• Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,473.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,141.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,973.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,814.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,498.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,182.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,379.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,749.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,589.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,425.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,229.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,229.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,229.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,209.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,218.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,069.00
  • (All prices include CAD $969.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on July 13
Ends with lunch on July 17

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Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $625 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.

Health & Safety: Learn more about our Covid-19 policies and procedures here.

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From The Roots Up: Nonviolent Communication for Relating in a Fractured World

With Rachelle Lamb

July 13 - 17, 2022

“Rachelle facilitates community in an open, accepting way that challenges old beliefs and habits yet offers a loving way to relate to each other.” – Program Participant, 2019

Since its initial publication in 1999, Nonviolent Communication by clinical psychologist Marshall Rosenberg has been hailed worldwide as a pioneering approach to resolving conflict and building relationships. And yet divorces, depression, and discord continue to climb. Despite our remarkable cleverness and dazzling technological ingenuity, we humans are more lonely, more stressed, more traumatized, and more divided than ever. Even the closest relationships struggle to remain strong and vital. What are we missing?

To effectively minister to relationship challenges in these turbulent times, we need to reconsider our approach .. from the roots up. To be wholly relational requires more than an arsenal of tools to facilitate successful connection with others. Without the capacity to examine and mourn our fragmented isolation, nothing we say will have any more traction than most new year’s resolutions. Being relational requires connection to place and story. Good intentions and techniques simply can’t carry the freight of deep relating when so little shared understanding exists between people.

Come learn a life-centric orientation to relating that will relieve you from the endless mania for self-exploration, self-healing, self-worth, and instead direct you towards a solid enduring alliance with life that is informed by embracing one’s rightful place on a living planet with its own inherent wisdom and rhythms.

Topics and exercises:

  • an ecology of needs
  • locating ourselves in real place and time
  • developing capacity in the face of distress and conflict
  • riding the tension between certainty and curiosity
  • the two wings: grief and gratitude
  • sustained engagement: relational speaking and listening

Expect hard work, confoundment, practical exercises, laughter, tears, deep diving, poetry, .. and copious invitations to wonder.

“Rachelle’s passion for the work of NVC and connection has sparked a new way of seeing the world for me. I am energized and encouraged.” – Program Participant, 2019

“Rachelle is an inspired instructor with a deep understanding of this process. She is fully engaged and I would encourage anyone to take this workshop as the subject matter is relevant on so many levels!” – Program Participant, 2019

Want to learn more? Check out Rachelle’s most recent blog post, What is an Observation in NVC?

On this Numinous Podcast episode, Hollyhock presenter Rachelle Lamb shares how Nonviolent Communication can lead to a deeper, more genuine level of connection with ourselves, each other and the planet.

Listen to the entire podcast here:



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Rachelle Lamb
Rachelle Lamb is a recognized speaker, writer, Nonviolent Communication℠ trainer (2003) and relationship coach. She became a committed student of Marshall Rosenberg when she met him in 1999 and has since devoted her work to supporting clients learn and speak “a language of life”. She brings an earthy, practical yet innovative…
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