Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jun 8, 2022.
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,121.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $1,989.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,701.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,298.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,038.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,770.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,649.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,529.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,385.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,249.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,085.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,085.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,085.00
  • 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 September 7
Ends with lunch on September 11

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

September 7 - 11, 2022

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 is this “more time,” given by both treatment and heroic endurance, for? How do I integrate the cancer experience and restore my well-being?  Join with community in this pause for remembering and recovery as we explore breath, movement, yoga, storytelling, and planting ourselves more firmly in the present moment while envisioning the days ahead.

With Yoga Therapy as a guide, practice a holistic, 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 your experience; lingering shock of diagnosis, unacknowledged anxiety or trauma, physical discomfort, and fear of recurrence.  Create a do-able, accessible, safe and individualized home yoga/meditation practice. Share with others the earned maturity and 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.


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.


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
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