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Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jan 31, 2020.
  • Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,880.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,640.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,340.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,040.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,820.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,670.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,520.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,365.00
  • Women only Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,230.00
  • Women only Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,230.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,230.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,230.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,157.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,120.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,080.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,042.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 22
Ends with lunch on August 27

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $565

Package Price: $1,120 - $1,880 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees.

Scholarships : Full and partial scholarships are available. A $195 refundable deposit is required, please apply within your registration form.

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Writing as a Spiritual Practice: The Healing Power of Telling Your Story

With Mark Matousek

August 22 - 27, 2020

This transformational five-day workshop uses personal writing as a path of self-discovery, authenticity, and spiritual growth. When you learn to express the whole truth about experience and to discern your own soul’s journey, you come to understand the mythic dimension of personal struggles, triumphs, confusions, longings, digressions, and so-called mistakes. The realization that you are the storyteller – not the story – frees you to examine beliefs, expectations, and biases that have limited your sense of self. As Mark teaches,

“When you tell the truth, your story changes.
When your story changes, your life is transformed.”

Scientific studies have shown that a consistent writing practice has the ability to improve physical, mental, and emotional health. Using targeted writing prompts, small-group sharing, and inspirational lessons and readings, Mark guides you through a process of self-inquiry designed to deepen insight, heal obsolete narratives, and hone your writer’s craft. Writing As a Spiritual Practice has helped thousands of people around the world to achieve their creative and spiritual goals. Known for his intuitive work with students, Mark creates an atmosphere of warmth, wisdom, and safety in which to do this powerful practice.

In Writing As a Spiritual Practice, you will learn to:

  • Use writing as a path of healing and insight
  • Cultivate witness consciousness in personal storytelling
  • What it means to tell your “untold story”
  • Recognize the importance of exploring the psychological shadow as a part of spiritual awakening
  • Enrich personal narrative with spiritual wisdom
  • Practice the five essential elements of effective storytelling
  • Develop an ongoing, transformative writing practice

I cannot say enough about this profound writing practice to heal, and awaken. I went away feeling weightier, more embodied, with a deep sense of having recovered more of my authentic voice, and depth of presence. – Krystal Dyan, 2019


A motivational message from Mark:

Presenter

Mark Matousek
Mark Matousek is the award-winning, best-selling author of Sex Death Enlightenment, When You’re Falling, Dive, and other books. He is also a teacher and speaker whose work focuses on personal awakening and creative excellence through transformational writing and self-inquiry. He brings over three decades of experience as a memoirist and editor to his penetrating and thought provoking work with students. His workshops, classes, and mentoring have inspired thousands of people around the world to reach their artistic and personal goals. His latest book, Writing To Awaken: A Journey of Truth, Transformation, and Self-Discovery has just been published. markmatousek.com
Learn more about Mark Matousek