• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,615.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,875.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,705.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,330.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,520.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,175.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,830.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,265.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,090.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,915.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,735.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,510.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,510.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,510.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,435.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,705.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,365.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 6
Ends with lunch on August 11

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Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $750 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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Healing and Joy with Energy Medicine Yoga

With Lauren Walker

August 6 - 11, 2023

At the root of our desire to heal is our desire to feel joy again, to be exquisitely present and attuned to the nuances of our lives. During this program we’ll learn about our inner state of joy and how it is always alive within us and how to re-activate it. By releasing energies that have made us sick, tired, unhappy, stressed and yes, traumatized, we can more easily access the love, happiness and peace that reside within. We will learn how to use the energetic powers of nature as tools for transformation: The magnificent healing power of the ocean, the divinity and grounding of the ancient trees, the sweetness of breathing the clear air – all while engaged in deeply nurturing, simple and accessible Energy Medicine Yoga practices that will leave you feeling empowered, healthy, vibrant and at peace.

Each day we’ll focus on a different aspect of healing and joy. We’ll experience the power of the external elements, amidst the majesty of the surrounding landscape and the power of the internal elements that are at play within us. There will be journaling, asana, breathwork and meditation, as well as rituals for increasing joy and healing somatic experiences while steeped in the natural landscape. This retreat promises to be a magical time together that will feed your soul while nurturing your sense of self and community.


Lauren’s service dog, Louis, will attend the retreat as an emotional support animal. Louis plays a prominent role in Lauren’s retreats, helping to facilitate healing and transformation. Louis is hypoallergenic and non-shedding.


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Lauren Walker
Lauren Walker is the author of The Energy to Heal (Llewellyn, 2022). She previously published Energy Medicine Yoga: Amplify the Healing Power of Your Yoga Practice (Sounds True, 2014) and The Energy Medicine Yoga Prescription (Sounds True, 2017). These two previous books won the Nautilus Silver award for best Mind/Body…
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