‘HOCKSHOPS (Free, Online)

May 11 - June 30, 2020
‘HOCKSHOPS are mini interactive workshops that are currently being hosted online on Zoom. These virtual sessions will be chock full of ‘how-to’ practical tools and resources to help you navigate change, build resilience and take charge of your self-care. Sessions will be hosted by a Hollyhock team member and feature different Hollyhock presenters with various perspectives - including whole human health, personal leadership, relationship advice for quarantine times, and much more.

Writing as a Spiritual Practice: The Healing Power of Telling Your Story

With Mark Matousek

August 22 - 27, 2020
Cortes Island
Memoir is a path of self-knowledge. Learn to tell the whole truth and your essential stories will emerge, bringing insight and transpersonal wisdom. Writing exercises and group dialogue guide you toward creative discovery, increased mindfulness, and better composition. Everyone welcome.

Connecting To Source: Yoga, Meditation, and Ritual

With Mara Branscombe

August 27 - 31, 2020
Cortes Island
This program might still run in person in 2020 with limited accommodation and take out meals. Find out more about our campus re-opening here. Please contact Guest Services at 800-933-6339 or [email protected] for more details. You may also find details on Hollyhock's response to the COVID-19 pandemic here. Summer Solstice: Yoga, Ritual, Meditation program has been rescheduled from June 17 - 21, 2020 to August 27 - 31, 2020, and renamed to Connecting to Source: Yoga, Meditation, and Ritual. Since ancient times, the human collective has aligned with the seasons, the elements, the rhythms of the sun, the moon, and the earth as…

Peace, Poetry & Prayer

With Farah Nazarali

September 20 - 25, 2020
Peace is at the core of our being. Peace visionaries know that bringing peace into the world involves courage, collective action, and renewal of the spirit. This program combines peace, poetry, yogic practices, and universal prayers and rituals to dedicate ourselves to inner harmony, family reconciliation, reverence for the Earth, and peace in our world.

Mindfulness Meditation: A Way of Love and Compassion

With Robert Beatty

September 25 - 30, 2020
Cortes Island
Wake up from the trance of everyday life. You are not your moods, anxiety, compulsions, past wounds, or addictions. Awaken to the freedom, love, compassion, and joy that is your natural state. This program is held in silence (except sessions) — common areas on campus are shared spaces.

Discover the Essence of Tantra (Vancouver)

With Yogacharini Maitreyi

November 7 - 8, 2020
UBC Liu Institute, 6476 NW Marine Dr, Vancouver
Traditional Tantra is the way and alchemy of the heart. Dance reality into its true essence by clearing energetic imbalances. Elevate, channel and refine your emotions through Arkaya purification tools from the South Indian mystical traditions. Celebrate the beauty and harmony of reconnection with yourself and in relationships. Stabilize into spiritual maturity with an authentic heart-centred guide. All levels welcome.

Metta Vipassana: Cultivating Love & Wisdom (Vancouver) – 2021

With Michele McDonald and Steven Smith

April 23 - 25, 2021
Take a breath in the city through the practice of silent Vipassana (insight/mindfulness) and Metta (loving kindness) meditation. Join a connected community of new and experienced meditators. Enjoy guided meditations, sitting and walking sessions, Dhamma talks, and meditation instruction.