• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,910.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $1,850.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $1,700.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,550.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,850.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,700.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,550.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,395.00
  • Women only Dorm - Lower Bunk – CAD $1,260.00
  • Women only Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,260.00
  • Glamping – CAD $1,187.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,150.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $1,070.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,072.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 14
Ends with lunch on August 19

6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on August 18*
7:00-8:00am Morning Yoga on August 15-18*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on August 15*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on August 17, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Lagoon Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**, Desolation Cruise 1:30-6:30pm**
3:00-6:00pm Afternoon Session
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on August 18*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
8:00-9:30pm Evening Session on August 14 8:00-11:00pm Bioluminescence Paddle on August 15**

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Tuition: $595

Package Price: $1,072.50 - $1,910 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees.

Scholarships: Most scholarships are 50% tuition, with a limited number of full scholarships available. Apply within your registration form. Click for more info.

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Running with Balance, Mindfulness & Strength

With Marilyn Arsenault and Lindsay Lynk

August 14 - 19, 2019

Due to low enrollment this program has been cancelled 

Following the breath, thinking fades. When attention is undisturbed, a sense of spacious awareness opens. Inhale, exhale, concentrate, let go.

Learn daily movement practices and creative running techniques, with time for simple meditative trail running. Discover how to balance mobility and stability in the body to ensure a long life of strength and ease of movement.

This program covers discussions and consideration of:

  • Reprogramming default patterns of body alignment for optimal, healthy movement and healthy running
  • How habitual gripping, collapsing, tightening and holding, prevents freedom of movement over time and limits our range of motion and ‘youth’ of movement, causing pain and injuries
  • Using the body determines how we function and how we age
  • Preventing running injuries and pain by thinking about how we stand, sit, walk and move every day

No running experience required.


Marilyn Arsenault
Marilyn Arsenault is a competitive runner, mentor and and has been coaching runners since 2010. She is the founder of Mindful Strides; a series of clinics that helps runners improve their form. Since then she has established herself as an effective teacher in functional movement working with both recreational runners and Olympic and national level athletes and teams including Triathlon Canada and Rowing Canada. Marilyn took up running in her mid thirties and within five years of dedicated training she was considered one of Canada’s top distance runners. Considered a late arrival to the world of competitive long-distance running, she’s…
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Lindsay Lynk
Lindsay Lynk has been a strength conditioning coach since 2011 and started her career at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence, where she continues to work today. Lindsay, who has an Honors degree in Kinesiology, is a certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and certified Exercise Physiologist. She completed an internship with the Canadian Sport Institute and has achieved her Level 1 Functional Move­ment Systems training. Lyndsay has been involved with the University of Victo­ria women’s rowing team both in the areas of strength and conditioning as well as nutrition coaching. From 2006-2010, Lindsay rowed with both the heavyweight and lightweight Canadian Na­tional Rowing Teams,…
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