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Sexual Intelligence for Body, Mind and Heart is a new core program at The Haven led by Elfi Dillon Shaw. Here are some testimonials from participants at the end of the most recent program. Taking Sexual Intelligence gave me the opportunity to practice embodying a healthier and fuller way of being a...Read more
Here I am, thinking back on three wonderful weeks of work, time and connections and living out the last week of this beautiful excursion. What can I type when words will fall so far short of experience? How can I capture the gold of the sky, the smell of the sea, the beauty of an island of artists...Read more
“April is the cruelest month.” So wrote T.S. Eliot almost 100 years ago. In a way, he was right. April can be a very cruel experience to people who imagined that the arrival of spring would wash away all their woes – the ones they carried through the winter like a pack of stones. But for most...Read more
By Justin Kautz Week two has come and gone with more beautiful weather, plenty of performance opportunities and Alpacas. And the odd missed turn leading to extra scenic drives. Highlights of the week include being featured on the Gabriola Island News with Andy Rollerson, playing for the Come Alive...Read more
By Mitch Miyagawa. Mitch will lead Living NVC: 7-Day Immersion Retreat April 22 - 29. This week-long program is designed to support the ongoing development and integration of Nonviolent Communication (NVC) consciousness, whether participants are relatively new to NVC or experienced practitioners. *...Read more
Registration for the Haven Leadership Summit is now open. Join us online or onsite to dream big, co-create and learn. By participating in the Summit you will be shaping leadership at The Haven in the future. ‪ #‎havenleadership‬Read more
By Justin Kautz What a week! In the last seven days I have been met with a veritable flood of beautiful, welcoming people! From the Haven front desk, to the Kids In The Spotlight Program [can't recommend it enough for children and youth!] to the Village Food Market, to the Vegeteers, to the...Read more
This article was originally published April 10 2013. The Spirit Journal Intensive runs from April 7-11 2016. By Ellery Littleton The two following pieces were written by participants in a recent Spirit Journal writing program, in response to an exercise entitled “My Gift To You.” They are...Read more
By Rachel Davey This week an exciting project is underway in the Haven grounds. We were very fortunate at the end of 2015 to receive a generous donation from Scott Poole and Laurie Kelley which will enable us to replace some of the trees that were taken down in creating the new parking lot. The...Read more
By Susan Clarke. First published March 6 2016 on Just wrapped up our in-person day with the ESG (Education Steering Group) at The Haven. Was a very productive day as usual. As is often the case, we spent a good portion of our time looking at programs and educational direction...Read more