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Nitõtitān – Let’s Listen: A Yogic retreat to deepen connection to self, community and Land

With Malina Dawn

June 3 - 8, 2022
Cortes Island
Nitõtetān is a Cree word meaning ‘Let’s listen’. Listening deeply is key to living in balance. Living in balance means we are not only taking good care of our self, but being an active and willing participant in life. We take care of our communities, the earth and all our relatives.

Journey Towards Balance & Wholeness: A Retreat for Women

With Ratha Chek, Jennifer Lorca and Ana Ferrari

June 3 - 8, 2022
Cortes Island
How often do you check in with your body, tune into what you need, and what you can do for yourself from a place of self-compassion?  We all long to be seen, heard, understood and loved. We heal when we feel safe and connected to our bodies, our breath, the present moment, and in relationships  to others.

Finding Flow: Yoga, Pilates, Dance

With Loretta Laurin

June 12 - 17, 2022
Cortes Island
Maintain health, fitness, and joy at any age! Enjoy accessible dynamic movement and foundational practices from yoga, pilates, and dance. Lubricate the joints, liberate the spirit, and invite more ease and flow into your life.
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Salish Shorelines: A Saltwater Journey

With Jonas Fineman and Kai Harvey

June 17 - 22, 2022
Cortes Island
Join Cortes Island guides and mariners for a kayaking exploration of the Salish Sea surrounding the renowned Hollyhock Campus. Each day’s adventure offers a safe and comprehensive foray into the seascapes and histories of Desolation Sound and the Discovery Islands. Launching from various beaches around Cortes Island as well as from the 43 foot schooner Misty Isles, each day we will access new waters with the Hollyhock campus serving as base camp. We will explore the expansive and intricate coastlines of the gulf islands. Learn about the geology, history, and ecology as we explore coastal ecosystems by kayak. Expand your…

Rhythm Bliss: Mindful Hand Drumming & Movement Immersion

With Alexandra Jai and Michael Millman

June 22 - 26, 2022
Cortes Island
Experience Joy, Connection and Serenity through the Spirit of the Drum in this 4-day “Rhythm Reset”. Use the drum as your tool for calming your mind, energizing your body and uplifting your spirit. Integrate mindful movement and breath practices to receive optimal benefit from the drumming experience. Immerse yourself in rhythm healing on sacred land by the water’s edge.

Unwind: Yamuna® Body Rolling & Essential Somatics®

With Namchi Bazar

June 26 - 30, 2022
Cortes Island
Experience profound changes in your body as you let go of habitual holding patterns and heal injury. Restore ease of movement, reduce chronic pain and heighten your self-awareness. Support your well-being with gentle routines easily practiced at home so that you can do all that you love.

Restorative Summer Holiday

June 30 - July 3, 2022
Cortes Island
Reconnect to yourself and nature in our spectacular West Coast island setting. Take a breath of fresh air outside of the city, and enjoy the serenity and beauty of our local landscape. Holidays include accommodations, meals, and scheduled activities such as morning yoga, naturalist walks, and garden tours.

Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures (July)

With Bill Ophoff

July 3 - 8, 2022
Cortes Island
The natural world is your classroom as you hike, kayak, and sail amid the wild beauty of Cortes Island. Discover the flora and fauna of both land and sea along with local history and geological phenomena. Explore ancient forests, sandy beaches, colourful tide pools, windswept bluffs, and a mysterious bog.

Connecting to Source: Yoga, Meditation, Ritual

With Mara Branscombe

July 8 - 13, 2022
Cortes Island
Since ancient times, summer solstice has been celebrated as a sacred turning point in the year to honour the earth’s most dynamic time of expansion, growth and abundance. As we attune to the earth’s rhythm, we, too, have the opportunity to embody a parallel path of healing, connection and radiance.

Dancing From The Inside Out

With Margie Gillis

July 13 - 17, 2022
Move into your body’s experiential wisdom and reveal the soul in motion. With internationally acclaimed choreographer/dancer Margie Gillis, develop your sensitivity to the connection between thought, feeling, spirit and body as you listen in to your body’s inner wisdom, impulses, conversations and emotions.

Stand Up Paddle Board (SUP) & SUP Yoga

With Marie-Soleil Boisvert

July 17 - 22, 2022
Cortes Island
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.

Whole Human Health: Functional Medicine 2.0

With Dr. Lawrence Cheng and Dr. Devon Christie

August 5 - 10, 2022
Cortes Island
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.
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Nature & Nurture Yoga: Embracing Abundance

With Fiji McAlpine

August 19 - 24, 2022
Cortes Island
Summer is the season to savour the fruits of the year's growth. The warm air is thick with the smell of sweet berries, and the forests are vibrant and lush.  Each day you will be nourished with exquisite food, invigorated by dynamic yoga classes, inspired by diverse nature immersions, and enlivened by connecting with new friends.  

Discover Cortes: Nature Adventures (August)

With Bill Ophoff

August 24 - 28, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until May 25, 2022.
The natural world is your classroom as you hike, kayak, and sail amid the wild beauty of Cortes Island. Discover the flora and fauna of both land and sea along with local history and geological phenomena. Explore ancient forests, sandy beaches, colourful tide pools, windswept bluffs, and a mysterious bog.

Psoma Yoga Therapy

With Donna Martin & Shelley Winton

August 28 - September 2, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until May 29, 2022.
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.

Essential Somatics: Free Your Movement!

With Martha Peterson

August 28 - September 2, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until May 29, 2022.
If you have “tried everything” to relieve your back, neck, shoulder, or hip pain for the long term and have only experienced short term relief (or none at all), then this program is for you. 

Sensory Awareness: Rediscovering Experiencing

With Judyth Weaver, PhD

October 3 - 7, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jul 4, 2022.
Sensory Awareness is the practice of coming more in touch with oneself. Not attached to any theory or method, the work transcends dogmas, disciplines, and forms. It brings us to the immediate, direct experience through which we can rediscover and return to our own natural ways of being….to our birthrights. This work is practice; not theory or lectures.

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

With Alina Frank & Dr. Craig Weiner

November 4 - 6, 2022
Vancouver Venue (TBA)
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.