Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Feb 19, 2021.
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,355.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,205.00
  • 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
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,230.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,230.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,230.00
  • 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 May 21
Ends with lunch on May 26

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $565 CAD

Package Price: $1,120 - $2,355 CAD / 5 nights. Includes tuition, 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 contact us if you are unable to pay this deposit). Apply within your registration form.

Health & Safety: Learn more about our Covid-19 policies and procedures here.

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Nonviolent Communication: Relating with Heart & Understanding

With Rachelle Lamb

May 21 - 26, 2021

Learn a deceptively simple and boldly creative approach to sustaining connection and addressing conflict—in a time petitioning for robust examples of human courage, honesty and radical empathy. Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a language rooted in heart and conscience and is ultimately a faithful map for any relationship struggling to find a reliable horizon in stormy seas. For lovers, leaders, and cynics alike.

We don’t need experts to tell us that communication matters. Our relationships are evidence enough. We are ‘relational’ creatures and our ability to thrive and attend to life’s challenges depends significantly on our ability to cultivate and nurture healthy connections. But what if the ways in which we’ve been educated to relate only increase the divide between ourselves and others? And what if the areas we focus on when attempting to resolve conflict actually throw us off the scent of what’s really at stake and needs attention?

“Awesome! Highly recommended. The most inspiring and relevant interpersonal communication course I’ve attended.” – participant

This transformative program teaches you to: 

  • identify and break through limiting patterns of thought and speech
  • build a reliable and time tested language reservoir that enhances connection
  • become more discerningly responsive and less impulsively reactive
  • tune into the unspoken needs underlying what people say
  • cultivate greater compassion for self and others

Learning is supported through:

  • engaging presenter led instruction and discussion
  • individual, dyad and group exercises (both written and oral)
  • supportive audio/video clips
  • time to integrate and reflect

Change your experience of conflict and relating with this dynamic and life honouring approach grounded in both spiritual and emotional intelligence as well as ecological wisdom.


Please check back for a full program schedule.

Terms & Conditions

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Listen to past participant testimonials:

Online Recording

You can catch a replay of Rachelle’s free online 2020 Hollyhock workshop, Let’s Talk About Anger here.


Rachelle Lamb
Rachelle Lamb is a speaker, writer and certified Nonviolent Communication trainer. She has worked in the field of Interpersonal Relating and Conflict Resolution for over 20 years. Countless clients have learned how to skillfully navigate interpersonal conflict and challenges through her guidance and instruction, quite often leading to profound breakthrough. rachellelamb.com Read my blog on Hollyhock Talks
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