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Fri, Jul 05



Alchemy of the Self ~ Medicine Retreat

Together, we will unlock the hidden potential within, transmuting the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Alchemy of the Self ~ Medicine Retreat
Alchemy of the Self ~ Medicine Retreat

Time & Location

Jul 05, 2024, 5:00 p.m. – Jul 07, 2024, 2:00 p.m.

Alcove, 209 Chem. Usher, Alcove, QC J0X 1A0, Canada


About the event

The Alchemy of Self: A Plant Medicine Retreat

Embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and personal evolution as we invite you to join the Gaia team for this immersive experience, designed to explore the profound alchemical process of inner transformation using sacred plant allies, ancient wisdom, and modern consciousness practices.

Together, we will unlock the hidden potential within, transmuting the ordinary into the extraordinary.

Program Highlights:

Sacred Plant Medicine Alchemy:

- Immerse yourself in the wisdom of sacred plant medicine ceremonies guided by experienced and compassionate facilitators.

- Witness the alchemical transformation of consciousness as you explore the depths of your inner self.

Inner Alchemy Workshops:

- Dive into the principles of inner alchemy, drawing inspiration from both ancient and contemporary wisdom.

- Learn practical tools and techniques to transmute personal challenges into opportunities for growth.

Meditation and Reflection:

- Cultivate mindfulness and inner stillness through daily meditation practices.

- Engage in guided self-reflection to uncover hidden facets of your being.

Alchemy of the Elements:

- Explore the transformative power of the four elements (earth, water, fire, air) within and around you.

- Connect with the elemental energies to harmonize your inner alchemical process.

Creative Expression and Ritual:

- Harness the creative forces within you through art, music, and sacred rituals.

- Design and participate in personalized rituals that symbolize your journey of inner alchemy.

Sound Healing and Vibrational Medicine:

- Immerse yourself in the healing frequencies of sound, including crystal bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, gongs, and shamanic drumming.

- Experience the profound harmonizing effects of sound on your body, mind, and spirit.

Group Sharing and Integration:

- Share your insights, experiences, and revelations with a supportive and nurturing community.

- Facilitated group discussions aid in the integration of newfound wisdom and alchemical transformations.

Nature and Elemental Immersion:

- Commune with the natural world, where the alchemy of life unfolds effortlessly.

- Guided nature walks and elemental ceremonies deepen your connection with the natural forces.

Nutrition and Vitality:

- Nourish your body and spirit with plant-based meals that support physical vitality and energetic alignment.

- Learn about the alchemy of nutrition and its impact on your overall well-being.

Plant Medicine Retreat:

Plant medicine retreats have gained significant popularity as a transformative tool for individuals seeking profound personal growth and healing. Rooted in ancient traditions and wisdom, these retreats offer a unique and powerful way to catalyze deep inner transformation.

Plant medicine serves as a mirror, reflecting our internal landscape and guiding us on a journey back to our true selves.

This journey, though sometimes challenging, is a vital aspect of healing and growing, both within and beyond the ceremony's boundaries.

A plant medicine ceremony can bring emotions, fears, and discomfort to the surface, urging us to confront them and recognize our power to choose how to address them in the present moment and throughout our lives.

During ceremony, Billie offers a safe and nurturing environment. With gentle guidance, you'll delve deep into your inner self, unraveling the roots of your perceptions, values, and beliefs. Through this process, you'll uncover the potential to reshape your view of yourSelf, allowing for a transformative journey towards empowerment and personal growth to take root in your being.

Billie is a trained and experienced Trauma Informed Plant Medicine Guide and Integration Coach and will complete a thourough intake with all interested participants before registration to ensure everyones comfort and safety is respected in program.

You will also receive continued integration support following the completion of the program as you chart your path to personal freedom.


“This journey was nothing but exceptional, transformational, healing and rejoicing."

"It was one of the best decisions of my life and my expectations were widely surpassed."

"Throughout the retreat, I felt supported, safe and, most importantly, loved."

"Billie, the host, was exceptionally kind and attentive throughout the journey."


Programming $449/per day

Meals & Accomodations in a shared cabin $249/per day

Meals & Camping $109+tax/day

Medicine Ceremony $249/person


All inclusive in Shared Cabin (2 beds per cabin)

$1645 + Tax


Bring Your Own Tent & Equipment


Limited to 8 exclusive spaces available


Save 10% if you register 60 days prior to the retreat with a 50% deposit. Additional 5% Off if Registering as a Couple or 2 Friends Together. 50% Deposit Required upon for registration.

Each registrations is subject to an Agency Fee of $50+tax.


For any general questions about GWR or specific questions related to programming at our retreats and programs, please contact either:

Clare Cluff (Office & Admin):


Billie-Lynn Hillis (Founder & Director):


For all inquiries related to accommodations, travel to/from our retreats & programs, & completing your booking, please contact our Travel Associate:

Kristin Bond


Bond Voyage Travel Inc. c/o Northstar Travel

678 Belmont Ave W #201

Kitchener, ON

N2M 1N6

TICO # 2569684

If you are interested in attending, please RSVP below and we will connect you with the appropriate person to answer any questions you may have and complete your registration.

Cancellation Policy:

For retreats, trainings, ceremonies, and other services offered  within Canada; we ask that you give us a minimum of 31 days or more advance notice in order for a full refund of the deposit or other payments to be issued minus a $50 admin fee. If notice of cancellation is received 30-days or less in advance, no refund of the deposit or final payment will be issued.

Final payment is due 30-days in advance - No Exceptions!

Gaia is returning to our roots,

We have some very exciting news to share with you!

After 7 wonderful years of creating memories and transformations, Gaia Wellness Retreats is returning to our beloved roots!

We are thrilled to announce that we'll be relocating our retreats and programs back to the cherished location we've called home for so many inspiring years.

But wait, there's more!

Our cherished home has undergone a beautiful transformation and is now known as The Yoga Garden Retreat, under the ownership of the property’s architect Robert Hay.

While we are sad to end our partnership with Harmony PEC, we've made this decision with the utmost gratitude and respect.

Although we treasured our time in PEC and deeply respect the wonderful souls behind Harmony PEC, we believe this shift is essential for our staff and the convenience of our cherished clients.

With hearts full of gratitude and excitement, we eagerly anticipate this new chapter of collaboration with Robert and retreat manager Zofia, who share our vision of providing a sanctuary for growth, healing, and connection.

Together, we hope to infuse The Yoga Garden Retreat with the same signature Gaia vibe that has touched countless lives over the years.

And that’s still not all!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be serving the delicious dishes straight from the pages of John Armstrong’s cookbook! John himself will be joining us to lend his culinary expertise whenever he’s available, adding his unique touch to your retreat experience.

We can't express enough how grateful we are for this unexpected turn of events, and we are thrilled to welcome each of you back to this incredible space, where the magic of Gaia was born.

Get ready to reconnect with yourself, nature, and each other at the The Yoga Garden Retreat.

And for a complete list of our exciting 2024 offerings please visit our Retreats Page

Many blessings,

Billie & The Gaia Team

Who Should Attend:

This retreat welcomes individuals seeking to embark on a journey of inner alchemy, self-transformation, and spiritual evolution. Participants should be in good physical and mental health.

Note: Our priority is your safety and well-being. We work with experienced facilitators who adhere to ethical and responsible practices in the use of sacred plant medicine.

Join us for this amazing experience and discover the profound magic of inner transformation.

Explore the alchemical process of self-evolution, transmute limitations into limitless potential, and awaken to the magnificent truth of your own being.

Unveil the alchemy of the self and step into a life enriched by boundless wisdom, purpose, and self-realization.

To read more about Billie’s journey into working with Plant Medicines, please visit Kci-Niwesq, the magazine of the Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) where you will find Billie’s article on page 36

We would like to encourage everyone to support NWAC in any way you can.

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