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Our teachers are curated for their quality, depth, integrity and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver. We offer meaningful learning for successful engaged lives.
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The great old stories always did something more than just soothe a troubled brow.
This year, SVI celebrates its 20th anniversary. Join mission-based entrepreneurs from across sectors and generations for a five-day dynamic gathering to share goals, challenges and successes.
Revitalize your vision while exploring relationship to subject, camera, and self. Learn to deepen visual awareness while clarifying your approach, making images that are more personal and meaningful. Our photography becomes more powerful by cultivating simplicity and developing the power of intuition.
Eliminate the box from which you see the world. Discover a quick, effective system to revision your life and renew your relationships with the Enneagram.
As Heather’s yoga practice and teaching have deepened and enriched her life over the last 30 years, she has come to feel that the gift of yoga is to deeply know ourselves. This program will be your chance for a reflective and reverent time with your body.
Spiritual Guidance is an art, a gift and a calling that has been long practiced in contemplative traditions to support spiritual development and personal transformation.
Learn to kayak safely and comfortably as you navigate the protected ocean surrounding Cortes Island.
This program is an introduction to Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), an empirically-supported training program based on the pioneering research of Kristin Neff and the clinical perspective of Christopher Germer. MSC teaches core principles and practices that enable you (and your clients) to respond to life’s difficult moments with kindness, care and understanding.
A Taste of Hollyhock Create Your Own Long Weekend! Includes two 1-hour body care sessions; guided kayaking adventure; bottle of tasty B.C. wine per room (meals & accommodations extra). SPECIAL OFFER, 15% off Meals/accommodation package in May, June, October.
What is holding you back from fully stepping into your life and work in the world? Learn to identify and inquire into the beliefs and thinking patterns that keep you stuck, hold you back and cause stress in your personal and professional life.