As we slowly start to re-open we are now pleased to offer some of our bodywork services. We are proceeding with caution to welcome you back in a safe way while still offering you an immersive experience.
Please contact us in advance of your visit to check availability and book your services.
Our program participants often tell us that the bodywork they received at The Haven was an integral part of their transformative experience.
Our bodyworkers have extensive personal connections with Haven programs, both as participants and facilitators, and will work with you respectfully and relationally in support of your learning.
- Massage Therapy
- Cranio-Sacral Therapy
- Abdominal massage
- Thai massage
- Zen Shiatsu
- Transformational Movement Therapy
- Yoga classes and Yoga Therapy
Private Yoga Therapy and Yoga classes
Kelly Price is a Certified Yoga Therapist (Diploma of Yoga Therapy, Pacific Rim College), Registered Yoga Teacher (E-RYT 500) and a Media Artist (BMA, Emily Carr University). Her teaching integrates advanced training in the therapeutic, technical and spiritual applications of yoga with an in-depth knowledge of eastern/western anatomy, patho-physiology, movement rehabilitation and somatic & transpersonal psychology. Additional training includes: Yoga for Trauma/Addictions, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Thai Massage and Ayurveda. Kelly is a registered member of The International Association of Yoga Therapists and The Yoga Alliance, and a Yoga Therapist and teacher at The Haven.
Suzanne Partridge is a Certified Reflexologist and has worked at The Haven since 1992. She first came to attend Come Alive, the Phase programs, and many others. Reflexology as practiced by Suzanne is a gentle manipulation of life energy through the Chinese meridians, seeking to maintain balance and optimum functioning. Energy in this idea is created by the flow between opposites, depicted as yin and yang. She embraces and works with the Chinese five element theory. A session with Suzanne also provides a guided tour of the body’s energy flow from the eyes to the internal organs – all from the soles of your feet! She will often suggest a picture or a word that can more fully describe the sensation or constriction and in this way may assist you to understand your situation and take the responsibility of dealing with or appreciating yourself more effectively.
Available when onsite programs begin
Vicky Frederiksen Dip-C, Dip-HGF offers Shiatsu during onsite programs at the Haven. She has her Shiatsu Certification from the Vancouver School of Healing Arts (VSOHA) and Indian Head Massage (IHM) with Glynnis Osher from Thousand Petal Lotus Indian Head Massage. Vicky is adaptive and creative when working with people in recovery. She has also facilitated programs for women and families at Sagewood Recovery in Maple Ridge, and has coached and supported clients in treatment on Bowen Island.
Booking and fees
Please book using our secure online booking tool below or by email email@example.com
Integrative Bodywork: Massage, Craniosacral Therapy, abdominal massage, Reiki
Is now teaching and providing bodywork at her home studio
Elfi Dillon-Shaw DipC has worked at the Haven as senior Bodyworker since 1984. She offers Integrative Bodywork including Craniosacral Therapy, abdominal massage, Reiki and other modalities. In addition to her massage work, she assists in Haven programs and teaches workshops on sexuality, body practices and stress management, frequently with her husband Gary Dillon.
Lomilomi Hawaiian massage and transformational movement therapy
Gary Kekoa Dillon
Gary Kekoa Dillon MA offers Lomilomi Hawaiian massage and transformational movement therapy. He has studied Esalen massage and Lomilomi Hawaiian shamanic bodywork, as well as psychology, theology, and is an artist at home in his studio on Gabriola Island. He also offers four-handed Hawaiian Lomilomi style massage with his wife Elfi and together they teach Sexuality workshops for Couples.
Come Alive Morning Movement Classes
In 2019, the Haven began offering 2 Morning Movement classes and 2 Yoga classes included as part of the Come Alive program. Keep an eye on our programs page for the next scheduled Come Alive.
“Taking movement classes while doing Come Alive helped me with the program on so many levels…[it] helped me to work through the emotions I was going through in a safe and compassionate environment… It reinforced in me to be open and I felt safe and protected going through those movements in class. Both classes were so empowering and both relaxed and strengthened me in the way I needed to continue the work we were doing in Come Alive.”
– Roberta, Come Alive Participant