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Homegrown: A Hollyhock Gardening Guide (Online)

With Holly Mackay, Gem Salsberg and Dana Trueman

April 1 - September 30, 2021
Online
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 23, 2021.
Join the Hollyhock Garden team for a fresh take on growing your own garden. Throughout the season you will receive exclusive access to bi-weekly gardening how-tos and tips from our master gardeners, including sneak peeks at the wacky behind-the-scenes fun. Get your burning gardening questions answered during monthly live Q&A sessions, and connect with fellow growers in three community calls where you’ll share your garden visions, talk about challenges you’re facing, and celebrate what you grew this season. You may register at any time during the season and will receive all previous recordings.

M̓i tel’nexw Leadership Transformation

With Chepximiya Siyam' Hereditary Chief Janice George, Squamish Nation, Skwetsimeltxw Willard ‘Buddy’ Joseph, Squamish Nation, Ta7talíya Michelle Nahanee, Squamish Nation and Lloyd James Attig, Muskoday First Nation, Plains Cree

May 16 - 21, 2021
Cortes Island
Are you ready to unlearn supremacy and apply Indigenous teachings to your work? Learn new ways of being from Squamish Elders and Decolonial Facilitators in this 5-day immersive training and transformation. M̓i tel'nexw Leadership Transformation is an experiential learning designed with an appreciative approach that responds to improving what is currently lacking in “cultural competency” training. Learn models of Indigenous resilience that can be applied by everyone to leadership settings now. Elders will share how the Squamish Nation has continued to thrive through overwhelming adversity while supporting their community of learners to do the same. There are teachings and love…

Sea Kayaking Adventures Aboard Misty Isles (May)

With Jonas Fineman and Kai Harvey

May 16 - 21, 2021
Cortes Island
Learn to kayak on the pristine and protected waters around Cortes Island, from the comfort of the 43 foot Schooner, Misty Isles. Certified local guides share their knowledge and passion for the coast. All levels of experience welcome. Limited number of participants. Jonas Fineman is the seasoned sea captain and owner of Misty Isles. Kai Harvey is a wilderness guide and owner of Cortes Kayaks. They will also be offering this program on September 7-12, 2021.

Sound & Sensation: Blooming into Summer (Online + Off Screen)

With Loretta Laurin and David Yates

May 26, 2021
Online
Immerse yourself in an intimate sensory experience, coming home to your body with the support of live music and gentle guidance. Let poetic words and curated sounds caress your ears as you tune in, off screen, in the safety and comfort of your own home. Loretta has been facilitating a variety of embodiment modalities for over 10 years. David has been playing for sound, yoga, and meditation events for the past 11 years.

Wim Hof Method, Breathwork & Your True Nature

With Cian Dalton

May 26 - 30, 2021
Cortes Island
Optimize your health with oxygen and cold exposure, reducing inflammation and strengthening your immune system. Learn practical tools to overcome stress, and develop a deeper connection to yourself and nature. Cian Dalton is a Breathwork Facilitator, Stretch Therapist, former Professional Boxer, and the first Certified Wim Hof Method Instructor in British Columbia.

Fostering Resilience for Health Professionals

With Mark Lau, PhD and Andrea Grabovac, MD

May 30 - June 4, 2021
Cortes Island
Revitalize, restore, and build resilience during this Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) meditation retreat for physicians, health professionals, and their partners. This retreat includes teacher-guided mindfulness practice and discussion, with a focus on meditation technique. This activity is certified for 34 hours of CFPC Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Drs. Lau and Grabovac, MBCT mentors with the UCSD Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, are also offering a 5-day MBCT Professional Training on Sept 17, 2021.

Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures (July)

With Bill Ophoff

July 1 - 6, 2021
Cortes Island
With birds and wildflowers at their vibrant peak, explore Cortes Island’s magnificent rainforest and teeming waters. Learn about the stars, the sea stars, and everything in between on this adventure of inspiring hikes, kayaking, beach walks, and a sailing excursion to Mitlenatch Island – the “Galapagos” of the Salish Sea. Limited to 12 participants. Bill Ophoff is Hollyhock’s knowledgeable and most humorous naturalist. He will also be offering this program on August 18-23, 2021.

Dancing from the Inside Out

With Margie Gillis

July 6 - 11, 2021
Cortes Island
Move into your body’s experiential wisdom to reveal the soul in motion. Listen to your body’s inner impulses, conversations, and emotions to deepen your well-being along with your artistic and creative expression. An exceptional opportunity. All levels welcome. -- Margie Gillis is an internationally acclaimed dancer/choreographer, performing for 40+ years, and is an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Finding Centre: Yoga + Pilates for Rejuvenation and Resilience

With Loretta Laurin

July 11 - 16, 2021
Cortes Island
Embody a state of easeful strength, relaxed openness, and resilience. Learn fundamental yoga, pilates, and somatic techniques to reset from stress-states, rejuvenate your being, and find centre amidst any challenge. Loretta Laurin is Hollyhock's Communications Manager and has over a decade of experience teaching embodiment and movement, including yoga, pilates, and dance.

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) Yoga

With Marie Soleil Boisvert

July 21 - 26, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Apr 21, 2021.
Imagine practicing yoga while floating on the clear ocean water surrounding Cortes Island. Let yourself be immersed by the gentle rocking of the ocean and the fresh saltwater breeze kissing your skin, bringing calm to your nervous system.

Aung Medical Qi Gong & Intuition

With Dr. Steven K.H. Aung, CM, MD, OMD, PhD

July 22 - 25, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until Apr 22, 2021.
Realign vital energies with this ancient Chinese wellness practice of breath work, concentration, and movement. Learn hands-on how to intuit, assess, harmonize, and heal vital Qi for yourself and loved ones. Dr. Steven K.H. Aung, MD is a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Family Medicine at the University of Alberta and a recipient of the Order of Canada.

Core Matter: Yamuna® Body Rolling & Pilates Essentials

With Namchi Bazar

July 26 - 30, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Apr 26, 2021.
Activate a sense of centered well-being with simple routines easily practiced at home. Learn exercises that gently massage and adjust the whole body - inviting strength, release, and rejuvenation. Let go of unproductive movement patterns and heal injury. Namchi Bazar developed her unique somatic approach with 25+ years as a professional dancer, Pilates Instructor, Yamuna® Body Rolling Practitioner and mother of three.

Song of the Drum, Dance of Life

With Gordy Ryan and Zoë Ryan

July 26 - 30, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until Apr 26, 2021.
Activate the fire in your hands, the beat in your feet, and the song in your heart! Celebrate the 30th anniversary of the music and dance of the Olatunji Drums of Passion at Hollyhock. Sing, dance, and play on a soulful journey to the well of inspiration. Everyone welcome. Gordy Onayemi Ryan, Zoë Ryan, Sanga Francis, Ade Harris are the core of the Olatunji Drums of Passion. They performed with world renowned Nigerian drummer and educator, Babatunde Olatunji, after whom the hall this program will take place in is named after.

ReAwakening the Spine: Yoga in the Lineage of Vanda Scaravelli

With Robin Stamm

August 4 - 9, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until May 5, 2021.
Yoga, or unity of body and mind, is about increasing sensory awareness. We can train and allow our body and breath to open into new avenues without seeking a particular position or asana (yoga pose). Indeed, without attention and freedom, even asana will distract from true listening. Diane Long is Vanda Scaravelli's longest student and has been developing and refining yoga for most of her life. Robin Stamm is a physiotherapist and yogi who is studying under Diane.

Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures (August)

With Bill Ophoff

August 18 - 23, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until May 19, 2021.
With birds and wildflowers at their vibrant peak, explore Cortes Island’s magnificent rainforest and teeming waters. Learn about the stars, the sea stars, and everything in between on this adventure of inspiring hikes, kayaking, beach walks, and a sailing excursion to Mitlenatch Island – the “Galapagos” of the Salish Sea. Limited to 12 participants. Bill Ophoff is Hollyhock’s knowledgeable and most humorous naturalist. He will also be offering this program on July 1-6, 2021.

Connecting To Source: Yoga, Meditation, and Ritual

With Mara Branscombe

August 23 - 28, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until May 24, 2021.
Since ancient times, the human collective has aligned with the seasons, the elements, the rhythms of the sun, the moon, and the earth as a way to source pure energy and connect to one’s inner compass. The mind-body science of yoga, combined with the practice of meditation, breath-work, and the alchemy of earth based rituals creates a channel that leads to present moment awareness, mind-body-spirit integration, and a wild transformation within. As the summer cycle comes to its completion, we can honour the earth’s dynamic time of expansion, growth, abundance and harvest. As we attune to the earth’s rhythm, may we take…

Mindful Self-Compassion

With Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD

August 28 - September 2, 2021
Cortes Island
Cultivate the skill of self-compassion in this empirically supported training program. Self-compassion is strongly associated with greater emotional well-being, less anxiety and depression, maintenance of healthy habits, and satisfying relationships. Megan Prager and Martin Thomson-Jones are Certified MSC Teachers. Megan is the Compassion Programs Director at UCSD Center for Mindfulness, and Martin is a philosophy professor at Oberlin College, Ohio.

Move Without Pain: Essential Somatics

With Martha Peterson

September 2 - 7, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jun 3, 2021.
Learn to use your brain to reverse the physical effects of stress, restore brain to muscle connection, and defy creaky old age. Create a routine of easy, safe, and essential Somatic Movements to eliminate chronic pain and keep you moving fluidly and effortlessly throughout your life.

The Gift of Gratitude: Fall Yoga Retreat

With Fiji McAlpine

September 2 - 7, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jun 3, 2021.
Gratitude enhances and enlivens every aspect of our life, and can be intentionally brought into our daily routines. Celebrate this season of gratitude with dynamic flow and nourishing yin yoga practices. Learn to mindfully connect to the present, allowing yourself the opportunity to ground and appreciate all that is.

Sea Kayaking Adventures Aboard Misty Isles (Sept)

With Jonas Fineman and Kai Harvey

September 7 - 12, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jun 8, 2021.
Learn to kayak on the pristine and protected waters around Cortes Island, from the comfort of the 43 foot Schooner, Misty Isles. Certified local guides share their knowledge and passion for the coast. All levels of experience welcome. Limited number of participants. Jonas Fineman is the seasoned sea captain and owner of Misty Isles. Kai Harvey is a wilderness guide and owner of Cortes Kayaks. They will also be offering this program on May 16-21, 2021.

Psoma Yoga Therapy

With Donna Martin & Shelley Winton

September 7 - 12, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jun 8, 2021.
Experience a gentle body-mind/spirit practice for healing that can be integrated with Hakomi (mindfulness-based self-discovery). Learn how habitual tension and movement patterns may have psychological meaning, discover and transform the roots of unnecessary suffering, and find the keys to true health and freedom. No experience is necessary.

A Journey of Sound, Movement & Breath

With Michael & Ayi Wong Mayzel and Maria Filippone

September 12 - 17, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jun 13, 2021.
Connect to your inner process with therapeutic Sound Journeys, and learn about the foundations of sound healing. Enjoy grounding and dynamic yoga practices, and combine chanting with movement. Auditory vibration, movement, stillness, and breath provide the groundwork for healing and transformation. Michael Mayzel and Ayi Wong offer therapeutic Sound Journeys through Shanti Sounds in Nosara, Costa Rica, and internationally. Maria Filipone is a yoga instructor, pilates teacher, and Yoga Thai Massage Therapist.

Whole Human Health: Functional Medicine 2.0

With Dr. Lawrence Cheng and Dr. Devon Christie

September 26 - 30, 2021
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices. Offer valid until Jun 27, 2021.
Embody your well-being potential! Create your own personalized optimal wellness plan for lasting health and happiness informed by a synthesis of integrative and functional medicine, mind-body medicine, and leading-edge neurobiology. For anyone seeking an empowered approach to their own personal health.

Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) Levels 1-2 (Vancouver)

With Alina Frank & Dr. Craig Weiner

October 15 - 17, 2021
Blue Horizon Hotel, 1225 Robson St. Vancouver
Learn powerful evidence-based Clinical EFT tapping techniques to quickly and effectively create changes in negative emotions, thoughts, beliefs, and behaviours. This training is for individuals looking to use EFT for self-help, and to integrate it safely into professional client-based practices. -- Alina Frank & Dr. Craig Weiner, DC, are internationally respected EFT trainers and directors of the EFT Tapping Training Institute.