• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,167.50
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $4,170.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,775.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $3,380.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $2,087.50
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,887.50
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,687.50
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,482.50
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,237.50
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,237.50
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $1,212.50
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $2,175.00
  • Commuter – CAD $1,037.50
  • (All prices include CAD $912.50 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on June 28
Ends with lunch on July 3

6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on July 2*
7:00-8:00am Morning Yoga on June 29-July 2*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on July 2*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on July 1, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Lagoon Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**
4:00-6:00pm Afternoon Session
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on July 2*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner

*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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Holy Sh*t: Writing the Sacred & Profane

With Ann Randolph

June 28 - July 3, 2019

No mud, no lotus.

Uncover the lotus of your unique, powerful story by mining the mud of your life journey. Discover the profound transformation that occurs as you write and speak aloud both the sacred and profane, the joy and suffering, to become whole. Trust your creative impulse. Release a sense of purpose you never thought possible. Become the author of your own life’s compelling narrative.

  • Have permission to speak the unspeakable.
  • Overcome resistance, anxiety, and the inner critic.
  • Expand your creative range by exploring new mediums.
  • Discover where you and/or your character is stuck and create a new narrative.
  • Learn to let go of outcome and create in the moment.

Through writing exercises, group discussion and improvisation, gain practice and skill in speaking your truth on the page, stage and in life. This is a program for those interested in personal essay, memoir, solo performance and self-discovery.

To work with a master of her craft is rare, for she has wisdom and patience, humour and honour, irreverence and fearlessness all in her toolkit; Ann Randolph keeps company with the Muse, in cornerside joints as well as pristine beaches; her Inspirational Artistry – whether she is performing or inviting the artist in you to come out and play – is an alchemical experience. She employs a grounded yet fluid, seasoned skill set to help you soar. – Kate Bretton, Past Participant

Save 10% off tuition when registering for both “Holy Sh*t: Writing the Sacred and Profane” and “Improv for Life“. Both programs are complementary; Anne Randolph and Joshua Townshend-Zellner are longtime collaborators.


Ann Randolph
Ann Randolph is considered one of the most gifted and innovative writer/performers in the US. Her Ovation Award-winning solo show, Squeeze Box, was produced Off Broadway by Mel Brooks. Ann received “Best Solo Performer 2015” by the LA Times for her current show, LOVELAND which played for two years straight…
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