Health & Healing

We are excited to share that our 2023 season will be rolling out over December/January. Please check back regularly

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The Story That Your Illness Tells (Vancouver)

With Dr. Gabor Maté and Lewis Mehl-Madrona, MD

March 24 - 26, 2023

Public Talk
The Cultch (York Theatre), 639 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Weekend Workshop
SFU Segal Building, 500 Granville Street, Vancouver
Interested in the Evening Public Talk only? Purchase tickets here. Illness of mind or body can be seen as random misfortune or a genetically decreed calamity. While the latter does occur, it is rare. In most cases there is nothing pre-ordained about a disease, nor is it a stroke of…

Healing at the Edge: Conscious Living, Conscious Dying

With RamDev Dale Borglum

May 10 - 14, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Feb 8, 2023.
Imagine living without fear. Imagine approaching the unknown with an open heart. There is a path to this freedom.

Breath as Entheogen: The Wisdom and Legacy of Stanislav Grof

With Carolyn J Green, BHSc, PhD and Neil Hanon, MD, FRCPC

May 20 - 24, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Feb 18, 2023.
Using enhanced breathing, evocative music, focused bodywork, and art, Grof® Breathwork helps to expand consciousness for the purpose of self-exploration, spiritual awareness, and healing. It is an excellent adjunct to psychotherapy, as well as a powerful method of self-care for helping professionals.

Raise Your Vibe With Reiki: Levels 1 & 2

With Fleur Choy

May 28 - June 2, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Feb 26, 2023.
A 5-day Reiki training to awaken your healing powers and expose your light to the world.
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Ebb & Flow: Kayak & Yoga Immersion (June)

With Jolaine Boucher and Kai Harvey

June 2 - 7, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 3, 2023.
Immerse yourself in the rhythms of the natural world and the ebb and flow of the Salish Sea. Join us for a rejuvenating five days of kayaking, exploring, yoga, mindfulness and fun!

Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures (June)

With Bill Ophoff

June 11 - 16, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 12, 2023.
The natural world is your classroom as you hike, kayak, and sail amid the wild beauty of Cortes Island. Discover the flora and fauna of both land and sea along with local history and geological phenomena. Explore ancient forests, sandy beaches, colourful tide pools, windswept bluffs, and a mysterious bog.

Tantra and the Energetics of Intimacy: A Traditional Immersion

With Yogacharini Maitreyi

June 16 - 21, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 17, 2023.
Learn Tantric practices and tools for your daily life that create deeper self connection, self awareness, healing and resilience. Work with your mind and prana and experientially understand the principles of Tantra.

The Embodied Voice

With Amy Thiessen

June 16 - 21, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 17, 2023.
Our voice is both the channel through which we excavate past traumas and conditioning as well as a vehicle through which we may find healing & reconciliation with the various facets (voices) of our being. In each embodied voice session, you will be guided into a new dimension of voice…

Unwind: Yamuna® Body Rolling & Essential Somatics®

With Namchi Bazar

June 21 - 25, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 22, 2023.
Explore two modalities to support your journey of self-discovery and self-healing. Let go of unproductive holding patterns as you develop effective body-wellness routines that are easy to incorporate into your home practice. Focus on foundational movements that help you exercise without pain.

Salish Shorelines: A Saltwater Journey (June)

With Jonas Fineman and Kai Harvey

June 25 - 30, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 26, 2023.
Join local Cortes Island guides and mariners for a kayaking exploration of the Salish Sea surrounding the renowned Hollyhock Campus. Each day’s adventure offers a safe and comprehensive foray into the seascapes and histories of Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands.

Mindful Self-Compassion

With Megan Prager and Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD

June 25 - 30, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 26, 2023.
This 5-day residential program is an intensive form of the internationally recognized, eight-session Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff. It is open to laypeople and professionals alike. Participants will learn to: understand the science of self-compassion, practice self-compassion in daily life, motivate themselves with kindness…

Nitõtitān – Let’s Listen: A Yogic retreat to deepen connection to self, community and Land

With Malina Dawn

June 30 - July 5, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 31, 2023.
Nitõtetān is a Cree word meaning ‘Let’s listen’. Listening deeply is key to living in balance. Living in balance means we are not only taking good care of our selves, but being an active and willing participant in life. We take care of our communities, the earth and all our…

Salish Shorelines: A Saltwater Journey (July)

With Jonas Fineman and Kai Harvey

June 30 - July 5, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until Mar 31, 2023.
Join local Cortes Island guides and mariners for a kayaking exploration of the Salish Sea surrounding the renowned Hollyhock Campus. Each day’s adventure offers a safe and comprehensive foray into the seascapes and histories of Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands.

Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures (July)

With Bill Ophoff

July 9 - 14, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until Apr 9, 2023.
The natural world is your classroom as you hike, kayak, and sail amid the wild beauty of Cortes Island. Discover the flora and fauna of both land and sea along with local history and geological phenomena. Explore ancient forests, sandy beaches, colourful tide pools, windswept bluffs, and a mysterious bog.

Connecting to Source: Yoga, Meditation, Ritual

With Mara Branscombe

July 14 - 19, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until Apr 14, 2023.
Since ancient times, the human collective has aligned with the seasons, the elements, the rhythms of the sun, the moon, and the earth as a way to source pure energy and connect to one’s inner compass. The mind-body science of yoga, combined with the practice of meditation, breath-work, and the…

Whole Human Health: Functional Medicine 2.0

With Dr. Lawrence Cheng and Dr. Devon Christie

July 28 - August 2, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until Apr 28, 2023.
Embody your well-being potential! Join us on this four day immersive retreat to learn, explore and experience true health and healing, from a cellular to whole-being level. Dr. Lawrence Cheng and Dr. Devon Christie expertly guide you through their unique and holistic synthesis of functional and mind-body medicine, and share practices to…

Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures (August)

With Bill Ophoff

August 6 - 11, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until May 7, 2023.
The natural world is your classroom as you hike, kayak, and sail amid the wild beauty of Cortes Island. Discover the flora and fauna of both land and sea along with local history and geological phenomena. Explore ancient forests, sandy beaches, colourful tide pools, windswept bluffs, and a mysterious bog.

Healing and Joy with Energy Medicine Yoga

With Lauren Walker

August 6 - 11, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until May 7, 2023.
At the root of our desire to heal is our desire for joy again, to be exquisitely present and attuned to the nuances of our lives. This week we’ll uncover that joy state, understanding that it is always alive within us. By releasing energies that have made us sick, tired,…

Nature & Nurture Yoga: Embracing Abundance

With Fiji McAlpine

August 11 - 16, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until May 12, 2023.
Embrace the abundance of August in the Pacific Northwest on spectacular Cortes Island.
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Ebb & Flow: Kayak & Yoga Immersion (August)

With Jolaine Boucher and Kai Harvey

August 25 - 30, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until May 26, 2023.
Immerse yourself in the rhythms of the natural world and the ebb and flow of the Salish Sea. Join us for a rejuvenating five days of kayaking, exploring, yoga, mindfulness and fun!

Essential Somatics: Free Your Movement!

With Martha Peterson

August 25 - 30, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off campus rates! Offer valid until May 26, 2023.
If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short term relief (or none at all), then this program is for you. 

Informed by Cancer: Yoga Therapy for Integration of Lived Experience

With Anne Pitman

August 30 - September 3, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until May 31, 2023.
Cancer changes us. It is, in itself, a full-time job: the immediate flurry of tests and difficult decisions as well as having to navigate unexpected side effects of treatment. Family, friends and caregivers are also impacted; differently, but significantly. In the rush and mayhem, little room or time can be…

Fermentation Demystified

With Kathryn Lukas-Damer and Kirsten K. Shockey

August 30 - September 3, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until May 31, 2023.
Learn to collaborate with the microbes that make your foods delicious and your health vibrant. Expert fermenters Kirsten and Kathryn come together in this master fermentation class to explain the safe and simple process of how to ferment in your kitchen. You’ll learn about the history, science and health benefits…

The Nourished Woman Goddess Retreat

With Abneet Kaur Sandhar

September 13 - 17, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Jun 14, 2023.
Aligned. Knowing. Full Bloom Radiance. Clear. Shining. Grounded. These qualities all exist within us, yet for so many women, we feel depleted and defeated, attention being pulled in many different directions, with a low-grade fever of constant overwhelm. We may feel racked with guilt, shame, and comparison, constantly feeling we…

Living With Loss

With Hope Edelman

September 17 - 22, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Jun 18, 2023.
The death of a close loved one is a profound, transformative, and often life-altering experience. Yet Western culture offers little recognition and few rituals to mark the enormity or the enduring nature of this event. Whether your person died recently or in the distant past, making sense of the loss…

Reconnect with Breathwork and Earth Medicine

With Ariana Fotinakis

September 22 - 27, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Jun 23, 2023.
Modern life has left us disconnected from ourselves, our communities, and from the land. Our planet and communities are hurting, and the healing process begins as an individual journey. Embark on your healing path as you explore your own personal medicine wheel and move through the four directions and their…

Courageous Spaces & Cultural Intersections: Movement and Your Cultural Compass

With Heidi MacPherson

September 22 - 26, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Jun 23, 2023.
Cultural intersectional pedagogy teaches us to live in a courageous space, the space that marginalized and stateless individuals survive in every day. What are cultural intersections and how do we navigate diversity through mindful, thoughtful, and courageous living? Create and develop your Cultural Compass that guides you towards holistic living…

Psoma with a P: The Heart and Soul of Hakomi

With Donna Martin & Shelley Winton

October 15 - 22, 2023
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off campus rates! Offer valid until Jul 16, 2023.
How can we assist someone on their healing journey without any suggestion of something wrong, something to fix? Can we recognize healing as an inside job… the unfolding of intrinsic wholeness, rather than a return to wholeness? Is it possible to be the kind of presence that is itself a…