• Monday Night Yoga & Meditation by the Lake

    Join Jerome Giovinazzo every Monday evening during the summer at Gaia Wellness Retreat for 1 hour of Slow-Flow Yoga and 1 hour of guided mediation by the lake. If it's raining we will move the class indoors to our 780 sqft Yoga Studio. Jerome is known for his humour and his interactive teaching style. This class is suited for new meditators as well as more advanced practitioners. Mondays starting June 25 ~ 6:30 - 9 pm 6:30 - 7:30 pm / Yoga / $10 8 - 9 pm / Meditation / $10 Join us for both Yoga and Meditation sessions or guests have the choice to come for one or the other. Contact us for more...

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    • Type: Classes
    • Dates
      June 25, 2018 to September 24, 2018
    • Cost: $10 - Yoga $10 - Meditation $20 - Both
  • Personal Silent Retreats

    Take time to connect with your authentic self... Gaia Wellness is now offering personal yoga & meditation retreats designed to support you on your unique journey to personal freedom. During a Personal Silent Retreat you will be provided with your own private cabin nestled in the trees, 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 transfomative 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 silent...

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    • Type: Mid-Week
    • Dates
      July 7, 2018 to October 19, 2018
    • Cost: $395 - $605
  • FREE Weekly Meditation Class at City Hall Ottawa

    Lunch Hour Guided Meditation Class in the Councilor’s Lounge on the second floor We do so much to take care of our body but do we apply the same attention to our minds? Join us every Thursdays at noon for a fulfilling dose of guided meditation, helping us to achieve increased levels of stillness, peace, clarity and most of all happiness. Participants will learn a variety of meditation-related topics such as: The benefits of meditation Proper posture Obstacles and antidotes Breath work How to start a daily practice Jerome Giovinazzo: a long-time practitioner and instructor of meditation &...

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    • Type: Day
    • Dates
      July 12, 2018 to August 30, 2018
    • Cost: FREE - Meals Provided
  • Business with Pleasure Retreat

    BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE RETREAT Are you running on empty? Between your family, your business and everything else in your life, do you feel as though you are running out of steam? Today’s world requires A LOT from women. We are expected to ‘do it all’ and somehow keep our sanity in the process. With so much on the go, we end up sacrificing our own needs for the sake of our business and family. This retreat is all about changing that. Join us as we not only help you hit that reset button, but we show you how to stay charged even after you go home. In reality most women struggle to make the...

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    • Type: Weekend
    • Dates
      July 20, 2018 to July 22, 2018
    • Cost: Early Bird cost $995.00 + HST (savings of $200) per person open until May 30th Regular price $1195 + HST per person Payment Plan Available: 4 instalments of $275 + HST (Early Bird) 4 instalments of $325 + HST (Regular)
  • Cultivating Self-Compassion Day Retreat

    Join Billie Hillis on July 29th for a Cultivating Self-Compassion Day Retreat. During this retreat we will slowly begin to awaken and deepen self-compassion through guided meditations, walking meditation, sensing and honouring, and mindful eating as well as mindful creativity. We will gently emerge at the end of our time together to get ready to reintegrate into daily life. Come rest, nourish, heal, and rejuvenate with us. Join experienced teacher Billie Hillis for a full-day retreat. ​We invite you to: *Rest & care for your body *Connect to your inner wisdom *Come home to the present...

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    • Type: Day
    • Dates
      July 29, 2018
    • Cost: $175
  • Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Intensive

    The full eight-session MSC curriculum can be experienced in an intensive format, five full days of training with a Certified MSC teacher who has completed additional MSC teacher training. As the name suggests, the MSC intensive is a deep dive into the practice of self-compassion. While it can be emotionally challenging, concentrated practice allows you to become deeply involved in MSC and experience its transformative potential. Learn to manage difficulty with more ease and kindness Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our emotional...

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    • Type: Mid-Week
    • Dates
      August 6, 2018 to August 10, 2018
    • Cost: $950
  • Deepening Awareness - Silent Retreat

    Deepening Awareness - Silent Week-long Retreat August 13-17, 2018 we will be offering a silent Deepening Awareness retreat focused on mindfulness, presence, and nature. This silent-meditation, week-long retreat is supported by the serene environment of our retreat center, nestled in the Gatineau Hills; delicious and healthy food; and the thoughtful group that gathers. Spend the week learning how to live your life with mindfulness and presence with Billie Hillis & Jerome Giovanizzo. Yoga, meditation, mindful periods of silence, forest walks, healthy food, sharing around the campfire with...

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    • Type: Mid-Week
    • Dates
      August 13, 2018 to August 17, 2018
    • Cost: EARLYBIRD - $875 (Shared Cabin) $1075 (Private Room) or after Aug 1 - $1025 (Shared) $1225 (Private)
  • Women's Kosher Kinneret Yoga Retreat

    At Gaia Wellness Retreat formally The Yoga Garden ~Practice Yoga All Day With 3 Expert Yoga Teachers – Indoor and Outdoor ~Hike the Pristine Forest Nestled in the Natural Beauty of the Gatineau Hills ~Indulge in Healthy Kosher Cuisine Fueled by an Organic ~Vegetable Garden as Well as Local Organic Farms ~Cooked in a Koshered Kitchen Under The Supervision of the Facilitators of the Retreat ~Treat Yourself to a Massage ~Relax On a Sandy Beach at the Edge of A Semi-Private Lake: Petit Lac Usher, Laurentians Quebec ~Cool Off With a Swim in the Summer, Practice Paddle Boarding, or Take a Tour of...

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      August 14, 2018 to August 16, 2018
    • Cost: $510
  • Time diamonds - a 5Rhythms workshop retreat with Lynne Adams

    Time. The most precious thing we have, the only currency that counts. Our true wealth is measured by how we savour each moment: Experience the riches of Time Diamonds. Treat yourself to a weekend immersion of making time - for yourself, for connecting with nature, for replenishing through ritual, art, play and movement. The 5Rhythms guide us as we let the daily grind slip away and expand into different definitions of time. Grounding ourselves in a woodland setting we reconnect to our true nature and dive into the deep beauty of our lives. A jewel in the Gatineau hills, Gaia Wellness Retreat...

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    • Type: Weekend
    • Dates
      August 17, 2018 to August 19, 2018
    • Cost: Early Bird before July 20th $425 - Reg Price $450
  • Sufi Pilgrim’s Semi-Annual 5 Day Retreat

    So “What is a Sufi Retreat/ Happening”, you may ask. It is a period of time we hang-out together in a peaceful and preferably beautiful natural environment, doing our daily spiritual practices together and trying as best we can to connect with our Creator. It should be neither stressful with over-exertion nor slacking-off like a day at the beach( more on this later). Hopefully with the Generosity of God, something happens which shifts our consciousness and moves us to the next level spiritually. Let us all make dua( prayer) that this adventure brings us to satisfaction regardless of the...

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      August 29, 2018
    • Cost: $300 - Seminar $225 -$425 Accomodations