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Behind the Scenes, Watercolour on Location with David McEown

Upcoming Hollyhock presenter, David McEown, illustrates what is possible with the wonderful medium of water colour and the creative space it can place us in, with these behind-the-scenes videos.

David McEown painting the “Spirit Bear”, also known as the Kermode bear, in the Great Bear Rainforest on the Pacific Northwest of British Columbia, Canada.

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Join us this Summer for Founders + Friends

Dive into the remarkable beauty of Cortes Island as we gather Hollyhock Founders + Friends in celebration of our 35 year history of inspiring and training change makers.

What really touched my soul was the people. I had the unique honor of hearing and feeling the powerful words of the founders and friends and leaders of Hollyhock, who spoke to me in poetry and story about the creation of this powerful vortex on our planet of the mission of this convening space, and of the gift that it is for us all to be partners in supporting it. Thank you Hollyhock founders for opening my heart and mind and for the opportunity to be a part of supporting your vitality for the renewal of us all.

– Joshua S. Fouts, Executive Director, Bioneers, Founders + Friends 2016 Attendee

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Sneak Preview of 2017 Programs! Early Bird Discount!

Get a head start and check out some of our Cortes Island 2017 programs! Please check this page for updates as new programs are added. Dates are subject to change.

  • Register now for these programs and be guaranteed your favourite room.
  • Book before Friday, Dec 16th, 2016 and receive 10% off 2017 season rates!
  • A $395 CDN deposit is required at time of registration and you will be sent a confirmation letter in January with firm costs and dates.

TO REGISTER CALL 1.800.933.6339

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22-Apr 26-Apr Margery Moore, Denise Williams, Jocelyn Macdougall &

Mike Rowlands


Gender, Diversity & Leadership in Technology

26-Apr 10-May Michele McDonald & Steven Smith Metta Vipassana:

Awareness As A Path to Liberation

10-May 14-May Donna Martin & Shelley Winton Whole-Hearted Embodiment
10-May 14-May Jocelan Coty Spring Cleanse: A Journey of Renewal
14-May 19-May Rachelle Lamb Nonviolent Communication:

Relating with Heart and Conscience

14-May 18-May Amy Robertson & Marlene Liddle Weaving from the Wild
19-May 24-May Chen Lizra The Power of the Cuban Spirit
19-May 24-May Shine Edgar Dreamtime Didjeridu
24-May 28-May Bill Weaver, Tracey Friesen, &

Sue Biely

Media That Matters: Story Money Impact
24-May 28-May Julian Griggs The Art & Craft of Effective Facilitation
28-May 2-Jun Kathleen Horne Expressive Arts for Body/Mind/Spirit
28-May 2-Jun Tania Fierro & Delyse Sylvester Creating Teams That Trust
28-May 2-Jun David Wagner Living Meditation
2-Jun 7-Jun Gibran Rivera Evolutionary Leadership
2-Jun 7-Jun Shaena Lambert Going Under the Words:

Creating Fiction & Memoir

7-Jun 11-Jun Hollyhock Social Change Institute
16-Jun 19-Jun Farah Nazarali & Erica Pinksy Heart in Conflict
16-Jun 19-Jun Jill Angelo Sacred Space at Home
16-Jun 19-Jun Joel Solomon Accelerate Your Enterprise
19-Jun 23-Jun Leslie Davenport Deepening Climate Advocacy
19-Jun 23-Jun Rob Selmanovic Somatic Yoga:

Movement Solutions for Pain Free Living

23-Jun 28-Jun Alina Frank & Dr. Craig Weiner Emotional Freedom Technique Level 1 & 2
23-Jun 28-Jun Jack David & Robin Robertis Creative iPhoneography
23-Jun 28-Jun Lisa Gibbons, Cathie Dunlop, &

Dayna Davis

Art, Story, Spirit
28-Jun 2-Jul Fleet Maull Mindful Leadership for Social Transformation
2-Jul 7-Jul Bill Ophoff Nature Adventures
2-Jul 7-Jul Kimo Hussey Joy of Ukulele
2-Jul 7-Jul Thomas Atum O’Kane Time of Transition
7-Jul 12-Jul Margie Gillis Dancing From the Inside Out
7-Jul 12-Jul Michael Moore Sea Kayaking Adventures aboard Misty Isles
7-Jul 12-Jul Rhiannon Singing in the Vocal River
7-Jul 12-Jul Thomas Atum O’Kane The Five Dimensions of the Mystical Heart
12-Jul 16-Jul Constance Kellough Innerbody Meditation
12-Jul 16-Jul Cristi Christensen Chakra Yoga
16-Jul 21-Jul Michael Stone & Marilyn Arsenault Running with a Meditative Mind
16-Jul 21-Jul Ann Randolph Write Your Life for the Page & the Stage
21-Jul 25-Jul Kelly Terbasket IndigenEYEZ Leadership Essentials
21-Jul 26-Jul Rick Ingrasci Hollyhock Summer Gathering
30-Jul 4-Aug David Abram Falling Awake:  The Ecology of Wonder
30-Jul 4-Aug Gordy Onayemi Ryan & Zoe Ryan Song of the Drum, Dance of Life
30-Jul 4-Aug Jill Purce Healing Family & Ancestors:

Ritual & Resonance

30-Jul 3-Aug Stephen Jenkinson Money & the Soul’s Desire
4-Aug 9-Aug Lauren Walker Art of Energy in Yoga
4-Aug 9-Aug Robert Gass & Judith Ansara Sharing the Path: For Couples
4-Aug 8-Aug Rupert Sheldrake, Merlin Sheldrake,

& Cosmo Sheldrake

Science & Spiritual Practices
4-Aug 8-Aug Stephen Jenkinson Die Wise
9-Aug 13-Aug Blake D. Bauer Unconditional Self Love
9-Aug 13-Aug Martha Peterson The Myth of Aging
9-Aug 13-Aug Shivon Robinsong Singing for Change
13-Aug 18-Aug Ann Bradney Radical Aliveness:

A Radically Alive Workshop

13-Aug 18-Aug Charles Steinberg Digital Photography: Capturing the Light
13-Aug 18-Aug Robert Gass The Art of Leadership
18-Aug 21-Aug Hollyhock Founders & Friends
18-Aug 23-Aug Bessel Van Der Kolk & Licia Sky Trauma Body & the Brain:

Restoring the Capacity for Rhythm & Play

18-Aug 23-Aug Bill Ophoff Nature Adventures
18-Aug 23-Aug Donnalea Van Vleet Goelz Continuum:

Movement, Breath, Sound & Imagery

18-Aug 23-Aug Mark Matousek Writing to Awaken:

Memoir as a Path of Transformation

23-Aug 27-Aug Ann Mortifee &

Kristen Scholfield-Sweet

Moving into the Unknown
23-Aug 27-Aug Licia Sky Songwriting, Attunement & Embodied Voice
23-Aug 27-Aug Tracy Theemes Money Mindfulness
24-Aug 27-Aug Dr. Steven Aung Aung Medical Qi Gong & Intuition
27-Aug 1-Sep Elizabeth Claire Burr & Daynaa Davis Women’s Retreat
27-Aug 1-Sep Lori Goldberg Painting Beyond the Ordinary
27-Aug 1-Sep Mark Lau & Andrea Grabovac Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Training (MBCT)
1-Sep 6-Sep Heather Graham & Dale Costanzo Healing Power of Yoga & Art
1-Sep 6-Sep Michael Moore Sea Kayaking Adventures aboard Misty Isles
1-Sep 6-Sep Thomas Atum O’Kane Art of Spiritual Guidance:

A Two-Year Training Program

6-Sep 10-Sep Dan Hines Journey Toward Wholeness: A Courge & Renewal Retreat
6-Sep 10-Sep Joyce Hawkes & Helen Folsom Cell Level Healing:

Wild Awakening for Health

6-Sep 10-Sep Padma Shyam Padma Meditation:

Finding Balance and Joy!

10-Sep 13-Sep Mark Wolynn Break the Cycle of Inherited Trauma
10-Sep 13-Sep Rob Schwartz Your Soul’s Plan:

The Spiritual Meaning of Your Life

10-Sep 13-Sep Veronica Kallos Lilly &

Richard Harrison

Tuning In: The Self of the Therapist
13-Sep 17-Sep Joel Solomon, Theo Lamb,

Mike Rowlands, & Pam Chaloult

Social Venture Institute
17-Sep 22-Sep Ann Marie Chiasson Energy Healing Essentials: Exploring Vitality Healing & Increased Awareness
17-Sep 22-Sep Chloe Goodchild The Naked Voice Wisdom School:

Journey Into the Secret Heart of Sound

17-Sep 22-Sep David McEown A State of Mindfulness with Watercolours
22-Sep 27-Sep Gaye Hanson & Bev Gray Shamanic Explorations in Nature:

Spiritual Plant Connections

22-Sep 27-Sep Banafsheh Sayyad Dance of Oneness: Dance Your Passion!
22-Sep 27-Sep Ian MacKenzie, John Wolfstone, &

Benjamin von Mendelssohn

Healing of Love:

Sex Partnership & the  Village

27-Sep 1-Oct Erica Ross Slow Dance
27-Sep 1-Oct Oriane Lee Johnston Your Emerging Future
1-Oct 4-Oct Mirabai Bush & Gopi Kallayil Search Inside Yourself
4-Oct 8-Oct Web of Change (Flagship) Web of Change Local
8-Oct 13-Oct Jan Zwicky Poetry & Contemplation
8-Oct 13-Oct Robert Beatty Mindfulness Meditation/Vipassana:

The Practice of Waking Up

13-Oct 18-Oct Robert Bateman Master Artists Seminar
18-Oct 22-Oct Paul Stamets Mushrooms: Wild & Mysterious

1.800.933.6339 Book your 2017 Program Today!

Our People: David Drysdale

David-Drysdale1If you have visited Hollyhock over the last 19 years, chances are that you would recognize this smiling face. David Drysdale, currently Special Projects Manager and Manager of the program component of Hollyhock’s Volunteer Program, became involved with Hollyhock in 1997 after coming to Cortes Island with his young son to visit friends. An evening spent dancing to the music of Babatunde Olatunji outside the Hollyhock lodge changed the course of his life, or as he puts it in his lovely Scottish brogue, “it just about blew my mind.” He fell in love with Hollyhock and soon found himself living and working here.

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2015 Program Sneak Preview!

Our Program Director Leslie Hoffman is knitting the final stitches in our  all-star lineup of programs for the 2015 season. Enjoy offerings from luminaries new to Hollyhock such as Ivan E. Coyote, Lynn Twist, Sharon Salzberg, Lauren Walker and Mark Nepo. Some returning favourites include Mark Matousek, Stephen Jenkinson, Anne Randolph, Rupert Sheldrake, Jill Purce, Paul Stamets and Robert Gass.

Last updated on November 12th, 2014.


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