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Wisdom Teachings

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Amidst the wisdom of ancient cedars and the healing waters of the Salish Sea, find new pathways to enhance contemplative practices. Explore the wisdom of nature and the cosmos to elevate your energy and expand your consciousness.

Hollyhock´s students taking the Wisdom teachings program at Hollyhock retreat centre in Cortes Island, BC


Cultivating Wellbeing for Health Professionals

With Mark Lau, PhD and Andrea Grabovac, MD

September 22 - 27, 2023
Cortes Island
"In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself." -Dalai Lama Replenish and revitalize yourself in this mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) meditation retreat for physicians,…

Intentional Evolution Fall Yoga Retreat

With Fiji McAlpine and Mary Prefontaine

October 1 - 6, 2023
Cortes Island
Embark on a transformative 6-day yoga retreat, immersing yourself in a realm of self-discovery and renewal, set against the captivating backdrop of Cortes Island. Led by the exceptional duo of Fiji and Mary, this retreat invites you to explore the depths of your being, connecting your physical practice with inner…

Eldering in Times of Transformation

With Cheryl Rose, Zhiish McKenzie and Juana Berinstein

October 11 - 15, 2023
Cortes Island
“A human being would certainly not grow to be seventy or eighty years old if this longevity had no meaning for the species.”  - Carl Jung There comes a time when you find yourself, perhaps to your surprise, in a new land which is unlike any part of the long…