ONLINE: Breathe! Recalibration

  • The Haven The Haven
  • Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada
  • Oct 1 - 22, 2020 (22 days)

About This Event

 

Listen. Are you breathing just a little and calling it a life?

– Mary Oliver

Topsy turvy times are continuing to keep us and our world on tilt in one form or another! It is vital that we recalibrate and refresh our personal systems in order to navigate within this cosmic shakedown.

Breathwork is the most potent recalibration tool there is.

Breath is the splendid regulator and unifier of life. Deep breaths are like little love notes to your self.

Learn, integrate, and sustain your vital breathing practice with us.

Not only does mastering the gift of breath offer enormous physiological and emotional benefits, skillful, intentional breathing is potent medicine for opening your self into the vast, infinite space that each of us is – vastness of mind, heart, loving, wisdom and inner strength.

Most of us are unconscious of our restricted breathing and the detrimental impact that has on the multiple dimensions of our existence.

Integrating natural, life-enhancing breathing (the way we are actually designed to breathe) and learning breathing methods for specific purposes, such as soothing anxiety, or expanding consciousness, is an enormously beneficial life skill. When you become in charge of your breathing you become in charge of your life.

How long it takes to embed, integrate and sustain any new lifestyle pattern is debatable, however two key elements required are repetition and regularity.

In order to support you through your personal recalibration, we're offering an accessible opportunity for repetition and regularity in this online series.

There will be four weekly, early evening sessions (PT) to get together, learn about and have personal experience with a range of methods. You will then be supported between sessions with recorded guidance so that you experience the benefit of regular repetition.

Although it is highly recommended that you attend each of the four sessions live on Zoom to ask questions and receive guidance, the teaching components of the sessions will be recorded so that if you do have to miss one, you can catch up before the next session as well as make the most of the between-session reminders.

Breath is life. We should pay as much attention to it as any other aspect of beingness.

– Swami Nostradamus Virato

 

Format:  

In this fist-ever online breathing series, conscious breathing expert Linda Nicholls will offer physiological information, guidelines, coaching, and practice with a variety of forms. 

We will gather on Zoom each Thursday evening (PT) for four weeks: 

Thursday, October 1st, 6-7:30pm PT 

Thursday, October 8th, 6-7:30pm PT 

Thursday, October 15th, 6-7:30pm PT 

Thursday, October 22nd, 6-7:30pm PT 

Note – some sessions may go longer than 7:30pm. 

Join us to rediscover and revitalize your amazing, embodied being to experience calm, release, renewal and interconnection in community. 

Investment:  $149 

Technical requirements: 

This online program will be hosted on Zoom, a video conferencing software that is free for participants and easy to use on a variety of devices. You will need to have a device (desktop computer or laptop recommended; tablet or smartphone can work too), reliable internet connection, and sound capabilities (headset recommended; built in or external microphone or speaker systems can work too). You will be invited to join the call up to 30 minutes early to receive technical support. 

Note: The link to join the call and Haven Online How-to guide will be emailed to participants the day before the program. All registrants will receive a reminder email the day of the program as well. 

 

Venue Highlights

With rooms by quiet coastline waters and rustic cabins tucked away among the trees, you will feel far from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Our property and facilities are designed to support our program participants and facilitate the delivery of our educational programs. Although we may not be able to offer all of the luxuries that you may associate with a resort hotel, we do offer the basics and a wonderful natural environment where you can enjoy quiet comfort.

Accommodations

Thunderbird dormitory is our most economical option. Each dorm pod accommodates up to 6 people, and each pod has its own washroom. Bunks are single over single, with extra-long mattresses. Dorm pods are separated by gender. The Thunderbird dormitory is only available for participants registered in a program at The Haven. From July to mid-August, the dorms are reserved for our Youth Programs.

Basic rooms are simply furnished, comfortable and economical. They have two singles or one double bed, ensuite, no TV. Basic rooms are designed to be shared by two or three people, with beds in the same room and a shared bathroom. A Basic room may also be booked as a private room.

Forest View rooms are nestled in attractive forested areas of The Haven property. Larger than our Basic rooms, Forest View rooms are designed to be shared by two or three people, with beds in the same room, a TV and private bathroom. A Forest View room may also be booked as a private room.

Ocean View rooms offer spacious, well-equipped and comfortable accommodation looking out over the beach and waters of Taylor Bay. There is a TV in each room, a full kitchen or kitchenette, and private bathroom. Most Ocean view rooms have a deck. Although Ocean View rooms are usually booked as private accommodations, you may be able to share an Ocean View room if you and another program participant both request to be each other's roommate.

Many people find that having a roommate enhances The Haven experience. For some, it's the start of a long friendship.

If you choose Basic or Forest View shared accommodations and wish to stay with a particular person, please provide that person's name when you complete your on-line registration. Please ask your preferred roommate to do the same. Ocean View rooms may only be shared if both guests request each other by name as roommates when booking.

If you choose the Dormitory, or if you choose Basic or Forest View shared accommodations and would like us to find a roommate for you, we assign rooms as men only, women only, or gender neutral.

We make every effort to meet the needs of all our guests, but cannot guarantee specific rooms.

Amenities

  • Free Wifi
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Hot Tub
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center

Menu/Cuisine

Our goal is to support you and your fellow program participants with delicious, nutritious meals - healthy, nutrient-packed options for your pleasure and well-being. We strive to feature whole, naturally-energizing foods; avoid the use of refined sugars and other highly-processed ingredients whenever possible; and, in line with both health and environmental recommendations, provide healthier cuts and portions, and reduce the amount of animal protein overall.

We serve three buffet-style meals a day in our ocean view dining room. Mealtimes: breakfast 8 - 9 AM; lunch 12 - 1 PM; and dinner 6 - 7 PM.

Directions

The Haven is on beautiful Gabriola Island, one of the Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia. Gabriola Island is 20 minutes via BC Ferries from Nanaimo or 20 minutes by float plane from Vancouver.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 30+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 15-29 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-14 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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  • Fv fv   October 02, 2019

      2nd time

    Experiential, universal, revelational about relational and self knowledge. Skilled experienced facilitators. Both times I’ve gone it has left me with deep connections in a short time and I continue to stay I. Touch with those co-participants. Food is hearty, delicious, and plentiful. Grounds are peaceful. I look forward to my next course and my next reunion with newfound friends.

  • Daisy Orser   August 20, 2019

      TEENS ALIVE I, II & III

    Our 15 year old son just completed Teens Alive (1-3) for the second time, and loved it. The environment is so nurturing and transformative - I really can't say enough about how grateful I am to have this program as a support during these years when parenting can be TOUGH. Our son is navigating high school with confidence, and making mature and thoughtful decisions - we definitely see him process his experiences in a new way and love what we are seeing. His communication with us is more open and productive, and we look forward to him navigating the rest of his teen years with his hands on the reigns. He is looking forward to next year's program and has plans to become an intern in the future as well.

  • Julian Young   May 04, 2019

      Giving Voice

    The Haven is beautifully set on the waterfront on Gabriola Island. I wasn't sure what to expect at this workshop. I was hoping I would find more confidence in using my voice as I have been confident in speaking in public but deathly afraid of singing in public! What I found was a very safe space to explore making all kinds of sound from humming and babble to overtone chanting and yes...singing. Leah was an excellent and gentle guide and the acoustics of our meeting space were amazing. I would recommend The Haven for anyone wanting to get away from their regular routine and explore their inner world. I will go back for more!

  • Peter Joyes   January 06, 2019

      Imagine 2019

    A wonderful opportunity to meet like minded people and to participate in goal setting activities for The |haven and for myself.

  • Louise Amuir   August 28, 2018

      Journey to Self

    Great Journey to the very centre of myself. I love all the Haven programs and this one was amazing, too.

  • Olivia Stille   August 15, 2018

      A deep, positive, transformational experience

    I hugely benefited from learning new communications models at the Haven. I feel received and empowered around myself and my emotions and can now communicate them effectively. You don't have to be a yogi or spiritual to come to the Haven. You just have to be a person ready to connect to their authentic self. I loved the scientific, evidence based, psych and counselling type approach of the retreat. The instructors and assistants leading our program were so knowledgeable and helpful. They were all fully present and gave amazing guidance. It was also amazing to do this challenging personal work in a group setting where everyone was themselves and ok being vulnerable. Every single person made authentic, meaningful connections during this retreat, including myself. Having opportunity to work in a larger group and smaller group setting was nice. Plus the grounds at the Haven are beautiful and it was so nice to be next to the ocean.

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