Book now and get 10% off accommodation prices. Offer valid until Jun 28, 2024.
  • Private Cabin Oceanfront – CAD $3,439.00
  • Single w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $2,639.00
  • Single w/ensuite – CAD $2,479.00
  • Single w/shared bathroom – CAD $2,139.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront – CAD $4,146.00
  • Couple w/ensuite – CAD $3,830.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom – CAD $3,514.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront – CAD $2,075.00
  • Twin w/ensuite – CAD $1,915.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,755.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom – CAD $1,591.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,395.00
  • Male Dorm – CAD $1,395.00
  • Mixed Dorm – CAD $1,395.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,375.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,550.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,235.00
  • All Packages Include CAD $1,135.00 Tuition

Date & Time Details:
Program begins: September 27
Program ends: October 1
Click here to view a sample program schedule.

Tuition: $675 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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The Art of Resting Well

With Farah Nazarali

September 27 - October 1, 2024

Bring your tired and weary souls for a restful, restorative, and rejuvenating retreat that is an immersion into the art of resting well.

This experiential retreat is designed to provide rest for your body, mind, and spirit through land-based and somatic practices–guided beach walks, mindful forest walking, sunset gazing, restorative yoga, yoga nidra, poetry, slow and mindful eating, and other ancient and contemporary practices that support rest, relaxation, and collective liberation. 

“Farah’s presence and teachings have been one of the biggest blessings of my life. She has introduced me to teachings and practices that have opened my heart in ways I never imagined. Her constant example and beautiful energy keep me inspired.” – Jade, Past participant

We will draw inspiration from classical and contemporary spiritual texts, How to Relax by Thich Naht Hanh, Buddha Standard Time by Lama Surya Das, The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer,  and The Nap Ministry by Tricia Hersey to unravel our habitual drive to accomplish and achieve and learn to dwell in being as an act of resistance and spiritual and collective liberation.

Step out of the digital realm and the addiction to urgency and learn to slow down and shift your relationship with time. Transform your relationship with being productive and dive deep into the realms of leisure, imagination, possibility, and spontaneity.

Learning Objectives

  • Learn yogic (somatic) tools for rest and relaxation
  • Understand Lineage-based spiritual and contemporary perspectives on rest
  • Explore your own relationship to work, play, pleasure and leisure (based on ancestral patterns and conditioning and cultural norms and expectations)
  • Develop a plan to integrate rest, leisure, and pleasure into their lives post-retreat.

Expected Activities

  • Gentle somatic-based yoga (for all levels)
  • Guided beach walks
  • Mindful forest walking to engage the five senses
  • Sunset gazing (if weather permits)
  • Restorative yoga
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Poetry
  • Slow and mindful eating
  • Discussion, dialogue, and group work.

Daily Schedule

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


Farah Nazarali
Farah Nazarali  B.A., M.A. has been teaching yoga for over 20 years and understands the power of rest, relaxation, leisure and pleasure in cultivating optimal health and well-being and generating a solid foundation for engagement and activism in the world.She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from her studies…
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