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

    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...

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    • Type: Day
    • Date: Saturday April 28, 2018
    • Cost: $175
  • Warmth & Wellness Yoga Nights

    Let the stress melt away as you step out of the cold and into our cozy & warm Yoga Studio and then into the Wood-burning Sauna. Sign-up to join us Thursday evenings for a warm rejuvenating yoga class followed by a relaxing meditation period in our beautiful wood-burning sauna. Each yoga class will offer a supportive approach to gently opening the body, learning to breathe more efficiently and relieving the mind of stress and tension. During class we will blend traditional Hatha Yoga, Gentle Flow, Restorative and Yin Yoga with some subtle challenges for the mind & body. Our instructors...

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    • Type: Classes
    • Date: Thursdays Feb 15 - March 8 7-9:30 pm
    • Cost: $25 per class $85 for all sessions
  • Chakra Forrest Wellness Walks - A 7-Week Course

    Chakra Forest Wellness Walks Join us beginning April 8th at 1pm for this special seven-week series of Chakra Forest Wellness Walks , journeying from the Root chakra to the Crown chakra… turning our focus from the roots of the trees and plants, and the stories within the soil, to the towering crowns of the trees and beyond to the skies… A single Forest Wellness Walk helps you to take care of yourself, de-stress and connect with nature. A series of walks offers a whole new level of self-discovery, vitality and connection to nature. This series brings particular focus to the properties and...

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    • Type: Day
    • Date: April 8, 2018 - May 20, 2018
    • Cost: $45 - $315
  • Winter Wellness Walk and Mood Boost

    Winter Wellness Walk and Mood Boost! 10 am to noon, Saturday, February 10 & Saturday February 24 When the deep freeze lifts, it's time to get outside! Come strap on a pair of snowshoes and join in a special winter walk through the forested trails of the Gaia Wellness Retreat. Certified Forest Therapy Guide Andrea Prazmowski will lead the group through a sequence of activities to quiet the mind, awaken the senses, and open up to the forest medicine. First time on snowshoes? No worries. We cover a short distance on the trail; we move slowly and pause often to look around, notice, and be...

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    • Type: Day
    • Date: Saturday February 10 & 24
    • Cost: $25-$30
  • A Mindful Self Compassion Daylong Retreat May 27, 2018

    Time to take care of yourself with a beautiful day of mindful self compassion practice in nature at Gaia Wellness Centre https://www.facebook.com/gwrwakefield/ Are you a person who has an easier time taking care of others’ needs than your own? Do you have a strong inner critic? Do you have an intuitive sense that being kinder to yourself would serve you, but you are not sure where to begin? After this daylong introductory retreat, you will walk away with some tools for befriending yourself and motivating yourself with kindness rather than punishment. You’ll participate in experiential...

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    • Type: Day
    • Date: May 27, 2018
    • Cost: $140 per person + tax
  • Reflections & Intentions Silent Retreat

    Treat yourself to a week of compassionate reflection and personal intention in a natural setting with dedicated teachers. You will connect with yourself on deeper levels as you practice yoga, reflection, contemplation, silent meditation and connecting with nature – all at a nourishing and rejuvenating retreat. Self-reflection is necessary for the creation of the best version of yourself. It is one of the best ways that you can shift your mindset, increase positivity in your life, and discover a greater connection to yourself. Taking time out to self-reflect can help you process your thoughts...

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    • Type: Mid-Week
    • Date: April 16-20, 2018
    • Cost: 3 days/2nights $295 per person + tax 5 days/4 nights. $495 per person + tax
  • Connecting Sober Women Weekend Retreat

    Kerri Diffin-Beauvais and Billie Hillis are putting together a Women's Retreat for the weekend of March 16-18 at The Yoga Garden/Gaia Wellness Retreat near Wakefield QC. This retreat will focus on Connecting Sober Women and will include gentle yoga classes, guided meditations, outdoor fun activities, relaxation/free-time, sauna, yummy food and group discussions. If you are interested in joining us please PM The Yoga Garden or Kerri or Billie for more details. You can also email billie@gaiawellnessretreat .com or call 613-203-4641 to reserve your space Cost for the weekend will be $250 (this...

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    • Type: Weekend
    • Date: March 16-18, 2018
    • Cost: $250/weekend + tax
  • Connect with YourSelf Day Retreat

    A full day of connecting with your breath, your body and with inner and outer wisdom. We begin with a gentle flow yoga class, then savour a delicious vegetarian/vegan lunch in the light-filled dining room of the Gaia Wellness Retreat, then move outdoors to walk among the trees and soak in the “forest medicine” during a guided Wellness Walk. Afterwards, cap off the day with time in the indoor sauna or exploring the Gaia lands on your own. Program Leaders: Andrea Prazmowski, Certified Forest Therapy Guide and Billie Hillis, Registered Yoga Instructor Cost: $125 Includes vegetarian lunch and...

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    • Date: March 31, 2018
    • Cost: $125
  • Full Moon Forrest Wellness Walk

    Thursday, March 1, 7 to 9 pm The moon rises early on March 1st, so let’s go find our moon-shadows on the snow-covered trails at Gaia Wellness Retreat! In this guided Wellness Walk, we’ll move quietly and slowly among the trees and over the open fields, under the moonlight. We’ll pause often, following a sequence of “invitations” to awaken to the full sensory experience of the forest at night. Our walk will end around the warmth and the light of the outdoor fire by the lake, with vegan hot chocolate and other hot beverages, and you are welcome to linger until 10 pm. Howling is completely...

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    • Date: March 1, 2018
    • Cost: $25
  • Gourmet Candlelit Vegan Valentine's Dinner/Retreat

    Join John Armstrong for a weekend of delicious vegan meals highlighting a romantic, Candlelit Vegan Valentines Dinne r on Saturday February 17th. This weekend retreat will include many available outdoor activities, open sauna, yoga, free-time and aromatherapy + mindfulness sessions. If you haven't yet tried the delicious food being served in the Gaia Wellness kitchen, now is your chance. This will also be a great opportunity to spend time with other like-minded couples in a serene and inviting, natural setting. Gaia Wellness is a 100% Vegan/Vegetarian facility. we support our animals and the...

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    • Type: Weekend
    • Date: February 16th - 18th 2018
    • Cost: $685/couple + tax