• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,321.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,521.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,361.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,021.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,910.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,594.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,278.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $1,957.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,797.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,637.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,473.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,277.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,277.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,277.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,257.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,314.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,117.00
  • (All prices include CAD $1,017.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on May 20
Ends with lunch on May 24

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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: Program experiences are enriched by having a multitude of voices and experiences that reflect global plurality. Our scholarship program is one of our key strategies to expand program access to underrepresented and marginalized communities.

A limited number of scholarships are available per program with awards ranging from partial to full tuition. 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. Contact us directly if you are unable to pay this deposit.

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

With Rachelle Lamb

May 20 - 24, 2023

“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 international peacemaker Dr. Marshall Rosenberg has been hailed worldwide as a pioneering approach to resolving conflict and building relationships. And yet despite our efforts, divorces, depression, and discord continue to rise. We humans are more lonely, more stressed, more traumatized, and more divided than ever. Even the closest relationships struggle to remain strong and vital. 

Time to recalibrate – from the roots up. Effectively ministering to relationship challenges in these troubled times requires more than steps and techniques. Without the capacity to examine and mourn our deep-seated separation from life and without the courage to forge a shared understanding of what it means to be relational humans, even the most well intended attempts to overcome interpersonal adversities will fail to deliver enduring results. 

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 draw you into 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.

“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

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

Additional Resources

Check out one of Rachelle’s blog posts: What is an Observation in NVC?

Subscribe to her weekly podcast: NVC Life with Rachelle Lamb


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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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