Shen blog

By Rachel Davey The Haven’s Facilities Masterplan was launched at the end of 2014. It represents the best collective wisdom and vision for the institution and will serve as a road map for site development, infrastructure, landscape, building renovation and new construction. In 2015 we completed the...Read more
By Ceilidh Kirk The next time you come to The Haven, you may notice some changes to our menus. Our goal is to offer lighter, healthier and more nutrient dense options. The primary objective of food services at The Haven is to support you, our program and conference participants, and leader teams...Read more
By Rachel Davey I am delighted to launch the 2016-2020 Haven Strategic Plan. From 2016 through 2020, we will build upon the strong foundation we have established by The Haven’s previous Strategic Plan, to enable even more positive change in the world through our transformative education programs in...Read more
By Rachel Davey Please join me in celebrating with Justin Kautz, who has been named as The Haven/Gabriola Arts Council (GAC) Artist in Residence for 2016. The Haven and GAC began a partnership to offer an Artist in Residence program in 2012 and Justin is our fifth resident artist and first musician...Read more
November and December are the busiest fundraising months for Haven Foundation when generous donors like you give to support Financial Aid, the capital campaign for the Facilities Masterplan, Youth Leadership or to our General Fund. We appreciate all your many donations, and want to make it as easy...Read more
By Rachel Davey I am delighted and honoured to share with you the information about the Ewan Fund, created by Gwen Ewan, Haven core faculty member, Director of Education and beloved friend and mentor to many. Gwen passed away in August 2012. Her legacy to The Haven is extensive, and now includes...Read more
By Rachel Davey For the last ten days I have been in China, attending the first ever Centers Gathering to be held in Asia. It has been a rich and rewarding experience and I hope this article will give some insight into why. The International Holistic Centers Gathering has been in existence for more...Read more
These days The Power of Direct Mirroring is led by Cathy McNally and Wendy Huntington (pictured). Here they revisit two pieces written for Shen 17 years ago, by Gary Holdgrafer and Suzanne Gobeil Partridge. House of Mirrors By Suzanne Gobeil Partridge. Suzanne is The Haven’s Reflexologist. This...Read more
By Susan Clarke. This article was first published on Susan's blog We launched the first Living It! September 11th, with a weekend in person at The Haven, and online sessions to follow! It’s been a year or more in the making. The initial plan, to launch a nine-month blended onsite...Read more
By Cathy Wilder. Cathy is leading Communication Fundamentals with Cathy McNally, Oct. 16–19. Register online, by email (register@ or call 1 800 222 9211 ext 1. About four years ago, I was first exposed to this program when Cathy and Ernie McNally were leading it. At that time, its overall...Read more