• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $4,120.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $3,120.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,920.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,495.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,825.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $4,430.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $4,035.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,415.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $2,215.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,015.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,810.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,565.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,565.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,565.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,540.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,830.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,365.00
  • (All prices include CAD $1,240.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 20
Ends with lunch on August 25

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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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Andean Wisdom: Deepening Your Relationship with the Four Elements

With Jhaimy Alvarez Acosta

August 20 - 25, 2023

Weaving together Andean Wisdom Teachings, Ritual, Healing Meditation, and Intentional Practice, this 5-day retreat will provide you with powerful tools to transform and expand your life in beautiful ways. Working with the laws of nature allows for an abundant flow and grace to come into each day.

This retreat is an invitation to embrace your personal connection to the four elements to bring balance, harmony and empowerment to your life in a magical and profound way.

Learn traditional Indigenous wisdom teachings from the Andes of Peru in a focused, grounded and heart-centred way. We will have the gift of time and space to learn, practice and experience ritual and spiritual processes to support us in connecting more deeply with each of the elements. We will also have the gift of spaciousness throughout our time together to learn from the natural world around us on beautiful Cortes Island.

Each of the elements holds a specific vibration and healing quality. When we listen deeply and allow ourselves to open to the unique teacher that each Element is we find pathways towards creating a stronger relationship to self, to Mother Nature and to all our relations.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with several wisdomkeepers and healers from around the world. None surpass the wisdom, love and innate healing skills of Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta. As a guide and healer on our annual pilgrimage to Machu Picchu, Jhaimy has helped hundreds of our fellow travellers enrich their lives through his sharing of the spiritual teachings of the Andes.” – Chip Duncan, Filmmaker

Earth teaches us to embrace the energy of creation and re-creation. Reminding us that there is always an abundance of creation being produced in each moment of each day.

Water allows us to understand the power of cleansing and of purity. Embracing the energy of Water allows for more clarity and flow in our lives.

Air brings expansion and freedom to our existence. Allowing us to expand our vision and awareness in greater ways.

Fire has the power to transform and transmute everything. To harness the energy of alchemical transformation.

This retreat is open to all. It may be of particular interest to those who have a spiritual practice that they would like to compliment with additional teachings and guidance on how to connect and work more deeply with Mother Nature and the Four Elements.

For more information about Jhaimy’s lineage, his work and offerings please visit: www.childrenofthe7rays.com

“I would highly recommend Jhaimy’s workshops to anyone seeking to expand their knowledge and personal experience of ancient teachings. His teachings and methods are personal and from the heart, drawing from his ancient traditions with openness, sincerity and honouring of the Earth.” – Dorothy


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Jhaimy Alvarez Acosta
Jhaimy Alvarez-Acosta is a Traditional Curandero (Healer) from Cusco, Peru who has been trained and initiated in the Wisdom Teachings of the Andes and specifically in the lineage of Apu Wachumita and the Mesa Teachings from both the Northern and South-Eastern regions of Peru. Jhaimy began his initiation onto this…
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