I am an adult educator, spiritual spelunker, and program 'midwife,' with over forty years’ experience helping to breathe life into budding opportunities. Gabriola has provided a sweet home base for our family for the past two decades.
Jayn Steele BA (IDST), Cert HCS has a background in business and corporate technology sales. She credits participating in the Haven’s “Come Alive” program for winning her company’s “Pinnacle Award” and achieving 314% of her performance target in 2016.
Jay Wade is a facilitator who leads transformative programs with youth and adults exploring masculinity, sexuality, gender, sustainable living and nature connection. He is a Youth & Family Worker, Certified Sexual Health Educator and an Intern at the Haven.
Leah Hokanson is a a life-long adventurer of sound and listening—as a classical pianist, vocalist, choral director, improviser, singer/songwriter; and now as a facilitator of programs exploring vocal sounding and listening as vibrational portals to healing and Wholeness.
Pandit Tejomaya was called to a spiritual life from early on. He holds a bachelors of arts in Philosophy from the University of Minnesota and a masters of science in Health from the University of Wisconsin.
Josee Velsen lives on beautiful Gabriola Island, and is the creater of La Belle Vie wellness and Bed & Breakfast which offers Ayurvedic aspects. “Ayurveda came into my life twenty years ago while recovering from breast cancer, since then I continue to learn, practice and share the great teachings of Ayurveda.” Ayurveda is a way of living that is over 5000 years old, known as the Science of Life.
I love hats, and I wear many in my life. But no matter which hat, my passion is for bringing people together for connection, transformation, and magic. I'm a Certified Trainer in Nonviolent Communication, an independent event producer, and an artist. I live with my partner and two teenaged sons on 5 acres on Gabriola Island.
Bettina Rothe is passionate about bringing community together to co-create sacred space in which she invites conscious embodiment and heart centred intimacy. As a somatic coach and licensed 5Rhythms® dance teacher, she draws from a variety of healing movement arts, psychology, meditation, and shamanic practices. She has been teaching workshops internationally since 1998 and lives in Vancouver, BC