• Single w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,763.00
  • Couple w/ensuite Oceanfront* – CAD $3,394.00
  • Couple w/ensuite* – CAD $3,078.00
  • Couple w/shared bathroom* – CAD $2,762.00
  • Twin w/ensuite oceanfront* – CAD $1,699.00
  • Twin w/ensuite* – CAD $1,539.00
  • Twin w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,379.00
  • Three-share w/shared bathroom* – CAD $1,215.00
  • Women Dorm – CAD $1,019.00
  • Women Dorm - Upper Bunk – CAD $1,019.00
  • Tent Site Single – CAD $999.00
  • Tent Site Couple – CAD $1,798.00
  • Glamping – CAD $939.00
  • Commuter – CAD $859.00
  • (All prices include CAD $759.00 base amount)

Date & Time Details:
Starts with dinner on August 23
Ends with lunch on August 27

6:00-7:00am Silent Meditation (self-guided) every morning*
6:45-8:00am Morning Harlequin Row on August 26*
7:15-8:15am Morning Yoga on August 24-27*
9:00-9:30am Garden Tour on August 26*
8:30-9:30am Breakfast
9:30-12:15pm Morning Session
12:30-1:30pm Lunch
Afternoon Off on August 26, Guided Nature Hike 1:30-4:00pm*, Lagoon Paddle 1:30-5:30pm**, Desolation Cruise 1:30-6:30pm**
3:00-6:00pm Afternoon Session (optional Afternoon Session on August 26)
6:00-6:30pm Oyster Appetizer Beach BBQ on August 25*
6:30-7:30pm Dinner
8:00-9:30pm Evening Session on August 23 7:30-10:30pm Bioluminescence Paddle on August 24**

*Optional Activities
**Optional Activities with additional charge

Tuition: $465

Package Price: $847 - $1,517 / 4 nights. Includes tuition, room, all meals, and Hollyhock activities (depends on accommodation choice). Excludes taxes and fees.

Scholarships: Most scholarships are 50% tuition, with a limited number of full scholarships available. Apply within your registration form. Click for more info.

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Forest to Sea: Earth Based Medicine

With Yarrow Willard

August 23 - 27, 2019

Awaken the herbalist within and deepen your connection to the healing power of the natural world.

Learn to recognize the nature of health, disease, flow and relationship, as you sharpen your senses and grow your connection with the medicinal plants, mushrooms, and seaweeds of the west coast.

In this intensive we will evolve our understanding of holistic health and the earth based medicine path. In doing so, we will explore a variety of techniques, tools, wisdom teaching and old world diagnostic practice, as we build a rich language of relationship with the world around us.

Our time will be broken up into blocks of direct connection, group work, plant walks, medicine making, and mindfulness practices. All woven together with a focus on deepening connection and relationship our path as healers and active stewards of the earth.

Participants will walk away a rich understanding of a variety of healing modalities,  samples of the herbal products we make together in class, and an in-depth medicine crafting hand-out to start creating at home with. They will also get a PDF version of all the diagnosis maps, slides, and diagrams used in class.

Be prepared to take notes, get your hands dirty and build your confidence in our ability to support the health of people, plants and planet.

This Program will support you to:

  • Learn the language(s) that nature speaks in.

  • Feel into the intelligent design found in yourself and other organisms

  • Read and recognize patterns of health and disease and stagnation and flow

  • Harvest and Process plants in an ethically and integral way.

  • Make a wide variety of plant medicines and herbal preparations

  • Get to know the plants, mushrooms, seaweed and other organisms found in the pacific northwest ecosystem.

  • Weave together wisdom teachings from old world herbal systems

  • Build a deeper relationship with people, plants and planet



Yarrow Willard
Yarrow Willard (Herbal Jedi) is a second generation Clinical/Master Herbalist, residing in the unceeded territory of the Comox First Nations on Vancouver Island. He is the co-founder of Harmonic Arts, and Director of the Wild Rose College of Herbal Medicine. As an educator, YouTuber and herbal ambassador, Yarrow delivers rich and original…
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