests and other natural environments. Forest Therapy is inspired by the Japanese practice of shinrin yoku, which translates to "forest bathing."
RMT Services with Stacey
Swedish Massage, Cranisacral, SomatoEmotional Release - $110/hr & $145/1.5 hr
Swedish Massage is a relaxing treatment designed to increase circulation using techniques to manipulate the soft tissues of the body.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a form of bodywork or alternative therapy using gentle touch to palpate the synarthrodial joints of the cranium. CST is a gentle, hands-on approach that releases tensions deep in the body to relieve pain and dysfunction and improve whole-body health and performance. CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and it's effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
SomatoEmotional Release (SER) is a therapeutic process that helps rid the mind and body of residual effects of past traumas associated with negative experiences. SER provides a framework and toolkit for working with the body tissues (‘somata’) at the same time as with the emotions, to work towards a ‘release’ of any retained trauma.
Sacred Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage - $165/hr (1.5 hr)
Lomi Lomi Sacred Massage is derived from the ancient Polynesians. It's known as, loving hands massage.
The body is massaged and treated as a whole in a heated room. The techniques flow like the tides of the ocean and are infused with Prana, breath.
The music that is played is a mixture of Hawaiian and Yogic songs to help the client enter into a deep, meditative, restful state. Lomi Lomi is a wonderful massage to help stiff, sore muscles, to release stored emotions and to enjoy a state of deep relaxation.
Many say that it feels like there are numerous hands massaging them due to the style, it truly is a one of a kind feeling, some go as far as saying it's like you're in seventh heaven.
Sessions with Dr. Sabina Sarin
Clinical Psychologist | Sex and Couples Therapist | Trauma Therapist | Hatha and Restorative Yoga Teacher | Mindfulness Instructor | Energy Worker (Reiki and Qi Gong)
In these sessions, accessories/ props are used to create a foundation of support for the body while it is held in proper alignment in restorative poses. This allows for the release of deeply held tensions, and promotes rest, relaxation and healing. Along with breathing techniques and meditation, these healing practices reduce stress, depression and anxiety by promoting the body’s natural ability to move towards balance and homeostasis. The poses invite mindful attention to bodily sensations, thoughts and emotions, as the entry point to healing and to optimal health.
Each session will involve an assessment of your difficulties and goals for treatment, and a sequence will be arranged that best addresses your needs (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression, insomnia, back pain, digestive issues). Together we will examine the blockages that arise in order to promote your deepest healing.
Mindfulness refers to nonjudgmental, present-moment awareness of our direct (embodied) experience, and it is developed through intentional practice. In mindfulness meditation, we practice compassionate inquiry into our present sensory experience, noticing the thoughts/ emotions/ images/ impulses/ sensations that take hold of us, and our typical reactions to them (e.g., analyzing, fixing, planning, problem solving, avoiding, bracing, controlling). Through the use of mindfulness practices, we will learn to shift our patterns through acceptance and self-compassion, in order to lessen the negative consequences (e.g., stress, anxiety, depression) that come with tendencies to avoid or cling to specific experiences. Techniques from the scientifically validated programs of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction will be introduced.
After a thorough assessment of your difficulties and goals, we will develop a treatment plan that best addresses your needs. This may include a combination of guided meditations tailored to address your difficulties, discussion about the difficulties that arise for you during the practice, psychotherapy and skill training to cope with blockages, and personalized home meditation practices that may be integrated into your daily life. Through this process, you will develop concrete tools to create and maintain your practice, strategies to cope with problems or stressors that arise, and the skills to continue this practice beyond our work together. Individual and couple based sessions are available.
Walking meditation is a form of meditation in action. In a walking meditation session, we become mindful of our embodied experience while walking, bringing awareness to changing events inside the body (e.g., thoughts, feelings, sensations), and outside the body (e.g., sounds, weather, surroundings). A walking meditation is a useful and accessible way for people to make contact with their bodily experiences, to come into the present moment, to connect with the earth and their surroundings, and to develop a sense of calm, centered, groundedness. This practice can be done anywhere, anytime, and can be readily brought into your regular life.
In each session, we will begin with an assessment of your concerns, difficulties, and goals. We will chart a course in the natural surroundings (duration and location of your choice), and will design a practice designed to meet your needs. Following each practice, we will debrief on your experience, discuss any difficulties experienced, and discuss strategies to incorporate this practice into your routine.
SE is a short-term natural approach to the safe resolution and healing of trauma. It is currently accepted as one of the leading methods of healing trauma, and is based on the observation that wild prey animals, though often threatened, are rarely, if ever, traumatized. This is because they use innate, instinctual mechanisms to regulate and discharge high levels of energy arousal (fight or flight impulses), that have typically been interrupted/ prohibited in humans. SE normalizes the symptoms of trauma, and helps to safely and gradually discharge the arousal that is locked up in the human body (in the neuromuscular and central nervous system.), thereby resolving traumatic symptoms.
In each of these sessions, we will begin with a thorough assessment of your concerns, symptoms, and needs. The relevance of the SE approach to your difficulties and a plan to address these symptoms will be offered. Each session will involve a gentle somatic (bodily) exploration of the sensations, images, behaviours, impulses, emotion, and story associated with a difficult experience, with the intention of freeing the body from unhealthy charge in the system, and to move towards integration, self-regulation, equilibrium, and rest.
*These sessions are not exclusively designed for people who have been in life threatening situations. Trauma is not about the event itself, but about the nervous system’s response to the event; this approach is suitable for anyone who has experienced difficult events in which they felt overwhelming feelings of fear, helplessness, loss of control, and an associated lack of support.
Sessions will begin with a brief discussion of concerns and intentions, followed by a gentle physical warm up, connecting you with your body and your breath. In a safe environment, you will then be guided to move through all the parts of your body, bringing awareness to your felt sensations, emotions, memories, impulses and/or images. This will be done in the presence of the therapist, who will offer a non-judgmental, non-interpretive, and empathic presence, to help you connect with the wisdom and desired expression of the body. Through sensitive tracking and compassionate feedback, the therapist will help you to engage with conscious and unconscious psychic material. Rejected, forgotten, or even new, potentiating images, feelings, and energies can surface and be brought to consciousness through expressive movement. Body-related issues (e.g., body image difficulties/ shame), unresolved developmental material, preverbal memories, and transpersonal experience may also emerge, leading toward integration, wholeness, and a general state of aliveness and wellbeing.
Psychological Assessments - $150.00/ hour
An empowering, and humanistic approach to therapy will be offered, that may include techniques from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Sensorimotor and Somatic Therapies, Psychodynamic, and Insight and Acceptance Oriented therapies. You may also be led through expressive arts and mind-body practices as a way of helping to get you “out of your mind” and into your body and spirit.
Issues related to anxiety, stress, trauma, depression, body shame/ eating disorders, unhealthy relationship patterns, sexual difficulties (impaired desire or pleasure), low self-worth or impaired self-identity, existential crises and general malaise can be addressed in these sessions. A safe space will be provided to explore struggles and to help clients build the skills and confidence necessary to make desired life changes.
Sessions with Alexander - Indigo Light
A Discussion and Channeling Session - $180/hr/session
This session is good for a first-time experience and to understand your Soul message
A Past-Lifetime Regression Therapy Session - $190/hr/session
Whereby we go to past lifetimes to break patterns and address wounds, clear them and their energy from your life today, coupled with daily affirmation and commitment work
Also available per request are Personalized Sessions covering:
Connection with Guidance From the Heart - $185/hr/session
In order to find our inner voice and truth, connecting us to our Soul, Higher Self, and Creation
Love and Relationships in This New Time - $190/hr/session
In order to establish a relationship with ourselves and find our energetic match and love in this lifetime as we ground into 5D
5D Business Integration - $180/hr/session - Over 3 Hour Sessions
Helping to create, renew or establish projects and new businesses with the right foundation of respect, love, and cohesion
Learn more about Alex
Sessions with Emma Lui - Osiana Wellness
Sliding scale $60 - $70 / hour ( $90 - $105 / 1.5 hours)
Emma Lui offers Craniosacral Therapy and ThetaHealing sessions to promote physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. Stress, burnout, patterns and trauma, including intergenerational trauma, can show up in our bodies as digestive issues, pain, tension, anxiety, depression and more.
These modalities can help to support your healing process and can have profound effects on various areas of your life including health, relationships, family, work and more.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST) is a type of body work that uses gentle touch along the sacrum, spine and head to help release tension deep in the body. Biodynamic CST treats the body as a whole and is a client-led practice. Emma will attune to your body to support it in processing patterns, emotions and memories that are "stuck" and help bring you back into balance and well-being.
ThetaHealing is a technique used to clear limiting beliefs that are affecting you physically, mentally, emotionally or spiritually. Using a combination of meditation and dialogue, we will work together to pinpoint core beliefs that are hampering your well-being. We will replace them with healthy beliefs that will help improve and make lasting changes to your overall health.
To learn more about Emma and Osiana Wellness: https://www.facebook.com/OsianaWellness/