Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Mar 31, 2020.
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,315.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,165.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,840.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,560.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,260.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,960.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,780.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,630.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,480.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,325.00
  • Women only Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,190.00
  • Women only Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,190.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,190.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,190.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,080.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,000.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,002.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on May 29
Ends with lunch on June 3

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Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $525

Materials: Body Rolling Kits (6 balls per kit) are available for purchase through the instructor. Email darcy@hollyhock.ca if you are interested in purchasing a kit, at least 2 weeks before the start of the program.

Package Price: $1,080 - $2,315 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes Taxes and fees. 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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Core Matter: Yamuna® Body Rolling & Pilates Essentials

With Namchi Bazar, BFA

May 29 - June 3, 2020

Experience profound beneficial changes in your body with five days dedicated to Yamuna® Body Rolling and Pilates. Release pain and restrictions in your back, shoulders, neck, hips, legs, and feet for a total body awakening and feel-good rejuvenation.

Yamuna® Body Rolling is a workout, a massage, and a whole body adjustment rolled into one. YBR uses various sizes of specially designed balls to improve alignment, enhance bone quality, and create a stronger, longer, and leaner body. An empowering healing practice that is beneficial on its own or as a compliment to your other fitness routines. Combining the strength and toning effects of exercise with the releasing effects of massage, YBR makes space in your joints and tissue, helps to heal and prevent injury, and offsets the stress of vigorous exercise and repetitive movements. YBR creates immediate tone and lift of abdominal muscles along with energizing postural awareness and strength.

The Pilates Method elongates and strengthens, improving muscle elasticity and joint mobility. The practice of Pilates helps to create a deep dialogue between body and mind building a system of neuromuscular patterns that facilitate an attention to postural alignment as well as core and breath support. Control of the core is achieved by integrating the trunk, pelvis and shoulder girdle.  By emphasizing correct spinal and pelvic alignment, concentration on smooth, flowing movement, Pilates helps to economize exertion and correct structural imbalances.  The quality of movement is valued over quantity of repetitions and proper breathing helps you execute movements with equal power and efficiency.  Pilates accommodates all types of trainers from beginners to athletes in regards to injury prevention and rehabilitation.

Together, these two modalities support you to access your core matter, let go of unproductive holding patterns, and activate your centre with precise intention. Develop powerful, effective body-wellness routines that are easy to incorporate into your home practice. Everybody is welcome regardless of age, experience, or injury.

Namchi’s classes have been a life line for me. She holds space for powerful physical work and her classes are consistently fun, informative, and rejuvenating. I have noticed lasting change in my body since I began working with her, specifically regarding chronic back pain that I have had for years. Thank you for helping my body get stronger Namchi! – Hayley Newell, past participant

Yamuna® Body Rolling Benefits:

  • Tone and elongate muscles
  • Improve alignment
  • Increase circulation
  • Better bone quality
  • Helps heal and prevent injury
  • Relax the nervous system
  • Improve core strength
  • Stimulate nerve roots
  • Stimulate organs
  • Increase metabolism
  • Expand the lungs and deepen breathing
  • Increase body awareness
  • It feels like a massage!

Pilates Benefits:

  • Longer, leaner muscles & flexibility
  • Greater range of motion
  • Mind-body workout
  • Develops a strong core – Pelvic floor, abdominals & back muscles
  • Creates evenly conditioned body
  • Improves sports performance
  • Prevents injuries
  • Better coordination
  • Better balance
  • Increases breath capacity & ability to match movement exertion
  • Reduces stress by working in the present moment with mind & body
  • Promotes spinal longevity

2 black balls per participant mandatory.  Body Rolling Kit Includes: Gold, Silver, Pearl, 2 Black & Pilates ball.  (6 balls per kit) are available for purchase through the instructor. Email darcy@hollyhock.ca if you are interested in purchasing a kit, at least 2 weeks before the start of the program.

After years of exercise and bodywork aimed at treating an old pelvic injury I found Namchi’s classes and quickly saw tremendous improvements. Her teaching style is both nurturing and clear. Her Yamuna Body Rolling classes keep me coming back time after time. I am so grateful to have found her! – Jeramie Peacock, past participant


Namchi Bazar, BFA
Namchi Bazar developed her unique somatic approach to core wellness over 25 years as a professional dancer, Pilates Instructor, Yamuna® Body Rolling Practitioner and mother of three. She is compassionate, sincere and enthusiastic as she helps people feel their best in their body/mind. Her classes are grounding, with a clear focus on experiential anatomy in a dynamic and supportive learning environment.  Namchi facilitates transformation from within, outwards.  She encourages authenticity, and believes that conscious action fosters greater self-awareness and empowerment. Namchi is a graduate of the Department of Contemporary Dance from Concordia University, a certified Pilates Instructor from the Structural Studies Institute in Montreal under the guidance of…
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