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The Mystery of the Soul

With Margie Gillis and Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 21 - 26, 2019
Cortes Island
The mystery of the soul can be embraced, experienced, danced, and explored, but never exhausted or diminished. Reclaim and celebrate the mystery of your soul with dance and spiritual teachings.

Healing Family & Ancestors: Ritual and Resonance

With Jill Purce

July 26 - 31, 2019
Transform inherited patterns into magical blessings. Jill’s unique ceremonial, shamanic healing rites, using chant and family constellations, restore coherence within family fields in oracular ways, unavailable in normal therapy. Excluded relations are reintegrated as powerful allies. Relatives do not need to be living. Individuals and families welcome. Renowned internationally, author Jill Purce pioneered both the sound and ancestral healing movements. healingvoice.com

Dancing from the Inside Out

With Margie Gillis

July 26 - 31, 2019
Cortes Island
Move into your body’s experiential wisdom to reveal the soul in motion. Listen to your body’s inner impulses, conversations, and emotions to deepen your well-being along with your artistic and creative expression. An exceptional opportunity. All levels welcome. -- Margie Gillis is an internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer, performing for 40+ years, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

From Point-and-Shoot to Brilliant Photography

With Dr. Charles Steinberg

August 4 - 9, 2019
Master the magic of light, composition techniques, and visual storytelling. Make quantum leaps in skill and creativity with a fun, supportive group of new and experienced photographers. All equipment and devices welcome, including smartphones. -- Charles Steinberg is a published photographer with several beautiful books.

Reel Youth Inter-Generational Film Project

With Mark Vonesch and Tiffany Moses

August 9 - 14, 2019
Co-create and inspire meaningful intergenerational connections through film production! Sign up as a youth/elder pair, or individually. Be featured in a film and/or learn the art of documentary filmmaking and create a short film that celebrates the life and wisdom of an older participant.

Song of the Drum, Dance of Life

With Gordy Ryan and Zoë Ryan

August 9 - 14, 2019
Activate the fire in your hands, the heat in your feet, and the love in your heart. Sing, dance, and play with drum masters, in a soulful journey to the well of inspiration and creativity. Everyone welcome. -- Gordy Onayemi Ryan, Zoë Ryan, Sanga Francis, Ade Harris - the core of the Olatunji Drums of Passion - performed with Babatunde Olatunji.

Deep Noticing for Distracted Writers

With Sarah Selecky

August 9 - 14, 2019
Cortes Island
Writers will learn how to drop into a state of wordless receptivity, and bring presence into language and story. The writing will be generative and unexpected; participants will experience ripples of insight and a renewed love for their craft.

Art Inspired by Ancient Alphabets

With Saki Mafundikwa

August 14 - 19, 2019
Since the dawn of humanity, along with the need for food, clothes and shelter, the urge to communicate has been encoded into our DNA. Learn about all the known scripts of the world, and unpack them as inspiration to creating art and design.

Writing to Awaken: Memoir as a Path of Transformation

With Mark Matousek

August 23 - 28, 2019
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.

Podcasting: The Story from Hear

With Jennifer Moss and Jenni Schine

August 28 - September 1, 2019
Tune into the power of sound, listening, and community storytelling. Attentive sound-walks, story creation guidance, and technical skills for podcast production, advance your acoustic projects within a supportive, group environment.

Garden to Table: Cooking & Mindful Movement

With Rebeka Carpenter

September 1 - 6, 2019
Cortes Island
Cultivate a nourishing experience with Hollyhock chefs, gardeners, and yoga teachers. Enjoy hands-on culinary play inspired by the harvests of the garden, and refresh with gentle yoga and mindful movement. A rare opportunity to discover the process from garden to table, and to create some of Hollyhock’s extraordinary vegetarian dishes!

The Naked Voice Wisdom School

With Chloe Goodchild

September 1 - 6, 2019
Your authentic voice is your soul’s most intimate friend. Learn sound mantras, sonic codes, and deep-inquiry practices to access the unconditional loving presence within you. Release inhibition and allow self-remembrance to arise. Everyone welcome. -- Chloë Goodchild is a sound visionary, subtle activist, spiritual teacher, and author.

Seriously Funny: In Writing, In Life

With Janelle Hanchett and Lisa Page Rosenberg

September 15 - 20, 2019
Humourless writing is dead writing. Learn how to incorporate humour into your own work as we celebrate the comedic in art: literature, film, theatre, and even political analyses. Infuse your narratives with humour, even in the most difficult of subject matter.

Painting & Drawing: Transforming the Ordinary

With Lori Goldberg

September 25 - 29, 2019
Set your creativity free. Connect with your intuition and unique visual intelligence, while building skills in the techniques of drawing and painting. This insightful hands-on program is a playful exploration into self expression and awareness. All levels welcome.

Flying SOULO: Your Story on Stage

With Tracey Erin Smith

October 7 - 12, 2019
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.