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  • Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $4,886.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,850.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $3,612.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,087.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $5,978.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $5,495.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $5,012.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,996.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,751.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,506.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,254.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,939.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,939.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,939.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,834.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $3,437.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,736.00

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on Oct. 15
Ends with lunch on Oct. 22

Sample program schedule

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $875 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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Psoma with a P: The Heart and Soul of Hakomi

With Donna Martin & Shelley Winton

October 15 - 22, 2023

How can we assist someone on their healing journey without any suggestion of something wrong, something to fix? Can we recognize healing as an inside job… the unfolding of intrinsic wholeness, rather than a return to wholeness? Is it possible to be the kind of presence that is itself a powerful healing gift? What do we really mean by loving presence?

Psoma is Donna Martin’s unique version of the Hakomi Method, which she inherited from Ron Kurtz. After working closely with him for more than 20 years before his death in 2011, she was named in his will as one of his “legacy holders”. Since then, Donna has continued to revise and refine the way she practises and teaches this approach to what Ron called “mindfulness-based assisted self-discovery”—what Donna now calls “Psoma with a P”.

Psoma comes from the Greek soma for body, and ps as in psyche for mind/spirit. Psoma is a mind/body/spirit approach to healing as wholeness happening. Psoma is an even more somatic approach than Hakomi as it is usually taught. Donna’s lifelong yoga practice informs this version. Rather than therapy, Donna teaches psoma as assisted healing. Rather than mindfulness, Donna refers to wakefulness as the present-centered awareness that allows for choice and new possibilities.

Rather than finding a missing experience, in psoma we are participating in the discovery and experience of one or more new possibilities. These and other changes arise from the principle of non-violence (ahimsa in yoga) that deeply informs the psoma approach. In this week-long psoma intensive, participants, with or without Hakomi experience, are invited to experience their own healing as a journey of remembering wholeness and participating in another’s healing as a profound gift of grace.


A detailed schedule will be available 1-2 weeks in advance of the program. View sample schedule here.

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Donna Martin & Shelley Winton
Donna Martin, MA, has taught yoga and meditation internationally for more than 50 years and Hakomi for more than 30 years. Psoma is Donna’s original healing approach based on an integration of Hakomi, yoga and mindfulness. She  is the author of Psoma Yoga Therapy: Tapping into your Embodied Wisdom and…
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