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MEET THE GAIA TEAM

Billie-Lynn Hillis

Founder & Director of Gaia Wellness Retreats & Clinic

​Trauma Therapist | Shamanic Healer | Spiritual Teacher | Retreat Leader | Meditation Teacher | Reiki & Sound Healer | Medicine Woman

Billie is a spiritual teacher and healer who has guided thousands of people through transformational and life changing experiences. She serves as a bridge, connecting the physical and spiritual realms. With her unique abilities, she receives messages through sight, hearing, and feeling, often experiencing a profound connection with both the Earth and the Spirit World.

 

After experiencing many struggles in her early life including trauma, chronic anxiety and addiction, Billie turned to yoga, meditation and spirituality to find relief from suffering and support her in her journey home to her Self.   

 

Billie has decades of experience guiding clients through the practices of Yoga, Meditation, Sound Healing, Reiki and BioTuning therapies.

She is a Compassionate Inquiry Therapist, Trauma Informed Somatic Therapist, Shamanic Life Coach, Shamanic Reiki Master, Certified Psychedelic Guide & Integration Coach as well as an Insight Meditation Teacher. 

 

Billie has a deep respect for the teachings of Shamanism, Buddhism, Hinduism and all other Spiritual Traditions and is honoured to have studied with wise and compassionate teachers including Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, Dr. Gabor Mate, Sat Dharam Kaur, Atira Tan and many others. 

 

Her greatest teachers, however, have been her children, her beloved Grandmother Tree, her connection with Spirit, and her team of Guides.

Billie offers her experience and knowledge in hopes of inspiring others on their journey towards personal freedom. Billie is known for her authentic, non-judgmental and compassion-centered teaching. Availing herself to continuous philosophical education from various spiritual disciplines, she integrates meditation with self-inquiry therapies, applying ancient wisdom to our contemporary western world in a useful and understandable way. 

 

She encourages growth of the physical and spiritual self, citing the interconnectedness to each other,to the world and to the universe at large.  

Shantdeep 

Facilitator/Practitioner 

Yoga Teacher and Sound Healer

Shantdeep has been deeply influenced by her exploration of wisdom teachings in the fields of mindfulness, meditation, yoga, sound healing and energy work. She loves to share her passion for sound, mantra chanting and opening one's voice for self-healing with others.

 

Shantdeep has studied the art of using sacred sound and its application in therapeutic healing. She offers treatments in which her gentle presence and soulful voice draw participants into an experience of allowing the soul to connect with its true essence, allowing to radiate its natural joy and divinity.

Falen Reid

Falen Reid ~ Flourish with Falen

Sound & Reiki Healer | Yoga Teacher | Tarot & Oracle Reader | NutriTherapy Practioner | Hot Vibrational & Sound Bowl Masseuse

Falen's transformative journey began with a life-altering near-death experience that served as a catalyst for her self-discovery and healing path. Her initial step was to prioritize the restoration of her gut health. She then pursued a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner course, successfully restoring her physical well-being.

 

Following this, Falen turned her attention to healing her emotional trauma and liberating herself from the grip of addiction. She sought guidance and knowledge through an ReTurn to YourSelf Intensive Program at Gaia Wellness Retreats, which ignited her passion for holistic healing modalities. This experience exposed her to various therapies, including Sound and Reiki, which deeply intrigued her. Subsequently, Falen obtained certifications in Reiki and Sound Healing, but her quest for knowledge didn't end there.

 

Her journey led her to Nepal, where she earned a 500-hour Yoga Teacher Training certification under Guru Kriti Karki and an advanced Sound Healing certificate from Swami Chaitanya Krishna. Returning home, she dedicated herself to using these newfound skills, offering services like Vibrational Sound Bowl massages, and diligently working to reach individuals in her community who sought greater life balance.

 

Falen's background in community and justice services has further enriched her ability to guide others on their healing journeys. She has accumulated a wealth of tools and knowledge from both her formal education and personal life experiences. She eagerly anticipates the opportunity to assist you in your own pursuit of personal growth and well-being.

Clare Cluff

Administrative Coordinator 

Assistant to the Director

Clare came to Gaia Wellness Retreat in 2017 with a background in administration, public relations, social media management, and professional organizing. She is a graduate of Algonquin College's Public Relations and Event Management Programs.

 

Clare is available to help you make a reservation or if you have any questions about our retreats offerings.

When Clare is not working for Gaia Wellness she offers services through her own business as a Professional Organizer, Elemental Space Clearing Practitioner, and an Accountability & Clutter Coach.

 

To learn more or to book online, visit Clare's website; www.clarecluff.com.

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TESTIMONIALS

"I was exhausted of having the same story go on and on in my head. Billie's 5 day intensive program is amazing. She gives everything she has when she's with you and the program she put together is really powerful. 


Being that I have been in the healing field for a long time and have done many retreats I have never gone this deep.
Billie is strong enough to see how you avoid but her strength comes from the female energy that makes you do what she asks of you"

Diane V

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