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We’re open! | We are excited to share that 2022 programs will be rolling out over the next few weeks in December and January. We are beyond happy to welcome you back! Come reset with us.

Covid-19 | Learn more about our covid-19 protocols here.

Virtual Programs | Browse our upcoming virtual programs and access past recordings.

Teachers | Interested in presenting at Hollyhock? Submit your program proposal here.

Scholarships | Available for most programs, based on financial need. We prioritize Indigenous people, people of colour, people who identify as LGBTQ2IA+, youth, elders, and those who can articulate how their Hollyhock experience will support positive impact in their lives and communities. Learn more.

Upcoming Programs
Listed by Date

Restorative Summer Holiday

June 30 - July 3, 2022
Cortes Island
Reconnect to yourself and nature in our spectacular West Coast island setting. Take a breath of fresh air outside of the city, and enjoy the serenity and beauty of our local landscape. Holidays include accommodations, meals, and scheduled activities such as morning yoga, naturalist walks, and garden tours.

Mindful Self-Compassion

With Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD and Joel Grow, PhD

July 3 - 8, 2022
Cortes Island
Mindful Self-Compassion training teaches us how to develop the warm-hearted, connected presence we need during moments of difficulty.

Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures (July)

With Bill Ophoff

July 3 - 8, 2022
Cortes Island
The natural world is your classroom as you hike, kayak, and sail amid the wild beauty of Cortes Island. Discover the flora and fauna of both land and sea along with local history and geological phenomena. Explore ancient forests, sandy beaches, colourful tide pools, windswept bluffs, and a mysterious bog.

Connecting to Source: Yoga, Meditation, Ritual

With Mara Branscombe

July 8 - 13, 2022
Cortes Island
Since ancient times, summer solstice has been celebrated as a sacred turning point in the year to honour the earth’s most dynamic time of expansion, growth and abundance. As we attune to the earth’s rhythm, we, too, have the opportunity to embody a parallel path of healing, connection and radiance.

Tantra for Couples: Cultivating Sacred Intimacy

With Devi Ward Erickson and Chris Erickson, PhD

July 8 - 13, 2022
Cortes Island
Tantra is an ancient spiritual science designed to activate, heal, and enrich every area of life. Ancient Tantric practitioners knew that deep loving intimacy and connection between couples is the cornerstone of having a healthy, prosperous, and balanced society.

Singing in the Vocal River

With Rhiannon

July 13 - 17, 2022
Cortes Island
Hear your own song and learn new ones as you find your place in the world of music and invention. Find your unique and personal sound as you listen for songlines on the beautiful island of Cortes, and sing your way back to your authentic voice.

Dancing From The Inside Out

With Margie Gillis

July 13 - 17, 2022
Move into your body’s experiential wisdom and reveal the soul in motion. With internationally acclaimed choreographer/dancer Margie Gillis, develop your sensitivity to the connection between thought, feeling, spirit and body as you listen in to your body’s inner wisdom, impulses, conversations and emotions.

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) & SUP Yoga

With Marie-Soleil Boisvert

July 17 - 22, 2022
Cortes Island
Imagine practicing yoga while floating on the clear ocean water surrounding Cortes Island. Let yourself be immersed by the gentle rocking of the ocean and the fresh saltwater breeze kissing your skin, bringing calm to your nervous system.

The Mystery of the Soul

With Margie Gillis and Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 17 - 22, 2022
Cortes Island
The mystery of the soul can be embraced, experienced, danced, and explored but never exhausted or diminished. Carl Jung said “The great spiritual illness of our time is the loss of soul."

The Transformational Enneagram

With Russ Hudson

July 22 - 27, 2022
Cortes Island
Explore how a deeper understanding of the Enneagram can be a tremendous help in the possibilities and challenges emerging in our time. Create a deep experience and appreciation of the higher aspects of the Enneagram (Essential Qualities, Virtues, and Holy Ideas) and how these aspects of consciousness impact our individual awareness, our relationships and our sense of purpose in the world.

Healing Family & Ancestors: Ritual & Resonant Family Constellations

With Jill Purce

July 22 - 27, 2022
Cortes Island
Transform inherited patterns into magical blessings. Jill’s unique ceremonial, shamanic healing rites, using chant and family constellations, restore coherence within family fields in oracular ways, unavailable in normal therapy. Individuals and families welcome.

Time of Transition

With Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 22 - 27, 2022
Cortes Island
Life changes are times of passion and opportunity. Working with teachings from Jungian psychology and various spiritual traditions, detach and break free from old roles and expectations. Ritual, reflection, and wisdom guide your journey and passage toward your new sense of self.

Science, Ecology & Spiritual Practices

With Rupert Sheldrake, Merlin Sheldrake and Cosmo Sheldrake

July 27 - 31, 2022
Cortes Island
Science sheds new light on many spiritual practices, including rituals, pilgrimage, meditation, chanting, and rites of passage. Explore spiritual traditions and reconnect with the natural world through singing, listening, looking, telling stories, thinking, and having fun.

The Song & Dance of the Drum in Nature

With Gordy Onayemi Ryan and Zoë Ryan

July 27 - 31, 2022
Cortes Island
Join us for the 30th Anniversary of Olatunji Music, Dance and Culture at Hollyhock! The Song and Dance of the Drum, a musical journey from the Rhythm Roots in West Africa to Cuba, New Orleans and R&B Funk.

Hollyhock Founders + Friends Fundraising Soiree

With Hollyhock Leadership Institute

July 30, 2022
The Watsons - next door to Hollyhock
Hollyhocks 40th Anniversary Fundraising Soiree. Join us for an enchanting evening under the stars. This multigenerational gathering is the highlight of our season as we celebrate Hollyhock's work, founders, and friends.

Art of Spiritual Guidance: 2 Year Program

With Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 31 - August 5, 2022
Cortes Island
Spiritual Guidance is an art, a gift and a calling that has been long practiced in contemplative traditions to support spiritual development and personal transformation. The practice encourages the soul’s quest for expression, authenticity and greater intimacy with the Divine within oneself, one’s relationships, and the world. Develop skills for serving as a spiritual guide to others while deepening your own spiritual foundation. This in-depth two year training program takes an interfaith approach and incorporates the insights of transpersonal psychology with special emphasis on Jungian psychology. Themes addressed in the curriculum: The Call The Teacher Within and Without Dreams Creating a Personal Mythology…
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Falling Awake: The Ecology of Wonder

With David Abram

July 31 - August 5, 2022
Cortes Island
Awaken your animal intelligence, shake your senses free from outmoded concepts, and invigorate your felt experience. Through elemental encounters with the land, creaturely shapeshifting, and heartfelt conversation, open a new relationship between your body and the breathing earth.

Whole Human Health: Functional Medicine 2.0

With Dr. Lawrence Cheng and Dr. Devon Christie

August 5 - 10, 2022
Cortes Island
Embody your well-being potential! Create your own personalized optimal wellness plan for lasting health and happiness informed by a synthesis of integrative and functional medicine, mind-body medicine, and leading-edge neurobiology. For anyone seeking an empowered approach to their own personal health.

Restorative Summer Holiday

August 10 - 14, 2022
Cortes Island
Reconnect to yourself and nature in our spectacular West Coast island setting. Take a breath of fresh air outside of the city, and enjoy the serenity and beauty of our local landscape. Holidays include accommodations, meals, and scheduled activities such as morning yoga, naturalist walks, and garden tours.

Imaginal Alchemy: The Evolution of Forest Therapy

With Amos Clifford

August 19 - 24, 2022
Cortes Island
Forest Alchemy is our ongoing exploration of what happens when we connect head, heart, and body in the crucible of the forest. The ancient alchemists combined substances and used the influence of their own minds to study the transmutation of matter and of spirit.

Writing as a Spiritual Practice: The Healing Power of Telling Your Story

With Mark Matousek

August 19 - 24, 2022
Cortes Island
Memoir is a path of self-knowledge. Learn to tell the whole truth and your essential stories will emerge, bringing insight and transpersonal wisdom. Writing exercises and group dialogue guide you toward creative discovery, increased mindfulness, and better composition. Everyone welcome.
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Nature & Nurture Yoga: Embracing Abundance

With Fiji McAlpine

August 19 - 24, 2022
Cortes Island
Summer is the season to savour the fruits of the year's growth. The warm air is thick with the smell of sweet berries, and the forests are vibrant and lush.  Each day you will be nourished with exquisite food, invigorated by dynamic yoga classes, inspired by diverse nature immersions, and enlivened by connecting with new friends.  

Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures (August)

With Bill Ophoff

August 24 - 28, 2022
Cortes Island
The natural world is your classroom as you hike, kayak, and sail amid the wild beauty of Cortes Island. Discover the flora and fauna of both land and sea along with local history and geological phenomena. Explore ancient forests, sandy beaches, colourful tide pools, windswept bluffs, and a mysterious bog.

Drawing Towards the Earth: Making Journals for Life

With S. Portico Bowman

August 24 - 28, 2022
Cortes Island
Learn how to draw with graphite, charcoal, red ocher, and other earth elements. Drawing from the life and works of Paulus Berensohn (1933-2017), you’ll also create a coptic stitch Arcadia Playshop journal and a bookmark in the Bargello tapestry technique. Berensohn’s healing arcadia frames the path to ecological recovery on a global scale.

Psoma Yoga Therapy

With Donna Martin & Shelley Winton

August 28 - September 2, 2022
Cortes Island
Experience a gentle body-mind/spirit practice for healing that can be integrated with Hakomi (mindfulness-based self-discovery). Learn how habitual tension and movement patterns may have psychological meaning, discover and transform the roots of unnecessary suffering, and find the keys to true health and freedom. No experience is necessary.

Discovering and Deepening Your Story

With Sonora Jha

August 28 - September 4, 2022
Cortes Island
You may have a glimmer of any idea toward a story. You may have a complete first draft that yearns for nuance and layers. In this workshop, you will find the tools to craft your essays, your memoir, or your work of fiction by breaking out into new discoveries in your voice, your characters, your arc, your story.

Essential Somatics: Free Your Movement!

With Martha Peterson

August 28 - September 2, 2022
Cortes Island
If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short term relief (or none at all), then this program is for you. 

Heart of the Condor: Andean Wisdom Teachings

With Jhaimy Alvarez Acosta

September 7 - 11, 2022
Cortes Island
Ground yourself in the wisdom teachings of the Andes while discovering the keys to harmonizing the three bodies of the serpent (mind), puma (body), and condor (soul). Connect to your heart, Mother Earth, and the Cosmos with the support of traditional Andean Indigenous knowledge, passed down through generations since time immemorial.

From Age-ing to Sage-ing®: Deepening the Sage Within

With Annie Klein and Nancy Gray-Hemstock

September 7 - 11, 2022
Cortes Island
A great gift of our older years is the potential for deepening wisdom and expanding possibilities.  As more and more of us are living longer, we want these extra years to be vibrant, inspiring and fulfilling. This program will help you discover what gives your life meaning as you age, especially during these challenging times. 

Flying SOULO: Your Story on Stage

With Tracey Erin Smith

September 11 - 16, 2022
Cortes Island
Transform your life’s stories into a Solo Theatre Show or Keynote. Through improvisation, writing exercises, and one-on-one coaching, uncover the stories that need to be told and reveal your truth in a powerful and entertaining show. Culminates in a short performance of the work created in class.

Mindfulness Meditation: A Way of Love and Compassion

With Robert Beatty

September 16 - 21, 2022
Cortes Island
Wake up from the trance of everyday life. You are not your moods, anxiety, compulsions, past wounds, or addictions. Awaken to the freedom, love, compassion, and joy that is your natural state. This program is held in silence (except sessions) — common areas on campus are shared spaces.

Foundations Of Herbal Medicine

With Jasmyn Clift and Kevin Kunzler

September 25 - 29, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jul 6, 2022.
A herbal intensive like no other! Learn fun, safe, and effective plant medicine for you and your family. Take home potent medicines you are proud to have made. Plant walks, plant lore, basic and not-so-basic medicine making, beginners botany.

Wayfinding: A Courage & Renewal® Experience

With Dan Hines and Keahi Ewa

September 29 - October 3, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jun 30, 2022.
Finding our way and navigating our lives and vocations relies on our inner resource of courage. Renew your capacity for greater courage in a Circle of Trust®; an inclusive, safe, and disciplined community space. Learn to more fully realize who you are, as your most wholehearted self.

Sensory Awareness: Rediscovering Experiencing

With Judyth Weaver, PhD

October 3 - 7, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jul 4, 2022.
Sensory Awareness is the practice of coming more in touch with oneself. Not attached to any theory or method, the work transcends dogmas, disciplines, and forms. It brings us to the immediate, direct experience through which we can rediscover and return to our own natural ways of being….to our birthrights. This work is practice; not theory or lectures.

Earth Based Medicine

With Yarrow Willard

October 7 - 12, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jul 8, 2022.
In this intensive we will evolve our understanding of holistic health and the earth based medicine path. In doing so, we will explore a variety of techniques, tools, wisdom teaching and old world diagnostic practice, as we build a rich language of relationship with the world around us.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Levels 1-2 (Vancouver)

With Alina Frank & Dr. Craig Weiner

November 4 - 6, 2022
Vancouver Venue (TBA)
Learn powerful evidence-based Clinical EFT tapping techniques to quickly and effectively create changes in negative emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours. This training is for individuals looking to use EFT for self-help, and to integrate it safely into professional client-based practices. -- Alina Frank & Dr. Craig Weiner, DC, are internationally respected EFT trainers and directors of the EFT Tapping Training Institute.