Stories, awakening, possibility, social impact. We are pleased to bring you Hollyhock Talks, a podcast about the teachers and luminaries that make Hollyhock extraordinary. Hollyhock Talks brings a little piece of Hollyhock magic to you – wherever you are listening.

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A Meaningful Life: Your Emerging Future

Oriane Lee Johnston speaks about her personal journey using self-inquiry, and dialogue with the deeper self to be present with what the soul is being called to next and using this process to guide others about their emerging future. This process also involves acknowledging and honoring meaningful milestones in the soul’s journey, being clear on the values that resonate most deeply within ourselves and aligning the inner habitate with our way of being. Who you are has value and out of that value is a way of living and contributing. This is a beautiful interview about the call to live a meaningful, soulful life. Join Oriane Lee at Hollyhock for Your Emerging Future September 22-25, 2017.

Deep Listening, Trust and the Inner Teacher

Dan Hines, activist, consultant, facilitator, and priest, speaks about deep listening, building trust in small groups, truth-telling, solitude, and the process of creating Circles of Trust. These circles are like a loom that we are weaving together. The loom sits in the center and I offer the string of my truth to the loom and the loom accepts that thread. Others give voice to the situation of their lives and there is a tapestry of collective wisdom that is being created by everyone in the circle. This is an insightful interview about being together in ways that honor the Inner Teacher within every one. Join Dan at Hollyhock for Journey Towards Wholeness: A Courage & Renewal® Retreat September 6-10, 2017.

Trauma: The Brain and the Body

World-renowned trauma expert and author of “The Body Keeps the Score” Bessel Von Der Kolk speaks about introception, the primitive self-proctective parts of the brain, breathing as an effective self-regulatory mechanism and the connection between trauma and illness. Von Der Kork highlights the complex nature of trauma and the underlying thread that effective treatments share the foundation of consciousness of oneself and self-care; treating the body as a precious entity. Join Bessel at Hollyhock for Trauma, Body & the Brain August 18-23, 2017.

Horizontal Leadership

Ann Bradney’s work in ‘horizontal leadership’ is on the cutting edge of leadership training, personal development, and human evolution. Using group processes to cultivate awareness and presence, Ann speaks about the magic of human creativity and compassion when individuals are validated, honored, and given the space to rise to their highest potential. Join Ann at Hollyhock for Radical Aliveness, August 13-18, 2017.

Singing for Change

For thousands of years, human beings have come together in community to sing. The myth that not everyone can sing has contributed to a world in which we consume music but have lost the art of singing. Siobhan Robinson has a passion about singing and a purpose to bring people together through song. This is an interview about the transformative power of singing and ways that singing builds community and connection.
Join Shivon at Hollyhock for Singing for Change on Aug 9-13, 2017.

Bringing Consciousness into Language

Non-violent Communication Trainer and coach, Rachelle Lamb reflects on the ways language reveals deeply embedded beliefs and how an emotionally-intelligent language can shift perspectives and create new ways of relating to ourselves, to others, and to the natural world. This is a thoughtful and poignant interview about the possibilities that arise when we shed conflictual ways of relating and communicating and shift into a new language paradigm. Join Rachelle at Hollyhock for Nonviolent Communication on May 14-19, 2017.

Climate Psychology

A pioneer in the field of climate pyschology, Leslie Davenport speaks about tools for developing inner resiliency, accessing our own wisdom and intuition, and the importance of self-care and mindfulness in living an eco-harmonious life. This is a fascinating interview about the intersection of pyschology and enviornmental consciousness. Join Leslie at Hollyhock for Deepening Climate Advocacy on June 19-23, 2017.

Awakening Our Animal Intelligence

Cultural ecologist and geo-philosoper David Abram speaks about awakening our sensual ability to see the wind, hear the trees, feel the land, taste the ocean, and touch the spirit embedded in the world around us. This is a profound and inspiring journey into the intelligence and living presence of all life forms- plants, animals, humans, and living eco-systems. Join David at Hollyhock for Falling Awake: The Ecology of Wonder on July 22 – 27, 2016.

Ancestral Healing

Pioneer of using sound and voice in healing and ceremony, Jill Purce speaks about her journey into the creative and healing power of sound, mantra, and ceremony to heal ancestral wounds and develop harmony in the past, present, and future generations. Join Jill at Hollyhock for Healing Family & Ancestors: Ritual & Resonance on July 22 – 27, 2016.

Science, Spirituality, and Nature

Author, biologist and one of the foremost thought leaders of our time, Rupert Sheldrake speaks about scientific findings that prove Eastern spiritual views that the mind extends beyond the body, that living systems (human, animals, and plants) can communicate non-verbally across space and time, and the power of pilgrimage- both his own annual pilgrimage to Hollyhock, and the practice of pilgrimage which is a part of what he and his sons Merlin and Cosmo will offer this summer at Hollyhock. Join them at Hollyhock for Science & Spiritual Practices on July 27 – 31, 2016.

Social Venture Institute Feature: Putting People First

Gail Mountain, co-founder of Indigo Natural Products Management, speaks about the power of putting people first- investing into employees, giving them the opportunity to contribute and grow, and remembering that people includes business owners themselves! Reflecting on a successful business that employed 20+ people, never borrowed, paid all bills on time and operated in the black from the very beginning, Gail is clear that putting people first includes taking time out as business owners to attend to personal health. Meet more great social entrepreneurs at Hollyhock at Social Venture Institute on September 14 – 18, 2016

Social Venture Institute Feature: Humanizing Business

Co-founder of Palm Natural Markets, and President of Heart Pharmacy, Rasool Rayani, speaks about what it means to do business in a way that puts people at the center of business and harkens to a time when business owners had a direct and often life-long relationship with consumers and employees. This is a podcast not only about humanizing business but about how businesses can build and sustain communities and create positive change. Meet more great social entrepreneurs at Hollyhock at Social Venture Institute on September 14 – 18, 2016

Social Venture Institute Feature: Vision, Purpose and Resilience

This is a podcast about the power of purpose, vision, and intention and how clarity on our purpose and vision can help us develop resilience as leaders, entrepreneurs, and change makers. Chloe Gow-Jarrett, founder of 3-Fold Partners speaks about her own journey in develping resilience and the positive impact of being a mother on her ability to manage change and be in the flow. Meet more great social entrepreneurs at Hollyhock at Social Venture Institute on September 14 – 18, 2016

Social Venture Institute Feature: Good Food for Good

It takes so little to feed someone. If I can spare a little to make a difference why not? Good Food for Good Founder Richa Gupta speaks about a business model that creates a positive impact in the world. She shares her story about not compromising her values and the joy that comes when you are on purpose and making a difference. Meet more great social entrepreneurs at Hollyhock at Social Venture Institute on September 14 – 18, 2016

Social Venture Institute Feature: Skipper Otto

Sonia Strobel, founder of Skipper Otto Community Supported Fishery, tells her success story in developing a business to support fisher families, sustainable fishing, and deliver the highest quality seafood to discerning consumers. Speaking of her challenges and triumphs, this is an encouraging story of how social impact businesses can succeed in contributing to a sustainable and just world. Meet more great social entrepreneurs at Hollyhock at Social Venture Institute on September 14 – 18, 2016

Dance as Meditation in Movement

The path of the body is the straightest path to the truth. Conscious Movement Facilitator and long-time Hollyhock presenter, Bettina Rothe speaks about 5Rhythms as a movement practice to re-connect us to the wisdom of our bodies and as a path to healing and wholeness. Join Bettina for 5Rhythms: Movement Medicine at Hollyhock June 29-July 3, 2016.

Die Wise

You die in the matter of your living. In poetic and soulful language, Stephen Jenkinson speaks of the moral imperative to contemplate and reconcile death as a way to inform how we live, reclaim our ancestral roots, redeem our past, and leave a legacy for those we love. Join Stephen at Hollyhock for Die Wise, July 31 – Aug 5, 2016.

The Power of Story

Storytelling is a way of making sense of our world and integrating all parts of our personality into wholeness. Ann Randolph, one of the most gifted storytellers in the U.S. speaks about the cathartic and transformative power of sharing and hearing stories. Stories connect us to one another, help us make sense of our inner world, and reveal a power greater than ourselves.
Join Ann at Hollyhock for Write your Life for the Page and Stage, July 27 – 31, 2016.

Dancing From the Inside Out

Dance helps to solve problems of the spirit and problems of the psyche. Internationally acclaimed dancer Margie Gillis speaks of her unique method Dancing From the Inside Out and using dance to problem solve, to connect with the deepest part of ourselves, and to express celebration and joy.  Join Margie at Hollyhock for Dancing from the Inside Out, July 8 – 13, 2016.

Radical Brilliance

Connect to the source of original thought and awaken to the radical brilliance that is always there. Arjuna Ardagh makes awakening possible in the here and now and speaks of the infinite possibilities that can become the foundation of our lives. Join Arjuna in Vancouver for Radical Brilliance, May 27 – May 29th:

Priviledge, Purpose, and the Magic of Hollyhock

Privilege, purpose, and the power of Nature are the themes explored in this interview with Renewal Funds co-founder Joel Solomon. Joel speaks of finding purpose, using privilege in meaningful ways, and the magic of Hollyhock. Joel’s program, Accelerate Your Enterprise is about self-exploration, gathering in community, and being in sacred places to get clear on purpose and to use our lives in ways that honor our ancestors and future generations. Join Joel at Hollyhock for Accelerate Your Enterprise, May 19-22, 2016.