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Dancing from the Inside Out

With Margie Gillis

July 6 - 11, 2021
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.

The Mystery of the Soul

With Margie Gillis and Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 11 - 16, 2021
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. Margie Gillis is an internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer, performer of 40+ years, and an Officer of the Order of Canada. Thomas Atum O’Kane, PhD, holds a doctorate degree in transpersonal psychology and is a former senior teacher in the Sufi Order International. Margie will also be offering Dancing from the Inside Out on July 6 - 11, 2021 and Atum will also be offering Time of Transition on July 16 -…

Song of the Drum, Dance of Life

With Gordy Ryan and Zoë Ryan

July 26 - 30, 2021
Cortes Island
Activate the fire in your hands, the beat in your feet, and the song in your heart! Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the music and dance of the Olatunji Drums of Passion at Hollyhock. Sing, dance, and play on a soulful journey to the well of inspiration. Everyone welcome. Gordy Onayemi Ryan, Zoë Ryan, Sanga Francis, Ade Harris are the core of the Olatunji Drums of Passion. They performed with world renowned Nigerian drummer and educator, Babatunde Olatunji, after whom the hall this program will take place in is named after.

A Journey of Sound, Movement & Breath

With Michael & Ayi Wong Mayzel and Maria Filippone

September 12 - 17, 2021
Cortes Island
Connect to your inner process with therapeutic Sound Journeys, and learn about the foundations of sound healing. Enjoy grounding and dynamic yoga practices, and combine chanting with movement. Auditory vibration, movement, stillness, and breath provide the groundwork for healing and transformation. Michael Mayzel and Ayi Wong offer therapeutic Sound Journeys through Shanti Sounds in Nosara, Costa Rica, and internationally. Maria Filipone is a yoga instructor, pilates teacher, and Yoga Thai Massage Therapist.

Writing the Other

With Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford

September 30 - October 4, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jul 1, 2021.
Writers know it’s important to include characters from different identities in their work. Many are afraid to create characters whose identity differs from their own and worry about getting it offensively wrong. But representation is too important to ignore. Learn how to do it well

Dark & Stormy Writing Retreat

With Shaena Lambert and Betsy Warland

October 17 - 24, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jul 18, 2021.
Dark and Stormy is a 7-day retreat - free from interruption - to explore the direction of a work in progress, as well as to foster creativity through community with other writers.