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Fri, Aug 18


Gaia Wellness Retreat

Letting Go & Letting In ~ Final Medicine Retreat @ Gaia

Release the past and embrace your inherent ability to change by living fully in the present. In truth, we are not bound by our past or limited by present beliefs; instead, we possess immense potential for positive transformation through the practice of letting go and letting in....

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Letting Go & Letting In ~ Final Medicine Retreat @ Gaia
Letting Go & Letting In ~ Final Medicine Retreat @ Gaia

Time & Location

Aug 18, 2023, 4:00 p.m. – Aug 20, 2023, 2:00 p.m.

Gaia Wellness Retreat, La Pêche, 209 Chem. Usher, La Pêche, QC J0X 1A0, Canada


About the event

August 18th - 20th, 2023

4pm arrival, 2pm departure

*Please arrive at the venue before 6pm if you would like dinner.


Gaia Wellness Retreat - 1 hour drive from Ottawa


Shared Accommodations in either a Cabin or Room (2 people maximum)

$1333 +tax


$999 + tax


Before we begin something new, we must let go of something old…

This Letting Go and Letting In Retreat is for anyone interested in change.

Are you searching for deeper meaning in your life?

Looking for a new career path?

Are you experiencing a significant life transition?

Searching for hope?

Or in need of healing after a difficult relationship or loss of a loved one?

Or simply ready to let go and live a more fulfilled life?

Discover your untapped potential for growth, transcending perceived limitations and experiencing lasting transformation.

Embrace abundance and share your authentic self in all relationships.

With our guided support, clarity will illuminate your path.

Release the grip of the past and embrace the freedom of the present moment, unburdened by past experiences and limiting beliefs. Unleash your extraordinary potential for positive change and embrace your inherent good qualities. By nurturing this potential, you can shape a meaningful life moment to moment.

To invite new experiences and opportunities, release the weight that holds you back. This weekend retreat provides the perfect opportunity to release stagnant energy, untangle unhealthy beliefs, and clear blockages in your chakras and aura. Discover simple and effective techniques to resource your energy, mind, and body, empowering you to manifest your desired life.

During the retreat, you'll also have moments of reflection and integration, engaging in heartfelt conversations and connections with like-minded individuals.


We are very excited to announce to Joe Damiani will be joining us for this retreat.

During the retreat Joe will be offering private cold plunge exposure sessions as well as group breathwork therapy.

Breathwork Therapy

The goal of any breathwork therapy is to support people in achieving a greater sense of self-awareness and capacity for self-healing. It also helps people work toward overall improvement in mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.

When you take time to slow down and purposefully breathe deeply and slowly, you tell your brain that everything is OK. Your brain communicates to your body that it’s safe to relax. The fight or flight response decreases, and your body can begin to function normally again.

It’s easy to become overwhelmed by stress and feel out of control. When you focus on breathing, you allow your body the chance to reset and recover from the negative side effects of stress.

Physical health benefits of breathwork may include:

  • Balanced blood pressure
  • More time in deep sleep
  • Reduction of PTSD and feelings of trauma
  • Stronger respiratory function
  • Better immune system
  • Release of stress hormones from your body

Physical health benefits of breathwork may include:

  • Fewer feelings of depression and anxiety
  • Better mental focus and clarity
  • Decrease in addictive behaviors
  • Allowing emotional scars to heal
  • Better outlook on life
  • Contentment and joy

Cold Exposure Therapy

Joey also practices cold exposure therapy and offers guidance for others wanting to immerse themselves in extreme temperatures.  Frequent exposure to cold is linked to various health benefits.

For example, scientists have found evidence that cold exposure speeds up metabolism, reduces inflammation, swelling and sore muscles. Many athletes use ice baths and other types of exposure to cold to speed up recovery after physical exercise.

Furthermore, cold exposure therapy is also linked to improved quality of sleep, improved focus and improved immune response.

Joe Damiani

Joey Damiani is a Certified  Breathwork Facilitator, Breathwork Coach And CCF Certified Life Coach.

CEO of Awakening Owl Wellness Ltd.

The practice of breathwork teaching has heavily impacted Joey's spiritual journey in outstanding ways not only for himself but for thousands of people within Ontario, British Columbia and Costa Rica through ceremonial retreat circles, private corporate events, weekly group breathwork classes and individual one-on-one private sessions.

Please check out the schedule below for more details:


6:00 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Welcoming Circle

7:30 pm Sound Healing Meditation

8:00 pm Cold Plunge Exposure & Sauna


8:00 am Light Breakfast

9:00 am  Yoga with Eric

10:30 am Meditation & Group Session

12:00 pm Lunch

1:00 pm Group Dyads

2:00 pm Integration/Preparation Session

Grounding/Intention Setting/Free Time

6:00 pm  Ceremony

After ceremony a snack/meal will be offered.


8:00 am Light Breakfast

10:00 am  Group Breathwork Session

12:00 pm  Lunch

1:00 pm Closing Fire Ceremony

2:00 pm Retreat Ends

Option to stay until 4pm


"At a time where I wanted to try something new to improve my mental and physical health as well as my relationship to myself and my family, I stumbled upon the description of one of Billie's plant medicine retreats and decided to register based on her training and experience.

It was one of the best decisions of my life and my expectations were widely surpassed. I rapidly felt a genuine connection with Billie. Her authenticity, generosity and capacity for listening, teaching and energy healing are astounding. Throughout the retreat, I felt supported, safe and, most importantly, loved.

I have since noticed in me a mental, emotional and spiritual shift I have never experienced before despite years of therapy. I am thankful for the new healing modalities Billie has introduced me to. The path I have glimpsed for myself doesn't look easy, but through the ups and downs, I have moments of hope and clarity, and feel blessed to know that Billie is there to support me."

Marjorie ~ Authentic Relating Medicine Retreat (April 2023)

Join Billie Lynn Hillis and the Gaia Wellness Retreat team for this weekend medicine retreat where we will learn how to let go of the past and experience our innate freedom to change that comes from living fully in the present.

Only a few spaces still available.

Please note this will be the final medicine retreat offered at our current location in Alcove QC.

Following the transition of Gaia on Sept 1, 2023 our medicine retreats will continue to be offered at other local and international locations. Please follow us for further details on these exciting offerings.

Many blessings,



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