Adventure & Exploration

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Exploring Ocean Mysteries: The Science and Poetry of The Salish Sea

With Marjorie Wonham, Ph.D. and Melanie Koenderman

May 31 - June 5, 2024
The ocean has long inspired curiosity and imagination in scientists and poets alike. Join us in a lively, embodied, place-based experience of the beautiful waters and life of the Salish Sea. In this unique program we will explore ocean shorelines and ocean poetry, and create our own poems that deepen…

Discover Cortes: Adventures in Nature (June)

With Bill Ophoff

June 14 - 19, 2024
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 as you adventure forth with Hollyhock's knowledgeable, fun-loving naturalist. Explore ancient forests, sandy beaches,…
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Ebb & Flow: Kayak & Yoga Immersion (July)

With Kai Harvey and Jasmine Hillier

July 7 - 12, 2024
Immerse yourself in the rhythms of the natural world and the ebb and flow of the Salish Sea.  Hollyhock, located on the southern coastline of Cortes Island (on the unceded land of the toq qaymɩxʷ (Klahoose), ɬəʔamɛn qaymɩxʷ (Tla’amin), and ʔop qaymɩxʷ (Homalco) Nations) is an ideal basecamp and launch…

Discover Cortes: Adventures in Nature (July)

With Bill Ophoff

July 12 - 17, 2024
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 as you adventure forth with Hollyhock's knowledgeable, fun-loving naturalist. Explore ancient forests, sandy beaches,…

Body, Breath & Nature

With Loretta (Lo) Laurin

August 9 - 14, 2024
Take a step outside of everyday life and reconnect to the landscape of your breath and body in nature. Reset and re-regulate your nervous system with an integration of yoga, pilates, and nature immersion. This is an opportunity to prioritize your self-care, decrease stress, and reinvigorate your capacity for balance.…

Discover Cortes: Adventures in Nature (August)

With Bill Ophoff

August 18 - 23, 2024
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 as you adventure forth with Hollyhock's knowledgeable, fun-loving naturalist. Explore ancient forests, sandy beaches,…

Salish Shorelines: A Saltwater Journey (September)

With Jonas Fineman and Jasmine Hillier

September 6 - 11, 2024
Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until Jun 7, 2024.
Join 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. Launching from various beaches around Cortes Island as well as…

Harnessing Your Nature’s Potential

With Restore Human

September 11 - 15, 2024
Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until Jun 12, 2024.
Join us for a transformative three-day journey, designed to empower you to become a better mechanic and pilot of your own human spaceship. Regardless of your fitness level or experience, our program will help you understand and enhance your body's capabilities, regulate your nervous system, and broaden your movement potential.…

Wild Mushrooms and the Mycology of Consciousness

With Jim Gouin and David Sumerlin

October 16 - 20, 2024
Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until Jul 17, 2024.
Save the world, one mushroom at a time. Fungi, particularly mushrooms, offer powerful, practical solutions to enhance both human and ecosystem health. Through lecture, discussion, and foraging: Learn easy-to-grow cultivation methods using a hands-on approach. Gain the skills to identify at least twenty-five species of mushroom, both wild and cultivated. Delve…