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Sun, Jul 21



ReTurn to YourSelf ~ Gaia's Signature Intensive Transformation Program - Final In Person RTY Program of 2024

Designed to empower, awaken and inspire you on your path to personal freedom! ​ Gaia's signature Return to YourSelf Intensive Transformation Program is offered as a 5 Day Program.

ReTurn to YourSelf ~ Gaia's Signature Intensive Transformation Program - Final In Person RTY Program of 2024
ReTurn to YourSelf ~ Gaia's Signature Intensive Transformation Program - Final In Person RTY Program of 2024

Time & Location

Jul 21, 2024, 4:00 p.m. – Jul 26, 2024, 2:00 p.m.

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


About the event

Gaia's signature Return to YourSelf Intensive Transformation Program is offered as a:

5 Day Retreat at the Yoga Garden Retreat (previously Gaia Wellness Retreat 2017 - 2023)

July 21-26, 2024

The ReTurn to YourSelf Intensive Program is designed to provide you with the supportive guidance to go within & heal painful patterns at their root, helping you learn to identify and release all the inner blocks that keep you from living your life to its fullest.


  • Learn and put into practice a powerful process for identifying and dismantling the stories that no longer serve you.
  • Discover how to change your thoughts and beliefs allowing for transformation to occur.
  • Re-connect with your authentic self; which will help you connect to a greater sense of purpose.

This intensive program offers mindfulness-based, self-enquiry coaching and practical tools to assist in healing from issues such as depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, addictive behaviours, grief and illness.

This program offers support and guidance designed to help clients experience true healing and transformation.

During this program you will:

~ Heal and transform negative patterns and self-defeating behaviours

~ Identify and transform core-beliefs that are blocking true well-being & happiness

~ Strengthen your relationship with yourSelf by learning practices that will release self-doubt, judgement and

old patterns of negative self-talk

~ Release the grip of resentment through practices designed to support letting go and embodying authentic forgiveness

~ Bring awareness to issues that are affecting your acceptance of your body and your ability to open your heart fully.

~ Embrace self-care, self-compassion, self-trust, self-acceptance and self-love

~ Experience emotional and energetic healing that will address the root causes of unconscious patterns.

~ Explore body oriented practices and self inquiry techniques designed to support the transformation of

negative emotional and mental imprints.

Participants will learn breathing and relaxation techniques to expel built up toxins and negativity; self-compassion and loving kindness meditations to deeply connect to the heart; mindful self-inquiry practices to rediscover the true self, and body-centred practices that honour and nurture the body’s needs.

Included in this program:

  • Mindfulness Coaching
  • Compassionate Inquiry Therapy
  • Dyad Therapy
  • Core Belief Therapy
  • Somatic Trauma Healing
  • Reiki/Energy Healing
  • Shamanic Healing
  • Sound Therapy

Sunday July 21

4pm - Arrival & Settle In

5pm - Dinner

6pm - Welcoming Circle

7pm - Meditation & Sound Bath

8pm - Sauna Session

Monday July 22

8am - Light Breakfast

9am - Yoga

10am - Group Session (Re-Writing Our Stories & Beliefs)

12pm - Lunch

1pm - 5pm

Private Healing Sessions

6pm - Dinner

7pm - Oracle Readings

8pm - Free Time

Tuesday July 23

8am - Light Breakfast

9am - Yoga

10am - Group Session (Overcoming Triggers and Trance Behaviours)

12pm - Lunch

1pm - 5pm

Private Healing Sessions

6pm - Dinner

7pm - Meditation & Sound Bath

8pm - Free Time

Wednesday July 24

8am - Light Breakfast

9am - Yoga

10am - Group Session (Uncovering & Healing Our Deepest Wounds)

12pm - Lunch

1pm - 5pm

Private Healing Sessions

6pm - Dinner

7pm - Art Therapy

8pm - Free Time

Thursday July 25

8am - Light Breakfast

9am - Yoga

10am - Group Session (Self Care & Healing Relationships)

12pm - Lunch

1pm - 5pm

Private Healing Sessions

6pm - Dinner

7pm - Meditation & Sound Bath

8pm - Free Time

Friday July 26

8am - Light Breakfast

9am - Yoga

10am - Group Session (Speaking Our Truth & Taking Back Our Power)

12pm - Lunch

1pm - Closing Ceremony

2pm - Retreat Ends


Programming $449/per day

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

Meals & Camping $109/per day


All inclusive in Shared Cabin (double occupancy)

$3490 + Tax


All inclusive Camping (please bring your own tent and equipment) 

$2790 + Tax

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.

Minimum 50% Deposit Required upon Registration. Remainder due 30 days prior to retreat.

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


“I attended the personal transformation retreat and it was the best gift I have given myself in 36 years."

"It was like 10 years of therapy in 5 days, it changed and reset my life in profound and sustainable ways."

"Billie truly understands the world of trauma, and has the empathy and the skill set to assist those who struggle to heal."


"Gaia's ReTurn to YourSelf Program has been the most memorable and eye-opening experience to date"


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.


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!

We require a minimum of 4 participants in order to offer the program. If for any reason we do not have 4 participants registered we will offer any registered participants the next available date or a full refund with a minimum notice of 30 days notice.


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.

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

Many blessings,

Billie and the Gaia Wellness Team

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.

You can follow them on social media through the links below 🙏🏼



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