Retreat Duration:
5 nights

Nature & Nurture Yoga: Embracing Abundance

Retreat Location:
Cortes Island, British Columbia, Canada
Embrace the abundance of August in the Pacific Northwest on spectacular Cortes Island.
Start Date:
Friday, August 11, 2023
End Date:
Wednesday, August 16, 2023
Venue:
Hollyhock
Instructors:

What You'll Experience

Summer is the season to savor 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.

Afternoon hikes, lake swims, and forest bathing will be incorporated into the program making this a celebration of summer and living, a dream getaway. 

All levels are welcome.

Retreat Schedule

Friday

06:30 pm - 07:45 pm

Dinner

08:00 pm - 09:30 pm

Opening Ceremony 

Saturday

06:00 am - 08:00 am

Leisure time. Activities available including: self-guided meditation, ocean swim, mindfulness paddle, tea on the deck, hatha yoga, morning harlequin row, seabird walk. 

08:30 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Yoga with Fiji

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Leisure time. Activities available including: guided nature hike, Hollyhock massage, hot tub soak, SUP paddle, oyster beach BBQ. 

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Yoga with Fiji

06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Dinner

Sunday

06:00 am - 08:00 am

Leisure time. Activities available including: self-guided meditation, ocean swim, mindfulness paddle, tea on the deck, hatha yoga, morning harlequin row, seabird walk. 

08:30 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Yoga with Fiji

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Free time. Activities available including: guided nature hike, Hollyhock massage, hot tub soak, SUP paddle, oyster beach BBQ. 

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Yoga with Fiji

06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Dinner

Monday

06:00 am - 08:00 am

Leisure time. Activities available including: self guided meditation, ocean swim, mindfulness paddle, tea on the deck, hatha yoga, morning harlequin row, seabird walk.

08:30 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast

10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Yoga with Fiji

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Free time. Activities available including: guided nature hike, Hollyhock massage, hot tub soak, SUP paddle, oyster beach BBQ. 

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Yoga with Fiji

06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Dinner

Tuesday

06:00 am - 08:00 am

Leisure time. Activities available including: self guided meditation, ocean swim, mindfulness paddle, tea on the deck, hatha yoga, morning harlequin row, seabird walk. 

08:30 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast

10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Yoga with Fiji

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Lunch

02:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Free time. Activities available including: guided nature hike, Hollyhock massage, hot tub soak, SUP paddle, oyster beach BBQ. 

04:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Yoga with Fiji

06:30 pm - 07:30 pm

Dinner

Wednesday

07:00 am - 08:30 am

Closing practice with Fiji 

08:30 am - 10:00 am

Breakfast

Instructors

The Venue

Hollyhock beach

We needed a special venue for our Gift of Ground retreat, and we found it at Hollyhock Lifelong Learning Centre. Secreted away on Cortes Island at the mouth of British Columbia’s Desolation Sound, with buildings tucked beneath the spreading bows of old-growth cedars and access to a coastline populated by orcas and eagles, Hollyhock embodies the natural immersion that is this retreat’s central focus.

garden

The Centre’s commitment to environmentalism is evident in its green building practices, and all-organic, locally-sourced menu, and is leavened through relationships with the First Nations on whose lands the Centre is built. Combine all this with beautiful accommodations, a library, hiking, kayaking, and massage and bodywork services, and you have everything you need to leave your hectic city life behind. For nearly forty years, Hollyhock has provided a nurturing and supportive environment for holistic learning and growth. What better place to deepen your practice and reconnect with the natural world?

Food

food

Stunning buffet-style all-organic vegetarian meals are served up three times a day at Hollyhocks cozy Dining Room, and once a week the chefs pull together to produce a fresh-caught seafood feast accompanied by beach side BBQ oyster appetizers. Produce is sourced primarily from the Centre’s very own intensive organic garden, and chefs are happy to accommodate any specific health or dietary restrictions. And if you happen to find yourself a little peckish between meals, you can grab a bite from a 24-hour snack bar stocked with bread, condiments, fruit, coffee, and tea.

people getting food

For more information please see: https://hollyhock.ca/experience/

Accommodations

beautiful accomodations

Hollyhock offers a variety of accommodation options to suit most styles and budgets. Cosy up to a loved one in a Couple’s ocean side room, share a Twin room with a friend, get communal with a Dorm room. All built accommodation will feature tasteful decor, plenty of exposed wood, and natural light. For those looking to reconnect with the land, booking a Tent site is also a terrific option. Whatever you choose, your accommodation costs will include your food, amenities, and access to one of the most stunning natural environments on earth!

Beach House room

Directions

Hollyhock is located the just outside the community of Mason’s Landing on Cortes Island, British Columbia. Though remote, Hollyhock is accessible via seaplane, water taxi, car and ferry, and even bus and. Guest services are happy to provide shuttle services to and from ferry, seaplane, and water taxi terminals, and will also help you find a rideshare through their rideshare board. More information on these services is available on Hollyhock’s website here: https://hollyhock.ca/getting-here/

A detailed pamphlet on getting to and from the Centre is available for download here:
https://hollyhock.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/travel-page-2019-final.pdf

Costs

See link above.

Cancellations

See Hollyhock website.

$750 CAD + Accommodation/Meals
Start Date:
Friday, August 11, 2023
End Date:
Wednesday, August 16, 2023