• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,517.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $2,938.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $2,698.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,458.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,469.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,349.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,229.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,105.00
  • Women only Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $997.00
  • Women only Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $997.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $997.00
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $997.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $909.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $1,690.00
  • Glamping – CAD $939.00
  • Commuter – CAD $847.00

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

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $465

Package Price: $909 - $1,517 / 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 apply within your registration form.

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Informed by Cancer: Yoga Therapy for Integration

With Anne Pitman

June 29 - July 3, 2020

This program will either be moved to a virtual gathering, be rescheduled to another date in 2021, or cancelled. 

We are currently working out all the details. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you so much for your patience, support, and understanding.

Sign-up to be notified when we have more information confirmed. You may also find details on Hollyhock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Cancer changes us. It is, in itself, a full-time job: the immediate flurry of tests, difficult decisions and unexpected side effects of treatment. Little room or time can be given to curiosity, wondering, or slow reflection. The end of treatment, once longed for, is often surprisingly lonely.

Where did everyone (family, friends, doctors, nurses, therapists, well-wishers) go? What now? What is this “more time,” – given by both treatment and heroic endurance – for? Join with community in this pause for remembering and recovery as we explore breath, movement, storytelling, and planting ourselves for the days ahead.

With Yoga Therapy as a guide, practice a holistic and gentle, inquiry-based approach to human experience, and turn toward the felt impact of life’s travails with compassion and wonderment. Offer generous listening to the PTSD/lingering shock of diagnosis, unacknowledged anxiety, and fear of recurrence while weathering a culture of persistent positivity. Instead, slowly uncover authenticity. Share with others, an earned maturity, and a willingness to be informed by the uncertainty and time-in with cancer.

Our capacity to live and love deeply, on the other side of cancer, come what may, is enlivened by connection, community and practice.

This program is designed for people that are in the recovery or post-treatment stage of cancer. Partners and adult family members are also welcome to join.


Anne Pitman
Anne Pitman (M.Sc., C-IAYT, Pain Care Yoga certified) has her masters in Kinesiology and is the Director of the Ottawa School of Embodied Yoga Therapy with over 30 years of experience in training yoga teachers, teaching embodied yoga, and pioneering yoga therapy in Canada. She is a practicing certified Yoga Therapist at the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre and has extensive experience compassionately accompanying people living with cancer, anxiety, depression and PTSD, as well as helping people in their ending of days, to die well. annesyoga.com
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