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Fostering Resilience for Health Professionals

With Mark Lau, PhD and Andrea Grabovac, MD

May 20 - 25, 2022
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 16, 2022.

Mindfulness Meditation for a Happy Life

With Robert Beatty

May 29 - June 3, 2022
Cortes Island
Meditation is as natural as breathing. With support and skillful guidance, you can learn to use the ancient practice of mindfulness to relax, overcome psychological and emotional obstacles to happiness, and find ease and freedom in your days.
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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…

Mindful Self-Compassion

With Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD and Joel Grow, PhD

July 3 - 8, 2022
Cortes Island
Mindful Self-Compassion training teaches us how to develop the warm-hearted, connected presence we need during moments of difficulty.

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.

Tantra for Couples: Cultivating Sacred Intimacy

With Devi Ward Erickson and Chris Erickson, PhD

July 8 - 13, 2022
Cortes Island
Tantra is an ancient spiritual science designed to activate, heal, and enrich every area of life. Ancient Tantric practitioners knew that deep loving intimacy and connection between couples is the cornerstone of having a healthy, prosperous, and balanced society.

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.

The Mystery of the Soul

With Margie Gillis and Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 17 - 22, 2022
Cortes Island
The mystery of the soul can be embraced, experienced, danced, and explored but never exhausted or diminished. Carl Jung said “The great spiritual illness of our time is the loss of soul."

The Transformational Enneagram

With Russ Hudson

July 22 - 27, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until May 22, 2022.
Explore how a deeper understanding of the Enneagram can be a tremendous help in the possibilities and challenges emerging in our time. Create a deep experience and appreciation of the higher aspects of the Enneagram (Essential Qualities, Virtues, and Holy Ideas) and how these aspects of consciousness impact our individual awareness, our relationships and our sense of purpose in the world.

Healing Family & Ancestors: Ritual & Resonant Family Constellations

With Jill Purce

July 22 - 27, 2022
Cortes Island
Transform inherited patterns into magical blessings. Jill’s unique ceremonial, shamanic healing rites, using chant and family constellations, restore coherence within family fields in oracular ways, unavailable in normal therapy. Individuals and families welcome.

Time of Transition

With Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 22 - 27, 2022
Cortes Island
Life changes are times of passion and opportunity. Working with teachings from Jungian psychology and various spiritual traditions, detach and break free from old roles and expectations. Ritual, reflection, and wisdom guide your journey and passage toward your new sense of self.

Science, Ecology & Spiritual Practices

With Rupert Sheldrake, Merlin Sheldrake and Cosmo Sheldrake

July 27 - 31, 2022
Cortes Island
Science sheds new light on many spiritual practices, including rituals, pilgrimage, meditation, chanting, and rites of passage. Explore spiritual traditions and reconnect with the natural world through singing, listening, looking, telling stories, thinking, and having fun.

Art of Spiritual Guidance: Two Year Program

With Thomas Atum O'Kane, PhD

July 31 - August 5, 2022
Cortes Island
Spiritual Guidance is an art, a gift and a calling that has been long practiced in contemplative traditions to support spiritual development and personal transformation. The practice encourages the soul’s quest for expression, authenticity and greater intimacy with the Divine within oneself, one’s relationships, and the world.
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Falling Awake: The Ecology of Wonder

With David Abram

July 31 - August 5, 2022
Cortes Island
Awaken your animal intelligence, shake your senses free from outmoded concepts, and invigorate your felt experience. Through elemental encounters with the land, creaturely shapeshifting, and heartfelt conversation, open a new relationship between your body and the breathing earth.

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.

Imaginal Alchemy: The Evolution of Forest Therapy

With Amos Clifford

August 19 - 24, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until May 20, 2022.
Forest Alchemy is our ongoing exploration of what happens when we connect head, heart, and body in the crucible of the forest. The ancient alchemists combined substances and used the influence of their own minds to study the transmutation of matter and of spirit.

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.

Drawing Towards the Earth: Making Journals for Life

With S. Portico Bowman

August 24 - 28, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until May 25, 2022.
Learn how to draw with graphite, charcoal, red ocher, and other earth elements. Drawing from the life and works of Paulus Berensohn (1933-2017), you’ll also create a coptic stitch Arcadia Playshop journal and a bookmark in the Bargello tapestry technique. Berensohn’s healing arcadia frames the path to ecological recovery on a global scale.

Heart of the Condor: Andean Wisdom Teachings

With Jhaimy Alvarez Acosta

September 7 - 11, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jun 8, 2022.
Ground yourself in the wisdom teachings of the Andes while discovering the keys to harmonizing the three bodies of the serpent (mind), puma (body), and condor (soul). Connect to your heart, Mother Earth, and the Cosmos with the support of traditional Andean Indigenous knowledge, passed down through generations since time immemorial.

From Age-ing to Sage-ing®: Deepening the Sage Within

With Annie Klein and Nancy Gray-Hemstock

September 7 - 11, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 10% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jun 8, 2022.
A great gift of our older years is the potential for deepening wisdom and expanding possibilities.  As more and more of us are living longer, we want these extra years to be vibrant, inspiring and fulfilling. This program will help you discover what gives your life meaning as you age, especially during these challenging times. 

Mindfulness Meditation: A Way of Love and Compassion

With Robert Beatty

September 16 - 21, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jun 17, 2022.
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.

Foundations Of Herbal Medicine

With Jasmyn Clift and Kevin Kunzler

September 25 - 29, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jun 26, 2022.
A herbal intensive like no other! Learn fun, safe, and effective plant medicine for you and your family. Take home potent medicines you are proud to have made. Plant walks, plant lore, basic and not-so-basic medicine making, beginners botany.

Wayfinding: A Courage & Renewal® Experience

With Dan Hines and Keahi Ewa

September 29 - October 3, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jun 30, 2022.
Finding our way and navigating our lives and vocations relies on our inner resource of courage. Renew your capacity for greater courage in a Circle of Trust®; an inclusive, safe, and disciplined community space. Learn to more fully realize who you are, as your most wholehearted self.

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.

Earth Based Medicine

With Yarrow Willard

October 7 - 12, 2022
Cortes Island
Book now and get 15% off listed prices! Offer valid until Jul 8, 2022.
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.