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Explore and register for Hollyhock’s transformational programs. From wisdom teachings to social innovation, health and healing, creative expression and more led by world class presenters and facilitators.

Garden path at Hollyhock Retreat Centre on Cortes Island


Cultivating Wellbeing for Health Professionals

With Mark Lau, PhD and Andrea Grabovac, MD

September 22 - 27, 2023
Cortes Island
"In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself." -Dalai Lama Replenish and revitalize yourself in this mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) meditation retreat for physicians,…

Intentional Evolution Fall Yoga Retreat

With Fiji McAlpine and Mary Prefontaine

October 1 - 6, 2023
Cortes Island
Embark on a transformative 6-day yoga retreat, immersing yourself in a realm of self-discovery and renewal, set against the captivating backdrop of Cortes Island. Led by the exceptional duo of Fiji and Mary, this retreat invites you to explore the depths of your being, connecting your physical practice with inner…

Hollyhock Rest & Restore

October 6 - 10, 2023
Cortes Island
Breathe in. Breathe out. Let the natural wisdom of Cortes Island relax and restore your body and soul. Enjoy the healing experience of the ocean and forest while you indulge in time for yourself to connect with the natural world. Your package includes: Four nights of accommodation at Hollyhock (see…

Wim Hof Method, Breathwork and Your True Nature

With Cian Dalton and Carolyn Schmidt

October 6 - 11, 2023
Cortes Island
"We are so successful at being comfortable that comfort is becoming the enemy of success" - Wim Hof Using the Wim Hof Method and other practices, we will explore our TRUE NATURE as human beings, stripping away the layers to reveal our most authentic powerful selves. Optimize your health using…

Eldering in Times of Transformation

With Cheryl Rose, Zhiish McKenzie and Juana Berinstein

October 11 - 15, 2023
Cortes Island
“A human being would certainly not grow to be seventy or eighty years old if this longevity had no meaning for the species.”  - Carl Jung There comes a time when you find yourself, perhaps to your surprise, in a new land which is unlike any part of the long…

Animal Spirit Painting

With Autumn Skye

October 11 - 18, 2023
Cortes Island
"Painting with Autumn Skye is a process of levelling up, not only in painting technique but in spiritual connection to creativity. Just like her works, Autumn Skye's teaching is enlightening." -Signe Knutson Explore the creative process of acrylic painting and connect with the animal realm! Over seven days of studio…

Psoma with a P: The Heart and Soul of Hakomi

With Donna Martin & Shelley Winton

October 15 - 22, 2023
Cortes Island
How can we assist someone on their healing journey without any suggestion of something wrong, something to fix? Can we recognize healing as an inside job… the unfolding of intrinsic wholeness, rather than a return to wholeness? Is it possible to be the kind of presence that is itself a…

2024 Canadian Psychedelic Summit

With Hollyhock Leadership Institute, Kim Haxton and Orane Cheung

July 17 - 21, 2024
Cortes Island
Pre-register for the 2024 Canadian Psychedelic Summit and secure your spot at the 3rd annual gathering on Cortes Island.    What to Expect Led by facilitator and ceremonial practitioner Kim Haxton, our time together will center the embodied knowledge of Indigenous peoples, creating space for ceremony, storytelling, and connection with…