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Moving into Connection is a new program created and led by Catherine Fallis​ coming to The Haven November 4-6. Authentic movement is used to explore and repair your attachment and relationship styles. Read more about the program and register online.
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By Cathy McNally Last evening, I asked two loving beings to hold me … and I sobbed myself empty. Today I sit at home in awe of this magnificent gift – and how unusual it is for me to ask, how easy it was to do, and how whole and peaceful I feel today. Amazing. My context: In three days it will be...Read more
Catherine Fallis is leading Moving into Connection at The Haven, November 4–6 I’m very excited to be offering a new workshop that brings together two of my passions. The first is a well-seasoned passion, since I have been practicing Authentic Movement for about thirty years now, and I still love it...Read more
Sexual Intelligence for Body, Mind and Heart is a dynamic program in The Haven's core curriculum that teaches erotic literacy for body, mind and heart. A recent participant in the program put in quote form some of his thoughts on Sexual Intelligence, from his point of view as a heterosexual man...Read more
By David Hatfield Hello Haven community! I'm just returned from a 3 month contract in China. It was super hot, humid and the air quality is truly challenging to me. I found myself not wanting to sing much there, due to these factors. The people were beautiful and gentle, so the human experience was...Read more
By Rachel Davey. Photo of Justin Kautz, the 2016 Artist in Residence. The Haven, in collaboration with the Gabriola Arts Council , began an Artist in Residence program at The Haven in 2012, offered to emerging artists aged 30 and under in the year of application. The 2017 Artist in Residence...Read more
By Ellery Littleton. Another summer has slipped away, and as always for me, there is more than a hint of nostalgia and regret that comes with the end of the season. This year, those feelings came to the surface most poignantly during my visit in late August to the little rural cemetery in the...Read more
Jennifer Hilton writes about a recent Come Alive at BridgePoint Centre for Eating Disorders in Milden, Saskatchewan and reflects on her ongoing process of personal alchemy.Read more
We were delighted to hear this week that Maria Gomori , faculty member and tireless friend of The Haven, has been honoured by The University of Winnipeg as a "living legend and pioneer in the field of family therapy." Maria is a faculty member in the university's Masters of Marriage and Family...Read more
By Toby Macklin Several people have told me recently how helpful David Bowie was at certain times in their lives, so I was interested to read in The Guardian recently about Oliver James' new book Upping Your Ziggy: How David Bowie Faced His Childhood Demons and How You Can Face Yours. ( Photograph...Read more