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  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $2,385.00
  • Single w/ensuite* – CAD $2,235.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,910.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,700.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,400.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,100.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,850.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,700.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,550.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,260.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,260.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,260.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,150.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,140.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,072.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on Sep 7
Ends with lunch on Sep 12

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $595 CAD

Package Price: $1,150 - $2,385 CAD / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Taxes and fees are additional. A $395 deposit is required at registration, with the balance due on your departure day.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their life and communities. A $195 refundable deposit is required, please apply within your registration form.

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7 Practices of a Mindful Leader: Mindfulness, Sensory Awareness, & Zen Practices

With Lee Klinger Lesser and Marc Lesser

September 7 - 12, 2021

In our world of busyness – of more, faster, better – this retreat offers time to stop, reflect, and renew.

It is a time to step fully into the richness of our lives. Together we will follow a gentle schedule of sensory awareness practice and sitting meditation interspersed with talks, Zen stories, journal writing, as well as small group and large group dialogue as we uncover how these stories and dialogues may be utilized to transform our way of being in the world as leaders.

Leadership is primarily about cultivating clarity, empowering others, and skillfully responding to change. Each day our practice will be focused on one or two of the seven practices of a mindful leader described below:

• Love the work
• Do the work
• Don’t be an expert
• Connect to your pain
• Connect to the pain of others
• Depend on others
• Keep making it simpler

We are all leaders. We all lead our own lives and we all have tremendous influence in our work, families, and relationships. We will practice developing ways to integrate mindfulness into our ability to envision, connect, empower, and collaborate. Sensory Awareness and Zen are practices through which we connect with our natural intelligence and vitality; we can discover what responds in us in the midst of change and growth; and we can learn to rely on our sensations as guides to the fresh terrain of each moment.

This workshop focuses on tools that help us to be present, tools that are antidotes to busyness and that support our ability to be in touch with what matters most. By slowing down and looking deeply, we can connect with our sensations and our deepest aspirations and find the freedom and open-heartedness that are our birthright.

This was by far the best workshop I have attended. The structure was perfect as was the schedule. The instructors brought deep knowledge and expertise and wisdom without bringing ego or brand. I cannot say enough good things. – past participant


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Lee Klinger Lesser
Lee Klinger Lesser studied Sensory Awareness with Charlotte Selver for 33 years. She has been leading workshops since 1976, both in English and Spanish, teaching throughout the United States, Mexico, Spain and Canada For most of her life, Lee has been engaged in a process of social change along parallel paths: Offering classes and workshops in Sensory Awareness, practicing Zen Buddhism and working towards equity and social justice for young children and their families through the field of early childhood education. Lee has seen over and over again the gift that these practices bring to the lives of so many people across the…
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Marc Lesser
Marc Lesser is a speaker, facilitator, workshop leader, and executive coach. He is the CEO of ZBA Associates, an executive development and leadership consulting company. Marc has led mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at many of the world’s leading businesses and organizations including Google, SAP, Genentech, and Kaiser Permanente, and has coached executives and led trainings in Fortune 500 companies, start-ups, health care, and government. He helped develop the world-renowned Search Inside Yourself (SIY) program within Google and is the founder and CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute (SIYLI). Marc’s books include Seven Practices of a Mindful Leader:…
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