• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,597.50
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,427.50
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,052.50
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,965.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,620.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,275.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,987.50
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,812.50
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,637.50
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,457.50
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,232.50
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,232.50
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,232.50
  • Mixed Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,232.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,157.50
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,150.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,087.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on May 15
Ends with lunch on May 20

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $595

Package Price: $1,150 - $2,385 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Taxes and fees are additional. A $395 deposit is required at registration, with the balance due on your departure day.

Scholarships: Full and partial scholarships are available 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 life and communities. A $195 refundable deposit is required, please apply within your registration form.

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The Way of the Guide: Forest Therapy

With Amos Clifford and Christy Thomson

May 15 - 20, 2020

This program has been cancelled but Amos and Christy will also be presenting a special 7-day immersion this October, Alchemy of Forest Therapy: Week Long Immersion, October 18-25.

Find details on Hollyhock’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic here.

Way of the Guide explores a process of working in partnership with the more-than-human world to discover and nurture the unique seeds of medicine carried by each person. Supporting the growth of these seeds calls forth a constellation of gifts that is the person’s way of embodying power and beauty.

For beginners as well as seasoned guides.

Amos and Christy will also be presenting Alchemy of Forest Therapy: Week-Long Immersion on Oct 18-25.

How to perform a tea ceremony after a guided hike, using forage from along the way:



Amos Clifford
Amos Clifford is the founder of the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. A serial social entrepreneur, Amos is a leading voice for Shinrin-Yoku inspired Forest Therapy in the United States. The Association’s work has been featured in Oprah Magazine, NPR Morning Edition, USA Today, the Washington Post,…
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Christy Thomson
Christy Thomson is a Forest Therapy Guide Mentor and Immersions Coordinator for the Association of Nature & Forest Therapy Guides. She is also the music program director for her local YMCA, a violinist, vocalist, and teacher. Christy’s work in forest therapy gives energy to all other facets of her life and aids…
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