Shen blog

Back on March 13th, we closed our doors because of COVID-19. We couldn’t imagine being where we are now and we wouldn’t be, without you. The last 8 months is an amazing story of people working together in community through emotional, financial, and existential uncertainty. “In the midst of chaos,...Read more
It’s #kindnessday and we want to feature a family whose kindness to The Haven has had a lasting impact over the years. Mike and Joan McNeely first came to The Haven in the fall of 2005 during a personal crisis. They were so impressed by their experience, and the kindness of Cathy and Ernie McNally...Read more
With COVID-19 infections spreading worldwide, almost everybody has experienced some level of isolation, uncertainty, and feelings of overwhelm and helplessness. These are all hallmarks of anxiety. How well you respond to these challenges determines your health and well-being, and whether you are...Read more
For centuries breathing methods have been foundational to the lives and practices of healers, spiritual guides, shamans, mystics and explorers in consciousness. By losing touch with their wisdom about breath we have lost touch with nature and our natural selves. Due to stress, fear, anxiety,...Read more
“The Art and Science of Living Well, Together.” This statement has been a guiding principle at the Haven for many years now. It is especially relevant to Haven co-founder Bennet Wong’s idea that we really learn the most about ourselves and each other while in relationship – whatever the type of...Read more
"What would it be like if we could ride the waves of change like a surfer with the skills we need to thrive?" — Bettina Rothe I have always loved the wild ocean with its currents and unpredictable waves. Several times in my attempts to surf I have been swirled around and humbled by the big crashing...Read more
For over 35 years, The Haven has offered a physical space where people can come together to learn, grow and heal in community. Many people describe our oceanfront campus as “home” and we continue to receive many inquiries about when our alumni and guests will be able to return. Our Board and...Read more
The Haven stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and the struggle against systemic racism, police brutality, and all forms of abuse. We want to express our profound sorrow and anger at the violence and indignities inflicted upon Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour here and around the...Read more
If you’ve been to The Haven, chances are you’re familiar with our salad bar – and our famous nutritional yeast dressing. You may have asked for the recipe during your last visit or maybe you’ve been wishing you had. Lucky for you, we’re starting a new series – Haven at Home – to bring some of your...Read more
By Haven Core Faculty, Carole Ames You may question my timing on an article about humour. You might be thinking “life is clearly too serious, what with a global pandemic, social distancing (something we never heard of before, let alone practiced), mysterious shortages of certain paper products”...Read more