A deep journey into connection, nature and healing on beautiful Gabriola Island, BC Canada.

Friday Aug 27 - 30, 2021

Recharge | Heal | Relax | Reconnect



This is an intimate retreat designed for anyone in need of healing, change, transformation and rejuvenation.

This retreat will be filled with impactful workshops, live music, drumming, sound journey's, meditation, movement, yoga, personal growth, connections, oceanside fires, great meals, beautiful scenery and more!

This is your life, your journey and this retreat is about you!




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The Haven Gabriola Island

The Haven offers the perfect, natural setting for healing and transformation.

Located on beautiful Gabriola Island, British Columbia, Canada, the vibrant centre offers both ocean-side serenity and living forest — a natural environment that will support your healing journey.


Learn More About Gabriola Island



Consciously curated workshops & activities that feed the mind, body and soul




*Sample Agenda*

Friday Aug 27, 2021




  • 4:00 - 6:00 pm | Arrival & Check-in

    You've arrived! This is your time to get settled in, enjoy the property, and prepare yourself for an incredible journey.

  • 6:00 - 7:00 pm | Dinner

    Enjoy a delicious healthy meal inspired by fresh from the garden, sustainable, and locally produced ingredients. Featuring whole, naturally-energizing foods that avoid the use of refined sugars and other highly-processed ingredients whenever possible.

  • 7:15 - 8:00 pm | Intention Setting & Releasing

    Together we will gather around the oceanfront bonfire and be led through a special practice aimed at grounding us to the present moment, setting intentions and releasing the pieces that are no longer serving us.

  • 8:00 - 9:00 pm | Sunset Sound Journey

    Accompanied by the natural sounds of a crackling fire and playful waves... Sebastien Bolessa will take us on a journey with his viola, mesmerising voice and his uncanny ability to capture and become one with the sounds and energy of the surrounding environment.



Saturday Aug 28, 2021




  • 8:00 - 9:00 am | Breakfast

    Enjoy a delicious healthy meal inspired by fresh from the garden, sustainable, and locally produced ingredients. Featuring whole, naturally-energizing foods that avoid the use of refined sugars and other highly-processed ingredients.

  • 9:15 - 10:45 am | Connection & Healing : The Yoga of Relationships

    This trauma-informed, embodiment practice is a safe, creative way to deepen your connection with yourself, and others. You’ll be invited to explore simple postures, breath work, and meditation at your own pace, and with a focus on embodied self-awareness, authentic communication, individual choice, and consent. You’ll be encouraged to listen and share, and perhaps take turns receiving and giving support in forms, as well as experimenting with others in interdependent postures. The potential benefits of practicing relational yoga include; increased self awareness, intimacy, a deeper sense of empowerment and connection, compassion, empathy and trust.

  • 11:00 - 12:00 pm | Empower Hour

    Your empowered to use this time to do what best suits you. It's your chance to explore the property, book-in for a massage, enjoy the ocean views from the hot tub, retreat to your room or perhaps explore the beautiful nearby Malaspina Galleries.

  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Lunch

    Enjoy a delicious healthy meal inspired by fresh from the garden, sustainable, and locally produced ingredients. Featuring whole, naturally-energizing foods that avoid the use of refined sugars and other highly-processed ingredients whenever possible.

  • 1:00 - 3:00 pm | Forest Mediation and Medicinal Plant Walk

    Tune into the energies of the forest and open your awareness to the medicine surrounding. Simone Clement, Community Herbalist, will take you upon an adventure to explore connection and the wisdom of Mother Nature. A guided heart meditation in the forest surrounding The Haven will be followed by a medicinal plant walk, discovering the natural herbal remedies on Gabriola Island. She will share tips on crafting medicines that support sustainable wild harvesting, identifying various herbs and mushrooms of the Gulf Islands and empower you to heal through the abundance provided by Mother Nature.

  • 3:15 - 4:45 pm | Sound & Consciousness : The Transformative Power of Mantra

    Mantras are practical, versatile and potent tools that have been a part of every spiritual tradition, and they remain an invaluable gift to modern practitioners. This experiential, and exploratory session will offer an introduction to the science, practice and power of mantra in daily life. We will explore how Sanskrit mantras, and other forms of sacred sound, can shift our consciousness, and facilitate healing, creativity and transformation.

  • 5:00pm - 6:00 pm | Empower Hour

    Your empowered to use this time to do what best suits you. It's your chance to explore the property, book-in for a massage, enjoy the ocean views from the hot tub, retreat to your room or perhaps explore the beautiful nearby Malaspina Galleries.

  • 6:00 - 7:00pm | Dinner

    Enjoy a delicious healthy meal inspired by fresh from the garden, sustainable, and locally produced ingredients. Featuring whole, naturally-energizing foods that avoid the use of refined sugars and other highly-processed ingredients whenever possible.

  • 7:00 - 8:00 pm | Empower Hour

    Your empowered to use this time to do what best suits you. It's your chance to explore the property, book-in for a massage, enjoy the ocean views from the hot tub, retreat to your room or perhaps explore the beautiful nearby Malaspina Galleries.

  • 8:00 - 9:30 pm | High Energy Drumming

    This high energy approach to drum therapy uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. Recent research reviews indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self.




Sunday Aug 28, 2021




  • 8:00 - 9:00 am | Breakfast

    Enjoy a delicious healthy meal inspired by fresh from the garden, sustainable, and locally produced ingredients. Featuring whole, naturally-energizing foods that avoid the use of refined sugars and other highly-processed ingredients.

  • 9:30 - 10:30 am | Peace & Prana Meditation

    This mediation is aimed at empowering you to embrace your inner strength through breathing techniques. Prana can refer to energy, life, or breath. In other traditions it is called chi or qui. By controlling the breath in various ways we will explore ways we can influence the flow of prana to find inner resiliency and ultimately find ourselves in a place of acceptance, peace and gratitude.

  • 10:30 - 11:45 am | Integrating Healing & Rhythm Cradle

    Dive deep into a sense of unity and healing with this powerful group experience of support that can impact every level of being. We all drum and get drummed by beautiful native frame drums, fused together by the sounds of the didgeridoo, viola and various live soundscapes designed help integrate deep healing and growth.

  • 12:00 - 1:00 pm | Lunch

    Enjoy a delicious healthy meal inspired by fresh from the garden, sustainable, and locally produced ingredients. Featuring whole, naturally-energizing foods that avoid the use of refined sugars and other highly-processed ingredients.

  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm | Empower Hour

    Your empowered to use this time to do what best suits you. It's your chance to explore the property, book-in for a massage, enjoy the ocean views from the hot tub, retreat to your room or perhaps explore the beautiful nearby Malaspina Galleries.

  • 2:00 - 4:00 pm | Embodiment & Resilience : A Trauma Informed Yoga, and iRest Yoga Nidra Practice

    This trauma informed practice offers a blend of seasonal Hatha, Kundalini and Yin yoga forms as an invitation to safely explore your connection to your own body, and breath, and to strengthen your capacity for resilience. For Spring, we will focus on traditional cleansing practices to reduce inflammation, as well as techniques to detoxify your body & mind, build clarity and vitality, and support the liver and gallbladder. The practice will conclude with a deeply restorative, guided yoga nidra meditation for somatic integration. This session is accessible, and inclusive regardless of gender, race, religion, class, physical ability, or body size. Beginners are welcome. No previous yoga experience is required.

  • 4:00pm - 6:00 pm | Empower Hour

    Your empowered to use this time to do what best suits you. It's your chance to explore the property, book-in for a massage, enjoy the ocean views from the hot tub, retreat to your room or perhaps explore the beautiful nearby Malaspina Galleries.

  • 6:00 - 7:00pm | Dinner

    Enjoy a delicious healthy meal inspired by fresh from the garden, sustainable, and locally produced ingredients. Featuring whole, naturally-energizing foods that avoid the use of refined sugars and other highly-processed ingredients.

  • 7:00 - 8:30 pm | Sound Journey Integration

    Ocian of Ocian Sound Medicine Music is an established sound practitioner, offering to audiences all across Canada, the United States and beyond. Since 2010, she has been weaving together deeply transformative and profound healing spaces. She hosts and co-creates circles, ceremony and journeys, with the intention of creating resilient, self aware individuals and empowered communities through experiencing the ‘Art of the Muses’: Music & Sound. By combining this fundamental building block of life (sound) with Usui Reiki (masters level), Massage & Touch Therapy and most recently The Alchemists Path: Celtic Shamanism, Wildwood Priestess Training and Numa Somatics Breathwork, Ocian facilitates deep and profound experiential journeys for participants to safely explore the inner world and all it contains. These sessions can include instruments such as: Crystal Bowls, Crystal Lyre, Chimes, Rattles & Feathers, Steel & Medicine Drum, her latest the Sansula and Triple Drone Flute and most specially her etheric and powerful vocal harmonics. These sessions are deeply relaxing and rejuvenating, bringing people into deep states of cathartic release. Many participants have reports of incredible physical, mental, emotional and spiritual shifts after their sessions.

  • 8:30 - 10:00 pm | Unplugged Fireside Session

    Live music ocean and fireside!




Monday Aug 30, 2021




  • 8:00 - 9:00 am | Breakfast

    Enjoy a delicious healthy meal inspired by fresh from the garden, sustainable, and locally produced ingredients. Featuring whole, naturally-energizing foods that avoid the use of refined sugars and other highly-processed ingredients.

  • 9:00 - 11:00 am | Goodbyes, closing and free time

  • 11:00 am | Guest Departure & Checkout


Agenda may be subject to change or be modified due to weather, restrictions, or unforeseen conditions (i.e. outdoor sessions moved indoors or vice versa )





"Change is inevitable, transformation is by conscious choice"


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WUB Gathering Oceanside Healing Retreat is on sale now!


Secure your spot for only $250!


All Inclusive packages starting at $1045


In an effort to make this retreat as accessible for everyone to attend, we've created some amazing payment options. Passes are limited but you can secure your spot now for only $250. You will then be able to make payments over the next few months on your terms. Pay as little or as much as you want towards your balance at anytime, all we ask is that you pay in full 30 days prior to arrival!

Packages Include 3 nights, workshops & activities plus all meals from dinner Friday until Breakfast Monday morning.


Options | Includes program tuition, accommodation, and meals.


* images used are for illustrative purposes. This is a very unique venue and rooms vary slightly.
* For additional room or venue details please contact the Haven directly.


  • Dorm bed | Starting at - $1045

    * AS OF NOW THIS OPTION IS ONLY FOR MIN 4 PEOPLE OF THE SAME COHORT * Thunderbird dormitory is our most economical option. Each dorm pod accommodates up to 6 people, and each pod has its own washroom. Bunks are adult built, single over single, with extra-long mattresses.

  • Basic Room | Starting at - $1165 Shared / $1395 Private

    These cozy rooms have 1 double or 2 single beds as well as a private bathroom.

  • Forestview Room | Starting at - $1365 Shared / $1545 Private

    These rooms look out to lush forest views and have 1 queen or 1 double in addition to 1 single bed. Many rooms have a small fridge and desk.

  • Oceanview Room | Starting at - $1445 Shared / $1665 Private

    These rooms are spacious and bright with 1 queen and 1 double sofa bed and a stunning ocean view. In room amenities include fridge, microwave, coffee maker and kettle.




Passes are limited due to the covid guidelines and spots are already filling up fast!

Worried about covid?

We see no issues as long as everyone is smart and we all follow the guidelines, but for your peace of mind we would 100% refund any passes, fees, rooms, etc if we can't proceed due to covid.


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Frequently Asked Questions


As we all know the guidelines and situation is changing daily but we fully intend on following all guidelines and expect our guests to do the same. As of now we plan on screening every guest upon arrival (temperature, forms etc). We will be maintaining social distance in specific ways like ordering a tent that will be way bigger than typical (ie. a tent that typically would have a capacity of 300 people for our 30 or so people to properly space out). Our indoor capacity is also usually holds around 200 people so we again have lots of space to spread out safely. There will be very few to no shared surfaces other than common areas like bathrooms which will of course be constantly cleaned. We will also have masks and sanitizer on hand. Again it’s changing daily and we’re of course hoping that by Aug covid is less of a worry, but safety and a great experience are top of mind for us always.


* Policies, workshops and activities may be subject to change

Here's what our guests have to say ...


  • The first WUB event was absolutely wonderful in every way. I especially enjoyed the variety of offerings and the exceptionally skilled presenters and teachers. Thanks for putting it all together and I will certainly attend again in 2019. Namaste. Kathy -  Kelowna BC, Canada

  • I did not know what to expect going into this summit, and I was blown away. Being a natural "sceptic" I never experienced this kind of thing, so I went in with an open mind. I have never been so overwhelmed with emotion from a single event. Paul and the WUB team went above and beyond bringing the best in the field together for an incredible weekend of healing, community, and wellness. 10/10 would recommend to wellness enthusiasts and "normal folk" alike. What a cool experience! Ben - Vancouver BC, Canada
  • WUB Gathering Wellness Summit was such a beautiful event. The entire weekend was curated with love and intention. I was honoured to be part of it and am already looking forward to next year. If you are called to join in on a conscious weekend full of connection, workshops, thought provoking speakers in a high vibe location, please consider joining me. This event is going to evolve into pure heart opening awareness for all those who attend and support. Thank you. Paul you are a shining light and the passion you put into making your vision a reality is inspiring. Teresa - Calgary AB, Canada
  • WUB was a weekend I will not forget. Not only does the staff consider all travel, dining and lodging logistics they also plan for the aesthetics of the workshop rooms. The views from the mediation rooms were stunning! The itinerary included the perfect amount of a variety to be interesting, but not overwhelming. Plus, the event was wisely planned with repeating sessions so attendees could take full advantage of almost all of the classes. Personally, I struggle with stress and I got some practical tools from several of the teachers and speakers. Most importantly, the positive energy and openness within this group of outstanding humans made me feel instantly welcome and comfortable. Everyone was mingling and enjoying the experience and I attribute this to the kind and loving nature of the leader of WUB, Paul. Thank you and I look forward to your events in the near future. Rose - San Francisco CA, USA
  • Encapsulating the beauty of personal growth and the connection with each other, this divine gathering offers a place for spiritual support through a series of curated workshops that will enhance, excite and empower you to contribute positively to the world. Simone - Calgary AB, Canada
  • WUB was a beautiful weekend of connecting, learning, exploring, and healing. Loved the variety of experiences offered. Erin - Edmonton AB, Canada
  • I decided that I needed a "weekend for myself" as my year has been a whirlwind of negativity (but also growth). I went by myself, a bit nervous, yet excited for what was to come. The group was so loving and accepting, and all of the experiences were unique. I went in with an open-mind, and I left with my mind and heart open. I needed that weekend, and I felt refreshed and with renewed energy. Thank you Paul & WUB team! Megan - Edmonton AB, Canada
  • Thanks so much for a great weekend. It was a needed re-set in a stunning location with a variety of workshops and speakers. Sheri - Peace River AB, Canada