Connect with peers and share heartfelt wisdom as we meet the needs of these times.

Stand for holistic education being a crucial part of the solution to the current crises.

Together, we emerge in a more compassionate and just world.

Webinars

Connect with your peers in other centers, both pioneering and new. Discuss online programming, leadership, culture, social change and more,  helping us all have a greater impact in the world. Read more

Gatherings

Access the 2021 Virtual Gathering and enjoy a unique opportunity to learn from peers sharing openly in the spirit of collaboration, as we co-create and innovate for greater collective impact. Read more

Community

Membership ignites creative opportunities to deepen the learning through interactive webinars and community calls on a range of relevant themes, knowing that together we are stronger. Read more

Reimagining The Future

The roadmap is emerging from this year of extreme change... HCN will continue to do what it does best: connect, collaborate and build community for our network— all the while sharing our light of holistic learning to make a better world.

Jenyng Wu, HCN’s new Board President

Virtual Gathering 2021

Join the network of wisdom and experience, sharing insights and innovations in an open and creative way. Connect through shared values and intentions, exploring soulful solutions in uncertain times.

Christine Lines, HCN’s Executive Director

Virtual Gathering 2021

In the Spirit of Collaboration

For over 35 years HCN has been dedicated to serving holistic education centers around the world. These centers focus on all aspects of conscious and sustainable living, with the intention to transform our direct experience through a deepening connection with ourselves, each other, nature and the spirit of life.


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Reflections from the Virtual Gathering 2021

For over 35 years the annual Gathering has taken place and in 2021 we met for the second time in the virtual space, focusing on the theme of Emerging Resilience. Nearly 250 registrants represented 50 different organisations and we celebrate online tech making it easier for center staff to engage in various sessions. We share some of the reflections and the powerful threads weaving through the conversations as we step into the next phase of being catalysts for change. The replays help us deepen into the wisdom and support inherent in the network. One of the recurring themes is clearly ‘we need each other more than ever’ and the more we lean into that the more possibilities open up.

Creating Spaces that Breathe

As we prepare for the Virtual Gathering on Monday, we continue to reflect on the role and contribution of our place based centers. We know ourselves, and from the many guests that traditionally visit, there is a ‘transformational field’ that supports inner growth in these environments. However, the way we’ve been able to plan our travel has changed profoundly and uncertainty over the future remains. Will people feel safe to travel again? Have their priorities changed? How can we best support wellbeing, spiritual growth and activism that can have the greatest impact in these times? Join us as we work together for the development of a more conscious and ecological world.

Linking the Virtual Gathering and Latin America

In our outreach to centers we’re grateful for our deepening connection with Nazare Uniluz in Brazil and Sacha Runa Shamanic Community in Bolivia. Friends from both communities will be joining us during the Virtual Gathering 3-6 May as together we expand our perspective and serve the personal and global transformation that the world calls forth. Join us in conversation with anthropologist Wade Davis as we explore the roles our centers play within the global north and south. Join us we collectively expand our awareness around social injustice and the ways we can educate around inner and outer action with mindfulness teacher Rhonda Magee and environmentalist Bill McKibben.

Earth Day Decolonized: 22 April Free Program

This Kripalu-Hollyhock colaboration​ on Earth Day Apr 22​ includes 2 x 2-hour sessions. You’re welcome to join either of the two sessions, or both. A free community tier maximizes access. ​Although this is a high-value program the team are keen to welcome as many people and voices into the ‘room’ as possible. ​The more people we have learning decolonizing practices for our spaces and organizations, the more effective we’ll be at addressing the climate crisis and social inequities ​- and we don’t want finances to be a barrier to that!​ Join renowned speakers Karen Mahon Carrington, Melina Laboucan-Massimo, and Nick Demeris in this Liberation Series.