• 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 November 29, 2018
    • Cost: $645 - $1445
  • 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
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Root2Rise Yoga & Live Music Festival

    Celebrate the end of summer with good friends, yoga and live music. About this Event As we prepare to head into fall, gather in the woods to celebrate with friends, yoga and live music. Set on a private lake in the beautiful Gatineau Hills, this gathering will feature yoga classes accompanied by live music, as well as an intimate evening concert under the stars on Saturday evening. Day time activities will include a mala making workshop, paddle boarding and partner yoga (included). Featuring vegetarian food provided by Pure Kitchen Ottawa, this event is ALL inclusive, and the delicious,...

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    • Type: Weekend
    • Dates
      September 8, 2018 to September 9, 2018
    • Cost: $125 - $190
  • 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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      September 10, 2018 to September 14, 2018
    • Cost: 3 days/2nights $595 per person + tax 5 days/4 nights. $795 per person + tax
  • reTreat into Your 5 Elements Join reYoga for this first retreat at Gaia Wellness!

    reTreat into Your 5 Elements Join reYoga for this first retreat at Gaia Wellness! At your very foundation you are 5 elements. This is what yoga and Ayurveda teach us. The level and condition of these 5 elements determines your well-being. reTreat into Your 5 Elements will give you time to explore how earth, water, fire, air and ether elements are playing out in you. Your body, mind and soul are impacted by the elements. You have a unique combination of the 5 elements that make up your constitution, but these naturally go out of balance from time to time. Imbalances can be identified,...

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    • Type: Weekend
    • Dates
      September 14, 2018 to September 16, 2018
    • Cost: Earlybird - register by July 15 - $350 + HST Regular - $400 + HST
  • Art & Soul {Women’s Retreat}

    Art & Wellness come together in this weekend experience designed to help women regain a sense of self and grounding in their busy lives. So much energy goes outward, it’s time to give back to ourselves through mindful, creative practices like art, yoga, meditation, essential oils & aromatherapy and delicious vegan food. Join Artist Crystal Beshara and Expression Facilitator Vanessa Rotondo for an exclusive autumn women’s retreat (ages 15+). Shared accommodations in well-appointed cabins hosted by Gaia Wellness Retreat on 55-acres of forested property just 15 minutes north of Wakefield...

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    • Type: Weekend
    • Dates
      October 20, 2018 to October 21, 2018
    • Cost: EARLY BIRD Price (Register before June 1, 2018) $375/person; or register AFTER June 1, 2018 for $450/person.