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  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,670.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,505.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,145.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,160.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,835.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,500.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,080.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,930.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,750.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,580.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,375.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,375.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,375.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,292.50
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,425.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,215.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on May 15
Ends with lunch on May 20

Sample program schedule

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $675 CAD

Campus Rates: Campus rates include accommodations, meals, Hollyhock activities, use of hot tubs and campus facilities (does not include tuition). Click here for details.

Scholarships: We believe that everyone should have equitable access to Hollyhock program experiences, and that our diverse community should be reflected in all that we do. We are committed to identifying and removing barriers to access through our scholarship program. While we strive to be accessible and inclusive to all, a limited number of scholarships are available ranging from 25%-90% of costs.

We encourage applicants from those whose identities intersect with, but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth, and elders.

Please apply for a scholarship within your program registration form. We ask for a 5% refundable deposit to apply. Please contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

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

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Re-Awakening the Spine

With Diane Long and Robin Stamm

May 15 - 20, 2022

Re-awakening the spine and breath can be a physical liaison to a deepening realm. Yoga, or unity of body and mind, is about increasing sensory awareness. However, without attention and freedom even asana (yoga postures) can distract from true listening.

Whether you are just beginning yoga or are a longtime practitioner, join us to learn how embodiment must be accompanied by simplicity and a willingness to start anew. We will break habits that are not useful and, with quiet discipline, substitute newness. To be simple is never easy, but a playful simple practice just may entice you back to a kind and easeful relationship with your body.

Vanda Scaravelli, author of Awakening the Spine, is legendary in the world of yoga. J. Krishnamurti‘s best friend for sixty years, Vanda began to explore yoga and movement late in life to help Krishnamurti develop more ease in his body. Vanda’s initial study was in music as a classical pianist, and with this understanding of music reflected in her yoga, she shunned methodology and celebrated the creative. With her revolutionary approach, Vanda taught how to practice in such a way that body/mind relationship is transformed without seeking a particular position or asana. During these five days together, we will explore this intuitive, yet sometimes elusive, way of working with Robin Stamm who is a close follower of the lineage.

There is no age limit and all levels are welcome as the program is tailored to the students in the room.


A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.

Terms & Conditions

You may find our terms & conditions here.

Health & Safety

By order of the Provincial Health Office, we will be requiring all our guests to provide proof of at least one vaccination, starting September 12th 2021. Learn more here.


Diane Long
Diane Long has been developing and refining yoga for most of her life. She was born in North Carolina and moved to Italy in the early 1970s. While living in Florence, Vanda Scaravelli invited her to work with her. Diane was a devoted student for the next two and a half decades, until Vanda’s death in 1999.    Diane’s meeting with Vanda introduced her to a new form of consciousness in the study of yoga and body mind awareness. Working one on one with a teacher, who continuously questioned the simple biomechanics of the body until she was brought to a…
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Robin Stamm
Robin Stamm has been immersed in the worlds of movement, biomechanics, and body mind consciousness for over twenty years. In 2007 her search came to an end when she met Diane Long and observed something completely different in Diane’s body and teachings. She dedicated herself and her practice solely to this way of working and has since organized her life around the study and sharing of it. Robin’s work, both as a physiotherapist and yogi, proceeds with the conviction that our bodies are much wiser and more splendiferous than we realize, and that if we remain simple and curious, we will learn of the…
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