• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $1,964.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $1,829.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,583.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,122.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $2,855.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,646.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,561.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,435.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,299.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,194.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,055.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,055.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,055.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,019.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $1,910.00
  • Commuter – CAD $957.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on May 11
Ends with lunch on May 15

Sample program schedule

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $525 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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Informed by Cancer: Yoga Therapy for Integration of Lived Experience

With Anne Pitman

May 11 - 15, 2022

Cancer changes us. It is, in itself, a full-time job: the immediate flurry of tests and difficult decisions as well as navigating unexpected side effects of treatment. In the rush and mayhem, little room or time can be given to curiosity, wondering, or slow reflection. Surprisingly, the end of active in-hospital treatment, once longed for, can be strangely lonely.  Where did everyone (family, friends, doctors, nurses, therapists, well-wishers) go? How can we integrate the cancer experience, eyes now opened, and find physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being? What is this “more time” for?
With yoga therapy as a guide, practice a holistic, gentle and inquiry-based approach to the lived experience, and turn toward the felt impact of cancer’s travails with compassion and wonderment. Offer generous listening and embodied practice to the lingering shock of diagnosis, unacknowledged anxiety or trauma, persistent discomfort and fear of recurrence.  Explore and curate a do-able, accessible, safe and individualized breath, yoga and meditation practice. Share with others the willingness to find steadiness, compassion and deep humanity amongst uncertainty, while planting ourselves more firmly in the joy of present moment and envisioning the days ahead.
This program is designed for people who are in a recovery phase of treatment, are post-treatment or living with chronic or metastatic cancer. Partners and adult family members are also welcome to join.


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

Learn more about Hollyhock’s current health & safety policies here.


Anne Pitman
Anne Pitman (M.Sc., E-RYT-500, 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 accompanying people facing cancer with compassionate listening and safe, accessible yoga practice.  She has recently co-written a book, Yoga Therapy Across the Cancer Care Continuum. annepitman.ca
Learn more about Anne Pitman