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

With Rachelle Lamb

May 22 - 26, 2024

“Rachelle facilitates community in an open, accepting way that challenges old beliefs and habits yet offers a loving way to relate to each other.” – Past participant

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!” – Past participant

Program Highlights

  • 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.” – Past participant

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

Daily Schedule

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


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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