• Dorm bed (upper) - Participant – CAD $1,171.00
  • Dorm bed (lower) - Participant – CAD $1,171.00
  • Basic Room - Shared - Participant – CAD $1,243.00
  • Basic Room - Private - Participant – CAD $1,465.00
  • Forestview - Shared - Participant – CAD $1,321.00
  • Forestview - Private - Participant – CAD $1,045.00
  • Oceanview Room - Private - Participant – CAD $1,735.00
  • Oceanview Suite - Private - Participant – CAD $1,879.00
  • Staying off-premise - Participant – CAD $1,045.00

Date & Time Details:
May 11th - dinner at 6pm, first session follows at 7:30pm
May 14th - finish with lunch at noon

Location: In Person at The Haven

240 Davis RdGabriola Island, BC V0R 1X1, Canada

Contact: Haven Registrars, register@haven.ca
1 800 222 9211 x1

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ONSITE: Boundaries: The Vital Edge

With Linda Nicholls

May 11 - 14, 2023

Healthy boundaries are foundational to our well-being in all dimensions of our life – our physical, emotional, psychological, relational and our spiritual life.

Undefined, blurred boundaries lie at the root of tremendous unhappiness, for ourselves, others and the world around us.  Especially in the demanding times we are currently navigating, blurred boundaries compound our confusion, stress and frustration.

Clearly defined and skillfully expressed personal boundaries strengthen our capacity for living more compassionately, creatively, and with vitality in order to enjoy greater intimacy and clarity in our personal and work relationships.

This program is for people who want to:

  • Know, embrace and express who you really are with strength and confidence
  • Experience greater intimacy in relationship
  • Have more compassion for yourself and others
  • Become less intrusive and more aware of the boundaries of others
  • Liberate your self from the exhaustion of being driven by perfectionism
  • Free your self from the pressure of pleasing others or proving and justifying your self
  • Discover, speak, and stand forth with your own thoughts, feelings and choices
  • Be proactive and clear when creating new, healthy relationships, following experiences of abuse or violence in the past
  • Free yourself from the experience of being trapped by roles, rules and obligations
  • Gain a new perspective on allergies, chronic fatigue, depression and other symptoms

This dynamic three-day program combines teaching and experiential learning about discerning, defining and then effectively expressing your boundaries.   You will also learn about accountability and consequences for when an expressed boundary is not accepted or regarded.   For those who internalize boundary conflicts into an illness pattern, there will be an opportunity to explore and decipher the boundary being expressed through the symptom.

Edges arise any time self-images or beliefs are challenged.

How we deal with edges determines the quality and longevity of our relationships.  Staying present with whatever is arising, we discover an intrinsic equanimity and freedom, which allows us to access the natural state of open and effortless Being.  In this state we are able to more fully be with emotions, issues and thoughts without needing to avoid, exaggerate or minimize them.  Rashani


Our Earlybird tuition price of $775 is available to those registered and paid in full one month prior to the program start.  Full tuition is $810. We are offering private and shared room options.

You can find our cancellation policy here


  • Breakfast 8:00 – 9:00am
  • Morning session 9:15am to noon
  • Lunch noon to 1:00pm
  • Afternoon session 3:00 – 6:00pm
  • Dinner 6:00 – 7:00pm
  • Evening session 7:30 – 9:30pm

Afternoon and evening sessions can vary.  Your program finishes with lunch on the last day


Covid 19 Protocols and Mask Mandates:

The Haven is currently following the BC Provincial health guidelines which means that proof of vaccination is no longer required to register for this program.  Masks will no longer be required to be worn inside session rooms, while those who wish to continue wearing masks may do so.

Participants are required to self-monitor for symptoms of illness, and are asked to isolate from others when showing symptoms.

Review our current Communicable Disease Safety Protocols to keep us all healthy on property.


Admission requirements: The student must have the desire and ability to learn.  Must demonstrate a capacity for responsible self care, responsible self organization and sound mental health.  The student must understand and speak English.

This program does not require approval by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training.  As such, the registrar did not review this program. What does this mean? Click here to learn more.


Linda Nicholls
Linda Nicholls DipC is an elder, serving as a guide in transformational circle work for more than thirty-five years in North America and internationally.  She is Senior Faculty with The Haven Institute on Gabriola Island, BC, Canada. She has worked intimately with people of all ages and several cultures leading programs that focus on body, breath and energy training; conscious breathwork; shadow exploration; communication skills; sexuality; grieving; defining boundaries; conscious alternatives to depression; reviewing and renewing relationships; guiding teens and youth into their adulthood, and more. Website: Linda Nicholls
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