• Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,850.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,550.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,250.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,925.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,775.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,625.00
  • Women only Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,335.00
  • Women only Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,335.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,335.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,335.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,290.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,262.50
  • Commuter – CAD $1,147.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 12
Ends with lunch on August 17

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Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $625 + $45 material fee

Package Price: $2,200 - $3,760 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, material fee, 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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Sharing the Path: For Couples

With Judith Ansara & Robert Gass

August 12 - 17, 2020

This program is cancelled. However, we will be rebooking this program for the 2021 season. Please sign up for notifications to know when we announce new 2021 dates. 

You may also find details on Hollyhock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Rekindle and deepen your experience of love and connection. Several thousand couples have attended this profound couples’ retreats. Many report that the experience was life-changing. Virtually all found their relationships infused with renewed passion, more skillful communication, enhanced mutual respect, deeper friendship, and greater joy and pleasure.

In a respectful and safe way, you will be both challenged and supported to break out of old unskillful habits and be guided in the practices of conscious relationship—authenticity, self-responsibility, empathy, appropriate boundaries, sacred sexuality, deep listening, and effective problem solving. You will practice with the content that is most relevant to you and your partnership, thus tailoring the retreat to meet your specific needs. Our time together is also infused with play and fun–something many couples report wanting more of. And of course, simply time dedicated to just the two of you! You will go home with important skills and tools to continue creating a life you love.

“The best thing we have done for our marriage! It reinvigorated us in love, intimacy and joy. We continue to improve by using the tools and wisdom you shared with us. Forever grateful.” – Nancy & Roger, Nevada City, CA

For those who already share a good and loving connection, this retreat is an opportunity to develop your skills, and discover new levels of intimacy. For those who are feeling more challenged in partnership, Sharing the Path offers healing ways to rekindle and strengthen your connection and love.

Couples of any gender and orientation are welcome.

Judith and Robert are assisted by long-term associates Indrus Piché and Anna Stein.

Are you a leadership professional looking to grow in your career? Robert Gass will also be offering The Art of Leadership on August 2-7.


Judith Ansara & Robert Gass
Judith Ansara, MSW, and Robert Gass, EdD, are well-known teachers who integrate rich backgrounds in spiritual practice, psychology, organizational change, social action and the arts. For four decades, they have brought their work to centers such as Omega and Esalen, and organizations ranging from General Motors to the Sierra Club. They have created some 20 albums of sacred music including best-seller Om Namaha Shivaya. Gifted healers and guides, they bring to their work a depth of compassion and insight forged in the living laboratory of their 48-year marriage and work with thousands of couples. sacredunion.com | judithansara.com  Read our blog on Hollyhock Talks
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