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We’re open! | On June 25, 2021, we opened our doors to the public for the first time in over a year. We’re so excited to have you back.

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

Homegrown: A Hollyhock Gardening Guide (By Donation, Online)

With Holly Mackay, Gem Salsberg and Dana Trueman

April 1 - September 30, 2021
Online
Join the Hollyhock Garden team for a fresh take on growing your own garden. Throughout the season you will receive exclusive access to bi-weekly gardening how-tos and tips from our master gardeners, including sneak peeks at the wacky behind-the-scenes fun. Get your burning gardening questions answered during monthly live Q&A sessions, and connect with fellow growers in three community calls where you’ll share your garden visions, talk about challenges you’re facing, and celebrate what you grew this season. You may register at any time during the season and will receive all previous recordings.

Mindfulness Meditation: A Way of Love and Compassion

With Robert Beatty

September 17 - 22, 2021
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.

Earth Wisdom, Horse Wisdom: A Nature Retreat with Horses

With Oriane Lee Johnston

September 26 - 29, 2021
Cortes Island
Journey into the heart of the world with horses as our guides. Practice breath and body meditation, hands-on touch, joyful play with the herd, and a journey ride on horseback. Limited to 8 participants.

Whole Human Health: Functional Medicine 2.0

With Dr. Lawrence Cheng and Dr. Devon Christie

September 26 - 30, 2021
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.

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

With Annie Klein and Nancy Gray-Hemstock

September 30 - October 4, 2021
Cortes Island
“Sage-ing” is a new approach to growing older. Discover skills, philosophies, perspectives, and tools to improve the second half of your life. Recognize the value of experience, and learn to respond in practical and positive ways to the changes that occur as we age.

Wild Mushrooms & the Mycology of Consciousness

With Paul Stamets, D.Sc (Hon.)

October 4 - 8, 2021
Cortes Island
Save the world, one mushroom at a time. Fungi offer powerful, practical solutions to enhance both human and ecosystem health. Roam the wilds of Cortes Island and learn mushroom identification, easy-to-grow cultivation methods, as well as various culinary and medicinal applications. -- Paul Stamets, D.Sc., is a renowned, award-winning mycologist. The Star Trek Discovery series recently named a character - Astromycologist Starfleet Lt. Commander Stamets - in his honour.

Wild Mushrooms & the Mycology of Consciousness

With Paul Stamets, D.Sc (Hon.)

October 13 - 17, 2021
Cortes Island
Save the world, one mushroom at a time. Fungi offer powerful, practical solutions to enhance both human and ecosystem health. Roam the wilds of Cortes Island and learn mushroom identification, easy-to-grow cultivation methods, as well as various culinary and medicinal applications. -- Paul Stamets, D.Sc., is a renowned, award-winning mycologist. The Star Trek Discovery series named a character - Astromycologist Starfleet Lt. Commander Stamets - in his honour.

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

With Alina Frank & Dr. Craig Weiner

October 15 - 17, 2021
Online
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.

Dark & Stormy Writing Retreat

With Shaena Lambert and Betsy Warland

October 17 - 24, 2021
Cortes Island
Dark and Stormy is a 7-day retreat - free from interruption - to explore the direction of a work in progress, as well as to foster creativity through community with other writers.

Metta Vipassana: Awareness as a Path to Liberation

With Michele McDonald and Steven Smith

October 24 - 31, 2021
Cortes Island
Experience 7 days practicing Metta and Vipassana meditation and cultivating mindfulness.