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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.

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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
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Winter Holiday (November 2021 – February 2022)

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Cortes Island
Reconnect to simplicity. Find respite on the beautiful land of Cortes Island at Hollyhock. As our society slowly reemerges through the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking it back to basics with our limited staycation offering. Enjoy the fall colors on Cortes, breathe in the ocean breeze, delight in wild birdsong, and let nature provide the peaceful reset you need. Our campus is closed for the season which means you get to enjoy the west coast solitude. We do not accept bookings within 24 hours. Come slow down with us. Peggos Cabin – $900 /6 nights (Perfect Couples Getaway) This prized…

Geopoetics Artists’ Residency

April 23 - 27, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jan 22, 2022.
This self-directed residency offers uninterrupted time for artists, writers, and scholars to work in a community of creative practice, under the theme of geopoetics. Participants will gather for meals and optional workshops/showings/talks, and are also free to completely focus on their own work.
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Tapping the Stream: A Spring Writing Retreat

With Shaena Lambert and Betsy Warland

May 15 - 22, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Feb 13, 2022.
A 7-day writing retreat - free from interruption - to explore the direction of a work in progress, as well as to foster creativity through community with other writers. This unique retreat combines self-directed writing time, a one-on-one session with Betsy or Shaena and nightly fire-side conversations about craft and the writing life.

Re-Awakening the Spine

With Diane Long and Robin Stamm

May 15 - 20, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Feb 13, 2022.
Experience how re-awakening to spine and breath may be a physical liaison to a deepening realm.

Fostering Resilience for Health Professionals

With Mark Lau, PhD and Andrea Grabovac, MD

May 20 - 25, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Feb 18, 2022.
Revitalize, restore, and build resilience during this Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) meditation retreat for physicians, health professionals, and their partners. This retreat includes teacher-guided mindfulness practice and discussion, with a focus on meditation technique. This activity is certified for 34 hours of CFPC Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Drs. Lau and Grabovac, MBCT mentors with the UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, are also offering a 5-day MBCT Professional Training on Sept 16, 2022.

Mindfulness Meditation for a Happy Life

With Robert Beatty

May 29 - June 3, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Feb 27, 2022.
Meditation is as natural as breathing. With support and skillful guidance, you can learn to use the ancient practice of mindfulness to relax, overcome psychological and emotional obstacles to happiness, and find ease and freedom in your days.

Finding Flow: Yoga, Pilates, Dance

With Loretta Laurin

June 12 - 17, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Mar 13, 2022.
Maintain health, fitness, and joy at any age! Enjoy accessible dynamic movement and foundational practices from yoga, pilates, and dance. Lubricate the joints, liberate the spirit, and invite more ease and flow into your life.
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Salish Shorelines: A Saltwater Journey

With Jonas Fineman and Kai Harvey

June 17 - 22, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Mar 18, 2022.
Join Cortes Island guides and mariners for a kayaking exploration of the Salish Sea surrounding the renowned Hollyhock Campus. Each day’s adventure offers a safe and comprehensive foray into the seascapes and histories of Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. Launching from various beaches around Cortes Island as well as from the 43 foot schooner Misty Isles, each day we will access new waters with the Hollyhock campus serving as base camp. We will explore the expansive and intricate coastlines of the gulf islands. Learn about the geology, history, and ecology as we explore coastal ecosystems by kayak. Expand your…

Unwind: Yamuna® Body Rolling & Essential Somatics®

With Namchi Bazar

June 26 - 30, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Mar 27, 2022.
Experience profound changes in your body as you let go of habitual holding patterns and heal injury. Restore ease of movement, reduce chronic pain and heighten your self-awareness. Support your well-being with gentle routines easily practiced at home so that you can do all that you love.

Mindful Self-Compassion

With Megan Prager and Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD

July 3 - 8, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 3, 2022.
Mindful Self-Compassion training teaches us how to develop the warm-hearted, connected presence we need during moments of difficulty.

Joy of Ukulele: Beyond C, F, & G7

With Kimo Hussey

July 3 - 8, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 3, 2022.
Get ready to journey beyond the basics of ukulele. Beyond C, F, & G7 is an extension of our Joy of Ukulele series with Kimo Hussey. Expand your aptitude and appreciation of this beloved instrument by embracing new techniques to enhance musical quality.

Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures

With Bill Ophoff

July 3 - 8, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 3, 2022.
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
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 8, 2022.
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
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 8, 2022.
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.

Dancing From The Inside Out

With Margie Gillis

July 13 - 17, 2022
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 13, 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.

The Mystery of the Soul

With Margie Gillis and Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 17 - 22, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 17, 2022.
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."

Healing Family & Ancestors: Ritual & Resonant Family Constellations

With Jill Purce

July 22 - 27, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 22, 2022.
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
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 22, 2022.
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
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 27, 2022.
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
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 27, 2022.
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.

Art of Spiritual Guidance: Two Year Program

With Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 31 - August 5, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until May 1, 2022.
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.
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Falling Awake: The Ecology of Wonder

With David Abram

July 31 - August 5, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until May 1, 2022.
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
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until May 6, 2022.
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.

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

With Mark Matousek

August 19 - 24, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until May 20, 2022.
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
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until May 20, 2022.
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.  

Discovering and Deepening Your Story

With Sonora Jha

August 28 - September 4, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until May 29, 2022.
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
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until May 29, 2022.
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
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jun 8, 2022.
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
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jun 8, 2022.
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. 

Informed by Cancer: Yoga Therapy for Integration of Lived Experience

With Anne Pitman

September 7 - 11, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jun 8, 2022.
Cancer changes us. Join with community in reflection and recovery and as we explore breath, embodied movement, storytelling, and stepping into this "more time". Offer generous listening to the lingering shock of diagnosis, and the anxiety and fear of recurrence. Find agency, authenticity, and a trued path to walk in your post-cancer days, informed by body, breath and soul.

Flying SOULO: Your Story on Stage

With Tracey Erin Smith

September 11 - 16, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jun 12, 2022.
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.
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Writing the Other

With Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford

September 11 - 16, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jun 12, 2022.
Representation is fundamental to writing great fiction. Creating characters that reflect the diversity of the world we all live in is important for all writers and creators of fictional narratives. In this 5-day immersion, learn how to approach representation of identities other than your own in your writing.

Mindfulness Meditation: A Way of Love and Compassion

With Robert Beatty

September 16 - 21, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jun 17, 2022.
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.

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.