• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,002.50
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,865.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,520.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,175.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,937.50
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,762.50
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,587.50
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,412.50
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,182.50
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,182.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,107.50
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,050.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,037.50

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on May 17
Ends with lunch on May 22

6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on May 21*
7:00-8:00am Morning Yoga on May 18-21*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on May 21*
9:30am-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on May 20, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Mitlenatch Island Cruise 1:30-6:30pm**
3:00-6:00pm Afternoon Session
5:30-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on May 19*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
7:30-10:30pm Sunset Lagoon Paddle on May 18**

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Location: Cortes Island

Tuition: $545

Package Price: $1,022.50 - $1,860 / 5 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes Taxes and fees.

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Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life

With Rachelle Lamb

May 17 - 22, 2019

Learn a deceptively simple and boldly creative approach to sustaining connection and addressing conflict—in a time petitioning for robust examples of human courage, honesty and radical empathy. 

Nonviolent Communication (NVC) is a language rooted in heart and conscience and is ultimately a faithful map for any relationship struggling to find a reliable horizon in stormy seas. For lovers, leaders, and cynics alike.

We don’t need experts to tell us that communication matters. Our relationships are evidence enough. We are ‘relational’ creatures and our ability to thrive and attend to life’s challenges depends significantly on our ability to cultivate and nurture healthy connections. But what if the ways in which we’ve been educated to relate only increase the divide between ourselves and others? And what if the areas we focus on when attempting to resolve conflict actually throw us off the scent of what’s really at stake and needs attention?

Awesome! Highly recommended. The most inspiring and relevant interpersonal communication course I’ve attended. -Past Participant

This transformative program teaches you to: 

  • identify and break through limiting patterns of thought and speech
  • build a reliable and time tested language reservoir that enhances connection
  • become more discerningly responsive and less impulsively reactive
  • tune into the unspoken needs underlying what people say
  • cultivate greater compassion for self and others

Learning is supported through:

  • engaging presenter led instruction and discussion
  • individual, dyad and group exercises (both written and oral)
  • supportive audio/video clips
  • time to integrate and reflect

Change your experience of conflict and relating with this dynamic and life honouring approach grounded in both spiritual and emotional intelligence as well as ecological wisdom.


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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