• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,497.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,449.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,329.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,209.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,085.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $977.00
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $977.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $889.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $1,650.00
  • Glamping – CAD $919.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on September 1
Ends with lunch on September 5

6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on September 5*
7:00-8:00am Morning Yoga on September 2-5*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on September 3*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on September 4, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Lagoon Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**
3:00-6:00pm Afternoon Session
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on September 4*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
8:00-9:30pm Evening Session on September 1 7:30-10:30pm Bioluminescence Paddle on September 2**

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $445

Package Price: $739 - $1,497 / 4 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available. A $195 refundable deposit is required, please apply within your registration form.

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Climate Hope: Tools for Thriving in the Climate Era

With Karen Mahon Carrington and Hollyhock Leadership Institute

September 1 - 5, 2019

We are living through a time unlike any other.

As we bear witness to the increasing severity of the climate crisis, we are faced with questions that cut to the very nature of who we are and the ultimate fate of our human species. With little framework to emotionally or spiritually process the magnitude of this experience, we may move into grief, anxiety, or emotional withdrawl.

Climate Hope is an invitation to gather in community to build spiritual and emotional resilience to help us engage with the climate reality from a place of joy and productivity.

Together, we will call forth our creativity and find new pathways forward. We will explore the wisdom teachings, traditions, and means of solace found by those in the past who have weathered great social upheaval. We will look at what modern eco-psychology can offer us and explore the issue from different cultural perspectives.  We will develop a map to embrace the uncertainty and engage the challenges from a place of strength rooted in love.

Program elements include:

  • Examining the different climate futures that may emerge
  • Spiritual Frameworks for processing grief and uncertainty
  • Psychological Insights to help us metabolize suffering into empowerment
  • Arts-based processes to integrate the difficult reality we are living
  • A view into how some indigenous cultures are viewing and dealing with the climate crisis
  • Somatic tools for alleviating the impact of ecological stress on our bodies and biological systems



Karen Mahon Carrington
Karen Mahon Carrington is a life long environmentalist, trainer and teacher. She was a principle architect in the landmark campaigns to protect the old-growth rainforests of Clayoquot Sound and the Great Bear Rainforests on Canada’s West coast. Since then she has been working to stop the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, develop and implement climate policy and organizing for climate justice. Intertwined with her environmental work Karen has been a student and teacher focused on the intersection of the inner spiritual and emotional realms with the outer planetary and social crises. Steeped in Jungian psychology and Judaic and Christian mysticism, Karen…
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Hollyhock Leadership Institute
Hollyhock’s renowned conferences help to resolve the leadership deficits of the modern world. These cross-sectoral and multi-generational gatherings work to support and catalyze progressive leaders through strengthening skills, expanding capacity, and building peer-to-peer networks and knowledge. Tackling the largest issues of our time and promoting social and environmental justice requires that we come together to not only learn hard skills and share lessons, but also to rejuvenate our passions and recharge. Joining our conferences opens up access to like-minded networks and community that support one another throughout the year. Past conferences include: Social Venture Institute, Activate: Digital Leadership, Creating a…
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