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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

August 14 - 19, 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.

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.
yoga meditation

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. 

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
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
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
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
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
To be announced closer to date.
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.