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  • 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 September 6
Ends with lunch on September 11


6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on September 10*
7:00-8:00am Morning Yoga on September 7-10*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on September 9*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on September 9, 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 September 10*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
8:00-10:00pm Evening Session 7:30-10:30pm Bioluminescence Paddle on September 7**
8:00-9:30pm Evening Session on September 6

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Location: Cortes Island

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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Whole Human Health: Functional Medicine 2.0

With Dr. Lawrence Cheng and Dr. Devon Christie

September 6 - 11, 2019

Embody your well-being potential! Join us on this four day immersive retreat to learn, explore and experience true health, from a cellular to whole-being level, by connecting to your innate body intelligence/wisdom. Dr. Lawrence Cheng and Dr. Devon Christie expertly guide you through the landscape of Whole Human Health. Together, explore a synthesis of integrative and functional medicine, mind-body medicine, and leading-edge neurobiology, and take home a deep understanding of your personal path to lasting health and happiness.

During the retreat you will:

  • Learn how food, exercise, and sleep, as well as how we connect with ourselves and others profoundly affect our biochemistry, health and well-being, and how to balance this by listening to your own body.
  • Learn about the latest scientific evidence around prevention and the root causes of illness (functional medicine), the importance of mind-body medicine and how to integrate different modalities of healing (integrative medicine).
  • Learn about the latest scientific evidence for optimal health and performance with detailed recommendations for nutrition, vitamins, supplements, exercise, sleep and mind-body practices.
  • Explore what factors drive your choices each moment – from socio-cultural ‘norms’ to wounds and traumas from the past and what you can do about it to live and heal in the present.
  • Experience a deeper self-connection through daily mindful yoga classes, meditation, holotropic breath-work, sound therapy and nourishing food as a platform for healing and growth.
  • Explore radical self-acceptance, recognizing your innate radiant essence that is already whole.
  • Create your own personalized optimal health wellness plan.

Presenters

Dr. Lawrence Cheng
Dr. Lawrence Cheng MD, CCFP(EM), MPH, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner is one of the founders and directors of Connect Health Centre for Integrative Medicine in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He continues to practice Emergency Medicine at St. Paul’s Hospital and is part of the Research + Development Team at Providence Health whose goal is to look for innovative solutions to health care. He is passionate about furthering the cause of integrative medicine through practice, education and research. His goal is to help improve not only the health and wellness of individuals but also of the whole community ecosystem connecthealthcare.ca Read my blog…
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Dr. Devon Christie
MD, CCFP, RTC, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner, Certified MBSR Teacher, Certified Relational Somatic Therapist. Dr. Devon Christie is a family doctor with specialization in both Functional Medicine, and Interventional Pain Management. She is also a certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and yoga instructor, and certified Relational Somatic Therapist. Devon has worked with Dr. Gabor Maté in Mexico, learning about working psychotherapeutically in a retreat setting involving the amazonian medicine, ayahuasca. Devon is also a research therapist for a Phase 3 study funded by the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies, investigating MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for severe post-traumatic stress disorder. Devon is devoted to…
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