Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until May 19, 2021.
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $2,335.00
  • Single w/ensuite* – CAD $2,185.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,860.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,600.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,300.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,000.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,800.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,650.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,500.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,210.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,210.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,210.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,100.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,040.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,022.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 18
Ends with lunch on August 23

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $545 CAD

Package Price: $1,100 - $2,335 CAD / 5 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.

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Climate Hope: Tools for Thriving in the Climate Era

With Karen Mahon Carrington

August 18 - 23, 2021


We are living through a time unlike any other.

As we bear witness to the increasing severity of the climate crisis, we are faced with questions that cut to the very nature of who we are and the ultimate fate of our human species. With little framework to emotionally or spiritually process the magnitude of this experience, we may move into grief, anxiety, or emotional withdrawal.

Climate Hope is an invitation to gather in community to build spiritual and emotional resilience to help us engage with the climate reality from a place of joy and productivity.

Together, we will call forth our creativity and find new pathways forward. We will explore the wisdom teachings, traditions, and means of solace found by those in the past who have weathered great social upheaval. We will look at what modern eco-psychology can offer us and explore the issue from different cultural perspectives.  We will develop a map to embrace the uncertainty and engage the challenges from a place of strength rooted in love.

Program elements include:

  • Examining the different climate futures that may emerge
  • Spiritual Frameworks for processing grief and uncertainty
  • Psychological Insights to help us metabolize suffering into empowerment
  • Arts-based processes to integrate the difficult reality we are living
  • A view into how some indigenous cultures are viewing and dealing with the climate crisis
  • Somatic tools for alleviating the impact of ecological stress on our bodies and biological systems

Click here to learn more about Climate Hope and the resources needed to thrive in dire times.

Climate Hope allowed for internal transformation from a somatic level. It incorporated social/psychological/somatic and spiritual aspects of change to promote REAL work toward “hope” in relation to resilience and reconciliation in our Climate Era and transition. – Faith Cohen, 2019


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Karen Mahon Carrington
Karen Mahon Carrington is a life long environmentalist, trainer and teacher. She was a principle architect in the landmark campaigns to protect the old-growth rainforests of Clayoquot Sound and the Great Bear Rainforests on Canada’s West coast. Since then she has been working to stop the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, develop and implement climate policy and organizing for climate justice. Intertwined with her environmental work Karen has been a student and teacher focused on the intersection of the inner spiritual and emotional realms with the outer planetary and social crises. Steeped in Jungian psychology and Judaic and Christian mysticism, Karen…
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