Hollyhock Presenters

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Our presenters are curated for their quality, depth, integrity, and alignment with our educational purpose. Since 1982, a distinguished faculty of authors, educators, activists, artists, performers, and practitioners have shared their work at our Cortes Island campus and in Vancouver.

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Farah Nazarali

Farah Nazarali  B.A., M.A. has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and understands the power of rest, relaxation, leisure and pleasure in cultivating optimal health and well-being and generating a solid foundation for engagement and activism in the world.She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her studies in Tibetan Buddhism, Lineage-based yoga, conflict resolution, non-violent communication and trauma-informed practices.

She is a pioneer in integrating conflict resolution skills with yogic practices and Buddhist wisdom; and in making the esoteric and mystical practical and workable in context of our everyday life experiences. In her classes, workshops, and retreats, she weaves together stories, wisdom teachings, and practical skills alongside teachings from the natural world, to encourage deeper connection with ourselves, each other, the natural world, and a reverence and awe for the spirit that animates all of life.

Farah is the former podcast host of In Conversation: The Podcast of Banyen Books and Sound and the founder of Drishti Point Yoga Podcasts. She has interviewed leading authors, teachers, and visionaries in the field of science, spirituality, and consciousness and remains in awe of the main thread that runs through hundreds of podcast interviews- that the purpose of human life leads us to love, service, truth, and justice for the sake of all of life.

Farah currently leads transformational retreats locally and in Costa Rica.

Events with Farah Nazarali

The Art of Resting Well
September 27 - October 1, 2024

Bring your tired and weary souls for a restful, restorative, and rejuvenating retreat that is an immersion into the art of resting well. This experiential retreat is designed to provide rest for your body, mind, and spirit through land-based and somatic practices–guided beach walks, mindful forest walking, sunset gazing, restorative…