• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,985.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,785.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,360.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,555.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,160.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,765.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,617.50
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,080.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,880.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,675.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,430.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,430.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,430.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,405.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,560.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,230.00
  • (All prices include CAD $1,105.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on September 11
Ends with lunch on September 16

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Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $675 CAD

Campus Rates: Campus rates include accommodations, meals, Hollyhock activities, use of hot tubs and campus facilities (does not include tuition). Click here for details.

Scholarships: We believe that everyone should have equitable access to Hollyhock program experiences, and that our diverse community should be reflected in all that we do. We are committed to identifying and removing barriers to access through our scholarship program. While we strive to be accessible and inclusive to all, a limited number of scholarships are available ranging from 25%-90% of costs.

We encourage applicants from those whose identities intersect with, but are not limited to: Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, 2SLGBTQIA+, people with disabilities, newcomers, youth, and elders.

Please apply for a scholarship within your program registration form. We ask for a 5% refundable deposit to apply. Please contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

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7 Practices of a Mindful Leader

With Lee Klinger Lesser and Marc Lesser

September 11 - 16, 2022

In our world of busyness – of more, faster, better – this retreat offers time to stop, reflect, and renew.

It is a time to step fully into the richness of our lives. Together we will follow a gentle schedule of sensory awareness practice and sitting meditation interspersed with talks, Zen stories, journal writing, as well as small group and large group dialogue as we uncover how these stories and dialogues may be utilized to transform our way of being in the world as leaders.

Leadership is primarily about cultivating clarity, empowering others, and skillfully responding to change. Each day our practice will be focused on one or two of the seven practices of a mindful leader described below:

• Love the work
• Do the work
• Don’t be an expert
• Connect to your pain
• Connect to the pain of others
• Depend on others
• Keep making it simpler

We are all leaders. We all lead our own lives and we all have tremendous influence in our work, families, and relationships. We will practice developing ways to integrate mindfulness into our ability to envision, connect, empower, and collaborate. Sensory Awareness and Zen are practices through which we connect with our natural intelligence and vitality; we can discover what responds in us in the midst of change and growth; and we can learn to rely on our sensations as guides to the fresh terrain of each moment.

This workshop focuses on tools that help us to be present, tools that are antidotes to busyness and that support our ability to be in touch with what matters most. By slowing down and looking deeply, we can connect with our sensations and our deepest aspirations and find the freedom and open-heartedness that are our birthright.

This was by far the best workshop I have attended. The structure was perfect as was the schedule. The instructors brought deep knowledge and expertise and wisdom without bringing ego or brand. I cannot say enough good things. – past participant



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Lee Klinger Lesser
Lee Klinger Lesser studied Sensory Awareness with Charlotte Selver for 33 years. She has been leading workshops since 1976, both in English and Spanish, teaching throughout the United States, Mexico, Spain and Canada For most of her life, Lee has been engaged in a process of social change along parallel paths:…
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Marc Lesser
Marc Lesser is a speaker, facilitator, workshop leader, and executive coach. He is the CEO of ZBA Associates, an executive development and leadership consulting company. Marc has led mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs at many of the world’s leading businesses and organizations including Google, SAP, Genentech, and Kaiser Permanente, and…
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