• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,097.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $1,961.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,661.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,210.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $2,934.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,658.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,609.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,469.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,329.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,005.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,005.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,005.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $945.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $1,750.00
  • Commuter – CAD $889.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on September 26
Ends with lunch on September 30

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $495 CAD

Package Price: $939 - $1,927 CAD / 4 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 contact us if you are unable to pay this deposit). Apply within your registration form.

Health & Safety: By order of the Provincial Health Office, we will be requiring all our guests to provide proof of at least one vaccination, starting September 12th 2021. Learn more here!

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Whole Human Health: Functional Medicine 2.0

With Dr. Lawrence Cheng and Dr. Devon Christie

September 26 - 30, 2021

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 help you discover and connect with your own innate body intelligence and wisdom.

This program is for anyone – whether you are working with a specific health condition, or you are looking to optimize your health in general. You will come away with clarity on your personal path for lasting health and happiness.

During this retreat you will:

  • Learn how food, exercise, sleep, and connections to self and others profoundly affect our biochemistry, health and well-being, and how to balance this by listening to your own body.
  • Experience a deeper self-connection through daily mindful yoga classes, gong bath, meditation, breath-work, sound therapy and nourishing food as a platform for healing and growth.
  • Explore what factors drive your choices each moment – from socio-cultural ‘norms’ to wounds and traumas from the past, and what you can do about it to live and heal in the present.
  • Learn about the latest science on prevention and the root causes of illness (functional medicine), the importance of mind-body medicine and how to integrate different modalities of healing (integrative medicine).
  • Learn about the latest evidence for optimal health and performance with detailed recommendations for nutrition, vitamins, supplements, exercise, sleep and mind-body practices.
  • Learn about the latest science on harnessing altered states of consciousness for healing.
  • Create your own personalized optimal health wellness plan.
  • Explore radical self-acceptance, recognizing your innate radiant essence that is already whole.


Please check back for a full program schedule.

Terms & Conditions

You may find our terms & conditions here.

Health & Safety

By order of the Provincial Health Office, we will be requiring all our guests to provide proof of at least one vaccination, starting September 12th 2021. Learn more here!


Dr. Lawrence Cheng
Dr. Lawrence Cheng MD, CCFP(EM), MPH, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner is one of the founders and directors of Connect Health Centre for Integrative Medicine in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He continues to practice Emergency Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital and is part of the Research + Development Team at Providence Health whose goal is to look for innovative solutions to health care. He is passionate about furthering the cause of integrative medicine through practice, education and research. His goal is to help improve not only the health and wellness of individuals but also of the whole community ecosystem connecthealthcare.ca Read my blog…
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Dr. Devon Christie
MD, CCFP, RTC, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified MBSR Teacher, Certified Relational Somatic Therapist. Dr. Devon Christie is a family doctor with specialization in both Functional Medicine, and Interventional Pain Management. She is also a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and yoga instructor, and certified Relational Somatic Therapist.  Devon was trained as a  research therapist for a Phase 3 study funded by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, investigating MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for post-traumatic stress disorder. Devon is devoted to helping people uncover the root causes that lead to illness, connect with the wisdom and intelligence of their bodies, and become active…
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