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Singing in the Vocal River

With Rhiannon

July 13 - 17, 2022
Cortes Island
Hear your own song and learn new ones as you find your place in the world of music and invention. Find your unique and personal sound as you listen for songlines on the beautiful island of Cortes, and sing your way back to your authentic voice.

Dancing From The Inside Out

With Margie Gillis

July 13 - 17, 2022
Move into your body’s experiential wisdom and reveal the soul in motion. With internationally acclaimed choreographer/dancer Margie Gillis, develop your sensitivity to the connection between thought, feeling, spirit and body as you listen in to your body’s inner wisdom, impulses, conversations and emotions.

The Mystery of the Soul

With Margie Gillis and Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 17 - 22, 2022
Cortes Island
The mystery of the soul can be embraced, experienced, danced, and explored but never exhausted or diminished. Carl Jung said “The great spiritual illness of our time is the loss of soul."

The Song & Dance of the Drum in Nature

With Gordy Onayemi Ryan and Zoë Ryan

July 27 - 31, 2022
Cortes Island
Join us for the 30th Anniversary of Olatunji Music, Dance and Culture at Hollyhock! The Song and Dance of the Drum, a musical journey from the Rhythm Roots in West Africa to Cuba, New Orleans and R&B Funk.

Writing as a Spiritual Practice: The Healing Power of Telling Your Story

With Mark Matousek

August 19 - 24, 2022
Cortes Island
Memoir is a path of self-knowledge. Learn to tell the whole truth and your essential stories will emerge, bringing insight and transpersonal wisdom. Writing exercises and group dialogue guide you toward creative discovery, increased mindfulness, and better composition. Everyone welcome.

Drawing Towards the Earth: Making Journals for Life

With S. Portico Bowman

August 24 - 28, 2022
Cortes Island
Learn how to draw with graphite, charcoal, red ocher, and other earth elements. Drawing from the life and works of Paulus Berensohn (1933-2017), you’ll also create a coptic stitch Arcadia Playshop journal and a bookmark in the Bargello tapestry technique. Berensohn’s healing arcadia frames the path to ecological recovery on a global scale.

Discovering and Deepening Your Story

With Sonora Jha

August 28 - September 4, 2022
Cortes Island
You may have a glimmer of any idea toward a story. You may have a complete first draft that yearns for nuance and layers. In this workshop, you will find the tools to craft your essays, your memoir, or your work of fiction by breaking out into new discoveries in your voice, your characters, your arc, your story.

Flying SOULO: Your Story on Stage

With Tracey Erin Smith

September 11 - 16, 2022
Cortes Island
Transform your life’s stories into a Solo Theatre Show or Keynote. Through improvisation, writing exercises, and one-on-one coaching, uncover the stories that need to be told and reveal your truth in a powerful and entertaining show. Culminates in a short performance of the work created in class.