• Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,414.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,614.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,454.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,114.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,096.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,780.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,464.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,050.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,890.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,730.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,566.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,370.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,370.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,370.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,350.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,500.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,210.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,110.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: May 22
Program ends: May 26
Click here to view a sample program schedule.

Tuition: $650 CAD (4 Nights)

Rooms & Meals: Rates listed below include room, 3 meals per day, use of hot tubs, and campus facilities. Tuition not included.

Room Type Nightly Rate 4 Nights / 5 Days 5 Nights / 6 Days
Private ensuite $451 $1,806 $2,257.15
Private shared bathroom $366 $1,462 $1,828
Twin shared bathroom $270 $1,081 $1,351.63
Dorm $180 $720 $900

All bookings are subject to a 10% campus fee and applicable taxes. Click here for more room types and rates.

Scholarships : Hollyhock recognizes that economic opportunity is not currently equal for all; we encourage and welcome anyone registering for a program to apply for a scholarship. Scholarship applications are open. Click here to learn more and apply.

Terms & Conditions: You may find terms & conditions here.

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Informed by Cancer: Yoga Therapy to Support the Lived Experience of Cancer

With Anne Pitman

May 22 - 26, 2024

“Anne creates a space and practice for conversations dealing with ongoing processing of  cancer diagnosis, treatment, healing, grief, fear of reoccurrence and, importantly, how to support ourselves and loved ones experiences at our own pace.” – past participant

Cancer changes us. It is, in itself, a full-time job: the immediate flurry of tests and difficult decisions as well as having to navigate unexpected side effects of treatment. Family, friends and caregivers are also impacted; differently, but significantly. In the rush and mayhem, little room or time can be given to curiosity, wondering, or slow reflection. Surprisingly, the end of active in-hospital treatment, once longed for, can be strangely lonely. Where did everyone (friends, doctors, nurses, therapists, well-wishers) go? How can we integrate the cancer experience, grief included? How do we come back to the body after this profound experience? What is this “more time” for?

With yoga therapy as a guide, we will practice a holistic, gentle and inquiry-based approach to the lived experience, and turn toward the felt impact of cancer’s travails with compassion and wonderment. Generous listening, to ourselves and each other, begins an embodied practice to consider the lingering shock of diagnosis, unacknowledged anxiety or trauma, persistent discomfort and the fear of recurrence. Explore and curate a do-able, accessible safe and individualized breath, yoga and meditation practice to continue at home. Share with others the willingness to find steadiness, compassion and deep humanity amongst future uncertainty, while planting yourselves more firmly in the joy of the present moment.

“Anne Pitman is a skilled woman with deep wisdom. She speaks passionately and with knowledge on both the science and spirit of Yoga Therapy. Through her decade of working with us, she has run innovative programming at the OICC and has gently cared for our patients throughout the trajectory of their time with cancer. Attend Informed by Cancer – your heart is in good and tender hands.”– Dugald Seely, ND., M.Sc, Founder and Director of the Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre/ Centre for Health Innovation

This program is designed for people with a lived experience with cancer: patients in treatment, post-treatment or living with chronic or metastatic cancer; partners, adult family members, caregivers and health care providers in cancer-care, anyone needing both respite and reflection while walking along the cancer care continuum are welcome to join.

Optional one-on-one calls with the presenter will be offered before the retreat in order to ensure a safe and enjoyable space for all participants. Yoga practice will be accessible to all levels and experience. No previous yoga practice is required.

Daily Schedule

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

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Anne Pitman
Anne Pitman (M.Sc., E-RYT-500, C-IAYT, Pain Care Yoga certified) has her masters in Kinesiology and is the Director of the Ottawa School of Embodied Yoga Therapy with over 40 years of experience in teaching somatic movement, training embodied yoga teachers and pioneering yoga therapy in Canada. She is a practicing certified Yoga…
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