Faculty Member

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

Events with Linda Nicholls

Come Alive
March 10 - 15, 2024

Come Alive is our most popular core program and the perfect place to begin or continue your journey in personal or professional growth and transformation. People from all walks of life, backgrounds, experiences, lifestyles, and locations join us and most experience something profound. We are grateful for the land and sea that sustain us.  We are deeply grateful to learn, live and play on 7 acres of forested land by the sea that is the ancestral, traditional, and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation, a community of Coast Salish Peoples.  Our peaceful yet vibrant centre on Gabriola Island offers…

Grieving: Endings, Losses and Change
April 18 - 21, 2024

Grieving: Endings, Losses and Change Grieving is a powerful capacity that is largely undeveloped, overlooked and undervalued in our culture.  In this program you learn to grieve fully and responsively. Ongoing life experiences of attachment and separation, situations of helplessness and disappointment naturally arouse grief that we tend to suppress. We experience separations, losses and endings through deaths, relationship breakups, aging, career changes, geographical moves, children growing up and leaving home, discrimination, failed dreams, interruptions in life through illness, injury or trauma.  Our personal grief is further fueled by grieving consciously or unconsciously, for our planet, our environment or the…

Haven Style Embodiment Training
April 26 - May 1, 2024

Haven Style Embodiment Training An embodied person is said to have “one eye looking in and one eye looking out.”  Meaning, an embodied person is physically, mentally, psychologically and emotionally present and congruent within their self in the moment while also congruent and present in the moment, and responsive to, others and their environment. As we heal we become embodied; as we become embodied we heal.  Authentic, lasting transformation must include our body. Psychological and emotional energy restrictions from traumatic events and neglectful emotional experiences are held deeply in our body, and lie at the root of distress, dissociation and disembodiment. In order to…

Teens Alive: Essentials
August 17 - 22, 2024

Email register@haven.ca, or call 1-800-222-9211, ext 1 to register.  Online registration is not available for this program. Teens Alive has been offered at The Haven for more than twenty years and is an extremely popular program, with many teens returning year after year. Linda Nicholls and David Raithby created Teens Alive to support people in their teens on their journey to develop a strong sense of ‘self’. In our teen years, we have an important opportunity to learn about our ‘self’ and to learn to communicate clearly from this place of strength. We can improve and deepen friendships and relationships,…

Breathe: Recalibrate
November 22 - 24, 2024

The association of breath with spirit, with the divine, is deeply rooted in so many of our ancient indigenous cultures, including Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, the meditative and spiritual core of yogic traditions, Christianity and Judaism.  This knowledge has been preserved and is practiced today by shamans, mystics, yoga masters, healers, medicine people, meditators and available to all of us should we choose to learn. I’d like to share with you a translation from Sanskrit of one of the many beautiful Yukti verses of the ancient yoga meditation teachings that I find inspiring — the first written version apparently appeared around AD…