6-11 April, 2014
The Haven, Gabriola Island, BC, Canada
I am delighted to announce that registration is now open for the 2014 International Holistic Centers Gathering. On behalf of all of us at The Haven, we look forward to welcoming participants from all over the world to our beautiful island.
To register for the Gathering, please contact the Haven registration office by phone (1 800 222 9211 x 1) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our registration staff are available seven days a week from 9am to 6pm Pacific time (PST).
The Gathering will begin at 7.30pm on Sunday April 6 and end at noon on Friday April 11 to allow for travel time on both days. Check in is at 4pm, check out at noon. We can accommodate early check in or late check out on request.
The registration fee includes the Gathering, accommodation and meals from Sunday April 6 to Friday April 11. Taxes are not included.
Shared accommodation: $700 plus taxes.
Private accommodation: $900 plus taxes.
We have a very limited number of subsidized places for those in financial difficulty. Please contact Rachel Davey, Executive Director of The Haven (email@example.com) if you wish to be considered. Continue Reading »
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The 2014 International Holistic Centers’ Gathering at The Haven on Gabriola Island is now less than two months away. If you have not registered yet, please do so soon! You can register by contacting The Haven’s registration office by phone (1 800 222 91-211 x 1) or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org). There is a member of staff (Morag, Tina, Cindy or Naomi) in our registration office from 9am to 6pm Pacific Time seven days a week.
I am now in the process of putting the agenda for the Gathering together, and I would love your input. My experience of the Gatherings has taught me that there are three great benefits to attending:
The opportunity to meet representatives from other centres and find out more about them and their centre.
- The sharing of best practices in centre management and organization.
- The chance to see and experience the work of the host centre and the place where it is located.
The 2014 agenda will weave all of the elements above together, and will be even better with your input.
Every year there are a number of general centre issues that get covered at the Gathering, which include the following: Continue Reading »
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The Haven is looking to recruit an Assistant Executive Director. This person will be responsible for every aspect of a person’s experience of The Haven from when s/he steps on to the Haven property to when s/he leaves, with the exception of the educational content of the programs.
The Assistant ED also deputizes for the Executive Director in her absence. We are seeking someone who is passionate about the onsite experience of The Haven and ensures that it matches the high quality of our educational programming. This job would particularly suit someone with a proven track record in working at a managerial level in hotel, facility or resort management or other similar experience with a customer orientation.
For more details and to download the full job description go to the Haven web site (http://www.haven.ca/contact-us/jobs.html).
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Hidden away in the beautiful rolling hills of California, just a couple hours north of San Francisco, is Saratoga Springs Retreat Center.
Located in a quiet valley setting with natural mineral springs, our grounds were once used by Northern California Pomo Indians as a place of healing and peacemaking, creating an energy that still resonates to this day.
Since 1871, Saratoga Springs Retreat Center has existed as a destination for healing and transformation. We continue to provide our guests with a safe place to follow their own path and nurture mind, body and soul in a private and peaceful environment.
Our dedicated staff and talented chefs compliment the harmony of Saratoga Springs, allowing guests to experience serenity, a feeling of being present in proximity to nature.
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A peek behind the scenes: discussions on starting, running and growing a holistic centre
Each year, centres from around the world gather at a conference known as The International Holistic Centres Gathering. The Haven is hosting the 2014 Gathering, and afterwards is offering this program, which ran very successfully at Esalen in 2013. If you are dreaming of starting a holistic center or are simply curious about how centers do what they do, consider joining this program for what is sure to be a weekend of rich discussion. This isn’t a step-by-step process on how to start a retreat center, however there will be representatives from various established retreat centers available to explain the beginnings of their organizations and how they conduct business. Representatives from The Haven and other retreat centers will facilitate this program. Together they represent over 100 years of experience in running centres. Continue Reading »
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The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.
Here’s an excerpt:
The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 10,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.
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I am excitedly looking forward to welcoming participants from all over the world to The Haven for the International Holistic Centres Gathering, April 6-11 2014.
The beginning of 2014 seemed like a good time to give you some more information about Gabriola Island, the home of The Haven for the past 30 years, and how to get here.
Gabriola Island features on Wikipedia, and the entry gives the following data about our geographic location: Gabriola Island is one of the Gulf Islands in the Strait of Georgia, in British Columbia (BC), Canada. Gabriola lies about 5 kilometres east of Nanaimo on Vancouver Island, to which it is linked by a 20-minute ferry trip from Nanaimo harbour. It has a land area of about 57.6 square kilometres and a resident population of slightly more than 4,000. The map may make it clearer where we are! You can find out more about the history of the island and some theories about the island got its name, on Wikipedia. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gabriola_Island) Continue Reading »
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(Photos from the “Imagine Campaign” – download all ten posters here)
Tamera Newsletter - November 2013
Dear friends of Tamera,
We greet you with a short newsletter from an intense and sunny autumn in Tamera!
We also greet all peace workers currently in Israel-Palestine, Kenya, Colombia, Brazil and Portugal within the frame of the Global Campus. The journeys of the Global Campus serve to awaken the power of compassion and to work on a real perspective. You can find the diaries from the different stations of the Global Campus here: http://globalcampus.wix.com/globalcampus
In a few days we celebrate Global Grace Day, the action day of the planetary community for Terra Nova – November 9th. This day carries the motto, “To see the healed picture of the planet.” We have put together 10 pictures, each of which shows an aspect of the new earth. During sunrise on November 9th, we want to visualize these images in as many places as possible, and thereby pave the road towards their manifestation.
Here you can download all pictures. Whoever still wants to participate in the Global GRACE Day is welcomed and warmly invited.
Please register on following page: (http://unify.org/november_9) or send us an Email: globalgraceday2013 @ tamera.org
Thank you! Continue Reading »
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