massage and other bodywork
Various forms of massage and other bodywork are available at The Haven. Our bodyworkers are exceptionally gifted and have extensive personal experience of Haven programs, both as participants and facilitators. They will work with you respectfully, relationally, and in support of your learning at The Haven. For many people bodywork sessions are an integral part of their Haven experience.
Please contact the Bodyworker whose services you are interested in. Contact details are below.
- Massage Therapy
- Cranio-Sacral Therapy
- Chi Nei Tsang
- Structural Integration
- Jin Shin Do Acupressure
- Lomilomi Hawaiian Bodywork
- Four-handed Lomilomi Massage
- Transformational Movement Therapy
- Yoga and Yoga Therapy
Start your day at The Haven by attending our popular Morning Movement Class with Elfi Dillon-Shaw or a Yoga Class with Kelly Price.
Elfi created the Morning Movement class in 1986 to be offered in conjunction with and complementary to programs at The Haven. Morning Movement is designed to give body enjoyment to people of all fitness levels, ages and body shapes. It is a mixture of meditation, restorative exercises from eastern and western approaches, experiential anatomy, dance, breath and movement. On specified days the class takes place from 7-8am and costs $15 per person.
Contact Elfi ( 1 877 247 9504, email@example.com ) to see if Morning Movement will be available during your program.
Kelly Price is a member of the Haven staff and a Registered Yoga Teacher. For a current class schedule or to register for classes please contact Kelly at firstname.lastname@example.org or Haven Reception at 1 800 222 9211 x 0 email@example.com
Bookings for Bodywork and fees:
Prices range from $80 to $160 depending on type and length of session.
Please book in advance by contacting the individual bodyworker or book as soon as you arrive at The Haven.
Any bodyworker on site or The Haven’s reception staff will be happy to assist you.
Elfi Dillon-Shaw RMT, DipC has worked at the Haven as senior Bodyworker since 1984. She is a BC Registered Massage Therapist, also offering Craniosacral Therapy, Chi Nei Tsang Taoist Belly massage, Reiki and other modalities. In addition to her massage work, she assists in Haven programs and teaches workshops on sexuality, body practices and stress management, frequently with her husband Gary Dillon.
To contact Elfi:
Telephone: 1 877 247 9504
Gary Kekoa Dillon MA offers Lomilomi Hawaiian massage and transformational movement therapy. He has studied Esalen massage and Lomilomi Hawaiian shamanic bodywork, as well as psychology, theology, and is an artist at home in his studio on Gabriola Island. He also offers four-handed Hawaiian Lomilomi style massage with his wife Elfi and together they teach Sexuality workshops for Couples.
To contact Gary:
Telephone: 250 247 9504
Suzanne Partridge is a Certified Reflexologist and has worked at The Haven since 1992. She first came to attend Come Alive, the Phase programs, and many others. Reflexology as practiced by Suzanne is a gentle manipulation of life energy through the Chinese meridians, seeking to maintain balance and optimum functioning. Energy in this idea is created by the flow between opposites, depicted as yin and yang. She embraces and works with the Chinese five element theory. A session with Suzanne also provides a guided tour of the body’s energy flow from the eyes to the internal organs - all from the soles of your feet! She will often suggest a picture or a word that can more fully describe the sensation or constriction and in this way may assist you to understand your situation and take the responsibility of dealing with or appreciating yourself more effectively.
To contact Suzanne:
Telephone: 250 668 9937
Duncan Fraser MTC, DipC graduated from The Haven's Diploma Program in 1992 and from the Guild for Structural Integration in 1996. As a practitioner of Structural Integration at The Haven, Duncan's focus is on helping clients embody their learnings. When the body lets go of old patterns and tension it will naturally find balance in its physical structure. The body can then foster wholeness in our mental, emotional and spiritual states as well. Duncan's bodywork is a great way to integrate your Haven experiences.
To contact Duncan:
Telephone: 250 247 0015
Martie Robinson BEd, DipC is the registered Jin Shin Do ® practitioner at The Haven. “Jin Shin Do” means “Way of the Compassionate Spirit” which is based on 5 Elements Traditional Chinese Medicine. Martie uses acu-points to gently guide you towards accessing deeper awareness of your bodymindspirit. Wherever you hold tightness, sensitivity, or numbness in your body, is reflective of where you hold similar patterns in your life. Through breath, body awareness, and focusing techniques you may begin to loosen the held Energy in these places and help the Chi flow more smoothly. Through this kind of Energy work you will be able to support the shifts that you choose to make in your life. The work is often deep and you will likely feel very relaxed, nourished and comforted. Accessing your body's wisdom in this way will compliment your Haven experience. Martie has been doing personal work at The Haven since 1997. Read a definition of Jin Shin Do ®.
To contact Martie:
Telephone: 250 247 9576
Kelly Price is a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500) and a Certified Yogatherapist (IAYT). Kelly’s teaching unites advanced training in the therapeutic, technical and spiritual applications of yoga with an in-depth knowledge of Eastern & Western anatomy, patho-physiology, movement rehabilitation and somatic & transpersonal psychology. Kelly has also trained in Yoga for Trauma and Addictions, Yoga for Cancer, Thai Massage, Ayurveda and she has participated in Haven courses since 2010.
Haven Yoga classes provide a safe, nurturing space to meet yourself as you are and to evolve according to your own goals. Kelly leads Seasonal Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative Yoga classes throughout the year. Each class incorporates powerful practices to integrate the layers of your experience and restore and maintain balance and ease in the body and mind. Classes foster stability, strength, openness and the awareness necessary for self-transformation.
To contact Kelly:
Telephone: 250 713 6082